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    What am I missing here?

    Recent sale of a Swissicon K-31 w/extras: http://www.gunbroker.com/item/716387574
    Is this price realistic?

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    Too Much

    A bit costly to be sure but looks to be in good/clean condition. The add-ons - ammunition and bayonet, sheath and frog bumps the price about $250 to $300. And obviously there were some bidders that got caught up in the moment. The prices for good examples have been steadily rising. All in all, I'd say they paid about $250 too much but that's just me.

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    I bought my last K 31 around 2005, and paid $79 for it. Bought a bayonet a few years later for I think around 30 and $4-5 for a muzzle protector. I have several cases ,480 rounds, of GP 11 bought for around $120 each.

    The last time I looked the K 31 rifles I saw were going for around $250, so IMHO that package with everything probably went a little north of twice what it is worth.

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    Yes it is in nice condition but I suspect the stock may have been sanded/refinished. I'm not 100 percent sure but it looks almost too good. I missed the boat when these were available at low cost. Salt Flat

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    Just bought a friend 480 rounds of 7.5 and asked him what he paid for his K31icon...$225.00 which included shipping and looking back it was a good deal

    Today where I live they are listed up to one thousand dollars and IMO that is nuts. Want one and could have bought it a couple years ago for under $400.00 but snooze you lose and I did snooze so no one to blame but myself. Will find one eventually, patience needed which isn't my strong point.
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    I was fortunate enough to collect all the common Swissicon variants well they were cheap (IG 1889, IG 96/11, IG 1911, K11, K31). All of those other than the IG 1889 were 300$ or less. In Canadaicon if I were to sell them at the moment I could likely sell them for 3200$ which is about double what I have in them. Not selling them as I love my Swiss collection (and I am expanding it not shrinking it), but it makes you wonder how others are getting into this hobby.


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    Just keep saying to yourself:
    AUCTION, it was an AUCTION...
    Go to a live auction some time and watch people pay WAY more than what something is worth, because you have the 'he outbid me, daganbit' mentality,
    and realize it is the same thing on-line.
    I have sold a few things at on-line auction sites, and marvelled at the tripple-what-it-was-worth that someone would pay, and dimfounded at the openning
    bid price that never went up, not one penny.
    That is the nature of auctions, and that is why auctions are NOT a good way to judge what something is ACTUALY worth, just as the price someone paid a
    few years back.
    Heck, I once bought a BRAND NEW car WITH Air Conditioning for $3,411.08, off the lot! And gas was 35 cent a gallon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LooneyToon View Post
    Go to a live auction some time and watch people pay WAY more than what something is worth, because you have the 'he outbid me, daganbit' mentality....
    Both the weekly auctions I go to are at VFWs with full bars. Imagine how bad that mentality can get there. I know someone that paid twice what a WWII machete and entrenching shovel are worth because of that.
    What? No. Not me. But yes, I will have another Bud Light, thank you.

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