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Old 09-29-2012, 10:08 PM #1
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Killing dye resale ?!?!?!

I know this is more of a rant but i have been shooting dye products and guns since way back. It drives me insane the way people kill the resale of our guns. I have a total of about 10 matrixes and I need to sell my dm12 for some personal reasons but all everyone wants to offer is like $600. That makes me crazy!! And I see other older models eclipse bob long etc going for retail prices now. It just makes me angry. I refuse to sell my high end gun for peanuts. Sorry for the rant just wanted to see if there was anyone else who feels the same way
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:55 PM #2
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That's what happens when you release a new model every year. No different with paintball guns than any other product.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:58 PM #3
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That's what happens when you release a new model every year. No different with paintball guns than any other product.
QFT. Dye does it to themselves. They're so determined to change the milling and release it as a "new" marker. Don't blame the players, blame Dye for releasing new models for no other reason to release new models.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:05 PM #4
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Players continue to sell the old model for dirt and buy the new model for MSRP. Dye isn't forcing anyone to buy the new one. And they aren't taking the hit when resale drops.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:10 AM #5
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i feel you pain bro same here i have a dm12 tiger lime and all I'm getting is 650 for it i love the way this guns shoot but this is my last dye marker ever!!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:57 AM #6
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Use it to your advantage and only buy used guns. The worst that could go wrong is you have to change some o-rings and pop in a new 9 volt (assuming the previous owner did not back up over the marker with an 18-wheeler).

You also need to consider that less people are playing, so the secondary market for guns is increasing in size as people quit and decreasing demand as less people are picking those markers up.

You also have markers from other manufacturers that perform relatively close with the dm but retail brand new for cheaper and resale even lower. You could buy a dm12 for 600 or a bob long closer for like 200. I said similar performance not exact .
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:43 AM #7
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Buying a new marker is like buying a new car, the minute you shoot it, the value drops 35%.. It's a crock of crap but from a business standpoint it makes perfect sense. Players choose to purchase the gear at the companies asking price, then will either make the choice to sell it or keep it when they are done. It's all how you want to interpret it and what you choose. Like he said ^^^^ just buy used markers for the ridiculously low prices and keep it til you don't/can't play any longer, then give it to a nephew or whatnot, might as well keep the sport alive rather than be bitter over resale value.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:24 PM #8
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Players continue to sell the old model for dirt and buy the new model for MSRP. Dye isn't forcing anyone to buy the new one. And they aren't taking the hit when resale drops.
this exactly. dye could care less what 2nd hand prices are going for. all they care about is people buying the new dm12 or 13 in a few months for full MSRP.

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Use it to your advantage and only buy used guns. The worst that could go wrong is you have to change some o-rings and pop in a new 9 volt (assuming the previous owner did not back up over the marker with an 18-wheeler).
qft, a dm9 for 300 dollars, im not complaining haha.
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