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Glock Value

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Cactus Jack Arizona, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Member

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    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:
     
  2. OARNGESI

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    around here they hold there value just as good or better tan any other firearm at least in stock forum
     
  3. Cactus Jack Arizona

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
  5. OARNGESI

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    try selling it on your own the real problem is you tried selling it to a shop they always go low
     
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    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!
     
  7. mdThanatos

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  9. Fishslayer

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    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.
     
  10. golfer_ray

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    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.
     
  11. csa77

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    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.
     
  12. trigga

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    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.
     
  13. Fishslayer

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  15. Ehtereon11B

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    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.
     
  16. allaroundhunter

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    But their fanbase also has deeper pockets ;)

    Sigs also hold their value quite well.
     
  17. powder

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    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!?"
     
  18. jackblack86

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  21. Cactus Jack Arizona

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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.


    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.
     
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    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.
     
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