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Found a 681

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  1. benji

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    I found a Smith & Wesson 681-1 (with the M) at the local pawn shop for $500. I need to go to the ATM and go back in the morning to get it. It seemed to be in good shape to me. I've never haggled with a pawn shop before. I think I'll offer $450 out the door and see if the go for it.
     

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    I'd start $300, then, haggle away. The worst that can happen is one of us walking away from the deal....
     

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    A classic that's all you need, nothing you don't.

    See if they'd do $450 OTD.....if not, add a few more.

    That's VERY fair if in 90% or above.
     
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  4. benji

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    It was in good shape but I'm not sure about 90%. It wasn't new but not abused either as far as I could tell.

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    I love to haggle, don't offer a price as a question, just say "I'll give you XXX cash". Low ball the price first and then meet them on a price you can live with. Don't worry about insulting them with a low price, they do that all the time when they buy stuff from people. :supergrin:
     
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    Mine is a NYSP piece. Looks to be fired little, carried a bit more.
     
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    Not in this area....they'd laugh you out the door. Especially w/all the gun grabbing going on.

    Heck, they probably paid that much to GET the gun.

    Anything less than $500 would be a deal.

    EDIT: I wouldn't sell ANY gun at this time.
     
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    No they wouldn't. It's a starting point for a negotiation on price.

    The panic buyers want semi-auto this, high capacity that. That revolver was probably traded to get a hi cap something or other.

    It's revolver at a PAWN shop. Pawn shops typically give very little and have a huge mark up. Pawn shops aren't in business to break even.

    Depending on how long that 681 has been sitting, they may be willing to blow it out.
    I agree! That's why I'd start with a low offer.

    This is a sellers market. It's a great time to make money!

    BTW, I buy and flip things for a living.
     
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    One of my local shops has a 681 in as well.
     
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    If you can buy one in YOUR area for less than $500, good for you.

    They made fewer 681's than 686's. So they carry a premium. Maybe you were unaware.

    Pawn shops buy cheap and sell HIGH. They may have purchased for $250- $275....do you really think they'd sell for less than twice what they paid?? Then throw taxes on top that.

    You got one thing right....It is a sellers market. See those Bushwhackers being sold for $2K when 2 months ago they sold for $800?

    BTW...I trade/sale GUNS. Not just "things."
     
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  11. benji

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    how much?
     
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    Yeah, good for me.

    Maybe the seller knows, maybe he doesn't. Either way, I don't care. I'm out for the best price, regardless.

    Then why did you state that "they might have paid that much to get the gun" as in $500?
    Remember this;
    Your words, not mine.

    Yes they do. Especially when they want to get rid of something when they've been sitting too long.

    I know I've been selling.

    Really? You better brush up on your negotiating skills or you'll keep paying higher prices.

    *Also, it's "SELL" guns, not "sale" guns.
     
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    Pistol alone. No box and goodies. $300 max. Box and all the trimmings. $475 max.
     
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    No, I said they probably paid $300 to get the gun.

    Thanks for the English lesson though.
     
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    He's happy, I'm happy, wife's happy. Happy, happy, happy as Duck Dynasty would say. Now I just want some wood grips and a couple of holsters.
     
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    I think you came out very well.

    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Nice. Congrats. tom.:thumbsup:
     
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    Nice guns that seem to be hard to find in good condition. Around here anyways. I regret selling the 581 that I had back in the late 80's. I'll be getting another when I find a good one.
     
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