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    Question Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    So, I'm looking to sell my collection (of 2, lol) comprised of my Beretta 9 and my Sig Sauer p220.

    I've decided to go to the pawn store route, but I'm hesitant about the transaction, namely not getting screwed on the sale.

    Do you guys have any recommendations for pawn shops or gun stores that will give a fair price...also, where could I go to see what "market price" would be for my guns so that I know if they're in the neighborhood (akin to edmunds or kbb for used cars)?

    Thx.

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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    Why not post 'em up for sale on the board here? As to value, look at recent sales on GunBroker.com - look at those that SOLD, not those with stupid opening bids!
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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    Yes, post them here. You can also search the classifieds here for a ball park price.

    You will not get a good price at a pawnshop. Where about in Houston are you?
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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    Go to any pawn shop. Let them give you a price. Do not sell, bring them home and list them here for $75 more. I believe they will sell very fast.

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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    If you sell to a retailer or re-seller, like a pawn shop or gun store remember, they will need to mark it up from the amount they paid you so they can make a decent profit. Since few will pay a percentage over full value for a gun, a reseller will have to pay you a percentage less than actual value. Nothing wrong with that as long as you are aware

    An individual who is not interested in re-selling will be willing to pay closer to value. Often that takes longer to find.

    Your course of action really depends on how quickly you need to move them and how badly you need cash

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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    Like others have said an individual will pay more most of the time. I know a few guys that are in the market for 9mm's on my side of town, let me know what you want for them I can probably get them sold pretty quick.
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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    Another vote for classified ad sale. Post them up on here and Houston Gun forum and you'll be able to do a lot better than a pawn shop or even gun store consignment.
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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    Thanks guys for your help. I've posted my Sig P220 for sale in the classifieds, you can steal it for $600.

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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by RetArmySgt View Post
    Like others have said an individual will pay more most of the time. I know a few guys that are in the market for 9mm's on my side of town, let me know what you want for them I can probably get them sold pretty quick.
    PM sent, thanks.

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    Re: Best place in Houston to sell my guns?

    Great idea to sell them here, I've had outstanding results in that regard.

    Do not take it to Collectors to sell. Saw them offer a guy $300 for a scoped Browning BAR with case, and 3 boxes of Fusion ammo. If he hand not mentioned that his boss offered him more, I would have. Good news is he did not get ripped off by them that day.
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