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On 10/02/2019 at 11:35, E21A said:

Am I missing something here??? 

 

 

 

 

I'll tell you what you're missing... the bargain of the century!
Queue starts behind me boys! Where's my bank card!

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Parts of that WOC are reasonably rare though. I don't think you'd ever find a buyer willing to pay that much (or even 20-30% off that asking), but it could be argued that it's worth that much on paper. The mags especially are impossible to find.

 

The problem is that the WOC/WA just doesn't perform like a gun that costs that much. It's a very old design and they look great, but the bolt is very heavy, which is a problem in UK weather for 6 months of the year.

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Personally think this is way overpriced - 

especially when compared to

 

 Which still, I think is hefty

 

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17 minutes ago, SgtTalbert said:

Personally think this is way overpriced - 

especially when compared to

 

 Which still, I think is hefty

 

 

First one is unreasonable IMO however after speaking with the guy on the second advert I think he had just bumped an old advert, apparently hes after £600 for it which I don't think is unreasonable by any means.

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1 hour ago, rocketdogbert said:

I think this is a parallel universe....

 

 

 

Not my taste per say but why do I feel the price is, while a little high, it's not THAT bad. Maybe I'm wrong.

The slide alone is £125 and you're still getting all the stock parts included.

Please re-educate me if I'm missing something...

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11 hours ago, Seven said:

 

Not my taste per say but why do I feel the price is, while a little high, it's not THAT bad. Maybe I'm wrong.

The slide alone is £125 and you're still getting all the stock parts included.

Please re-educate me if I'm missing something...

 

The general thing people miss is that whether or not something costs £ X new, it does not equate to £ X used this includes 'upgrade' parts.  The accepted rule of thumb on this forum is generally 2/3s original price.  Hence, my PPS K98K which I have been contemplating selling cost me £450 new.  I have 5 mags at £50 each.  I wouldnt dream of asking full RRP despite it being skirmished only twice.  

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What is it with over priced pistols at the moment! 

 

Used for £100 or brand new for a fiver more!?!? 

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59 minutes ago, EvilMonkee said:

 

The general thing people miss is that whether or not something costs £ X new, it does not equate to £ X used this includes 'upgrade' parts.  The accepted rule of thumb on this forum is generally 2/3s original price.  Hence, my PPS K98K which I have been contemplating selling cost me £450 new.  I have 5 mags at £50 each.  I wouldnt dream of asking full RRP despite it being skirmished only twice.  

 

Oh yeah, I totally get that but by my reckoning everything listed there, new, would not be far from the £500 mark, maybe more.

So while, like I said, the price is a little high, it doesn't seem THAT bad. I wouldn't say it deserves to be called an alternate universe.

 

Out of curiosity, unrelated to that ad, how would you value modified/customised parts on resale. Factoring in man hours etc.

For instance if someone took a standard slide and customised if nicely. Something you couldn't just go out and buy but would require a bit of work to try and replicate?

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3 hours ago, Seven said:

Out of curiosity, unrelated to that ad, how would you value modified/customised parts on resale. Factoring in man hours etc.

For instance if someone took a standard slide and customised if nicely. Something you couldn't just go out and buy but would require a bit of work to try and replicate?

 

That would depend on the quality of workmanship and the costs of the other parts its added too. 

Obviously it would be extremely harder to sell modified or customised guns as the market is considerably less but what you ask for it would depend on what you thought was a realistic return.

 

Bearing in mind the buyer has not commissioned the project, you cannot expect to get a return that would equate to covering your full costs. again I would suggest 2/3rds of the cost to not be unreasonable but expect to haggle.

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24 minutes ago, Albiscuit said:

 

That would depend on the quality of workmanship and the costs of the other parts its added too. 

Obviously it would be extremely harder to sell modified or customised guns as the market is considerably less but what you ask for it would depend on what you thought was a realistic return.

 

Bearing in mind the buyer has not commissioned the project, you cannot expect to get a return that would equate to covering your full costs. again I would suggest 2/3rds of the cost to not be unreasonable but expect to haggle.

 

indeed, it's a tricky one, end of the day something's only worth what someone's willing to pay for it.

 

like my mg42 conversion, to comission a tech to do that would cost a lot given what's been done, but at the end of the day it's now a very specialised bit of kit that unless you really want that particular use case it's pretty much worthless.

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Its like that gold revolver. I cant possibly see anyone paying the asking price for it. But someone will see it and decide they NEED it and buy it or make an offer!

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32 sold, be quick they might run out 

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29 minutes ago, Immortal said:

 

8 sold in the past hour! Someones also bought 30... wild. The mind boggles. And it's not even April. :lol:

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????

He's made £53.46 up to now

 

Yep, the mind boggles as to some humans stupidity. (The people buying)(He's a genius)

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3 minutes ago, Arwen said:

Sounds like money laundering to me!

Absolutely this. 

It would be a really simple way to launder money. 

 

The mind boggles...

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1 minute ago, Arwen said:

Sounds like money laundering to me!

that was exactly the thought that just went through my head... dodgey is an understatement... it pretty much reeks

1 minute ago, proffrink said:

That's a retailer. Probably some joke they have going on their FB page or something.

actually you're right. I didn't spot that, I still don't understand why they have done that though...

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