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Gosh I it appears I'm a bad guy!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nimbus, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    A few weeks back I decided I wanted another AR-15. Decided it would be my Christmas. After my wife & I shopped a few stores I made up my mind & bought a Sig M400. Upon my return to the stores & seeing the much reduced
    inventory there was I went into "investment mode". Yes, I picked up a few extra AR-15's (I'm not disclosing how many or what kind)
    & placed them with the rest of my collection. I was hoping that the inflation in the future on the AR's could help fund some
    other more desirable weapons. As you all know, there are few good places these days to invest for much of a return.

    I don't know when I'll decide to sell off these "investment" firearms. After reading all of the remarks on this & other boards
    I'm beginning to feel like a bad guy.

    Isn't this how fee enterprise works? :confused:
     
  2. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Everyone has a choice of what works for them,That does not make you a bad guy.
     
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Like ill-gotten money, the only way to clear your conscience is to sell your AR's at a loss, preferably a large loss. PM me and I'll help you out of your circle of shame ;)
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you're a bad guy. ;)
     
  5. dakaham

    dakaham Albany, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Yep aweful guy!!! the same people out there saying making money evil are probably the same ones who sold thier houses for huge money durring the realestate boom, but thats different i guess! Sell em for triple and enjoy the money! God bless america!!
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Don't worry when every other goober that though they saw quick money instead finds the HUGE CC bill in the mail first of Febuary. You won't be able to sell much of anything for what you paid for it. You will be like the guys trying to sell primers at the gun shows in 2010 and 2011 for 10.00 per thousand more then the local shops had them in stock for.
     
  7. pyromancer

    pyromancer Portland Freelance Graphic Designer Bronze Supporter

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    Stick around, contribute to the board and I won't care what you sold or for how much.
     
  8. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I actually bought a FNAR .308 too that I've always lusted after. I figured they could even be hard to get. If I can sell the other black rifles at enough profit to pay for the FN then I'll be happy!

    Also, when you buy mutiple black rifles while others are waiting for the chance to buy one you get some dagger type looks.

    Of course, I was glad I was packing my little 9MM friend! ;)
     
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  9. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I only pay cash. I feel sorry too for the "goobers" that used credit. Never made sense to me to borrow for investments!
     
  10. andreys21

    andreys21 Milwaukie, OR Active Member

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    If I would know and had the money, I'd done the same thing. You are not a bad guy. People are just mad they didn't buy one in time and/or did not do the same thing.
     
  11. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    I'm mad that I don't have more empty safe capacity to hold more of these store of value items. Nothing wrong with stocking up with what one likes when one has the means to do it. Manufacturers make money, dealers make money, and the buyer takes the risk (future gain or loss). Sounds good to me.
     
  12. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't have nor have I started a list for so called gougers , man get what you can make the money it'sd like he said a free market right now ,
    what the future holds no one really knows I hope and pray Obama is not a commie but we will see we will see
     
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  13. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I pay everything with a cc then pay it off every month no interest fee and get cash back
     
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  14. G1990

    G1990 Portland, Oregon Member

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    everyone obviously wants to make a profit thats why there was a gun buying craze which doesnt make you a bad person but when you post something ridiculous like what ive seen on the classifieds its demoralizing for new gun owners and buyers. Fair would be selling it for the price you bought it for and maybe a fee for the cost and wait for the background check and your time spent in line at the gun shop.
     
  15. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Our Country has been over run by Socialists that believe it's a sin to make a profit on anything. Screw em. Glad you had the cash to purchase a few extra. Hold em until the time is right and sell. Use the profit for anything that you like, you earned it. We need to stop respecting the opinions of Socialists and we need to stop feeling guilty for believing in Capitalism.
     
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  16. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Fair? Selling items for your cost and time is not fair, or even fun. It's not what our system is about. Smart money is in front of DEMAND, not behind.
     
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  17. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    I think you're a jerk! How could you possibly live with yourself going out and buying items of value with the plan of reselling them for profit once they become largely unavailable! Actually now that I think about it you're providing a public service. Buying up these guns and saving them to resell once they are no longer legal to produce for the civilian market is very generous of you. A couple years from now the people whining like a bunch of bubblegumes about the current prices would give their left nut to purchase one of yours at any price. This is the nature of what makes something valuable. Why are Ferraris so expensive? Because they are pretty rare that's why! Thanks for being a firearms bank!
     
  18. dakaham

    dakaham Albany, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Sweet.....I will be able to sleep again now!
     
  19. dakaham

    dakaham Albany, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Sweet.....I will be able to sleep again now!
     
  20. pyromancer

    pyromancer Portland Freelance Graphic Designer Bronze Supporter

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    "NorthwestFirearms.com was founded with three goals in mind, which comprise our mission statement:



    Provide a family friendly online community for firearm enthusiasts of the Northwest to meet other enthusiasts, discuss various topics, share news, buy, sell, & trade, organize events, and much more.


    Provide a resource for firearm owners to organize themselves for the purpose of protecting the second amendment and our firearm rights, as well as defeating gun-control legislation and anti-gun candidates.


    Spread the message of safe firearm use and ownership, while promoting self defense, shooting sports, hunting, and collecting."

    Nice to know you take the view that it is perfectly fine to use this message board as just a place to buy and sell guns. Some of us do not feel that way, and while you can have any opinion on that you want the above is the mission statement of this board. It says nothing about buying or selling but talks a lot about communities and organizing people. If you look at the rules of membership I think the "The Golden Rule of NorthwestFirearms.com" fits in there somewhere too.

    I can not speak for anyone else. I can not tell the OP if he is evil or good, I can give him my opinion on it and how I would view him. To me anyone who joins this board and contributes to the content here rather then just trying to sell stuff is welcome, and I will not judge them on what they sell or for how much. People joining this board just to sell something with no plans of contributing beyond that in my mind should just go somewhere else.