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Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by PinnedandRecessed, Mar 26, 2019.

Are used guns typically ridiculously overpriced in TX?

  1. Yes

    36.4%
  2. No

    47.7%
  3. Yes, but only because everyone haggles 50% off and or lowballs.

    15.9%
  1. PinnedandRecessed

    PinnedandRecessed Allegedly TGT Supporter

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    Greetings fellow gun enthusiasts,
    I somewhat recently moved to the fine state of Texas. The state from which I came is circling the leftist drain straight into the sewer as fast as the Chicago crooks and their down state cronies can get it there. Many freedoms that Texans take for granted are new to me. Suppressors, Class III, SBR's, AOW's and all the other ATF regulated goodies are now available to me.
    What is also new to me is the prices I am seeing in the used firearm market. I understand that a seller has the right to charge whatever he wants. What I don't get is who the hell is paying these prices? I just saw a newer model S&W 629 complete with "Hillary Hole" going for $950 FIRM. That's over $200 more than what you can get a BRAND NEW one for online. The same gun would be $500-600 at my LGS back in IL.....and then you could haggle a bit. I recently sold a couple sub compacts for what I thought were decent prices but possibly the guy buying them thought they were dirt cheap and I was an idiot for valuating them so low?
    Maybe I'm just used to dealing with straight shooters that are less inclined to overprice an item in the anticipation of hagglers and lowballers. Is this just the way it is down here? Feel free to comment. I just needed to vent. Maybe I'll go check TGT again and see if anyone has come to their senses yet. RANT OVER. P.S. I'm looking for a decent LGS in the Austin to San Antonio corridor. Who do ya'll like?
     


    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
  2. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Might be Texans hold on to their guns because they are less afraid of loosing their rights. Could also be a FOID card makes selling a gun more of a challenge so peeps are willing to take less.
     
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  3. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    I suspect the same reason why Walther PPK's are cheap as dirt in Germany, and expensive a.f. in the US: Texas is a much freer state when it comes to gun regulation than Illinois, thus the market here is much hotter and prices higher.

    Who cares, that's what the internet is for. Bought a S and W 29 (UPC 022188142242, i.e. the factory engraved one, wife wanted it) for $899 shipped from Minnesota.
     
  4. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Yes.
    Lots of overpriced guns out there.
    guns that do not include a paper trail bring a premium.
     
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  5. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

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    I think it’s important to know where the prices were seen.

    If you are looking in Texas Gun Trader...I wouldn’t put too much stock in it.


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  6. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere TGT Supporter

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    Pretty simple. If you like the price, buy it. If you don't like the price, don't buy it and move on.
     
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  7. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    People pay way more money than neccessary when they don't check prices, then they try to get their money back later.
     
  8. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban

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    Trucks, guns, beer.
    Price of freedom (to an extent) I guess.
    We got oil. We got jobs.
     
  9. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    How does one "somewhat" move?
     
  10. birddog

    birddog bullshit meter

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    If you think prices are high here go to Mexico.
     


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