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If you think cash asking price is bad, just wait till you see the trade offer values. On OSA, a used firearm is worth 50% MSRP to the buyer, but the same buyer's used firearm is worth 110% of MSRP in their perceived trade value.
I never understood the higher trade value to cash. I will say so far as price goes that firearms are a market just like any other and prices fluctuate. So current value has nothing to do with the original price. Typically a used firearm that is still in production that has been well maintained is worth 85-90% of retail price ( not MSRP as Retail is usually lower). Once a firearm is out of production then value is determined by what it will bring. This doesn't include other factors like customization or whatever that can increase or decrease the value. That being said value is value and I in my opinion if you want more in trade than in cash you don't really want to trade the gun and are just trying to get a bigger audience to the listing.
 

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There's a whole other thread on this discussing for and against and both side make valid points.
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https://www.okshooters.com/threads/sell-bs-trade-dollars.347767/

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Having a higher trade value to cash asking price is common sense for those who ask less than the going rate on something to facilitate a quick cash sale.

If I'm taking something on trade, it for damn sure isn't going to be at my reduced cash asking price. I want comparable value in trade.
 

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Having a higher trade value to cash asking price is common sense for those who ask less than the going rate on something to facilitate a quick cash sale.

If I'm taking something on trade, it for damn sure isn't going to be at my reduced cash asking price. I want comparable value in trade.
The only problem with that thought is that you and I may, very likely, value the trade item differently. Easier to just say, “Trades considered”.
 

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As an example, I have $1600 invested in a firearm. Normal used resale value for the item is $1200. If I ask $1000 in order to facilitate a quick cash sale, why would want to take a lesser valued trade? So I can flip it for less money while taking on all of the risk?

Every time that I list something for sale on OSA, (for less than the going rate) I'll receive multiple trade offers from individuals with a used firearm and accessories that wants 100% of their original purchase price for the new firearm and new accessories. Their reasoning? They have the same amount invested in their trade fodder as I am selling my firearm at a reduced cash price. In actuality, their item is worth half of what they are trying to trade for. Having a higher trade value wouldn't be a thing if people could objectively and fairly value their trade items.
 

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