Counter Offer?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by alzona, May 8, 2009.

  1. alzona

    alzona New Member

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Prescott, AZ
    There's a listing in my local paper for a "Keltec 380 125 rounds ammo $275."  Seems to me the price is pretty high considering I can special order it through my local dealer NEW and with warranty for $250.  So assuming this is standard stock 3AT and in decent shape, what would a decent counter-offer be?  I've never seen one of these used in any of the racks I've visited.
     
  2. mhiland

    mhiland New Member

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    Nov 25, 2008
    If it includes 125 rounds ammo with the gun, I'd say it's a STEAL!

    As others will tell you, the warranty is not really an issue.  Kel-Tec will still honor the warranty, even if you're not the original owner.

    If the seller's ad simply means that only 125 rounds have been fired through the gun, then it's still fairly "new" -- only slightly broken in, which is a good thing.  $275 isn't exactly highway robbery (even w/o the ammo), but you might try to talk him down some.

    How long would you have to wait to get a new one ordered through your LGS at $250?  If the wait is worth it to you, you probably won't do much better than that these days.
     

  3. alzona

    alzona New Member

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Prescott, AZ
    For what it's worth, there's a few under glass locally for about $280 new. The place I'd order from is cheaper and I've been told it would take a week or so. Do I counter and for what?
     
  4. ralfus

    ralfus New Member

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    May 8, 2009
    You need to ask the guy if it comes with 125 rounds of ammo. That's what it sounds like to me and in the current market that ammo is worth $50-100 depending on what ammo it is.
     
  5. mhiland

    mhiland New Member

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    Nov 25, 2008
    Depends on if it comes with 125 rounds of ammo or not. If it does, don't counter. Get off the computer and call him IMMEDIATELY!

    If it doesn't come with the ammo, I would say $225-230 would be a VERY good price on a used p3at. But given the laws of supply and demand in today's market, I haven't seen anyone selling them for that low around here!
     
  6. Hoopster

    Hoopster New Member

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    Jan 10, 2009
    That sounds like a great deal. Some people might pay that much for the ammo alone these days. ;D
    You could always start low like $225 or $250 but if I was the seller I wouldn't budge from that asking price for anything. You may also want to see how many magazines he has. They only come with one so extras would be added value also.
     
  7. mhiland

    mhiland New Member

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    Nov 25, 2008
    You also have to consider the fees that your LGS would add on top of the $250 (sales tax, shipping, etc.). You might not walk out of there for less than $275 anyway.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose New Member

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    Jun 22, 2005
    If you really want one, then run, don't walk, and get it.
    Around here, they don't last a week, and for more than that.
    The 125 rds of any ammo makes it better.
     
  9. GunSmoke16610

    GunSmoke16610 New Member

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    Apr 30, 2009
    I would take it at this price if its as advertised.
     
  10. billjohnso20

    billjohnso20 Active Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    I paid $275.00 for mine new at my LGS. With 125 rounds of ammo I'd gladly pay the asking price if I had the funds.
     
  11. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    oh, where might that be ;)
     
  12. alzona

    alzona New Member

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Prescott, AZ
    OK, I called but had to leave a message on a cell phone. Who knows what will come of it. Thanks for all the input- I love KTOG for this reason- a lot of fellow gun nuts on the computer when they should be working all waiting to help me out with a question.
     
  13. mhiland

    mhiland New Member

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    Nov 25, 2008
    SSSSSHHHHHHHHH!!!!! :eek:
     
  14. BillK

    BillK New Member

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    Jul 23, 2007
    Reading these posts make me so glad I had the foresight to buy two P3ATs (well if the truth be known so I'd have one mainly for practice and the other mainly for carry). I've got a Blued/Black (J2Rxx) and a HC/Gray (JPMxx) and would have to be offered a handsome price before I'd sell either. If I were down to one I'd have to be certain that it could readily be replaced before I'd consider selling it at any but a most ridiculously high price.


    Take care...
     
  15. KelTex78

    KelTex78 New Member

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    Jan 10, 2009
    The cheapest P3AT I have seen all year was $329 new. Every one I have seen in the gun shops has been overpriced.
     
  16. alzona

    alzona New Member

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Prescott, AZ
    Again, thanks guys. I should have jumped on it sooner. I left message but no reply which to me means one thing . . . Anyway, now I have a little better idea of what I'm looking at spending to get one.