Some pretty neat stuff selling and I haven't seen anything go begging yet......looks like there is still plenty of money out there for collectible guns!
I've bid on a few colts and some winchesters and nada....nothing.....zilch.....hahaha....but I did get within $250 of an engraved 1894 Marlin but I make my plans before I get carried away and just don't cross the line I draw.I bid $15K on a Ithaca Double and got squashed like a bug. There is still money out there.
I've been out of the mainstream market for quite a while and things have certainly increased in price.....the 18% buyer's premium doesn't help much either.Oh how I long for the days a few years ago when I could buy guns on Proxibid and sell them for profit on Gunbroker. Nowadays Proxibid is for Collectors only or LONG term investors, everything sells for hundreds or in some cases thousands more than I could ever dream of selling them for on Gunbroker!
No disrespect taken, but unless the government is involved and forcing people to buy and sell at a certain price the free market will determine what value an item has. There can only be a transaction unless you have both a willing seller and a willing buyer.Meaning no disrespect, when you buy at retail (the going price, gunbroker, private sales) and sell at inflated values (for profit) you drive the prices ever higher to a point when most can no longer afford to purchase (fewer potential buyers). Short term gain, long term pain. The bubble will burst, or maybe just lose air slowly, but it will subside.