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Cowtown44
02-01-2009, 10:13 PM
I went to the LGS to buy a rifle last week. Surprise, out of stock. I ask what the policy is. Full payment up front. If I cancel before gun comes in, 50% penalty. If the gun doesn't show in 8 weeks, full refund if I don't want to continue waiting.

What does everyone think of this? What's typical/fair?

technique
02-01-2009, 10:16 PM
what is lgs and how much is the rifle you are ordering?

AndrewMendez
02-01-2009, 10:16 PM
50% is a bunch of bull crap! I have heard 10%, hell even 20% but 50% is just crazy! But maybe then again, maybe they are hurting! Then you still have to wait 10 days for DROS when it does come in!!

UncleJohnny
02-01-2009, 10:20 PM
I went to the LGS to buy a rifle last week. Surprise, out of stock. I ask what the policy is. Full payment up front. If I cancel before gun comes in, 50% penalty. If the gun doesn't show in 8 weeks, full refund if I don't want to continue waiting.

What does everyone think of this? What's typical/fair?


Well, if its special order, it will be a pita for them later, if you decide to back out. I understand re-stocking fees, but I suppose their 50% is to phsycologically make sure your locked down for it and not going to back out.

Cowtown44
02-01-2009, 10:24 PM
LGS - local gun store, the rifle was an M1A this go around but I've been given the same line with other back orders too

evmo
02-01-2009, 10:27 PM
I put down $200 on a $500 gun and could back out with no penalty up until the gun was shipped. After that I would be charged 20% of my $200. Seemed fair to me. I wouldn't have done it with the terms you described.

technique
02-01-2009, 10:28 PM
LGS - local gun store, the rifle was an M1A this go around but I've been given the same line with other back orders too

Oh well, in that case, the 50% a high return fee. Otherwise, its just a LGS:thumbsup: They don't want to be out on that kind of money for that period of time. If they did that for you and everyone else...you wouldn't have a LGS:thumbsup: They would go under.

tenpercentfirearms
02-02-2009, 6:35 AM
It is what it is. Like all business, if you are not willing to risk 50%, then shop elsewhere.

Cowtown44
02-02-2009, 10:37 AM
It is what it is. Like all business, if you are not willing to risk 50%, then shop elsewhere.

It's not a problem, I was just wondering whether it was typical. They got to make a living.