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Not what I expected.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pirogue, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Pirogue

    Pirogue Oregon Member

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    My son who has bought and sold on this site for some time recommended NWF because its local. So I joined and put a revolver up for sale, but on advice from a senior NWF member researched online further and after finding that I was way under a market value changed the posting accordingly.
    Apparently some here think that newbie posters shouldn't ever adjust their posted price, except downward, and be held to the business standards of a dealer/broker.
    Thanks to those that welcomed me and were helpful by suggesting online sources to find a current market value range for my revolver.
     
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  2. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Well... ok?
     
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  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    The internet is full of people who think they are a gift to all mankind and everyone should listen to them.

    Ignore them, and move on.

    Well, try to ignore them. If you can't, go to the range and allow the badness leave you through the barrel. :)
     
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  4. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to NWFirearms - It is the internet, there are children playing here! Present yourself as you wish to be understood and ignore those that try to get under your skin. You have no need for them anyway.
    There are a lot of good people around this place, Enjoy Yourself.
    Silver Hand
     
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  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Try and look at it from a buyers point of view.
    You offered the S&W revolver for about 1/2 the going price. Then four posts later, someone pointed out that it was under valued.
    You then retracted the set price and tripled it. You had already received three PM's before the your price change.
    You could have sent a private message to the first responder and explained the situation and let him offer a price that he might be willing to pay.
    You set things in motion by not doing any research as to the value of the S&W. Anyone capable of setting up a membership account on Northwest Firearms is certainly capable of looking up the value of any firearm.
    Maybe you should pick up your marbles and go play someplace else.
     
  6. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    jbett98 - I like what you have written to Pirogue to the point of asking him to leave.

    WE all make mistakes - We are all driven by our emotions at times. I myself have notified several people there firearms were under priced. Some of which I would loved to have in my collection but fair is fair and I like to treat people as I would like to be treated.
    Silver Hand
     
  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ^^^ Sounded to me like a suggestion and possible solution. Not a direct request. No sympathy here, whining on the new member introductions thread? Eh!
     
  8. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    If you "under price" a gun and I buy it, Thanks. I'm not required to pay "market value"--I got a bargin! Thanks again.
     
  9. Pirogue

    Pirogue Oregon Member

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    Thanks Jbett. Where is this rule published? Like I said I'm new to the NW site.
     
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  10. Pirogue

    Pirogue Oregon Member

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    Very true Morpheus. Maybe thats why sellers are attracted to the auction sites, if your private reserve is not met you can try again without p****ng anyone off.
     
  11. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you call up a store and ask for a selling price on an item and they quote you x amount over the phone, then when you arrive at the store they have jacked up the price three times the quote, how would you feel about it.
    Would you buy the item or tell the store to sod off.
     
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  12. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I just saw bigfoot and he was wearing my flip-flops....

    Welcome to the internet!
     
  13. Intention

    Intention Hillsboro,oregon Active Member

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    I have to agree with jbet here. Takes about one minute to open another window go to buds or gunbroker and get a general idea of value. Most in here seem to start out a bit high and adjust their price down ward accordingly. Imho you chose to let some one else do your leg work, in the real world that usually costs you apx 20%.
     
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  14. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    That a-hole has my sunglasses!
     
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  15. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Pirogue - I think the issue members had with it is more of "a deal is a deal" mentality. There is a certain unwritten code of ethics that most adhere to on this site, and a new member coming in and posting his first posts in the classifieds then reneging on the original deal ruffled some feathers.

    You seem like a good guy - if you sell your gun here consider becoming a contributing member! Glad to have you aboard and good luck with your cool piece.
     
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  16. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    It is your stuff. Change the price on it anytime you like. Expect some flack for it, but, in the end, it is your stuff.
     
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  17. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    U don't want to shop here don't, but I don't want to read how somehow you got your panties in a wad grow up or move out pick one.:needpics:
     
  18. Pirogue

    Pirogue Oregon Member

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    That's bargain not bargin.
     
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  19. Pirogue

    Pirogue Oregon Member

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    I agree a dealer/broker should be held to a higher standard. I'm not a dealer.
     
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  20. Pirogue

    Pirogue Oregon Member

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    Do dealer/brokers have to identify themselves on this site for ethical reasons?