Originally Posted by NewStainless
I think I might do that next time. Never used GunBroker before.
I don't know if I've bought the most guns from Gunbroker as a KT member but I must at least be in the Top 5. I'm going to go out on a limb and say once you try GunBroker the first time you won't look back at the local gun shop.
I was like you 5 years ago wanting to support my LGS. It got to be stupid. Times have changed my friend. I'd drive to LGS "Master Dealer" ask for Model X Kimber, or M1A or what ever, same story, don't have it, can't get it, don't want to look for one, don't want to order it plus I'm wasting his time and keeping him from selling two or three $400 Glocks to the punks behind me. One time he indulged me and told me what a M1A Loaded would cost me out the door of his store and he would have to order it. I told him I can order it off GunBroker for X amount like 400 less than his price...he said "that's less than my cost!" I no longer waste my gas and time to go to his store.
To be honest I enjoy the "hunt" or "online search" shopping for the best deal, sometimes watching auctions for weeks at a time, trying to figure the best bid price, bid and win. I've not won them all which I guess is a good thing to keep my investment advisor happy (wife) but that is part of the fun and game for me.
If it is something I really want and don't want to chance it I hit "Buy Now."
First time for you could be a little tricky but there is "Help" on there site, "How to Buy A Gun There" read the help info before you "Buy."
I think I can do it with my eyes closed by now.