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Time wasters!

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by engraver, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    Got a shotgun for sale at the moment its not cheap but worth every penny of what im asking.

    Had a bloke ring last night the first ten minutes of the call he spent telling me what I had owned was crap and then he went on to tell me his gamba he already owns has shot 150, 000 cartridges trouble free.

    I thought he must be rich to have spent about £150k on shells I thought ummm right o old boy rubbed my chin a few times.

    He then went on to tell me miroku designed browing, I tried to tell him he had got it the wtong way round but got nowhere.

    Then I got cut off so I phoned him back and said it must be a bad line, anyway I was on the phone 56mins by this time past ten pm.

    He then offered a px on a gun he owned he had just told me was given to him by a farmer, he wanted to px it against my cased £4500 browning mint, and he priced his gun about £2000 worth when he told me it had been siezed in a barn for 20yrs.

    At the end of the call he said he would think about it!

    Jeez I should have hung up on him straight away when he was trying to tell me how crap ceasar guerinis were because I said I had owned one of the first in the uk.

    I informed him I know what makes a good shotgun and it was probably the best finished shotgun I had owned for the money, he then told me they were available 20yrs ago despite me knowing full well the factory is very recent about 7yrs old when I got mine.

    Regardless of what facts you have on good grounds why do people decide to phone about guns they have no intention of buying and try to educate you with babble.

    At the end of the day when they are bored they must go down the classified ads just phoning random adds to p*ss people off because in fact they are simply p*ssed off they cant afford them, and if they could they wouldn't know what they were buying anyway!
     
  2. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Got to love old people!

    They used to be a rare breed, but not any more. Far to many with far to much time.

    Andrew
     
  3. tinmanofkent

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    I hope it won't annoy you Elliot but he will probably be telling everyone he meets for the next fortnight about the idiot he had on the phone and how he had to put you right on so much you knew wrong!

    You should have told him on the phone that he had driven you to suicide, then fired your gun in the air, dropped the phone on the floor and quietly listened to the receiver. My money says he would just have carried on talking.
     
  4. lone wolf

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    Im sorry mate i never ment it to come across like that was just lonely and had no one to talk to

    What a lizard!

    Gaz
     
  5. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    He was trying to tell me about the gun I was selling! I tried to tell him there was a waiting list he said there isnt, I said "was a waiting list"as browning initially planned to do 100 pieces per year I have it here in black un white, he said rubbish! So I explianed its because browning stock these particular guns and keep them in storage for a year to let the wood settle, they are then the few manufacturers that gurantee their wood along with the machanicals, he then told me that wasnt ....on this model it is...no it isnt.....oh well phone browning then...agggggrrr!

    I nearly said do you want to come hear and swap places with me? Then you can sell it to me.

    From what he was talking like I don't think he had ever owned a shotgun he had paid more than a few hundred quid for, so why start phoning about 4.5k guns I have no idea.

    I think every shotgun ive ever owned has been new and over or at least around the 2 grand mark, after handling some of the best over and under shotgun in the world costing 100k upwards i have high standards and I think im pretty qualified to say whats good and whats not, but it still dont stop some cabbages trying to tell you something they have never owned is crap...with no education on the matter whatsoever.

    At the end of the day.........it gets dark........then they pick up the phones..
     
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    Why did you phone him back?! :)
     
  7. That hurts

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    As above ... you must have the patience of a saint
     
  8. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I totally get it.

    I've sold a couple of guns lately and some of the calls I got were just a waste of time, but you don't want to offend a potential buyer:eek:

    I come off the phone sometimes wondering - "just why did he call?" - An African gent from Kent was asking me all sorts of crap, telling me he was definitely having it, and then asked me how much the train fair was to Wigan? - How the hell should I know, I've never got a train from Kent to Wigan, it's not like it's the normal thing I do!

    The world is full of wannabes and tyre kickers, but you don't know who has the readies and who is just wasting your time.

    On the shotgun subject, I respect your view after having read several of you posts over the past year or so. I've had a couple of cheapish ones, nice for what I could afford, but I'm not even close to having a clue what I'm talking about after basic bar chat! ;)

    James
     
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    I've had the same thing when my house was up for sale, people coming to have a look at what they could never afford but just being nosey ....totally wasting my time!
     
  10. whitevanman574

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    things could have been worse...he could of started heavy breathing :D
     
  11. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Go for the double bluff - when they bore you - you start the heavy breathing on them! :p

    James
     
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    I feel your pain! working in a shop approx 25% of the people i deal with are either just looking or have no idea ( or the wrong idea! ) what they are talking about.
     
  13. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    I honestly have no idea why I phoned him back, he was telling a story and I got cut off so I didn't want him to think I had hung up on him, as I really didn't know how the call was going to end up I thought maybe he may be a serious buyer, you never know.

    But I got my calculations wrong with the price of shells, if his gun had really shot 150k shells that equates to around him spending £27 grand on cartridges lol

    Unless his surname was Digweed I think not! :D
     
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    I guess you still have it then.:rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe it was a part of the bored old codgers plan? Hes decided to ring some one at random from a gun ad to babble on and pass some time spouting his crap but not only is he after wasting your time! He's then decided to hang up in the middle of a story so you feel guilty and ring him back so that he can not only waste your time! But also waste your credit... Damn that old codgers a a pro troll!
     
  16. engraver

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    Probably mate.

    He definitely got the last laugh, I was only thinking about it today and remembered he even admitted to this gun he had having a pit in one of the bores lol,

    So he paid nothing for it, its got rust in the bore, he said a dealer offered him £800 for it and he wants to part ex it for my £4500 boxed gun that is mint and fired very little.

    :rolleyes: Doh!
     

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