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Old 01-06-2013, 03:17 AM   #21
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I actually see serious issues coming up out of this whole mess. And worse government cover ups getting whistle blowers on stuff they did ! This is gonna be a bumpy very difficult year.

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IF it will ease your conscience, you could sell the gun for the current market price and take any of teh profit that makes you feel guilty and give it to a charity of your choice. You keep what you think is fair and help a cause that you feel is desrving of benefiting from your gain.

Put a down payment on a fresh water well in Africa, so folks don't have to walk five miles for water, or give to a kid's cancer home, a local church or whatever. At least keep it out of government hands and let the money do actual good if you don't think you need to benefit from it personally.

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Thank you all.

I deeply appreciate the advice. I'm going to take it to the gun show and put it on my club's member table.

I just hope that whoever buys it shoots it enough to justify the inflated price.
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at least you're not being a insane person like this guy is wtf $4000 for a walmart sig LMFAO

http://www.armslist.com/posts/764668/south-west-florida-rifles-for-sale--sig-sauer-516-patrol-gen-2

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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??
Think of it like this. In the US, we thrive on capitalism. Capitalism rewards those who maximize potential, be it just a hot new item, or an item in low supply and high demand. The market sets the price, and the market is set by consumers. If people are willing to pay 2-3x retail prices, then those with guns to sell are sitting pretty. I've managed to get my hands on a complete lower and a spikes stripped lower in the last two day in stock from differnet sites. I don't intend on selling them, however if someone offers me stupid money i'll take it. I may even list them for stupid money and see what happens.
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at least you're not being a insane person like this guy is wtf $4000 for a walmart sig LMFAO

http://www.armslist.com/posts/764668/south-west-florida-rifles-for-sale--sig-sauer-516-patrol-gen-2
Imagine my surprise/disgust when I found a local guy selling a MAK 90 for $1600. That was a $250 gun during the ban.
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