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Old April 5th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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$735 For Normal Glock 19?

While browsing, I noticed something strange... a seller on gunbroker appears to be selling his Glock 19 for $735 in four seperate auctions. I've never seen anyone do this.

The slide, barrel and spring: $430
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=280904810

The complete lower: $250
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=280951025

The box & manual: $18
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=281002488

The mags and loader: $37
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=281023003

The seller appears to have done this with a number of guns. More power to him if he can find buyers, but I think it's kind of ridiculous.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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I guess it's no different than parting out a car for profit. Seems like too much effort to me.


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He's optimistic, too!

What will suck for him is if he sells the lower half and gets stuck with an upper that now matches nothing.


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Old April 6th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #4
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I think with a Glock that's a little silly, but that's the only way I could sell my right-handed Blackout. As a complete rifle, I couldn't get $900 for it, but parted out, I got $760 just for the upper, *alone*.


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Old April 6th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #5
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I have parted out a few cars, its easy to make money on a car. There are not enough parts on a gun to make it worth while with reasonable prices...
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Old April 6th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #6
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If he found a profitable gap in the market, more power to him.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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You can buy the whole gun, lightly used, for the price of the upper. Or one of Lou's G21 LE trade-ins.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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He's being creative. I've always been amazed at prices I get for items on eBay. I just sold a Bushnell Holosight that I bought new for $250 and used for 2 years for $270 this week.


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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #9
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notice how he has no bids, and i expect he wont get any on the main parts. someone might buy the mags, but i dont expect someone to buy half a gun at those prices.

someone mentioned getting stuck with the upper "which doesnt match anything". does this matter? if you sell (or buy) a gun, do all of the serials HAVE to match? and which part is the regulated part? the upper or the lower?
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Ah, Gunbroker.

Where half-baked business models go to die.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #11
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someone mentioned getting stuck with the upper "which doesnt match anything". does this matter? if you sell (or buy) a gun, do all of the serials HAVE to match? and which part is the regulated part? the upper or the lower?
It doesn't matter. But if you don't have a Glock frame, a Glock upper is only really effective as a paperweight.

The lower is the firearm.


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notice how he has no bids, and i expect he wont get any on the main parts. someone might buy the mags, but i dont expect someone to buy half a gun at those prices.

someone mentioned getting stuck with the upper "which doesnt match anything". does this matter? if you sell (or buy) a gun, do all of the serials HAVE to match? and which part is the regulated part? the upper or the lower?
No, nothing has to match, but some European manufacturers like to serialize everything. I know H&K for example serializes barrel, slide, and frame and uses date codes, all in German tradition.


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Old April 7th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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It doesn't matter. But if you don't have a Glock frame, a Glock upper is only really effective as a paperweight.

The lower is the firearm.
cant you still sell the upper for someone to use on a lower? or use the upper on a different upper? i dont see why it becomes useless.
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cant you still sell the upper for someone to use on a lower? or use the upper on a different upper? i dont see why it becomes useless.
Yeah, but how often to people really need a new Glock slide and barrel? Sometimes, I'm sure, but it's not like selling an AR upper.

Also, if someone were to buy a new upper/lower for their Glock and decides to sell it later. I wouldn't buy a mismatched Glock unless it was REALLY cheap. Like, $100 or something. There's too many perfectly matching used Glocks out there.


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Old April 10th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #17
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I joined GSSF ($80 for 3 years) and bought a new gen4 19 for $399, and plan on getting a 17 next year and then something else the year after and then letting my membership lapse, GSSF is well worth the price of admission
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I joined GSSF ($80 for 3 years) and bought a new gen4 19 for $399, and plan on getting a 17 next year and then something else the year after and then letting my membership lapse, GSSF is well worth the price of admission
And this has what to do with the topic at hand?


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And this has what to do with the topic at hand?
Maybe he is just bragging. Also he just paid $399 for a full gun instead of $430 for an upper.
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And this has what to do with the topic at hand?
The title of the thread is "$735 For Normal Glock 19? ".

He stated he can get one for $399.

I think the comment is relevant.


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