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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Marker prices?

is it me or is the paintball marker market really in a slum right now?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

middle range guns are in a slum right now, high end guns still are doing well, the problem is guns like the ions and others have made getting a fast shooting marker even cheaper and alot of the older blind electros have fallen off the deep end
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

It's all Smart Parts' fault.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

haha why?

But hoppers and tanks and everything are down the drain...
Go look on ebay, there are shockers going for like 80-120 bucks with halos!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

it's because peopel are realizing the poor quality of shockers.
I believe that the low prices are because of the overwhelming flood of new markers. Not that it's bad, it's simply how economics works.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

yea i guess so..
but i think im gonna try and pick up maybe 2 new markers this x-mas season and try to resell them next year or something...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

why would you expect to get what you paid for out of them? you know their value will drop.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

theres no gun I would buy then try to resell for a profit

Unless your buying broken crappy looking guns and can fix or anno them cheap and resell for a profit.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

i dont know, if you buy a gun and halo or a gun and pulse for 100 bucks its more or less profit for you because i know people that would buy a shocker from me for 200 dollars, and you get something else out of the deal...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:30 am    Post subject: Re: Marker prices?

Paintball guns are like cars, they are definately not an investment. The money you make off one sale can and usually will be lost on the next one. And the few that retain or gain value will only do so after many multiples of years.

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