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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,557 Senior Member
    Until you've been in retail, and known how the very decisions you make can influence your livelihood and how you can feed your family, you have no room to talk! People outside of retail don't know about overhead, advertising, and staffing. They just can't because they're not in it. Walk the walk, then get back to me!

    I have worked in retail. Vehicle sales, actually. Not on the lot, but in the office administratively.

    I was being facetious. But that around here is construed as literal talk all the time anyways. I was making rhetoric about him trading away so much of value for something remarkably less in valuable.
    Walk the walk, then get back to me!

    Did that, got out. I hated retail.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,713 Senior Member
    I've shopped in a few retail stores
    some sell as cheap as possible
    some sell the same item for as high a price as they can.

    Some have few employees some have many employees and they sell for more.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Caveat emptor......

    I bought guns that way, the seller thought he was cheating me by selling me a cheap junker rifle or pistol, and I knew better.......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,493 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    I was making rhetoric about him trading away so much of value for something remarkably less in valuable.
    Actually I agree, at least to me. I'd have tried to trade for a Smith and Wesson J-frame, personally, because they'd hold value better than the Taurus, and slightly better than the Ruger.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Some Taurus revolvers remind me of cap-guns I had as a kid, polished pot-metal :yikes:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,557 Senior Member
    Actually I agree, at least to me. I'd have tried to trade for a Smith and Wesson J-frame, personally, because they'd hold value better than the Taurus, and slightly better than the Ruger.

    :agree:
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Some Taurus revolvers remind me of cap-guns I had as a kid, polished pot-metal :yikes:

    Some Taurus revolvers remind me of some of the crap-guns I had as a kid, polished pot-metal :yikes:

    fixed it !!
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    OK, maybe hate was too strong wording, although I do sense a bit of trepidation when the Taurus brand is mentioned here...

    Anyhow, I'm happy. And I didn't trade $400 worth for a $200 trade credit. My P95 is a 10 Year old, non railed model. The LGS sells NIB railed P95's for $319. I got a little less than half of that for my old Ruger, and I got about half of what cheap kit BP rifles sell for, which is what I expected...

    Might be awhile for a range report, between me working nights and not currently being a member of the local range...
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

    Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    FWIW, the few taurus revolvers I have had experience with were all fine guns. The only difference was that the fit and finish were not as good as S&W.
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  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    Jeeper wrote: »
    FWIW, the few taurus revolvers I have had experience with were all fine guns. The only difference was that the fit and finish were not as good as S&W.
    :agree:

    I'll second that. I currently own four Taurus revolvers and they all work just fine. If they didn't, they'd be gone. The fit and finish of my Taurus 94, 22 cal. revolver doesn't come close to the Colt Diamondback 22 revolver that I have, but the price point of the two revolvers is substantially different as well. In fact, I had an "April Fools Day" post on this forum about trading the Taurus for the Diamondback last spring!

    My S&W and Ruger revolvers are also much nicer than the Taurus guns. They all reside in the same gun vault.

    http://forums.gunsandammo.com/showthread.php?5508-Traded-an-old-Colt-for-a-new-Taurus&highlight=taurus+colt+diamondback
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Funny thing is, why would I want to pay more for a bad copy of a S&W, when I can buy a S&W for the same money ???? even a well worn S&W revolver is better than a Taurus revolver...... Again, the issues are with their revolvers, not their Beretta clones.....
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Funny thing is, why would I want to pay more for a bad copy of a S&W, when I can buy a S&W for the same money ???? even a well worn S&W revolver is better than a Taurus revolver...... Again, the issues are with their revolvers, not their Beretta clones.....

    Wow.... where did you get that notion???? My S&W revolvers cost "considerably" more money than my Taurus revolvers. They are much better guns!
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • 30-30shooter30-30shooter Member Posts: 224 Member
    shooter wrote: »
    Wow.... where did you get that notion???? My S&W revolvers cost "considerably" more money than my Taurus revolvers. They are much better guns!

    taurus .38 $397
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_885/products_id/31386/Taurus+817+Ultra-Lite%2C+.38+Spl%2BP%2C+2in%2C+Stainless

    S&W .38 $375
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_885/products_id/26311/Smith+%26+Wesson+638+.38+Spl%2BP+1-78%22+%28Bodyguard%29

    those are both new by the way.
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  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    No, good prices, free shipping with Bud's too......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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