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Or, is it just me?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Scope.22, May 1, 2014.

  1. Scope.22

    Scope.22 Engaging Member

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    Seeing someone else with a 'is it just me' thread, I wanted to ask my own. Because, when I was buying my gun new, from a gun shop, I rejected one as it had quite a dent and scrape on the barrel, then I rejected another for having marks and scratches on the stock. I couldn't quite work out if the gun shop thought I were mad or not, but this does seem to happen to me, that if I buy something brand new, I want it to be in a condition that is in keeping with the meaning of brand new, without being made to feel as though I'm pedantic and a fussy b****r. Is it just me?
     
  2. talent

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    any marks whatsoever I'll ask for money off , or another gun . if not I'll go elsewhere ... simple's . from now on I'll ask them to chrono it too after the last one .
     
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    If buying new, then thats what you want without scuffs or marks anywhere. I would do the same, reject it.

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  4. Tripleteer

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    You would not buy a new car with dents or scratches so why should you buy a gun with them, go to a reputable RFD.
     
  5. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I'm the same, although you have to temper your expectations with realism. QC appears to be on the slide across the board, no matter what you buy or where you buy it from.

    I wouldn't lay the blame entirely (or indeed at all) at the RFD's feet; pretty much every new rifle I've handled could be criticised to some extent for imperfections in finish etc. As sad as it is I've given up on complaining to an extent since it only tends to p**s off the retailer and supplier, and unless the problem's fairly significant the replacement you receive may be no better than the one you refused in the first place, and sometimes worse.. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Ichabod Armacost

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    Sorry, I have to disagree with you, if you are buying a rifle, or a television, or whatever, you should only be offered goods that are fault free and unblemished. As for p*****g off retailers or suppliers, then I would say it is up to them to make sure that they offer goods that are fault free and unblemished. If they don't, then let 'em be p****d off, and walk away. They will soon get the message if their prospective customers vote with their feet and shop elsewhere.
     
  7. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    Every gun sold by an RFD should be chrono'd before it leaves the shop, otherwise they're in danger of having supplied a section 1 firearm to a non FAC holder and that would not only be the end of the business but likely some porridge time for the shop owner.
     
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    Have to agree with Ichabod,goods being sold as new should be blemish and certainly fault free.Minor surface blemishes may be acceptable if they're not in a prominent place.Any goods that have major scratches,blemishes or dents should be sold as shop soiled or seconds and this should be reflected in the selling price.I wouldn't consider buying anything with scratches or blemishes unless the price reflected that and probably only then if I thought I could rectify it.If a retailer is unhappy with that,tough!
     
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    that about sums it up you pay for new so it's not unreasonable to expect 'as new' condition
     
  10. cloverleaf

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    I agree with you both in principal, but the key word here is should. End of the day if the manufacturers don't have the QC procedures in place to ensure that the rifles arrive at the RFD in perfect condition, you stand very little chance of getting an untouched product no matter how much you complain.. of course everything is relative; one man's "unacceptable" defect might not even be noticed by another.
     
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    i agree with you, if its dented or scratched id ask for a new one, assuming the offered damaged one was second hand.
     

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