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Old 01-06-2013, 01:24 AM   #11
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It's called Capitalism!
If there are idiots willing to pay crazy prices for an AR or any other weapon,then they deserve to pay out their a$$es for them,if they have waited this long before buying one.
I'm getting tempted to sell my 458 SOCOM with all the reloading supplies I have for it for $4000,there's going to be someone that just has to have it! It's just a toy to me,and other than having fun shooting hogs with it,I have plenty of other guns to hunt with.

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Locutus, I'd listen to your friend. If you price it at what was fair market price two months ago, someone will snap it up quick then resell it for what the market will bear. Your AR is worth more today so you might as well take advantage of its value yourself! I'd clean it up nice, write up its specs and put today's price on it. You're not twisting anyone's arm to pull out the wallet.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:55 AM   #13
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Loctus the reason you can not sell low is everything is going up. If you sell at last years prices you can not afford todays prices. The inflation has reduced your investment . The value of your dollar has been reduced. Your orginal dollar will be worth .50 cents on your next purchase.

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If gold goes up in price would you sell it for less than you could get? I see a firearm or any tangible good as the same thing, it is worth what the market will pay. As long as you are not misrepresenting what you are selling or have some inside info not available to others you should not have any moral issues with selling something to someone at market rate.

You are assuming the price will come back down but you don't KNOW that it will.... or maybe you do I hope you do cause that would mean a big 2A victory.

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Loctus the reason you can not sell low is everything is going up. If you sell at last years prices you can not afford todays prices. The inflation has reduced your investment . The value of your dollar has been reduced. Your orginal dollar will be worth .50 cents on your next purchase.
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If your concerned about gouging, then just take the first offer that beats your purchase price.

You'll literally be simply selling it for what it's worth to the buyer.

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Lets say you bought a home for $200,000 and you held on to it for a few years. Now your neighborhood is in demand. Somebody offers you $500,000 for your home. Wouldn't you take it if you were thinking about selling anyway? Property is property. Be it real estate, guns, gold...whatever. Market value is market value. And if you decide to replace it later that may be what you will have to pay for it.

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OP: The way I see it, you have four options.

1) Sell it to someone for $500-$900, they sell it to someone kind of like option #2.
2) Sell it to someone willing/wanting to pay $1500-$2000 for it. They're glad they got an AR at all since there's basically ZERO stock to be found. You're happy, buyer's happy.
3) This is my favorite option. Sell it to me for $500. I own zero AR's. Broke college kid. Will not resell. Will be VERY happy.
4) Keep it.

Jokes aside, if you want to sell it then there's no reason you shouldn't sell it for as much as you can get for it. Don't gouge, but don't let somebody steal the gun from you. $1500 is a great deal for someone willing to pay you $1700 for your gun. With Capitalism, an item is only worth what people are willing to pay. If someone is willing to pay $2000, it's worth $2000. Period. No matter what you bought it for.

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I say put it on gunbroker or similar auction site with a $1000 dollar reserve.

You can't feel bad,they are volunteering to pay whatever it goes for.

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This is going to get crazy. You are only smelling smoke. Just wait until you see the fire. When the Clinton AWB started things went sky high. The Obama plan will be much more of a threat.
You can expect shotages on every thing. If the AWB is like the Clinton Ban the prices will drop and hoarders will be dumping ammo every where.
What ever the case? Get ready for a fight that is a train in the tunnel.

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