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bhhacker
January 28, 2013, 03:57 PM
Traded a complete AR lower with 3 30 round mags and my glock 27 with 3 mags for a kimber pro carry II and 2 mags. The total amount of money i put into both was about 600$ combined.



Will be taking it to the range tomorrow to test it out. I have never considered myself the kind of guy who would own a thousand dollar pistol and I am excited to see what this 1911 can do!

It is gorgeous by the way :) Heres some pics.


http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/ooberhack3r/DSC02485.jpg

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/ooberhack3r/20130127_232223.jpg

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/ooberhack3r/20130127_232142.jpg

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tuj
January 28, 2013, 04:07 PM
Nice, I shot a Kimber a few weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised with the trigger in comparison to my Les Baer.

EBK
January 28, 2013, 06:23 PM
As long as you are happy thats what truly matters..

In my opinion you got taken. You gave up a working firearm and a impossible to find lower (which alone would get you about $300 not including mags) for one working firearm.

Fishbed77
January 28, 2013, 07:01 PM
That's not a trade that I would have ever made, but if you are happy, that's all that matters.

Thompsoncustom
January 28, 2013, 07:09 PM
complete lowers are going from 300 to 800 on gunbroker but like said above if it was a good trade to you that's what matters.

Shadow 7D
January 28, 2013, 08:56 PM
bad
could have gotten more money than the kimber is worth just selling them in the market

Fremmer
January 28, 2013, 09:00 PM
The right way to look at it fellas is he paid $600 for the Kimber, which is a great price for a really nice pistol!

That's how we treat our fellow members, right?!? ;)

EBK
January 28, 2013, 09:13 PM
While I agree it was a great price for the Kimber pistol, as far as monetary value goes I along with others think he got the short end of the stick.

But as stated as long as he is happy its really none of our business.

Fremmer
January 28, 2013, 10:31 PM
Lol that cracks me up.

CPshooter
January 28, 2013, 10:49 PM
Nice, I shot a Kimber a few weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised with the trigger in comparison to my Les Baer.
That's funny. I had the exact same experience. I bought an Ultra Carry II a few years back (sold it before I shot it though) and the trigger was extremely nice. Better than the Baer Custom Carry I bought a few years back and the Springfield Range Officer I bought recently. Really nice triggers considering they are series 80.

mdThanatos
January 28, 2013, 10:51 PM
Locally stripped lowers I have seen for $600, and the shop selling them was actually making sales on them. Bushmasters with a poly lower are actually selling, not just priced at, $1600. Pre-panic I'd say it would have been a great deal but with the current market I'd say you may have gotten taken for a little bit, that's just my humble opinion and all that matters is that you are happy with it.

InkEd
January 28, 2013, 10:51 PM
You got fleeced.

blkbrd666
January 28, 2013, 11:01 PM
Good deal for $600.00! And as a plus, you got rid of a Glock. :evil:

golfer_ray
January 29, 2013, 12:20 AM
Considering it's the dead of winter in Alaska, so probably prime trading season, I think if you're happy, you did fine!

bhhacker
January 29, 2013, 01:09 AM
Wow. I did not think this thread would look like this when I next checked it thats for sure!

I for one, do not believe that these laws are going to be passed and think it will be business as usual after a bit of time.


Living in rural alaska I dont have access to the same amount of buyers/sellers as i would in the lower 48.

I also am not a big fan of taking people for all their worth because of a panic. I also am not one of the guys that likes to take advantage of situations by bending people over barrels when i have the opportunity to do so.

I feel that 600$ for a kimber with laser grips on it is more than a good deal currently and we probably both walked away in a good mood.


Hearing so much nay saying definitely makes me second guess myself, but the bottom line still is that I got at least my moneys worth out of this trade and for a lot less hassle than trying to find a buyer for both of my guns and without the gouging as well.


I like being able to sleep at night and have halfway decent karma :P

tarosean
January 29, 2013, 01:18 AM
^ what I find funny is the opposite reaction in our own rifle forum...


I gotta agree with ya thou...

MaterDei
January 29, 2013, 01:20 AM
Great trade.

