How do I find out the value of my gun?

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    How do I find out the value of my gun?

    I currently own a Glock 21C (.45, compensated) and a Glock 26 (9mm). My wife and I share the G26 for carry, but she is carrying so often now it is time for a new CCW. I am looking at the G30 and am considering trading in the G21C to offset the cost, since I just got laid off. How can I find out how much the G21C is worth? I am just looking for a ballpark here to decide if it is even worth trading it in. Thanks!
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    personaly i would go to two sites ( since your just laid off and prob dont want to buy a pjfisteds blue book ) try http://gunsamerica.com/ and http://www.gunbroker.com/ look at what is there and average the prices for your model / condition that should get you ball park on a retail price for it

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    you could also ask someone who has a bluebook but i dont think the prices they list really are that close sometimes or else were just plain getting ripped off

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    I think Redneck has best advice - go and check and compare - it should reflect something like the current market value.
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    Keep in mind a store will probably give you less than you could get if you sold it to an individual.

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    I have a 2002 edition of the blue book if ya know what % condition , I can give ya ballpark, but the gun sites will give ya market value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    I currently own a Glock 21C (.45, compensated) and a Glock 26 (9mm). My wife and I share the G26 for carry, but she is carrying so often now it is time for a new CCW. I am looking at the G30 and am considering trading in the G21C to offset the cost, since I just got laid off. How can I find out how much the G21C is worth? I am just looking for a ballpark here to decide if it is even worth trading it in. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    I currently own a Glock 21C (.45, compensated) and a Glock 26 (9mm). My wife and I share the G26 for carry, but she is carrying so often now it is time for a new CCW. I am looking at the G30 and am considering trading in the G21C to offset the cost, since I just got laid off. How can I find out how much the G21C is worth? I am just looking for a ballpark here to decide if it is even worth trading it in. Thanks!
    This is a local GA forum for meeting face to face to buy and sell guns. I did a search on 21C. Mebbe 600-ish. Those are the asking prices.

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    Don't even think about trading it in. A Dealer will give you $200. If you are lucky. Either sell it outright or learn to dress around the gun.
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    Yeah I was shocked at what my LGS was offering me on a gun I was wanting to horse trade with. And this is a place I have done a LOT of business with. Definitely better selling it through other means by far. I mean I know they need to make their profit and all, but still...

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    Definitely better off selling it to an individual than trading it in.
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