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Trying to understand pricing

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by hamburger, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. hamburger

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    How many of you have bought a used Glock?

    1) which Glock?
    2) what generation?
    3) price?
    4) how many rounds were you told went through them?
    5) how much did you pay for shipping/firearms dealer?
     
  2. rboatright

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    G19, Gen 3 $375, "like new", $20, $25 -- totally happy with that.
     

  3. Phaze5ive

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    I, too, am interested in knowing other people's process for buying a used gun. Obviously you would check for physical damages and wear, but aside from those, does anything else matter that much? What does a high round count mean? Aside from the stress on the parts, does a high round count through the barrel decrease accuracy? Does a gun ever become unserviceable? My assumption is that you can swap out any existing part for a new part, including the barrel, as long as those parts are available for sale.
     
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  4. 8-Ball

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    $400, 3rd gen G23, like new, FTF.
     
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    Where I live it seems silly to buy used. The used prices are so ridiculous (so are the new ones, but they go on sale), that I usually just buy new unless they don't make them anymore. I do think round count should be considered when buying a used gun. Kind of just like miles on a car. The more rounds they more likely you are to have to replace something. And unfortunately there's not a "round-ometer" on a gun, so you have to take their word for it. And I do believe that a barrel will loose accuracy because of rounds. It may take a lot, but eventually it will show wear.

    I have only bought 2 used handguns. A P228 (German), and a Colt 1911 (made in 1935). Besides these if there's something I want I just save a little more until I can get it new.
     
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  6. j-glock22

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    always bought used Glocks, Gen3, never more than $450 for one with more than 2 mags and NS.
     
  7. hamburger

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    That's why I ask. Around me, a new Glock goes for about $550-$600. But with an LE discount, the price drops to $399 - $430 for brans new Glock with 3 mags.

    If you have a buddy to get one for you, that's a great price with "ZERO" rounds through it. I too would only get a used Glco is it was something like 2nd Gen
     
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  8. AustinTx

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    Yeah, what he said.

    Used is too close to new price, for me anyway. Beside you can tell that there sure are a lot of kitchen table gunsmiths here, when it comes to Glocks.:snoopy:
     
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    G22 - 2nd Gen. - I have no idea - $315 -$20 - $20
    G21 - 2nd Gen - I have no idea - $375 - $20 - $20

    Both bought before realization of GSSF or LE pricing. Of course, the GSSF adds $35 for membership, and therefore to the cost of the one gun. Also consider that transfer results in no sales tax.
     
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    1)G19
    2)2nd (late 1994)
    3)$380
    4)Zero
    5)$30/$15
     
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    That only applies if you are buying without an extended membership like the 2 year free extension I received at the Glock Annual 2009, then the $35 does not count. I get to buy my next two glocks without the membership fee on top of the GSSF price. I received that at the Glock Annual Shoot at Conyers last year! Leeme see here what do I want......
     
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    1) G22
    2) 3rd
    3) $309 with a 30-Day warranty
    4) Don't know LEO trade-in
    5) $0
     
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    $500
    g17 4th Gen
    50 rounds. Looked correct.
    $15 in state shipping.
     
  14. MrVvrroomm

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    1) most of them
    2) 2 & 3
    3) varies widely, some deals are almost too good, patience is key
    4) usually never ask, I'm going through them and replacing anything suspect
    5) $0 - $30 if online, free if ftf. My FFL does free transfers for me
     
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    ...got it at a gun show......but shipping through FedEX and UPS is somewhere around $45.00 as it has to be shipped over night. Dealer cost are anywhere from 10-50 bucks depending on the dealer.:wavey:
     
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    Here too. And I consider items like these a lifetime purchase. Might as well start out new from the start. Even if you pay, let's say, $200 more for a new one vs old. That equates to roughly just $20/year, spread over 10 years, against your lifetime income.

    I buy used firearms when a deal comes around, but when I'm looking to purchase a certain model I always buy new.
     
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    I enjoy watching prices on internet auctions. The last two Glocks I bought was a G30sf for $475 delivered + $15 to my dealer and a G19 for $460 delivered+$15. These price were within $15-$20 of used prices. I did buy a G26 3rd used only 200 rds for $390. I have no problems buying used if the price is right.
     
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    Having a buddy get one for you can also cost both of you some time in prison. Its called a straw man purchase, is illegal, and should never be considered.
     
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    I bought a gen3 LEO trade-in G23 w/ns from a local dealer for $430. I have no idea how many rounds through it but, it has performed perfectly.
     
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    I have bought both of my Glocks used. My first one was about two years ago when I picked up a police trade-in G22 with three 15 round mags. No idea how many rounds on this one. There was wear on the outside of the barrel, but everything works great. I have probably put 1,000 rounds through this one., I paid $385 plus $20 for the transfer.

    Then I bought a G36 locally for $425 with two mags that looked to have less than 200 rounds down it. I was really clean and and I have put about 400 rounds through this one.

    Overall, I have been pleased with purchasing used Glocks and can't complain about the prices versus new.