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Old 11-22-2012, 08:21 PM #1
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why are so many people selling guns?

just curious why people spend 1500+ on a gun or 3 or 4 and sell them all

seems weird to buy something for 1500 and a year later get 800

why sell them?
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:25 PM #2
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probably thinking they want to get into paintball, then deciding they dont like it
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:37 PM #3
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Nope many people want to shoot the most up to date guns or have sponsorships that they have to fulfill
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:38 PM #4
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Good question...I see a lot of nice markers in the for sale section.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:39 PM #5
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Same thing with the real world now is it? Why get the iPhone 5 when in a couple years or less, the iPhone 6 will come out.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:43 PM #6
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Same thing with the real world now is it? Why get the iPhone 5 when in a couple years or less, the iPhone 6 will come out.
true but since I am getting back into paintball I figured play with what I got and then upgrade to a real marker.

I bought all my stuff for dirt cheap so I wont lose much if I do sell but its easier to keep it.

I guess I have never been a guy to sell to upgrade (or downgrade which i see alot)
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:57 PM #7
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There are several reasons for selling a high-end marker.

1. You're required to buy a new gun for sponsorship reasons.
2. You prefer a different design.
3. You want the latest and greatest.
4. You want to downgrade.
5. You need money.

It's no different than cars, video games, or dirt bikes.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:05 PM #8
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There are several reasons for selling a high-end marker.

1. You're required to buy a new gun for sponsorship reasons.
2. You prefer a different design.
3. You want the latest and greatest.
4. You want to downgrade.
5. You need money.

It's no different than cars, video games, or dirt bikes.
couldnt have said it better
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:15 PM #9
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Lots of reasons to why people sell guns. The list is endless. In the paintball world it's rather easy to sell / trade your gun and get something new and this is always a benifit. Lots of people including myself like shooting all types of markers so we are frequently buying / selling or trading.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:00 PM #10
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LOL this post is awesome.

Why do people sell anything that still works for less than they paid for it. Like others said, lots of reasons. None of which I understand unless there is a noticeable improvement in performance.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:48 AM #11
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I don't care why, I'm just glad they do! I've got so many smokin deals on high end stuff for dirt cheap or free, it makes my friends sick.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:24 AM #12
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no different than buying a new car?
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:17 AM #13
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Some gun whore and try to move guns and make profits on them.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:33 PM #14
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paintball markers are in the same class as cars. They drop in value as soon as you buy them. Don't believe the hype, it's better to buy used.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:25 PM #15
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I'll tell you my reasons.


Empire Axe (didn't care for the feel in hands)
Etek 4 (Loud and Kicky)
Geo 2.0 (Low air efficiency and my primary field is 3000 # air only)
2006 Ego (Too many markers)

Mostly I buy used, try them for a while. If I like the gun, it stays. If no, t it's gone and because it was used I don't lose much money. Plus I get a much better feel for the marker if I owe it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:34 PM #16
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Too many reasons to list but everyone has pretty much hit it spot on!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:52 PM #17
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best site in the world , i've been able to shoot every high end on the market since 2009 by selling and trading on here without having to spend $1500
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:05 PM #18
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Any hobby is like this, really. The one's that last are the one's that buy gear within their budget and focus on their own technique.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:49 PM #19
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Not to say that is the only reason people are selling guns, others were covered well above.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:42 PM #20
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lol. Im not complaining that they're all sellin...I havn't bought a Brand new Marker since 2004!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:00 PM #21
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Odds a luxe 2.0 the best market put there for 1500 or less?
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