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Cactus Jack Arizona
November 9, 2012, 05:20 PM
We are always told how wonderful Glocks are. If they are really as great as the Glockbots claim, why do they not hold their value? :mad:

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OARNGESI
November 9, 2012, 05:24 PM
around here they hold there value just as good or better tan any other firearm at least in stock forum

Cactus Jack Arizona
November 9, 2012, 05:27 PM
Apparently not in my neck of the woods. I took my Glock to a local gun shop here, a different store than where I had made the purchase. Even with Trijicon Night Sights they wouldn't give me any more than $300. That's not value to me.

WoodchuckAssassin
November 9, 2012, 05:27 PM
I was under the impression that they held their value VERY well. I have yet to have EVER seen a used Glock under $500. What prices have you seen?

OARNGESI
November 9, 2012, 05:29 PM
try selling it on your own the real problem is you tried selling it to a shop they always go low

WoodchuckAssassin
November 9, 2012, 05:32 PM
Also, Mr. Cactus, you've got to remember that a gun shop is a business, and need to make a profit. If they're offering you 300, they'll probably put a $550 price tag on it. You could get $500 EASY if you sell it yourself. I'd wait till a gun show and hit the strip!

mdThanatos
November 9, 2012, 10:37 PM
The same goes for almost any product you try to sell at a store, they will offer you something low so they can turn around and make a profit on it. I remember I took 2 ruger blackhawks and a cheap 12 GA SxS in to a local gun shop to sell and was offered $200 for all three.

smalls
November 9, 2012, 11:18 PM
Also, Mr. Cactus, you've got to remember that a gun shop is a business, and need to make a profit. If they're offering you 300, they'll probably put a $550 price tag on it. You could get $500 EASY if you sell it yourself. I'd wait till a gun show and hit the strip!

This. The lowest I've seen a used Glock go for was $300, and it was beat up. Looked like someone tried a torture test on it.

Fishslayer
November 9, 2012, 11:24 PM
Apparently not in my neck of the woods. I took my Glock to a local gun shop here, a different store than where I had made the purchase. Even with Trijicon Night Sights they wouldn't give me any more than $300. That's not value to me.

There's your problem. Gun stores aren't going to give you what your gun is worth. They can't do business breakin' even.;)

Put it up on your local gun board. G19s are extremely popular. You should have no problem selling it for more than $300. Absolute lowest I've ever seen a G19 go for here was $419. I'm not a Glockhead & I almost boiled on it. Usually they're closer to $500 in my area.

golfer_ray
November 9, 2012, 11:52 PM
I can tell you in Oklahoma they hold their value well. I shopped for used on armslist & finally decided to heck with it & bought new on Buds for $25 more.

csa77
November 10, 2012, 12:04 AM
I realy dont know much about glocks. Iv never had any interest in them(or any other plastic guns) I cant tell what gen they are or the model but I often see used glocks on consignment at local gun stores for 300-400.

trigga
November 10, 2012, 12:13 AM
the only used glocks i see selling around here is at gander. It's amazing what they want for it, u can add about $100 and get a new one. although i prefer new, if it's a killer deal i might have to think about it. I only question is why they would sell it for cheap, sometimes it's too good to be true.

Fishslayer
November 10, 2012, 03:05 AM
What you really SHOULD do though, Jack, is go ahead and keep the Glock, buy the revolver and eat lots of Ramen noodles for a few months. That's what I do... :D

mljdeckard
November 10, 2012, 03:46 AM
Two reasons.

They aren't exactly rare. They are VERY easy to replace.

I have never known what costs more than $75 to make a Glock in the first place. They're still worth all of it and then some.

Ehtereon11B
November 10, 2012, 06:35 AM
HK seem to have a much higher value retention than Glock. I saw a used HK USP compact for 1000, $300 more than what you can find it for brand new and it showed its wear.

allaroundhunter
November 10, 2012, 07:33 AM
HK seem to have a much higher value retention than Glock.

