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Offline Shreckmeister

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Collecting frustration
« on: June 14, 2019, 08:18:20 PM »
What's going on?  Does Rock Island auction think we should have to buy 3 or 4 longrifles to get the one we want.  I don't see them
putting 3 or 4 Winchesters or colts in the same lot.  Anyone else think this is the wrong way to go about it?
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Offline Avlrc

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Re: Collecting frustration
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 08:39:54 PM »
I don't have a problem with it as most times when they have those bundles they are less expensive rifles & sometimes you can sell the ones you don't want to pay for the whole lot.  However, that ties up gun  money  & you might have them for awhile.  You are correct you don't see that with Winchesters.  Guess they hold Winchester & Colts in higher regard, kind of sad.  :'(

Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Collecting frustration
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 09:35:54 PM »
They try to create a lot that is in the $1,000 to $2000 range for their regional auctions. If they were to auction off 10,000 guns one at a time the auction would last a month or more.
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Re: Collecting frustration
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 10:29:31 PM »
Schreck, letís look at going in on it together!
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Re: Collecting frustration
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 10:18:47 AM »
There are one or two rifles in their auctions I would be interested in.
Would be not wise to buy one interisting with two or three combined that I do not want, since
I have no chance to sell these again over here... :(
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Re: Collecting frustration
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 05:15:35 PM »
There are one or two rifles in their auctions I would be interested in.
Would be not wise to buy one interisting with two or three combined that I do not want, since
I have no chance to sell these again over here... :(
Why couldn't you sell your extras over there?
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Re: Collecting frustration
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 10:46:47 AM »
There are one or two rifles in their auctions I would be interested in.
Would be not wise to buy one interisting with two or three combined that I do not want, since
I have no chance to sell these again over here... :(
Why couldn't you sell your extras over there?

There is no market for American Arms in Germany (Europe?) right now.
I had to sell my Civil War collection piece by piece to be able to build up a collection
of longrifles, and even these arms brought pretty low prices.
I was not able to make some profit, mostly did not get what I paid some years ago.
Even less chance to sell civilian American arms.
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Re: Collecting frustration
« Reply #7 on: Today at 12:28:46 AM »
Civil War items have lost value here in the U.S. too. Most Confederate rifles and swords lost as much as 50% back in 2008. The rarest and most valuable items have come back in price, but the average item is still quite a bit less.

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