Things that make you shake your head in disbelief ......

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Things that make you shake your head in disbelief ......

#1 Post by wm » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:43 pm

I attended a auction here this morning. They had a few firearms. And more then a few people chasing them beyond the point of reasonableness. Non descript, run of the mill Marlin model 60 for $375? Ruger 10/22 $460? T/C White Mountain carbine $400?

And the amazing thing to me is it was not just two or three bidders going beyond what is reasonable, it was a dozen plus.

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#2 Post by gamekeeper » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:38 pm

I hope those bidders don't know something we don't …....
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#3 Post by wecsoger » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:52 pm

Seen that before. Couple different thoughts...

Some are doing that just to help the family out and it's a more discreet way that just dropping off an envelope. (ignoring the autioneer's fee)

Alternate, it's sentimental or bragging rights, "oh, that old .30-30, that used to belong to old Joe Bag'o donuts".

Last, some people just get caught up in the frenzy and don't have a blankin' clue.

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#4 Post by wm » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:21 pm

wecsoger wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:52 pm
Seen that before. Couple different thoughts...

Some are doing that just to help the family out and it's a more discreet way that just dropping off an envelope. (ignoring the autioneer's fee)

Alternate, it's sentimental or bragging rights, "oh, that old .30-30, that used to belong to old Joe Bag'o donuts".

Last, some people just get caught up in the frenzy and don't have a blankin' clue.
You make some good points. I figured it was just that thrid reason but the first two could be in play.

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Re: Things that make you shake your head in disbelief ......

#5 Post by Ray » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:08 pm

Of course the rimfires went for twice of new ones but well used T/C muzzleloaders with stock dings and freckled blue but good bores are all going for $300 to $500.....see thegunworks.com or trackofthewolf.com for current retail prices of used muzzleloaders. Traditional T/Cs, even at $400 to $500 move pretty quick. None have been made since the 1996 factory fire.
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#6 Post by marlinman93 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 am

Multiple bidders for the same gun explains some of it. Uneducated bidders will explain the rest. Toss those two combinations together, and you've got the recipe for crazy end prices!
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