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Posted: 9/20/2009 1:46:24 PM EST
I sold my friend a lower I didn't need at the height of the craziness, that at the time he wanted. I didn't gouge him, actually it was a bit below market at $140.

Anyway, he has now decided to go handgun only for whatever reason and now doesn't want it.

He is offering it to me at $85 which is a great deal but I don't know that I can buy it back like that. Sure it is a great deal but I can't help feeling like it would be screwing him over.

What say you?

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:47:31 PM EST
You are not screwing him over.

He will sell it someone else if you don't buy it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:47:48 PM EST
Give him $100 for it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:48:15 PM EST
And it's in your name.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:48:21 PM EST
1) He knows what he payed for it
2 he OFFERED to sell it to you
3) I'm sure he could research to find the market price

I'd say it's fair.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:48:39 PM EST
just buy it. Screwing him over would be telling him it was only worth 40 bucks and buying it

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:48:58 PM EST
He is offering it to you...sounds like a win/win to me.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:49:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By jaqufrost:
Give him $100 for it.


Why? Currently it is a mutually agreed to price of 85. The guy offered to sell it to the OP for that price, the OP did not offer to buy it at that price. It was instigated by the friend of the OP. No screwing of any kind.



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Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:50:04 PM EST
If you're both okay with the price, how are you screwing him over?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:50:18 PM EST
buy it
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:50:45 PM EST
He's the one with buyer's remorse.

Buy it back for $85.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:50:57 PM EST
You sold him the lower at a price that you thought was fair and now he is trying to sell you the lower at a price that he thinks if fair. I see no wrong in buying the lower from him for the price that he thinks is fair.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:51:12 PM EST
it wouldn't be so bad but I keep ragging him for letting a mutual friend and gun shops screw him over, I can't help but feeling like a hypocrite for doing the same.

For instance he just traded a Bushy AR for a HK USP .45 straight up....both brand new.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:51:33 PM EST
Ask him why $85?

Or counter offer with something you think is fair.


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:52:02 PM EST
D. All the above

you are doing him a favor buying it back from him for $85. he could pawn it and get $50 if he is really trying to unload it fast for the cash.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:52:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By millsusaf:
it wouldn't be so bad but I keep ragging him for letting a mutual friend and gun shops screw him over, I can't help but feeling like a hypocrite for doing the same.

For instance he just traded a Bushy AR for a HK USP .45 straight up....both brand new.

and what, might I ask, is wrong with that?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:54:22 PM EST
It's not screwing him over if he offers it to you, knowing the fair market value.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:54:58 PM EST
I wouldn't have a problem buying it back, for his asking price.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:54:59 PM EST
Yeah, he's screwing himSELF over. You didn't do shit.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:56:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
He is offering it to you...sounds like a win/win to me.

+1. I fail to see how this is a difficult decision.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:56:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By millsusaf:
I sold my friend a lower I didn't need at the height of the craziness, that at the time he wanted. I didn't gouge him, actually it was a bit below market at $140.

Anyway, he has now decided to go handgun only for whatever reason and now doesn't want it.

He is offering it to me at $85 which is a great deal but I don't know that I can buy it back like that. Sure it is a great deal but I can't help feeling like it would be screwing him over.

What say you?

Thanks

Tell him I'll buy it for $85.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:58:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By millsusaf:
it wouldn't be so bad but I keep ragging him for letting a mutual friend and gun shops screw him over, I can't help but feeling like a hypocrite for doing the same.

For instance he just traded a Bushy AR for a HK USP .45 straight up....both brand new.


You sold it to him at the going rate at the time. Now he want to get rid of it and the values are down. Buy it back at what he want for it.
He sounds like a person that doesn't want to hassle over getting the best possible dollar for each item and must have enough money that he is not concerned about it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:58:48 PM EST
If he made the offer, nothing wrong with taking it.

That's the tough thing about making deals with friends...

If you ever deviate from operating at arms length, that starts to become the expectation for every transaction thereafter.

But it sounds like you did him a favor on the initial price, so I don't blame you from getting some back on this end.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:01:03 PM EST
Give him a 100 for it.

Makes you look like the good guy since you are paying more than it is offered to you for and erases any possibility of bad feelings from him in the future. Also buys peace of mind for $15.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:06:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lowemac:
You sold him the lower at a price that you thought was fair and now he is trying to sell you the lower at a price that he thinks if fair. I see no wrong in buying the lower from him for the price that he thinks is fair.


my thoughts exactly, ....if you don't buy it back, he will find someone else to sell it to for that price or lower ...

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:09:51 PM EST
Give him 85 for it and when he changes his mind in another 3 months sell it back to him for 85
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:20:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 2:22:17 PM EST by max229]

Originally Posted By DPMS_Shooter:
1) He knows what he payed for it
2) He OFFERED to sell it to you
3) I'm sure he could research to find the market price

I'd say it's fair.

Yup.

ETA: For 'the height of the craziness' $140 was pretty cheap.
Maybe he is just trying to give you back the good deal.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:51:42 PM EST
Just buy it.
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