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Posted: 9/2/2015 7:30:39 PM EDT
i noticed quite a few times on EE and other boards people ask the seller why they are selling.  Does it really matter? would it make a difference?  would you answer?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:32:03 PM EDT
I am selling this gun because a girl touched it and it now has cooties.  $1400 firm.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:32:09 PM EDT
Only one reason I sell a gun, I need the money.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:33:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2015 7:34:55 PM EDT by FuriousYachtsman]
No different than selling any other used goods.

"Why are you selling this truck?"

"Why are you selling this mower?"

"Why are you selling this dog?"


"I heard guns kill people and I ain't going back to prison."
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:34:09 PM EDT
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Only one reason I sell a gun, I need the money.
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this, need the money
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:36:41 PM EDT
I am usually honest as to why I'm selling a gun.

sometimes it's about money, sometimes it about I don't like it.

I don't like Glocks, they're fine guns, I just don't like the way the grip feels compared to other guns.
I had one once and sold it. I thought I would be one of the cool kids if I had a Glock. I was wrong.


Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:38:20 PM EDT
Because I want to.  Other than that is TMI and Nonya.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:39:35 PM EDT
Looking to fund another project for $1000 Alex
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:40:46 PM EDT
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I've been fortunate enough to only sell/trade guns that I just don't like anymore or have a fancier similar version gun of the type I'm selling.

ETA: had a buddy that moved away that we used to horsetrade back and forth because he was only 'allowed' to have X number of guns. That was a hoot.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:40:50 PM EDT
Because.....

This gun is too heavy, unreliable, likely to get you killed when you need it most, looks ugly, trigger sucks, can't hit a barn with it from inside the barn, the safety doesn't work and it fires randomly, it kicks like a mule, it blew up on me once, High Points have better ergonomics, it costs more than 10 times my other gun that is twice as good, my wife hates it, my kids are afraid of it, I only bought it because it was cool in a dinner pic, and it's arfcom approved.

eerrr.... so, yeah, it's a great gun, but I'm just looking to thin the herd a bit.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:41:22 PM EDT
"this one did its job already"
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:42:21 PM EDT
I would rather have the money than the firearm.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:42:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:43:44 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By equilibrium1:
this, need the money
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Originally Posted By cmca:

Only one reason I sell a gun, I need the money.




this, need the money


Did this when I was young. I learned to NEVER sell a gun. No matter what.



 
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:46:05 PM EDT
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would not an answer like this weaken your position in negotiation?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:47:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
i noticed quite a few times on EE and other boards people ask the seller why they are selling.  Does it really matter? would it make a difference?  would you answer?
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Possibly they are trying to learn if the gun has any issues. But if the seller doesn't divulge that information in the ad I wouldn't expect a straight answer when asked. It seems like 87% of guns for sale only have less than 200 rounds though them anyway.
The only gun I have ever sold I sold to a shop that gave me a good price for it. But if someone did ask I would answer because I want the money instead.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:48:04 PM EDT
Wife left me. Gotta part with most of my stuff. Sniff.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:48:32 PM EDT
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would not an answer like this weaken your position in negotiation?
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Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
Originally Posted By cmca:
Only one reason I sell a gun, I need the money.


would not an answer like this weaken your position in negotiation?

there is no answer other than "fuck you if you don't want to buy it"
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:49:10 PM EDT
I need money for another gun/project.

Now if you don't want it, fuck off.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:49:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cmca:
Only one reason I sell a gun, I need the money.


would not an answer like this weaken your position in negotiation?



Possibly if you were desperate. I'd go with I want the money, I don't need it. Just like I don't need the gun either, but I will keep it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:53:28 PM EDT
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ha! nice, although that one would be a keeper. I've had that thought " if someone breaks in right now & I defend myself with this, would I be OK with that.  kinda like- If I hole-in-one with this chewed up range ball would I still mount it on a plaque?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:53:40 PM EDT
"I want the funds for other things" Simple and the truth.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:53:59 PM EDT
Don't want the police to match the bullet to this gun.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:55:45 PM EDT
I caught a body on it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:56:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lightfighter:

Did this when I was young. I learned to NEVER sell a gun. No matter what.
 
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Originally Posted By equilibrium1:
Originally Posted By cmca:
Only one reason I sell a gun, I need the money.


this, need the money

Did this when I was young. I learned to NEVER sell a gun. No matter what.
 


Meh it's fine to sell guns you don't want.

I sold an LC9 after I bought a shield and used the funds towards a VP9.

I have toyed with the idea of selling my glock 36. I never shoot or carry it anymore. But I know I will never get anywhere close to the stupid high MA price I paid for it. And I don't think it could legally go back into MA to be sold even though it's on an FA-10 form there somewhere.  
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:00:25 PM EDT
I tell them, usually its either I don't use it much anymore or I have my eye on something else, whats the harm?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:00:59 PM EDT
Of course.



If I was selling it because it was defective in some way it would have been disclosed in the ad or previous communications anyway.



Answers range from "I thought I would like it, but I didn't" to "Because racecar".
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:01:18 PM EDT
It's got too many bodies on it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:01:54 PM EDT
What does it matter? Do you want it or not? I got other people interested.





Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:16:27 PM EDT
Not much good over text medium.

But if you're buying in person and spring the question at the right time, and know how to read people, you can sometimes glean some info about what you're getting into.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:17:58 PM EDT
They probably just want to make sure it wasn't a lemon.

There are some people out there that will sell a gun that they knw doesn't work, without disclosing that to the buyer.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:19:18 PM EDT
Unsupported chambers are bad.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:19:59 PM EDT
Because I need $2250 firm


Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:20:18 PM EDT
Not answer and not sell to them
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:23:15 PM EDT
'Murica
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:23:54 PM EDT
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Bust a deal, face the wheel
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:25:01 PM EDT
Keymod is out and the new thing is M-lok so I have to upgrade.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:25:57 PM EDT
Found another gun I like better.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:33:16 PM EDT
1. Don't like it



2.  Need the money




3.  Do you want it?  Yes or no
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:34:28 PM EDT
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"Because I'd rather have the $ than the gun."

I've been known to use the "that's my business, do you want it or not" line as well, if the guy buying seems like a shark.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:41:59 PM EDT
I never sell guns, but in other sales I always tell the truth - I find that the truth serves me well.
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