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Got ripped off at the PA show Saturday

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mjbskwim, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I get done hunting and go to the Port Angeles show Saturday. My buddy comes up and says a vender has 500 rounds **OF 308*** for $200,probably more than 500.......crazy good price
    So I ask if he wants to split it since we have a idaho hunt coming up,shouldn't let that deal go.I give him $100 and when we leave we grab the ammo.
    'You guys remember how good of deal I gave you' or such the vendor says
    I count the ammo out to split it up.Then I count it again.Hmmm
    So the third time it still comes out to 412 rounds
    Yes that was still a smoking deal,not the point.
    I have dealt with this guy before,he's always at the Falcon shows,first table on the end of the isle (not the wall) to the right of the door.Tall gray haired, John, with guns priced like they were gold.
    So I go back Sunday to have him make it good. 88 rounds or $35,right? Easy peasy to make us forgetaboutit.
    Nope,"I'll buy it back from you,that was a good deal I didn't tell him it was 500"
    So my friend is a lair? "Maybe he misunderstood me,I didn't say it was 500 rounds"
    Well another guy I know asked me if I bought the "500 rounds" as the guy knew he sold it too cheap AND obviously told others it was "500 rounds"
    I told him I didn't want to sell it back and he said he was done with it.
    I did ask him if he really wanted me to stand at his table at the Kitsap show and tell everyone he's a liar
    Guess I'll start counting rounds from now on
     
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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty expensive for .22lr.
     
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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yea what caliber was that ?

    And bummer, some people are just sketchy.

    Not sure it would be worth the time and anger spent to stand by his table though... It may just ruin your day too for $35.
     
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  4. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Except for Mini Mags - that's about right :D
     
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  5. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    He did agree to unwind the deal, which - while not what you wanted - was a legitimate attempt to settle the dispute. He would have made you whole, and would have turned around and sold the 412 rounds for $200 to someone else it sounds like.
     
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  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Really? I bought the ammo to keep not bring back. He told my buddy he should have sold it for $1 a round.
    .60c is about right,right now for milsurp 308
    BUT again,what I got 412 rounds for doesn't matter.Or what it sells for anywhere else.What matters is he should have made it right.
    All he had to do is give me some other 308 he got for free with a gun.Or $35
    And no,I won't bother messing with him much.Maybe if a friend is at his table
     
  7. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I don't know the situation - he's saying that he didn't say 500 rounds, so refunding your money seems to be reasonable.

    If it was me, personally, I would have squared up with you and tossed in the other 88 rounds. I have always gone out of my way to be fair or more than fair. But, there are so many snakes out there, it doesn't surprise me that he was unwilling to do so.

    I got taken by someone locally on the board that sold me some Radway Green .308 that turned out to be counterfeit - and corrosive. I mentioned it to him, and never heard from him again. I chalked it up to a lesson learned and moved on. It is still in ammo cans and will be shot when there is nothing else to shoot.
     
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