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Gun.deals has an upgrade that sort of sucks. But it's still got the best search function.

Post by moab » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:43 pm

Go check out https://gun.deals/ it's totally changed. And the search sucks. It only shows results for ads on their site. And says it's powered by wikiarms. This sucks bigtime. You used to be able to look up just about every price on the internet. At just about every well known gun site. I put in a search for a common firearm. And all it gave me was 3 ads from gun.deals and nothing else. This really blows.

EDIT - Not true. Read below. They redesigned the site. So it's kind of hard to find the search results of their incredible search function. But once you do a search click on "Best deals from Wikiarms.com". And that second link will take you to the full search results like before.

If nothing else, hopefully I introduced this great site to more people. It really is the best place to search for firearms and other related equipment. Which is probably why the redesign upset me so much. :)
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Post by JeeperCreeper » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:12 am

I know gun.deals and wikiarms used to always interface with each other. I'll have to play with the new format to see if they operate independently. For as long as I can remember, they always interacted.... Maybe just not so obviously
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Post by Stercutus » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:21 am

Ammoseek is not as good as it used to be either. I can find better deals shopping around.
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Post by moab » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:53 am

Gun.deals was a very powerful search engine. Now its nothing
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Post by majorhavoc » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:04 am

I noticed that yesterday although I didn't appreciate the change in ownership. All I knew was that I now hate that website; it's next to useless. Now how am I supposed to score that elusive deal on a 10/22 takedown?

First ZS's website troubles, now this. What's next - the zombie apocalypse? More likely a civil war. I should start a discussion thread on that ...

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Post by flybynight » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:46 am

I don't remember that site. Which is unlikely as much gun porn I look at daily.. Maybe it's the new format renders it unrecognizable. But I was able to check out deal from across the web.

https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_sea ... 20takedown
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Post by moab » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:54 am

flybynight wrote:
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I don't remember that site. Which is unlikely as much gun porn I look at daily.. Maybe it's the new format renders it unrecognizable. But I was able to check out deal from across the web.

https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_sea ... 20takedown
Those are only companies that advertise on gun.deals. It used to show you much fuller list - like 10 to 20 pages of everyplace online that carried what ever you were looking for. Including price and any extra costs. It's worthless now. Except for eating up their advertising.
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Post by flybynight » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:05 am

Those are only companies that advertise on gun.deals. It used to show you much fuller list - like 10 to 20 pages of everyplace online that carried what ever you were looking for
Umm IDK. I'm looking at 18 pages of takedown 10-22 Did you scroll down and click on BEST DEALS FROM WIKI ARMS ?
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Post by NT2C » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:10 am

Clicking FBN's link I get 55 results. YMMV.
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Post by moab » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:13 am

OK. It's actually there you just can't find it. You have to click on "Best deals from Wikiarms.com" AFTER you do a search. And search again for the long results. Thank god. This is the most powerful tool for searching for anything firearms related on the net.

Terrible redesign. It doesn't look like "Best deals from Wikiarms.com" is even a link. It looks like the title of the search result page.
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Post by woodsghost » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:31 pm

Please try:

http://gun-deals.com/

I"m finding they have links to good prices on many things. When you all were talking about Gun Deals I googled them about 5(?) months back and thought this was the site you were referencing. I really like them for ammo deals.

Some deals are better than others. Users are supposed to submit deals, but I suspect some retailers submit deals too. But deals are ranked by price, and the ammo section does better than Ammo-Seek.
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Post by moab » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:42 pm

YEs. That's my number 2 go to site. Very easy way to search for ammo.
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Post by woodsghost » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:55 pm

