Rifle Scopes  Anyone ever find deals on optics from AAFES?

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I got around to creating an account, since they finally let us lowly veterans, who aren't disabled or 20 year retirees or the ex-wife of a son whose father retired from the coast guard, enjoy the privilege of shopping there. I took a look at their prices and thought that they were not bargain worthy at all. Was wondering if any of you former military have found deals on stuff there?
 

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    I found something similar with GovX vs Experticity. Usually the best deals are to inquire directly with the manufacturer and ask if they offer any Mil/LEO discount direct, most of them do. That being said, Experticity has had the cheapest prices for the gear I typically look for.
     

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    Nope. As soon as AAFES stopped being “non-profit” the prices are nothing close to being great anymore. Which was a LONG time ago.
     

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    I figured. Was hoping some manufacturers, like Trijicon, may off reduced prices through them or something. I guess you can save taxes, but that's about it. I'll have to check out the Experticity site. Thanks for the feedback.
     

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    The gun counter has the best gun prices in town when they do their 10-15% off sales, but otherwise I've found it's better to buy everything else online from other vendors.
     

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    Yeah, nothing stellar there. Ever since MWR farmed out their gun ordering to Davidson's, the prices have been mediocre, and limited to only what Davidson's carries. I tried to order a CZ rifle, and gave up in frustration after a while. The Marine PX's on each coast used to have some real good deals on guns, reloading equipment and such...I guess that has gone the way of the dodo...
     

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    When I first heard about the AAFES thing I did a quick check on Leupold scopes. The prices were the same street price that could be found anywhere else. I didn't look up anything else since it didn't seem to be a discount.

    I buy stuff through Experticity but you still need to do price comparisons because it isn't always a good deal and there can be low priority shipping times or limited return options...
     

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    My local BX doesn't even offer the Glock blue label program, when I was young and dumb I bought a G19 from them then found out that I could have got it for $200 less from the LGS. They like to talk about "no tax" but then they tack on a service fee. AAFES is a legal mafia and in my opinion does more harm than good now days. I will say the commissary has good deals, if you don't mind the lines.
     

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    Experticity seems legit, especially on shades and optics. Too bad they won't let me hit the commissary up. I'd like to get some cheap food and drink.