Things are slow right now so I'm gonna stay conservative and say $2800. In a few weeks when things pick up during "The Season" I would say that is a $3500 piece.
I track Python sales in the last 24 hours on GB everyday and have noticed a decrease in activity as well ad what seems a trend for lower prices and bids. I guess the "season" must be why.
"Tracking" on gunbroker is a fools errand. It's like watching Sothesby's Auctions or the Pebble Beach auto show. Most guns there, those that sell, sell extremely high because the world is the market. Most guns at shops, shows, and between individuals, sell much cheaper. I'd fathom a guess that GB prices are 20-30% higher than live sales. And predicting a value will go up 20% in a few weeks when "the season starts" is wildly speculative, and seems to be promoting "investment" buying. Guns are not stocks boys, you better start realizing they are tools.
Local prices are lower than GB ,certainly.Finding local Colt DA revolver product that isn't being made, and won't be made again,Like Pythons, is the problem however.No product, price irrelevant.
But I saw one couple years ago at Joes bait and tackle down the road sell for 700.00 and it had a holster and half a box of shells. So you can talk all you want to about them dang interweb prices,,, I don't much believe in all that hi tech mumbo jumbo, them computers are the devil you know. You think I would send somebody my hard earned money that I aint never met in person and shook hands with ? What do I look like ?
You look like less than 3% of the population!!!But I saw one couple years ago at Joes bait and tackle down the road sell for 700.00 and it had a holster and half a box of shells. So you can talk all you want to about them dang interweb prices,,, I don't much believe in all that hi tech mumbo jumbo, them computers are the devil you know. You think I would send somebody my hard earned money that I aint never met in person and shook hands with ? What do I look like ?
I have no doubt you can slip around these smaller gunshops and pick up a few bargains below market price. It's like mining for gold, it's a long journey just to find a nugget or two. The Internet has allowed me to build my collection to a degree I could have never reached buying local. There's nothing better than finding a gun you have been looking for no matter where it comes from.John, I have purchased no less than 10 NIB older Colt's, revolvers and series 70's local without the aid of the internet in te past 6 months. To be fair I have never stumbled upon any bsts pythons, or older that 70's guns nib local. My point is just if you are patient and know what rocks to turn over you can find a good deal. The internet is bringing that to an end though.
Nail on the head for me too. I used to be able to find most everything I wanted locally, mainly because of a few little "honey holes" or knowing which rock to turn over, but the internet has completely killed that in my area. Granted the prices weren't cheap, but they averaged about 10-20% below GB selling prices. The good guns are mostly gone now, they get listed on GB which I cant blame them for doing it, I do too. When I have to sell one or two, No need to let a NIB Colt get molested 25 times when I can put it on GB and its gone most of the time on the first listing. My biggest problem is now IF I see a really good gun locally, it is priced at about 50% OVER GB selling price because of all the "fishing expeditions" going on. EVERYBODY around here now watches GB. They think, for example, hey that guy wants 7500 for his so mine gotta be worth that too... They don't see they actually sell for 3400-4k on GB. I don't even try to explain the completed listing thing to them, I just thank them and walk. Its not just Colts, it everything desirable high condition. Some people from GB are actually famous around here. I hear their names so much I could probably sell autographs for them lol. Anyway if you are a dealer, the internet has probably been a great place imo, but for the average collector (not deep pocketed, hole in the pockets) like myself, it has just about ruined my little world, but its just guns, nothing really important like family, health, and God. jmho.John,
My point is just if you are patient and know what rocks to turn over you can find a good deal. The internet is bringing that to an end though.
There are still older gun collectors the aren't on the internet. Yes, it's a patience game versus instant reward, if you want to buy cheap. My recent mint Colt Ace is an example of what turns up if you know how to look. I see one in much worse shape on GB, running auction after auction with lots of bidders, but not hitting his reserve which must be about $5700. I paid much, much less. But waited 10 years to find and buy one!