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(Not So) Deep Thoughts by PuddleMonkey

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PuddleMonkey, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I lay awake in bed pondering things. Not important things by any means, but I don't have the daily stresses to think about like most of you who thought getting married and having kids was a great idea. Morons. I mostly think about my hobbies, how to enjoy them more, obtaining new ones, etc.

    As most of you know I have the answers to virtually everything, being gifted and all this comes easy for me. But last night I couldn't wrap my head around a couple things I keep seeing in the classifieds. I've noticed quite a few of you like to have your handguns Cerakoted professionally. Quite a few of you like to have your handguns Cerakoted professionally and before the Cerakote is even dry you've got it up for sale on the board. What kind of special needs individual thinks this is a brilliant business decision? Why would you spend $150-$200 on a custom Cerakote job just to turn around and sell it days later?!?! Or is it possible you're more shady than you are special? What are you trying to hide on that gun Gilbert, rust? It's rust isn't it? Is it wear, the DHS size orders of ammo you ran through it but don't want anyone to know? Or could it be that custom Cerakote job changed the tolerances and now it has more problems than a math book?


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    Before my pain meds wear off I have one more bone to pick with Mr. 16 Additional Mags Guy. You want me to believe your gun has only a 1,000 rounds through it, yet you claim all those mags that look like they went through World War II you bought as new (at MSRP of course, resulting in your asking price). And what's with the weird markings at the bottom of the base plates? Get bored with your Crayolas one night?



    I really hope somebody's offended by this. If not then I feel I've wasted a solid 20 minutes of my life that I'll never get back. But if I take another pill maybe I'll forget I wasted those minutes, hhmmmm...





    Anything in the classifieds baffle you guys?
     
  2. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    People trying to sell used guns for more than what you could buy them new is #1 for me. These must be the "better than new" guns. lol
     
  3. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I bet it's the $12 Uncle Mikes holster they're selling with it! jzuree.jpg
     
  4. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    Three things irk me listings for hundreds of dollars over msrp on currently avalable anywhere guns, my other one is the "custom" heading, just because your ar has a magpul grip does not make it custom same goes for the 800 dollar sks because it has a crappy tapco stock somehow makes the value go up by 500 bills also calling a shotgun a shotty makes me grind my teeth at night
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    They have to sell it quick because if they breathe on it wrong it'll get all scratched up and look like crap and then no one would give them a nickel for it. I think.
    Plus, (I don't know though) can't you just rattlecan that stuff on?. and then just say it was "professionally" done.. perhaps with collusion? plausible deniability and all that.
    My Dad always said "paint hides a world of sin" and he'd always get a lip twitch when at the museum so I know he was right.
     
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  6. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the part that baffles me is someone must being buying these things. I have had a mild interest in a couple of weapons in the classifieds and in all but one case I could walk into a number of gun shops and buy it brand new for less money. So I guess the thing that bothers me most is I agree with you.

    By the way, it sounds like you can well afford the 20 minutes; just an observation.
     
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  7. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    What irks me is folks that get irked by what a willing seller is advertising his gun/equipment for sale for. If one does not like the price, then do not enter into negotiations ... move along. Faulting someone for trying to get top dollar for his goods strikes me as ... un-American.
     
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  8. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Puddle, At least the larger font of the new site should be easier to read from that high horse.:D

    But what about the poor guy who "has 2k into it" Doesn't it automatically make that DPMS sportical always worth four times too much if they overpaid? :oops:
     
  9. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm still amused when people have an asking price that's higher than new because they overpaid during the panic! I also shake my head when I see .22 ammo at 10 cents around and people think it's a deal! No thanks, when I pull the trigger I don't wanna hear a "pop", I wanna hear BOOM! Real Men shoot REAL guns and sooner or later people figure out that guns are cheap, it's the ammo that's expensive!:cool:
     
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  10. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't know anything about that, I have people that navigate and read the forum to me. Keeps my hands free to fondle my 1911's.
     
  11. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ok seriously though, I have a 1911 I'd like to get Cerakoted to try the stuff out. Anyone know shops in Vancouver that do this? I looked into it and found Ruhe Group but their website says they aren't taking on any additional work right now.
     
  12. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    What REALLY get's me is the overprices item that get's bumped 12 times... I mean really, after 7 days without so much as a nibble to a smart person would tell them that they are a little expensive but nooooooo, let's keep on bumping it! !%^@%$#%*&O
    Asking top dollar IS American. Asking New money (or more) for a USED item is Commiefornian!
     
  13. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, seen that many of times.
     
  14. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Lol. PuddleMonkey, careful....would not want you to go blind.....MONKEY WONT SEE!
     
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  15. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Don't like "Painted Rifles", but I love this one....:eek:

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    Jack...:cool:
     
  16. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Better be careful, someone might think it is a snake and shoot it.
     
  17. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/resource/locator/
     
  18. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    OK, now that's some funny sheeeeit!
     
  19. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sauron wants his bird back.
     
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