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Where to post request for handgun pricing ADVICE?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by KDallas, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. KDallas

    KDallas NES Member

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    This isn't a technical question but this still seemed like a good place to get help from a moderator. I know there are classifieds forums here, but I'd like to ask members for pricing advice on a handgun I am thinking about selling. I haven't fully decided to let it go, so the classifieds forum doesn't seem like the right place. Any guidance would be appreciated.
     

  2. one-eyed Jack

    one-eyed Jack Manufacturer Dealer NES Member

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    $350 with holster. Jack.
     
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  3. qqac

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    Name the price you'd like to get, then lower it occasionally until it sells. Search the classifieds here and the internet generally for firearms like the one(s) you are thinking of selling, and price accordingly, +/- for condition, extras, etc. What other advice do you need?
     
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  4. drgrant

    drgrant Moderator NES Member

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    Are you trying to sell it fast? Go on gunbroker, compute a low average price for the gun based on existing listings, but don't include puds in the average (because, well, f*** puds) . Take the gunbroker low average, then take 100 bucks off that... list it firm for that price. (because you probably have a used gun) and if your gun isn't crap, it'll be gone in a week unless its something totally undesirable. If you can't afford/stomach to take 100 bucks off average low of the new prices, it's going to be very difficult to get buyers so it's not even worth listing, unless we're talking about something that's actually rare or hard to come by. (but then if it was, you wouldn't find comparables on gunbroker to set the pricing... )

    -Mike
     
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  5. Hetzer

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    I'll do you a favor and take it for a hundred, cash money, a $2 scratch ticket and the coins that are all stuck together in my cup holder.

    And I'll even split the FFL fee, hell of a guy that I am.

    (what I do is find ads for similar firearms and price it accordingly, usually a little bit lower so it moves)
     
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  6. timgreynolds

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    Anywhere but here?
     
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  7. ParrytheWind

    ParrytheWind NES Member

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    Is it a flobert parlor rifle? Then it's priceless,..
     
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  8. nutsym16

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    List it for what you want. keep bumping it to the top. So what it hasn't sold in two years. You know its value. keep trying. It will be worth that some time this century.
     
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  9. KDallas

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    Sold!

    Oh wait. ;)

    I'm still not 100% sure I want to sell it. Seems like an ungentlewomanly thing to list something for sale when I'm not sure I want to do so. I'd rather be honest with people up front and have some information in hand in order to make the decision. I've seen other (non-gun) forums that have a Feeler option in their classifieds for just this purpose, but that's not an option here it seems :(

    It's spent most of its time in my safe over the past decade, so no rush at all :). But I'll check out gunbroker, thanks!

    Make it one of those fancy $20 scratchers and it's yours :D

    Uh oh is there something I should know about the classifieds here?

    Sadly, no :p

    I've seen some eBay sellers who follow your advice well! ;)
     
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    greencobra NES Member

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    hell, you either want to sell it or not. what do you tell people who are interested in your feeler item, you were only fooling?
     
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  11. KDallas

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    In other forums where the Feeler option is available, people know up front that a sale isn't definite. They tend to respond with "I'd offer $X if you decide to sell it" or "I've seen that sell for $X" or "I'd ask for $X in your shoes because A, B, C". It's pretty straightforward and I've never seen anyone get mad with any feeler requests.
     
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    Whatever it is, include an old sink with it and it'll go fast. Jack.
     
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  13. drgrant

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    IMHO if you're this wonky about it you don't need to sell it, selling guns is a pain in the ass although I've met some nice people in the process, it's something I'd rather not do unless its out of necessity.

    Then again I'm of the mind most of the time I'm only selling a gun because two things are true:

    -I'll never use it again (and its not something special like a family heirloom or something)
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    -I need the money for something else / something better.

    -Mike
     
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