Trade-in with gun shop questions

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ThorsHammer, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. ThorsHammer

    ThorsHammer New Member

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    Alright, I am currently saving up for my Kimber Pro Raptor II and I was actually considering getting rid of my Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm Model F.

    Do gun shops accept trade-ins when you purchase a new handgun? If so, how much are the prices marked down on average? Should I just try to sell it through gunbroker.com or similar instead?

    I love my PX4, but I've shot a couple of Kimbers and the Beretta doesn't compare by a long shot so I wouldn't mind selling it to fund my Kimber.

    Any help appreciated!
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    They do but you'll never get what you could on a private sale. Gun shops have to make money so they can't give you anywhere near a fair selling price...
     

  3. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Hello, Help with your Gun shop trade info?

    hello, RON L here - SERE SURPLUS


    I understand your desire to trade your beretta for a kimber, but, as this is dealing with a business who is inthe market to make a profit, I migt make a sudguestion?

    SELL THE BERETTA YOURSELF! Even if you buy the Kimber from that shop, they will mark the value of the Beretta against your Buy of a Gun! You will Lose bit time!!! The markdown of a gun traded is much simular to what you would get for a Car as a Trade in to the dealer, easy to get the car ya have gone, well easy to get screwed in the deal? Just my Opinion, but I have done this and paid the hard lessons! Be patient, List yours for sale and offer a good deal with accessoris and a Private buyer will buy it, Get a bill of sale and of couse comply with all the local and federal laws and be careful!


    RON
     
  4. m72law

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    what ever you do ThorsHammer dont take it to hyatts gunshop and trade it!...they are worse then any pawnshop!...a bud of mine bought a glock 21 from them... then purchased a streamlight trl-2....well wife didnt like him having a gun in the house...:confused: and he sold it after about a month of having it...took the gun to hyatts and got 350bucks for it and i think he said he had 750 in the setup before he sold it...i asked him why didnt he sell it to me?he said you have enough guns...:confused:no such thing...well i told him im glad you took it to hyatts buddy:D...but yeah,pretty much any gunshop has to make a profit so...save for the kimber,or maybe you could find someone who would do a close trade w/ a lil boot...good luck man & let us know when ya git'er
     
  5. CA357

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    Sell it privately and then haggle for the Kimber. ;)
     
  6. ThorsHammer

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    Not a fan of Hyatt's. They're probably the biggest store around, but I don't like them one bit. I bought the PX4 from Carolina Sporting Arms, and they are a Kimber Master Dealer and have a fairly decent price on the Pro Raptor, $1,279. I think I'd rather use them again than go somewhere else.

    I will put the gun up for sale on Gunbroker.com whenever I get a chance. What would be a good asking price for it? It's less than half a year old, has around 1,500 rounds through it and is in excellent condition.
     
  7. Car54

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    Ask the dealer where you will be buying your Raptor if they will sell it on consignment. Usually they and you will come up with a reasonable figure to sell the gun for and then turn that money into your new gun. Another benefit is you don't have to worry about collecting the money, shipping, and the gunshop has a steady flow of customers....
     
  8. m72law

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    i hear that....;)not sure what the px4's go for?...but if you took good care of it,cleaning,lubeing,good ammo,ect...i'd start the bid somewhere around 60% of org. purchase...just set your reserve to where you would sell it and not feel bad:cool:
     
  9. ThorsHammer

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    Only good ammo and I have taken really good care of it. From what I can tell on Gunbroker.com they have "buy now" prices for around $500 or so. I am thinking if I set that to around $475 or so someone might be tempted to buy it. I bought it new with two mags and the loader, still have the box and all that, for $550 or so since the gun shop had a sale on it.
     
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    There you go right there. ;)
     
  11. MoHawk

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    When I purchased my XD45C in January of 2008, I paid right at $560. I, for grins, drove to the gun store up the street and asked what I'd get for trade in. $300 even. And I had never put a round through it. Heck, I'd only owned it 20 minutes. Zero wear and tear...
     
  12. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    if you want to squeeze every dollar out of the firearm you could possibly get...go with what CA357 wrote;)
     
  13. utf59

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    Looking at the Buy Now price is a good start, but unless you're in a hurry to sell, follow a few auctions on Gunbroker and see what they actually sell for.

    Remember that there's a marketplace area on this very forum — give some of your buddies here a crack at it.

    And there's probably a state or regional gun forum that covers your area and has a buy/sell/trade section. If you sell to someone within the state, there's no need to get an FFL involved in the sale/transfer. You might get lucky and find someone with a Raptor for trade who would give you a fair shake on your PX4.
     
  14. NGIB

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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
  15. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Indeed, many ways would work to close the $ gap

    Indeed sage advice from many here and if your carefull you can soon close the small gap Of $ ya need for your new pistol and get the old one gone and not get Gouged doing it? take your time, shop around, ask around offer your item for ale a few Places and soon, you will be in a postion to really do well?

    RON
     
  16. Phelenwolf

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    I have to agree with alot of you about trying to sell you firearms at a gun shop. The shop's will never give you anything near what it is worth. Your best bet is to sell it your self.

    Just remember a few things to do when you sell it. Make sure you get a copy (photo copy is best since it will have his picture on it) of there driver's license or any type of ID they have to keep a record of your sale in case the weapon is ever stolen and or used in a crime. Remember that it was registered in your name, so LEO'S will come looking for you first. Make sure that you give him a copy of the sale's reciept that you draw up. Even if it is just a piece of paper with your intent to sell the firearm to him.

    If they are unwilling to do so then stop and think about why he does not want to give you any general infromation. This is just to help you both out. Make sure you both have copies of the information on the firearm. Here is some general information to gather.

    Name of Seller:
    Name of Buyer:

    Buyers Driver License or ID Number:

    Address of Seller:
    Address of Buyer:

    Weapon Type:
    Caliber:
    Serial Number:

    Hope this helps.
     
  17. ThorsHammer

    ThorsHammer New Member

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    Thanks for all the information guys! I will try to sell the pistol locally when it comes time for me to buy my Kimber. I was actually thinking about getting one of the firearms sales record keeping books from NRA (mainly because they look nice) so that I can keep track of any sale I might do in the future.