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    Taurus resale values

    In another post on this thread i have stated I am looking to sell a PT92 about 9 months old. All of 200 rounds been shot through it. I have all the brass fired. My only 9mm.

    Took it back to the place I bought it ($489) hoping to trade towards a 1911 and was offered a whopping $225.

    Was looking at a SS Taurus 1911 priced at $675. So, if I buy it, do I leave with a $700 gun and the minute I am in the parking lot is it a $400 gun??

    I am shying away from Taurus for this reason.

    Am considering a S&W 1911 as they seem to hold value better. True, I will be spending one and a half times a Taurus price.

    Any thoughts?

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    Re: Taurus resale values

    Gattlingun - any time you try to sell a gun back to a gun retailer, or a pawn shop, you're going to get bare bones minimum for it. They then turn around and mark it up as far as they think they can, Wouldn't matter if it was a Glock, Kimber, or Taurus. You don't really think he's going to turn around and sell the gun you just traded in for $225 do you?

    EDIT - What you should try to do is sell the gun privately. Of course check your state and local law on this, but you will make much more money on any gun if you sell it this way. I'd imagine you could get around $325 to $440 for that gun, depending on the condition.
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    Re: Taurus resale values

    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy
    Gattlingun - any time you try to sell a gun back to a gun retailer, or a pawn shop, you're going to get bare bones minimum for it. They then turn around and mark it up as far as they think they can, Wouldn't matter if it was a Glock, Kimber, or Taurus. You don't really think he's going to turn around and sell the gun you just traded in for $225 do you?

    EDIT - What you should try to do is sell the gun privately. Of course check your state and local law on this, but you will make much more money on any gun if you sell it this way. I'd imagine you could get around $325 to $440 for that gun, depending on the condition.
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    I had 2 local gun dealers offer me 200.00 for a Sig P229 that had 50 rounds through it......

    I had a dealer offer me 250.00 for a Springfield Stainless TRP .45.......... it was NIB never fired.

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    Re: Taurus resale values

    I'd post it on this board and see if I could get any takers or go to a gun show. You might be able to get what you need to just go get the other by adding a little cash. I tried to trade a PT111 at gander mtn and thought I was at a used car lot...took it to a gun show and sold it in 15 minutes or so for $50 or $75 more than I was offered on trade.

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    Re: Taurus resale values

    He's got a few more posts before he reaches 25 - at which time he can post an ad in the Firearms section if he wants to.
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    Re: Taurus resale values

    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy
    He's got a few more posts before he reaches 25 - at which time he can post an ad in the Firearms section if he wants to. 
    Oops missed that my bad!
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    Re: Taurus resale values

    Check the shotgun news for the current pricing for your model. Go to a gunshow and carry it around (not in the case) and just watch the offers fly at you. I did this a few weeks ago with a handgun of mine and had 5 offers within 15 minutes. Sold it for more than I paid for it.
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    Re: Taurus resale values

    GattlinGun, welcome to the forum.

    I paid $400 for a PT99 Stainless made in 1989 and am happy to have found it. Your gun is worth a lot more than that trade in value. Figure out what value would make you happy and ask for it. I think you will sell it at or close to your asking price.
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    Re: Taurus resale values

    FWIW, I have NEVER sold any gun for less than I paid. Whether Kel-Tec, Taurus, or Ruger. I either sell than at what I paid, or throw in the extra mags, holster, etc and make a profit. Helps if you bought them on sale to begin with. Right now is a sellers market. Offer it on Gunbroker.com or the like, or talk it up around the range, you shouldnt have any probs since store shelves are empty, people may pay more than its worth just to get it in their hands.
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    Re: Taurus resale values

    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy
    You don't really think he's going to turn around and sell the gun you just traded in for $225 do you?

    I have bought, sold, and traded a heck of a lot of guns over the years. I have just never been so insulted by a dealer with the $225 offer.

    I know some guns hold their value better than others and Taurus is a relatively new brand to me. Just haven't dealt in Taurus.

    The 1911 I was looking at was a SS Taurus. Was just wondering if Taurus values just don't hold up? I honestly don't know. Need a blue book I guess.

    I think this guy was just trying to beat me out of something. All I could do was laugh at him.

    I have it for sale privately and have had two parties look. I will get is sold, no problem.

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