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It's not 2000 anymore

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Darkpriest667, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Actually Attends

    2000 was 20 years ago. You could get a 91/30 for 100 bucks. I have mine posted several places and the kinds of offers I get are hilarious. Bold is his Italics are mine

    The latest was:

    Him: How much

    Me: for the rifle and 800 rounds of ammunition 600

    also I'd drive closer to you as I see you are in Nagadoches

    Him: Hard pass 600 is way too much

    Me: lol do you know how much 800 rounds of 7.62 x54R is?

    Him: Yes lol it's still not worth 600

    Me: ok 1f60a.png I'm not desperate to sell it. The Mosins thaht don't have matching numbers go for 300 on gun broker. plus shipping + FFL.

    Him : How much for just the rifle?

    Mosins at the gun show are 200-275

    Me: well then you can pick one up there 1f60a.png

    Him: I think it just might worth the wait lol good luck to ya the gun show in Nacogdoches is starts Feb-12 I believe

    Me: yeah get back to me when you get back from the gun show 1f60a.png ! Hope you find one you like!

    I like mine, I just don't shoot it. I'm not desperate to get rid of it.

    Now the last time I was at a gunshow last year mosins were running 300+ at the gun show and they didn't even have matching numbers. The nicer and more desirable ones were running 500+.

    Am I out of line cause if I am I'll change the price.

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  2. MTA89

    MTA89 The Mulleteer TGT Supporter

    Mar 10, 2017
    That dude is lying through his teeth about gun show prices

    People have a hard time getting over the fact that mosins have increased in price. That said the mosin is worth only what someone is willing to pay. I think it will take you a little while longer to sell it at $600 but that isnt a bad price
  3. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

    Sep 27, 2017
    @MTA89 nailed it. /end thread/
  4. TreyG-20

    TreyG-20 TGT Addict

    Dec 16, 2011
    People get bitter that they missed out on deals years ago. Imported milsurp rifles have significantly increased over the last 10 years.

    A few years back I sold a Russian SKS. My asking price was $400. The amount of flak I got for trying to sell an SKS for $400 was overwhelming. Some very crazy messages from peoples wishing harmful things to people telling me it wasn't work more than the $89 that it cost in insert whatever year.

    Fast forward to today and I haven't seen one for less $500 in awhile. Hell people ask $500 for some bubba/tapco special Chinese SKS. The market for these rifles have changed and a lot of people don't/refuse to understand.
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  5. candcallen

    candcallen Well-Known

    Jul 23, 2011
    Little Elm
    Macro economics 102. Not a middle school class. I can see how they missed it.
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  6. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

    Sep 22, 2017
    A bargain these days.

    Milsurps are drying up across the board. The $79 for a Mosin in a barrel days are over.

    That reminds me, when I finally have the cash again, I better snag a K-31 before they reach Mauser Kar98k prices.
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  7. zackmars

    zackmars Well-Known

    Nov 4, 2015
    Is the ammo surplus? Sg ammo has surplus avalible, 880 rounds is like $360 after shipping. What you were asking isn't exactly far off his gun show price, lol
  8. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Jan 28, 2014
    Northeast Texas
    There's another side to this coin, the folks that buy high and won't accept the market has come way down. One I see most often is guys that buy a new model as soon as it drops then don't understand they paid a premium. I get it, its new, never fired, here's the receipt! Problem is now they aren't hard to find, the thrill is gone and they just don't command that price anymore.

    What do I know, I'm a cheap bastard anyway...

    Oh one more comment; stop getting your panties in a knot because someone offers you less than you're asking, even if its a lot. Its not personal, its not an insult, its just negotiation. If you can't do a deal then you can't, say no and move on.
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  9. Rhino

    Rhino Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    DFW Area
    Yup, AR prices are definitely in that category.
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  10. Brains

    Brains IQ: 47

    Apr 9, 2013
    So glad I picked up my matching #'s Mosin for $90 back in the day, just wish I would have bought more than 2 cans of ammo.

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