am I a jerk?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by mountainman13, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    In this condition I say its worth maybe $200. Offered the guy $100 on it as trade towards a 30/30. He said he wants $250 for it.
     

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  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Can't say if you are a jerk. you were low on the pistol.
     

  3. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    if one has to ask...then the answer is probably yes. :p;):D
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Low for an ffl? I'd probably put the thing out at $175-$200 and expect it to sit for months.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Lol. Thanks buddy. ;)
     
  6. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    I'm here for ya bro! :D
     
  7. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    all bs aside...it does seem low...if it was mine, i wouldnt take a $200 offer.

    It looks to be in decent condition.
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It's decent aside from the top corner of the slide wich is clearly pitted and renifinished. According to my book in perfect condition its worth $250.
     

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  9. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    100 is low. 250 is high. Meet him in the middle and see how he responds.
     
  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Alright. Thanks for the input guys.
     
  11. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    OHhhhh thats a better view of the finish/ pitting...i revise my earlier statement.
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Lol. So now you think $100 is pretty fair? Personally if I walked into the shop I wouldn't be interested in the gun at $200.
     
  13. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Wow that last picture is a mind changer , the first pics I would have said you were taking a ride on the jerk wagon but that last pic tells the whole truth I would say you were in the ball park of $100-$140 with the pitting and refinish job . Glad you put that last pic up there I was gonna offer you $250 for it before that :D
     
  14. mountainman13

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    Cool. I feel better about it now. Thanks guys.
     
  15. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I would buy it for $150 as a private buyer.
     
  16. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Exactly. It's hard to run a business if you only make $50 on your guns. We try to keep used gun prices at the lowest in the state and make $100 on the gun. Not the easiest thing to do. I can tell you for certain we are the only shop around where you will find a pre-ban glock for under $600.
     
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  18. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Tell me about it. At 10% margins on a $400 gun people will still try and haggle you for a price drop. I understand getting a good deal but I have to pay the bills some how and I think a 10% margin is fair.
     
  19. mountainman13

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    Not yet. We're still working on getting the computer system setup and inventory. I think expanding into online sales is on our to do list.
     
  20. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I need someone to fix mine. I hate it! Them things are a lot harder to build than I thought.