In a few months what you traded will be worth $600 again and your new pistol will still be worth over $1000.

I just bought a complete RRA lower online yesterday for $369, shipped, no tax. Pmags, even in these weird times, can be found around me for $29. That's less than $500 worth of stuff for a nice Kimber? Not a good deal, great deal!

Besides, you like it!

bhhacker
January 29, 2013, 03:46 AM
Thanks MaterDei!


You helped put my thoughts into words. Hit the nail right on the head with the gear depreciating in value over time vs the kimber that will be worth as much as it is now for the foreseeable future.

Fremmer
January 29, 2013, 05:26 AM
I understand how your location can affect availability. I always see posts about how a nice example of a model 10 shouldn't cost more than $450 or whatever. Well that may be true in larger cities with lots if inventory, but not so where I live; you gotta take what you can find here.

You got a nice pistol and you're happy with the trade, that's what matters!

ku4hx
January 29, 2013, 07:10 AM
Well, I didn't think the last ban would ever become law; boy was I wrong there. Never underestimate the incompetence of a good politician.

As to you're trade, if you're happy then that's all that really matters. My worthless opinion is the other guy has the broader smile but that means exactly nothing.

bannockburn
January 29, 2013, 07:16 AM
bhhacker

Never mind the naysayers. If you're satisfied with this particular trade then that's all that matters. Enjoy your new Kimber.

jp0319
January 29, 2013, 07:20 AM
I agree that as long as your happy that's what matters BUT you did come out on the short end in this climate where people are paying crazy prices for lowers and mags and anything high cap.

tarosean
January 29, 2013, 09:19 AM
^^^^

You just don't have to be retarded, just willing to wait.. Brownells has stripped lowers in stock right now for 119.00
At the time of my post

hentown
January 29, 2013, 09:29 AM
The right way to look at it fellas is he paid $600 for the Kimber, which is a great price for a really nice pistol!

That's how we treat our fellow members, right?!?

That'st certainly not thinking like a market-driven capitalist! What difference does it make what the OP paid for the items that he sold? Shouldn't the seller be getting fair market value, unless he's "gifting" to somebody??

Cheaper-than-Dirt is asking $100 each for AR 30 rd. mags. The Glock was easily worth $400-$450.

ku4hx
January 29, 2013, 10:13 AM
That'st certainly not thinking like a market-driven capitalist! What difference does it make what the OP paid for the items that he sold? Shouldn't the seller be getting fair market value, unless he's "gifting" to somebody??

Cheaper-than-Dirt is asking $100 each for AR 30 rd. mags. The Glock was easily worth $400-$450.
On day, long ago, in my youth, I and a buddy of mine got pulled over for drag racing on a public thoroughfare. My buddy was a few years older than I was and he got fined $150; I was fined $100. Somehow the idea that I came out of that particular fiasco $50 to the good just never seemed to ring true.

Those were the days when $50 was a LOT of money too.

tuj
January 29, 2013, 10:29 AM
That's funny. I had the exact same experience. I bought an Ultra Carry II a few years back (sold it before I shot it though) and the trigger was extremely nice. Better than the Baer Custom Carry I bought a few years back and the Springfield Range Officer I bought recently. Really nice triggers considering they are series 80.

Yeah you know, the Kimber name is not that well thought of my the 1911 purists out there and their opinions largely kept me away. I found out that Kimber does some interesting things with the spring setup that differs from 1911 convention. At least the Kimber I shot had a very strong hammer spring and a very stout recoil spring. But it was very smooth in recoil even with factory loads. Much smoother than my 1911's which have typical spring setups. The Kimbers have their weaknesses, and I think they are probably a bit overpriced (capitalizing on the name and reputation) and their "custom shop" is well, the janitor's closet... But yeah, really nice trigger for Series 80.

shafter
January 29, 2013, 10:34 AM
In my neck of the woods you traded at least $250 worth of magazines, a $5-600 handgun, not to mention the AR lower for a Kimber 1911. Granted I would much rather have the Kimber than the Glock or AR lower I think it wasn't such a good trade.

