So today I went on a thriftpedition. First stop was the ghetto VV by the mall. I walked in there, expecting nothing. First thing I found was a "Rapid Fire" ball gun. Nothing exciting. Then, I saw a kid holding another RF ball gun towards the end of the aisle. As I walked that way I walked into another, bigger kid about 3 feet tall carrying a CPS 2500. While ogling the CPS 2500, I asked, "Are you going to buy that?" He said yes. I was not deterred. I asked, "Do you have any money?" He said yes again, and I believed him. I leaned on the shelf and then I asked, "Does that gun even work?" He said, "I don't know. Probably not".
These 2 kids were just standing around with an older girl (probably their sister). My mind whirred with plans to get that CPS out of his hands. Could I convince him the gun didn't work? I walked back and forth along the toy shelf thinking. Could I bribe him 5$ just to hand it over? 20$? I looked along the shelves. Could I find something else on the shelf that I could convince him to buy? I kept pacing. Could I grab the gun and make a run for it??
And then I noticed that he leaned the CPS 2500 against the wall and was standing a short distance away looking at books. I said, "Hey! Are you going to get this?" He said "No". I grabbed it! The CPS 2500 was mine!
It wouldn't air shoot, so I hoped it did work. The price sticker was peeling apart and I practically shouted the barcode number after the attendant tried to scan it several times. The stickers don't scan on a good day... and when I finally got home, did it work at all?
I meant to take a picture of the 20X shot, not the 10X, but let's just say it works perfectly.
This gun is amazing. Everything is intact- Nozzle Selector, Reservoir Cap, Original Strap, All stickers. Very few scratches, no rust anywhere. This thing was kept indoors for years! Physically it must be a 9/10. It does make a slight squeaky noise as you pump. Still, for 8$ it was an incredible find, just like the first CPS 2500 I found at VV.