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Gun Shop Owner on "Hardcore Pawn"

I was watching that show on TruTV called "Hardcore Pawn". I believe they are in Detroit. So they were having problems with some customers so they decided to arm themselves. They went to a Gun Shop, took some shooting lessons and set up the purchase of 6 handguns. Total was about $3000.00. They did the paperwork and went to buy some holsters. They picked out some holsters that were 80 bucks apiece. The Pawn Shop owner asked the gun dealer if they could get some kind of deal on the holsters and THAT GUY WENT OFF. Took the guns back, tore up the paperwork, threw the microphone and threw the customers out of the store. Just for trying to get a deal on some holsters. They showed his gunshop on the show, inside and outside. I would be willing to bet that will cost him some business, no one wants to deal with someone like that.
 

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its TV remember that........ He should have thrown in some holsters for dropping 3k on the guns. give them some paddle Fobus's and they'll be GTG.

Oh Yeah, They need to drop off some fish heads to thank the guy. :rotflmao:
 

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when i was a young man, I had a similar experience. I was in a pawn shop on Hwy 49 in South MS... the one that used to have the big plaster Rhino outside of it. They had a Steyer SPP in the case, I haven't seen one in person since then. The guy behind the counter asked me what I thought of it, I told him "i think it's ugly as hell...". The guy flipped his lid and went banannas... tossed me and my friend out of the store and told us we were "banned for life". One of the most surreal moments I've ever had... We (my buddy and I) still reference this event anytime one of us says something is ugly... and it has to be north of 15 years since this happened. I've bought a ton of guns since then and never stepped foot in that store again.
 

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I saw this too. I can understand the guy not wanting to give a deal on the holsters if he already gave them an awesome deal on the guns, however he obviously should have simply stated that and proceeded on with the transaction instead of flipping his lid and losing the sale, along with future business from the family and possibly others that saw the incident on tv.
 

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Sadly this isn't new nor just related to certain types of shops or sales. My assumption, now that I am older is that the stress of running a business is just more than some people can take. Being knowledgable about some thing does not make one a good businessman, theres plain ole horse sense and people skills.

There is a store I know of ( still open) looks horrible, and the owner/worker/do-it-all can be very abrupt, but most times he is 10 times faster than anyone else at fixing something, does it cheaper, and seems to almost always have the part. So I end going back. On the flip side, I had a promise from a car salesman that I could get a car at a certain price ( over the phone) got there and he could not make good. The sales mgr, just got all huffy ( at me) and said basically to get lost. I see that dealership has been closed for decades.

"hardcore pawn" as a working title simply turns me off anyway. So I won't be watching. I have a teenage daughter and wife... thats plenty enough drama for me.
 

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A-men Pinetor... All that "reality" tv is making me want to yell "Save the drama for yo mama!"

But I can fully understand the possibility of a good gunshop owner gone bad. I worked in my fathers shop for a couple of years, and one thing that would make him blow up, was a customer wheelin' and dealin' him down to "best price," and then just before paying want him to "throw in" something else... like a box of ammo, or a holster. And my father blowing up was NOT a pretty sight. lol Even worse, was to finally give someone almost cost, and then they want to pay with a credit card! Remember folks, that it costs the merchant often around 3% of the purchase to accept your credit card!
 

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I wonder why the pawn shop didn't order/buy the guns themselves... do they not have the ability to purchase firearms from customers, etc?
 
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