A year and 1/2 ago I bought a Century Arms C308 from an online retailer, on sale, for 599.99. At the time I really didn't know very much about PTR rifles; and, IIRC, the cheapest one I could find was $900.00 anyway. Back then I was still in the process of paying off major medical debt and I couldn't justify the additional $300.00.
Well, I finished paying off the debt in January. So, with one recurring issue (being hard to charge) becoming more frequent, and one new issue (guide rod bushing binding on the inside of bolt carrier) refusing to stay repaired, I had my excuse to buy a new rifle.
Last Saturday night I saw the online ad for the sale of a PTR 91 GI Classic by a private seller:
He was local so we exchanged a few emails, and then on Tuesday morning we met at a nearby FFL. The rifle was in factory new condition and had never been fired. The seller was a collector who bought the rifle on sale a few months earlier off of the Atlantic Firearms website for $899.00 (regular $925.00) and then decided that he really didn't need/want it. I bought it for $775.00.
I brought her home, cleaned her up, and swapped over the HK 21 butt pad I had on my C308, along with my rjinga custom vented hand guard (I added a leather sling after I took the photo too):