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YEs. That's my number 2 go to site. Very easy way to search for ammo.
Well shoot. What's your #1? Or is that like asking about your favorite fishing hole? :)
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Post by moab » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:54 pm

woodsghost wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:55 pm
moab wrote:
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YEs. That's my number 2 go to site. Very easy way to search for ammo.
Well shoot. What's your #1? Or is that like asking about your favorite fishing hole? :)
The one I originally posted and complained about. gun.deals If you use the search box, do a search, then click on "Best deals from Wikiarms." you can see a full search result from all over the net. It's the most powerful search engine like this IMHO. They just did a terrible redesign of the site. So you have to go thru the two step process to see correct results as I describe here. There sales are good to look thru too. I always click on "Today" or just the gun.deals logo. And you can see all the sales specific to them. But if you use that search function it will find you the best price on the net. PRetty much. I don't know who isn't included in those search results. But if there is anyone they're hiding under a rock. lol. But gun-deals (notice the dash) is better for ammo. As you can put in your zip and get results that show shipping and cost price per round. Also says if it's corrosive etc etc etc. Just about every spec on ammo can be searched.
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Post by Stercutus » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:03 pm

I do find it odd when people complain about this stuff instead of coming up with a better solution and making a fortune off of it. I lack the skills and time but someone else might not.
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Post by moab » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:35 pm

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I do find it odd when people complain about this stuff instead of coming up with a better solution and making a fortune off of it. I lack the skills and time but someone else might not.
Ya. I don't know why they'd shoot themselves in the foot like this. That link does not look like a link. It looks like the title of the search results. And that they're brought you by wikiarms.

I don't know how they get their data. But it would be a good idea not to bury it.
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Post by JeeperCreeper » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:35 pm

I really don't see a difference between the old and new gun deals other than format.

If you use the search, it brings up wikiarms. It always did that, but now it's larger and more prominent. If you scroll down, you then see the user submitted deals like always.

If you go to wikiarms, the homepage is gun deals, like it always was. But, if you search, then that's when it searches the websites and not user submitted deals.

I think they are the same, just organized different. Probably for use with mobile apps.
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Post by moab » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:01 pm

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I really don't see a difference between the old and new gun deals other than format.

If you use the search, it brings up wikiarms. It always did that, but now it's larger and more prominent. If you scroll down, you then see the user submitted deals like always.

If you go to wikiarms, the homepage is gun deals, like it always was. But, if you search, then that's when it searches the websites and not user submitted deals.

I think they are the same, just organized different. Probably for use with mobile apps.
They changed it back. Before today (with the redesign) you never got the actual long search results from each website. Until hit the non looking link - wikiarms link. You only got results from gun.deals advertisers. BTW it's like $1200 to advertise on there now. You see some great deals on stuff in their advertisers results. But I don't image you see anyone not willing to fork over $1200. (Forgive me if that amount is wrong. But it's something hella large.)

They must have gotten complaints. The way the redesign was set up it was not obvious at all - how to get the long search results. I'm not big on wikiarms. For whatever reason. I've always found gun.deals to be more user friendly. And yes I think they are the same anyway. Either way it's the only game in town where you can search for the best gun deal from all over the internet. You'd be hard pressed to do that with google. So viva la gun.deals! For pulling their heads out. lol. I'm sure their head of advertising is pissed. ;)
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Post by MPMalloy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:44 pm

What's group-think about Slickguns?

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Post by w3rdtoyamama » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:41 am

slickguns was a good source for deals. I havent been shopping in a while, so I dont know if its changed or not.
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Post by TheContractor » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:14 pm

I don't know if it's just me, but gun deals is also now super slow since the update. Like "I haven't been going there as much because of it" slow. I hate when these sites decide it's time to use an upgraded software and then don't upgrade the hardware or increase their bandwidth to keep up with it.

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Post by moab » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:27 pm

TheContractor wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:14 pm
I don't know if it's just me, but gun deals is also now super slow since the update. Like "I haven't been going there as much because of it" slow. I hate when these sites decide it's time to use an upgraded software and then don't upgrade the hardware or increase their bandwidth to keep up with it.
I haven't noticed that. You might check your system.
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Post by TheContractor » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:08 pm

Well that's weird. It is slow as crap at home, at work, on my phone, etc. Every other site I visit is smooth and fast. Gun Deals just hangs and hangs. I wonder if they have a ton of trackers and bots and one of my blockers is slowing it way down. If so that creates a whole other issue.

ETA: Checked it out, it's something called Google TAG slowing it down. If I pause ghostery it loads right up. Start it back up and it loads super slow. Not going to disable ghostery for gun deals so I guess I will either have to live with it or look elsewhere for deals.

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