I got someone hounding me about my M1A


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10-Ring
April 29, 2007, 01:50 PM
I have someone that really wants my M1a but only wants to pay $800. It's a basic M1A w/ wood stock but it has been totally reliable & fun to shoot and if I end up selling it, I would replace it -- so, in my book I need my price so I won't be paying an arm & a leg to get the new one.
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KD7ONE
April 29, 2007, 01:54 PM
If I had one, I wouldn't let it go for less than $1000.00

atblis
April 29, 2007, 01:57 PM
If it's a box stock Chinese one, that's not too far off.

Nomad, 2nd
April 29, 2007, 02:02 PM
totally reliable & fun to shoot and if I end up selling it, I would replace it

Then WHY THE HECK WOULD YOU SELL IT!?:confused: :confused:

If I hound you long enough will you sell it to me for $400?

kcmarine
April 29, 2007, 02:03 PM
Seriously, tell the guy it's not for sale. End of story.

auberg
April 29, 2007, 02:03 PM
I have this feeling that you can find a lot of people that will give you $800 for an M1a as long as its in good shape. You should get out of it what its worth, and what's it worth to you. If $800 isn't enough, keep it.

just my 2 cents

Gustav
April 29, 2007, 02:05 PM
Get a Kelly blue book or check www.auctionarms.com www.gunbroker.com www.gunsamerica.com
Price varies allot depends on if its Armscopr Federal Ordnance Smith Enterprise LRB Norinco Poytech or Springfield Armory.

Avenger29
April 29, 2007, 02:06 PM
Don't sell it. Tell him to go buy his own rifle.

270Win
April 29, 2007, 02:10 PM
Don't sell; tell the guy a firm "NO" so he doesn't he keep wasting his breath and your time.

byf43
April 29, 2007, 02:16 PM
10-Ring wrote:

I have someone that really wants my M1a but only wants to pay $800. It's a basic M1A w/ wood stock but it has been totally reliable & fun to shoot and if I end up selling it, I would replace it -- so, in my book I need my price so I won't be paying an arm & a leg to get the new one.
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You state M1A.
Is it a Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A, or, are you using the 'generic' term M1A to describe your rifle?

IF it's a SAI M1A, I'll hound you a little and offer $825. Seriously.

Now, with that said, IF the rifle is totally reliable, why sell it?
Tell the guy that's hounding you to go bark at a dealer and scarf up his own!

IF you MUST sell it. . . make it worth your time and effort.
Tell him you were looking for $1800, but, you'll 'settle' for $1600.

That's my 2.

10-Ring
April 29, 2007, 02:17 PM
Thanks guys -- I know it'll probably be a no sale. The guy is just a shooting buddy I've dealt w/ before to pick up stuff I've wanted....

glockman19
April 29, 2007, 02:23 PM
It's worth at least $1,000 I'll up the ante and offer you $830. I just paid $1,500 for a Loaded with Syntheric stock & Carbon barrel. I'm looking to get another with a wood stock and Stainless barrel. Also the lifetime warranty from springfield is worth alot.

I would keep it.

1KPerDay
April 29, 2007, 02:42 PM
$850 :d

Coronach
April 29, 2007, 03:03 PM
$855 ;)

Seriously, this makes no sense. You have a rifle. It is accurate and reliable. You are looking to sell it for more than $200 under cost, with an eye to then go buy another for something (probably) approaching MSRP (certainly closer to MSRP than what you're getting for the one you have). You stand to lose several hundred dollars in this exchange.

Here's another way to look at it. Find the rifle with which you will replace the one your buddy is about to buy. See how much it costs. Subtract $800 from that price. Give the difference to your buddy, cash, and tell him it's a gift. Now he can go buy his rifle and stop pestering you. ;)

Seriously. Unless your rifle has problems or a high round count, I can't see any reason to make this exchange.

Mike

Derek Zeanah
April 29, 2007, 03:05 PM
Dude, I'll let you "buy" my sigline for 3 months in exchange for your rifle.

