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Xtra mags are great at the range but every time I sell a gun nobody wants to go for more than one or two mags, then I'm stuck selling mags piece meal for a gun I don't have anymore. Seems like all buyers think mags should be thrown in with the deal(cost of gun alone + a bunch of mags for free)-am I the only one?? This must have a name like ...I should get "$300 worth of mags for free-uess"or.."hepatitis magazinus I needus for free-us"...lol
 

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I mean I will take them. I have a bunch of mags for guns I don't even own yet. If you have P30 9mm mags, or USP 45 mags, or HK45 mags I will take them off your hands.

Sh*t I will even pay you for them.
 

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Figure what price you want for the mags and the pistol and then include the the mags along with the gun. All or nothing. That's the way I do it when I sell if there are a bunch of mags that only fit that pistol. Seems like a reasonable way to sell it all when you don't want the extra mags around and don't want to sell them separately. You may not sell as quickly but there will be a buyer that will take the whole lot off your hands so long as the price is reasonable even if it is higher because of an extra half dozen mags. Just because some buyer says he just wants the pistol with no extra mags for X price does not mean you have to sell it to him. Learn to say no, all or nothing.
 

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Figure what price you want for the mags and the pistol and then include the the mags along with the gun. All or nothing. That's the way I do it when I sell if there are a bunch of mags that only fit that pistol. Seems like a reasonable way to sell it all when you don't want the extra mags around and don't want to sell them separately. You may not sell as quickly but there will be a buyer that will take the whole lot off your hands so long as the price is reasonable even if it is higher because of an extra half dozen mags. Just because some buyer says he just wants the pistol with no extra mags for X price does not mean you have to sell it to him. Learn to say no, all or nothing.
+1 I agree. That is what I do most of the time.
I like to have 5 mags for each pistol I own.
If I sell the gun, I include the mags with the gun as a package deal.

I usually give 2 options
1. To buy the gun and 2 mags, then I would sell the mags separately.
2. To buy the gun and all the mags for a package price.

I do feel you can price yourself out of the market if you have too many mags for sale with a gun.
 

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I often see people who have a gun and 10+ mags for sale. With some guns mags worth $50+ each, sometimes there is more value in mags than there is in gun. If I only wanted gun +2 base mags, then I'm better off buying new.

IMO if you've got lots of mags, your probably better off pricing the package as base config, and base + all mags.
 

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Real German Mfg.HK Mags are like gold they can always be sold online. Any time you can fine them under $50 I would buy them if needed.
 

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Real German Mfg.HK Mags are like gold they can always be sold online. Any time you can fine them under $50 I would buy them if needed.
HK mags can be damned hard to find at a decent price. I would think it wouldn't be that tough to sell extras, at least to people that frequent this site. Finding fifteen round P30 9mm mags right now, for instance, is nearly impossible unless I want to pay the extremely inflated price at my LGS. Anybody that has a good price online for them is out of stock.
 

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I mean I will take them. I have a bunch of mags for guns I don't even own yet. If you have P30 9mm mags, or USP 45 mags, or HK45 mags I will take them off your hands.

Sh*t I will even pay you for them.
I only have one HK, but I can identify with this. If I had the money right now for more HKs, I'd probably be doing the same thing.
 

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It's a simple matter of people low-balling over the internet....something that usually doesn't happen in person.

When I lived in Virginia, I used to do a lot of trading, buying and selling on vaguntrader.com. I'm not ****ting you, I had a guy offer $250 on a gun that was priced properly at $700 and ended up selling for a little less than that after negotiations. It was pretty common for jerkoffs to offer half of your asking price, and out of the 10 guns or so I had on there, I think every single one had an offer about half of my asking price. People would do retarded **** with their trade prices as well.....a couple times I had people actually value their gun in trade as high as a NIB retail gun, and one time $20 higher than storefront prices. Crazy.

A lot of people think their gun should go for retail when sold used, but then they only want to pay half price for other peoples' guns. A lot of people also are complete ******* retards and don't have the slightest clue on how to barter (Hint: emailing "let's cut to the chase, give me your bottom line" isn't the way to do it. I'm a private citizen, not a used car dealership. That line doesn't even work at car dealerships). So, it's just the nature of the beast.

Lay out the conditions of the arrangement in your ad very clearly, and don't argue with people over it. If they're completely off their rocker, don't create a dialogue, create a monologue so they just go away. Something simple like, "No." will usually work. Be very specific and clear in your correspondence as well.

