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Old 02-11-2020, 08:10 PM
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The free market system is wonderful. It allows you to meet all kinds of people. I used to work in retail selling computers, where the margins were ridiculously low (under 10% on average). We'd have sales where we were basically selling at cost, and we'd still get customers asking, "Okay, but what is MY price on this?". Ummm... the price is right there on the big orange label. "No, I said MY price. I am a loyal customer and have bought thousands of dollars worth of computers from you so I want a better price than that!". So I look up his purchase history, and he bought a $1200 computer five years ago basically at cost. Yeah buddy... in the last five years I've made maybe twenty dollars off of you. Not counting the three times you brought it in and had something fixed for free because you kept screwing with it but we called it a warranty repair anyway.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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