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Are gun prices higher in Tennessee?
Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:49 PM
And another question, I know we cannot buy/sell handguns out of state of residence without FFL transfer, but what about shotguns and long guns?
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:08 PM
I don't think prices are any higher here than anywhere else, it's just finding the right deal. Everyone everywhere usually asks more than their gun is worth and if they don't, it sells quickly. There are exceptions to the rule of course, but in general, an educated seller and an educated buyer will typically come to reasonable price for both of them.
You mix and match the two (educated/uneducated), then anything is possible.
Edited by Hozzie, 26 October 2012 - 03:13 PM.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:05 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:59 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:14 PM
For that matter, I've seen better prices in other parts of TN than I generally see in my immediate area.
If you really want your head to spin, read about some of the deals that guys in other states get on used guns at pawn shops. In my area, pawn shop pricing in used guns is markedly higher than the gun stores. I've never seen a used long gun in a pawn shop around here that I couldn't get a new one at Walmart for about the same price or, sometimes, even cheaper.
Edited by JAB, 26 October 2012 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:33 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:16 PM
I've bought several guns from them. They do have better prices than a lot of others.
I just priced a new S&W MP9c at Shooters in Camden...$485. Retail is $569. Owner told me that they sell all guns at 10% over their cost. I figure that was a dandy price on that piece and will definitely go back when the time comes.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:12 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:32 PM
I've checked out one or two pawn shops and I was shocked to see the prices. Firearms were close to new prices when they were well worn... not to mention you have no idea of whether they will shoot reliably or not. Anyone have any recommendations for Nashville pawn shops that carry firearms. Most in my area don't carry weapons except those silly throwing stars and such.
I've never, ever, ever, seen a deal in a pawn shop.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:33 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:41 AM
Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:06 AM
you want high, check out calguns. People in Calif. would love to have our freedoms and prices
Freedoms absolutely. Pricing, eh pretty close for the most part. The big issue in Ca is that it's gotten hard to find quality shops who make their money solely through firearms and firearm accesories. They're out there and when you find them the prices are good, for the most part though your limited to sporting good stores that happen to sell guns.
As far as pricing here goes it is much easier to find a good shop that prices guns for a quick easy sale but there are a few places that are awfully proud of their inventory. So much so that it seems they just can't bear to part with anything for a reasonable price. The big advantage I've found out here is that it's easier to find an FFL willing to do online transfers for around $20. The place closest to me in Ca wouldn't do it at all if they could order it themselves from their distributer, when they did do it it was $100 for the transfer. A guy who specialized in transfers would order anything legal but tacked on $150 for the transfer.
Last transfer I did in Tn cost me $15 through D&T and that was for three lowers. I saved $335 over what it would have cost just for transfers unless I wanted to drive for over an hour in Ca.
All in all you won't hear me complaining about gun pricing in Tn anytime soon. I've been to the other side of the mountain, and it was bad.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:50 AM
Edited by kwe45919, 27 October 2012 - 05:53 AM.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:51 AM
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:25 PM
I used to see brand new Glocks for sale in Knoxville for $489-499. In Florida they are $549-600.
Ruger 10/22 $199-220 in Knoxville. Last one I saw here was $350.
I could go on and on.