Now THIS is a trade offer
This is crazy. I get a call from, well let's just say an interested party who has business knowing such things, and here's the deal.
Someone is offering to trade me out of every handgun I own, both XDs, all the revolvers including the one I have on the way, my dad's Ruger, the Sig, the CZ, I mean all of them, in exchange for:
1. A Colt SAA in .44 Special, 6.5" bbl with nickel finish and real ivory grips. Probably unfired but can't prove it.
2. A Browning High Power, nickel finish not sure of particular model, real clean.
Now these are two BEAUTIFUL fine handguns. The Colt made me drool. Oh my God it's so perfect, so absolutely perfect.
The High Power is no slouch either, I just don't really have a use for it personally. I wouldn't mind owning one some day because they're very nice, but I've never felt a compulsion to get one.
I turned it down gently and thanked for the offer but I explained I'm not really in a position to take him up on it. He then quoted me cash prices on both of them (you don't want to know about the SAA, the Browning was $600 firm) and said he didn't have to trade them as a pair.
I have a day to think about it. I'm not going to do it, but man if I said I wasn't thinking about it I would be lying!
No one offers a trade where they don't think they're gaining on the deal.
Oh yeah I know I'd be losing on the deal. But it's not every day someone wants to trade you out of your whole pile!
Imagine Class3 someone showing up with one copy of each of the very first Colt firearm ever made of every model they ever made. Worth a bloody fortune to be sure, pristine, beautiful, unfired... And offering you that in trade for every handgun you own.
You wouldn't do it either. But you'd sure want to see their offer!:tongue:
PS In no rush for a SAA. Not at all.