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    What is a year of life worth?

    Here is the question to ponder on, what is a reasonable value to place a year long wait on a piece? We all somewhat agree most values are based on material, labor, and associated tangible costs. However toss in a wait of 1 year before getting an object. There is a additional premium added to the overall value when you consider the time involved. Do you value your time waiting, or even consider if you will be alive in a years time? Does buying an object incur additional value because someone else paid that time out so you could buy that object with no time invested?

    What say you guys?
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    There are to many individual circumstances in different peoples lives to put a value on even one minute. As long as you have been told how long what you have on order will take it is up to you to decide if, "YOUR TIME" is worth it. If the wait time drags out longer then promised I do believe within reason, that you should be able to cancel and get your money back.
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    One make's a choice, live, or die with it.
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    Your life goes on, with or without the item. So the question is not what is a year of life worth, just whether the item is something you're willing to wait on, or not.
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    I don't start the clock until I have the piece in my hand.
    The time I save in the process gives me more time to waste.
    That is, if you consider playin' a waste of time.
    I paid my dues. In fact, I paid some dues for others who were not able to. Call it what you will: duty? obligation? empathy? faith? hope? charity?....You do what you gotta do. Time is relative: it is an abstraction created in the imagination of man to account for the apparent sequence of events. It is intangible.
    It is similar to payin' attention. You ought not pay all your attention in one place. If you do, you may encounter unexpected bad events.
    Once you have time to do as you please, you also have an abundance of attention.
    All things bein' equal, you may exit this mortal coil with a clean slate.
    Hell...you can't take it with you.
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    There are plenty of things to do while you wait so it isn't time wasted. Buying NFA toys became a long wait just for paper work so actually building a gun taking some time seems normal.
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    I waited 5 years for a Shiloh Sharps, so 1 year was nothing. It would cross my mind occasionally, and then one day the gun shop called to tell me my Sharps was in. I bought other guns during the 5 years.

    A year or so ago gave the Sharps to my son.
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    Whadda ya mean I gotta wait ten days! I`m mad now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by feralmerril View Post
    Whadda ya mean I gotta wait ten days! I`m mad now!
    A fan of The Simpsons, I see... Do you also attend your local NRA (Nachos, Rifles, & Alcohol) meetings?
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    I think it depends on one's age. At 21 I thought I'd live forever and had the patience to wait a few years for something I really wanted. At 68 my wait time frame is a lot shorter.
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