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Why do people post firearms For Trade Only?

Thread in 'The Pasture' started by DMGun, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. DMGun

    DMGun The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter

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    This may have been discussed previously but I am wondering why people post items for trade only. At least it is something to discuss other than Coronavirus and toilet paper.

    My thoughts...

    1. I have the firearms in my collection that I want, otherwise I sell them and buy something else. Therefore, I don't have a stack of items that I would want to part with to get your item.

    2. What are the chances that someone wants what you have, having something you want and they are willing to part with it?

    3. Why not offer what you have for SALE and then you have the CASH to BUY whatever you want on the site (Except for other for trade only items).
     
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    BIKER13 Redneck Expert Supporter

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    cause they will piss the money away if they get cash.
     
  3. CBH

    CBH ODT Junkie! Supporter

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    What BIKER13 said, and one might be satisfied to keep what they have unless they get a specific item.
     
  4. BIKER13

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    and most of the time what they are looking for exceeds the value of their trade,you know supply and demand ****
     
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  5. JoeCorrado

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    I've found a lot of gun owners out there will sell off the surplus rifles in exchange for newer guns. I've done it a lot and we both typically end up happy. I like older guns and they're getting something newer. Other times I'm curious about a gun and will shoot it for a while and either trade it or sell it if I don't like it. Sometimes trades will be heavily in your favor and can turn a profit if you don't like what you traded for. Sometimes I keep what I've traded for. Not always though. I've gained a lot of experience and perspective on different guns because of trades. I know what I like and want out of a gun and also what I don't. Having said all of that, I always list for sale or trade. I just about always have a cash price. Cash is always king.
     
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  6. palmettomoon

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    Should I haven't traded my Les Baer for that Jennings?
     
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    If the Jennings was nickel plated, you're good.
     
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    long as both parties are happy
     
  9. letusbuyyourcar

    letusbuyyourcar The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter

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    BAM! There it is. If I trade gun for gun I'm good to go. If I take cash for a gun it gets spent on dumb **** like bills. And them same damn bills gonna be back again next month.
     
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    Meh, Les Baer is overrated. The Jennings is a keeper.

    Edited to correct possessive punctuation and spacing. The grammar Nazis are quick.
     
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