Monday, August 20, 2012

Rick's Review: Oakley Polarized Crosshair Sun Glasses

I am not A fashion guru, nor am I an expert in high end sunglasses, but, being a professional buyer has taught me to be extremely critical of the things I buy. I have learned to look for the value of a product over price by comparing things like quality and reputation along with the final price tag. When it comes to buying my own gear I have well over a decade of product research experience I can call on to guide me in the right direction with unfamiliar products. I am also well versed in price comparison, and acutely aware of the tactics used by sales personnel to part unwary buyers with more money then they intend to spend on a product. I also tend to be prejudiced against a lot of the high end brand names. I feel that most high end brands have a similar quality to the medium level brands and that when you buy those brands you are paying more for the name then you are for the product. So when I finally settled on a pair of sunglasses that both my wife and I like the look of and had the features I wanted, I was surprised to find myself the proud owner of a pair of Oakley Polarized Crosshairs.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Saga of the WesternField Shotgun Part One

Every once in awhile opportunities present themselves in irresistible ways. Those opportunities are almost always troublesome, but have a way of working out in the end. A couple of weeks ago, such an opportunity presented itself in the form of a Westernfield shotgun  A friend of mine approached me saying he had a friend that wanted to sell an "old store brand 16 gauge pump action shotgun in pretty good condition". With a $50.00 price tag on it I knew that if the gun really was in decent condition, that was an unbeatable price, so I told my buddy I was interested in seeing it.A few days later I get a phone call from my buddy saying he has the gun, and he wanted to bring it to me to look at.When he gets to the house he hands me a Western Field M550B 16 gauge pump action with a six shell capacity and an adjustable choke.
Westernfield M550B 16 Gauge  (Mossberg 500B)