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Old 09-03-2010, 07:46 PM
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Default Getting Top Dollar For Used Guns?

Im an alright negotiator. I don't attend tons of gun shows or pawn shops, but Im still able to find decent deals. I've never grabbed what I consider a 'steal', but I certainly won't pay top dollar.


What I have a bit more difficulty with is the selling end of things. I seem to suck at it. How do you go about getting top dollar on resale? Is it about presentation? Waiting for a sucker to come along and wooing them with a good line of bullshit? Where do you go/how do you advertise?
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:48 PM
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Default Re: Getting Top Dollar For Used Guns?

it helps to have something that isint common or is desired by collectors in good condition

other than that its just a matter of finding the right buyer and as long as the gun is in good condition you will get as much as a gun shop would out of it in a private sale
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: Getting Top Dollar For Used Guns?

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it helps to have something that isint common or is desired by collectors in good condition

other than that its just a matter of finding the right buyer and as long as the gun is in good condition you will get as much as a gun shop would out of it in a private sale
+1

And be patient, don't feel like you should take the first ok offer someone makes, hold out until you get what you want
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: Getting Top Dollar For Used Guns?

Presentation of the advertisement is huge in my opinion!

Mine seem to be more successful because I make them look attractive and use lots of pictures.


Private party.
Post them on the established gun boards.

If selling you'll take some loss but nothing compared to what a shop or store will pay.

If buying you can find some pretty good deals.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: Getting Top Dollar For Used Guns?

Or alternatively if you live in central FL you could sell them to me. =)

I'm almost always looking to buy if it something I am interested in and especially for a good deal.



Seriously though,

Create accounts on the firearm boards.
Post your ads.

Sell your stuff.


Unless you want to hassle with shipping keep the transaction in state.

Just ensure you post that in your ad so buyers are aware.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Getting Top Dollar For Used Guns?

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And be patient,
True dat! I had a couple of .380 autos, NIB, that I had for like to years with no takers.

Then I sold them both, the same day.

Back to topic--I have found that having a gun to sell which you bought privately--and hence cannot be traced--is a factor which tends to justify high prices.

Also, throwing in ammo or a holster or a hard case can add disproportionately to your selling price.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:12 PM
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Back to topic--I have found that having a gun to sell which you bought privately--and hence cannot be traced--is a factor which tends to justify high prices.
lol..

Fuck no.

If someone tried to justify higher prices with that reasoning I wouldn't buy from the douche.

Selling and buying privately -- you can expect better prices -- just the opposite!

Better than what you can get at a store which has overhead.. selling to make a profit.. etc.
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