gun store owner

This is a discussion on gun store owner within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; i've read about various gun store owners being cantankerous, gruff, standoffish, and downright rude. here's a new one. one of my local shops( www.guns4u.net ) ...

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    Thumbs down gun store owner

    i've read about various gun store owners being cantankerous, gruff, standoffish, and downright rude. here's a new one.
    one of my local shops(www.guns4u.net) now has a new set of rules, effective 7-30-06.
    if you haven't bought a certain number of guns, have a discount card already, or are there with a "member" it will cost you $50.00 per 1/2 hour to look at or talk guns.
    of course $50.00 of that is refundable if you buy a gun within 5 days. what a crock of ....
    needless to say he just lost 4 customers. me, the wife, my neighbor, and his son.
    i keep hearing margins on new guns are low, but i hope no other dealers jump on this bandwagon. and people wonder why the gun crowd is generally looked down on by most, not all, people. how many other businesses charge just to browse? none i know of. rant off

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    Wow! Business must be really REALLY good at his store..

    Guess I'd be shopping somewhere else, too
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    Sounds like someone needs to take a marketing class or find a new attitude on life. Treating people well is something that should come naturally but i guess, "should" doesnt really apply in this day and age.
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    Yep i wouldn't Bother ... my gun shop always gives me free range time everytime i buy a gun 4 months a pop well im almost set for this year

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    My local merchant of death gets my business because he believes in what he does and enjoys it.

    If you don't like dealing with guns and people all day, do something else. I doubt anyone has ever become rich owning or working in the gun vending business. It's one of those things I can only imagine someone doing because they enjoyed it.

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    the other stores in the area seem to appreciate the fact that i come in their stores. i do compare prices but i'm not going to walk out because i can get whatever i'm looking for $10.00 cheaper someplace else.
    one of the higher priced places greets me or the wife on a first name basis and gave us some glock stocking dealer shirts (i know it's blasphemous, easy bruce) when we walked in one day just to look around.
    maybe the market forces (sudden drop in sales) will make this guy change his mind. its too late to get me back in there. i'm going where i'm appreciated.

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    $50.00 per 1/2 hour to look at or talk guns.
    Refundable or not - sheesh!

    Imagine other stores applying such idiocy - they might as well file chapter 11 straight away

    Part of business is customer relations - including ''win some - lose some'' - oh well - hope this will prove to them a resounding ''lose some'' - unless I am interpretting wrong!
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    Maybe he's gonna "charge" everyone but not collect, therefore calling it a "loss" on his tax return.

    Stanger things have happened...

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    That shop will be out of business soon.
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    Angry I Can't Think Of A Better Way

    to get a guy like me to shop some place else.
    I would never walk back in that front door again.

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    How is he going to collect , when ya just walk out.

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    How is he going to collect , when ya just walk out.
    ''Pay me $50, buy this gun - or I shoot'' LOL
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    what a joke still now if my Dealer offer a card for 150 bucks for a year and gave me 150 off ever gun i would go for it but other wise um no

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    You come to see me, or call me, and I'LL TALK GUNS or anything else for free.......Ask Chris........I CALLED HIM!! after he called me LOL........<whispering> I'm still awaiting a nice rifle for you ...........found one tho.........K98 Mazi proofed..8mm
    The store has NO problem with us spending time with our Customers......It's called Old time Customer service
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    I used to have a beautiful K98 Bob - but couldn't get it over here when I moved.

    No - I am sticking to that Parker Hale sighted target MkIV - but think it may be a long time before one comes along.

    Good to have you on the case tho bud
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