Thinking about selling a gun? Here's how to find out how much it's worth ...
You need to have an accurate idea of used gun values if you’re looking to sell your gun.
How much should you list it for?
Advertise your gun for too much money and you won’t get any takers; sell a gun cheaply and you walk away from what could be a decent sum. Follow these steps to get it right.
- Start by researching how much similar guns – and guns in an equal condition – are being sold for. Look at our second-hand gun review section to see recommended prices.
- Is there something special about your gun that means it deserves a higher price tag? It could be in fine condition, or only fired a few rounds, or offer a unique history. If you can, try not to be sentimental about the value you attach to the gun. Other people might not share your view.
- If these selling points aren’t enough to drive up the asking price, you should make sure you include them in your gun for sale advertisement. The more detail you can give in your description, the more successful it will be.
- You need to decide if it’s more important to sell a gun for the right price, or sell your gun fast. If you will only part with your gun for the right price, you must be prepared to wait for the right buyer. Of course, if you’re looking to sell your gun quickly, you must be prepared to lower your price if you don’t have any immediate takers.
- If you ask for too much money, your gun probably won’t sell.
- When you’ve decided on a price, it’s time to consider the best way to advertise the gun. For £20 you can advertise your gun for two months on Shooting UK, a website that attracts over 410,000 page views a month.
- If you sell a gun on ShootingUK Marketplace, you can edit the advertisement at any time. This allows you to drop the price if no one is taking the bait. You can also edit the description, if you find you need to include more information. In addition, you can add footage of you using the gun and photographs.
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