I'm at the point where I may have to start letting some of my babies go. Between being unemployed for two months, then getting a job at half my former wages, and needing to buy a special girl a ring, my finances are stretched beyond breaking. I doubt I will get out of them what I put in, to be sure, but what manner is reccomended to sell them? Do I put them on the RF with a high asking price and a OBO tag, or use gunbroker with a long auction time to see what the market will bear? I'm also canceling the smithbisquero project and will be either asking for a price on the whole thing or parting it back out. Recomendations on either option? (it's been at Alan's for two years on the backburner).
I wish I knew more of you guys personally. Many times have I bought guns from a friend in need for a mutually agreed upon price with first right of refusal. Truthfully, once I buy that ring, I doubt my finances will ever be mine alone. I can't justify about half of what is in my safe to another SA fan.
She doesn't troll these sites, so she should stay in the dark that I am about to be digging up ring money.
I'd stick them on the RF first and see what the response is. After 3-4 days I'd go to one of the auction sites. One thing I have done that has helped sell guns on this site and the RF is to offer a payment plan of 1/3 down and balance over 2-3 months. You get money and the buyer can often get into a gun that is more than they can shew in one bite. Also, you have tax time coming up so add that in your proposal. Send me a list of parts you might have to sell and I'll see if any fit into current or future project plans.
Aggie01, you might want to think a little harder before making a move. Girl or guns, girl or guns, girl or guns. Just kidding I've been married comming up to 38 years soon. Girls first always. To bad you got to do things this way but I'm sure you will be keeping the nice or most used ones at home. I wouldnt mine seeing a list in my PM box if you dont mind.
Aggie01, I,ve been in your shoes brother and it don't feel good. Send me a list of what you got, includeing the one at Alen's. In a world like it is today, we have to stick together. I understand about the girl, I,ve been married to the same one for 32 years and I wouldn't change a thing. Bill
I too am interested in helping if I can, either guns or parts. PM me what you have to part with, hate to see you having to do this, but I understand. I've had to liquidate some a time or two to keep the family going
Here are some good thoughts headed your way. When I bought the ring, I just had to sell a mess of NIB AKs, which wasn't painful at all. I feel for you in that respect, but I'm happy to hear that you're in a great place in life. God bless you both.
Don't send me a list (send it anyway) because I have no money... Hate to see anyone sell guns for anything but I understand how the economy is running.. Good luck and hope something pops up just in time and you don't have to sell anything.
I have a different spin on the matter. I have been married 21 years and I spent at the time for the engagement ring and wedding ring set approx 2 weeks of take home pay. I have seen absolutely no connection between what one is willing to pay for a ring or a wedding and the length or happinnes of said union. Do what you want, personally if she is not thrilled at the prospect of marriage with nothing but a plain wedding band, you should rethink your options. If you want to spend a great deal of money on something shiny that you will never get back, wait until you have been married 20 yrs.
Sitting here 15 years into my third wedding.. If there was a crystal ball that would let us see into the future it could save some of us all from a bunch of heartburn.. Marriage is a wonderful thing when it is good. Pretty bad when it isn't. Hard to tell how it might turn out in the early hours but if you aren't willing to go into it full bore from the beginning that is a bad sign.