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Would you make this trade?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marksman13, May 7, 2012.

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To trade or not to trade?

Poll closed Jun 6, 2012.
  1. Make the trade.

    35 vote(s)
    60.3%
  2. Don't make the trade.

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    39.7%
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  1. marksman13

    marksman13 Member

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    And if so, would you make it a trade as a straight across deal?

    Let me preface this by stating that I collect OD Glocks and I have been looking for a reasonably priced OD Glock 20 for a while.

    That said would you trade a very good conditioned Sig P220R for a similarly conditioned Glock 20 OD? Both guns have less than 150 rounds through them. My Sig comes with Hogue rubber grips along with the factory ones and a BlackHawk Serpa II holster. Glock comes with factory adjustable sights and 6 mags.

    I am a Glock guy. Shooting that Sig P220 has reaffirmed that. I just don't care much for it. I really want the G20.

    I would really want some cash my way, but how much cash my way is fair? I would like $200. Is that too much. The sticker on the Sig when I bought it was $925.00. I realize they can be had cheaper than that now, but I'm not going to lose money on a trade. It's a personal rule.

    What does THR say?
     
  2. el Godfather

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    I would not. But since you stated you are a collector of OD Glocks, "you" should make the trade and get what you want as owning a Sig in not your cup of tea.
     
  3. PabloJ

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  4. OARNGESI

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    the glock is probally worth 600-650 so with a extra 200 it seems worth it. the value of a gun really doesnt matter once it is bought and paid for.
     
  5. meanmrmustard

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    I say, if you can get cash too, go for it. If not, I'd hold out.
     
  6. tercel89

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    I would trade . Especially if you can convert the G20 into a G21 by changing out the barrel and maybe an extractor and ejector. Then you would have 2 guns in one . I just like the rust resistance and reliablity , and the lack of so many parts of the Glock as opposed to a Sig with so many springs and parts.
    I like Sig but I like Glocks too .
     
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  7. Mike Faires

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    I would sell the Sig then get in to a Glock for cash. I would not get a Glock with factory adjutable sights, I have seen at least 3 over the years that broke off when snagged on things. Unless they have vastly imp[roved the sight is formed from the plastic as the frame and simply will not hold up under field conditions. I see them in this part of the country for under $500 all the time.
     
  8. Sam1911

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    I'd be looking for some cash as a reflection of "market prices" but I'd make the trade in a heartbeat if I could get even close to a "fair" deal.
     
  9. Telekinesis

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    Personally I wouldn't do it, but I'm a Sig guy (even though I do like my G17 for some things). If you prefer the Glocks AND you collect them, I'd say go for it, especially if you don't really enjoy the Sig that much.

    I think $200 on top might be a bit much though. I understand wanting to even up a trade, but you've got to work from used values of both guns, not the used value of the other guy's and the new value of yours.
     
  10. Water-Man

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    A Glock for a Sig? Surely, you jest! :eek:
     
  11. JEB

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    personally i would not make the trade, but thats just me.

    it does sound like a good deal for you though, since you collect the OD glocks and dont like the sig. i would suggest that you should also try to get some cash out of the deal; $200 sounds reasonable to me. but if the other guy cant/wont lay down the cash, then its just up to you as to how much you value your sig. you would be getting something you want for something you dont want cash or no cash.
     
  12. hoohaa310

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    You'll always look at that Sig with resentment if you don't do the trade. You've shot the Sig, found you don't like it and I assume you know what you want with the Glock 20.



    I'd go for the trade. If you can swing the 200 bones, nicely done. If not I think you should still do it just because you don't like the Sig it seems.
     
  13. marksman13

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    I think I'd like at least $150 my way. $200 may be a bit much for him to chip in. He's a nice guy.
     
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    ^If you see yourself doing extended business with this fellow, then $150 may not be unquestionable. Otherwise, $200 sounds reasonable for both ends. "Nice" guys ain't gonna buy your bullets.:)
     
  15. marksman13

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    Yeah. I work in a gun store and he is a loyal customer and a fellow veteran. I got the Sig at cost, so I'm not as deep into it as most would be. I think the OD Glock will be worth more in a few years and will be definitely be worth more to me since I should shoot it better.
     
  16. meanmrmustard

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    ODs are increasingly hard to find I hear. My LGS has a Gen 3 G17 od for 529.99. I passed, only cuz I don't like the full size frame. If he's a pal and loyal, $150 isn't a slap in anyone's face.
     
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    Something is only worth as much as someone else is willing to pay for. No more, no less. Your money spent is a sunk cost. If you like the Glock better then get as much money out of the other person as you can (even if it's $.01) and make the trade.
     
  18. Aiko492

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    Of course, you like Glocks and "do not care" for the Sig. What is the hold up?
     
  19. easyg

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    This says it all.

    Make the trade.
     
  20. coalman

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    Yes, trade. It's a hobby. Be happy. It's just money.
     
  21. ritepath

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    I paid 475 for my slightly used but carried OD G20 with night sights a few months ago. Keep the 220 that's an instant classic and 2nd on my to but list.

    I already sold my 20.... :(
     
  22. contender

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    the glock has 4 additional mags over norm.....for guns that are more or less for all practical purposes new, then that is about a $100 in xtra mags.

    you do not like the sig......no point in keeping it. the question is time...as in do you want to wait and sell the sig and then buy the glock?...and then will this od glock be still available and on the market after the delay?

    $200 sounds fair especially since the sig is not wanted. if he wants to do it for less, ask yourself if you are willing to wait and hang onto a gun you do not want while searching for another od glock that only has 150 rounds or less thru her.

    i would be inclined to trade. Especially if this is a private treaty trade....i hate paperwork and such.
     
  23. gamestalker

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    It's really a matter of what you want and like. If you collect Glocks and don't like the Sig make the trade. I say work the deal to what seems as fair to you, and put another G in your collection.
    GS
     
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