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Question RFD or Private?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Antoneady, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Antoneady

    Antoneady Well-Known Member

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    What's like to yield the highest return?

    selling a gun to RFD or selling private?

    i know a killing (no pun intended) could be made to someone with more money than sense, but in an "honest" deal, which?

    also, how much would buying a new gun at the same shop likely yield into the bargain, if you see what. I mean, like a part ex.

    Gun in question is a HW97KT Silverline, but am interested generally in your opinion.
     
  2. RichieRich

    RichieRich Ping!

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    Private.

    Most RFD's won't deal in second hand rifles, and if they do, they are like car dealers, will always try and offer you the least possible
     
  3. Clubshot

    Clubshot Clubshot

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    A Dealer has to pay VAT on the Sale - plus cover warrenty

    Most do not want the bother -

    My Club has a very Active - for Sale Table - Where users sell on unrequired Air Guns -

    Joy of being sold @ Club is New owner get's a chance to Shoot it before parting with payment -

    BOB/R
     
  4. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Definitely sell it private, RFDs have to make money on it, usually 30% to 40% to make it worth while, even on a trade in it's not worth it.

    James
     
  5. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    One course of action involves a third party who wants paying for their time and input, the other doesn't.. surely the answer to your question is obvious..?

    I'd expect a dealer to offer 50-70% of the market value of a rifle; potentially less at the moment as it really is a buyer's market..
     
  6. trumpetier

    trumpetier Pro Poster

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    hope so.....i have decided i want another 95 ;):D
     
  7. critter

    critter Donator

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    ​Private!
     
  8. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    private every time
     
  9. airtech

    airtech Busy Member

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    you will get more for you gun by selling it private. i am a rfd and most rfd will offer you 30% off trade price
     
  10. jw74

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    Yep I'd say private
     
  11. Patrick

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    As Cloverleaf said,one involves a third party the other doesn't,I'd have thought the answer was patently obvious.
     

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