So lets say there was a gun that I wanted. I found one for sale online in another state I could have shipped to my dealer, and there is one stilling at a store on the other side of my state.
I like to try and support gun stores in my state if they have what I want in stock, even if it is a little (or a lot in this case) over priced. I get up really early, hop in the car, and drive 3 hours to get there when they open.
Look at the gun, and it is in so-so shape. Very dusty, and the price has been marked up even higher. I get the dealer to go the price they had it listed online, and start the paperwork.
Well here is the embarrassing part. A month back I renewed my passport. During that time I dug up some old identification. I mixed up an expired drivers license with the current one, so for the last month I’ve been carrying a drivers license that expired in 2012.
Thus, I get to drive home 3 hours with no gun.
With how much they already had it over priced, I wasn’t going to pay more to put it on lay away or ship it to my local dealer. Might just order it now, as I really don’t feel like driving across the state again on another day.
On the other hand, with how high they have it marked up, I can be sure it will still be there if I do go back.