Mags definitely add to the price. Don't put up with retards and low-ballers. Just tell them, "No" and move on.
 

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A lot of people also are complete ******* retards

Lay out the conditions of the arrangement in your ad very clearly, and don't argue with people over it. If they're completely off their rocker, don't create a dialogue, create a monologue so they just go away. Something simple like, "No." will usually work. Be very specific and clear in your correspondence as well.

Mags definitely add to the price. Don't put up with retards and low-ballers. Just tell them, "No" and move on.
+1 on the first statement although not so much on this forum, but certainly on local ones. As to the part about saying "no" I would just add that severely retarded offers should simply be ignored. Oh, and if anyone has P30 mags in .40 I'm looking. Somehow one of these pistols ended up in my possession...
 

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I hear what you're saying. However, for me there is lots of peace of mind in having extra mags for my main go-to guns. HK mags are like currency. If you have some HK45 mags, let me know. ;)
 

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Xtra mags are great at the range but every time I sell a gun nobody wants to go for more than one or two mags, then I'm stuck selling mags piece meal for a gun I don't have anymore.
Simple solution, stop buying guns that you don't want to keep.

You're learning the ways of the market. The same thing you're experiencing with your magazines applies to custom work, as well. It goes for cars, guns, and probably many other things as well. You invest a lot of time and money into fixing it up, but when someone is looking to buy it, all they're looking at is the base gun/car/etc. that you're selling. It's the nature of the beast, either you part it out, or take the hit.
 

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Don't forget that HK mags are valuable enough to barter for other things...I had 2 P7M8 mags I got from a rather intellectually-challenged dealer at a gunshow for $35 (yes...for both!) I didn't even get out of the gunshow before I had traded them--for considerably more than $35 in goods!

It seems to me that if its an HK Pistol magazine you shouldn't have too much issue unloading it on here (yes that pun was intended-HA!) And IMHO if you can't get 75% or more of going retail you would have to be as inept as TGS's examples drooling on their Hi Point T-Shirt to NOT try to sell them to your fellow Koch-heads....
 

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It's a simple matter of people low-balling over the internet....something that usually doesn't happen in person.

When I lived in Virginia, I used to do a lot of trading, buying and selling on vaguntrader.com. I'm not ****ting you, I had a guy offer $250 on a gun that was priced properly at $700 and ended up selling for a little less than that after negotiations. It was pretty common for jerkoffs to offer half of your asking price, and out of the 10 guns or so I had on there, I think every single one had an offer about half of my asking price. People would do retarded **** with their trade prices as well.....a couple times I had people actually value their gun in trade as high as a NIB retail gun, and one time $20 higher than storefront prices. Crazy.

A lot of people think their gun should go for retail when sold used, but then they only want to pay half price for other peoples' guns. A lot of people also are complete ******* retards and don't have the slightest clue on how to barter (Hint: emailing "let's cut to the chase, give me your bottom line" isn't the way to do it. I'm a private citizen, not a used car dealership. That line doesn't even work at car dealerships). So, it's just the nature of the beast.

Lay out the conditions of the arrangement in your ad very clearly, and don't argue with people over it. If they're completely off their rocker, don't create a dialogue, create a monologue so they just go away. Something simple like, "No." will usually work. Be very specific and clear in your correspondence as well.

Mags definitely add to the price. Don't put up with retards and low-ballers. Just tell them, "No" and move on.
Looks like TGS got the point of this topic,besides I would never let valuble mags go for nothing...
 

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Simple solution, stop buying guns that you don't want to keep.

You're learning the ways of the market. The same thing you're experiencing with your magazines applies to custom work, as well. It goes for cars, guns, and probably many other things as well. You invest a lot of time and money into fixing it up, but when someone is looking to buy it, all they're looking at is the base gun/car/etc. that you're selling. It's the nature of the beast, either you part it out, or take the hit.
Thanks-you da man!:wink:
 

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Xtra mags are great at the range but every time I sell a gun nobody wants to go for more than one or two mags, then I'm stuck selling mags piece meal for a gun I don't have anymore. Seems like all buyers think mags should be thrown in with the deal(cost of gun alone + a bunch of mags for free)-am I the only one?? This must have a name like ...I should get "$300 worth of mags for free-uess"or.."hepatitis magazinus I needus for free-us"...lol
Stop selling your guns Duh!
 
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