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I hear ya.  What makes it worse is that market prices are going down, but inflation is making the dollars paid worth even less.  Basically, you lose by selling at the "new" price, then get penalized an extra 10% because those dollars are devalued by inflation.  (Using the old, honest, 1970's-80's method of calculating inflation, you basically double the phony figure they give you today; meaning, inflation is now, in reality, nearly 20%!!)

 

EDIT TO ADD:  Actually, I think that as Rilo alluded to, inflation is eating away at people's discretionary spending dollars, and making them fearful of making large purchases beyond necessities.  Sucks!

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On 5/23/2022 at 7:32 PM, Rmac702 said:

It all depends on what you are selling and buying. Here is an example of an auction today for a desirable used CZ75 polished stainless handgun.  It sold for $1200 plus shipping, tax and FFL transfer fee.    CZ 75B High Polish, Rare Discontinued, 9mm, Stainless Steel - Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com : 933190230

Yes but if you are the seller you would get around a grand. There is other examples selling less than 1k and one going as much as $1600.

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On 5/23/2022 at 8:04 PM, BRJ said:

Yes but if you are the seller you would get around a grand. There is other examples selling less than 1k and one going as much as $1600.

The seller would get $1100+, but that's not the point.  The point is there was a reputable buyer that was willing to pay well over $1300. after shipping taxes, and FFL transfer fee.

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The seller would not get $1100 so you know someone who is going to list a firearm for less than 10%? There is also an advantage to accepting credit cards which adds value on gunbroker, with GB fees and CC fees you are not getting $1100. You would be lucky to get $1k.

 

credit cards offer protection to the buyer. 
 

best of luck with your sale, seems to have sat around a while, clearly to expensive and my offer of $900 seems fair.

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On 5/23/2022 at 8:19 PM, BRJ said:

The seller would not get $1100 so you know someone who is going to list a firearm for less than 10%? There is also an advantage to accepting credit cards which adds value on gunbroker, with GB fees and CC fees you are not getting $1100. You would be lucky to get $1k.

 

credit cards offer protection to the buyer. 
 

best of luck with your sale, seems to have sat around a while, clearly to expensive and my offer of $900 seems fair.

Thanks, but this seller charged an additional 3% credit card fee, and here is a Gunbroker fee based on a $1500 sale, so $1100+ is very correct: 

 

For example, a $1500 item would cost:

  1. $250 times 6% = $15.00
  2. $1250 times 3.5% = $43.75
  3. Total = $58.75
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On 5/23/2022 at 8:19 PM, BRJ said:

The seller would not get $1100 so you know someone who is going to list a firearm for less than 10%? There is also an advantage to accepting credit cards which adds value on gunbroker, with GB fees and CC fees you are not getting $1100. You would be lucky to get $1k.

 

credit cards offer protection to the buyer. 
 

best of luck with your sale, seems to have sat around a while, clearly to expensive and my offer of $900 seems fair.

Please read the Classified Section rules:

 

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On 5/23/2022 at 9:19 PM, BRJ said:

The seller would not get $1100 so you know someone who is going to list a firearm for less than 10%? There is also an advantage to accepting credit cards which adds value on gunbroker, with GB fees and CC fees you are not getting $1100. You would be lucky to get $1k.

 

credit cards offer protection to the buyer. 
 

best of luck with your sale, seems to have sat around a while, clearly to expensive and my offer of $900 seems fair.

You won't find a local shop to list for less than 10% but gunbroker does.

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On 5/22/2022 at 6:24 PM, Rilo said:

Anyone else noticing plummeting prices on firearms? I guess with inflation it will continue but it’s surprising how much they are dropping.


I have been looking at M&P prices, and many models now can be purchased as optics ready. The ones without the precut slide have gone way down. 

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On 5/23/2022 at 9:30 PM, BennyDR said:

You won't find a local shop to list for less than 10% but gunbroker does.

Local gun shops also don't buy quantities and get wholesale prices that some gunbroker dealers do, well beyond added ship costs.  

I'm also switching to a different FFL after the next one that's already in the mail when I picked up the last.

They doubled the price, saying goodbye to them, back to a home based FFL. 

 

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Many gun dealers online/brick & mortar are selling below costs just to keep cash flow going through the books. Great for the consumer, you guys/gals ^^^, sucks for the small dealers who are trying to keep a little inventory in-stock. For the big Dawgs like Cabela's and Range USA, they can accept some losses and keep moving on...

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