Have you ever knowingly paid too much for a gun but just had to have it?

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    Have you ever knowingly paid too much for a gun but just had to have it?

    I have my eye on a new carry and I know the price is higher than is should be. It is probably about 15-20% above where I would not question, but it is drawing me in. It is a quality piece in perfect condition so the pressure is wearing me down. Has anyone else felt they knowingly paid too much but found exactly what they wanted and it was right there in front of you....waiting to go home with you?? I sold enough stuff on Ebay recently to cover half so it is nearly a done deal.
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    My Shield - yes. Unusual situation and I got tired of waiting. That was the only time for a "New" gun.

    I've paid too much for some guns no longer in production. Well, I guess I didn't pay too much, because I was willing to pay it.

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    What is too much one day, is a bargain the next. Im thinking of the people who bought pythons back in the day at retail price.

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    Yes I have in the past and may do so again in the future. My most recent overpay was for an AR15 in the middle of the buying frenzy. I knew better but I wanted another and was concerned what the future might hold. I wound up paying $150 more than what the same rifle is going for now, so it was not too bad and certainly could have been worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    What is too much one day, is a bargain the next. Im thinking of the people who bought pythons back in the day at retail price.
    Very good way to look at things!

    Edited to add: In the long run I probably break even over the long haul. People were paying over $500 for Shield's and I gave $349 for mine, so I figure it all comes out in the wash eventually.
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    While watching the price go higher and yet higher on the auction for my model 60 I was feeling a bit ill and ready to quit, but Gramps stood there by my side and kept saying, "You want it, don't you?????" so I kept bidding. About fell on the floor when suddenly the screen flashed "You won the auction".................So then I had to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    My Shield - yes. Unusual situation and I got tired of waiting. That was the only time for a "New" gun.

    I've paid too much for some guns no longer in production. Well, I guess I didn't pay too much, because I was willing to pay it.

    What the hell, I say. When you die, you can't take it with you.
    You got that right! For most people, it'll burn up halfway down.....:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hfjeff View Post
    Have you ever knowingly paid too much for a gun but just had to have it?
    No. I don't think I ever have. I'd like to think I have too much patience for that. I'm almost prepared to wait 'til doomsday to find the one I want. I could be a bit more of a cheapskate, sure, but I'll spend time looking and wait for the "right" deal to pop up. Doesn't bother me.
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    No never, work to hard for my $
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    Well crap yeah. Cars, motorcycles, boats, clothes, food, ammo, women, etc too. Buy the damn thing and be happy. Just remember, obama cares and, so do I.

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    I say that it all balances out...you win some and you lose some, and I've won a lot more than I have lost on...
    I'm not wealthy, but when I am really sold on a 'product', I search a lot and grab what seems like a good price. Most times it is, some times it is not...I don't worry about it too much.

    Once you've made the purchase, be happy with it (like bamashooter above) and don't beat yourself up if you find out later that you could have done better...it's over.
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    all the folks that bought AR's in the craziness after Sandy Hook. I saw some going for $2,000 that are now priced back down to $900. Price means little if you believe you may never get the chance to own one or a particular type of gun that is very hard to get. I paid $200 for this Gen 2 Glock 17 police trade in in 1997 and thought I was getting ripped off, but it was during the time of the Assault Weapons Ban and came with two 17 round pre-ban mags, and was not sure when I'd see another one. Mags alone were going for $75 bucks, so I figured I got the gun for $50 bucks. Turned out to be a pretty sweet deal. It's lying on the computer table now as I type this.

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    Absolutely!

    When I buy guns, it is based on what I want.

    The trick is selling it like a stock... oh well.
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    Yes. And still do not regret it. Because I own and carry it.

    Not saying that I don't look for a good deal now and then, but when you KNOW you NEED it, well, thank god the wife has a really cool sense of humor, and, after all, I have my own allowance money.
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    Now would I go out and buy a very expensive New Desert Eagle, no, I'd wait for the 'good deal'! By the way.......anyone got one in the .50 range..........?????? Just kidding.
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