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Gauging interest in a community gun market index

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Zeshio, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Zeshio

    Zeshio Olympia Active Member

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    I have no idea if you all think i'm crazy or not, but I wanted to make something for the community that people could refer to when buying/selling guns. I want to know if you all would participate in it before I start pounding out excel equations.

    So my basic idea is this- I'd like to list out popular guns for the different gun categories (pistol, shotgun, rifle, etc) with current average retail prices. Every week, the community would vote on each gun as a buy, a sell, or a hold (like stocks). This community rate would show how current gun prices and opinions are trending for each weapon. I'd also like to factor in a type of threat level- if a gun might rise in price due to lack of retail inventory or because of pending legislation/bad press.

    I could go into more detail but I'll save it for later. Please let me know if you would participate in this pseudo-science "Gun Market Index" post if I created it. As mentioned, you would just need to vote buy/sell/hold for each weapon listed once a week. I would do all the aggregate data in the background and post it as pretty pictures and graphs.

    Buy- this gun is currently undervalued
    Sell- this gun is currently overvalued
    Hold- this gun is at appropriate prices

  2. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    sounds interesting, and kinda fun! I'd play around with it!
    Sling Blade and (deleted member) like this.
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Garbage in, garbage out. educate thy own self perhaps
  4. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Sure couldn't hurt to give it a try!
  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Very interesting.