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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 9209, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. 9209

    9209 Portland, OR Member

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    Closed-Sorry, can't get thread to delete...
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  2. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    I dont know what you have but you have in my opinion a better chance of getting what you are asking then at a gun shop - they have to make a profit which means you get less for your pistol. See what other guns in like condition are going for and price accordinly not what you bought it for - my quess is you might be high. JMO

    James Ruby

    Most people want to see a picture of the pistol that might help.
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    If its not selling for the price you want, its probably priced too high for the current market.

    Personally I wouldn't take it to any pawn or gun shop...you'd make more selling it on NWFA even if you dropped the price $100.

  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Pawn shops will attempt to steal it from you. Decide for yourself exactly how low your price can go, open up your ad to "OBO" and post good pictures. Treat every offer as it will be the only offer, work with the person to get you close to your lowest price you can accept. If that dosen't work, IMHO Gun Broker in Clackamas generally will offer the best fair price on your gun, maybe a little more if you are trying to use it to trade for something they have....

    Just my 2 cents.....
  5. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Usually a pawn shop will give you less than 1/3rd of what they can sell it for. Even a gun shop might only go to ½ the selling price.
    There's one shop here in Vancouver that contacted me via PM here after I mentioned I might want to sell a shotgun. Told me if I got tired of trying to sell to the "amateurs" on the NWFA site to bring it to them!!
    Since I got that from them I refuse to ever do business with them for anything.
  6. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Since you asked for advice:

    -Post good pictures.
    -Compare your price with similar models on GunBroker.com
    -Just because you "want" to get a certain price doesn't mean you will get it.