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USFA CSS / Re: Sketchy deals and USFA guns?
« Last post by yahoody on July 24, 2021, 06:01:55 PM »
Funny part for me, really?  I have a lot of guns by any measure.  I really don't need any more!  But I thought the original prices were fair enough to make a serious (for me) buy in with that kind of money.

I don't care about the money or the guns.  I have enough of both.

What does bother me is I made "a hand shake deal", in the seller's terms, and it wasn't honored.  Then things got sketchier by the moment.

Caveat Emptor!
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USFA CSS / Re: Sketchy deals and USFA guns?
« Last post by Abilene on July 24, 2021, 05:51:54 PM »
Dang.   ???
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USFA CSS / Sketchy deals and USFA guns?
« Last post by yahoody on July 24, 2021, 05:44:42 PM »
I was recently approached here via a PM asking for info on a number of USFA and USPFA guns by a new member here.  If you get this opportunity let me know and I'll give you the sellers name and location.

He had offered three USFA guns for sale here.  After a week or so of no offers  on the forum here, he asked me if the prices were "fair".   (in retrospect what a perfect mark I seem to be)

I thought the prices were fair enough that I offered him $5200 which was full asking price less $100 as I would pick them up in person so no shipping or  boxing them up required.   Although he first preferred a money transfer via Zelle.  I should have picked up on it then.    Turns out the OP simply kept the guns, if he ever had them, after agreeing to sell them.   Mind you I offered to meet  the seller and drive 500 miles one way and bring cash.  I had made it half way there when he sends an email and tells a story of a "estate sell gone bad".   

Now he tells me each gun is worth at least a thousand more than he first asked in his ad here. (they aren't)
 
It is a weird world these days selling/buying guns.   I had offered $5.2K.  Went to the bank and collected the funds which was not easy for me, got in the car and prepared to finish the deal, when the seller sends me an email  telling me the sale was off.  Didn't even have the common courtesy to call and tell me after a number of phone calls prior setting up the transaction.

Bottom line?  He still has the guns. (Or just as likely he never had the guns)   He simply changed his mind.  Fair enough.  I value my word.  Some simply don't.   

Funny part or me is now he is telling me just what his guns are worth, that would be double his original asking prices, when he couldn't  sell them here for 1/2 that  ::)

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Upcoming Musters / Re: 2021 Dept of the Platte muster
« Last post by Niederlander on July 24, 2021, 05:17:56 PM »
Why did it get cancelled?  I, too, am sorry to hear it.
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Sold Items / Re: withdrawn was an estate sale that went south
« Last post by yahoody on July 24, 2021, 04:59:22 PM »
Turns out the OP simply kept the guns after agreeing to sell them.   Mind you I offered to meet  the seller and drive 500 miles one way.  I had made it half way there when he sends an email and tells a story of a "estate sell gone bad".

Now he tells me each gun is worth a thousand more than he first asked here.

It is a weird world these days selling guns.   I had offered $5.2K.  Went to the bank and collected the funds which was not easy for me, got in the car  and prepared to finish the deal when the seller sends me an email  telling me the sale was off.  Didn't even have the common courtesy to call and tell me after a number of phone calls prior setting up the transaction.

Bottom line?  He still has the guns. (Or just as likely he never had the guns)   He simply changed his mind.  Far enough.  I value my word and agreements.  Some simply don't.   



 
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Upcoming Musters / Re: 2021 Dept of the Platte muster
« Last post by Drydock on July 24, 2021, 04:08:24 PM »
Sorry to hear it.
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The Barracks / muster cancellation
« Last post by Sagebrush Burns on July 24, 2021, 04:03:10 PM »
As of today, July 24, 2021, the Dept of the Platte 2021 is cancelled.
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Upcoming Musters / Re: 2021 Dept of the Platte muster
« Last post by Sagebrush Burns on July 24, 2021, 03:59:18 PM »
The Dept of the Platte muster is cancelled.
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by River City John on July 24, 2021, 02:26:38 PM »
Oh and the same hand cut fries, sad few people today like real fries, they like frozen junk. ::)  I had that discussion with the lady who eats KFC and Whoopers.  :-X  I ate the fries.



"On July 13, 2021, a restaurant in New York City broke a Guinness World Record by serving up the world’s most expensive plate of French fries.

The restaurant, Serendity 3 in Manhattan, served up its $200-a-plate creation, Crème de la Crème Pomme Frites, with ingredients that include, per Guinness:

Upstate Chipperbeck potatoes, Dom Perignon Champagne, J. LeBlanc French Champagne Ardenne Vinegar, batches of pure cage-free goose fat from France, Guerande Truffle Salt, truffle oil, Crete Senesi Pecorino Tartufello cheese, shaved black summer truffles from Italy, truffle butter, organic A2 A2 100% grass fed cream from Jersey Cows, Gruyere Truffled Swiss Raclette that has been aged for 3 months, and of course, 23k edible gold dust."

Delmonico, and you said you just can't get hand-cut real fries . . .
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Major 2 on July 24, 2021, 01:01:09 PM »
Anyone else think this looks like bacteria in a petri dish?
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