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Posted: 6/9/2002 5:12:54 AM EST
Last night my brother sold me his Walther P-22 for $125.  It only has 100 rounds through it and its in perfect shape.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 5:17:36 AM EST
Family sales aren't applicable to "great deal" threads.  

But I will tell you about my great deals in getting a Sako Manlicher style 7mm Rem Mag and a Weatherby Mark V in 257 Weath Mag for $600 (for both)!  
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 5:27:52 AM EST
Could be classified as a 'relative' shafting........but that's still a good deal !

Link Posted: 6/9/2002 5:29:56 AM EST
I've got one for you...

I once traded a Whopper Combo Meal from Burger King and a 12-pack of Pepsi(about $6.75 total) for a genuine Bianchi M-12 Holster. Happened at Ft. Riley, KS. The guy was real hungry & had no cash, but he had an extra M-12 Holster. He was on guard duty at a motorpool and couldn't go anywhere. So I "hooked him up".

My SIG P-226 fits it just right...I've still got it.

Was that a good deal?

Link Posted: 6/9/2002 5:38:17 AM EST
For the cost of a blood test and license I got a great wife. That’s about the best deal I’ve made in 26 years.

Link Posted: 6/9/2002 5:54:12 AM EST
I got the same deal on a wife, but I am still paying. Oh, the horror.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 6:51:12 AM EST
I got a 1911 in 1968, for a $15.00 used tape recorder because the owner had just shot himself in the calf while trying quick draw from his arse pocket...
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 4:55:08 PM EST

I got a 1911 in 1968, for a $15.00 used tape recorder because the owner had just shot himself in the calf while trying quick draw from his arse pocket...

I'm inbetween the Whopper and the calf shoot for the winner on this one, how about you guys?
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 5:05:53 PM EST
allright I got one for you ...last week a guy comes in at work and ask what you give me for my 2 franken ar's (oly lowers,carbines 1 black,1 green)and my NIB colt 1991 a1 45acp....
while I done the math...cowoker say's 1200.00 dude says ......sold.....bring your cash tomorrow.......[>Q]
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 6:13:31 PM EST
If you can't take advantage of family who can you take advantage of?
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 6:26:28 PM EST
OK, OK...here's the best "deal" that I ever got...kinda long, but good!

This also happened at Ft. Riley, KS.

I was on a detail cleaning-up & moving our Supply Room from one building to another. I came across a MRE box that had been opened. I picked it up & shook it to see how full it was. I immediately knew it wasn't MRE's. I opened the box & found 8 Sony ICF Pro-80 Shortwave Radios. Complete coverage from 150khz(below AM) to 108mhz(top of the commercial FM scale). There were also 5 Frequency Converters, which can be used to expand the frequency range the radio can receive(115.150mhz to 223.00mhz- aviation & public service bands).

"Hey Sarge, I found these radios. Where do you want them?" I said to the Supply Sergeant.

"I've been looking for those." he replied. Crap, I thought. "They don't work, I've been meaning to throw 'em out." he continued.

"Can I 'throw 'em out' into the back of my truck?" I asked.

"I don't give a damn where you put them, so long as they're out of my supply room!" he replied.


I put them into my truck and took them home that night. After looking them over, all I had to do was spend about 10 minutes on each one cleaning the battery terminals with a pencil eraser and got 7 of the 8 to work. The 8th one was very corroded inside and I decided to use it for spare parts if I needed any.

I found out that there was a Sony warranty service station a couple of hours away in Overland Park, KS. So I took one of the radios and went there to get an instruction manual and find out what else I could about these radios.

I got there and told the guy behind the counter about how I came across the radios. He took the one I had and looked at the data plate on the bottom of it. He entered the model number in his computer. This is what he told me:

"This is the ICF Pro-80 Receiver. It came out in 1987 and retailed for $540. What probably happened is that Sony came out with these radios and they didn't sell too well because they were so expensive. So Sony has a warehouse full of them that they can't move. Well, Desert Shield/Storm kicked off and everybody wanted to do something for the troops. Sony donated a bunch of these radios to the troops. Sony came out on top 3 ways. 1st, Sony gets a lot of good publicity with the public, especially the guys who get the radios. 2nd, they free up a bunch of warehouse space. 3rd, and most important to Sony, they get a FAT tax write-off."

