WTK- Value Of Savage Thompson Lower
Posted 08 August 2003 - 12:50 PM
Sorry I did not include the mention of LOWER in the post.
Now if I could only figure out how to edit the actual post heading, hmmmmmmmmmm.
Posted 08 August 2003 - 01:21 PM
Posted 08 August 2003 - 01:24 PM
It is a Savage Thompson complete lower, that is it.
Just the lower.
My mention of complete is that it is complete with internals.
Posted 08 August 2003 - 02:18 PM
Posted 08 August 2003 - 06:23 PM
Posted 09 August 2003 - 12:57 AM
Still need more info
Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:52 PM
Chances are if you paid E-Bay prices then you paid too much.
Posted 09 August 2003 - 11:10 PM
That is not a hard and fast rule. For instance SARCO sells, or sold, Savage 1928 complete frames for $750 and that is the same as they fetch on ebay. An original Police/FBI case sold for $1200 on ebay compared to the $2,600 asked on other outlets. The idea that ebay is "evilbay" is really unwarranted. There are so many items represented from every conceivable interest, hobbie, antique, etc and from all over the world. Up until ebay it required traveling to all corners of the globe, or trying to locate obscure trade periodicals to track down previously hard to find items. If you believe that NRA parts are better bargains at gun shows, you are laboring under a misapprehension.
Posted 10 August 2003 - 08:10 AM
Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:04 AM
However, I buy a lot of Thompson stuff from there, and I know I sometimes pay more than its worth, but its worth what I pay for it in my eyes. I live in a county where there are fewer than 23,000 people and would NEVER find this stuff here. Ebay is simply the worlds online garage sale.
Sellers want the highest price they can get for whatever they are selling and buyers want the lowest price on whatever they are buying. Ebay brings the buyers. Some of them don't care what the price is. Same way with sellers. Those are the deals.
When you get an item thats hard to find (like Thompsons stuff) buyers pay premium prices for it. You will not see sellers on this site offering Kerr Slings for $25 each NOS. They know Ebay will fetch them a higher price. Thats where they offer it for sale.
Like it or not Ebay offers a seller or a buyer the best marketplace in the world. (No, I don't own stock in the company) They were just there first.
I still hate ebay for the high prices.
Posted 11 August 2003 - 08:24 AM
I am guilty as well of purchasing items at inflated rates on e-bay. Paper products mostly, manuals and ads. When it comes to parts I hit the parts companies on-line.
I shiver when I see people bidding on "Original" xxx mags. starting at 99.00.
But to them it's a valid purchase.
I like the quote that "the best Thompson is the one you own." (or that the bank is allowing you to play with.) I wonder how many banks actually know that they hold investments in FA arms.