Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Gun Auction (PDX/Vancouver, wa) Sept 30th 7pm

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by billcoe, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    385
    These are good folks, and the auctions are fun. If you've never been to one, you can show up and watch it like TV. However, be aware as you are bidding on the most prized gun you've ever seen, and you just MUST have it, there is what they call a buyers premium of 12% I believe it use to be which you will give the house as well as the scratch for what ever you won. So calculate that as you're bidding.


    O'Gallerie: Fine Arts, Antiques and Estate Auctions
     
  2. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Beaverton, OR Chief Cook/Bottle Washer

    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    126
    ouch on the buyers premium, but, even with that in mind, there are some NICE guns in the list.
     
  3. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,114
    Likes Received:
    745
    Sweet, now where are all those people that didn't believe me when I told them this was happening a month ago?
     
  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    589
    Well I may put this on my calendar.
    Never know what they will start prices at, so perhaps you could pick up something cheap.
     
  5. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    227
    if you go to online bidding, it will show you opening bid.
     
  6. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    2,801
    Nobody ever gets a deal at an auction. They get caught up in the frenzy of the bidding and just have to have that particular item, and then they do the yippy skippy dance after "winning" the item at a price well above what you could have likely paid for it elsewhere. Adding the 12% hose job, errrrr "buyers premium", minimum opening bids, reserves all pretty much guarantees overpaying.

    Awesome deal for the seller and auctioneer.
     
  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    589
    Mileage may vary with auctions. I know I've gone to them and gotten a good deal several times. Of course, you have to fight the urge to do exactly what is being described. Set a hard limit, and stick with it.
     
  8. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    589
    I see estimated selling price, but not opening bid. Maybe I missed it.
     
  9. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    589
    My bad! Found it.
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,477
    Likes Received:
    7,711
    I prefer a sealed bid auction. You put your price on it and walk away.
    I picked up a really nice vintage safe for $125.00 last year.
    It must weigh at least 3500 lbs, and I think the weight alone scared off most people from bidding on it.
     
  11. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    227
    register and make a max bid.
     
  12. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    1,308
    Some nice stuff here.
     
  13. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,553
    Likes Received:
    1,124
    Can you tell the rest of us how you found it?
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,477
    Likes Received:
    7,711
    Click on the fourth tab down marked "Online Bidding - Live" it's red colored.
    Scroll down to the fourth tab marked "Firearms".
     
  15. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    198
    So, any pics of your new toys?

    I got outbid on all the stuff I wanted. That 18% fee, plus ffl fee, plus washington tax really killed it for me though.
     
  16. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    193
    Yea, that sucked. There's no way that a WA resident was going to get a deal there. I think it's really rediculous that a WA state gunstore closed, and all the contents were trasferred to an OR state FFL just so it could be auctioned. If the owner of gunstore wanted to sell stuff, then he should have sold it all on the WA side. We Vancouver folks get few breaks with Portland having all the good g-stores, the good g-shows, and apparently, the good auctions. I guess I can't complain; I chose to live here when PDX is just a mere stone's throw away. Oh well, at least I don't pay state income tax. That 10% of my salary saved buys alot of guns & ammo. Probably a fair tradeoff.

    -Thirtycal