But their fanbase also has deeper pockets ;)

Sigs also hold their value quite well.

powder
November 10, 2012, 08:25 AM
Err, this is like saying..." The Dealer gave me a crappy offer to buy my car back-how come Fords don't hold their value!?"

jackblack86
November 10, 2012, 08:34 AM
ya and when I took my glock to a pawn shop they wouldnt give me anything for it at all those glocks just dont hold any value lol

ku4hx
November 10, 2012, 08:34 AM
Assuming they are in good condition and not defective in some way, they hold their value for a variety of reason. They are of known quality, as reliable as you can reasonably expect any mechanical device to be, they perform well and parts are easily available and generally quite inexpensive. With the exception of the firing pin channel liner, all you need to work on them is the little Glock tool or an appropriate size drift. Even the rear sight can be effectively adjusted with a drift. I have a spring loaded brass drift to do that. Makes the whole shooting experience a piece of cake to me.

psyopspec
November 10, 2012, 02:20 PM
Supply>Demand. Prices can vary by region. I was an ND resident earlier this year, and picked up a stock used G19 in good condition for $350. New Gen 3's go for 500, new Gen 4's go for $550. Even with night sights, I couldn't see myself paying more than $400 for a used model.

Usually folks that go into gun shops to sell are motivated to get cash. The shops know this. With business being relatively swift these days, they can usually do okay without your used gun. Basically, the seller needs to get rid of it more than the buyer needs to acquire it, and in the middle you find the market. It sucks that you were misinformed about used Glocks, but your experience isn't that surprising.

Cactus Jack Arizona
November 11, 2012, 02:43 AM
Psy, I was actually looking at and considering a really nice S&W 686. It was used and they were asking $650 for it. It was an early model, no-dash. Seeing how others have stated that he was roughly $100 too high, and with the little he was going to give me for my G19, I elected to pass on it as the good deal was for him. :uhoh:

WCraven
November 11, 2012, 04:57 PM
I remember back in 1992-93 a glock cost alittle over $300 -336 new and 20 years later i agree there value is not much better because i think back then it was look at just like a Hi Point of that era and what it's made of has not help any.

dogtown tom
November 11, 2012, 05:45 PM
Dealer cost on a NIB Glock 19 Gen3 is $440 or less.

Why on earth people think a dealer will give them more than that for a USED Glock is beyond comprehension.
It matters not that you paid $500, $550 or $600 for that gun at retail.

If you want maximum $$$$ out of your used gun you sure as heck don't sell it to a dealer.


WoodchuckAssassin I was under the impression that they held their value VERY well. I have yet to have EVER seen a used Glock under $500..
Seriously?:scrutiny:
GunBroker has dozens if not hundreds of used glocks under $500. (not to mention the ones that have sold on this forum)
What affects the value of a used Glock is availability. Gen3 G22 police trade ins are easily found for less than $400.

M-Cameron
November 11, 2012, 05:51 PM
bring your Glocks to Massachusetts, youll probably make a profit....

USED glocks are going for $500-700! (http://www.fsguns.com/used/)

BYJO4
November 11, 2012, 07:10 PM
Regardless of the make, I've never seen a gun store offer you what you can sell it for to an individual. Stores are in business to make profits and they are not going to put anymore money in a piece of inventory than they have to.

guyfromohio
November 11, 2012, 07:24 PM
Ummmm..... go buy a Korth and sell it to a gun store. Think they'll give you what you paid? I've sold several Glocks for about $50 less than I paid. That's generally what I look for when I buy from private sellers.... about $50 less than the latest sale price.

Same goes for any other gun.

rule303
November 11, 2012, 07:46 PM
Where are people selling used Glocks for $500? That is what I sell new Gen3's for. Used, I have a hard time getting over $325 for Gen2's, and about $375 for Gen3's in the standard models. Used guns need to be priced low enough to be worth it to a buyer vs the cost of just buying new. There are tons of used Glocks on the market from LE trade ins, etc, that you are competing with.

hentown
November 12, 2012, 06:38 PM
Hard to respond cogently to a question based on a false premise! To come to the conclusion that any firearm doesn't hold its value, based on an offer from a gun shop is just plain ignorance about firearms' value.

Ledgehammer
November 12, 2012, 08:26 PM
HK seem to have a much higher value retention than Glock. I saw a used HK USP compact for 1000, $300 more than what you can find it for brand new and it showed its wear.


Yea and you may have to wait a month before that HK sells. You put a g19 on gunbroker for $450 buy it now and it's gone in a day. Glocks hold their value very well. I can buy a new gen 3 in my area for 479 use it for a year and sell it for 450 if not more. That's good in my book.

Fotno
November 14, 2012, 10:43 AM
I think the difference between here, and places where nice used Glocks sell for $300 must be supply and demand. Most shops here sell new Glocks for $550 - $575 out the door, and even the most clapped out police issued Gen2 G17 with one mag will still bring $400.

When I hear about folks picking up a Glock for $300, I think; 'Must be nice.'

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