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I got someone hounding me about my M1A

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 10-Ring, Apr 29, 2007.

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  1. 10-Ring

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    I have someone that really wants my M1a but only wants to pay $800. It's a basic M1A w/ wood stock but it has been totally reliable & fun to shoot and if I end up selling it, I would replace it -- so, in my book I need my price so I won't be paying an arm & a leg to get the new one.
    Comments, suggestions, recommendations --- :scrutiny:
     
  2. KD7ONE

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    If I had one, I wouldn't let it go for less than $1000.00
     
  3. atblis

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    What is it?

    If it's a box stock Chinese one, that's not too far off.
     
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  4. BADUNAME13

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    Then WHY THE HECK WOULD YOU SELL IT!?:confused: :confused:

    If I hound you long enough will you sell it to me for $400?
     
  5. kcmarine

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    Seriously, tell the guy it's not for sale. End of story.
     
  6. auberg

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    I have this feeling that you can find a lot of people that will give you $800 for an M1a as long as its in good shape. You should get out of it what its worth, and what's it worth to you. If $800 isn't enough, keep it.

    just my 2 cents
     
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  8. Avenger29

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    Don't sell it. Tell him to go buy his own rifle.
     
  9. 270Win

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    Don't sell; tell the guy a firm "NO" so he doesn't he keep wasting his breath and your time.
     
  10. byf43

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    10-Ring wrote:


    You state M1A.
    Is it a Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A, or, are you using the 'generic' term M1A to describe your rifle?

    IF it's a SAI M1A, I'll hound you a little and offer $825. Seriously.

    Now, with that said, IF the rifle is totally reliable, why sell it?
    Tell the guy that's hounding you to go bark at a dealer and scarf up his own!

    IF you MUST sell it. . . make it worth your time and effort.
    Tell him you were looking for $1800, but, you'll 'settle' for $1600.

    That's my 2¢.
     
  11. 10-Ring

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    Thanks guys -- I know it'll probably be a no sale. The guy is just a shooting buddy I've dealt w/ before to pick up stuff I've wanted....
     
  12. glockman19

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    It's worth at least $1,000 I'll up the ante and offer you $830. I just paid $1,500 for a Loaded with Syntheric stock & Carbon barrel. I'm looking to get another with a wood stock and Stainless barrel. Also the lifetime warranty from springfield is worth alot.

    I would keep it.
     
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  13. 1KPerDay

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    $850 :d
     
  14. Coronach

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    $855 ;)

    Seriously, this makes no sense. You have a rifle. It is accurate and reliable. You are looking to sell it for more than $200 under cost, with an eye to then go buy another for something (probably) approaching MSRP (certainly closer to MSRP than what you're getting for the one you have). You stand to lose several hundred dollars in this exchange.

    Here's another way to look at it. Find the rifle with which you will replace the one your buddy is about to buy. See how much it costs. Subtract $800 from that price. Give the difference to your buddy, cash, and tell him it's a gift. Now he can go buy his rifle and stop pestering you. ;)

    Seriously. Unless your rifle has problems or a high round count, I can't see any reason to make this exchange.

    Mike
     
  15. Derek Zeanah

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    Dude, I'll let you "buy" my sigline for 3 months in exchange for your rifle.

    Can't beat that. :p
     
  16. BADUNAME13

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    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
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    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    (Tell me when I have hounded you enough!)
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
    Sell me your M1A for $200!
     
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    $860 :)

    Seriously, some people say never sell a gun. That's extreme, but never sell a gun you intend to replace. Why sell something if you just want to replace it. Unless...have you shot the barrel out? Really, you can tell us. ;) We won't tell.
    RT
     
  18. 44AMP

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    Next time he hounds you...

    Look him in the eye, wave your fingers at him, and say (with an slight English accent) "These aren't the droids you're looking for. Move along.":D
     
  19. glockman19

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    Bump. $865. I could always use another M1A.
     
  20. ElToro

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    Where in Ca are you ? is it Springfield ? I'll go 875 if it is.
     
  21. Coronach

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    $880. And I'll pay actual shipping. :D
     
  22. kmrcstintn

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    sell it if and only if you want another upgraded version of the M1A platform; otherwise...keep it and get as many hicaps as you can afford before out stupid leberal leadership cuts off our gonads again!
     
  23. Avenger29

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    Hicaps are not an option for him, kmrcstintn. He lives in California.
     
  24. Stachie

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    Do the right thing: KEEP IT!
     
  25. collateral

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    you said it's reliable and accurate, it's an M1A, so I don't see why it's worth selling. What are you looking at getting to replace it?
     
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