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Old 06-27-2007, 03:10 AM #1
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Appraisal thread: How much is the Ion vs. others worth?

Post all appraisals questions here.

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Is this a good deal?

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Should I sell and for how much?

How much is my Ion worth?
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:10 AM #2
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Wooo Hooo... A fresh appraisal thread. Lets get this party started right. This Ion I custom built out of spares and a few new parts, and it not quite finished. Future upgrades are all for looks, and include an all blue SP Freak Barrel w/ All-American Front, Sp 07 Protouch Grips (blue), Gloss black frame & body (undesided which ones) and new regulator (probably CP)

What do you think its worth, honestly. I'm expecting a lower figure. Most markers here seem to get a sub $300 appraisal if they don't have a body and frame.

Smart Parts Ion - New Designz Breech, Detents, Firing Can & Donut - Deadlywind Hollowpoint Bolt - SP 360 QEV - Virtue Board & Eyes - SP Q-Lock - New Designz Ultralite On/Off ASA - Violent Products Scythe Trigger - Hogue Grips - 14" SP Freak Barrel w/all inserts







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Old 06-27-2007, 10:11 AM #3
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Whats a good price I should sell my set up for?

Stage 5 ION

lucky stage 5 body (not stage 5.1)
lucky stage 4 w/ mac noidlucky stage 2 and 3 built into stage 5
lucky stage 2 and 3 built into stage 5
new L7 techt bolt installed
lucky red laser eye's
clippard qev
virtue membrane pad
cp shorty reg dust
dark seoul custom grips
element v2 frame
NDZ Pro-Lock Feedneck
NDZ ASA EZ-Turn On/Off UltraLite w/Air Bleed
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:48 AM #4
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Sinkhole: $275-300 sold as-is, including the Freak kit, if you can find someone who knows enough to appreciate the internal upgrades you've got. As I mentioned in the previous thread to another user, you'd be much better off parting out the nicer internals, replacing them with stock, and selling the marker then.

Loc31007: Very nice marker. It's much harder to value the highly upgraded setups like yours... $500-550, maybe... and again, more if you part it out.


For anyone else wanting a quick estimate on their marker; a guide I've heard many times is: Add up the retail price, then subtract 40%.

I'll embellish this a little bit:
-- If you've got the stock body/frame, start at $150, and add roughly 60-75% the cost of your upgrades.
-- If you've got an aftermarket body that's aluminum and non-BOB, start at $175.
-- Start markers with semi-BOBs or Lucky bodies at the cost of the body, and don't include the cost of the stock frame.
-- Setups with the above bodies and aftermarket frames... just ignore any starting price, add it all up, and subtract 40%. Fully custom anodizing? Subtract only 20%.

Of course, these are all very rough estimates. If anyone would like to add to this or correct something, feel free.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:45 AM #5
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Thinking of buying black ion, cp on/off, qev, progressive barrel and q-lock.

Whats a good price? I offered 150, said said he'll need more so I said 175 and he added me on msn.
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:13 PM #6
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alright i have a black 06 ion its it great condition and shoots great,
i has a ndz feed neck, cp sling trigger,sp 360 qev,hybrid contract killer grips,
07 cp micro asa and rail combo...i can post pics if requested...im lookin for around 210-220 at the most
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:35 PM #7
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Thinking of buying black ion, cp on/off, qev, progressive barrel and q-lock.

Whats a good price? I offered 150, said said he'll need more so I said 175 and he added me on msn.
$175-180 should be a good price for that ion!
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:21 PM #8
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The black ion with QEV, qlock, progressive barrel and CP on/off i was looking at, my cousin lives near and he is coming down tomorrow so it all works out, It should behere tomorrow. Bought the gun with stock barrel, maunal, 48/3000 pure energy tank and some tank cover for $250. I thought it wasn't such a bad deal at all.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:24 PM #9
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:33 PM #10
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:41 PM #11
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I posted on the old one butl ooking for second oppinion.

Ion in sig =) Good condition used maybe 12 ish times. Cleaned + lubed after every use.

Lol on a side note I looked on actionvillage to see when i bought it and it was exsactly one year ago that I placed the order haha.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:57 PM #12
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:54 AM #13
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trinity body - not in too great of a condition
polished SP frame
SP white gauge
SP 360 qev
carbon orange bolt
CP trigger and a NDZ triger
virtue board
virtue laser eyes
12 inch freak with AA front
smoke SP grips
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:03 PM #15
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you have the parts for 300... clack.

But god damn is that thing hideous. But that's my opinion. I don't like the color combinations, and the raw metal just looks... well, too raw.

Get it anno'd and get new grips, if you really care about looks, and not performance, but you basically have the performance there.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:13 PM #16
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* the Ion
* CP trigger
* CP reg
* CP feedneck
* Freak barrel with stainless steel inserts
* Planet Eclipse QEV
* Lucky firing chamber
* CP rail
* Uni mount 2 on/off





Without the Egg how much would this go for?

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Old 06-28-2007, 10:21 PM #17
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shane, 200-225. It's still got that stock look, which people look at and they say, "whoa, too much ion, not enough aftermarket." To be honest, grips change the way the ion looks drastically. Get new grips, the stock ones are ugly as sin.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:21 PM #18
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Edit: Good call, Idio
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:27 PM #19
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mmhmm thanks mahamoti =D
You're becoming the residential appraiser. I wish to join you
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:29 PM #20
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lucky stages: 1, 2, 3, and 4 with the mac noid and membrane pad
lucky black out kit(not pictured)
sp on/off
sp twister feedneck
sp freak jr
qev
cp trigger
come with stock parts(not pictured)
and some clear smart parts grips (not pictured)
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:33 PM #21
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gonna quote mahamoti on this one,

"if you can find someone who knows ion internals, you can get around 300." I know it's not a direct quote, but I feel the same. The whole lucky stages 1-4 helps a lot, it's pretty much a stage 5.

250-300. 300 if really really lucky, but the higher end of 200. Get a new feedneck though, and get a better colorscheme going, and it will for sure raise, if just by a little, but i'm an amature appraiser.
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