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Old January 25, 2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Pawn shop misprice

Just got a used but all in box Springfield 1911 Loaded 4inch SS Champion 45
with original and Hogue grips, wilson combat mags original kydex mini holster

$500 inc tax

amazingly had been there a week and someone bought their full size GI at the same price !!!

was so excited got carried away and also bought 1976 Marlin 336 with worn stock finish but mint bluing. Guy happy for 2nd sale so ended up doing for $290 + tax inc an impeccable Japanese Simmons Presidential scope with leather fittings.

Just need to sell some of my extra 45 brass to pay for it now before the wife sees the CC bill- Gulp

will be careful crossing street probably used all my luck forthis year
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Old January 25, 2013, 10:01 AM   #2
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How could you not buy it at that price?? You would be sick if you passed it up.
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Old January 25, 2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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I used to find deals like that, but now I feel like I need to file a police report for assault after I leave a shop around here anymore.
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Old January 26, 2013, 06:04 AM   #4
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pawn shop i was in yesterday had some nice rifles and shotguns but nothing great . the handguns looked like they were junk . talk about well used and beat up and overpriced for condition.
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Old January 26, 2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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Congrats. Great deals like that make the world worth tolerating. Enjoy.
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Old January 26, 2013, 09:59 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot! Now I feel like I have to spend my Saturday going to pawn shops looking for bargains. I doubt I will be as lucky as you though. I suspect the poor sap that sold it to the pawn shop probably let it go for a pittance.
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Old January 26, 2013, 10:42 AM   #7
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Wish I could find an uniformed pawnbroker like that. With the advent of the internet and the availability of Gunbroker and other online firearm pricing information, virtually all pawnshops and gun stores know exactly how much a particular gun is going for on the market, and they price them accordingly. I haven't run across a deal at a pawnshop, gun store or gunshow (other than a private sale) in many years...
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:32 AM   #8
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If she gets ******, turn a profit on the Internet...while you still can
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Old January 27, 2013, 10:50 AM   #9
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Some pawn shops get things at ridiculous prices and price accordingly. I bought an unfired Henry GB in 22WMR for $200 at a pawn shop. Best deal I ever found.
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Old January 27, 2013, 10:54 AM   #10
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NICE! I just bought one and love it... I didn't get it for $500 unfortunately though.
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Old January 27, 2013, 03:54 PM   #11
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That was a find,,,,,,now where is the picture? Congrats
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Old January 27, 2013, 06:03 PM   #12
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If she gets ******, turn a profit on the Internet...while you still can
I don't believe that you can sell used wives on the Internet, but it's a lovely thought.
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Old January 27, 2013, 06:33 PM   #13
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hell its hard enough to just give them away lol
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Old January 27, 2013, 06:36 PM   #14
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That's a good deal! I paid $650.00 for just the pistol, and thought I got a good deal.
It is a sweet shooting 1911,enjoy!!
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Old January 27, 2013, 09:53 PM   #15
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The only real deal I've found at the local pawn shop was a Russian SKS in prefect condition. It didn't have the matching mag so the dealer had put another one in it. $175 bucks.

Good find on yours. Congrats.
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Old January 28, 2013, 02:44 AM   #16
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Sounds great and a real pleasure to find a good deal at a pawn shop.

Wish ours had guns in my immediate area. Have to go out to the burbs, so you are lucky you can prod around looking for deals on guns and not just tools and stereos.

And if the wives understood, there would be a lot less people on these boards! Mine won't talk for 2 seconds about any of this.
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Old January 28, 2013, 10:13 AM   #17
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I've also seen it go the other way as well. Saw a FEG pa63 going for $325 with one magazine! I told them they need to research that price as it was way too high. He seemed insulted for some reason!
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