$700 does seem high, but guns tend to cost more in some areas than others too. I payed about $650 for mine when all was said and done, and got as good a deal as was available locally.
For me, ordering online, waiting, and driving an hour both ways to a shop with cheap transfer fees seemed like it would be more than $100 worth of hassle. Just because *someone* got it for a crazy deal doesn't mean you'd get the same deal even when the market's normal.
Ask around locally - see what else you can get for the money, and then decide what works for you.
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