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Newbie Listing Multiple Handguns

AdfundumAdfundum Member Posts: 1

I will be listing multiple handguns and inquiring what is the best auction duration. I was thinking just doing 14 days but wondering if it even needs to be that long and may discourage some buyers. I know I can do a buy-it now price but I am not confident on value as these are all post war guns with one being a vietnam bringback M1911A1.

Regarding the M1911A1, I have the .22 colt conversion kit in the box with instructions. Wondering if I should sell seperate or include it as part of the sale of the gun itself.


  • NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,472 ✭✭✭✭

    Somebody that knows more about selling should be along shortly. @Locust Fork is a great resource.

    Welcome to the forums! What other guns are you sellin'?

  • Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,159 ******

    Since it's unlikely someone will be bidding on them as Christmas presents, you're likely looking at a buyer who got money for Christmas and wants to buy a gun with it. I think you should let your auctions run with that time frame in mind.

    As to the 1911 with conversion kit, I think I would bundle it only if it was originally sold as a set or had linking identification. You can always mention the other auction in each one and offer a bundle deal (perhaps on shipping), if you want to get creative like that.

    If you want to, you can post up links here in the forum to your auctions, to get a little more attention to them. I hope you do well on them.

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  • Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,242 ***** Forums Admin

    What Neo and Mr. P said.

  • MIKE WISKEYMIKE WISKEY Member, Moderator Posts: 9,956 ******

    personally I like 10 day auctions starting on Thursday, you 'hit' 2 weekends and ends on a Sunday. as to the .22 conversion, list it separately but link both auctions.

  • grdad45grdad45 Member Posts: 5,286 ✭✭✭✭

    Several good suggestions there. You want all the exposure you can get. Take the best pictures you can to show the condition of the items.

  • Mark GMark G Member Posts: 1,650 ✭✭✭

    Kasey (Locust Fork) has sold several handguns for me over the years. She will work with you regarding auction length, when to start and timing of auctions. You can see the quality and quantity of photos in her listings.

    Give her a call or message her thru the forums.

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