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Posted: 3/7/2002 2:19:06 PM EDT
Let me begin by saying simply that I hate selling guns through the paper. Last week as I placed my advertisement in the paper my wife reminded me of that "core conviction." But I didn't listen to her, and now this week I'm in the midst of trader's hell. I use my cell phone number, so I can simply turn off the phone for the night. That way you avoid the guys who read the paper in the break room during the graveyard shift and decide that they have to call you right away to discuss the terms of sale. This week I've been dealing with those oh so sophistocated rednecks who assure me that they can get a new Browning Gold at Walmart for $300. WTF? Why do they want to waste my time? If they're not willing to pay a fair price why jerk me around? One guy even offered to trade me a horse for the shotgun. Yeah, I'll friggin' keep it in the spare bedroom! [pissed] I'm now going to turn off the cell phone and take the shotgun to my dealer for the consignment rack.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 2:36:48 PM EDT
How about a set of used tires and some cash??????[:D]
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 2:37:21 PM EDT
Smart move, now throw away the cell phone.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 5:46:04 PM EDT
you need any goat's..........how about used cinderblocks..........?
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 6:21:53 PM EDT
varmitgun iwill take your goats and your cinderblocks, if you throw in some dog chain
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 6:25:53 PM EDT
You've got it! That's how my day has been. Not even in WV did I experience this much BS and run-around when it came to selling guns.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 6:42:10 PM EDT
This is EXACTLY why I've never sold a gun through the classifieds in the local paper. To tell a related tale, a friend of mine is trying to rent out a house he owns in the middle of nowhere. He advertised it as a "country house". Well, one guy asked if he could "get there in his Mustang?". Another couple asked if they could "bring their cows?" And last was the guy who brought his family out in the middle of a show storm to look at the place. Mind you the place sits down many miles of gravel, and sits atop a VERY steep windy hill that you can ONLY get up with four wheel drive. Trust me, I know because I used to live there. Needless to say he almost killed him and his family in his two wheel drive truck. Either way, hope you learned your lesson. Deal with the public as little as possible.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 9:47:14 PM EDT
Why don't you post it here in the For Sale forums!! You'll have a Hell of alot more people looking at it here than in a gunstore. ColtShorty GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
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