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Uneven Classifieds

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Sig Guy, May 4, 2010.

  1. Sig Guy

    Sig Guy Redmond, WA. New Member

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    I joined a short time ago mainly for the firearms classifieds. The trouble is that I live in Washington and it seems 80% of the guns being sold on here are located in Oregon. Am I missing something or are Oregonians just bigger gun nuts? :paranoid:

    Nothing against Oregon, I would rather just trade locally, in person.
     
  2. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    It's funny you say this, because when I look at the classifieds, all the guns I want to buy are in Washington :) Maybe we need to swap states :)
     
  3. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I think it's just a matter of "the grass is always greener". It seems to me all the good guns are in Washington.:huh:
     
  4. Shamusaiello

    Shamusaiello Beautiful Bremerton New Member

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    Try www.seattleguns.net
    Prices are a little higher and the mods are totalitarian but its better than going to the gun store!
     
  5. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The folks on this site definately love their guns. And I, personally, love to sell my guns to people from this site (Oregon or Washington). When I buy a gun it is a special thing for me, and when I sell it I like to know it is going to a good responsible gun owners care. Sounds corny, but it makes a difference to me when I know that my gun is going to someone who will take care of the piece and enjoy it as I have. This is a great site. Though we don't all agree on politics, even involving firearms, hunting regs, or conservation, all are welcome to share their views and it allows for an open dialogue. Very varied member base politically from those who want to stay off the "grid" and don't want to be a part of this government to veterans who stand for whatever the govenment says is right, and everything in between. All of their points are valid, because they have them. That's America. And, as a side note, Oregon is just that much cooler than anyplace else on Earth!
     
  6. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    I think it's safe to say that the hub of the NWFA community is Portland Oregon.
     
  7. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Agreed, and its been ranging out lately.

    Looking at the metro area from Salem to Longview (~2.75 million), the Washington side is about 460,000, or about 17 percent. If 20% of ads are from the Washington side, then the sale rate is about the same per capita.

    So we are into guns just as much as our neighbors to the south:drinkingbuds:

    Still, I've had to make some trips north to Seattle to get deals.
     
  8. Sig Guy

    Sig Guy Redmond, WA. New Member

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    A huge THANKS for this tip! I was able to sell my gun within a week there without driving hundreds of miles or any messy and expensive shipping. The mods totally left me alone so I can't complain. Thanks again! :thumbup:
     
  9. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    I'm pretty new over there... but the first thing I bought, was actually from a moderator. He seemed like a pretty nice guy, and I'm not doubting your claim, but... care to expand on that?!
     
  10. Shamusaiello

    Shamusaiello Beautiful Bremerton New Member

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    They have never said anything to me personally but they really get down on new people that don't folow the posted rules. I have also seen lots of petty pissing contests that while I was never involved, they discouraged me from getting into the social side of the site. They are great guys that voulenteer their time into making that a great site but I live by the motto of if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
     
  11. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I'm with these guys.

    Everything I want seems to be in WA