Originally Posted by leblanc74
or they are asking more than the retail price...
Or near to retail asking price, and the gun has a significant, serious problem either in function or in cosmetics.. email about it, and the seller claims parts to fix are out there.. you check - and they are at significant total cost over what the total gun is worth, retail, once the parts are purchased, shipped and repaired. ..the big provisal is, you gotta find the parts first!... either perpetually out of stock, or of questionable origin/quality/compatibility.
Ran through a real spate of classified contacts like those recently here.. I gave up and just bought new, instead. Any gun with a major, significant issue, should be accordingly priced as a parts gun, or repaired before-hand to restore function, and thus restoring it's value.