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Ridiculous Gunbroker Posting of the Week

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Shmackey, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. Shmackey

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    That's nuts! His starting price is $820.00.. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  4. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    Maybe that's how he got to be kidbillions. Check out a few of his old auctions. Maybe he's churning them with another user name.

    One I checked was a NIB Interarms Walther PP .22 that started at $999 and went for $1,000. Do I simply not appreciate the value of it?
     
  5. Okiecruffler

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    You gotta give him props for trying. I'm thinking a big set of brass ones ride in his pocket.
     
  6. Nosferatu

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    Unfortunatly, it doesn't take brass anythings to be a dumbass on the internet.

    I did email him, asking if it was a typo. I'll post his response, if I get one.
     
  7. Jmurman

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    please understand that NJ and MD have passed laws that you cant sell guns without the "non-existant" electronic Key ID. Used guns will go for a real premium. New gun sales will plummet.
     
  8. RustyHammer

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    Haven't even looked, but my guess is ... KidBillions?
     
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    That has to be a typo. 820.00:eek:
     
  10. KMKeller

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    Sorry folks, no typo. KidBillions is notorious for his asking prices, and fairly well known around this board.
     
  11. Tady45

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    Yes indeed,
    I visit GunBroker.com often, and see some mighty bizarre things. Most of the auctioners are in fact dealers, with retail shops. Prices are not what they use to be as, they are just trying to squeeze a few more bucks out of there products. I have found some great people to do business with, and so not so great ones...


    Larry
     
  12. trapshooter

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    At that price...

    I would expect to see a bull barrel, rib and an action job, with a smoothed trigger. IOW, a PPC gun.

    But nooooo! What I see is a box-stock, police standard Mod. 19 that probably retailed at $350-450 tops when it was made, for roughly double that.:eek: :confused:

    Is this loser related to P.T. Barnum?
     
  13. Redlg155

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    Even though his prices are outrageous, I bet he finds a sucker in every crowd.

    Good Shooting
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    No bids

    After looking at this auction, I clicked on "Kidbillions" other auctions. He had 8 pages of auctions, about 200 in all, that were all ridiculous prices. And he didn't have a single bid on any of them.

    So what is he trying to do here? He seems to have a huge inventory of guns, but is in no hurry to sell them. The only logic I can see is:

    1. There is no charge for listing the guns on Gunbroker, only in selling them - no sale, no cost to Kidbillions.

    2. If he automates his listing process somehow, he can keep relisting with little effort.

    3. If the occasional sucker comes along and buys a gun at these high prices, Kidbillions makes a very nice profit.

    4. The only loser is the website that uses up a lot of their server capacity listing all these guns, for very little return.

    So maybe Kidbillions is not really dumb, but crafty.
     
  15. dleong

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    820 U.S. dollars??? That is pretty ridiculous.

    DL
     
  16. Shmackey

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    I do appreciate the quandary imposed by requiring nonexistent features, but there are still 48 states that allow you to buy guns that exist. No way am I going to pay $820 for a $300 gun because someone on the Turnpike wants my revolver to run on cold fusion.
     
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    Not entirely true. I can't speak for NJ but here in MD what is required is an existing, and simple, technology, albeit one that not many makers put in their guns. Any gun made after Jan 1 must have a built-in lock (you know like the ones we all hate in Taurus and S&W guns). Still a bad law, and one that will make most new guns illegal here, but not as bad as you say (though dealers are expecting losses of up to 80% of their handgun business- not sure how very many will be able to stay in business). As for the rest of your post, you are pretty much right.
     
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    NJ may have passed the law, but it doesnt go into effect until three years after the state attorney general determines a smart gun prototype is safe and commercially available. This technology is long from being perfected... but who knows, anything is possible in this state. The attorney general (read: liberal blowhard) could say the technology exists tomorrow.
     
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    Local gunshop has one for $249.
     
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    But at that price-

    All he has to do is sell one!!!:p
     
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    Ah, the beauty of free trade and capitalism: a seller is free to ask any price for a product and the buyer is free to decide if the product justifies the price.
     
  22. George Hill

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    He is probably trying to sell guns that he doesn't own.
    Snapping pics if guns out of the counter at his local broker's place, and then if an auction is won, he buys the gun and then sends it to the auction winner.

    Regardless of what he is doing... if anything else... it made me laugh out loud.

    And really, he is no worse than 1/2 the people with tables at your average gunshow.
     
  23. faustulus

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    Sadly at least 25 people fell victim to this idiot.
     
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    Oh, that's Kid Billions.

    I think someone pegged it when they said he's posting free on Gunbroker, and waiting for people to e-mail him with reasonable offers. That way he gets to post his guns, but doesn't have to pay any listing or sales fees.
     
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    Wouldn't that be an illegal strawman purchase by him?
     
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