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I went onto Gunbroker and I found this:

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BAMCIS, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Snake Eyes Pythons

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=463982939

    I don't know if this is a good deal or not. But if I was trying to sell something for north of 15 grand I'd sure as hell have a lot better pictures. Why do people try to sell stuff in this manner? Especially something high end? The wife keeps telling me to lower my expectations in people so I won't be disappointed. Am I guilty of that in this case?
     
  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Well... No matter how crapy the pictures are he has a $15,000 bid ;)
     
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  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    You can expect all you want if you are willing to put your money up, but if you ain't willing then what does it matter?:D
     
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  4. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have one for sale. As you can tell by this picture it is in perfect shape :)

    oXWoZW7.jpg
     
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  5. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    5 bids and $15526 will buy a lot of ammo for his other guns....
    Nice but this "chump doesn't have the change"
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Hahaha!!
    15,000?!

    There are about a million other things I could think of buying before I'd bite on that "deal"..
     
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  7. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Sheesh I wish I had 15 grand, even if I couldn't spent it on a new toy
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Some folks have that kind of disposable cash laying around.
    I was watching a high end car auction awhile back and a guy won the bid on a really nice Ford muscle car and after he spent $85,000.00 bucks he turned around and sent it back up for auction so he could donate it to some charity.
     
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  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I have clients like that, perhaps in another life Ill be blessed enough to know what thats like.
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My late friend Terry inherited a couple of million.
    He tried like hel to to spend it on some of the coolest things, like a Ferrari, machine guns and trips to Vegas, but ignoring the warning signs of colon cancer ended his wanton free style spending.
    Your health is your greatest wealth, and he would have gladly given it all for more time on this spinning planet.
     
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  11. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    That's where we are, I retired in '99 my wife was going to retire in '08 and had actually put her paperwork in. Then her daughter died and we "inherited" her two kids. Oldest has moved out but the youngest is still with us and will be for another three years.
    The "kicker" is that the wife's health went south three years ago. Started vomiting blood and has been in the hospital 15 times, 12 for the blood issues and three for hernia operations. Still no real diagnosis or "fix" for what ever is wrong. They have found a "cyst" on her liver and they keep checking for cancer but, so far, nothing for sure. Right now she's prohibited from driving because of dizzy spells and spends most of her time in bed. So, wealth without health doesn't do anyone any good! We didn't inherit or win any of the money either, just good savings in her IRA's with company matching.

    Deen
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    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
     
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  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dean, I think I've said this before but I'd like to send best wishes to you and your wife. I hope she has a full recovery. So sad!

    As to the question at hand, I have no idea of the value of those silly little gats. I certainly wouldn't buy them, even with plenty of cash (which I don't have)! I don't get people using crappy photos to sell stuff, high end or low.
     
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  13. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    :s0095: I could get lots of real nice guns that I could shoot for that kind of money, That's one expensive display!.:s0159:

    Dean, prayers going out for you and your family.
     
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  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not even if I had the money. Just not worth it to me.
     
  15. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    For the best pics of firearms, go look at the "Jack The Dog" web site.
    His excellent pics bring higher dollars, as his auctions consistently prove.
     
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  16. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Over a 30 year period of time one should be able to average a 10% rate of return if invested wisely....and that means the original $15,000 will turn into about $262,000

    So those guns don't cost $15,000, they actually cost $262,000 :D
     
  17. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I spent $1,100.00 cash on my mint 6" brilliant polished Python a couple of years ago and thought that was a lot of money, but now I'm glad I did.
     
  18. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Where can one find a 10% return? Wow! I'd be all over that!!
     
  19. 308

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    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I don't have that to spend on Pythons.........but there were only a few of such sets made and the demand continues to rise. As such the price does not surprise me. I own one Python and that is enough for me, at least for now :rolleyes: