This market sucks

Discussion in 'Firearms News and Views' started by nature boy, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Jeppo

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    Are you going? :confused:
     
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    turkeydance Well-Known Member

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    guns, silverware, AND classic cars.
    the demographics of the buyers
    have changed or "aged out".
     
  3. NCLivingBrit

    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm

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    If I wasn't broker than a joke I'd be stocking up and replacing all the stuff I have had to sell, but I'm sure prices will spike as soon as that's an option.
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Nuts over Lil D Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Nah. He said 3 hours was too far to drive to shoot
     
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    I thought i knew everything.... then i turned 19 and started talking to other people.
     
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    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm

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    Much like comics and fan collectibles, the change in mindset from collection to investment is what inevitably kills these things. When it becomes just another currency the interest that drove it and the buyers turns into dollars and cents, which while nice aren't really an interest anymore.
     
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  7. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

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    And since I agree, I’m not likely to shoot. ;)
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Nuts over Lil D Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Not too far to meet new folks and see good friends. I can’t shoot anyway
     
  9. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

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    I’ve decided I’d rather have people imagine how badly I shoot, than see the reality. :(
     
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    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm

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    Shame I'm not there, between the almost total lack of practice and being half blind I'm sure I'd be worse lol
     
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    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You need to practice off hand shooting.
     
  12. Bahamadon

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    I am on board with the member who once said " every time you sell a gun , an angel loses their wings "
     
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    damn.. y'all hit both of my handguns. where can I feel safe? :)
     
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    Bahamadon Kantre Member Supporting Member

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    I'm hoping to trade my Beanie Baby collection for a German Luger
     
  15. Burt Gummer

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    In the $4,000 bullshit Colt AR for sale ad
     
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    And I'm hoping to trade my Nascar die cast cars for a bring back AK.
     
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  17. ChickenHawk

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    That's because the younger generations have had to deal with all of the "collectible" crap that their parents and grandparents had after they pass. That or their parents try to guilt trip them into keeping stuff. My wife's mom is the world's worst on both accounts.
     
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    amnesia Habitual Trader Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I'm sorry @natureboy. Ive been spending fun money elsewhere. I'll pickup again before the holidays :)

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    I need to downsize a bit.That being said most of the ones I would sell are either not very desirable to most or lower value items.
    I hate dealing with gunbroker as shipping is a pain for my work schedule.Probably my best bet for decent return though.
    I have never purchased a gun as an "investment". I buy it because I wanted it and I could.Some may well end up being a nice investment and others not so much.

    If it were a sellers market I could see banking some cash and not feeling as bad about letting some go.
     
  20. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    At a negotiated price.:p I will back up that we will try to help all get their stuff sold. That good enough?;)
     
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    Fieldgrade hit the nail with selling.
    Requires crafting a smart ad with lots of pics and targeting a demographic.

    I see so many lazy and terrible for sale threads.


    “For sell. Gun. Custom. I just want what I got in it. 6000$. Sell eslfnadressed stamped envelope for pics and I might send you a Polaroid. This is a grate deel”.
     
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    NKD Senior Member Benefactor Kimberless Supporting Member

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    AND ANOTHER THING.

    Take a minute to stage yer gun. Pretend like nobody wants to see a pic of a gun in a pile of your dirty tighty whites. Even if some do.

    Stick gun on something that looks good as a background, and take many pics, from many angles. So you can delete all the blurry ones.

    It’s easy to look at a poor ad, have doubts, and move on. Leave no doubts. Present it precisely how it is as honestly as you can.
     
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    If only you weren't so far away.
     
  24. NKD

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    It’s only a 12 hour drive. I’ll knock 20$ off price and throw in holster. Custom.
     
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    Here is an example of a properly done ad for a higher end gun. Yes, this is braggadocio, but it's ok because I really didn't craft the ad. I copied and slightly modified the 1911Addicts forum ad by the seller from whom I bought the gun. I did add the excellent pics, but they were taken by ad-meister @fieldgrade. I really don't care if the piece ever sells, unless someone offers full price, because I take it out once in a while, point it and say "pew, pew" and look at the slide and utter "Molon Labe, MFrs." That's worth something right there.

    https://www.carolinafirearmsforum.com/index.php?threads/ed-brown-molon-labe-1911-45acp.49478/
     
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    The man splay, hairy thighs and socks in pic 5 are the clincher.
     
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    How many you gots? :rolleyes:

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    Ya made me look!!!!!!
     
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    That's $20 extra.
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Not going to lie, so did I.
    Dude, did you have a rug down for a few decades or something?




    Also, did he really post a 4k AR?
    I looked through and didnt see many for sale ads by OP
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    It would make me rethink the entire effort if Shooting was the main reason people were coming. We'll have folks from Savannah to the south to almost the Virginia border to the north and west of Columbia and Charlotte. Several of these folks come almost monthly. Yes Sir, Brian is right....a lot more going on here than shooting. BUT shooting is iceing on the cake!!!
     
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    Same old story for me,, guy wanted 1400 for a rifle, I should have bought it but I offered 1300.
    Guess who doesn’t have a rifle:)
     
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    I drive that 3 hours 2-3 Sundays a month. It's much more fun than an American Idol marathon.
     
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    Brother, there are other alternatives than watching an AI marathon haha
    But I get the premise of your post
     
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    dmarbell Sensei of Humor Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Ah, it's a chair mat. @fieldgrade is in a brand, spanking new house.

    By the way, look at the damned gun, will you all? His shorts, socks, ugly shirt, floor, chair mat, hairy body and appendages are just distractions.
     
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    He has to attend, He is on The Board of Directors. The biggest decision he has to make is ..cake or pie!! He is a treasure to us.
     
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    And they are working:D
     
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    Nice! Takedown / loading tool ? I'll even throw in the pillows. 20191012_093208.jpg
     
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    Wish you were closer. :D
     
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    Greatest reply EVER!!!
     
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