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advice for Hi-point C9 unfired private party value...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ray Donovan, Feb 6, 2017.

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  1. Ray Donovan

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    This is my 1st post.. so if this in the wrong area, I apologize.. Bought a hi-point C9 @ gander mountain.. paid $189 + tax.. I'm aware hi-points are generally marked up depending on location.. I like the gun, but could also use the cash. No experience with private party gun sales.. I don't think there was tape on the fancy card board box it came in, but had there been, and I removed said tape to open the box, that's how "used" it is. Gander would be more than happy to give me $80, on the low side, definitly not more than $100.. any insights would be appreciated.. I was thinking $140-$160.
     
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    You probably aren't far off the mark for private party. An FFL (such as Gander) typically won't pay more than 65% of book value. As you mentioned, location plays a part, but so does desirability of that particular gun.

    Were it me, I would post it in a couple of places online for the amount you would like to sell it for and see if you get any nibbles. I've done that with various guns over the years and had pretty good success.
     
  3. Ray Donovan

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    Thanks for the response.. Pawn shops can't take hand guns... the ideal scenario would be putting it up as collateral, for a loan, with an agreement, failing to repay by agreed upon time frame, I'd forefit posession.. but I'd also maintain the option to buy it back..
     
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    Don't know where you live but most states and large cities usually have some kind of on line firearm forum with a classified section. Good luck.
     
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    Yeah, location here is key. Do you need an FFL to transfer possession where you live? I noticed you haven't put your location on your profile yet. It helps a lot.
     
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    In my area, Hi-Point C9, pre-owned-but unfired, about $120 tops, on a good day. New ones run $150-170.
     
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    Yep.

    I am sure this is not what the O.P. wants to hear.

    A co-worker recently brought a used C-9 in very good to excellent condition from a local pawn shop for only $ 60.00.
     
  8. Fine Figure of a Man

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    About $150 new in my neighborhood. Way too much IMO.
     
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    Pawn shops can't take handguns? That's the bread and butter of the pawn trade...and tools.

    Another option is to sell it at a buy-back if you have one in your area. Some buybacks give good money.
     
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    When did this happen? Half the handguns I own came from pawnshops.
     
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    Not all pawn shops deal in firearms, but many do.
     
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    Thanks to all for the response.. I live in Indiana. Home of some the loosest gun laws in the country.. Far as why pawn shops will take rifles and not hand guns, I imagine some law, possibily varying on location.. they will take antique guns. Saw on pawn stars a guy sold a colt dragoon, or at least had an offer.
     
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    There is no law in Indiana that prevents them from taking in pistols. I have lived there and have seen shops with pistols in them. It may be that they (that one shop) won't take the Hi-Point in as they might not feel it will get them enough or some other issue. Regardless, sites like Armslist will get you good exposure (and the most money) for your area and they are free to list on.
     
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    Try placing an ad here.

    You can put it up on Craigslist (against their rules, but you may get lucky).

    You can put it up on Backpage.

    Take it to a gunshow.

    Put it on your facebook page.

    All will probably get you a better price than a pawn shop.



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    The Hi-Points are lauded for their cheapness and tank-like feeling. They are not good guns but for the money they are fantastic.
     
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    In my area you would have to find a sucker to get over $100 for it. Even on a ligit private sale. Meaning a felon would pay more (black market).
    I would not recommend you do a private sale without a bill of sale and proper varified ID , with a statment that they are not a person disqualified from owning a firearm.
    Just thought I would throw my 2 cents in for what it is worth..
     
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    BSA1 writes:

    I bought one from a co-worker in 2013. I paid him $70 because I felt bad only giving him the $60 he asked for. It, too, was/is in VG-E condition.
     
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    One thing you learn when selling something is that it doesn't matter what you paid, it only matters what others are paying for the same thing. You likely 'bought high', which will cause a somewhat greater loss when you sell.

    Go to Gunbroker and search completed sales for that type of firearm; that's generally the current (national) market value for a transferred gun of that model. FTF is a bit higher, since there is no transfer fee involved.

    Larry
     
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    A friend of mine who is pro 2A but otherwise not very gun savvy asked me if $400 was a fair asking price for his hi point .40. I nearly choked and told I wouldn't pay $100 for the entire package. I figured he'd want a real friend to tell it to him straight.
     
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    I live here in No. Indiana, and have all my life "73 years", I've purchased handguns from pawn shops many times.

    As far as the selling value of a "used" yes it's considered used as you purchased it even tho you have not fired it. Any where from $110 to $120 dollars,and yes they are a good gun, especially for the price, forever guarantee to whoever owns it, goes bang every time just as does my custom Kimber which cost 10 times as much. But then you must convinence the puyer of that!
     
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    Ray Donovan

    Good advice here. Maybe try the gun show route if you don't come up with any interest locally or online.
     
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    I would just keep it. If you sell it you will just end up buying another one soon.
     
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    Agreed. Inexpensive handguns are always nice to have even (or maybe especially) with expensive gun collections. Having a Hi-Point to use as a car/truck gun or as just a knock around gun is more likely to get used than a handgun costing 5 to 10 times as much. While you paid more for it than some of us will it is still a very good firearm back by
    a lifetime warranty.
     
  25. SeanSw

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    I just saw new Hi Point .40's selling online for $99. That would be my effective limit for a Hi Point for the next 4 years at least.
     
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