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Hello!

I am new to the sport and all I have is my two p99s. It seems I gonna have to sell one of them. What is the best way to do it? I asked my dealer about trade in, and it sounds really bad (I am losing $300 on a new gun). What do you do to sell a gun and get as much as you can?
By the way, it is literally brand new (150 rounds through it) OD p99 40 S&W (non German), I got it in late April. The gun is perfect, the reason for selling is that I'd like to get a .45 ACP pistiol. I will never sell my p99 9mm.

Thanks in advance,
Val
 

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How much is he offering you for it? The problem is that Walther's sold for more awhile ago then they do now--I think because S&W drastically lowered prices to try to lure people back after the "sellout", and Walther had to follow suit. You can get them for pretty cheap prices now. If you're losing $300 by today's prices, he must only be offering you $100-$200?
 

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Oh, BTW, you could always try taking it to a different or several different dealers--you may find that one offers you drastically more than another on a trade.  I have had that happen many times.  And they will often offer you more for a trade than they will to buy it outright.  Another option would be to advertise it for sale and hope someone will buy it for more than the dealer is offering.  Remember, the dealer has to trun around and try to make a profit over whatever he gives you.  And many dealers want to make a hefty profit.  Some don't, though, and are satisfied w/ a reasonable amount.
 

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He's offering $275, and I paid for the gun $540 before the taxes etc (it was a $600 buy). Sounds pretty sobering for a 2 months old gun in the box with 150 rounds through it.
 

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Well, I'd try another dealer--he's reaming you a bit there. Though you never know what his cost new is. Still, I got mine new for $499. Assuming he sells it used for $400...he's making a way hefty profit there. Seems like he could at least give you $325 on it. This was cash or for trade?
 

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That's the whole point. It was a trade in offer. I was willing to spend even more in his store. BTW, I got the gun from him.
 

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Sure, I am working on it now.
Thanks for advise!
I thought about consigning, or how they call it.
 

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You should sell it via gunbroker.com or gunsamerica.com. You'll do much better. Just make sure you're shipping to a guy with a valid FFL dealer (typically a gunstore on the other guy's end).

 

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It's a good idea. I have big on-line auctions experience. However, it does not include guns. The only questions I have are shipping. Do I get to send a weapon by myself? How does one send a gun? How do I know that whatever address the other party provided is indeed a valid FFL dealer?
 

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When I purchase a pistol online from a dealer, I have to send a copy of the ffl from my dealer that I have them send it to. Someone buying should be used to that and willing to send you a copy, and then your butt is covered somewhat I would think.
 

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Quote[/b] ]It's a good idea. I have big on-line auctions experience. However, it does not include guns. The only questions I have are shipping. Do I get to send a weapon by myself? How does one send a gun? How do I know that whatever address the other party provided is indeed a valid FFL dealer?
Gunbroker.com has a section on legal transfers. Pretty much, have the dealer send you an FFL then you can transfer via FedEx or UPS.  Really is pretty simple.
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I have an ffl and my shop sells through AuctionArms.com.
As a private citizen you will need a signed ink copy of an ffl dealer to send it to. You can send it OVERNIGHT UPS or FEDEX. You can verify the license on BATFEs gov. web site under the EZ CHECK area. If you want any further info you can email me also.
 
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