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Overpricing gun selling on this site

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jasonabernathy75, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. jasonabernathy75

    jasonabernathy75 Wilsonville Oregon Member

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    Can someone tell me why people sell their firearms on here at a high price than new?
     
  2. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    They like bumping their own threads.
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    This has been covered before. Short answer because they can. Doesn't mean anyone or you has to buy them. Search if you want further.
     
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  4. xuout1

    xuout1 Sandy Oregon Member

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    They are looking for a sucker. when I sell a gun I price it as a used gun and it sells fast. over priced guns will take weeks or months to sell after the price is droped. Just buy your stuff on line from buds or grabagun and save money.
     
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  5. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    i believe it's because the spouse demanded that they sell the item and the FS is the
    attempt to sell the item. natch, it won't, due to the high asking price. it's all
    part of the plan 'selling' without selling. :)
     
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The members of this forum are sophisticated gun collectors! Their guns are better!

    No one is forced to buy them.
     
  7. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Or some folks might have a WTT/WTS thread, but don't really want cash - they want a specific gun - thus setting the price a bit high to prod for the trade and discourage low ballers. There are PLENTY of low ballers on this sight - at least most of whom have enough tact to send their offers through PM's - though occasionally one throws up their offer in a thread.

    If you don't like the price click the back button and move on.
     
  8. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :deadhorse:
     
  9. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    I think some believe they can justify a high price even on a real P.O.S. because it's offered as an ftf transaction. Especially at this time, many are looking for "no paper" transactions while they still can, and others want to cash in on that.
     
  10. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    Oh....that explains the price on that tec-9 I saw a few weeks ago.
     
  11. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^ + 1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  12. Logical1

    Logical1 southeast portland, OR Member

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    moderator please close this thread..............
     
  13. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Ya know, I'm actually suprised that I haven't seen a gun for sale yet trying to capitalize off of the current events. I figured I'd see people putting up their ak's and ar's with a sales pitch of "get them before their outlawed" or "these mags will be no more next month".

    It seems there actually are people out their with some compassion.
     
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  14. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I think the price of guns are about to go through the roof.
     
  15. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me why people don't use the search function?
     
  16. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Oh and this. if you thought prices were bad they're going to get HORRIFFIC very soon!
     
  17. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Laziness I assume. It seems like every other week for years now I'm seeing a thread about which is the best AR to buy......
     
  18. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    That isn't isolated to this forum. It is the norm on almost every forum to which I belong.
     
  19. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    But that is what keeps forums going - bringing up topics that have already been covered. Plus it gives someone the opportunity to post a profound statment AND make their 822nd post.
     
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  20. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I think that many who are selling older guns are attempting to identify what the current market pricing is for their guns. Sometimes the only way to do that is to put the gun up at a high price and come down from that as others place what they consider to be a fair offer. That is why most list their price and then put OBO (or best offer) behind the price.

    If you think the price is too high place a bid at what you think is a fair price and see if you can negotiate a price acceptable to both parties.