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Old 02-17-2013, 11:58 AM #1
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Viking values dropping big time?

Just my imagination or have the high priced $1000 milled vikings only going for $500-$700 nowadays.
When i am bored I will see whats selling here mcarter brown and ebay and boy it just seems like values are tanking..even though they are getting more and more rare. Am I the only one noticing this?
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:48 PM #2
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People that would pay top dollar have theirs already or would put money toward EvilM.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:42 PM #3
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I think everything took a dump.. That's what happens when people want money fast. Paintball is a luxury sport and I guess it suffers when the economy is tested.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:58 PM #4
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It always seems like they are cheapest this time of year. I have found though that the prices start to come back towards the end of April when everyone starts playing again.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:18 PM #5
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It always seems like they are cheapest this time of year. I have found though that the prices start to come back towards the end of April when everyone starts playing again.
What's odd about that, is this is usually the time of the year when people have a bit of spare cash due to tax returns.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:30 PM #6
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Not everyone gets tax money returned to them. Some end up owing instead, which is obviously worse than breaking even.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:36 PM #7
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I think the market gets flooded through the winter and tax season. A friend of mine was trying to pick up a nice Viking last year in may and it took about a month to find one. People wanted $400+ for an unmilled 03.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:00 PM #8
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Lots of folks tend to have money issues around the holidays and the kids have issues when they need to buy books for the spring semester. Usually the kids tend to sell their gear in January when the credit card bills catch up to them or when they've blown through their cash. I love buying gear around this time of year. You see the sell off occur in the fall too. Although it's to a lesser extent.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:52 PM #9
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Not everyone gets tax money returned to them. Some end up owing instead, which is obviously worse than breaking even.
True, which is why some people are forced to sell at lower price levels right about now.

Long story short, this time of year is generally a buyer's market.
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It really just depends on the milling style. There has been a handful of Vikings that have sold for way over the 4 digit price point in the last half year.
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And if we could ever raid PopeNewb's house we could get a whole lot more of those type of guns to return to the market.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:18 PM #12
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It really just depends on the milling style. There has been a handful of Vikings that have sold for way over the 4 digit price point in the last half year.
I mainly saw some nice jmj featherlite milled ones for $500 range. Never saw those for under $800-1000 in the past.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:22 AM #13
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dibs on the next featherlite that pops up for 500
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:19 AM #14
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dibs on the next featherlite that pops up for 500
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140916184883... 4.m1423.l2649
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:41 PM #15
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Well, I think I have bought some of the gats your talking about
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:33 PM #16
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Honestly, viking and excal prices had gone up over the last few years IMO.

In late 2005-early 2007 I was able to buy nicely milled and anodized vikings all day for $500-$600 (swirl featherlight, jmj factory, DC fsp). I suspect this lull was caused by viking owners branching out to try new markers after AKA stopped production.

2008-2012 I actually saw several of the exact same markers I had picked up for ~$550 listed for $700, $800+

The agd emag and xmags experienced a similar trend from what I have seen as well.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:24 PM #17
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And if we could ever raid PopeNewb's house we could get a whole lot more of those type of guns to return to the market.
Hi son, http://www.pbnation.com/member.php?u=389852, put at least a few of them back in the wild.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:37 PM #18
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Listed != sold for. Alot of those listed for 700+ sit until the price comes down.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:00 PM #19
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I think for the most part Viking prices have been staying the same, but there have been 2-3 outliers in the past month or two.
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Unfortunately, that person wants $1200 or so for it. It's been listed at least twice, getting a lower starting bid point each time, but his reserve and BIN price have been up there around $1200.

It's nice, but I sold one like that, but with red and black anno, for around $575 a year ago. Luckily, it was a local deal, but I have seen it pop up either here, on MCB, or CL (Not sure which it was) not too long ago.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:42 PM #21
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I think more accurately the market has gone dormant. There simply aren't as many of anything being listed any more. There are a bunch of aka guns that have been shelved in people's closets and they ain't movin around like they used to!

For those that are being sold though the collectors have thinned out and gotten picky. And there are newer lighter more user friendly guns that have now caught up to the viking and excal. Only took 10 years but we are now talking about a marker that is no longer equal to the best ones out there. Thus the market for the lower end aka guns has gotten especially bad. Just ask Larry how many stock 04 kits he has sold!
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