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locutus 01-05-2013 10:29 PM

Moral dilemma
 
I have a rifle that I don't use anymore because I bought a higher quality version of the weapon. I was seriousl considering selling it several months ago.

I paid $900+ for the gun. Last week, I was offered $1500 for it.

A friend who is a dealer told me to take it to an upcoming gun show, and I should be able to get close to $2000 for it.

This sounds good from a financial standpoint, but it also seems to me to be a bit dishonest to take advantage of the panic and gouge someone.

I though about selling it at the gun show for $900, but my dealer friend told me that a gun show dealer would just buy it and turn around and sell it for $2000.:(

What do you think? Immoral or not.l??

nitestalker 01-05-2013 10:34 PM

If Bill Gate viewed business the way you do he would be living under a bridge.;)

locutus 01-05-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitestalker (Post 1081538)
If Bill Gate viewed business the way you do he would be living under a bridge.;)

:D You're probably right. OTOH, I'd kinda like to think that zi'm a better man then Gates or Warren Buffett!:)

JTJ 01-05-2013 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locutus (Post 1081548)
:D You're probably right. OTOH, I'd kinda like to think that zi'm a better man then Gates or Warren Buffett!:)

And a hell of a lot poorer.:rolleyes:

rjd3282 01-05-2013 11:04 PM

I applaud your sense of right and wrong but there is nothing wrong with getting fair market value from it. If it's 2000 dollars so be it. You aren't forcing anyone to give you that much. On the plus side I'd do business with you, at least I know you wouldn't break one off in me.

eltoro 01-05-2013 11:36 PM

Hey everyone had a chnce to get their $500 or $900 rifle now they must pay the piper ;) now they get a $500 ar for $2000 LOL and a pmag for $50 each minimum SO my advice is take the $2000 and smile ;) nothing wrong with making a little profit

Holmes375 01-05-2013 11:50 PM

Having a conscience is hell, eh?!

Fair market value has changed since your initial purchase. A sale at the current value is just in every respect. A sale at an emotionally panic-driven hyper rate is less readily balanced on the scales of right 'n wrong.

If you sell the firearm to a responsible buyer at $1500 you are getting the current fair market value and saving this person from the panic-driven rate. Strikes me as a just scenario for all parties concerned, your conscience included.

tomykay12 01-05-2013 11:56 PM

Stock market; it is the American way, and part of what our country is founded upon. Your potential sale is no different than buying a stock at market price, then something happens to increase the desireability of said stock, and selling it a short time later for a profit. Enjoy, tk

partdeux 01-06-2013 12:06 AM

Sell it to Obama for $200 and turn in the rest of your guns.

Please take the profits and buy a spell checker!

bluez 01-06-2013 12:28 AM

I can understand where the OP is coming from.
I have slightly more in my guns but i know the cheapest ones is worth a minimum of 1800-1900 now and I coiuld get almost certainly more for them.

But instead of holding on I decided to sell at leat one of my guns even though I don tneed the money.

Why I want to create another "assault rifle" gun owner to stick it to the man!


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