What's the deal with TX?

Are used guns typically ridiculously overpriced in TX?

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TGT Supporter
Feb 11, 2019
Hays County
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?
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TGT Addict
Aug 8, 2016
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.
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