Online price for HP vs. Dealer price

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by DRoCk, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. DRoCk

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    So I finally found a HP dealer that is a reasonable distance from me while still being in the state. What kind of price difference is there going to be between buying one at a dealer for their price vs. getting one on gunbroker or another auction site and paying the fees? I am still stuck waiting for my permit, so I'm just anxious and want to cover all my bases with research on prices while I go crazy waiting.
     
  2. DRoCk

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    I should add that I am mostly interested in a JHP, but a good price on a C9 would sway my search. So far Gunbroker looks like with shipping and gun price it would be around 200-250. Add in the transfer cost and its another 15-25.
     

  3. Usually I find if your purchase isn't at least $200, the shipping/FFL fee wipes out any gain.
     
  4. c-9 goes for 119 and 40 goes for 159, 45 goes for 169 thats sale price, i paid 149 for my 995.
     
  5. BSK

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    wow thats cheap for a 995. there is a ffl that wants FIFTY dollars per transfer. I wonder how that dude makes any money with charging this much! Everyone else is 20$
     
  6. panoz77

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    Just bought a 995 at Dunhams, it was listed at $209.99, it was not on sale but was a couple of weeks ago, so I asked if they would sell for the sale price of 149.99 and they said no problem, it was $170.00 OTD. I paid 179.99 for my first 995, it was about 200 OTD.
     
  7. BSK

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    Has anyone ever said what the dealer invoice of the hipoints is? if they are willing to go down by 50$ it makes me wonder how much they are paying for the guns from their distributor
     
  8. DRoCk

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    Thanks for the replies, hopefully the dealer closest to me will have something for me. I got the bug already...thanks guys! :D
     
  9. neothespian

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    It really depends on where you are at, and what the current demand is. I've seen retail prices on C9's from $120 all the way up to $299 in the most extreme cases. From the numbers I've seen, there aren't any real hard and fast numbers dealers stick to.
     
  10. billc

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    I paid 303 out the door for my brand new 995 AND a c9 in Corvallis, Oregon!
     
  11. i've wondered this as well.....
     
  12. DRoCk

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    Well I'm hoping a c9 will be in the 100-150 range...got my fingers crossed. I also would like to pick up a JHP at the same time, so heres to hoping for reasonable prices. I'm calling the nearest HP dealer tomorrow before I go to sleep, so I'll know for sure.
     
  13. BSK

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    Can you buy two guns at the same time in your state?
     
  14. When I bought my first Hi-point (five years ago) I had it transfered through an FFL/dealer in Oklahoma City for a total of $127.82. At the pawn/gun store in my town the same C-9 was $179.95 plus tax and (get this) $25.00 transfer fee. Yes that (butt head) charged transfer fees for the guns he sold. I don't know how, but this guy sold a lot of guns. BTW, I still use the FFL/dealer in OKC. Talk about loyalty.
     
  15. DRoCk

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    Pretty sure I can buy 2 at once, not positive though. We'll see I guess. I don't even know if the closest dealer has either one in stock.
     
  16. DRoCk

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    An internet search of MN gun laws looks as though there is no limit on how many handguns can be purchased at once.
     
  17. AndrewST

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    I have found that most deals via the net end up costing more or just the same as an in store once you pay all the fees and shipping.
     
  18. panoz77

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    You found wrong, I have bought online for much cheaper on certain firearms, although when you are talking in the Hi Point price range that probably applies.
     
  19. this is true in my case. i paid $199 for my c9 locally and getting one online would end up just as much since they charge about $20-$25 for shipping and the only ffl dealer ive found charges $45 for the transfer fee, yes i guess im better off just buying it locally if they ever dicide to stock up on some more.
     
  20. DRoCk

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    Just an update...I got ahold of the nearest HP dealer. They have C9s in stock and they run $149. I also asked about JHPs and they are out of stock and backordered, they run $179. Thats cheaper than I can get one on gunbroker after shipping/FFL transfer cost. At any rate, I am going up there Saturday to buy a C9 and probably put a deposit on a JHP (if they will let me do that). Now if the dang permit to purchase would just get here... :(