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[B]I Won't Take Your Money![/B]

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CandleMan, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. CandleMan

    CandleMan Eugene, OR New Member

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    Why do some people in the classifieds offer to trade weapons but won't sell it for cash? If they got cash, they could buy what ever they wanted instead of trading.
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Ask them. Maybe they just don't like you
     
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  3. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Because if you try to sell your AR-15, purchased three weeks ago for $700, for the current going rate of $1500 so you can buy that Python you always wanted, people will call you names like gouger. But if you offer your AR-15 up in trade for a Python, you're still a good guy. I'm not sure why, but that's the way it is.
     
  4. redmud

    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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    Value is in the eye of the beholder:laugh:
     
  5. FortunateSon

    FortunateSon Marion County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    1) Sometimes a desired weapon might be available via trade when it is not readily available at retail.
    2) Smart bartering can enable a person to end up with something worth more than what they started with.
    3) Some folks just like to trade.
    4) Maybe they just don't like you. :paranoid:
     
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  6. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    If I have cash, it may take me time to buy what I want. Availability in a retail setting, etc.

    When I have cash, it seems to slowly disappear. If I have a $500 gun and I want a different $500 gun, sure I can sell it for $500. But if it takes me several weeks to find what I want, I'm likely to find myself with $400. Just easier to trade. Sorry if that disappoints some people...
     
  7. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I just did a trade for ammo and it worked out better for both of us to trade, as the ammos we each wanted were hard to find and overpriced right now.
     
  8. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    And there's always the no paper trail aspect...
     
  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand. How would you get a "paper trail" in a cash vs trade in FTF sales?
     
  10. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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    If I get cash I'm more likely to go "mmm I should buy this and this and this" and then I no longer have cash for the original item I wanted. But if I get it in a trade I get what I wanted and don't have any other distractions.

    Its nothing personal--at least for me--its just business.
     
  11. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ya, I guess it depends on what you do with the money, if you sell and wanted a particular firearm, you might be tempted to buy from FFL.....
     
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  12. CandleMan

    CandleMan Eugene, OR New Member

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    I like the way you think. You and I would get along just fine :D
     
  13. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Make sense. I was not thinking about it from that angle.
     
  14. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Some people don't like Federal Reserve (Debt) Notes...the ones that our Treasury buys from them at interest...but never got anything to pay the interest with so we are stuck with massive debt.