Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jeff olson, Nov 25, 2022.
It was filthy with a few character marks on the wood from honest use but had no rust and cleaned up nicely. I took that rifle to a local gun store and let them do the work of posting on Gunbroker a few months ago. They did all the work and shipped. They wrote me a check for $1500 and change after it sold.
And FWIW, any Marlin or Winchester lever gun made prior to about 2000 will sell for crazy prices. I've sold several in the last 2-3 years at 4X to 5X what I paid for them. Of course I paid $150-$200 for most of them.
I’ve been called on 2 of them. When they called I didn’t even ask the price. 1 was $200 more than I was hoping to spend, the other was about $150 less than what I thought I would spend.
Sometimes just getting what you want is priceless.
Now, this works for me, I'm talking about the difference of $10 on a record. If it's a few hundred, the principle might still be correct, but, the dollar amount adds up faster.
At least they're not diamond discs, or whatever the official name is. My kid is always on the lookout for them. And acoustic 78's.
Everyone wants a good deal. Guns, cars, homes... whatever. I've paid more than I wanted for about all those things, but never on a whim. If I know going in that I want that thing specifically, I'll pay what I gotta pay.
In my opinion, they are the epitome of a .22 lever action.
9422's are about as satisfying as a 22 has any right to be.
Congrats on the Anschutz!
You know, we can't take money with us and all of us will eventually die and stuff.
And due to inflation, I recently had to increase wife's "Do whatever, no questions asked" slush fund from $12,000 to $15,000.
Really, what does a $100 bill get you today? I just took my granddaughter to a private softball lesson yesterday. Bought her dinner st a steakhouse afterwards. Total for the day was over $250
No kidding. I mean, if it comes down to whether an extra $20 stays in my pocket or goes in the next guy's, I'd rather keep it in my pocket. But I ain't letting it keep me from what I want.
I figure up how much time it'll take me to make up the difference at work. I do the same thing when I lose a tool. If it'll take longer to find it than it'll take to make the $ to replace it, I quit looking. As long as I'm positively sure I didn't drop it in an intake runner.
If 9422s are going for THAT much... they're already a collectable!
That's how I figure it. There are a few guns I may have overpaid for and guns that were a sweet deal. Long as like I posted earlier, as long as buyer and seller come away happy life is good.
On the one hand, you can spend hours, days, or years looking for the right gun at the right price. You’d probably be money ahead in terms of your productive time if you just overpaid and bought the thing. Or put another way, in 10 years are you going to care that you paid $400 instead of $300 for that gun? Or that you got that Glock for $459 instead of paying $525 at the other shop?
But on the other hand, if we all start paying $400 because we want it now, then next week they’ll be $500 or $600. At some point, in principle, a sane man has to say “I don’t care how much I want one, and $600 isn’t going to break me any more than $300 will, but I’m not paying that price.”
I don’t like to buy a gun unless I feel like I’m getting it at “below the going rate.” Doesn’t have to be dramatically cheaper, but I seldom want a gun badly enough to pay more just to have it. But, I would also absolutely break that rule if there was a hypothetical gun I came across that I really wanted. I could easily see myself arguing “Yes, it ought by rights to be about a $500 gun… they want $700. But when are you going to ever see another??” The logic holds but in the real world I can’t think of a gun I’d apply it to right now.
By your other rifles listed I am going to assume your new rifle is in that same ball park. Now you can argue that rifles like this are a tool not a toy, but lets be real here....yea it could be used to put food on the table, but really you are going to use that stock 10/22 for that job. That same 10-22 you never got around to ordering the new barrel and stock and trigger and.........for. So lets call this a toy that happens to be a gun, not one thing wrong with that I have 3 safes full of toys just like that.
Toys like this are in a really odd place at the moment, without going political the world is a really crazy place now, the economy is in a really crazy place now. People still have some money and are willing to spend it now, they see it as a well I have the money now, I always wanted one I might not find another or be able to buy another for a huge list of reasons ranging from money to .gov. So people that have the money now are seeing good examples and snapping it up. They want that toy now and even if a tick more then they really want to spend they know it is just going to be worse later on, so people are buying things for crazy prices.
On the other hand....
All those same reasons will make people hold on to their money for when this "recession" rolls into a full 1930's style depression, and hopefully not the world war to go along with it. So they look real hard at that toy think "what is the smart thing to do" and will walk away. The guy at the table could be of that same mindset and start talking "make me an offer" You hem and haw and try to justify your actions, if you can you buy, if you can't you "think about it". So some sellers will let things go if they think they need the cash, cash that daily is worth less and less.
It is like I said an odd time.
I came across both at the last gunshow I went to last weekend. It had been several years that I had been to one (walking issues) and I saw both types of people. And it was quite interesting to see the different items and how they are being sold....quite interesting.
People are not crazy, the world is crazy.
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