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    Default Can you sell a 98 with only four pics

    (assuming an accurate description)....

    If I told you all orig, and undicked with, would you buy with just these 4 pics?
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    I have sold a 98k with no photos, but they help greatly. It’s the seller that matters to those that know each other. But guys that don’t know you? No, I wouldn’t buy a rifle from 4 photos from someone I don’t know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    ..the seller that matters to those that know each other.
    Of course Mike's right about that. First thing I thought of was "is this you or one of the human crime waves selling on Gunbonker?"

    That said I think those 4 very clean photos give enough of an idea about the metal finish and that the wood is intact. I'd probably give it a shot based on price of course.
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    Depends on price. I'll gamble if price is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugafx4 View Post
    Depends on price. I'll gamble if price is right.
    Fully agree. I'd take the one in your pictures if it was $ 100.

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    I have bought rifles with only four or five pictures from auctions but it's always a gamble. But buying from somebody like Mike usually starts with a phone call and I most likely send him a case of beer with a check lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    I have sold a 98k with no photos, but they help greatly. It’s the seller that matters to those that know each other. But guys that don’t know you? No, I wouldn’t buy a rifle from 4 photos from someone I don’t know.


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    This. If I know the seller then that’s different. From those four pictures though, I wouldn’t buy that rifle no.


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    I've bought many rifles over the phone with no pics before and asked for a 3 day inspection.
    Sometimes the rifle description and condition is on a hand written letter. Some excellent deals and no problems so far.

    Not all people are computer or cell phone literate.
    Some people have to get their kids and grandkids to post ads.
    Some people are too busy with work to post pics and a description is all you get.

    Your mileage may vary so be careful.

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    I want to see what pics are behind Doors 5, 6, 7 and 8.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob in OHIO View Post
    (assuming an accurate description)....

    If I told you all orig, and undicked with, would you buy with just these 4 pics?

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    At least those pictures are nice and detailed with clear lighting I will say that much. I will admit to purchasing rifles with just a few low res poorly lit photos and a short description, though I knew who I was dealing with.
    Currently looking for quality, matching, as issued, ww2 Soviet rifles and handguns.

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