Ever got a good deal on Gunbroker?


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prezzz
September 27, 2003, 05:13 PM
Has anyone in here ever got a good deal at Gunbroker? I see much better prices at my local high end gun store!!

$800 for a H&K USP40? These people must be nuts!!! Add shipping and FFL transfer, and you got yourself a Bargain!!!

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RWK
September 27, 2003, 05:17 PM
Several Gun-Broker good deals, including: (1) NIB CZ 75B with two high caps for $319; (2) NIB Ruger KGP-141 for $325; (3) NIB Ruger SP-101 for ~$310. This said, you have to be CAREFUL. And, please remember, the DC area is pretty high-cost for firearms (and everything else).

prezzz
September 27, 2003, 05:34 PM
I've found several good buys on the forums, but the super deals at Gunbroker seem to avoid me.

burrhead
September 27, 2003, 05:35 PM
Got a pristine S&W 12-2 2" RB for $180 after shipping and expences. But the deals are very few and far between.

prezzz
September 27, 2003, 05:42 PM
Prime example:

http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=11924795

That makes those mags about $100+ each.

DMK
September 27, 2003, 06:31 PM
I picked up an unfired, NIB, pre-ban Marlin Camp 9 Carbine for $300. I was pretty happy with that deal.

Keep in mind also that local gun prices can vary wildly from region to region. I see guys on this board talk about gunshop prices that I'd never see out here in the middle of BFE.

Neal Bloom
September 27, 2003, 06:33 PM
Have only bought twice out of Gunbroker but I am happy with both the price and the merchandise.

Old Fuff
September 27, 2003, 06:59 PM
It depends ……

I’ve bought guns, and been satisfied with what I got and the price I paid. But I don’t look for guns, and especially those that are in short supply and subject to high demand.

Instead I look for parts, accessories, gun-leather, grips, sights and publications (recently bought a 1930’s S&W parts-list book that is invaluable if you’re trying to figure out what makes an old-timer work).

On another occasion I found a Colt Army Special .38 on a different auction that went cheap (under $50.00) because the barrel was split at the throat. Then on Gunbroker I found a barrel, that was either new, or like new, for $20.00. By gosh, they were singing my song.

So to answer your question, yes I’ve gotten some very good deals, but I know how to look for them.

Coltdriver
September 27, 2003, 07:05 PM
I have never had a bad deal through gunbroker.

The key is to know your buyer. If they have no references it is up to you to establish the legitimacy of the deal.

I picked up a Browning MK III HP there for $360 and bought two Colt ponys NIB for 450 each and a Colt pocket nine NIB for 450.

You gotta shop and pounce when the opportunity presents itself.

BlkHawk73
September 27, 2003, 07:11 PM
I've gotten a few good deals there. All depends on what you're looking for and timing. A lot of the sellers seem to have high shipping costs though. Keep in mind that many prices are based on the going prices in the area in which they're sold from. Other areas of the country may have better or worse prices in the local shops.

CZ-100
September 27, 2003, 07:25 PM
Yup.. :D Got my CZ-85 Combat NIB with 1, 10 rd and 5 15 rd mags and the Kadet kit for $550. :D

t driver
September 27, 2003, 10:36 PM
Yes.
I've gotten some good deals, both on guns and accys. As has been said though, you need to know what you are looking at/for. A little patience pays off.

centermass
September 27, 2003, 10:58 PM
Although I see plenty of not-so-great deals on GunBroker, I am fortunate enough to have had one... I purchased a "like new" CZ 75BD for $285 including shipping, add the $15 FFL and it was $300 with no sales tax. I was pretty stoked about the deal, the seller was great to deal with (and very patient, I might add, with my inexperience in internet gun buying and my dealer forgetting to mail the FFL!), and the gun was as promised, just like new. I know I got lucky, but it helps to be patient and know what you are looking for.

Let us also not forget about the inflated prices some dealers put on their wares ***cough***kidbillions***cough*** :rolleyes: ;) in an effort to avoid auction site fees by dealing with potential customers who may be interested in making an offer via e-mail.

To answer your question, "Yes."

Stay safe,
STEVE

Standing Wolf
September 27, 2003, 11:12 PM
Great deals, no. Fair deals, yes. Reasonably good deals, sometimes.

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