I’ve almost got my wife convinced that air guns are a good investment

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    Flintsack
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    I’ve always believed in investments I can touch feel and play with. Tangible objects I can hold.

    There is something about a classic, with beautiful wood and shiny metal to make me smile. What’s that worth?

    A gentleman who Is a state highway patrol officer once told me, it just makes him feel better to have one of his nice older rifles on display while he is hanging out relaxing after work.  I know exactly what he means.

    Great value, great ROI. And you can shoot it!

    Mike

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    Cherokee140
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    "Investment" to me is I bought it for X, now I sell it for X+Y%.  I don't know of many air guns that fall into this formula.  I am sure someone will come up and say they have.  What does not count is someone saying they COULD sell for _________.  Till money is in hand not likely.

    SOME firearms fall into this, SOME cars…..things like that, but in general I would not put an air gun in the +

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    Raden1942
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    I like to go to flea markets and buy old benjamin pistols and such and reseal them. Problem is I never sell them so….. Whatever. I could make twice my money spent selling ones I have. As far as buying a 1500 dollar airgun your probably only going to lose money. Get an airgun blue book and go to estate sales and flea markets and offer 20 bucks on a 60 dollar gun and fix it. Every once in awhile you will run into a gem that's worth a couple hundred. Or like me you found a daisy bb gun worth like 1000 bucks. Unfortunately that dude knew exactly how much his gun was worth lol. Anyway there are ways to invest in airguns but it takes skill, knowledge and luck. I love it though. 

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    "Investment" to me is I bought it for X, now I sell it for X+Y%.  I don't know of many air guns that fall into this formula.  I am sure someone will come up and say they have.  What does not count is someone saying they COULD sell for _________.  Till money is in hand not likely.

    SOME firearms fall into this, SOME cars…..things like that, but in general I would not put an air gun in the +

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    I think you missed the point of my post to a certain degree. There is value in an asset that you can utilize. There is value in an asset that makes you feel better, and you enjoy.

    There are many folks on this and other sites, who have done very well investing in air guns as a hobby.  You can do extremely well on an X plus Y basis.  That said, I almost never buy a new airgun, certainly less than 2% of my purchases. Just like a car, the day you buy a new air gun it is worth at least 25% less than you paid for it. They’re almost as bad as boats.

    On the other hand, if you make a good buy on a used field target or benchrest rifle, you will almost always get your money back. And if you make a good buy on a classic or vintage air rifle, you will make money most every time.  You can also snipe deals on scopes etc. 

    PLUS I GET TO ENJOY THEM. 
     

    mike

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    jps2486
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    If I can buy an airgun and use it for 2 or 3 years, then get 75 percent back (provided it's in perfect condition).  I feel that what I lost on it was worth it for my enjoyment of it's use.  Buy a set of golf clubs and use them for two weeks and see what you get back for them-NADA!

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    intenseaty22
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    & will allow your family to eat (Squirrel & Rabbit etc) when all the chicken runs out during a Pandemic viral outbreak. 

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    Flintsack
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    I was just shooting one of my investments. It’s an approximately 20-year-old springer made by Air Arms. The model is a pro elite. It’s an absolute gorilla of a springer. This one is in 17 caliber which is extremely rare, it’s shooting up close to 20 foot pounds And is an absolute laser.

    I cheated and used some of my 20-year-old Crossman field target pellets. The group is five shots at 45 yards from a front rest. 
     

     

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    boscoebrea
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    Well then for others an investments is something  you would never sell because it is an investment to your wants,many would say the looks,feel and quality….now think those very few springer rifles that gentleman in  England made,name started with am W….

       The word invest has different meaning to different people…for me it would be something I could not afford butt got it anyhow,LOL

       Invest,yea I had a 1966Shelby Mustang,it was not an investment,it was fun,5years after I sold it  is when it  became an investment.

       Your body is your best investment.

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    luxurycat
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    Dear Air Gun Universe,

    We've been told our whole lives to case our guns, condition our air supply, use a dust cap.  Not to mention cover your optics in order to maintain a healthy air gun environment.  Collecting may have adverse effects.

    According to Dr. Lux, a world-renowned air gunner – many so called "PCP Airguns" in the American Airgun market can lead to dangerous addictive behavior, that could be expanding your collection.

    "This toxic behavior may cause micro-tears to form in fragile collector eyes – allowing bacteria and waste products to seep into your body." Says Dr. Lux.

    This harmful condition is best known as "Airgun Collector" and it's affecting millions of people nationwide. Warning signs include weight gain, credit problems, marital obstacles, fatigue, digestive discomfort, stiff, achy joints, and even eye and skin problems.

