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Old 10-04-2012, 03:02 AM #1
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Need Help badly about gun

I want to buy a gun but I have a 250$ budget. I'm willing to rent tanks and hoppers but atm i need help trying to figure out between these two deals.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/for/3306150397.html
^ The guy said he'll budge to 275 but ill see if i can budge to 250.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/for/3312735308.html
^ this guy said he's willing to meet up at my local retail paintball store to get tank rehydroed

and this guy: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/spo/3306809055.html
^ never contacted me back. i want a gun before this saturday so i dont think this guy will contact me before that.

HELP ME CHOOSE PLEASE!

Note: what should I be concerned about when I purchase stuff through B/S/T (craiglist). what questions should i always ask about guns/tanks/hoppers?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:12 AM #2
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Also: If a gun needs to be hydroed .... can it still be fired? Cause the guy said he'll rehydro it on his own if i let him. how will i tell if he really did rehydro or not?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:34 AM #3
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Just my opinion but if you are going to buy used id buy from someone here on pbn with positive feedback. Your sure to get a nice working gun from these guys and im sure they will help you out. You can post in the wtb area and add your budget. You will get a bunch of good offers.
If you are focused on these 3, I would go with the etek. They are great workhorses imo and wont let you down. Easy maintenance and top reliability. You should really spend the extra few dollars to get the etek. You will be happy you did.
You can always ask him if he has a shooting video he can email you

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:46 AM #4
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Just my opinion but if you are going to buy used id buy from someone here on pbn with positive feedback. Your sure to get a nice working gun from these guys and im sure they will help you out. You can post in the wtb area and add your budget. You will get a bunch of good offers.
If you are focused on these 3, I would go with the etek. They are great workhorses imo and wont let you down. Easy maintenance and top reliability.
You can always ask him if he has a shooting video he can email you
Alright much thanks. I forgot to mention that this is in my local area so I'm driving to watch him test out the gun . But yeah, thanks for the feedback. I got a major brain cramp trying to decide between the etek and smart parts w/ tank offer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:49 AM #5
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Oh than thats awesome! Go for the etek bud! Sorry so many edits. My phone is being crappy
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:57 AM #6
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No problem hahaa. Not sure if you saw the question but ---

Note: what should I be concerned about when I purchase stuff through B/S/T (craiglist). what questions should i always ask about guns/tanks/hoppers?

The guy said he'd let me shoot the gun to make sure theres no "leaks" in the gun. Im very new to this so how will I tell if theres a leak, and is the leak the only problem I need to worry about when buying the gun?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:59 AM #7
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I'd lean towards buying from here but I understand your want to have it quickly. Find a friend who is KNOWS about the markers and can prove it, not just talk some game. Bring him with you to test the marker.

I figure it was a mistype but you hydro tanks not markers. A tank will have a small placard telling you the latest date. This is how the PB shops know it is good to fill and must be had in order to legally fill the tank.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:04 AM #8
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Yeah sorry I meant the tank. What do I need to look for when testing the marker? I mean when he pops in the tank and if i hear the leaks then I'm pretty much leaving.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:24 AM #9
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Yes. Also when you go to test make shure that parts externally do not wobble/rattle/etc, in my opinion be wary of excessive wear/ lots of abuse, I'm shure that the guy will probably not let you disasemble the marker onsite to inspect the internals, although you could ask him to do it. Look for extreme wear on the bolt, minimal is okay and expected. Watch for worn o-rings, cheap fix but a pain when the go out when you are playing. Having never handled/owned an etek, maybe some of the more knowledgeable guys can give you more information. Hope it helps!
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:17 AM #10
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Does anyone else think 250 for that etek is a little steep? These guys have you covered though. Ask how many shots have been through it, he should be able to pull up the shot counter on the screen there. Also ask him to take the bolt out so you can check it out. He said it has the cure 2 so google an image of that to make sure it matches up. other than that, I would just pop the reg off (it unscrews) and same with the barrel. One of my first buys, I bought a UL barrel and didn't take it apart and when I got home, the threads were stripped and it had been glued together hahaha. Anything that can come off very simply I would try to take off real quick. And yes see if you can bring a buddy who knows his guns. Lastly, always be polite and see if you can ask where he plays and all that. If he is willing to share all of that with you, odds are if anything goes wrong he will be a standup guy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:38 AM #11
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Does anyone else think 250 for that etek is a little steep?
Yuo are not along on that feeling. First thing I thought as well. Seems like the guy is tryign to get a little more back then the marker is actually worth
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:01 PM #12
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That's pretty common for Craigslist postings. If I needed to sell something at maximum price, I'd be putting it there myself. Reason being, you'll get folks who aren't up to speed on what gear is going for. The only other buyers you'll find are ones who specifically want a local buy. Take a browse around in the BST here to get an idea of what guns are going for in an active marketplace, it's significantly lower than what you'll typically see on CL.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:21 PM #13
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Via the "other" forum there is actually a thread called "Craigslist Fails". You should see some of the horrible gear sales people post on CL nationwide. Like one dude trying to get like $600-$700 for a "upped" Spyder
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:04 PM #14
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Hm. Yeah I tried to do research but Etek 2's aren't been sold as much on the internet. Only thing I saw an Etek 2 going for was 350 on ebay. im trying to get a gun before this saturday because im trying to play but i'm having a hard time trying to find the right gun and at the first glance this gun looks great. so im a bit lost here. what gun should i buy instead of the etek 2 then? my budget is 300. and i dont want the extcy even though its a great gun
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:35 PM #15
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Its not an awful price since it has the starframe and all, just high. Also forgot to mention in my prior post to make sure all the pixels on the screen worked.

I would not pay more than 200-180 for an etek 2. I mean for 300, if you look hard enough, you could get an etek 3. My main concerns are that you do not know what has been through that gun. The internals could have 500+ cases and be ready to fall apart. Im not saying they are, or that they will, or to scare you, but its a fact. You dont know what that gun has been through. Like others have said, prices are higher on craigslist usually. There are 2 types of paintball sales there, those who know selling to those who dont for a high price, or those who dont getting lowballed and accepting by those who do. I would try to get him to come down some more on that.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:55 PM #16
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When doing a search, if hoping to find via PBN, you really need to be on PBN when you do it. If you try to google it you may see a few links pop up that send you here but it wouldnt be nearly as good as doing a search through PBN's system.
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