Sam Cade
January 29, 2013, 12:57 PM
I just bought a complete RRA lower online yesterday for $369, shipped, no tax.

I sold a complete RRA fixed stock lower for $850 ftf about 2 hours ago.

One Armed Man
January 29, 2013, 01:55 PM
best trade of the morning? Yes - you both walked away happy!

Sam Cade
January 29, 2013, 01:58 PM
your new pistol will still be worth over $1000.


Doubtful.
A new one is just over a grand.

Dryft
January 29, 2013, 02:31 PM
Good for you!

You both got what you wanted, and walked away happy.

I'm jealous.

MaterDei
January 29, 2013, 03:13 PM
I sold a complete RRA fixed stock lower for $850 ftf about 2 hours ago.

and I'm sure you're laughing all the way to the bank.

EBK
January 29, 2013, 07:24 PM
I feel that 600$ for a kimber with laser grips on it is more than a good deal currently and we probably both walked away in a good mood.



As stated before this is all that truly matters

meanmrmustard
January 29, 2013, 07:33 PM
Doubtful.
A new one is just over a grand.
Yup. Taken.

But, he likes it. Yay.

gator-1
February 4, 2013, 02:00 AM
I agree with you I would rather sleep well at night than wring the last dollar out of every deal. You and the other guy are happy and you didn't take advantage of a situation. People remember the way they get treated and they tell their friends about good deals and bad. I think you did just fine. I have never shot a Kimber I got to hold one years back and it sure felt good. Enjoy your new gun.

TAKtical
February 4, 2013, 04:08 AM
Wow you got robbed. Pro carry II is a $700 pistol brand new. You could have posted that AR somewhere for $1000+ Best trade of the morning goes to the guy that got an AR and a glock for $700-$800. I got a pro carry II with night sights a couple years ago for $725.

silicosys4
February 4, 2013, 02:33 PM
A quick 5 minutes with a smartphone could have done alot for you....I for sure wouldn't have made that trade.

http://www.slickguns.com/product/kimber-pro-carry-ii-3200051-45-acp-4-barrel-7-rnds-75999-free-shipping

http://www.gunsamerica.com/926390451/Kimber_Pro_Carry_II_9mm.htm

http://www.gunsamerica.com/965991842/Kimber_Pro_Carry_II_45ACP_Used.htm

That said, I've made a few trades that were "Doh!" moments, but not until I got home and found out what I'd done... One time I was happy I made $50 on a gun, until I looked it up a few weeks later and realized I should have made $800 or so. Oh well

Realizing you didn't make as much money as you could have, is not the same as losing money.

tiamat
February 4, 2013, 04:19 PM
I think you got a fair deal. I also think some people are forgetting about the CT grips that came on the Kimber, which adds a fair chunk of change to the value.

easyg
February 4, 2013, 04:20 PM
Yeah, I have to agree with the naysayers....you were way too generous.

click clack
February 4, 2013, 04:39 PM
This would have been an AWESOME deal like 3 months ago, however I still think you did just fine... I probably woulda made the deal myself

Sam Cade
February 4, 2013, 05:05 PM
I also think some people are forgetting about the CT grips that came on the Kimber, which adds a fair chunk of change to the value.

That model is fitted with the CTs as standard. The package retails for about a grand new.

Maybe $800 lightly used. Locally of course.

beeenbag
February 4, 2013, 05:16 PM
umm...

$369 for lower ( fairly low price for today's market)

$30 x 3 for mags ( more if they are good mags today)

$450 for used glock 27 ( still a little on the low side as of late)

$25 for extra glock mag ( if you can find it)

Comes out to $934

According to todays market you now have, in my opinion, a very low estimate of $934 in the used kimber.

It doesn't matter what you have in it, it is the market value. If someone sold a mint showroom 69 Z28 with zero miles on it for what they gave for it back in '69, they would be taking a HUGE loss.

miles1
February 4, 2013, 06:12 PM
Good deal for $600.00! And as a plus, you got rid of a Glock. :evil:
Lol

TAKtical
February 4, 2013, 11:34 PM
I retract my previous statement now that I see you didnt trade a complete AR, just a lower.

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