Can't beat that. :p

Nomad, 2nd
April 29, 2007, 03:14 PM
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(Tell me when I have hounded you enough!)
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Red Tornado
April 29, 2007, 09:01 PM
$860 :)

Seriously, some people say never sell a gun. That's extreme, but never sell a gun you intend to replace. Why sell something if you just want to replace it. Unless...have you shot the barrel out? Really, you can tell us. ;) We won't tell.
RT

44AMP
April 29, 2007, 09:03 PM
Look him in the eye, wave your fingers at him, and say (with an slight English accent) "These aren't the droids you're looking for. Move along.":D

glockman19
April 29, 2007, 10:26 PM
Bump. $865. I could always use another M1A.

ElToro
April 30, 2007, 12:27 AM
Where in Ca are you ? is it Springfield ? I'll go 875 if it is.

Coronach
April 30, 2007, 12:32 AM
$880. And I'll pay actual shipping. :D

kmrcstintn
April 30, 2007, 12:45 AM
sell it if and only if you want another upgraded version of the M1A platform; otherwise...keep it and get as many hicaps as you can afford before out stupid leberal leadership cuts off our gonads again!

Avenger29
April 30, 2007, 12:58 AM
Hicaps are not an option for him, kmrcstintn. He lives in California.

Stachie
April 30, 2007, 01:09 AM
Do the right thing: KEEP IT!

collateral
April 30, 2007, 02:37 AM
you said it's reliable and accurate, it's an M1A, so I don't see why it's worth selling. What are you looking at getting to replace it?

glockman19
April 30, 2007, 10:58 AM
$885 and I'm in Los Angeles.

RIDE
April 30, 2007, 11:05 AM
$890... AND I will NOT hound you about it! That has to have a value, right!

Coronach
April 30, 2007, 12:39 PM
On the plus side, you can now go to your buddy and note that you have people offering you $900 for it. Give it a few more days and he'll have to offer you a fair deal. ;)

Mike

glockman19
April 30, 2007, 11:34 PM
Bump...$900

buck00
May 2, 2007, 06:52 AM
Hey 10

Is this a good friend asking?

I was able to make a deal with a buddy in January about his M1A- same thing, basic service grade, with very little use. He was thinking about selling it- but he paid $1300 for it so he wasn't sure. I ended up paying him $600 (plus I got 200 rounds of .308 ammo and 4 mags) with a gentlemen's agreement that if he ever wanted to use it, he could ask me ahead of time, and I'd let him borrow it.

I got the rifle, LOVE IT, and the funny thing is- he never asks to use it. :D


So maybe you could add in that type of clause. Of course, the only downside to that is you don't have the rifle physically to handle and enjoy on a regular basis.

geekWithA.45
May 2, 2007, 10:49 AM
Ya know, baby John Garand cries everytime someone parts with one of his rifles.

(Yeah, I know. Garand didn't have a lot to do w/ the M-14)

Bartholomew Roberts
May 2, 2007, 12:19 PM
I'll just add that price aside, trading a known quantity (reliable, good shooter) for an unknown quantity (whatever rolled off the assembly line) is usually a bad deal, even if the price for replacement was much closer. If you get a nice rifle, hold on to it as there is no guarantee that yours is the rule rather than the exception.

ArmedBear
May 2, 2007, 12:22 PM
In California, you have to pay sales tax (what, $80) plus $25 DROS fee, if you buy a replacement for it.

Even if a replacement were $800, it wouldn't be worth doing.

Unless you really NEED the money right now, I can't see how it would be a good idea to sell the gun, unless you are through with it (meaning you aren't interested in owning it, or in replacing it, ever).

candr44
May 2, 2007, 12:45 PM
If you aren't interested in selling it and he keeps hounding you, then put a really high price on it. Tell him you don't want to sell it and the only way you will is if he pays your price. If he wants it bad enough he will pay your price or stop hounding you if he doesn't. I did this to someone hounding me thinking he would back off and to my surprise he payed my price.

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