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Colt452zigzag28
10-23-2012, 00:01
Recently was at a Gun Shop and was wondering what the trade in value of my Glock 22 Gen4 was.... Turns out they would give me $250... Is that a Joke??? :wow:

I don't know why anyone would trade in guns if that is the case...Looks like I am going to need a bigger gun safe..

Smokin45
10-23-2012, 00:05
Try private sale? $250-$300 sounds about right for a trade in

MikeG36
10-23-2012, 01:11
That's pretty good for trade in value. As Smokin45 said try a private party. Prolly get $75 to $100 more.

Clutch Cargo
10-23-2012, 01:33
Cabela's will offer you 30% off the retail blue book price. Private sale is the way to go unless you really NEED to make a trade.

D.S.Brown
10-23-2012, 05:07
Yeah, a little economics lesson is needed. If the gun store offered you full blue book value for your gun, that would leave them ZERO profit margin. They can't sell it as new because it is not, the best they can do is break even. Since they're in the business to make money the latter is unacceptable.

So they go in the opposite direction, and offer say maybe half of blue book, which then widens the profit gap by possibly as much as 100%, though most of the time it is 60% - 90% profit. For instance they take in your used gun at $250, and a couple of days later you see your former gun in their counter going for say $450 - $475. That leaves enough wiggle room usually between the choice of a new or used one say anywhere from $50 - $100, and thus a customer may justify the savings to be allocated to other things, i.e. buying some accessories for the used gun with the money he/she saved by buying used. Most importantly the substantial profit margin protects the gun stores interest, because everyday the gun sits in the case unsold, it's value depreciates, albeit slowly, but it does.

I worked the counter of a gun range in Dallas for six years, that's how I know this.

The best advice has already been given. Sell the gun privately, that way you will get the most for the gun. Good luck.

Best,

Dave

kaech
10-23-2012, 05:44
Here in southern WI, u get 350 w/o Ns
400 w/ns

kaech
10-23-2012, 05:46
Here in southern WI, u get 350 w/o Ns
400 w/ns

^^^ but gen 4's also go for 599

t4terrific
10-23-2012, 05:59
Look for a gun trading web site in your state. You can easily get $450 for a nice Glock 22, more if you are patient or have some popular extras like night sights or extra magazines.

Gun store trade ins are just too one sided. I advise anybody to never trade in at a gun store. They will usually only give 50-65% of what they will sell it for. Some firearms, that makes sense. They may not be able to resell them right away. Glocks are totally different. Used Glocks sell easily for just a few bucks less than new ones. I see Glocks with lots of wear sell for more than $400.

Taycel
10-23-2012, 09:26
I would bury my Glock before I would let it go for $250 - trade or sale (unless my family was starving, of course). I traded my daughter's Ruger SR22 (I paid $310 OTD for it this summer) for a NEW Gen4 26 three weeks ago and the dealer - 1st time buyer from him - took the Ruger and my $275 OTD on the deal. :cool:

Buckeye Glocks
10-23-2012, 09:37
My LGS will give you 70% of what they can sell the gun for. So if they can sell a used Glock for $400 they will buy it from you for $280.
Bottom line - private sale is best.

gadgetnut259
10-23-2012, 09:42
You will always make out better on a private sale...period. A gun shop has to make a profit and they can't sell your used gun for the price of new.

Taycel
10-23-2012, 09:43
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brickboy240
10-23-2012, 14:14
Just like the car market....you get screwed on a trade in.

Sell it outright and you will get 400-425 easily.

-brickboy240

Finestkind
10-23-2012, 15:47
All but 2 of the Glocks I own were purchased used through a gun or pawn shop. Cheaper than buying new. I know that i could not resale them for what I paid to a shop.


Finestkind

Bruce M
10-23-2012, 17:49
Not a joke but as stated a simple reality of trying to make a profit.

t4terrific
10-23-2012, 17:50
I bought a Glock 26, with new trijicons and 4 mags for $440. I can sell the pistol for $450 on Florida Gun Trader, and get $20-$25 on Ebay for each of the 3 extra magazines.

That is, if I wanted to.

dkf
10-23-2012, 17:57
Cabela's will offer you 30% off the retail blue book price. Private sale is the way to go unless you really NEED to make a trade.

Then they will put that used Glock in the case for $500. I have seen $500 used Glocks in the case at my local Cabelas. Basically the reason why I will never buy a gun from Cabelas. My local shop sells new Glocks for under $500.:upeyes:

SJ 40
10-23-2012, 19:30
Then they will put that used Glock in the case for $500. I have seen $500 used Glocks in the case at my local Cabelas. Basically the reason why I will never buy a gun from Cabelas. My local shop sells new Glocks for under $500.:upeyes:Agreed,Cabellas is some place I go for fishing gear,camping supplies and even boots. I may look at their guns but I have yet to ever see any gun that I would purchase from them, SJ 40

SJ 40
10-23-2012, 19:31
Then they will put that used Glock in the case for $500. I have seen $500 used Glocks in the case at my local Cabelas. Basically the reason why I will never buy a gun from Cabelas. My local shop sells new Glocks for under $500.:upeyes:Agreed,Cabellas is some place I go for fishing gear,camping supplies and even boots. I may look at their guns but I have yet to ever see any gun that I would purchase from them. SJ 40

Colt452zigzag28
10-24-2012, 00:48
Ya not looking to sell the gun. Was just wondering what the trade in value was. Knew it wasn't going to be the original price in which I purchased. Then I went and looked at the new Glocks and saw that they were only priced around 450-550 depending on Cal and Extras.

I agree with burying it before I trade it in. I'll end up keeping it in the end and either giving it to my Father or Sister who wants to be LEO also.