Academy 6/11-13/17: Cowboy .22, 6 pistols in .22,.380,9MM, & .40.

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Academy 6/11-13/17: Cowboy .22, 6 pistols in .22,.380,9MM, & .40.

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:54 pm

The Academy Sports and Outdoors ad offers the following 7 handguns.
This sale is only 3 days long, June 11-13, 2017. Usually a Sunday ad for
Academy is good for 7 days: Sunday through Saturday.
There is 1 revolver and 6 pistols.

REVOLVER.
Heritage Rough Rider, .22LR, 6 rounds, the gun is all black with black pearl grips.
This gun is FREE when you purchase the Taurus PT111 listed below.


PISTOLS.
Smith and Wesson Victory, .22 LR, 10 + 1 rounds, $379.99.

Smith and Wesson Bodyguard, .380, 6 + 1 rounds, Crimson Trace laser-equipped, $329.99.

Taurus PT-111 G2 (Generation 2), 9MM, 12 + 1 rounds, all black, $289.99. Get the free cowboy revolver too.

Smith and Wesson SDVE, 9MM/16 + 1; .40/14 + 1; black with bright slide, $264.99 after rebate.

Smith and Wesson M & P Shield, 9MM or .40, $294.99 after rebate.

Smith and Wesson Performance Center Shields, 9MM or .40, hi-viz sights, $384.99 after rebate.
These are the ported ones with the better triggers.


Happy shopping shootists.

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Re: Academy 6/11-13/17: Cowboy .22, 6 pistols in .22,.380,9MM, & .40.

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:28 pm

That Taurus is very inexpensive when you consider that you are also getting a $125 to $150 gun for free as part of the deal. Makes the price on the PT-111 right around $150 net. I got a similar deal a couple of years ago but it was a Taurus 1911.
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Re: Academy 6/11-13/17: Cowboy .22, 6 pistols in .22,.380,9MM, & .40.

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Post by Abraham » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:40 pm

Without (I hope) sounding argumentative nothing is free.

Example: 3 bars of soap for $1.00 - The fourth one is free.

No, what you have is 4 bars of soap for .25 cents each.

This approach to sales is called marketing.

Still think the 4th bar is free?

Try telling the merchant you only want the one free bar without paying for the other 3...

Now, the guns on offer is probably a good deal, but aint nothing free...

I'm not being a semanticist, it's just a pet peeve of mine when I read 'buy this and get that free'...nuh-uh it aint free...

Just for the heck of it, I tried to get the one free thing at HEB one time and the grocer looked at me as I was a mad man. I argued, you said the fourth one was free, so I counted 1,2,3, and here my good man is the 4th one. I want that one without cost, i.e., free... He just laughed at me, and me right back at him...

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Re: Academy 6/11-13/17: Cowboy .22, 6 pistols in .22,.380,9MM, & .40.

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Post by Jusme » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:02 pm

Abraham wrote:Without (I hope) sounding argumentative nothing is free.

Example: 3 bars of soap for $1.00 - The fourth one is free.

No, what you have is 4 bars of soap for .25 cents each.

This approach to sales is called marketing.

Still think the 4th bar is free?

Try telling the merchant you only want the one free bar without paying for the other 3...

Now, the guns on offer is probably a good deal, but aint nothing free...

I'm not being a semanticist, it's just a pet peeve of mine when I read 'buy this and get that free'...nuh-uh it aint free...

Just for the heck of it, I tried to get the one free thing at HEB one time and the grocer looked at me as I was a mad man. I argued, you said the fourth one was free, so I counted 1,2,3, and here my good man is the 4th one. I want that one without cost, i.e., free... He just laughed at me, and me right back at him...

Abraham, it would be a hoot to hang out with you and do some shopping!! :smilelol5:
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Re: Academy 6/11-13/17: Cowboy .22, 6 pistols in .22,.380,9MM, & .40.

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Post by lama » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:33 pm

"At no marginal cost" is much longer than "Free"

In their defense the marketers usually include a "When you buy" before the "3 bars of soap for $1.00 - The fourth one is free." So its not entirely wrong. If you bought 3 you would still pay the full dollar not the $.75 whether you got the fourth bar or not.


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Re: Academy 6/11-13/17: Cowboy .22, 6 pistols in .22,.380,9MM, & .40.

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:58 pm

As an accountant, yes I understand that there is no "free", but rather an offer to buy multiple items at a set cost. Anytime you are required to buy more than one thing to get a deal, the stated per item price is irrelevant. Rather, you should consider the fair market value of the combined goods/services compared to the total price being offered.

People tend to simplify. They say "good luck" to someone gambling at a game of poker (but not usually to someone gambling on stocks ironically), when it is more accurate to say "I hope that you experience variance which works out in your favor". And they also say "buy X and get Y free", instead of "buy X and Y for $100".
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Re: Academy 6/11-13/17: Cowboy .22, 6 pistols in .22,.380,9MM, & .40.

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Post by Waco1959 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:38 pm

Since the PT-111 was on sale recently (last couple of weeks) for $199 I'd say the .22 was a $90 freebie. Since the lowest I've seen the HRR lately was about $129 the net savings would be about $30.

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