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Classified translator

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ridleyman, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. ridleyman

    ridleyman NES Member

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    Classified Translator:

    rare = probably not so rare, and something nobody cares about. or just simply ugly. people recognize real rare, so don't bother. and your special, unique serial number doesn't typically qualify as rare. also, something isn't rare just because everybody else on earth was too smart to touch it.

    bump x 1 = normal, maybe your potential buyer was away for a couple weeks

    bump x 2 = okay, maybe your potential buyer wasn't paying their internet bill and got shut off for a while

    bump x 3+ = your potential buyer has died

    safe queen = never liked it much, maybe some other sucker-er-buyer will take it

    price drop = the original price was outrageous, maybe some buyer will step in for this slightly less outrageous price

    updated = forgot to mention that the barrel is slightly warped. and the action is rusted shut.

    list of features = not necessary. we're gun nuts-er-enthusiasts, no need to list 100's of features. we know the Colt 1911A1 comes with its very own grip safety and barrel "system"

    minor blemish = scratch

    minor scratch = gouge

    minor gouge = missing stock

    great truck gun = gun for sale was dragged by truck along rt 128

    will sell separately = if you thought that the price was good, read the fine print. the price includes the box, manual, and frame. if you want the slide, barrel, and innards, that will really cost you!

    package = comes with the gun, box, AND even the manual!

    "check the prices on Gunbroker" = rip off



    Feel free to add to it............
     
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  2. LuvToGoFast

    LuvToGoFast NES Member

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    I will let it go for...
    Or
    One more bump then it goes back in the safe
    Or
    I don’t NEED to sell this.
    =
    I only will sell it for exorbitant prices. And give you attitude if you make me a lower offer.
     
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  3. garandman

    garandman Instructor NES Member

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    Ridleyman - Outstanding!
     
  4. 556USER

    556USER NES Member

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    When I saw the title of this post I thought it might be about language translators doing sensitive work for the government. LOL "classified translator"

    There was a shotgun that I was interested in, key word "was," that I messaged seller about here 6 weeks or so ago and got no response. It was originally listed way back in the fall of 2018 but bumped many times to keep it current. Better that he did not respond as I was not paying that price anyway. LOL
     
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    what's Bump x 114 mean? [devil]
     
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  6. C. Stockwell

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    "My wife wants me to sell it but I don't want to sell it so it's just going to stay listed for sale but it won't sell."
     
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  7. drgrant

    drgrant Moderator NES Member

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    it means you're probably selling a flobert parlor rifle....
     
  8. whacko

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    "minor suface oxidation" = Rusted as f*** cuz it's been in a cardboard box stuffed behind the drop freezer in a moldy basement for 25 years.
     
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  9. whacko

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    Or a mid 1960s Browning auto 5 light 12 and asking $900 you know.....cuz it's real clean
     
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    Price is FIRM = you can still get several hundred $$$ off
     
  11. USS_Silversides

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    “About 300 Rounds down the pipe” = I bought it used and may be the 5the owner, round count is completely unknow.
     
  12. Mountain

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    Strong rifling = dark, pitted bore. With some imagination you can see lands and grooves.

    Bright bore = frosted bore

    Bore could use a good cleaning = But don’t clean it because it will still look like a sewer pipe.
     
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  13. TomMontana

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    • "Pre-Healey" rifles = MSRP+$600
    • "Anderson Lower" = $40 vs "Pre-Healey" Anderson Lower = $400
    • "Used" Glock Mags = $15 vs "Pre-ban" Glock Mags = $150

    Classifieds must be slow. Don't see "Goose Rules" disclaimer that much anymore.
     
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    I would dispute the "safe queen" comment because if someone has 40+ guns, there isn't the time or always enough money to shoot them all. I still have NIB guns in my safes.
     
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    strangenh NES Member

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    Honestly, from the title, I thought at first this thread was about a linguistics job at the DoD.
     
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  16. whacko

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    So did I. But......once you get it the thread.....it delivers!!!
     
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  17. northny

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    rare = oddball = 30% above standard ma**h*** price

    Collectible = if you pay my 30 % inflated price I’ll make money on it

    Rare and collectible = + 30% for rare +30% for collectible +30% for the “and”

    RARE and COLLECTIBLE = and another 20% for use of capital letters
     
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  18. Penniepup1

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    That’s a classic.
     
  19. new guy

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    Original condition = never cleaned
     
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    Moving out of state = I’m an online dealer in Florida.
     
  21. Coda

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    One of my favorites is the sliding scale for "mint condition"

    "It's in mint condition for its age" = Old and Beat
     
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    Custom stipple job (beginner with a cheap soldering iron)

    I added all of this stupid expensive stuff to the gun and I absolutely think the current value is the sum of these parts.
     
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  23. fencer

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    The ones that kill me are the ads that list used guns for more than I can buy it for new. Do a little homework.
     
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    Spot on with this thread

    Back in late 2018 I thought the classifieds were like an Underground Railroad for guns. Then I came to my senses and realized a much larger world existed out there. I always loved the “rare” moniker.
     
  25. McReef

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    You guys didn’t know the site has a built in translator??? I’ll fill you in...

    When to use translator = When “bumps” exceed 3X, or, you see any items listed with “Pre-Healy” in the title.

    How to use translator = Click on posting user’s name, click on “ignore”, refresh your feed.

    Pro’s - The beauty of this translator feature is it automatically apply’s to all of this user’s posts, preventing future confusion.

    Con’s - If you are ever in the market for a pedestal sink, availability might be spotty.
     
  26. new guy

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    It’s fair to trash certain types of sellers but I’ll admit that I’m a big fan of the NES classifieds. They’re not what they used to be, but I’ve grabbed some great deals over the years so it’s hard to complain.
     
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    It’s the NES loophole!
     
  28. LuvToGoFast

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    I can’t Stand when people proceed to list every item that They have added to a gun, and the MSRP, and expect the buyer to care. example: MINT CONDITION CUSTOM M&P 9MM
     
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    yep...and moving out of state, i'm leaving all my pre ban guns here for you poor guys = I can get 3-4x it's value selling my ar's to you bozos, i'll just replace them for short money once I hit my new free state.
     
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    Tackdriver = crappy barrel that couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn.
     
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