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Wondering if I should have bought the new one?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Magnuumpwr, Jun 30, 2013.

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  1. Magnuumpwr

    Magnuumpwr Member

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    Yesterday, at one of my local LGS's, purchased a like new without the box or accessories Glock G26. For an extra $200+ dollars could have got a NIB one. The used one was $380 OTD and the new one would have been $520+ tax. I made a decent deal, but am now wishing I would have opted for the NIB for the box and accessories to match the gun (serial number).
     
  2. tarosean

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    Depends on what gen it is? Pre 9/2010 are your best bets
     
  3. Fremmer

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    It's a glock, you bought a good pistol at a really good price. Matching serial nos on accessories? Meh, it's a glock, shoot the heck out of it and buy aftermarket accessories if desired. I think ya done good!
     
  4. ku4hx

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    I think you scored a good deal. Magazines are becoming available, the nylon brush and plastic rod are essentially worthless, same for the cable lock and if you need the owner's manual you can download one.

    Accessories included in the package with a NIB Glock have no serial numbers (at least not in my state), so I'm a bit curious about your "(serial numbers)" comment.
     
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  5. Bovice

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    $380 is a good price. I see used Gen 3s from time to time, but with price tags that are less than $100 away from new. Makes me wonder if they actually intend to sell. It really doesn't matter if they told me they shot only 50 rounds or 5000. There has to be a price incentive, otherwise I'd be better off with new.
     
  6. X-Rap

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    Tell you what, if you were next door I'd trade you one with all the goodies for $200 before you could say don't do it.
    You got a sweet deal, that other stuff means little if you are going to keep it and not to much if you sell it.
    If it is as you describe I'd give you 4 for it today so you'd make 20.
     
  7. Magnuumpwr

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    Ku4hx, the sticker on the box has the SN of the gun, not the accessories.
    It's a Gen3 and was a trade in for a more pocket concealable S&W bodyguard. Disassembled the gun looking at the internals, no heavy wear or damaged parts noticed. Took it out when I got home and at 25' had 3 touching holes. I may remedy my own problem and go back in 2 weeks and get the new one.
     
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    Here's the only "remedy" that I see that the OP might need:

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  9. M2 Carbine

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    I don't even like Glocks (although I have the 26) but $300 is a good price.
    The other stuff is not worth $200, just to say you have a new one.

    I have two rooms full of gun boxes containing the "extra stuff". All it's good for is taking up space.
     
  10. ku4hx

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    For sure, but I don't count the plastic box as an "accessory". I guess you can, and one day it might be nice to have the box, but given the guns are as common as house flies almost, I doubt very seriously it'll ever have any collector value.

    If not having the box and the rest of the do-dads meant $200 off the cost, I'd take that every time over NIB.

    The only serial number that counts for legal issues is the one on the frame since the frame is the gun ... the controlled part.
     
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    It's a Glock. Not exactly an heirloom or collectible piece...
     
  12. 45_auto

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    Funny how time changes things.

    Several years ago I inherited several dozen Colt single actions that were purchased around 100 years or so ago when they were "not collectible". The old Colts were just junk, even though they were new in the box. Apparently everyone wanted the new semi-auto pistols or double action revolvers!

    It turns out that those old "junk" Colts are among the most valuable guns I own. Each and every one of them is worth more than my newest Wilson Combat or Les Baer. Only individual guns worth more than one of them is my Barrett 50BMG and the NFA stuff.

    It would be interesting to come back 100 years from now and see what an earlier generation Glock was selling for.
     
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    They've been around thirty + years and are stamped out like F150s. According to most you cannot kill them so I don't ever see it being valuable. :evil:
     
  14. Arkansas Paul

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    I'd take a $380 used one over a $520 new one ten times out of ten.
     
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    especially if I already owned a copy. because backup firearm.
     
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    Like they said, its a Glock.

    As long as its in good shape and functions fine, why pay the extra $200 for a new one? I do not see the benefit of that.

    For the $200 you saved, you can buy more ammo and mags.

    Happy shooting.
     
  17. X-Rap

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    We all wish we had the original box for some old heirloom gun but in reality the reason those are so valuable today (some are worth what the gun is) is because they were made of wood or cardboard and came from a time when there wasn't typically room to keep such worthless things. Back to the future a Glock box is made of compounds that will endure through the ages and only the heat from volcanic eruptions or nuclear war will destroy so in 100 yrs there will be millions of original Glock boxes compared to the handful of 1873 colt boxes.
     
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