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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tacticalgunner, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    how bad is it to have 2nd thoughts about selling a rifle, is it worth the negative feedback, or should I just suck it up and sell it...
     
  2. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    It is YOUR rifle. You may do as please with it. I came close once to selling a rifle and decided at the last minute to keep it.... Glad I did, it became one of my favorites. The guy that was going to buy it was mad as hell, however I think he got over it. Just my .02
     
  3. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Hehe. That's a choice you got to settle by yourself. Make the choice. Answer to your deeds.
    If ya already committed to the sale, well, kinna late to be changin yer mind. I'm not much help.
     
  4. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Tact, A mans word is his bond! I will only tell you this, if you should decide to back out, that's ok. But pay the other party for their time. If it costs you a couple bills, oh, well!
     
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  5. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    If you have already agreed to sell it, Be straight with the guy and tell him you changed your mind and your sorry. Ask him if you can do something to make it up. Just be a man about it, it will be fine.
     
  6. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    So what aren't you selling? :D
     
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  7. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    My first AR I bought after the ban lifted and it was my "getting out of the Navy" present to myself.
     
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  8. rezi

    rezi Everett, WA Member

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    I did the same thing. I just sent the guy $40 for his trouble and never heard about it again. I learned a lesson, it sure didn't feel good to be that reneger guy..
     
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  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Just be honest and sincere.

    Ive done it once before.. I just had a change of heart as I thought about not having it more and more..

    I apologized and he understood. I felt bad, but not as bad as I would had I rid myself of the firearm.
     
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  10. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If it's special and your already second guessing yourself then sell something else if you need money IMO.

    Only way your getting negative feedback is if you agreed to a price and time/place to meet - then I think that's worthy of a ding if that's how far the deal has gone.

    Otherwise, contest it with the kids to have it removed by explaining what happened.


    At least that would be my criteria...

    Price.
    Place.
    Time/Date to meet.

    If those three haven't been met then you don't have a deal yet.
     
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  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Your only as good as your word.
     
  12. Mistman

    Mistman Mist Active Member

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    Did the exact same thing. Set up a deal for 2 guns, as I was cleaning them up the morning of the meet I got all sentimental and just couldn't do it. I called the guy, just told him the truth, he understood completely and said if I ever have a change of heart to let him know. I felt bad but to this day don't regret it at all. He was a collector and moves a lot of guns, I think those of us who are 'gun guys' get it.
    If it were a situation where someone backed out of a 'handshake' deal because someone else made them a better deal I think that's B.S. How to prove it's not the case w/the above scenario (sentimentality) would be nearly impossible. It's really not cool in either case but a man's got to do what a man's got to do and we move on.
    Good luck.
     
  13. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    I drove all the way to Salem to buy a firearm, guy texted me 5 minutes before meet time and said he decided not to sell was from NWFA. I drove two hours plenty of time for the guy to change his mind. I did not want to sell a tactical mossberg 500 man was it sweet I needed some cash made the deal night before deal I got some money selling a non-firearm. I kept the deal cause I gave my word I would do it, about 5 times people have no showed or cancelled each time I swore I wouldnt deal with them again. I'm old school your word is your bond. I am not sure what exactly you said to the guy/gal. But if you said ok deal, or ok its yours or something like that id say not cool having been on both sides its rough to sell as I still know that guy has my nice fixed up shotgun man was it sweet and gave like 400rds ammo too I must have had 800.00 in it and sold it for 550.00 price wasn't the point my word was.
     
  14. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd like to think any good decent gun enthusiast sure could be POed, but would end up understanding. I like the idea of an apology gift. Throw a couple boxes of ammo his way. And if he's so angry he ding your feedback leave a neutral on him that says something like: So sorry, had change of heart.
     
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  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If I was in the middle of a sale and had agreed on the terms of the sale, then most likely I would follow through.

    But I have pulled firearms off the market when I decided that I no longer wanted or needed to sell it. I still have my .50 BMG that if someone came along and offered me a good price for it I would take them up on it, but I no longer advertise it or seek a sale as I simply no longer need the funds it would bring, and most of the time I have, to a certain degree, regretted selling/trading my firearms - very few that I have sold do I not wish I still had them (although many funded getting something I wanted more - I wish I had them both now).

    At this point in my life, unless I get something that simply doesn't work the way I want it to, I will keep whatever I acquire even if I get something better. With the politics the way they are, I may not be able to get them again, and many of them are "off the books" and that is now not a possibility for the time being here in OR and WA.
     
  16. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Man up. Either own up to your agreement or own up to why you are having second thoughts.

    Both routes will leave respect intact.

    Dropping off the face of the earth will get you no respect.
     
  17. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Come to think of it, although I can't really use a 30+ pound .50 BMG rifle for much of anything (being big, heavy, and not having any place to shoot said rifle at the ranges it is meant for - i.e., 1+km), .50 BMGs, even just a single shot like mine, are targets for anti-gun efforts because of their power and range. So getting one again some time in the future, could wind up being much harder than it is now.

    So yeah, even though I have never shot it and don't plan to any time soon, I think I would just hang on to it regardless.
     
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  18. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you have the surplus cash then why get rid of anything eh?
     
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  19. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Even Bill Gates has a budget.

    I am still saving for retirement, and the cost of that rifle would mean I could retire one month earlier.

    I don't have so much money that I couldn't spend it overnight on just a few things I need (newer daily driver, roof repairs, tracks for the tractor, hearing aids, property improvements and so on) not to mention things I want (firearms, other toys).

    I just have enough spare that I can take care of the important things right now without selling off any firearms.

    If I had enough cash I would retire tomorrow and buy some better land further out and build a better house/shop - but I don't have enough to do that. Selling the .50 BMG would get me only a little bit closer so I will hang on to it.
     
  20. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Maybe I should have said unless you need extra cash you may as well keep it...