Needless to say, I felt pretty smug about basically getting about $4300 of radio equipment for free.

Now, can anybody top THAT for a "great deal"?
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 8:04:28 PM EST
The best deal I ever got is when my good for nothing biological father popped his head into my life for 3 months and gave me a late 70's Model 94 Min. in 30-30.

But I'd have to say I broke even, I had a hell of time sorting out the bogus stories from the truth.

Link Posted: 6/9/2002 9:55:19 PM EST
A buddy of mine had a 20-ft camper GIVEN to him.......just because some guy died in the thing don't mean it's no good.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 10:04:49 PM EST
I got some nachos for 99cents, not only a deal, but a TASTY deal.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 4:40:47 AM EST
My best gun deal would have to be the Mitchell Arms Yugoslavian AK that I paid $300 for.

Best family deal would be the 2000 Grand Am with 14500 miles on it that my dad gave me.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:23:52 AM EST
I ain't NEVER had NUTHIN' given to me.

Worked for EVERYTHING I got. I gots LOTS of stuff, but NEVER at a bargain price.

Woe is me. WAAAAAHHHH.

Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:25:45 AM EST
I've been blessed with a number of good deals.

In 1973 I was given a 1963 Chevy Bel-aire that was owned by the grandmother of a friend of mine. It had a straight 6 and was my first car. Drove it most of the way through college until I wrecked it. Then the same guy's roomate at college gave me a 68 Mustang that he had backed into a pole with. He was going home (to another state) and couldn't drive it. The trunk was V'd in to the back window. I bought a trunk lid and gas tank from a junk yard and fixed it. Drove it the rest of my college years.

In 1983, I bought a couple Mossberg shotguns (a 410 & 12 ga.) from a police auction for $100. A year later I traded both for a HK91 that was made in 1980. In 1998 I sold the HK91 for $2400.00. Pretty good return on investment.

About a week ago, I bought a 2 year old 14.5HP lawn tractor/mower with a trailer and de-thatcher for $125.00 from a doctor who was moving.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:26:32 AM EST
I ain't NEVER had NUTHIN' given to me.

Worked for EVERYTHING I got. I gots LOTS of stuff, but NEVER at a bargain price.

Woe is me. WAAAAAHHHH.

Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:32:20 AM EST
Bought a NIB Belgian Sweet Sixteen 3 years ago for $575.

Bought a "postban" lower at a good price at a pawn shop 5 years ago. Can you say "preban"?  I know you could...

I married 9 years ago next month.  That more than makes up for the good deals... LMAO
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:32:35 AM EST
My boss sold me an unfired preban colt HBAR for $600, which I then sold for $1300 to pay for my divorce lawyer
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 6:09:53 AM EST
I still think I got the best deal in the world, a bakers dozen of calico mags for $45 at an auction. They had no clue what they had.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 7:57:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 9:00:10 AM EST
Best deal I ever got.

1970 17ft Glastron trihull w/a Mercury 110 outboard-$750.  After about $250 in cleanup and repair I sold it for $3500 which I used as a down payment on a brand new 19ft Four Winns.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 11:30:22 AM EST
Best deal....

I picked up a Slush Puppy machine from behind the high school one day.  It was being tossed out since it no longer worked.  

A buddy with me convinced me to haul it off for target practice.  Since I hauled it home, I decided to just see what was wrong with it and if there might be any parts, motors, wires etc that I could salvage.

A loose wire later and I was the proud owner of a 10 gallon Margarita-Pina Colada-Rum and Coke-slushy machine.


$3000.00 drink machine...   I call that a good deal.  (FWIW the buddy that convinced me to take it home drinks for FREE at my place!)

Link Posted: 6/10/2002 11:39:51 AM EST
January 2001: Bushie early s/n preban carbine and a colt magazine for $600.
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