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What Price do I offer

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by GlockCrazz27, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. GlockCrazz27

    GlockCrazz27 Glocky Glock

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    Ive got a quick question that i need some answer to. I have come to acquire a Taurus PT-22, RG .22 revolver and a rusted out Remington 870 express. The Taurus has a broken firing pin, not uncommon. The RG, well it works, and has no broken pieces and could of bought new for $20 and the 870 express, well lets just say they guy had no care for properly storing guns. It has only surface rust, i did a complete strip of the gun, completely broke it down and did not find rust anywhere on the internal parts.

    Now my Question to you folks, If you were to come across these guns, and the person asked for a cash value. What would you offer them?

    Brand New
    Taurus PT-22: $260ish
    RG .22 Revolver: I was told brand new they were $20
    Remington 870 Express w/26"(non magnum): roughly $350

    In the state of the guns, i offered him $100 and i thought that was more then they were worth. Am I short changing him because he believe he should get atleast $250 for all 3 in there current condition. He has no choice but to sell them due to recent ordeal.
     
  2. bac1023

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    I wouldn't give $50 for them, if that.
     

  3. 8-Ball

    8-Ball Old Soul

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    Hell I'd probably give him a hundred dollar bill for the Remmy.
     
  4. bac1023

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    Yeah, I guess the Remington isn't bad if its just surface rust.

    $100 for the three would be OK. However, the other two are basically worthless.
     
  5. AZ Husker

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    $250 is insane. Tell him you spoke with a panel of experts and some of them recommended that your $100 offer was too high.
     
  6. GlockCrazz27

    GlockCrazz27 Glocky Glock

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    Panel Of Experts....I Love my Fellow Glock Talk buddies
     
  7. bac1023

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    Yeah, nobody would pay $250 for that pile of junk.

    Like I said, the only one of any value is the shotgun.
     
  8. GlockCrazz27

    GlockCrazz27 Glocky Glock

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    I agree with you bac1023 but, he is extended family. i wanna help him out, and im only really interested in the Remington anyhow. Ill probably just turn the 2 pistols into my local sheriffs office.
     
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    Around here it would cost @ $150 to reblue the 870 barrel. Check the cost of a Taurus fireing pin, including shipping. If you can install it that would be the cost of getting it working. IF, that is all that is wrong with it. Not familiar with a $20 RS .22.
     
  10. Bruce M

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    "Ill probably just turn the 2 pistols into my local sheriffs office. "

    Do they have a gun buy back program? If so and you could get fifty or a hundred for each of the two...<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
     
  11. bac1023

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    Dang, that would be like robbery. ;)
     
  12. ronin.45

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    I'm with these guys. The handguns are junk and the shotgun is trashed so $100. You can then get the shotgun fixed up and not have too much in it. I would never just turn the guns in to the police. Give them to somebody who likes project guns or sell them for whatever you can get at a gun show. The only way I would ever turn a gun in to the police is if I could make a profit on a buyback just to screw the idiots holding it.