Where Did You Find Your Thompson?
Posted 16 April 2004 - 10:17 AM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 10:42 AM
ANOTHER WAY IF TO GET IN GOOD WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AROUND YOUR AREA. MY BUDDY GOT A GREAT DEAL ON A BERETTA M38A ALL MATCHING, AN EARLY MODEL WITH THE BAYONET LUG.
A LITTLE WIDOW ASKED THE SHERIFF IF HE KNEW OF ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE HER DECEASED HUSBAND'S RIFLE, SO HE ASKED MY FRIEND. THE SHERIFF PUT THE TWO OF THEM TOGETHER, MY BUDDY TOLD HER HE COULDN'T AFFORD TO PAY HER WHAT IT WAS WORTH (WHICH WAS THE TRUTH), AND SHE SAID MAKE AN OFFER. HE TOLD HER WHAT HE COULD AFFORD, TOLD HER IT WAS ONLY 1/3 TO 1/2 OF WHAT SHE COULD GET FOR IT, BUT SHE ACCEPTED HIS OFFER ANYWAY. WHY? BECAUSE HE WAS RECOMMENDED TO HER BY THE SHERIFF, WHOM SHE TRUSTED.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 10:43 AM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 12:24 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 01:01 PM
|QUOTE (ODS9091 @ Apr 16 2004, 10:42 AM)|
|... MY BUDDY TOLD HER HE COULDN'T AFFORD TO PAY HER WHAT IT WAS WORTH (WHICH WAS THE TRUTH), AND SHE SAID MAKE AN OFFER. HE TOLD HER WHAT HE COULD AFFORD, TOLD HER IT WAS ONLY 1/3 TO 1/2 OF WHAT SHE COULD GET FOR IT, BUT SHE ACCEPTED HIS OFFER ANYWAY.|
This is second time in the past few weeks that someone has boasted the "good deals" are still out there and then offerred as proof an incident which invariably involves an elderly person. The previous example was the the mint $12k Colt. I'm sorry, but I'm not wired that way. I'm not going to condone stealing from, in this lastest example, a widow.
People keep saying they want to pay a "fair" or "realistic" price. Hell, a cup of beer costs $6 at the ballpark. Is that "fair"? If you want a Thompson, you better be prepared to pay as much, if not more, than the hundreds (maybe thousands) of other motivated buyers across the country are willing to pay. And the competition is only going to increase as people are educated via the Interent to how the NFA process works.
Folks, we ain't in Kansas anymore.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 01:15 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 01:18 PM
HOW CAN IT BE STEALING WHEN YOU TELL SOMEONE WHAT IT IS ACTUALLY WORTH AND THEN MAKE THEM AN OFFER OF LESS THAN WHAT YOU JUST TOLD THEM IT WAS WORTH?
Posted 16 April 2004 - 01:45 PM
|QUOTE (ODS9091 @ Apr 16 2004, 10:42 AM)|
|... A LITTLE WIDOW ASKED THE SHERIFF... |
...SHE ACCEPTED HIS [the friend's] OFFER ANYWAY. WHY? BECAUSE HE WAS RECOMMENDED TO HER BY THE SHERIFF, WHOM SHE TRUSTED.
Your words, not mine.
The widow didn't know what she was doing and acted solely on the belief that the Sheriff wouldn't send her a buyer that was going to give her 40 cents on the dollar. Sure sounds like stealing to me.
This story makes JC Devine look like a saint!
Posted 16 April 2004 - 02:00 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 03:11 PM
IF SOMEONE YOU KNEW SENT ME TO BECAUSE YOU HAD SOMETHING TO SALE, AND IT WAS VALUED (UNKNOWN TO YOU) AT $100. I MEET YOU, LOOK AT SAID PROPERTY, TELL YOU IT IS WORTH, FAIR MARKET VALUE, $100 AND YOU COULD SELL IT FOR $100. HOWEVER AT THE MOMENT ALL I CAN HONESTLY AFFORD TO OFFER YOU IS $50. WOULD YOU SELL IT TO ME?
HAVE I MISREPRESENTED THE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY? YOU KNOW THE VALUE, BECAUSE I GAVE YOU AN HONEST VALUE AND TOLD YOU TO THINK ABOUT IT...YOU CALL ME BACK A WEEK LATER AND ACCEPT MY OFFER, IS THERE ANY KIND OF FRAUD HERE.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 03:24 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 03:39 PM
May not be unlawful in any criminal way or reach to level of making the sale void or voidable in a civil case.
The buyer may also have to be ready to defend their actions in a civil suit brought by irate relatives or others. The buyer may well win, but at a personal cost in excess of the initial savings. We had a local judge who lost re-election when a "good" deal he had made 15 years earlier (long before he was a judge) was exposed by supporters of his opponent. The judge was cleared of all charges but his reputation was shot.
This is not to imply any of the transactions discussed herein actually involve cases of diminished capacity or undue influence.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 03:47 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 06:17 PM
2nd Thompson belonged to an old friend. He called me up and said he wanted to get an AK, did I want his Thompson and all the accesories(milk crate of mags, 95% original drum, couple ammo cans of ammo, misc. small parts) for 6K in 2002.
I just let people know that I am interested in looking at almost any gun they have for sale and sometimes I come up with jems.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 07:54 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 08:42 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 10:00 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 11:05 PM
Ain't got it yet but at least it is in Texas. Hopefully it won't be long in transfer.
Now to find a '28A1 to go with it.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 11:12 PM
Another member was asking a fair price on a package that included a very customized WH M1 Thompson along with many accessories and the price was right. We did the deal and we are both quite happy.
Thank you Lord!