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Old 10-10-2017, 07:35 PM   #1
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Where is the best place(Carson/Reno areas) to sell off a small collection that offers decent prices?
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:47 PM   #2
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Most gun stores will offer you 50 on the dollar. I know Carson Guns and Training on Williams Street will do consignment which is nice. Other than that this site is where I have moved the most guns for the best prices over the years.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:17 PM   #3
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If you dont want to deal with the actual sale yourself, then consignment is likely the best bet.

I wanted to trade in a shotgun at a local gun shop...they offered my $80 cash. I choose to consign with them instead and I got $169 instead. Took about 2 weeks to sell.

Usually, the shop will take 15-20% commission on consignment.
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Where is the best place(Carson/Reno areas) to sell off a small collection that offers decent prices?
No shop that intends to make a profit will give anywhere near the value of your guns (unless they're crap to begin with).

What sort of "collection" are you trying to sell? That might help in determining your best course of action.

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Putting the guns on consignment is going to be your best bet to get some money out of them. Selling them outright to a dealer is okay if you are in a hurry, but, as stated above, you will get a low price for them.

The place you choose will, of course, have to accept consignments. But, also, depending on the type of guns they are, some stores are better than others for different things such as modern tactical, antiques, revolvers, hunting guns, or your old aunt's collection of .25 ACP pistols.

Visit them all first, and see what they are doing. Talk to the owner. See what their take will be. It usually runs 15 or 20 percent. Find a place that is going to help you sell what you have. Good luck.
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You're not going to get a great price. Having said that, I'm not comfortable selling on person-to-person. I've found Willey Bros. in Reno to be better than most gun stores.
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You're not going to get a great price. Having said that, I'm not comfortable selling on person-to-person. I've found Willey Bros. in Reno to be better than most gun stores.
That and Macabee's is who I've done biz with.
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...I'm not comfortable selling on person-to-person.

You can legally ship a firearm to a buyer intrastate.

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Person to person on sites like Backpage is iffy at best, I wouldn't do it. But I have had nothing but terrific experiences here on this site. Just meet at a public well camera'd place. Also, if you want you can specify the buyer has a CCW and bring a bill of sale (Available for print from this site) for them to sign. You can also request a picture of their license/CCW beforehand to fill out your bill of sale.

Most members have no problems proving that we can pass a background check by showing our CCW.
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Depends what the collection is of. If there are any old military firearms in the collection, then I am sure plenty of people here (including me) would be interested in purchasing.
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