Originally Posted by readygirl
I think most people realize we cant give them "what its worth", because we cant sell it for "more than its worth" and we need to make a profit...But in my 2yrs at the shop, i have never seen someone take 50%.
Unfortunealy, I have & far more often then I care to admit. I remember an older gentlemen who came into the gun shop; someone,had passed away and left their gun collection - beautiful, old o/u and S/S. He didn't know what to do,so he took them into the local gun shop to sell instead of gathering dust.
I stood there for awhile, admiring as they unpacked and laid out what amounts to a mans collection of a lifetime. Then, I walked out of the store.
Someone once wrote an article about making sure your relatives know "What" you have and the approximate value. If you have several high value items, you really should have a valuation done. It helps prevent an unscrupulous dealer from fleecing relatives and should keep all parties honest. But there are no guarantees in life.
These a hard times and not long ago a gentlemen was selling guns out of the trunk of his car. A relative went into rehab and needed cash NOW. So he went to the local gun club figuring it was the best place to liquidate the assets.
Forewarned is forearmed - IMHO - unless I know them & they already have CC license - I sell through FFL. Let them do the paperwork & background checks.