New or Used ? a member here may have something that would fit your needs. Great you want to buy local and support the local merchant. Internet has shipping and FFL fees, so factor that in as well.Bridge said:Next week I'm off from work, and I want to buy a couple of handguns. (A Mark III and a Glock)
Do the local (Town of Brookhaven) gun stores have flex in their listed prices?
I can't speak for stores down here, but the one a relative worked at (north of NYC) they made 10% on new guns, and 15% on accessories etc..Mad Russian said:The markup has to be in the 30-40% range. Guns are a low volume business, so the margins have to be high.
Agreed Cas, I dont know any business makes a 30-40% markup any longer in this economy. Overhead of a brick and mortar building is high, taxes are high, money being spent low. After carefully shopping the internet, and all the fees involved in shipping and FFL , I would be very surprised if the difference is that tremendous over buying locally. The advice and knowledge of talking to a live body, is worth the small differential in price.Mad Russian said:Before heading out, troll the web, auction sites, large retailers, etc. Just to get an idea. The markup has to be in the 30-40% range. Guns are a low volume business, so the margins have to be high.