Originally Posted by nitrokid610
A good price to start negotiations at (the seller) and a good price to negotiate too (the buyer) are different. Finding out if someone is selling or buying will help with getting a more accurate appraisal for the best all-around deal.
Figured it might need said since nobody else addressed it -- This is an appraisal thread, not a "selling advice" thread -- If someone tells you that the gun is WORTH (generally speaking) $400, then you might start your price at $450 (or $900, if you're selling it in the BST section nowadays) if you are really hoping to get $400 -- If you're looking to unload the gun quickly and just get it out of your hair, you might say "F/S $359 -- No lower". Simply put, there are countless ways you could calculate the listing price of a gun that is VALUED at $400. It would be absurd to try and list the mentalities, personality traits, and priorities (even real-life circumstances) that would lead to a final price that you end up selling for. There are simply too many factors.
Besides, what would you rather hear?
A. "Your gun is valued at or near $750 in its current condition/status"
B. "You should list the gun for $1000."
I'd want to be told A, not B -- If someone told me B, I'd ask "But how much should I SELL it for?"
Granted, I saw a mod tell a member one time "You must post a price that you would actually take for the gun," to which the member replied "I really WOULD take $9000 for the [for argument's sake, I'll say:] Spyder!"
It would be irrational to even TRY making a forum that basically coaches unfamiliar people through a sale with the intended result being fair.
tl;dr -- Wouldn't work.