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    Angry Why. Just Why?

    Why do people think they need to sell their .35 Remington for 7-800 bucks. I'm just trying to fill a void in a family collection and all these yahoos want a fortune for their great grand pappys uber rare .35 Remington.

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    Why is gold so expensive, why are diamonds so expensive? Well, it because the market (buyers side) will pay the asking price. If everyone stopped buying at the market price on anything, the price will drop. If an item is difficult to find, and it's something everyone seems to want, the price goes up.

    Simple 101 economics. (and I never made it past high school) LOL!

    Keep looking the prices will go down as the economy struggles to get back on it's feet. Might take a while, but if you have money to spend when it happens, you'll find a deal.

    I've been wanting a JM in .41 mag FOR YEARS! They were about double the cost of the 35 last time I looked, so I'm waiting,....... and waiting,........ still waiting,........
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    I mean seriously! There is one listed on Armslist that looks like they used it for a boat paddle and they want 650 for it lol.
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    An item is really only worth what it sells for.
    If the seller is in distress, it sells for cheap. The recent stock market dip is an example.

    If the seller is not urgent, the price will remain high.
    It will either sell or it will not sell.
    If the seller actually wants to move the piece, he will either have to wait or adjust the price.

    For example, I ponied up the $$ for a pair of old model (pre-2005) Vaquero Bisley in 44 mag and stainless, and the same in 357 Mag to match one I already had.
    Both 44s were NIB condition, with full box candy, etc.
    They don't make these anymore.. maybe 4700 total over the life of the product.
    So I ponied up the $$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgavin View Post
    An item is really only worth what it sells for.
    If the seller is in distress, it sells for cheap. The recent stock market dip is an example.

    If the seller is not urgent, the price will remain high.
    It will either sell or it will not sell.
    If the seller actually wants to move the piece, he will either have to wait or adjust the price.

    For example, I ponied up the $$ for a pair of old model (pre-2005) Vaquero Bisley in 44 mag and stainless, and the same in 357 Mag to match one I already had.
    Both 44s were NIB condition, with full box candy, etc.
    They don't make these anymore.. maybe 4700 total over the life of the product.
    So I ponied up the $$.

    I guess I just have an issue with paying redic amounts for firearms I believe are not in demand or very rare. That or I just don't know what fair prices are in the lever gun market these days.

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    I guess because they can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egregiousblunder View Post
    Why do people think they need to sell their .35 Remington for 7-800 bucks. I'm just trying to fill a void in a family collection and all these yahoos want a fortune for their great grand pappys uber rare .35 Remington.
    I would suggest Pawn Shop hunting if you want a deal. May take some time. May never find one. It's hard to find someone with one that does not know what others are willing to pay.
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    I looked for three years for a Marlin .35! I have two all within a span of four months! A 1950 336a and a 1951 336a waffle tops. So don't get frustrated! It will happen. Price? Basically $400 for each.


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    I bought a 35 SC at a gun auction for $475 then I got a 336a 35 at a pawn shop for $350... Now my XLR I don’t want to say how much I spent on that um $1600... But I do like that caliber!!! When I was a kid starting my journey into the hunting lifestyle everybody had a 336 in 35... I may get one more if the right deal comes along
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