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considering selling an AK or two, but..

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bhi curamach, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Bhi curamach

    Bhi curamach Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    I don't know really what to list at. Nor do I know where my best value would be. Not the LGS I'm quite positive.
    I will not gouge but I'm mildly aware prices are high and morals only go so far..
    What's a fair price?
    Items potentially for sale would be a new (to me) wasr 10 with original Romy donkey (ahem) doing foregrip. Upper gas tube wood is original to rifle so slightly lighter in Colorado but not terribly noticeable. Romy grip, and export (lever actuated not the button) wire folder.
    it could possibly come with a mildly used Romney leather sling and a very nice but not matching bayonet with frog and insulator.
    I paid $430.00 plus $80.00 for stock and $30.00 for the sling/bayonet combo.
    Seems like I'm overpriced at that but prices are quite crazy so..?
    The second potential unit is a new (again, to me, when I bought it) saiga in 7.62.
    I have converted it using damnable near every part of a nice bulgy 74 kit.
    riveted mag release, bulgy sight leaf, everything switched excepting the front/rear trunnions and the fsb. Leaf swapped As mentioned though.
    Brake bored out andtest fired with fmj/Hp. No flaws.
    No bullet guide as those two types feed fine. SP will need the guide but I don't have many of those.
    Kvar2 stage trigger with Russian plum stock and foregrip. Kvar's claim. US plum grip.
    I am not entirely certain I want to sell but I really need a different CC piece.
    I don't want to overcharge but I'm not certain what a fair price would be.
    Any thoughts of a realistic nature are appreciated.
    Ugh, I cant correct all the auto spell checker word choices in this so just accept my apologies and mentally correct any weird words.
  2. MaterDei

    MaterDei Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    If you sell them on Gunbroker with a reasonable reserve or starting bid price you can sleep soundly knowing that however much they sell for was because people were happy to pay the price.
  3. tarosean

    tarosean Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    As above.. Gunbroker and the buyers will dictate the going rate.. Just start with a low reserve or starting point that you are willing to accept as fair.
  4. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    I sold two of my AKs in the last week and a half. I had a lot of luck with my Armslist ads. It attracted local buyers so I didn't have to deal with shipping. The downside is that you would have to come up with a price you think is fair. I did research on what similar guns were selling for. In the end, I included a number of mags and hundreds of round of ammo with rifle. The price I set for the package was what many other sellers were asking for the rifle alone. I was happy because I got a good return on my investment and the buyers were happy since I offered them a total package and was willing to work on the price for them.
  5. helotaxi

    helotaxi Member

    May 23, 2009
    If you and the buyer reach an agreeable price, you're not gouging. He's more that welcome to go somewhere else and buy at a price he thinks is fair. No one is twisting his arm. Just because the market is ridiculous doesn't mean that you have to sell below market price and not get what your rifle is currently worth. It's not like you've been hoarding every rifle that you could find over the last 3 years just to sell them at a huge profit.
  6. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Member

    May 8, 2008
    I sold an AR last week. I didn't want to gouge, and listed it at a price that included the cost of the added extras. I got my price and a little extra. Considering the time we are living in, . . . he got a good deal. I feel good about the deal.
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