Are you saying that because nobody can be trusted, that people deserve to be ripped off, if they trust? People seem to take this attitude to lend legitimacy to what they do. If someone rips you off, that doesn't give you the right to rip the next guy off either. "caveat emptor" is not a right.Your premise is flawed when you use the word "community" to describe firearms sellers.. there's no sense, or any obligation, of "community" when it comes to making a buck or two... it is capitalism in action, "caveat emptor", and nothing else. Just like buying a used car on any corner lot in any town in America, proper buyer research and tire kicking is the best answer.
that isn't hard to understand. no one enjoys being corrected/told they're wrong.I had a gun shop owner do this to me in person once.
He was all proud of it, it was the gem of his office collection. I looked at it for two seconds and went nope it is a Century Repo on a standard referb 91/30. I pointed out all the indicators. He tried to claim I was wrong, then looked it up and stomped off in a huff. Talked to the other owner for a bit, they had picked it up for about $100 under market for a repo at the time so not really sure why he was so upset about it. It was gone next time I stopped in, and I never managed to get back on that guys good side before their store went under. 😅
Yes, I agree. If a guy pays $4.5K for a 190A3A4 and it's a Smith Corona? Come on. If you're going to be adult enough to throw big bucks around, you should be adult enough to do your research. The lesson that we remember the most are the ones that were the worst. As far as the seller? You can't reach some people. They do what they do because of who they are. You aren't going to fix it by messaging them. Going through life telling someone they are a con man or a liar ain't much of a living. Just my opinion.I looked and yeah its a not and original sniper. Pretty sure previous poster is correct and mount may be aluminum. I do think the word "original" is purposely deceptive and is a clear heads up. I have found its a waste of time trying to correct someone who is clearly unreceptive. Does anyone else think Its actually in your best interests to stay out of the fray. I know some really big sellers and they often block bidders who annoy them.
I guess to me yeah it sucks that it wasn't an original/referb pu like he thought. However, he paid under market for a repo, and being a dealer he could easily flip it for a profit selling it as the repo it was.that isn't hard to understand. no one enjoys being corrected/told they're wrong.