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July 18, 2004 J.c.devine Auction


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#1 Walter63a

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 09:40 PM

There were some interesting antique pistols up for auction also. blink.gif There was a really cool pill box gun, knuckle dusters, and even a ring gun!!! biggrin.gif ohmy.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter

P.S. Here is a link to the site. Link: http://www.jcdevine.com/index.htm

P.P.S. You may not like some of their practices, but they really seem to have a lot of nice firearms at each auction. :-)
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Posted 19 July 2004 - 12:44 PM

There wasn't anything of interest to me so I did not participate. Sort of like a typical U.S. Presidential Election.
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Posted 19 July 2004 - 01:56 PM

SecondAmend, I agree with you that there seems to be less and less significant difference between the Republicans and the Democrats, of late. sad.gif However, this is not a typical Presidential Election cycle. This year we have a choice between the most liberal U.S. Senator (to the left of even Ted Kennedy and Diane Feinstein), John Kerry, and the fairly conservative President Bush. ohmy.gif The next person elected as U.S. President will most likely have the opportunity to pick at least two United States Supreme Court Justices, since Sandra Day O'Connor will likely retire next year and one or two others will either die or retire within four years. This means that if President Bush is re-elected, he will almost certainly pick two social conservatives, significantly steering the Supreme Court and the nation in a conservative (read pro-Second Amendment, pro-life, pro-normal family) direction for a generation. smile.gif The choice is fairly clear and very important, to those who care about their Second Amendment rights. cool.gif Best Regards, Walter
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:06 AM

Surely, someone here found the several L-Type drums (including a Worcester Press), the 1928ac and the dewatted 1928 West Hurley of some passing interest! ohmy.gif blink.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 04:15 AM

Walter-
The not-so-devine scams . . . er, I mean auctions would be of tremendous interest to me were it not for the fact that sometimes one cannot bid on an item, despite being paid up and having duly registered as a bidder. It's all part of ole JC's unique approach to the auction process, or as he said to me, "I'm not interested in getting the highest price."

I admired some of the nice things in one of the sales earlier this year and did my damnedest to buy some of them but they wouldn't accept my bids which were higher than what the items actually sold for. So, no more "devine" experiences for me.

Another board member had better luck and I'm happy for him. At least someone who will enjoy and appreciate them got some nice weapons, especially that "pimp" gun! wink.gif

Sam
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 11:21 AM

I was fortunate enough to be a partner with some fellows in purchasing a large collection last year. Called Devine to discuss their services. Found out quickly about the monsterous sales commission.

They sent me catalogs from previous auctions to look over, which were very nicely prepared, except they failed to include selling prices for the items. When I got the prices, turns out most were very low (compared to internet pricing), probably about 25% short, and then after you deducted the commission, we were down to about 50% of retail market.

Best we could figure, their sales group included mostly dealers who need to resell at a profit, which accounted for the then low prices.

They bugged me to death and all the while, we were selling them on the net.

Ken

Edited by TNKen, 20 July 2004 - 11:26 AM.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 11:53 AM

Didn't I once post that if you sell thru Devine you get 50% and if you buy thru him you pay 150% more than its worth...


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#8 Walter63a

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:11 PM

As I wrote in my original post for this thread:
QUOTE (Walter63a @ Jul 18 2004, 10:40 PM)

P.P.S. You may not like some of their practices, but they really seem to have a lot of nice firearms at each auction. :-)
unsure.gif cool.gif If someone is careful and money is no object, some nice firearms, including Thompsons, can be acquired at J.C. Devine. Don't get me wrong. I am not plugging this auction house above another. However, I would not ignore them, nor their inventories. Their next auction will be in September! blink.gif ph34r.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 07:15 PM

I missed this one. Usually someone here will post earlier enough for us all to review, debate and post our best guess prices on the auctions.
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