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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
First time for everything
I have probably bought sold or traded close to 500 guns in my life. I just had something happen for the very first time I want to share. I found a collectable antique shotgun on the web. Emailed the seller, exchanged pics and made a deal. The deal was good, under current value, but he agreed. When we met he told me he had something to tell me. I thought for sure his price was going up. He then totally floored me with what he said next. The gun was his grandfathers, he knew what it was worth today, and he knew what his GP had paid for it back in the day. He went on to say that he knew it was going somewhere "right" with me, and he felt good about it. He lowered his price by more than half! He said he wasn't looking for a big payday, just wanted someone to use the gun because he does not hunt. I countered with " Are you sure?", because that was only fair in my mind. Yes, I'm sure, take it for the lower price. Its in my gunroom tonight, I can't really explain it, but it does feel right.
( And yes, when I got home I ran a box of shells through it, functions perfectly !)
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)