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New Members and Insane Prices

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 360shooter, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. 360shooter

    360shooter Portland Member

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    Sure have been a lot of new members lately. I'm all for more people joining the forum, but I question if some are simply doing so to try and sell what they have at inflated prices. Or better yet, are longstanding members creating new accounts because they are embarrassed about the prices they are asking?

    Case in point: Someone joined yesterday and promptly listed a Gen 4 Glock 19 for $900. Not a great start to being a contributing member on the forum.

    Anyways, I'm all for selling at market rates and definitely wouldn't want to sell too cheap so someone can "flip" it for a profit. But just thought I'd see if anyone else has similar thoughts?
     
  2. nwdrifter

    nwdrifter troutdale oregon Active Member

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    I have not but have been temped, why sell at old prices just because some are having a tizzy about make ups, prices are always supply and demand, its the price it would cost for me to sell, not what i paid. For me im just not not sure i want to let anything go, but if i do it will b under a new account so i dont have to hear the flames from 1/2 the members that think they should only have to pay old prices because they didnt stock for themselves..

    i'm sure most of the newbies and established members
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    If I got me a boob job and some new fancy lipstick I'd probably charge an extra $5 per trick.. never know, since I'm a dude and not a whore. Glocks suck anyways
     
  4. Blaylocke

    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    I don't see anything wrong with what people are doing. Coincidentally, I have a Hi-Point 9mm for $750 if anyone is interested.
     
  5. 360shooter

    360shooter Portland Member

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    I guess I am more interested in the idea that current members may be changing to a different user ID to sell stuff at some of the prices I've seen.
     
  6. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'm thinking straight up trade for my Lorcin 9mm....deal?
     
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  7. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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  8. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Was that the Glock that was 100, THAT'S 100% USA MADE and very, VERY rare?
     
  9. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    It is a free market, and there is current upward demand in the market due to various factors. I don't like it but I am not there to say they cannot do it. I simply walk away with my $ and look for a different opportunity.

    Peter
     
  10. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I dont get all the indignation. You can have a free market or a controlled market. An event comes along and upsets the apple cart, and well, a new price/exchange value is established.

    If the price drops instead of going up, how many would be a 'stand up' buyer and pay more than the 'current' value?
     
  11. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've actually seen an item for sale under a noob id and then a day later same ad under a longer standing user id. Opps...user probably forgot which userid they were supposed to be using.
     
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  12. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    For trade - my like new FN 5.7 pistol w/ red dot, 30-round mags and threaded barrel for your new Corvette. LOL
     
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  13. n0xious

    n0xious Portland, SE Member

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    I got a warning for adding my 2 cents in on one of those,

    "No such thing as price gouging on a non life essential item. I would like to see you do a video on "gouging"."

    My response

    Actually in WWII the federal government set up a hotline to report all price gougers. They would be heavily fined and lose the right to operate the business if reported. In more modern history it was implemented after Katrina, and Sandy. The issue with this is a state of emergency needs to be declared before the parties can be reported. Current fine is $50,000 for anything item marked up more then 10% while in a state of emergency.
    Now if we could declare that lack of ammo has put us in a dangerous position where we are vulnerable to attack....Any way it's all a dream. I saw it in 89 it will level out when the panic buy ends. At that time SKS new ran about $99 they were selling for $600 shortly after. 6 months later they settled at around $200 and stayed at that price.

    Dear n0xious,

    You have received a warning at Northwest Firearms Community.

    Reason:
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    Follow these specific classified rules.

    Please review the forum rules.

    Rule 14•1. No threadcrapping
    If you dislike like something about the ad, ignore it. If you spot blatant misrepresentation, an illegal ad, etc. please notify a moderator.


    To "deadeye"
    I disagree that i was "Thread crapping"
    I made no mention of the members product or his price. I merely added to the discussion about "Price gouging" in a general sense. If he chose to take that as a ding against his post maybe he should look deeper at his own feelings regarding the issue.
    I would like to refer you to this article for some deeper insight on the subject. How to See Yourself As Others See You: 6 steps (with pictures)

    This is the second time I have received a warning for making a valid statement. I agree that some people in the thread were indeed being accusatory, I however was not.
    I guess in these times while our second amendment is being threatened it is just as easy to attack the first.


    to me

    I think you are missing the point that the thread was in fact a classified ad and not a discussion thread. You need to look at it as what would you think if a similar discussion occured in an ad you had posted and none of the posts actually pertained to the sale of your item.


    To "Deadeye"

    If this discussion occurred on an add I had posted...

    I would have to consider that I upset my pier group by asking an outrageous price for the Item I had to sell. I would be forced to consider my actions and question if i was indeed taking advantage of a situation. Further more I would have to come to terms with the fact that i upset my pier group, and should make an honest statement about my intentions.

    I assume you would do the same. It would be the logical course of action, don't you agree?


    No further response.
     
  14. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I want a red corvette. My FN comes with that plastic box + a thread protector. If you deliver the Corvette (must be 2012 or newer with less than 1000 miles) I will throw in a box of T6 5.7 ammo. You can't get that ammo anymore so it must be worth about $500.

    Noxious -

    You've got to have more of a sense of humor about all this. When I see a Scar for $5k or a 5.7 pistol for $3k, an LCP for $550 - I am entertained, not mad. I don't get worked up that someone is asking a nutty price, who cares?

    Plus. sometimes it is really hard to determine the real market value of something. So it might make sense to ask a (reasonably) high price at first to sniff things out and then bring the price down. Nothing is worse than listing something for $1000 and getting five immediate
    "I'll take" its later to find out the item was worth $2000.
     
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  15. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    This is why we will never win in the end. We are to busy screwing each other , then to work together.
     
  16. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Apple seems to be successful at it.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Trade ya my Raven .22 for it.............
     
  18. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    And I thought I was the only one he disliked........
     
  19. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    I'm suprised you haven't had another one for this post

    Northwest Firearms Community - Forum Rules

     
  20. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have one round of Norma .220 Swift. That has to be ultra rare. I want to trade it for four brand new Glocks. Only multi-gun trades need apply...

    I have been liberally applying the ignore button to many new members. Only see a few ignored posts in any areas other than forums...