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When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? #14111382 09/08/19
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What do you do, and why? I once put a rifle up for sale at a local gun store, and when I told the guy the value of the scope, he poo pooed it, and said you never consider the value of the scope on the gun when you're pricing a rifle for resale. Since I'm considering auctioning a rifle, I thought I'd check with you folks to see if you agree with that. Seems wrong to me. If that's true, however, it seems like you should sell the scope separately.


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111385 09/08/19
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nope


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111392 09/08/19
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No one is going to bid them for what they are worth as a unit; they will bid on the rifle and expect the scope to ride along for free.


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111395 09/08/19
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nope, rifle only, if the rings are special to the gun, then include the rings, you'll get more $$ selling the scope separate.


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111414 09/08/19
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Sell seperate.

What is the rifle???
What is the scope???
Give us minons a shot!!!
Auction gonna wanta peice of the pie for sure.
LOL!!!

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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111415 09/08/19
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Sell separately

Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111420 09/08/19
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I always keep the scope. Broke dicks want that "thrown in" and don't appreciate the value.


Sell it seperate.

Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: hanco] #14111421 09/08/19
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Originally Posted by hanco
Sell separately



This...


I also sell my pickups without the shells and sell the shells separately. The shell adds little to nothing to the sales price of the truck. Buyers are buying a rifle/truck. wink


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111428 09/08/19
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Sell separately!


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111431 09/08/19
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Geebus....sell it to some needy kid.

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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111441 09/08/19
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I'm thinking about selling a rifle, and right now I have a nice scope on it. I plan on selling the rifle either with or without the scope, at the buyer's option.

Some people just want a rifle that's ready to go.



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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111471 09/08/19
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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like they will be sold separately.


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111560 09/08/19
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Yeah, sell them separately. People want a certain gun but the "perfect" scope for it depends on the user. Some like lots of magnification; others don't. Some like Leupolds; others Nikons.
I remember years ago, the local Gander Mountain had a used Remington Model Seven CDL in 350RM. I wanted it but they wanted way too much because it had a silver Nikon Buckmaster on it. I passed, but looking back, I should have gotten it.

Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111594 09/08/19
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I bought a pile of Simmons 22 mag scopes for $9ea at a closeout. Used to replace the good scope on every gun I took to a gun show.


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111760 09/08/19
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What the others said! You can list rifle with "scope not included in sale but can be purchased separately for $XXX. Cheap scopes no biggie but most want a good scope as a bonus or for .25 cents on the dollar. Their way of pressuring a good deal for them, not so much for you. A lot of 'flippers' surf the forums buying up rifle/scope deals then reselling scopes on ebay. lfcrock the big dick on ebay does this on gunbroker under username 'preshone'. He then relists rifle for sometimes more than he paid and flips the scope on ebay where they fetch usually 25% or more than GB. My .02 cents worth.

Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: SDWhirlwind] #14111902 09/08/19
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Originally Posted by SDWhirlwind
What the others said! You can list rifle with "scope not included in sale but can be purchased separately for $XXX. Cheap scopes no biggie but most want a good scope as a bonus or for .25 cents on the dollar. Their way of pressuring a good deal for them, not so much for you. A lot of 'flippers' surf the forums buying up rifle/scope deals then reselling scopes on ebay. lfcrock the big dick on ebay does this on gunbroker under username 'preshone'. He then relists rifle for sometimes more than he paid and flips the scope on ebay where they fetch usually 25% or more than GB. My .02 cents worth.

Thanks. The scope will be sold on eBay, then.


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14111923 09/08/19
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Good call, people have their own scope preferences and don't want to pay for others

Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14112053 09/08/19
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Scope no, rings=bargaining tool. Unless they are crap.

Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14112227 09/08/19
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If a historic package then keep the parts together. For sure if numbers match.

Modern stuff, who cares?


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Re: When You're Putting a Rifle Up For Auction, Include the Scope or No? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14112229 09/08/19
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Depends entirely on the value of the optic and whether it will be reflected in the final price.


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