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Classifieds..........leave price listed after gun is sold

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by coctailer, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    It will be easier to build a value guide if everyone leaves the price in their ads even after the item is sold.

    It will save the OP time also because he doesn't have to edit his ad, just close it.
     
  2. theduke

    theduke NW Member

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    I agree ,the pics would be nice too. Easy quick referance w/out leaving site

    Thanks Dan
     
  3. Logical1

    Logical1 southeast portland, OR Member

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    this is actually a very basic thing everyone can do. I think the reason people yank out the price after they sell something is for the very same reason we want it left in there. I know Im guilty of pulling my price after selling. I figured if they guy was ever going to sell the item he bought from me, the last thing he needed was someguy saying well I know you paid 1000.00 for it two monthes ago WTF is the price increase about. It almost doesnt allow anyone to price to what the market will bear. Sorta cutting the free interprise out of the equation. But Im willing to leave mine up there, I mean we're all here for deals and steals anyway right?
     
  4. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    I think this is an excellent idea.
     
  5. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    I like how some sites allow you to strikethrough the text so you can see clearly that it is sold, but still read the text behind.
     
  6. graydog

    graydog Aloha,Oregon Member

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    We need to delete pics because of limited attachment space on the classified board,don't we?
     
  7. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    Shouldn't matter, pics are not hosted on the board.

    As for leaving price it is a great idea. It somebody sells $200 higher and you don't want to pay it go find a better price, and if you can't find a better price then you know that them making $200 is warranted IMO
     
  8. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    This is a good idea because it gives you an idea if anyone is buying and reselling guns for a profit on here.

    Just for everyone's knowledge, related to that topic, if you buy and resell firearms for a profit, you can be prosecuted with a felony charge.
     
  9. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I guess it's a good thing that all of your "sales" have been at a loss then 'eh? :D
     
  10. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Isn't the reason you can get in trouble for buying and selling for the SOLE purpose of profit.

    If you buy a gun decided you don't like it and then sell it and happen because of market forces make a little profit still land in hot water?

    Just curious? I wish I had a gun to sell but they all went down in a boat over green peter! Damn that Lake!

    Steven
     
  11. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    PG and I had a discussion on this a month ago and I called ATF for clarification.

    They said "Don't worry about what the law says. Worry about what the US Attorney labels your activity as. They will decide if you go to prison or not."

    If you are "Dealing" firearms without a license, you will go to prison they say.

    I would recommend to anyone to call ATF to make sure they are doing the right thing. They are very helpful.

    There will be lots of "Internet Experts" and people that argue what is constitutional or not, but that is all spewed out of the mouths of people that "read something once on a website."

    I am not an expert on ATF rules myself even though I have all the rule-books here at my fingertips.

    I am just some guy on the internet.
     
  12. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    To bad we don't have a Jury system in this country :eek:
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    We do. They convict people that break laws.

    Laws are written by someone. They aren't written by jurors.
     
  14. doug

    doug Tacoma Member

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    on a different note regarding the classifieds..... everyone should try to refrain from making comments about what a rip off something is, or personally attacking a seller. Just read the ad and keep your opinion about the fairness of the offer to yourself.
     
  15. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    OR IF YOU MUST SEND THEM A PM:thumbup:
     
  16. Descendant

    Descendant Eugene, Oregon Member

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    So, if I have a question about whether something is a good value or not, I can PM one of you guys?

    I like the witty comments on this forum, you guys are funny. If someone's price is way too high I think they are leaving themselves open to a clever retort.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  17. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well it comes down to proving if you are making a business of buying and selling guns, because that's what the ATF's definition of a dealer is. If you buy a gun, shoot it for a while, then you sell it later for a few bucks more, you are less likely to be indicted than lets say, if you buy a gun, then turn around and sell it in a matter of days for a profit, especially when unfired.

    But you can be indicted either way, the only way to be safe, is to know in the back of your mind that if you sell for a profit, you will be able to have a proper defense in a court of law.
     
  18. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    You can ask out in the open too, the rule no thread crapping doesn't mean you can't start a thread in the proper forum area and ask about a specific AD, correct my if I'm wrong staff.
     
  19. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    On another talk about "threadcrapping" I said I thought it was alright if users started their own thread to ask a value of firearm, but it's probably best to make no mention of it being the same one for sale on here, to avoid conflict with the seller.
     
  20. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    On values, the buyer must take a little responsibility. Research will tell you that Mini-14s are not worth $900.

    If you buy one for $900.......your fault for getting taken.

    If you see one listed for $900 and you know its worth $400.........back out of the thread.

    If you are really offended that someone listed the Mini-14 for $900, then report the post.