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Question How much to ask

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Cattytown, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Cattytown

    Cattytown Member

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    I'm not sure if this should be here or in the sales section, but I have decided to part with my air rifle and all the bits associated. I may just take it to my local shop and ask for an offer, but I really don't know what it is worth.

    I bought it (I think!) Three years ago and have run less than a tin of pellets through it. It is a .177 Daystate X2, with a Simmons Pro-air 6-18*40 AO scope, a double hard case, and a 7L 300 bar bottle, with charging hose. The date onthe cylinder appears to be 04/2005.

    So what would be a reasonable price to accept from the shop, and should I advertise here, what should I ask?

    Thanks,
    Paul.
     
  2. EX Mod Cog

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    Don't take it to a shop, you'll get much more if you sell your kit privately, or even piece by piece - not all in one go,

    The value really depends on the condition of everything, I'm not familiar with Daystate rifles but I'd guess that all-in, your stuff is worth between £400-£600, that's a wide bracket, there are members on here who know more than me about this.
     
  3. Rockabilly

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    presuming it is all in mint condition its got to be worth £500-£550, dont take it to a shop, they"l offer you a lot less than its true value, plus you"l should have no problem selling it with it being .177 , put it on the forsale section with a few pics>
     
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  4. Cattytown

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    Thanks for the comments. I now have an idea of value. I may just pop along to the local shop to see what they offer. It does have the advantage of getting it done quickly. In case they just offer me 27p and a bottle of cola, I have taken a few pics ready to list here.

    Paul.
     
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    dependson the condition.
    sell private:up:

    best to sell high but have it or nearest offer.

    that's not saying rip people off but you get a good price but if its too high you will still get good offers.
     
  6. Cattytown

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    Again, Thanks for the input. The shop offered £350, so I declined!

    Now in the for sale section.

    Paul.
     
  7. a1gunner

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    £350:eek:

    you can get more than that:rolleyes:
     
  8. Cattytown

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    To be fair, they may know the local market better than I do, and the VCR act has killed mail order. If demand is low at the moment for PCPs round here, they would be hanging on to it for a while. When all is said and done, they are a business, they are there to make money. I don't have a problem with that at all. Had they said £450, while I could probably still get more privately, I would probably have taken it from the shop as it would be an easy, no comeback there and then sale - walk in with the kit, walk out with the money.

    I'm a big boy (A little too big really, but that's OT for here) and am totally OK with the idea that just walking in and selling to a shop is probably he lowest price possible.

    I just had to do it to find out what would be offered.

    Paul.
     
  9. a1gunner

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    in that case ill give tou £350 and 3 magic beans:p
     
  10. Cattytown

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    You need a few more magic beans than that to tempt me <G>
     
  11. a1gunner

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    what:eek:

    i got a cow off this chap called Jack with just three magic beans:mad::D
     
  12. Cattytown

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    Oh, I thought you meant little blue beans that said "pfizer" on the side...
     
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    Daystate X2 .177

    You will definitely get more privately for the simple fact that they can buy them in new from the manufacturer for about the same that they're offering you. They have to make a profit on it after all.

    I've tried selling mine, but there are lot of timewasters out there, who raise your hopes, then say "it's too far to come", or ignore your phone calls back to them.

    I've been told not to bother with forums to sell, as there are a lot of people out there who want something for nothing. You're better off putting an ad in a local shooting club. You might find someone who wants to upgrade there.
     
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  14. andyhawkx3

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    What the serial no, on your gun?
     
  15. Cattytown

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    Would it be more appropriate over in the private sales forum? I'll have a look see if I can see it - where should I look?
     
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    there usually, on the cylinder, around the bolt area
     
  17. Cattytown

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    x2 074 I think.
     

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