I live in Kennewick Wa where a Gart sporting goods is located.nLast month (Sept.) they started an add advertising any caliber of the Remington 710 series rifles on sale for $339.00 w/scope. nI went to check it out and they said they had sold out of them and wouldn’t be getting any more of them in. Interestingly enough they have ran the add two more times since and when I went to inquire as to the possibility of a rain check I couldn’t get one. nI also asked for a comparable substitute or the option of getting one of the 710 rifles from another store (in any caliber they might have available) and no other store had them instock either. I determined that they had no intention of selling these rifles. I can even understand that sometimes the headquarters may shoot add campaigns out that some stores cannot honer, but they sent the add out after it was clear that no stores had them and there was no possibility of providing the product to the customer. nI don’t know if this qualifies with your criteria of a rip off but I feel better now.
Kennewick, Washington U.S.A.