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Does it seem like the handgun classifieds are stale?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 97321, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. 97321

    97321 Albany Active Member

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    Granted, it's been awhile since I posted anything. Still, it's one of my happy pastimes to peruse the classifieds. The wife refers to it as my version of porn. She's right. Seems like there hasn't been a lot of new steel (or poly) on the boards lately. Any speculation?
     
  2. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    This isn't the board to sell things, unless you want your thread crapped on by people with an entitlement attitude. People are probably just tired of it here. I still browse the classifieds, but it's not my first choice.
     
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  3. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    My assumption is that nobody wants to spend $600+/- on something they can't find ammo for. Makes sense if you don't think about it.

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm letting the classified ads air out (in terms of buying) until used Glocks are no longer worth $650. Doesn't mean they aren't worth that, as obviously some... person (?)... is willing to pay that. Just won't be me.

    Things will calm down, prices will drop (as they have on AR's), and things will pick back up a bit...
     
  5. 97321

    97321 Albany Active Member

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    I was pretty much figurin' the same.
     
  6. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    This is a good point. When the panic subsides and people realize prices are falling, they are waiting for things to normalize.
     
  7. 97321

    97321 Albany Active Member

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    Despite what you say, and I'm not disputin' it, NWFA is still my first choice. There are other restaurants, but I prefer to order from this menu.
     
  8. jb11

    jb11 salem Active Member

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    It seems like the handgun classifieds are getting a little better as far as material and pricing goes.I feel pretty stale at the moment I have no trade material,nothing I am willing to sell,and nothing I
    must have.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    If you click on your state,I believe you are getting the same page as last week.
    You have to just go to the appropriate section (handgun/rifle) and go through all the ads.
    Washington ads aren't showing up if you do the "search"
     
  10. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Bid farewell to those days. They will likely follow the $250-350 Smith & Wesson revolver path and just go away forever.

    Much like gasoline... they will charge what we will pay.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I've recently helped dry up a few items that were fairly priced. I already have the ammo
     
  12. Mandodoc

    Mandodoc Battle Ground, WA Member

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    I don't like that the State handgun search does not work and you have to click on all handguns and find WA. Makes it more cumbersome...
     
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  13. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    General rule is if you are selling - whatever you are selling is overpriced crap that no one wants and you should be happy that anyone is even interested enough to lowball you.

    Now, buying? Well you have found a precious gem - get on your knees beggar. How dare you make 'an offer.'

    For instance, a seller wants $950 for an item here for more than a month. I offered $850, then $900. Oh no sir, seller wants $915, not a penny less. HAHAHA. I mean, that $15 means a lot apparently. I passed.

    I do love the classifieds though because I learn a lot about various handguns and rifles.
     
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  14. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Right now, the State selections are broken (they were stuck on 3/25/2013, but now appear to be using 4/8/2013). Anything after that time can be seen by selecting the upper level HANDGUNS link instead. I know Joe was aware of the problem but not sure if he thought it was fixed and it isn't or what.
     
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  15. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Funniest thing I've seen in the classifieds over the last few months? People saying, "I'm valuing my item at pre-panic prices, and expect you to do the same". That is usually followed by saying they are valuing their used Glock with one ten round mag at $700 and want to trade for your Colt or Noveske AR (no Bushmaster or S&W's need respond), as it's only worth $700 as well...

    Figuratively speaking, I have no issue with you pissing on my head, just don't tell me its rain...

    Ohh, and just letting some of you who may not have been buying guns for very long. $625 is not a great deal for a used Glock...
     
  16. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It would be nice to have the classified areas for handguns and ammo cleaned up. There is a lot of stuff still listed that has already been sold. And a lot of ads that are out of date. Would be better if anything that has been sold can have the ad deleted.
    And any ad over 30 days over should be deleted and would need to be re-listed if still for sale. Would make it a lot easier to look through the ads.
     
  17. Mathmattx

    Mathmattx Ellensburg Active Member

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    I agree its just patience vs stupidity I picked up a brand new generation 4. for Glock 17 for 525 yesterday at a gun retailer so why pay 100 more used on the forum. also I agree with the ammunition comment thought about a new revolver yesterday but realized I won't be able to shoot it until the end of summer or later
     
  18. nautox

    nautox Kirkland, WA Member

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    I think that most people (myself included) are in more of a 'buy the guns I want while I can' rather than selling the guns I don't really want/need.
     
  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    So sorry, just helped dry it up more, today
     
  20. OCSportsman

    OCSportsman Oregon Member

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    So help me out here am I over priced on an XD40 subcompact at $425? Or is it being a .40 the issue?