Rare vs Super Rare......a classified ad question.

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  1. nehalemguy

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    When placing an ad in the classified section, how do I determine if the firearm/accessory I am putting up for sale is "rare" or "super rare"? :D

    Edit...... to clarify my post.......I don't own anything rare or super rare. I'm just poking fun at ads that use phrases such as that.
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    Depends on how many of them you are selling I think..o_O
     
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    There is also another catagory called “unibtainium” and is usually left for special items not available but still highly desired.
     
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    If you have a item that to the best of your knowledge is truly a one of a kind, then Super Rare it is. One of the Winchester Model 1873 "One of a Thousand" Rifles might fit. Just Rare is harder to define. I guess if there are maybe 100K of the item it could be called Rare but that's just a guess.
     
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    Depends how overpriced the item is.
     
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    Best answer:s0101:
     
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    And I'm of the opinion that the "Instant Collectables" that several Gun Companies have turned out over the years Simply don't meet either definition.
     
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    Just another sales pitch that appeals to the human nature of wanting the status of being one of the “haves” over the “have nots”.


    So many things in this world are about climbing to the top, and staying there. “Super rare”... it’s usually some name-brand plastic POS :rolleyes:
     
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    I would say an Albanian SKS in pristine condition, with a good trigger would meet the criteria of rare, but not super rare.

    Or a 1985 production MP5 F/A new in the box for $1200 would be super rare to me.
     
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    Not having the production numbers for that Year; I can't say just how many were made(I'd guess more than a few), but the price would, I think, Qualify for the Super Rare. Now something like the Jack Ruby Gun with documents would qualify.
     
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    Now you’re talkin’ Unicorns with those parameters.... LOL!
     
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    Ah, a question of the ages.. like what is a star and what is a superstar..

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    "Rare" is so overused in firearm classifieds that it has become meaningless.
     
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    The Jack Ruby gun would be one of a kind.
     
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    And, therefore Qualify as Super Rare. Or at least, I would think so.:D:D:D
     
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    Rare at times can mean not seen often in usable / good or better condition...Case in point:
    There are many North West Trade Guns and "Indian Trade" Rifles out there...but due to hard use and a long lifetime of use it is "rare" to find one in "good" or better shape.

    I would guess it depends on the firearm , its features , history of production , area where used or sold etc...
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    Right up there with “tactical“.... :s0170:
     
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    If it has a certificate of authenticity it probably isn't rare.
     
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    Just how would that apply to the Ruby gun? There aren't even Two of them and there is a certificate.
     
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    I just tossed in 1985 to indicate non dealer samples. I’m ignorant to thier actual production dates while still lusting for one...especially in 10mm suppressed
     
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