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best trade of the morning? you decide!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bhhacker, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    Never mind the naysayers. If you're satisfied with this particular trade then that's all that matters. Enjoy your new Kimber.
  2. jp0319

    jp0319 Active Member

    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.
  3. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member


    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
  4. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. tuj

    tuj Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. shafter

    shafter Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

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

    One Armed Man New Member

    best trade of the morning? Yes - you both walked away happy!
  10. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    A new one is just over a grand.
  11. Dryft

    Dryft Well-Known Member

    Good for you!

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

    I'm jealous.
  12. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

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

    EBK Well-Known Member

    As stated before this is all that truly matters
  14. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    Yup. Taken.

    But, he likes it. Yay.
  15. gator-1

    gator-1 Active Member

    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.
  16. TAKtical

    TAKtical Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    A quick 5 minutes with a smartphone could have done alot for you....I for sure wouldn't have made that trade.




    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.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  18. tiamat

    tiamat Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. easyg

    easyg Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I have to agree with the naysayers....you were way too generous.
  20. click clack

    click clack Well-Known Member

    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

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