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Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by TheMailMan, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. TheMailMan

    TheMailMan Well-Known

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    Alright,

    As some of you might be aware I've been trying to sell a Sig P938 SAS for a while.

    It also has a Crimson Trace laser guard, 4 extra mags, magholder.com mag holder and three holsters.

    New the pistol is $700, CT $150, mags $140, mag holder $25, holsters $100.

    I'm asking $725 or a 9mm 1911. I keep getting offers of $550.

    Am I totally out of line in my pricing or are people just trying to lowball me?
     


  2. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    Meh. The same store that gave me $250 for my 15 year old Kel-Tec P11 that I paid $300 for also offered me $250 for a stainless Kimber Micro 9 with rosewood grips that was just a couple of months old. Oh well, fine. I just kept it then (bought for the wife, she didn't like it, so it's my every day pocket carry now)
     
  3. TheMailMan

    TheMailMan Well-Known

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    I'd expect a lowball offer from a store. That's par for the course. However in a private sale?
     
  4. EZ-E

    EZ-E Infidel Patriot

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    i think, folks see if its been sitting for a while, they think they might be able to get a deal if your willing to do the deal. It never hurts to ask...lol


    I was selling a $1700 pool table that was 5 years old & only about 50 games played on it. I was asking $1000 & had people offer me $300 then get pissed at me when i said no thanks.. Its just part of dealing with the general public.
     
  5. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    The SAS is a great model of the P938 and your price for the gun/gear is quite reasonable......hold firm, unless you want a quick sale and would take less....

    Folks have nothing to lose and gain much if they ask for a lower price and get it.....

    The right buyer will come along.....

    jmho...
     
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  6. rman

    rman Well-Known

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    hold firm. Post on TGT and Gunbroker.

    if you're in a hurry, that's a different story.

    Sent from my SIG Sauer
     
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  7. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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  8. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce Well-Known

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    Just saw your add. I think a little more info and Pics would help, as would a larger audience. Second Texas Gun Trader and Gunbroker.
     
  9. majormadmax

    majormadmax TGT Addict

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    Yes, people do expect some bartering and a good deal when it comes to private sales.

    That pistol sells new for around $700, but yours is used and while you have some nice accessories for it, you're not going to make any of that money back on those items. $140 worth of magazines? Crimson Trace? $100 holsters? Nice stuff, but it adds more to the overall package sale than they do the price.

    $550 isn't a fair deal, but it's a counter-offer. Treat it like an Afghan market, and remember you can always so 'no.' Unless you are in a rush to sell it, there is no rush...
     
  10. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    I think the camera guys are miscommunicating. It looks to me like someone wants to sell a camera and lenses for $550 and another person wants to buy just one lens for $80. It's possible they're both being completely reasonable.

    As for the OP, being in the ballpark on price and actually making a sale anytime soon are two completely different goals. MMM nailed it.
     


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