Talking to the dealer

This is a discussion on Talking to the dealer within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Later this week I'll be buying a new gun. I'm looking at a Sig P229 in .40 S&W at a local gun shop. It has ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24

Thread: Talking to the dealer

  1. #1
    New Member Array jinksto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2

    Talking to the dealer

    Later this week I'll be buying a new gun. I'm looking at a Sig P229 in .40 S&W at a local gun shop. It has night sights and a 14 round clip along with a couple of other "extras". The dealer wants $940 for it out the door.

    I'm pretty new to buying new from a dealer so my question is this. How much room do most dealers carry for negotiation? Will haggling with him get me a lower price or should I not even bother and just pay what's on the sticker? Based on shopping around the area I think $940 for that gun new is an OK price. It's not great but it's not a total rip off either.

    Any thoughts? Are there other questions that I should ask?

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array Rangemaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    126
    The 229 is an excellent gun. I'm assuming you are getting one of the newer ones with the fiber front sight, which is nice. When I worked at a gun store when someone would haggle we could only really move +-20 bucks since margins on guns are really not that good (at least on my store) so any lower than that we would be losing money. So, yeah, go ahead and haggle, but don't expect much.
    Kimber Pro Carry II
    SIG Sauer P229, 238, Mosquito
    Beretta 92FS
    Custom STI 1911
    Glock 17 Gen 3
    NRA LIFE MEMBER

  4. #3
    Distinguished Member Array Rugergirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,954
    It never hurts to ask.
    The first time at one local gun shop, we purchased twin Kimber Pro Crimson Carry IIs. I asked if they could work on the price since we were buying two at one time. I was surprised $50.00 off of each one and an extra 6 months of range membership at no charge.
    I'm sure it depends on each shop and the volume they move and what their markup is on a particular model.
    YMMV
    Disclaimer: The posts made by this member are only the members opinion, not a reflection on anyone else, nor the group, and should not be cause for anyone to get their undergarments wedged in an uncomfortable position.

  5. #4
    Member Array Munch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    217
    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    It never hurts to ask.
    The first time at one local gun shop, we purchased twin Kimber Pro Crimson Carry IIs. I asked if they could work on the price since we were buying two at one time. I was surprised $50.00 off of each one and an extra 6 months of range membership at no charge.
    I'm sure it depends on each shop and the volume they move and what their markup is on a particular model.
    YMMV
    Double Action in Madison Hts?
    “Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” Jeff Cooper

    http://carniakcustom.com/

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array Rugergirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,954
    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    Double Action in Madison Hts?
    Disclaimer: The posts made by this member are only the members opinion, not a reflection on anyone else, nor the group, and should not be cause for anyone to get their undergarments wedged in an uncomfortable position.

  7. #6
    Member Array Plumberguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Independence Mo.
    Posts
    57
    Always try. The worst they can say is no
    Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of ones youth, blessed is he who has a quiver full of them.They will not be ashamed, they will speak with thier enemies at the gate.

    Psalm 127:4-5

  8. #7
    Distinguished Member Array Arko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Somewhere near Nashville
    Posts
    1,271
    Welcome!
    Sigs are great. As for markup, it depends. I have a friend in the business, and I was surprised to find how tight their margins are. Ask nicely and it can't hurt though!
    "Don't Tread on Me"

  9. #8
    Ex Member Array Mike9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    66
    My opinion of European Handguns is very high. The are the finest gun designers and makers hands down in my mind. I come to this conclusion as a working gunsmith for over 30 years. MIM parts have really degraded gun quality and the Europeans seem to be resisting compromising their quality and workmanship with them and this is the reason for the higher prices. It has been said that you get what you pay for!

    Ref MIM:

    Metal injection molding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  10. #9
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,691
    If you suport a particular gun shop for all your firearms equipment and needs, you won't have to ask, they'll give you a better price.
    My gun shop now automatically 'serves' me very well.
    I have paid many of their electric bills...
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  11. #10
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    19,781
    Sounds a little high to me, maybe about 100 to high. However, I haven't shopped new Sigs for some time.
    Dealer margins are generally 10-20%, most of the better dealers are right around 12%. They don't make their money in guns, the profit is in the other junk that goes with them.
    Mike9mm is right though, the euro guns have stayed rather steady in their quality, and their price reflects that.
    "Just blame Sixto"

  12. #11
    Senior Member Array itschuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    728
    Thats not a bad price for a new 229, buds has one listed for right around that price, they also have a used 229 for 635.

    used Sig Sauer P229 2 TONE Night Sights for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $639.00
    Current collection: Too many according to the wife...

  13. #12
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    21,411
    You might be able to get them to come down a little, especially if your buying a complete set-up ie. gun, holster, ammo. They can juggle profit from one location to another. When I had my archery shop, bows was not where I made my money, it was on things like sights, quivers, arrows and other miscellaneous items.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

  14. #13
    Member Array Josser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Winter Garden, Fl
    Posts
    35
    When I bougt my Kimber I went online
    and found the best price I could find.My
    gun shop matched it and gave me 30 days
    to try the gun out will full store credit if
    for any reason I did not like it. He knew I
    would like it. It saved me over 150 dollars
    and he already had it marked down some.
    You might the online price match with your shop.
    Sportingarms.com has good prices. Jerry

  15. #14
    VIP Member Array JimmyC4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Minnesnowta
    Posts
    2,034
    After my local dealer never being very helpful, I've bought my last 6 handguns here:

    Guns for Sale

  16. #15
    Distinguished Member Array REVMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    1,915
    It won't hurt to try.
    By the way.....WELCOME!
    Always put Jesus first in your life.
    NRA (Lifetime Member)
    U.S. Navy Vet.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Talking with lawyer beforehand
    By Gimpee in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: April 8th, 2010, 06:26 PM
  2. My fiancee and I were talking the other day...
    By gdm320 in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: October 31st, 2009, 09:31 AM
  3. You Never Know Who You're Talking To....
    By ccroom in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: October 26th, 2009, 11:50 PM
  4. talking ccw
    By elshadow001 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: July 30th, 2007, 08:48 AM
  5. Talking Dog
    By Bravo3 in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 16th, 2004, 03:05 PM

Search tags for this page

dealer margins on holsters
,
haggle price for new kahr .40
,
haggle price for used p229 .40
,

haggle price p229

,
how much markup on new sig p229
,
how much markup on sig sauer
,
how much markup on sigs
,
sig p229 gun store negotiation
,
sig sauer dealer margin
,
sig sauer p229 budsgunshop
,
talking to a dealer on facebook
,
talking to dealer on facebook
,
volume sig sauer dealers in west
,
what is better gun sig sauer p229 or kimber pro carry ii
Click on a term to search for related topics.