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    Anyone ever traded in a rifle before?

    I occasionally see some rifles etc traded in but have never done so myself.

    Has anyone done it and gotten a decent price for it or is it a low ball sort of thing

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    Usually lowball as the dealer will chuck a mark up in. Best to sell privately if you can.


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    depends who your trading with and what your trading?
    Ive done very well on some firearms in the past
    But it can be like trading a car where they will give you peanuts for it

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    Some will sell on behalf, taking a % of the sale price.

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    Been a long long time since I've traded a rifle
    Here an example

    I bought a Sako 85 Deluxe , beautiful rifle, has fired 11 rds of factory 6.5x55 since i bought it and has never been hunting though has been carefully fondled a lot.

    When the Tikka Tac came out , I took it back to H/F purely as a matter of interest to see what I could get as a trade on the Tac which then was selling for 3400 hundred.

    The Deluxe as above was in perfect nic and had fired only 11 slow factory Blue box rounds, very accurately I might add, it is infact the only rifle I own or have owned for 30 odd yrs that hasn't been "Improved" in some way

    Any way I expected to be somewhere in the ball park of the Tac, but no, I was offered two thousand three hundred and fifty dollars less than I paid for it with a 1400$ change over price going Hunting and Fishing's way.
    I've bought two more rifles and a shotgun since that day, one rifle was second hand but the other and the shot gun was new, none of them were bought from Hunting and Fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Been a long long time since I've traded a rifle
    Here an example

    I bought a Sako 85 Deluxe , beautiful rifle, has fired 11 rds of factory 6.5x55 since i bought it and has never been hunting though has been carefully fondled a lot.

    When the Tikka Tac came out , I took it back to H/F purely as a matter of interest to see what I could get as a trade on the Tac which then was selling for 3400 hundred.

    The Deluxe as above was in perfect nic and had fired only 11 slow factory Blue box rounds, very accurately I might add, it is infact the only rifle I own or have owned for 30 odd yrs that hasn't been "Improved" in some way

    Any way I expected to be somewhere in the ball park of the Tac, but no, I was offered two thousand three hundred and fifty dollars less than I paid for it with a 1400$ change over price going Hunting and Fishing's way.
    I've bought two more rifles and a shotgun since that day, one rifle was second hand but the other and the shot gun was new, none of them were bought from Hunting and Fishing.
    yip got offered $1500 for a as new sako 85 finnlight 260 from h&f i asked him if he was joking

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    It comes down to what the rifle is and how sellable it is.

    Plenty of nice rifles out there but if it's in an odd or out of favor caliber that will hurt its price.

    Edit . The 260 above is a perfect example .

    Great rifle and a great caliber but to sell it ? Difficult one to sell to 90% of people that come into most shops

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    I'd buy one in 85 Finn at 1500 Plus 10 plus gst, if it was as buzman says, which i don't doubt, trouble is H/F will probably put 25-30% the trade price then gst.

    This is why I liked Lindsay Duncan, buy a rifle or gun from him, upgrade with him he'd give you a fair price for your trade and a bloody good change over better than you'd get ..nah not going there.

    Independent guys like him are almost non existent now and we are the worse off for it.
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    They are dealers, they have to make money to stay in business, this is how life works. To pay you what you think it's worth, lose that money sitting in the account until it gets sold for however many weeks or months, pay tax on the sale, take the risk of a punter dinging it, pay insurance on it, and finally make a profit... How are they going to do that without it having a shop price of what you think it's worth? Better you sell it on the second hand market for a sum you feel is fair, then go to the shop with cash and buy what you want.
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    Thats assuming it sits Tommy and the reason stuff sit's second hand is because it's too dear.
    When you can buy something new for [ Depending on the brand] not a reasonable amount more then I agree why wouldn't you .

    Buy for a fair price, trade for a fair price and stock will move quicker, it certainly used to.
    Mind you, that was back when things were different. Gun shops now are full of cheap shit plastic crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiroatedson View Post
    Usually lowball as the dealer will chuck a mark up in. Best to sell privately if you can.


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    Thought so. The rifle will probably sell fine I just thought it might be worth doing depending on the price and if anyone has any interest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    depends who your trading with and what your trading?
    Ive done very well on some firearms in the past
    But it can be like trading a car where they will give you peanuts for it
    Just the usual Auckland dealers.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    Some will sell on behalf, taking a % of the sale price.
    I don't think they would be keen as it's not worth much.


    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Been a long long time since I've traded a rifle
    Here an example

    I bought a Sako 85 Deluxe , beautiful rifle, has fired 11 rds of factory 6.5x55 since i bought it and has never been hunting though has been carefully fondled a lot.

    When the Tikka Tac came out , I took it back to H/F purely as a matter of interest to see what I could get as a trade on the Tac which then was selling for 3400 hundred.

    The Deluxe as above was in perfect nic and had fired only 11 slow factory Blue box rounds, very accurately I might add, it is infact the only rifle I own or have owned for 30 odd yrs that hasn't been "Improved" in some way

    Any way I expected to be somewhere in the ball park of the Tac, but no, I was offered two thousand three hundred and fifty dollars less than I paid for it with a 1400$ change over price going Hunting and Fishing's way.
    I've bought two more rifles and a shotgun since that day, one rifle was second hand but the other and the shot gun was new, none of them were bought from Hunting and Fishing.
    That's a pretty shockingly one sided trade.

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    There is a Golden rule I find normally applies to trading in Firearms and it consists of 2 parts:

    Part 1# As a trade your rifle is worth..............fuck all

    Part 2 # But to buy a rifle it suddenly is worth ...gold....... as if by magic a dealer can turn a crusty dog shit into a highly polished gem.
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    Going to give it a go on Monday so will let you know how it goes. I don't have high expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobba View Post
    Going to give it a go on Monday so will let you know how it goes. I don't have high expectations.
    What rifle?

 

 

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