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Old 03-01-2021, 01:40 AM
krdomingue krdomingue is online now
 
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I am not going to defend auction prices, but you can get a lot of the more rare birds on it. The same ones will still turn up in luck of the draw purchases or in store finds, but not all of us live in driving distance of a store and luck of the draw will most likely not provide me the plugged M1C, or IHC with an original SA barrel. The likelihood of me drawing a 6 mil SA by mail order is next to nil. (When you consider the tax you pay in the store, my auction 6 mil rifle was about $20 more.)

I have made 8 purchases from the Auction in the last 6ish years. (I have bided on 40+ auctions that I lost and a couple hundred that I didn't bother because they had already gone past my strike price.) Six I got what I want at what still feels like a reasonable price and two I paid too much for. A Winchester mixmaster that was nothing special and a 50 Cal USMC Urtel scope. The scope was a decent price at the time, but 50 cal prices have come down a lot since then. In my defense of the Winchester, the CMP was not offering any for sale at the time and there were not that many showing up for sale at all. The Philippine returns seems to have plus sized the available supply.

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