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...:mellow:...I actually turned down a gun. My brother won a pistol in a local VFD raffle, a Glock 30 4G. He doesn't want it so he called the LGS that sold it to the VFD to see what his options are. He has to pick it up in the next few days or lose it but they did offer to keep the gun and instead, give him the sale price ($547) in store credit toward something else. Unfortunately, they don't have or handle anything he's interested in so he offered to give it to me. I hadda' say thanks but no thanks. :dunno:...never thought I'd see the day I'd turn down a free gun.
 
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Finally, someone with principle. Congrats. :rofl:
 
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And, hey, you avoided Glock leg!
:D When he told me what it was, I hadda' ask "are the crutches included"? Some folks like 'em, I guess but I've never had any interest in 'em. It's not because of the Glock leg rep, it's just that nothing they make has ever looked or felt good to me.
 

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...:mellow:...I actually turned down a gun. My brother won a pistol in a local VFD raffle, a Glock 30 4G. He doesn't want it so he called the LGS that sold it to the VFD to see what his options are. He has to pick it up in the next few days or lose it but they did offer to keep the gun and instead, give him the sale price ($547) in store credit toward something else. Unfortunately, they don't have or handle anything he's interested in so he offered to give it to me. I hadda' say thanks but no thanks. :dunno:...never thought I'd see the day I'd turn down a free gun.
Do they have anything YOU are interested in?
 

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I find it hard to believe a gun store could have nothing your interested in!
You could have got something even if you sell it to stock up on ammo or mags....
You both must have hit your heads recently!
 

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If I were your Bro...I would take the credit and either wait for something to come into stock that I liked...or have them order something that I wanted. That's a sweet raffle prize!
 

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:D When he told me what it was, I hadda' ask "are the crutches included"? Some folks like 'em, I guess but I've never had any interest in 'em. It's not because of the Glock leg rep, it's just that nothing they make has ever looked or felt good to me.
So your dislike is such that you couldn't accept it, sell it, and use the money for a gun you do like?

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Yeah, that really sucks. I understand. So I'm going to try to help you out. Lemme' give you an address in Plano, TX that you can send that credit to. Will that do? What was the name of that LGS again? You got a web address for them?
 

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I'd be asking them to order in a Rossi 357...after all, they've been paid for the Glock by the raffle and they can sell the Glock to someone else.
 

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According to the LGS, he has to pick up the gun within 10 days of the raffle or it goes back to the VFD for their next raffle. The (full) in store credit is only good for items currently in stock and everything there is sold at full MSRP. It's a small store and there's nothing much in stock in the way of guns or ammo, mostly just hunting rifles and fad items. He could order something else but nothing will come in before the date he has to pick up the Glock. In that case, he has to pick up the gun first and bring it back as a trade-in when his order finally comes in. Even though the gun would be left in the box untouched and with no seals broken, once the transfer paperwork has been done, the LGS will still consider it a used gun and knock 30% off of its original value toward the trade which takes it from $547, down to $382.90. When you figure his mark-up on whatever that remainder would go toward, you're comin' out at real close to nothin'. The dude's a scalper and I told my brother if it were me, I'd forfeit the gun. It wouldn't get me anything but it'd keep this crook from making out hugely. My brother's only got a few bucks invested in the raffle tickets and there are times when even free, just isn't worth it.
 
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According to the LGS, he has to pick up the gun within 10 days of the raffle or it goes back to the VFD for their next raffle. The (full) in store credit is only good for items currently in stock and everything there is sold at full MSRP. It's a small store and there's nothing much in stock in the way of guns or ammo, mostly just hunting rifles and fad items. He could order something else but nothing will come in before the date he has to pick up the Glock. In that case, he has to pick up the gun first and bring it back as a trade-in when his order finally comes in. Even though the gun would be left in the box untouched and with no seals broken, once the transfer paperwork has been done, the LGS will still consider it a used gun and knock 30% off of its original value toward the trade which takes it from $547, down to $382.90. When you figure his mark-up on whatever that remainder would go toward, you're comin' out at real close to nothin'. The dude's a scalper and I told my brother if it were me, I'd forfeit the gun. It wouldn't get me anything but it'd keep this crook from making out hugely. My brother's only got a few bucks invested in the raffle tickets and there are times when even free, just isn't worth it.
Honestly, this makes absolutely no sense to me at all.

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I'd take the Glock then and GunBroker it as NIB.
 

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Why let the gun shop work on those funds for another cycle?
 

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PA governor Wolf (obama's ho) issued a "red flag" executive order a few days ago during the National Kneejerk Competitions, a lot of it supposedly targets non-store sales/transfers so I doubt even the LGS knows what options are still there. I did refer him to one of my customers who puts on gun shows, hopefully he can help him do something with it. I still say he should just donate the ticket back to the VFD and take the tax deduction.
 
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