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Does Fred Meyer's Accept offers on Firearms?

Discussion in 'Business Discussion & Reviews' started by cpy911, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    I have been looking at a little pistol at my local FM. The price is a little higher than I can get it online WITH shipping and transfer fees by about $20-$25.
    I would like to give them my business if they would go for an offer about $25 less than asking price.

    Thoughts? Anyone tried this?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dead Fred would roll over in his grave if they did that.
     
  3. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I doubt it being a big store.

    What are you looking at? If it's at Freds then its going to be a pretty common model. I've routinely found the same guns cheaper at Sportsman's warehouse or some of the LGS.
     
  4. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Looking at a little Bersa Thunder.
     
  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    how much are they asking? Is it the .380?

    I called Sportman's warehouse and though it isnt in stock right now they want $329 for the Bersa thunder .380.

    Call Casey at Frontline arms (if that is not too much of a drive for you). They are closed Monday but open tomorrow. I bet he can beat that price and his orders are typically delivered overnight from his distributor.
    http://www.frontlinearms.net/
     
  6. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    FM wanted $320 + $10 OSP check for a Bersa Thunder.
    However I am looking at the Combat version as well. Not as common, basically the same gun but with a slimmer profile, kind of between the regular thunder and the CC version.
     
  7. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I did a search on the Davidson distributor site http://www.galleryofguns.com/

    there are 2 places in Newberg that have the thunder for under $300 (not sure it is is your model though). But it looks like you can get it less with one of your local gun stores.
     
  8. 44Vaquero

    44Vaquero Gaston Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I worked for Fred's many years ago - people would try to make offers on stuff we sold back then (not guns). Corp policy was you pay the posted price (regular or sale) - the only exception to that rule was display models, and we usually set the price ourselves - haggling wasn't allowed. I would be very surprised if they accepted an offer, I don't think corp. would allow it. But you could always try and let us know what they said. Worst they can do is say 'no'.
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The term "price matching" has a pretty heavy sway with today's retailers. Also, many places offer veterans discounts but oftentimes you have to ask as they don't advertise it.
     
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  11. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Troy is one of the dealers that sells Davidson's guns and his prices are almost always the cheapest. I've personally used the www.galleryofguns.com web site and ordered online with Troy being the selling dealer. He's a nice guy and I would happily do business with him again.

    Buying thru Davidson's gallery of guns is super easy and all the guns they sell come with a lifetime warrantee.
     
  12. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Is the price that you see on Davidson's out the door price, including shipping FFL transfer fees etc?
    They show all the extra fees, so I assume that is it.

    In other words, no surprises when I go to pick up?

    Thanks.

     
  13. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's all you pay. Some dealers will even take credit cards with no 3% surcharge, so check their info.
     
  14. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    is background check included? probably plan another $10 at pickup
     
  15. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Back to the Fred Meyer question... Whenever I buy a high dollar item from any store, Fred Meyer included, I always ask the manager for a discount. More times than not, they give me a little cut. And as has been said before, they are very into price matching if you've found the same item elsewhere for less.

    WAYNO.
     
  16. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Yes, background check is suppose to be included.
     
  17. Qjay

    Qjay Vancouver, not BC, Washington, not DC Active Member

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    How did this work out? I was going to suggest the price matching, as well. Especially if you can show it from a local store; most stores won't match online prices.
     
  18. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Found a better deal online!
     
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  20. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LMAO... If I was a cat, that'd be me for sure. :p