Originally Posted by excessiveego
i do dissagree on some of the not rare due to factory anno thing tho, companies that still put serial numbers on their guns know what color they were annod from the factory and some were limited anno runs, such as my patriot edition black magic cocker.......
and then some companies (fusions come to mind) released so many of each color and specifically numbered them "X of XX" so technically those would be limited eventho the bodies are all identical, because each is numbered.... eventho that is a gimmick imo
but i do agree, there are too many people claiming to have rare or 1of1 guns
You may have a Rare
Ano job on your Cocker but the Marker
itself... is but one of several thousands
just like it.
Even still, its no special feat and anyone can etch, laser or stamp a serial number on a Marker
so it looks authentic and no one will ever be the wiser, except for maybe
In this industry serial numbers are pretty much meaningless unless you have to return a Marker
within the “warranty” period for repairs and/or replacement. And even then, the factory will do everything in it’s power to not have to give away parts or a new Marker
. Even worse, what good is a serial number if there is no longer a factory to support the product? So you have a 1 of 5 rare
gem, say you?... How would anyone verify its authenticity other than trying to research on the web, “the most reliable source of information”?
Either way, these threads are a total waste of time & space, PERIOD. The true value of a Marker
depends on what the owner perceives it to be based on how much the individual paid for it, how much money the spent on true performance upgrades, how long they’ve owned it (things tend to depreciate over time), and the overall condition/working state of the marker
For instance, I have a Texas Storm Timmy that I bought for $1150 when they were released which I still have it to this day. Even though I have plenty of newer Markers, The Storm is my Primary Marker
as that is the one that feels more like a natural extension me. While most Storms these days sell for about $200 I would NEVER, EVER in a million years whore it out at that INSULT of a price. To me, the $1150 I spent on it, Plus the additional $350 I spent on it over the years to fully Alias it out and anodize the frame to match the factory ano make it a $1500 Marker
. In my eyes, selling a $1500 for $200 like some destitute Crack Whore is disgusting and value my dollar far too much to ever do that. I’d rather let it hang on my wall ‘til I’m old & gray than prostitute it out like that.
Too boot, it’s still one of, if not THEEE best Markers on ANY Field I step to with it. And EVERYONE loves it. I get offers on it all the time and the answer is always the same...
Not unless you have $1,000. They laugh and tell me I’m crazy but when I take the opposite side of the field, they realize my price was not unreasonable. I had one of Rage’s D2 guys play with it for a match and he was blown away by how amazing it shot. He plucked more than half of the opposing players all by himself.
It’s those kinds of things that determine a Marker’s value/worth, NOT the going crack whore rates.