posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 12:25 PM
Well the G34 is gone, sold in a private sale and replaced by a NIB SiG P228R, but herein lies a small story.
Walked into a local Phoenix store that had one of the last new ones for sale (Sig has stopped making the P228) and price gouging is now rampant with
the only other one in my local area listed for sale at $925.
This one was tagged at $899, but I heard one of the assistants commenting on how this dealership is a big Gunbroker (online gun sales website) dealer.
So out comes the iPhone, I sign into my Gunbroker account and do a search for Sig P228Rs in Arizona - sure enough this one popped up on the search,
but for a price of only $799. I click on the "Buy It Now" button and it's officially mine.
This is the point where I decide to act like a complete male phallus and have a little fun. I approach the owner and ask him to look at the gun,
after a few seconds of handling I ask him if he would be willing to do a deal on it and accept $850. He smiled sweetly as if to say "nice try" and
just shook his head - to which I replied, "ok, I guess I'll just pay you the $799 I bought it for on Gunbroker instead", and smiled back.
The "wtf" look on his face was worth more than $100. I don't think he spoke more than 3 more words to me as I filled out the paperwork
A little juvenile maybe, but the devil made me do it.