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#6187896 - 02/17/16 05:16 PM Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad?
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I'm shopping a higher grade .45 ACP 1911, I found one at Buds for around $80 less than everyone on Gunbroker and LGS.

While checking out, they mention the price shown is a cash price, which is cool but I have to go get a Cashiers Check or M.O. PIA. or pay the 3% upcharge.

Then, they "suggest" shipping insurance for the $80 they just saved me, "guilt trip"?

Shipping is "free" but I have to pay my FFL his $25 transfer fee.

I guess it all pretty much evens out. I have heard good things about their service

They have really great deals on their BLUE guns but I'm not L.E.
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#6187919 - 02/17/16 05:33 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
TxHunter80 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 215
I've ordered guns from them numerous times with no issues. They usually are cheaper than most. Buds is usually the standard I use when comparing dealer prices. You also will not have to pay sales tax.

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#6187928 - 02/17/16 05:35 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
jeepercreeper Offline
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Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 3639
Loc: DFW
Ive found that Grabagun can beat Buds alot of times. You have to pay taxes but can save on shipping and pick up.

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#6187932 - 02/17/16 05:40 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
KRoyal Offline
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Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 13627
Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
Buds is good to go you can use a debit card and do a cash transfer same as cash except you use your bank account and routing number. You get the cash discount and don't have to send money order of cashiers check. I've never bought insurance and haven't had a problem. I've bought a bunch of guns from buds.
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#6188019 - 02/17/16 06:55 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
dredd Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 868
Loc: Dallas / Fort Worth Area
I have only purchased two items from Buds, but they went smoooth.

I have purchased from Grabagun. It was also painless.
Grabagun can be very competitive.
I didn't mind paying them a bit more so I could fondle the toy in person.
It was worth it to see it.
That particular toy wasn't cheap.
I didn't want to fight with the shipper or insurance if anything happened if I ordered it on line.
He/They are nice folks and run a good business in my opinion.
I wish they were closer to me, but that might be a bad thing. LOL

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#6188021 - 02/17/16 06:57 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Loc: Tarrant County,TX
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#6188246 - 02/17/16 09:46 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
aggiegolfer09 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 141
I have had good luck with them

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#6188272 - 02/17/16 10:00 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
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I've used them twice, and both times were a flawless transaction.
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#6188273 - 02/17/16 10:00 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2041
Loc: West Virginia
Kentucky Gun Company is another to price shop. They often beat buds

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#6188286 - 02/17/16 10:12 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
HillbillyDeluxe Offline
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Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 7210
Loc: North Texas
Bud's is great and very reputable. Heard great things about Kentucky GC too, but never used them. Grabagun also has good deals and great CS and is in Coppell and you can avoid the shipping and FFL fee and pick up there, but have to pay sales tax.

I often see great deals at these places, but on different firearms.

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#6188308 - 02/17/16 10:31 PM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: KRoyal]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 7565
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Buds is good to go you can use a debit card and do a cash transfer same as cash except you use your bank account and routing number. You get the cash discount and don't have to send money order of cashiers check. I've never bought insurance and haven't had a problem. I've bought a bunch of guns from buds.


Plus they normally only advertise what they have in inventory.
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#6188429 - 02/18/16 06:17 AM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
victor454 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 126
Gunbuyer.com free shipping on firearms and no tax.

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#6188482 - 02/18/16 07:11 AM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
reeder05 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 1543
Loc: Irving, Tx
Between paying for shipping, getting a cashiers check, paying FFL.... Sounds like a lot of dang trouble to me to only be "saving" $80.
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#6188523 - 02/18/16 07:38 AM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23393
Loc: Texas
Ive used buds before and was very happy.

They also have the make an offer option, you may try that.

I would definitely not buy the insurance, the gun isn't yours till you take possession of it from the FFL, so there really is not perk to you buying the insurance.
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#6188703 - 02/18/16 08:51 AM Re: Bud's Guns, pretty good or pretty bad? [Re: Buzzsaw]
TXGUNNER308 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 2035
Loc: Farmers Branch / Carrollton
If you use your CC then do not buy insurance. You are afforded protections from your CC company and Bud's is obligated to get your item to you without damage or loss.
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