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Reading Comprehension

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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:26 am

Just a little Monday morning ranting....

I've buy and sell quite a bit on TGT and Armslist... Right now I have an add up for 4 guns..

A few lines from my add...

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I've set the prices low For immediate sale, PLEASE DO NOT ASK IF I CAN GO LOWER. If your interested in multiple purchases I may be willing to negotiate a better price.

Willing to meet in the North Dallas Area (Plano, Fricso, McKinney, etc. etc.) Can meet during the day.

By responding to this ad, you are certifiying that you are legal to purchase a handgun in the state of Texas. LTC prefered if not then Bill of sale with legal ID is required. Minimum age I will sell to is 21.

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In 24 hours of posting the ad...
Can you give me 1 free if I buy the other 3
I found a new one for the same price (not the same model)
I'm 18 will you still sell to me
I don't have an id but you can trust me.
How much lower can you go on xxx gun...

PEOPLE..... READ....THE.... AD

I get that the guns I am listing are not $800.00 guns, so I'm not going to attract the serious collector, but still..... When I first started to use online platforms to buy and sell, I was somewhat taken aback by some of the sellers language... Now I get why.....

Ok... I'm done... Just needed to rant for a minute
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Re: Reading Comprehension

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Post by Beiruty » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:36 am

Sell on Gunbroker. 0 issues.
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Re: Reading Comprehension

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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:49 am

Beiruty wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:36 am
Sell on Gunbroker. 0 issues.
I've thought about that, but I'm a bit reserved about going through the hassle of shipping and such... Or can you request local pickup only?
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Re: Reading Comprehension

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Post by mcscanner » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:42 am

Mike,

I'm not sure it about reading comprehension, but maybe...

First indication of question outside your criteria, "Plunk" to the round file so fast it makes heads spin. :totap:

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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:22 am

mcscanner wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:42 am
Mike,

I'm not sure it about reading comprehension, but maybe...

First indication of question outside your criteria, "Plunk" to the round file so fast it makes heads spin. :totap:

Mike
Umm... I have absolutely no idea what you just said.... Sounds like Step 3 on the Chinglish assembly instructions for a BBQ Grill...
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Re: Reading Comprehension

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Post by TxRVer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:29 am

Surely the response was a stupid joke. His request defies every stipulation you posted.
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Re: Reading Comprehension

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Post by mcscanner » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:15 am

Tex1961 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:22 am
mcscanner wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:42 am
Mike,

I'm not sure it about reading comprehension, but maybe...

First indication of question outside your criteria, "Plunk" to the round file so fast it makes heads spin. :totap:

Mike
Umm... I have absolutely no idea what you just said.... Sounds like Step 3 on the Chinglish assembly instructions for a BBQ Grill...
To clarify… Questions asked outside of your criteria may have nothing to do with 'reading comprehension' and maybe along the line of the other person testing to see how rigid you are on your criteria. The first indication the questioner steps outside of your criteria, hit delete.

Plunk = the sound of trash hitting a trash can
round file = the "delete" key
head spin = what just happened

Does that help?
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Re: Reading Comprehension

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:31 am

I have sold several firearms on Gun Broker and have had at least one if not more email questions asking me to sell cheaper. I always listed with a minimum price so one would think that is pretty clear. I suppose I can't blame a person for trying to get a better deal. As for questions about age, ID or such, it is not an issue because they have to send me the FFL info for my FFL to ship to. No personal sells on Gun Broker takes much of the risk out of selling to the wrong person.

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Re: Reading Comprehension

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Post by C-dub » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:38 pm

I wouldn't read TOO much into the questions from possible buyers. People will almost always try and haggle.

There's always exceptions. I often wonder how those people are able to get to the polls to vote straight ticket D on their own.
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Re: Reading Comprehension

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Post by RPBrown » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:13 pm

Not firearm related but it is reading comprehension related--I put and add for installers and helpers on 3 different sites. Asked for 3 year field experience for installer and 1 year field experience for the helper. I received 67 total responses and not a single one had any field experience. In fact, most had no classroom experience either.
I just think people don't take the time to read anything completely.
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