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    Default HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    A customer of mine (single guy) contacted me about selling his HIGH end AR as he has come down with some medical problems that will severely hamper his abilities to get out to shoot it. I capitalized high because he has over 5K in the build. He has not even shot it yet. Didn't have the heart to tell him that it will probably be a tough gun to sell without taking a major loss.

    Anyone think of a place that caters to people with deep pockets for a custom AR? He is going to send me pictures and a listing of all the parts in the build and I'll see what I can do for him. But a 5K home built AR? It's one thing if it were coming from JP Enterprises or another high end AR maker but I think tough to sell a 5k homebuilt.
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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    Quote Originally Posted by Xringshooter View Post
    A customer of mine (single guy) contacted me about selling his HIGH end AR as he has come down with some medical problems that will severely hamper his abilities to get out to shoot it. I capitalized high because he has over 5K in the build. He has not even shot it yet. Didn't have the heart to tell him that it will probably be a tough gun to sell without taking a major loss.

    Anyone think of a place that caters to people with deep pockets for a custom AR? He is going to send me pictures and a listing of all the parts in the build and I'll see what I can do for him. But a 5K home built AR? It's one thing if it were coming from JP Enterprises or another high end AR maker but I think tough to sell a 5k homebuilt.
    Best bet is probably disassembly and selling the parts separately. He might get half his money out of it that way.
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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    Gotta figure part of that is a high end optic and/or laser and/or sight that may be somewhat marketable as a stand alone item.
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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    An all high end parts home build is just as good or most of the time way better then any factory built gun where they cut cost and use standard parts to be competitive. There is no way he is going to get exactly what he has in it, because most people think home built rifles are junk. I don't understand this because the parts are all high quality parts and there really isn't that much assembly required. If you get a person in the know and knows what all the parts cost and what has been put into the rifle, they will understand why it's not a $1,500 rifle. The only down side is that the parts chosen may not be exactly what the buyer would want. It has to be the right person, someone will buy it.

    Have him make a list of all the components and cost to keep with the gun, it will help with the sale.

    No mater how many rifles I built, I don't think I could hit $5,000 without putting a $2,500 optic on it...

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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    Don't forget what I think is the biggest factor...what percentage of gun owners would go that high on an AR15 to start with?
    His name was Duncan Lemp

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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    Anyone willing to put 5k into a homebrewed AR is going to build their own, not buy someone else's idea of the perfect gun. Parting it out is the only way to get anything out of it.

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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    Quote Originally Posted by :-) View Post
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    And it looks like we have a buyer.
    His name was Duncan Lemp

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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    He would be lucky to get half unless he has $3K worth of glass and military grade accessories (PEQ-15) hanging off it. Paying big dollars for a custom look almost never gets your money back and lets face it once you hit about $2K and Iím being generous anything else you do is with diminishing returns.

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    Default Re: HIGH end AR wanting to be sold

    I will give him $400 U.S. Straight up. Let me know😜
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