One of the good things about gun nuts is that they are more likely to be honest people. Not that there are not plenty of scumbags out there, but a slightly less percentage of those are gun nuts.
I swear, some times I really hate trying to sell stuff to gun nuts and former military as they can be the cheapest bastards out there.
I was trying to sell some old uniform items and this military officer kept trying to play games to get me to give him a discount. Finally when I wouldn’t and told him that I wasn’t going to sell to him then he tries to come in with false sympathy because he is all worried that I am suicidal.
WTF dude, not wanting to deal with an asshole doesn’t mean that I am suicidal.
Gun nuts can be ridiculous in trying to get a deal. I know, I done similar.
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I was selling a light, BUIS, bipod, or something and had it pictured on a rifle in the ad.
It never fails, I would get some comment like:
“You know that thing you are selling for $200, I’ll offer you $100 if you throw in the rifle too.”
No buddy, I’m not going to sell it for half price and throw in a rifle for free.
One time I was trying to sell some stuff, then I had a few surprise medical bills. I added to my advertisements that I had some medical bills and I would appreciate a fast sale.
Oh that was a mistake. Jerks came out of the woodwork offering me 10% or less of my asking price. When I turned them down they started acting like they were debt collectors threatening me that I wouldn’t be able to pay my medical bills otherwise.
No asshole, I’m not going to sell you a $1000 gun for $100.
So I paid my medical bills out of my emergency funds, removed that comment on the ads of the items I was selling and sold them all with in a month or so at the asking price.
There was a hard to find AK part I was selling for $100. Someone contacts me and offers me $50. I tell him that I would be willing to do $75. He then says that he can’t do $50, but would be willing to do $35.
I got so annoyed I relisted it for $150. I sold it the next day at $150.
Continuing on that note, there have been a few times when I was negotiating a price with someone when someone else offered me my asking price. So the new guy with the cash gets it.
Once I had the person, who was haggling with, threaten me for breach of contract, even though we never agreed on a price.
Time you spend haggling is time someone else might be using to buy it.
I’m sure we all share the dream of going to some garage sale and giving an old staving widow $20 and a can of cat food for a crate of Singer M1911A1 pistols. But lets try not to be an asshole when we try to rip people off for that killer deal.