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    North suburbs of Chicago, IL
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    Do I need to say shooting? Or is that assumed?
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    Jeremy G.

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  1. I don't suppose you could return the gun and buy it again? Probably wishful thinking, I know.
  2. Exactly. It probably isn't very easy to run up a rugged hill with out any depth perception. Since episode one I felt like those taped up glasses were going to be a problem. Bummer. He's a tough competitor.
  3. Assuming the person can take a joke, I like to quote the Whole 9 Yards with a straight face. "It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive." Granted, it's been known to go over poorly on occasion.
  4. Just finished the episode. It seems to me, that if Bill detested Kelly that much, he should have laid out a "Him or Me" challenge in front of the team and settled it in the elimination round. His "cleverly" concealed selection of Kelly just seems to show that he was afraid to face the kid head to head.
  5. I'm with G-man on that. My wife got me a Neti Pot a few years ago (she heard about it on Oprah), so of course it sat on a shelf for a while. Flushing out the sinus cavity really helps with the allergies and the ears too. The beauty is it just takes a cup of tap water and a bit of salt, so it's dirt cheap. Try it. You'll like it.
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    Toyota joke

    But if you shift to neutral or turn off the car, how sympathetic are you going to be to a jury? On the upside, I figure I've got a built in excuse the next time I get pulled over in my corolla...
  7. My question is who will be playing the role of CMV in the made for TV adaption of the story?
  8. Keep it. No matter how good the search engine, none come up with the "whatchama-doohickey" I'm looking for. I learn gooder from pictures.
  9. I hear what you're saying, but I still have to disagree. Professionally, I manage businesses and set pricing for what we sell, although admittedly not retail. These shops have every right to price the service as they see fit, and like others have said, we have the right to shop around. However, "Cost of doing business" is a phrase I hear thrown around all the time as if it is a blanket cost that each transaction must carry. The marginal effort and cost to provide a given service is the same to all vendors for that specific transaction. The fixed costs that they carry that are higher than their competitors must justify themselves on a stand alone basis or be changed. To your example, Shop 1 had a high traffic location that undoubtedly cost him more to rent. I'm sure the benefit to him was the increased foot traffic, especially of wannabe photo buffs who wouldn't know enough to complain, ensuring him at least enough cash flow to stay afloat. Back to the original topic, I think that pricing FFL Tx's high is short-sighted because not factoring in the lost sales of all the add-ons and follow up business from those who shop around. I would wager that most of the shmoe's off the street are not going to be asking for a transfer, but will shop from what's on hand or ask the dealer to order it. If a customer is having an FFL tx done, they've probably already done the homework. Regardless, I've got a couple leads on some local places that should do it on the cheap, so I'm significantly happier about the whole situation than when I'd posted originally. Now, I just have to find a gun I want at a price I can afford (including the transfer cost of course).
  10. Doh! My excuse is that I always buy from them in person, so I didn't notice. Sorry about that.
  11. How can you be sure? It could have been completely silent!
  12. I use these guys and it looks like they're in stock. http://www.recobstargetshop.com/browse.cfm/4,14.html
  13. Huge +1 Some small business aren't always good at the business part. Gun stores can be extra weird in that regard. ================ I don't know you exact location, but I went to Gun Broker and used their FFL locator service to find transfer shops near Elgin. Seemed like plenty of options ($20). ETA: http://www.gunbroker.com/FFL/SearchForFFL.aspx?st=Zip%20Code&sv=60031 Thanks. Some good options there. I made the mistake of only looking at Gun Stores. Lesson learned.
  14. Assuming that they're capable of really thinking things through, you can't fault the guy who tells a customer it'll be $ XX.00 per transfer --- he should know his cost of doing business. That said, if a customer's not willing or able to pay $ XX.00, there's nothing preventing the customer from looking for another FFL. That's how our economy works, right? Nik, I agree with you that his pricing is his perogative and my willingness to pay is mine. I guess my purpose for starting the thread was directed at trying to understand whether there were other reasons for rising prices other than margin padding. My sense from the posts above is not.
  15. I feel your pain. I now keep a grip-strength/stress ball in the car so that my time stuck in traffic isn't a complete waste...just nearly so.
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