- Nov 28, 2013
- Mass Northshore
Unfortunately, sometimes sellers put a ridiculously high price on something becauseMonday morning rant:
5 of the six newest ads in Handguns are Glocks + several bumps.
In another ad I was curious about the asking price but seller edited out the price with SPF. If you're going to do that, go all in and edit out the whole ad.
Okay, certain popular calibers of ammo are in short supply and people seem willing to pay 75-100% more than its shelf or bulk price on Feb 1. But asking that big a markup for Combloc calibers seems a stretch.
As for how guns are priced, if I think the seller has something close to a good price, I'll make an offer no more than 10% less. More than that is bordering on or is lowballing. If the gun is really overpriced, I'm not going to lowball to the actual market price.
A. They were stupid and paid too much
B. They know that they are going to be lowballed and factor that in to the starting price
C. Some rube might actually pay it
I sold 2 Glocks last week at or near asking price literary hours after listing because they were priced right. Legitimate buyers still recognize value when they see it....