What has better resale..black or hard chrome?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by BaileyMoto, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. BaileyMoto

    BaileyMoto New Member

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    Feb 24, 2008
    Even though I have an LCP on order, I just bought a p-3at..shrug, maybe I have a problem. Anywho, while I am waiting for my 5 days to clear, I still have the option of deciding between black and hard chrome. I'll admit, the hard chrome looked a tad cleaner, especially the extractor. With that said, if I don't give the p-3at to the ol' lady or my mother (she's been wanting a small pistol), I may sell it after the LCP proves to be reliable.

    What's generally an easier pistol to sell, black or chrome?
     
  2. sprinter1

    sprinter1 New Member

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    Jan 1, 2006
    I think you should be asking what the resale will be on the LCP ;D Why have of a copy when you now have the real thing.
     

  3. boatnsc

    boatnsc New Member

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    Sep 22, 2007
    l should know the answer ,but what does LCP mean?
     
  4. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    http://ruger.com/LCP/
     
  5. boatnsc

    boatnsc New Member

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    Sep 22, 2007
  6. RAT76

    RAT76 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Oklahoma
    Little Cute Pistol
     
  7. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought New Member

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    Jul 23, 2007
    LCP stands for "Lamentably Counterfeit Pistol" :) ;)

    IMO, the hard chrome will most likely fare slightly better at the time of re-sale...if I were not the customer as I prefer the blued model.
     
  8. theheater905

    theheater905 New Member

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    Feb 8, 2008
    I bet Ruger doesn't even come close to having a Service Dept like KT. Try getting stuff sent free from them a few years down the road. Stay with the real thing in HC.
     
  9. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    This post topic IS.

    Please continue.

    LCP can be discussed in other guns ;)

    BTW, I would preffer the black, but it seems HC carries a premiun
     
  10. BaileyMoto

    BaileyMoto New Member

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    Feb 24, 2008
    My bad. I guess I opened a can of worms by mentioning the LCP. Anywho, thanks for the replies.
     
  11. Bobo

    Bobo Active Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    To get back to the original question...

    It depends a bit on what is available in your area when you go to sell it.

    If hard chromes are hard to find (and they often are) and someone really wants one you could get a very good price.

    Blue are generally easier to find, but are also the least expensive, so you may find more people looking to buy one which will make it easier to sell.

    Parkerized are sort of "in between" the other two.

    Bobo
     
  12. Wilson

    Wilson New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    When buying used pre-owned P-3ATs I offer $50-$60 more for hard chromed over blued. I no longer buy Parkerized Kel-Tec pistols (personal preference).

    Wilson – who’s prepared to make you a low-ball offer if & when :D
     
  13. sprinter1

    sprinter1 New Member

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    Jan 1, 2006
    When buying used pre-owned P-3ATs I offer $50-$60 more for hard chromed over blued. I no longer buy Parkerized Kel-Tec pistols (personal preference).

    Wilson – who’s prepared to make you a low-ball offer if & when :D
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    That's good to know :)

    Sprinter - who’s prepared to make you a low-ball offer on Parkerized used pre-owned P-3ATs
     
  14. Zell

    Zell New Member

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    Feb 20, 2008
    I think you can never go wrong with black. Anything in black always has a higher re-sale value.
     
  15. hotwheels

    hotwheels Guest

    Hard chrome sure was hard to find where I live...