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Old 09-14-2020, 11:23 AM   #1
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My wife purchased me a new pistol for my birthday. I open the box and start checking it out and realize the gun is used; extremely dirty and shows signs of wear. The next morning we take it back to the store and one of the managers tells us "she signed the sales receipt and there is nothing they will do. Any ideas?
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:30 AM   #2
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Get all the store info including manager you spoke to. Blast them on social media and see what happens.

Don’t forget about yelp.

FYI, they could easily give you full credit toward another gun if they wanted.
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Umm, what gun? She did buy it so 4473 was in her name..
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Any ideas?
Not without a lot more information.
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The manufacturer would be very interested in someone selling used guns as new...
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Does receipt state that gun is NEW?

If so, File complaint with Better Business Bureau.
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...And we'll never hear from him again lol
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welcome from az.
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The BBB isn't a governmental agency and has no power- you're better off naming the gun shop on gun forums and social media to draw attention to your situation...

I'd also consider filing a case in small claims court. Paying an attorney to send a threatening letter will also help. Contacting your state AG's office might be fruitful.

Whatever you do don't stop being the squeaky wheel about it!

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My wife and I have a deal. She won't buy me used guns and I won't buy her used underwear.
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Old 09-14-2020, 02:40 PM   #11
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I'd also consider filing a case in small claims court. Paying an attorney to send a threatening letter will also help. Contacting your state AG's office might be fruitful.

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The best route. If they sold used as being "new" then there is no firm footing for the shop. Contest the charges if filed on credit card. If credit card, you can then contact the fraud department of that CC. They have much more power than an individual.

You can and should make a lot of noise of this. You need to publish names, images of the item and receipt, and post on any social media you can. take pictures of the store front,and publish those as well.
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Did She fill out and sign a 4473 form ?
If so She could have broken a Federal law.
If She completed it Correctly, then The Store Broke A Federal Law.
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What about the box on the 4473 form that would make it a Straw Purchase?
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What about the box on the 4473 form that would make it a Straw Purchase?
The 4473 allows for guns purchased as gifts...
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There was a 3 month span between his postings, so maybe we’ll get an update in 3 months.
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