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Bought a lot from them in a past, few handguns and a shotgun. Still remember an old timers who used to work in this store. One of them now works in newly opened F&S . )))
Now they have some young kid who was trying to sell me a basic Howa 1500 rifle with MSRP around $600 for almost $1100. Really, guys?! You've always had reputation of being overpriced, but dont you think you've gone too far?! Plus, at least show some respect to a customer without being arrogant and looking over them. I'm talking about store owner who only talks to people he knows and low balling trade inns.

Folks from Camp Site and South Shore are so much nicer and helpful I wish I knew earlier abut them.
 

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Basic 223 with a heavy barrel. Hogue stock

https://www.brownells.com/firearms/rifles/bolt-action/howa-1500-223-remington-heavy-barrel-20--prod120986.aspx

There're online stores selling it much cheaper. And, I think, normal salesman would explain me which configuration he is about to order me, since they didnt have it in stock...
This sounds like a misunderstanding.

If you go into a store and ask for a Winchester, that could mean anything, and I doubt you were on the same page.
 

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You can buy from Brownells a barreled action Howa 1500 as low as 270 dollars. Put a Boyds stock it for around 200.
 

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Awaiting my pistol license i went into CGT and looked around... the youngest sale associate... 30 ish... was very nice to me... although i made no purchase... i would go back to them based on that experience... due diligence is my responsibility... I will heed your advice and educate myself on prices for specific models I'm interested in.
 

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Campsite is a quality operation. Michael P. helped me there once. Great service! I would go back there again based on that experience
 

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Any shop at one time or another can be a crappy experience. Depends on the day. Through 40+ years of long island shops, I have found Coliseum can be a tad unfriendly at times. I do find them overpriced on most every firearm I have looked to buy throughout the years.
Others swear by them. They are definitely not my shop of choice. Different strokes.
 

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I have zero experience with Coliseum so I can't comment on that.

I do however have a Howa 1500 in .308. After trying a Browning A-bolt & a Remy 700 I bought it from T&T.

It was $500 out the door including a 3-9x50 scope mounted & boresighted.

I like the gun & would like one in .223 as well .... Christmas wish list

Just my $.02
 

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I won't go back to Coliseum after they told my brother to "F" off. All he wanted to do was by a gun. The sales people there blew him off for thirty minutes. He told the owner they lost a sale and the owner curse at him.
 

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Interesting thread ........ again.

OP - Apparently nothing has changed since I was first and last in that place five years ago. Same arrogant sales operation, nasty and rude with no time for someone with questions, asking more than the MSRP on an item. Not only would I never even buy a bag of patches (also over priced) but have no problem in relating my experience there to others. I was called a clown by Lester when I was looking at a used rifle to check on lands with a flashlight and white paper after he told me it was pristine. There are much nicer places on the island to shop. Campsite and South Shore come to mind and I am sure there are others.

My experiences with Colosseum drove me to the internet for purchases. A much less arrogant place to shop,

If Colosseum closed down, I sure as hell wouldn't shed a tear.
 

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Interesting thread ........ again.

OP - Apparently nothing has changed since I was first and last in that place five years ago. Same arrogant sales operation, nasty and rude with no time for someone with questions, asking more than the MSRP on an item. Not only would I never even buy a bag of patches (also over priced) but have no problem in relating my experience there to others. I was called a clown by Lester when I was looking at a used rifle to check on lands with a flashlight and white paper after he told me it was pristine. There are much nicer places on the island to shop. Campsite and South Shore come to mind and I am sure there are others.

My experiences with Colosseum drove me to the internet for purchases. A much less arrogant place to shop,

If Colosseum closed down, I sure as hell wouldn't shed a tear.
Wow, I remember Lester and have dealt with him a few times. He was ok, not the best. I've had better experiences with Toby, and Andy (the owner) and the short haired lady with glasses.
 

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Bought a lot from them in a past, few handguns and a shotgun. Still remember an old timers who used to work in this store. One of them now works in newly opened F&S . )))
Now they have some young kid who was trying to sell me a basic Howa 1500 rifle with MSRP around $600 for almost $1100. Really, guys?! You've always had reputation of being overpriced, but dont you think you've gone too far?! Plus, at least show some respect to a customer without being arrogant and looking over them. I'm talking about store owner who only talks to people he knows and low balling trade inns.
Folks from Camp Site and South Shore are so much nicer and helpful I wish I knew earlier abut them.
No one has ever had a bad experience at Campsite.
 
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