so just before the madness started, I ordered more mags than I wanted....

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  1. Groo

    Groo XDTalk 10K Member

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    I was looking to get 5, and ended up getting a 10 pack. Now I am wondering if I shouldn't sell a few of them at slightly obscene prices to buy some other gun stuff at slightly obscene prices.
    I figure their current market value might make it worth the hassle to sell now.
    Would you sell, and how much would you ask for unused DSG Arms 30 round aluminum AR Mags?
    My other AR mags include a Gen2 30 round PMag, a SS 20 rounder, a pair of too scary for NY and 1 that would be permitted even in NY that I use for hunting.
     
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    I'd act like a decent person and sell them to someone who actually needs them for a decent price. Not big on taking someone to the cleaners just for the heck of it. Now, if you put them on a bidding site and someone bids am absurd amount, that's one thing. Asking an obscene price is just adding to the asshattery that is currently taking place (and the main reason that everything is sold out in stores, folks buying everything on the shelves with the intent of jacking up the prices and shellacking their fellow gun owners). IMO of course.
     
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    To give you an idea, I ordered 5 30 round stainless steel mags at $14/ piece the other day. Would I pay the $30/ piece for a $15 magazine, nope, but I'm sure someone will.
     
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    Sell them for whatever you can get for them. Hold onto that cash and ride out the storm happy.
     
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    Wasn't expecting this from you Groo... :(
     
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    you cant blame a guy for being tempted.

    there is money to be made and temptation is there especially if you need money.
     
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    What you describe is exactly what Wall Street and CBOE do.

    Only you can decide if they are your heroes, and whether or not you wish to emulate them in your personal life.

    You've asked a question to a public forum as to what your morals are. Perhaps some serious introspection and writing down what you come up with, for you, is in order.

    We can't answer for you. It's a Free Nation. :)
     
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    I say, unless you know a guy who is in need who you would sell to at a fair price throw them on whatever auction site and see what the bidding comes to...I am all for taking the high road, by as his original post pointed out - nothing forearms related is getting any cheaper and I'm guessing that even after the panic passes, that ammo prices and may prices stay inflated past what they see just two months ago. Seems to have happened in 2008 and that whole freak out proved completely baseless.

    A thing is worth what it can be sold for. Period.
     
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    I'm sorry but selling for a profit is not a moral issue. Perhaps there is some guy out there that would pay ANYTHING for an additional pmag for his brand new $2000 Oracle. If you put the mags up for sale for $50/ea and someone buys them, that meant that the particular item (mag) was worth at least $50 to the buyer. Welcome to capitalism.
     
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    I could make a LOT of money off of the mags I own. Still will not do it. Rather sell to a close friend or family member at a NORMAL price.
     
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    Gouge that stuff, broseph!
     
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    Sell the ones you don't want for as much as you can. There isn't anything to do with morals. Everything has a price tag.
     
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    I sold 2 of my PMAGs to a friend that bought an AR just 3 days before the CT shooting. He went looking for mags a few days after the shooting, and luckily he called me before he started buying. Asked if 29.99 per pmag was a good deal, I told him not compared to the 12.99 I had bought 15 of them for a month earlier. So I sold those at normal pricing to him (15.99). As for the others, holding tight to them, really no plans to get rid of them unless they start selling for upwards of $75 normally. (Assuming that would be after some kind of ban)
     
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    I'm all for capitalism. Sell it for what you can get.

    Since when is making a profit on goods and services considered bad?
     
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    I wouldn't feel right asking an obscene amount for them but if you do put them on an auction type like someone else said, have at it!

    But what I think is right and what anyone else thinks is a moot point. It's America and choices are free (so far)

    I bought a 3 pack of Troy Battle Mags today at Rileys in Hooksett NH for 48 bucks. I saw the same ones on Ebay for 150.

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  16. Groo

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    So putting them on an auction site with an opening or minimum bid of $125 for 4 makes me a decent guy, but asking 4 for $125 for them and not caring too much if they sell or not makes me a douche?
    Its not like my actions would raise the price for anyone else. These are mags that were not taken off the open market.
    Would selling an ounce of gold for more than the $300 it was once worth also make me a douche?

    ps. I know of no friends or family that own a gun that would fit these. Most of the "gun people" I know are Fudds. I have given away a rifle mag that is worth much more than even the obscene prices these go for now, because I knew someone who could use it, and I couldn't.
     
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    nope.. Sell them for what you can get man. They are yours to do with whatever you please.
     
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    "Never let any good crisis go to waste" Hillary Clinton. She approves your message.
     
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    Sell them for what you want and can! We all drive cars everyday but I don't see dealers selling there vehicles at "cost" so that we can all get into a vehicle and not get screwed on price. Good luck!
     
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    Well bro, you did put it out for opinions, so it looks like you got some :p

    I'm going to keep all the 11 NY-scary ones I have, because:
    1. When the fan turns brown, you can never have enough;
    2. Bullets need a place to live if they are to be useful;
    3. I always want to have something of value to offer when building a team of likeminded people. Nothing says "I love you" like the gift of a PMag:cool:

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