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Old 09-16-2012, 13:57   #1
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Need your opinions on trade in value (S&W22A-1)

OK, I paid $235 for the pistol. $36 for the 4 reticle red dot sight. Total = $271 all brand new. Bought it all new last year. Have about 1,000 rounds through it in 2 trips to the range. Everything you see in the pic includes pistol, red dot sight, 2 mags, factory test fire casing still sealed in envelope, replacement recoil spacer, gun lock, owners manual and original box it came in. All in excellent condition. What do you think I should ask for trade-in value of this whole set up?
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Old 09-16-2012, 14:17   #2
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I'm not sure the red dot really adds any value.

If you're going to trade it towards another gun, you should do better than selling it outright. However, I still can't see more than $200 tops.
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I'm not sure the red dot really adds any value.

If you're going to trade it towards another gun, you should do better than selling it outright. However, I still can't see more than $200 tops.
That's what I was asking at the gun show today for trade-in value, $200 for everything you see here, but one of the vendors only offered me $140. The other one looked at it, liked it, said it was in great shape, but didn't want it. I was just wondering if $200 was an unrealistic number on my part.
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That's what I was asking at the gun show today for trade-in value, $200 for everything you see here, but one of the vendors only offered me $140. The other one looked at it, liked it, said it was in great shape, but didn't want it. I was just wondering if $200 was an unrealistic number on my part.
Like I said, $200 would be tops, but it may be a stretch. Sometimes trade in value is better, because the vender or gun shop knows they will be making money from the sale of the gun you buy.

If you were just selling it to a shop, I'd say you wouldn't get $150. The red dot doesn't really add anything to the value of the gun.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:46   #5
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Generally trade in is about half of new retail value. $140 is about right for trade in. $200 would be a face to face sale price.

As bac said the red dot adds nothing.


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Old 09-19-2012, 05:10   #6
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SGT278ACR,

do the math. A new one is $235, the dealer has to finance the used gun until he sells it, pay the rent, air condition, etc.

In short, he has some money invested and cannot get over $189 for it if he wants to sell it before Thursday next year.

I agree that $140 is a fair offer. If that is not enough, you can get $60 more by doing the work yourself in a private sale.
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do the math. A new one is $235, the dealer has to finance the used gun until he sells it, pay the rent, air condition, etc.

In short, he has some money invested and cannot get over $189 for it if he wants to sell it before Thursday next year.

LGS takes 30-35 percent off of what he can buy the gun for new (RSR/Davidsons) and goes from there.
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LGS takes 30-35 percent off of what he can buy the gun for new (RSR/Davidsons) and goes from there.
Which is about 1/2 MSRP.

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do the math. A new one is $235, the dealer has to finance the used gun until he sells it, pay the rent, air condition, etc.

In short, he has some money invested and cannot get over $189 for it if he wants to sell it before Thursday next year.

I agree that $140 is a fair offer. If that is not enough, you can get $60 more by doing the work yourself in a private sale.
Makes sense.
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