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FsN Prices

Post by NLVMike » 28 Nov 2012, 19:26

I have been a little OCD about following the prices of the Five Seven on Gunbroker for some time (years). For a very long time, there were dozens listed over $1,000, some even over $1,100, but never with bids. Any time someone put one up with no reserve, it would get a lot of bids and end up selling for around $900 or less (unless ammo or night sights were included). I managed to pick up 3 of them for $850 each. Recently, listings have been much fewer, and bidding much higher. I see bidding go north of $1,200 regularly for a plain jane USG. Bidding still doesn't make sense. I often see a gun at $1,200+ with a dozen bids, and the one below it started at $1,000 with no bids. Same gun, shipping price, box, etc. Night sights or IOM seems to add a bit. Makes me wonder what my IOM with night sights would go for. (I could never part with it).

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Post by blueorison » 28 Nov 2012, 20:49

It's not the actual object.

It's psychology. Without going into it; there are different concepts of why, when someone bids on something, they will continue to do so (some say, in a frenzy), even when other objects are logically more accessible at a lower price.

This has to do with sales.

Also, a couple hundred dollars isn't much, in relative comparison to the frenzy you would expect due to the elections, alongside ammunition stockpiling and AR-15 parts drying up completely (both of which is happening, now).
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Post by Onejzsupra » 12 Dec 2012, 15:23

Hmmm I'm willing to wait for a good price, but that's just me.

With both of my cameras and one of my lenses i've saved right around $1200 because I waited till I could find the best deal on them.

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Post by blueorison » 12 Dec 2012, 15:49

Onejzsupra wrote:Hmmm I'm willing to wait for a good price, but that's just me.

With both of my cameras and one of my lenses i've saved right around $1200 because I waited till I could find the best deal on them.
I've seen quite a few (all of them) sellers of USED FsN's that were NOT OD that people were selling for $1000-1200. LOL

Pretty stupid.
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Post by NLVMike » 12 Dec 2012, 16:29

They are still $850 guns in my eyes, 'cause that is what I paid. However, one just sold NIB here in Vegas on backpage.com for $1,300 within a few hours of posting. My daughter wants a PMR-30 for Christmas, and I about croaked at the $650+ everyone wants for one. Not going to happen.

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Post by ripcity » 17 Dec 2012, 15:35

I didn't want to buy a FsN at retail. I waited and found one with 100 rounds of ammo for $900. I thought it was a fair deal.

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Post by panzermk2 » 17 Dec 2012, 16:18

ripcity wrote:I didn't want to buy a FsN at retail. I waited and found one with 100 rounds of ammo for $900. I thought it was a fair deal.
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Post by blueorison » 17 Dec 2012, 20:38

ripcity wrote:I didn't want to buy a FsN at retail. I waited and found one with 100 rounds of ammo for $900. I thought it was a fair deal.
Great job. I bought mine for ... it was expensive. $1200, new, after taxes. IIRC, our sponsors were $1050, but I had purchased it before I realized out sponsor had it. However, FN has had a price hike, just recently. If that increased the price to $1200, I really don't think a $100-150 price hike is terribly bad, for this specific firearm.

It is already a very expensive rifl.... handgun. But because of the small form factor vs. a PDW carbine, and it's niche factor, I thought it was worth it. And other considerations.

I'm glad you got one for that price. Every "For Sale" by private individuals I've seen has been for $1200-1300+
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Post by VeTTeMaNC486 » 18 Dec 2012, 07:43

blueorison wrote:
ripcity wrote:I didn't want to buy a FsN at retail. I waited and found one with 100 rounds of ammo for $900. I thought it was a fair deal.
Great job. I bought mine for ... it was expensive. $1200, new, after taxes. IIRC, our sponsors were $1050, but I had purchased it before I realized out sponsor had it. However, FN has had a price hike, just recently. If that increased the price to $1200, I really don't think a $100-150 price hike is terribly bad, for this specific firearm.

It is already a very expensive rifl.... handgun. But because of the small form factor vs. a PDW carbine, and it's niche factor, I thought it was worth it. And other considerations.

I'm glad you got one for that price. Every "For Sale" by private individuals I've seen has been for $1200-1300+
Yikes. The one I just got had the original receipt in the box. In 2005 the previous owner payed 700 dollars for it! Geez, I should have bought when when I bought my ps90 years ago.

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Re: FsN Prices

Post by NLVMike » 19 Dec 2012, 14:41

An IOM just went for $2,025 on GB. Crazy.

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Post by Iron Man » 20 Dec 2012, 11:51

I'm tempted to sell mine. Heck, I paid $750.00 for it last year and they are heading north of $1,700.00 on almost every bid now.

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Re: FsN Prices

Post by blueorison » 20 Dec 2012, 13:28

One just went for $3000.

But... even $2000 isn't worth it to part with, for a FsN.

You can save $2000 if you have a relatively good job, in a few months. Then again, why not, if you think you can buy another one after the psycho binging has died down? :)

Ok, $2000 is a lot of money, who am I kidding, haha! I don't know, I feel like you can get money back, but if you can't get the gun back...
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Re: FsN Prices

Post by jgreenberg01 » 20 Dec 2012, 13:50

Wow, I wonder what an accurized one with EA night sights would go for? Hmmm...
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Post by ROCKETW19 » 20 Dec 2012, 20:55

have no idea why gun broker prices are so high I found 4 at a local shop 1179.00 each
maybe I should buy all 4 and list 3 on GB,lol NA thats silly and greed I just want mine keep your pennys

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