    Dr. Lux explains, "These side effects are often mistaken for normal signs of aging, because an airgun collection usually develops over a matter of years, and sometimes even decades. But I can assure you, the damage caused by these so called "healthy collections" is far from normal."

    The good news is this problem can be easily fixed from your own home.

    "It's very simple, you just have to know which Airguns are actually healthy, and which have only personal value, no after market value," he goes on to explain.

    By simply eliminating these harmful airguns, Dr.  Lux has seen thousands of his own patients make recoveries. (In fact, he even lost 13 airguns himself!)

    Now, after years of research, Dr. Lux has decided to release an informative video to the public – free and uninterrupted – showcasing exactly which airguns you need to avoid. And which airguns in your collection need to be donated to an up in coming Airgun collector.

    "Good health is one of life's toughest obstacles," he explains. "So, if this video can help people achieve that, I'll be thrilled to hear I was of help."

    The video may go viral, first being shared by users on Facebook, then may be featured on news sites like ABC and CBS.

    So far, the comments and feedback have been outstanding, with thousands of collectors feeling better than they have in decades.

    A parody? A paradox? Or is it???

    Yours,  Luxurycat

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    Flintsack
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       Invest,yea I had a 1966Shelby Mustang,it was not an investment,it was fun,5years after I sold it  is when it  became an investment.

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    I had a 65 fastback 289 4 speed 4 barrel in 1979 (loved that car)!  I fixed it up including painting it white with maroon Shelby stripes (I know it wasn’t a Shelby, but I was in High school…).   Loved that car and had a $200+ % ROI when sold x + y =  💵 .

     

     

     

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    DirtyDovi
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    2 of my friends,  Franz and Skeeter both used to have 63 Corvette Split-Window Coups. 
    When they told me how much they initially paid for them back in the day compared to what they're worth now a days – now That's a fun investment! 
    Well.. not so much for poor Franz..  He let his go pretty dirt cheap.  lol   

    I look at my airguns,  my powder-burners,  and my photography equipment all as "investments" too. 
    If they hold a nice resale value – Even better.  For me though,  they're priceless at the time,  because they help me stay in a better frame of mind.
    I've always used those three things to help me 'self-medicate'.  

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    Sam –

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    steve123
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    I know of a guy that hurriedly sold his Jaguar to buy a collection of Wiscombs. I think he came out waaaay ahead on his investment, and in more ways than financially.

    Sheeesh, I also know wealthy guys that bought all kinds of exotic collector grade firearms that I'm sure will make "HUGE" profits if they sell, or to their loved ones post death. 

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    cea1960
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    My wife thinks my airguns are a good investment now.  Yesterday she went grocery shopping and found most the shelves bar.   Can't hunt in the backyard with a 22LR, but you can with an airgun!

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    sillymike
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    I'm not sure the better-half would go as far as saying that my airguns are a good investment…

    But, it's cheaper than many other hobby, and cheaper (and way more fun) than a therapist.

    • Had a bad day? Grab an airgun, shoot some targets… life is good.
    • Weather is crappy? Grab an airgun, go down to the basement shoot some targets… life is good.
    • Nephews are bored? Grad an airgun, shoot some targets… life is good.

     

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    TEXAS
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    Life is better when you don't lie, much less to your wife.

    Airguns are toys and hold no value after the original sale.

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    Flintsack
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    Life is better when you don't lie, much less to your wife.

    Airguns are toys and hold no value after the original sale.

    reply:  that’s twice now today, that you posted incredibly rude replies to comments. In one of them you infer that there is no CV 19 problem in the world. I’m all for free speech. However, if you don’t like me or my posts please just don’t read them.  Or if you must read them, keep your thoughts to yourself. There’s enough BS in the world right now without adding to it on an air gun site. And please don’t go down the freedom of speech path, It’s not an excuse to be rude.

    Mike

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    Flintsack
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    Airguns are toys

    Reply:  that’s like saying a 44 magnum is a toy. I’ve killed large animals with air guns. People have now killed animals as big as cape buffalo with air guns.

    Mike

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    TEXAS
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    Still just toys

     

    Flintsack

    Airguns are toys

    Reply:  that’s like saying a 44 magnum is a toy. I’ve killed large animals with air guns. People have now killed animals as big as cape buffalo with air guns.

    Mike

     

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    Flintsack
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    Still just toys. 
     

    reply:  I am AOK with you disagreeing with me. However, it would be nice if you backed it up with Some facts. 

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    FredAZ
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    Tools or Toys — ALL gun (yes, PB's) fit both categories.

    Unless you are LE, Military or putting meat on the table, all guns are more toys than tools.

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