Originally Posted by donthav1
i personally don't trade one item for multiple others, someone's always gonna be the loser & more than likely it will be the person who gave up one thing for many. my advice would be hold out for cash.
a couple months ago i listed my carcano sporter for sale in a local classified, i was asking $150 for it plus ammo which i thought was fair. a guy emails me & asks if i'd be interested in trading a 1978 ford thunderbird for the gun.....it's $150 friggin dollars! how hard is it to come up with that if you really want it? i shuddered at the thought of how haggered that thunderbird was & declined.
That's true...unfortunately for whatever reason most of the people contacting me only want to trade, and it's mostly stuff like "truck in great shape except reverse gear doesn't work and/or you can see the pavement below the pedals" etc.
The guy's now offering me the mossberg 500 w/ just the 24in barrel, the m96, and a taurus 44 mag. By my reckoning the mossberg's worth about $200, $500 for the m96, and another $300ish for the taurus? Which still puts me $200 shy of what I'd like to get for the bike.