Originally Posted by dynomite69
Ok but this isn't the late nintys is it. It is not difficult to get these items any more. There are roughly 14 dealers on this very site listed in the Canadian retailers that a person can purchase from without being verified. I just think that if I bought something new it's automaticaly fifty bucks less and if I have used it a bunch o times it's another fifty less. Perhaps I upgrade it and now its 100 bucks more but I use it for a year and it is a hundred bucks less due to wear and tear. So I sell it to a buyer at that price. They inturn use it for a time and decide to sell it for less than the price they bought it at. It just keeps on losing value doesn't it. In the end it's your decision to buy or sell at whatever price you like I just thought I'd find out the reasoning behind it. So far I guess it's just because it's a sellers market and you might as well buy new just to make sure there are no problems and head aches that can't be rectified.
Just my oppinion. MUch like an ass hole evey one has one.
I think you're forgetting that there is a baseline price for everything - in that, I mean that for instance, if I wanted to sell me ics m4 - m203, there is a minimum price that is considered reasonable, for any working m4+203.
"wear and tear" really isnt an issue if you are a reputable seller, because you will keep that m4 in working condition by replacing worn out parts, cleaning etc. So the fact that it has been fielded for a year and gone thru two people does not mean that it should suddenly be selling for $200-$300.
I think your real beef is with sellers whom try and pass off damaged/defective goods at "servicable" prices. Fortunately there are less of those cases around these days, with the feedback system etc.