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#1 bigred

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 10:28 PM

Well, I figured you guys might like to comment on this certain Thompson that's at gunsamerica.com. Looks like they want top dollar for what their selling. 33K!!!
http://www.gunsameri...s/976458541.htm

I figured you all could have some fun with it.
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#2 Walter63a

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 10:49 PM

Yes, there is another guy down in Texas who is selling a Colt Navy Thompson (85-90%) for $32,000. ohmy.gif blink.gif That one was just listed today over on Subguns.com! Maybe next month they will be advertised at $45,000/ Colt!!! WTH!! laugh.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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#3 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 11:08 PM

You know what cracks me up? 33 thousand dollars and this guy is generous enuff to charge "only" actual shipping!!! No over inflated shipping with this guy.... No siree bob only "actual" shipping charges.. Like you give a rats *** after paying 33 G's.... LOL
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Posted 04 August 2004 - 08:07 AM

I always get a kick out of any of this NFA stuff...

WTS: NFA SUBGUN FOR $12,000. BUYER PAYS SHIPPING AND INSURANCE.

You would think the damn seller would pay SOMETHING!

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 08:22 AM

If I sold somthing for 33K I'd bloody well deliver
it by hand myself, I mean really, you think the seller could eat the bloody $40.
shipping!!
Jeeeeeeeez,
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 11:56 PM

I know the Thompson 21/28 that is for sale. It is much nicer than 85-90%. It also has the complete history of the gun including ORIGINAL RECEIPT from AO in 1935 along with pictures of it in use , original manuals and New York Drum. Ina a few years people will be crying because they turned this down. Pre 86 you could buy a sample FN MININI for little or nothing. If you want one now its 60-75K. Oh and gas used to be a quarter also.
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Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:31 AM

It's not $40 shipping. Assuming it is sold for the advertised amount and insured, the shipping would run about $125-$135 for GROUND, and that's paying UPS's actual rate not "UPS Store" inflated rates. Maybe the seller wants to figure this into is price, maybe not.

I would guess my UPS bills total about $6K-$7K per year, it adds up in a hurry. Just because you buy a gun here or there you may not think much about shipping costs, but if you ship a lot, you sure pay attention to it! I was talking to one of my Title I distributors 5-6 years ago; they offer free shipping on orders over $1000. Anyway, we were talking about shipping, he told the the previous year they had paid almost $120K in shipping fees. It adds up.
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Posted 07 August 2004 - 01:31 AM

How many dealers throw in tax and license for free on $150K MBZ's? Do you really want to cut a corner on the shipping of a $30K investment to save a few bucks and not get next day air insured?

The way "tcgoll" describes this TSMG, $33K could even be a bargain considering some of the crap out there. One can't cry about the prices for the last two years and never dive in, and still cry about how the prices are even higher two years down the road.

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 01:49 AM

Mark your calendar and come back to this post a year from now - remember the WH's that sold for $6000. - $7,000 a year ago. When they first came out they didnt sell in numbers, even at around $600.00

The 28 Savage that were selling for around $ 9,000. or less. Arthur is right - they will not get any cheaper down the road. If it's high now, just wait a while.

My first 21 cost me $250.00 out of pocket, hard case, colt L drum, and colt c drum. When I sold all for $3,500 I ran all the way to the bank.

My last 21 cost $19,500.00 - a year ago!



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Posted 07 August 2004 - 02:54 PM

At least they will take a credit card.
Nothing like charging 33K to the old master card. tongue.gif
At least you may just qualify for some airline tickets with charging that amount.
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Posted 07 August 2004 - 07:20 PM

Ron A, you MUST be at least 80 or 90!

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:55 PM

John Jr - try 69
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