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Gunsamerica: Sell your guns now!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by harmonic, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. harmonic

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    An email I got from GA:

     
  2. expvideo

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    I appreciate that GA is reaching out to gun owners to ask that if we have guns we don't want that we sell them to the people that are trying to buy guns. The demand for guns is really high right now. If we can help to arm people that want to be armed, we will help to ensure gun rights for another generation.
     
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  3. 98C5

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    Sold my WASR for $540.


    :D
     
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    Guns America is looking out for Guns America.
     
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    BAM! Exactly!
     
  7. expvideo

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    That's true, absolutely, but it doesn't mean that they don't have a good idea. I know I've advocated buying cheap guns to send a message to washington by flooding the NICS system, but I also support this idea... Sell some cheap guns to not only help arm people that want to become armed, but also to flood the NICS system and send a message to Washington!
     
  8. grimjaw

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    Funny that I haven't heard the same from GunBroker, who have a much friendlier website and apparently don't need scare tactics to drum up sales. Maybe I just missed the memo.

    GunsAmerica's web presence has been substandard from the beginning, and this latest effort isn't going to make me browse over there.

    jm
     
  9. Highland Ranger

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    I think if nothing happens right away they fear the fervor will die down - most people are busy with their lives and families and have little attention span for larger issues. So pouring a little self serving gasoline on the fire doesn't hurt . . . . . them and maybe its not bad for the effort as a whole.
     
  10. jackstinson

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    I wish they felt as compelled to learn how to spell the word definitely.
    I love it; "Quick...sell your guns now...use our service....we would love to have the auction closing fee."
    All we need now is a B9 waving it's arms yelling, "Danger Will Robinson!".......
     
  11. tmajors

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    Sorry got no guns to sell. Boat, water, guns, and a storm...you do the math.
     
  12. gunNoob

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    Um, no thanks. I'd rather have my guns sit in my closet and not be shot waiting for the apocalypse rather than selling them for a few dollars and not having protection.
     
  13. ArmedBear

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    Look, I, personally, think guns should be sold without papers, without a background check, like hammers, machetes, crossbows, baseball bats, and any number of other potentially dangerous tools. Given the relative ease with which criminals in the UK, where handguns are totally banned, are able to get and use handguns, I think that the 4473 is nothing but a way for the government to snoop on the law-abiding, claim to be "doing something", and create jobs for unproductive bureaucracies.

    That said, this IS a scare tactic e-mail.

    Oregon requires NICS checks for all transactions at gun shows. There are six gun shows listed here, just in the next four weeks, in Oregon: http://www.gunshows-usa.com/oregon.htm

    Idaho doesn't require NICS for private sales. There are only two. http://www.gunshows-usa.com/idaho.htm

    California requires a background check, a 10 day waiting period (meaning that you have to pick up the gun from some third party after a week and a half), and a dealer transfer fee, usually $40, in addition to the $25 state transfer fee. There are 6 shows in California in the next 4 weeks, and there were 2 last weekend. http://www.gunshows-usa.com/california.htm

    I am totally against any law that requires paper for private sales. However, these laws don't kill gun shows. They also don't lower gun values. Try buying a used gun in California, and see how great of a deal it is.

    If anything kills gun shows, it will be the Internet. If anything adds to the value of a gun, it's the Internet. If I am an OCD collector who just has to have some particular variant of some gun to put in my closet, I can probably find it on the 'net -- and so can any other similar collectors, which drives up the price. In the past, what was the likelihood you'd find a buyer who wanted to dump all their disposable income on some odd gun? Collector prices in particular, but used prices in general, have gone up with the advent of Internet sales.
     
  14. thirdeagle

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    I have never seen a good deal on GA (not that there aren't any). I have always found better deals on GB and AA. I would never consider buying through GA nor would I sell through GA. My gut reaction was that GA is looking out for GA - which has been said previously. Kudos to GB and AA for not phishing for more business by trying to scare people into selling their firearms on their sites.
     
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    Translation:
    Everybody is buying but nobody is selling. We make money from sellers listing items. Please list your items! All of them!
     
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    or beef jerky and dream catchers :)
     
  17. Walkalong

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    I got it too. Scaring up business. :cuss:

    I refuse to live scared. I will be keeping mine. ;)
     
  18. MIL-DOT

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    I received this E-mail,too. I've never used GA, but will occasionally browse the site to see what something or other is going for.
    First, of course "gunsamerica is looking out for gunsamerica",no kidding, they're a buisness, what else would they be doing ? But nevertheless,they still are making a valid point, the S may very well be about to Hit The Fan. And to be fair, they did say you should sell what you wanted to sell, "at a gunshow, at gunsamerica, or any other legal venue".
    I recently decided to partially limit my vulnerability, by going to a not-so-nearby local gunshow last wekend and selling my least favorite AK, a Romy G, for 1/3 more than I had in it, then went and bought a .357 revolver and a 5-shot 12 G. shotgun. Not waving the white flag, just acknowledging a possible storm approaching, and doing a little "tactical wealth redistribution".:D
     
  19. Auburn1992

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    +1 on what expvideo said.
     
  20. sturmgewehr

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    This email really irked me. I'm done with that site. They send these stupid emails every so often. This one is over the top.

    Where did they dream up this 30% number?

    They are just trying to instill fear in their users for profit, and it's disgusting. I won't support a shooters organization that tries to scare shooters so they can turn a buck.

    Get lost GA, loose my email addy.
     
  21. CU74

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    I have never sold a gun. Every time I accumulate a few another dadgum hurricane comes through and washes them all away:cuss:. Guess I will have to start buying again.

    That said, reading the GA e-mail brought to mind one of those ambulance-chasing lawyer bill-boards. I'll just add it to my list of other reasons not to use GA. I prefer Auction Arms, followed by Gun Broker, for on-line buying.
     
  22. Highland Ranger

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    hurricane . . . . Kansas?

    [looks for map . . . . ]

    really?
     
  23. Big Mike

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    Got the same email.

    Yep.
     
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    Which reminds me... :)

    Tomorrow (Fri. Nov. 21st) and Sat. Nov. 22, go to www.armsbid.com. A great auction is going on Even if you don't buy anything the pictures are worth the trip.
     
  25. Ignition Override

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    How many people who now decide to keep all their guns instead of otherwise selling one or two, agree to pay any retail price for ammo, including the newer loan shark rates?

    Aren't these new exploitative ammo prices any different than falling for a gun website's sales pitch?

    Aside from that, some people claim that pawn shops use the highest final sale prices on GunsAmerica as guides for list prices.
     
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