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    Richmond, VA Area Gunshop Going Out of Business

    DeGoff's gun shop in Mechanicsville is going out of business and is selling its inventory of new and used guns at 25% off and the entire stock of ammo, mags, leather, gun cases for 40% off. Last business day will be December 30 (Saturday).
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    Terry,
    I bet you have cased it out and know exactly what you will scoff upGood luck, too far for me to drive with all I have to get done tomorrow. Hate to see them go out of business. Guess there is just too many large shops around now.
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    I would shop there over the years. Too bad they must close. I bought a Henry rifle from there.
    also have a well worn T-Shirt " DeGoff's "
    also too far to go on Sat.
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    ....what ? me failed English !!! That's unpossible.

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    I have not heard a thing about it until a few minutes ago. Nice little shop. I have bought several guns there. Nice selection of holsters too. I may have to make a trip over tommorow.
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    Saintclair, did you pack up their entire inventory and take it home with you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collects View Post
    Saintclair, did you pack up their entire inventory and take it home with you?
    Most of their stock is in new guns which did not appeal to me. They did have a commercial P-38 from 1968 with Walther Banner and legend on left side of slide. These were the highly polished commercial guns of that era and not the excess police P-38's and P-1's that flooded our markets a few years ago. They had a price of only $400 dollars on it, so I got it for $300 plus tax.
    They still have a very rare early bolt action Springfield Armory built rifle from about 1884. It was some experimental gun and only about 970 of them were made. I researched it and found they sell in the $3000 range. This one is marked at $900. That means it can be had for $675!!!! A steal!
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    There was a gun shop in St. Augustine that had been there for years. Unfortunately the property where he was located as well as the NAPA store next to him was sold for a new Walgreens. He decided to just close up rather than relocate, but we got a few deals from him before he closed.
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    Here is a picture of what the 1884 bolt action Springfield looks like. The picture is from the internet



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    To me it is sad how brick and mortar stores can no longer compete with online sales. Not just the firearm industry. I know, everyone wants to get the best deal possible. Manufacturer's have no loyalty anymore. If John Doe want's to order a case of a item and sell it out of their garage on the web, most companies will sell it to him. It no longer matters that a true brick and mortar store may have had a account with that firm for 20 years or more supporting their brand.

    Nobody understands this until it happens to the business (Any type of business) that they own.

    Example:

    My two brothers and I have owned a Baseball, Softball specialty store for over 40 years. About 15 years ago MAP pricing was introduced. This is were the manufacture tells you that you can sell a item for how ever high you want to but not below a certain price. This allowed us to at least make about 25% working against the huge Box Stores. It worked and helped.

    Then, about 6 years ago all our Manufacturer's set up online stores selling at the same map price we have to. Now, we are competing with our own manufacturer's. Then they run sales on current map priced items breaking their own policy. Customers also in most cases save tax. Many of these high tech bats are now in the 3 -$400.00 range so that in itself will cause my customer base to order direct.

    The bottom line is that they are all driving brick and mortar out, except for the huge Box Stores (They still need those). They make special Co-OP programs and give them "Mark down money" so they do not complain much.

    Just my opinion.
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    Everyone needs plastic guns now!


 
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