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Well as the classic saying goes, its only worth what someone will pay for it. Not many people seem to be willing to pay increased prices for the more collectable p99's at the moment.
 

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This is like dejavu, didn't some guy from Sweeden ask this a couple weeks ago?:confused:

REally, its worth what it could bring on an auction. I agree with the above post, put it in a safe for 20 years and it will be worth alot. Right now my opinion would be 600 to 700 US dollars, and that may be a little high.
 

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OK, I finally figured out exactly what I have and an approx value based on the sale of this incomplete used package.

I can only assume mine would bring atleast $100.00 more than this one, but I guess I'll know after the auction is complete.

Here is a link to a completed auction.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=77637584

I'm going to list it Monday and I'm anxious to see what she'll bring.

S_P
 

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the 9mm would be a better collector as there was not as many of them.... not that there was many these in .40S&W..
 

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OK, I finally figured out exactly what I have and an approx value based on the sale of this incomplete used package.

I can only assume mine would bring atleast $100.00 more than this one, but I guess I'll know after the auction is complete.

Here is a link to a completed auction.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=77637584

I'm going to list it Monday and I'm anxious to see what she'll bring.

S_P
I'm sure yours is a great gun, but what makes you think it's worth $100 more than the one you reference?
 

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I think it might have the backstraps missing .....
 

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I'm sure yours is a great gun, but what makes you think it's worth $100 more than the one you reference?


I think a $100.00 premium for a new in box example with all the paperwork including the COA, test fire target from the factory ETC v. an incomplete used example of the same gun is a very conservative estimate. When referring to the example as an incomplete package I'm referring to the COA, trigger hand tags, backstraps ETC.

The average "limited production" firearm will lose 99% of it's collector value once it is shot and items associated with said firearm are lost, misplaced or otherwise damaged. I do not know Walthers very well, but I am well versed in firearm values in general as one would expect from a person that makes their living buying and selling them.

I could be way off base but time will tell.

For all I know my pistol could bring a $100.00 less then the reference piece depending on the bidders at the time of the auction.

TD
 

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I have no problem with revealing the price for the pistol, it went for $1400. I felt this to be a good price as we don't really know how much they go for and they've sold in the past roughly around $1000, and the market for them don't look very big at this time (based on last auctions less than 10 people bid on them).

SP is a great seller and hope to do business with them again.

As for swedenwalther taking pride in selling a can of snake oil for big bucks, anybody can put things like optic sights on the pistol, and add $200-300 after putting $100 worth of extras into it. Sometimes selling to an individual on an impulse without putting it on the true market can yield a higher value instead of putting it on lets say Gunbroker and letting the open gun buyer market deciding how much to pay for it. Since I didn't see it on the major gun sites for sale I would say you found a sucker that you told it would go on the board, so since they wanted it they picked it up at the price you commanded. I hoped to be that guy but there's always a next time. LOL
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I could have bought a used one in awesome shape for just under $500 about a year ago - but personally, the etching never did it for me. I prefer a regular P99. The collectability factor didn't enter in for me - I buy guns to shoot.
 

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I could have bought a used one in awesome shape for just under $500 about a year ago - but personally, the etching never did it for me. I prefer a regular P99. The collectability factor didn't enter in for me - I buy guns to shoot.

That's kind of the problem I have with the 007 edition, if I want to collect what Bond would shoot, I would want exactly what he uses in the movies, plain black. But to each his own, some people really like all that gold and gitter cr......stuff.
 

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Congrats on the sale. :)

Though i do feel sorry (or pity?) for the guy that paid $1400 for a $550 pistol. ;)

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why feel pity when the market dictates price? I saw another one go for $1650, these are pistols that are hard to come by. The $550 price was when it retailed 8 years or so ago.

It might not be you who is interested but how about our grandchildren that may be interested in a 30 year old bond pistol that only 40 people or so in the world can own. Probably only 20 or so have been unfired condition. This pistol was unfired and is for sure going to be a collectible to either bond afficionados or P99 collectors, which I am both.

I also felt sorry for people who paid $150k for a MB Sl55 brand new when they came out for a car worth $120k sticker price. 4 years down the road the car is worth only $60k. On the flipside, who was driving the car and enjoying it while I was busy thinking about how crazy they were driving my corolla.
 
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