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Posted: 1/15/2006 5:30:04 AM EDT
Hi, I'm considering purchasing a gun from Florida Gun Exchange. Has anyone dealt with them before? Where you happy with there service? Would you deal with them again?

http://floridagunexchange.com/home.html
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:49:05 AM EDT
Their prices seem high (the ones they were listing anyway!)
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:51:28 AM EDT
I bought a Beretta 96 FS from them last year at a local gun show. They had it marked at $580, but I talked them to $500 even, so you may be able to talk down the listed price. That's the only experience I have had with them, they do show up at just about every show we have here. I would buy from them again if I thought I was getting a decent deal.

Dave
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:18:13 PM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:33:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 3:33:28 PM EDT by terma-nator]
CDNN

Check these people out. You need to download their catalog, but they have a huge amount of handguns and long guns for sale. They also have great prices......
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:32:54 PM EDT
bought 3 from them,, and did some tradeing when they 1st opned,,not a bad place,, . They are one of the cheapest,,well lets say place with good deals on most stuff in the area for LGS( not pawn/gunshops)

they are fair ,,if you are buying, dont trade unless you have to. they nomrally dont low ball you to bad,, but they wont give top dollar either. 300 times better than bucks,, thats fer damn sure!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 2:56:44 PM EDT
cant speak for florida gun exchange, but stay away from bucks. a couple of years ago, my wife bought me a savage 20g double barrel from them. they bent her over.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:24:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By paranoidredneck:
cant speak for florida gun exchange, but stay away from bucks. a couple of years ago, my wife bought me a savage 20g double barrel from them. they bent her over.



yip,,, wanna go see the dust on their 148$ beat to hell and back hugarian M44 mosin lol

i called them up since they have an archey section (( supposedly),, and said i had a like new fred bear recurve( 450$ new bow) ... wanted to know if they would take as a trade or such,, their answer

""better luck in the newspaper"" and hung up on me.....

they done other lil things over the years to me,, but the bow deal and the way they treated me the last time in thier store ( smart remark about a shirt i had on with agun makers name on it,,,) i wont go back nor tell folks to go! Plus they are easily 100$ higher on EVERYTHING they sell
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 8:30:15 AM EDT
floridagunexchange.com

A + for Florida GunExchange !


Picked up many weapons including NFA items from them. (Colt M16A1, Suppressors, etc)


Great to deal with ! The guy who runs the place is named John and is fair, honest and easy to deal with.



Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:35:42 PM EDT
Thanks averyone!
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:44:07 PM EDT
One warning their store prices are QUITE different than their show prices. If you REALLY need it now it's better than some of the other smaller shops and no one can beat their selection as far as I have seen. In August I was up in the area taking visiting family to Daytona USA, got off I-95 a couple of exits south and came up US1 and stoped by the shop. Real friendly people but the prices seemed a bit high since I had been shopping for the gun for some time. Decided to think it over one more time and the WPB Gun show was coming up that weekend and they are always there.

Well at the show the gun was about $90 less! I bought it on the spot from the same guy that was behind the counter, I asked him frankly why the prices in the store were more expensive and he replied that they sell 10x more guns at the show and it's a cost of business at the store. I respect his honesty and that is the 3rd gun I have purchased from them, I will buy more. I don't really agree with the price variation even though I agree with the 10x more part. Heck if one day I can sell it for $300 or not at all and 3 days later I'll sell it for $300 no matter what why not make the sale and have the cash flow !? Dunno... but I will not hold it against them.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:45:31 PM EDT
One warning their store prices are QUITE different than their show prices. If you REALLY need it now it's better than some of the other smaller shops and no one can beat their selection as far as I have seen. In August I was up in the area taking visiting family to Daytona USA, got off I-95 a couple of exits south and came up US1 and stoped by the shop. Real friendly people but the prices seemed a bit high since I had been shopping for the gun for some time. Decided to think it over one more time and the WPB Gun show was coming up that weekend and they are always there.

Well at the show the gun was about $90 less! I bought it on the spot from the same guy that was behind the counter, I asked him frankly why the prices in the store were more expensive and he replied that they sell 10x more guns at the show and it's a cost of business at the store. I respect his honesty and that is the 3rd gun I have purchased from them, I will buy more. I don't really agree with the price variation even though I agree with the 10x more part. Heck if one day I can sell it for $300 or not at all and 3 days later I'll sell it for $300 no matter what why not make the sale and have the cash flow !? Dunno... but I will not hold it against them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:49:34 PM EDT
Nice store overall.

Watch our for their pricing. They play what I consider a dirty little game of "oh, you want to pay with a credit card? We'll just charge you an extra 3%".

I always thought the credit card companies didn't permit that kind of pricing penalty in their agreements with merchants. Of course that doesn't stop merchants from doing it any way.

In my book they are probably a better than average gun store but I don't like how they upcharge for using a Visa card.



Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:29:23 PM EDT

Call VISA and report them. They will stop the upcharge scam.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:16:57 AM EDT
I can report only excellent experiences with Florida Gun Exchange. Their advertised prices beat other dealers in the area by at least $100 in my purchases. John special ordered me a gun, at an excellent discount and I have found his bulk ammo prices competitive. Stay away from Bucks. I don't understand the attitude there, but it is strange. No lubricant while they bend you over the counter and *very* opinionated. I learned my lesson (at a price) and drive the extra distance to Florida Gun Exchange. They have been helpful at times even when just looking...Don't know about the show pricing differences...that doesn't sound like them.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:39:45 AM EDT
yeah they have lower show prices but the shows ive seenthem at in local area( orlando,, deland ect) they tend to be just atad cheaper. theres only 2 places in daytona that id go to. Tomoka gun and pawn and FLA gun exchange. The other places have attitudes or try to rape you.
Bucks does what they do cuase they have the LEO following and the location and time there.
noctice when theres a gun right up in the paper( recent 15 yr old shootin) they always go to bucks.
The last one was funny, buckwald tells of how some kid walks in with an airsoft , he didnt knowit was. kid lifts it outta his pants or such to place on counter and ole buck tells how he was about to shoot the kid, ive seen others do this also if shady lookin person wlaks in,, already hand on the hip ready to drawn down!
Personally like said above a by others and me stay away from bucks,,for some reasoni think the guy likes bending other dudes over without lube
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:22:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 5:24:46 AM EDT by wilki]
I bought a Glock from Florida Gun Exchange at West Palm in December and last week a Sig at the store. I used Visa both times and no extra fees except $5 for the state background check. Great people to do business with. Quite the contrast from Bucks.
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