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Wallabing
12-30-2010, 6:57 AM
Since everybody knows about the reputation of the mosquito, and no FFL is willing to give me anything above $90 for it, just about everybody will lowball me with a handout price when I try to sell it? I should just save my time and turn over this junk over to my the police department

fastpowerstroker
12-30-2010, 7:02 AM
Since everybody knows about the reputation of the mosquito, and no FFL is willing to give me anything above $90 for it, just about everybody will lowball me with a handout price when I try to sell it? I should just save my time and turn over this junk over to my the police department
You will have to sell it cheaply (I know, hard to deal with) or if it was me I would rather keep it than "give it away." Thats life my friend;)

testosteroneOD
12-30-2010, 7:03 AM
The P22 has a reputation of being a piece of crap even though mine was not. I traded it in on a 22/45 and only paid 25 bucks difference. The 22/45 was brand new, my P22 was four or five years old.
How does your Sig run?

Beelzy
12-30-2010, 7:24 AM
Do not despair.....A gun Buy Back Program will be coming to your town soon. :hide:

(You could always take it apart and sell the pieces individually)

RobG
12-30-2010, 7:27 AM
Why are you selling it? If its because its a POS and you know it, you can't be bummed that you are gonna take a bath trying to sell it.

Markus
12-30-2010, 8:05 AM
I'm sure someone will pay at least twice the 90 bucks for a mosquito. I see them sell for 250-300 usually.

shooterdude
12-30-2010, 8:06 AM
I watch the classifieds here all the time and see people post used guns with an asking price of a new one and state "FIRM". Within days they are dropping the price by a few dollars here and there thinking that there is a schmuck who would pay the new price for a used gun with no warranty.

The reality is the the law of supply and demand comes squarely into play and this is a perfect example.

Sorry but the truth hurts sometimes....

bsg
12-30-2010, 8:34 AM
good luck.

tbhracing
12-30-2010, 8:41 AM
Trade it up for a big-boy Sig like a P226, P228 or P229.

bombadillo
12-30-2010, 8:44 AM
Aww, put the word up around you that you're selling a decent .22 for $150 and it'll sell. People are always looking for cheap .22's

nweaver
12-30-2010, 8:54 AM
If it shoots well for you, don't bother selling it. Just run the cheapest ammo that works through it until it falls apart from wear. Heck, even bling CCI MiniMags are 1/3rd the cost of cheap 9mm.

If it doesn't shoot well for you (failures to feed etc), test out how good sig's technical support is. If you can get it into a state where it does shoot well, see above...


Part of the problem is when people are going through the 'I want a 22' conversation (eg, what I just did), its pretty much 'Ruger or Browning', with perhaps the Neos, Sig, or Walther a distant third, so that hurts the resale value of all but the Buckmark and Rugers.

The other problem is a used gun buyer STILL needs to pay the DROS fees AND (perhaps) sales tax, so its really 'list vs list' on the new vs used, so, eg, for a used Mosquito, I probably would have paid perhaps $150 max (aka, 1/2 that of a new Neos, if I wasn't getting my preferred choice), which hurts, alot, I'm sorry to say.

Whatisthis?
12-30-2010, 9:19 AM
I watch the classifieds here all the time and see people post used guns with an asking price of a new one and state "FIRM". Within days they are dropping the price by a few dollars here and there thinking that there is a schmuck who would pay the new price for a used gun with no warranty.

The reality is the the law of supply and demand comes squarely into play and this is a perfect example.

Sorry but the truth hurts sometimes....

Yep. Putting it up for $300-$315 probably won't work. It might sell at $250, it might not, but drop it to $225 and I can't imagine it doesn't sell. This all depends on the condition and when the gun was manufactured, but you get the point. Plenty of people want a cheap .22, but if people can get a new one for less than $100 more, plenty of people will go with a new one.

Whatisthis?
12-30-2010, 9:22 AM
Aww, put the word up around you that you're selling a decent .22 for $150 and it'll sell. People are always looking for cheap .22's

And for $150, that thing should sell VERY quickly IMO.

Vanilla Gorilla
12-30-2010, 9:24 AM
i got a 75 gallon fish tank i will trade you
pm sent

rromeo
12-30-2010, 10:17 AM
People pay ridiculous prices for off-roster guns, so you might get lucky. I'd suggest not starting threads about what a POS it is, and how hard it will be to sell.

ih8ca
12-30-2010, 10:23 AM
I would just consign it to a gunshop. Try and get $200 and give them 15%.I am sure it will move pretty quick.

maxicon
12-30-2010, 10:29 AM
Here's the deal.

Post it on the for sale forum at what you'd like to get for it. Start high. Every now and again (once or twice a week, depending on how fast you want to sell it), drop the price by $25. Announce that's what you'll be doing in the ad.

At some point, your price and the market's reality will intersect, and someone will buy it. People will be watching for the next drop, and it will go for well over $90 (probably over $200), guaranteed.

Mine runs pretty well with the right ammo, but the accuracy is terrible, so it's boring to shoot at the range after a while. It would be a fun tin-can plinker, but most of us don't have places where we can shoot free-range any more.

It's a good gun for teaching kids to shoot once you get it running reliably, because kids don't care as much about accuracy in general. Once they start caring, it's time to move them to a Ruger MkII or similar.

dan12580
12-30-2010, 10:30 AM
Mine has about 1k rounds of federal bulk and I've had nothing more then maybe-maybe 5 ftf. Ill take that out of a cheap 22 pistol that ill never have to trust my life to.

Artsville
12-30-2010, 10:40 AM
me too.....fun gun and cheap to shoot...runs mini mags all day long...

Shady
12-30-2010, 10:42 AM
why dont you just keep it

CALI SHOT DOC
12-30-2010, 11:07 AM
I love mine, run's blazer all day without any issues and IMO blazer is one of the top .22 rounds that you can get for your money. I shoot 1in groups at 25yds easy with it. Maybe clean it better or use better .22 ammo.

Great Gun:36:

siliconphreak
12-30-2010, 1:17 PM
I got a buddy that is looking into getting a sig mosquito. Where are you located and what are you asking?

tbhracing
12-30-2010, 1:35 PM
OP- I too might be interested. Please let me know.

Thanks :chris:

Markus
12-30-2010, 2:55 PM
Reverse psychology at it's best.

tbhracing
12-30-2010, 3:29 PM
I kinda of always wanted one. This might be a good deal.

chesterthehero
12-30-2010, 4:21 PM
ive been waiting for a long time for someone local to list their "POS that wont work" misquito/P22... change your location and be local...

lmudave
12-30-2010, 4:23 PM
All your sig are belong to us!

Robidouxs
12-30-2010, 4:34 PM
I know someone paid $200 for a used Sig Mosquito a few months ago, but this was in a local shop in San Luis Obispo.

hammerhands32
12-30-2010, 4:42 PM
You can't say the guy didn't tell you it was a lemon. This is the best for sale thread to date.

cmichini
12-30-2010, 5:20 PM
I wonder how many PM's with offers the OP has gotten so far today.

I can vouch for one.

Hey, not a bad marketing plan.

evidens83
12-30-2010, 5:25 PM
Why the hell would you consider turning it into the PD than selling it??? If its not selling then your price is too high. Drop it to $250 or less and guaranteed somebody will snatch it up and make it work. Unless its broken never donate a gun to PD, thats like throwing money away!

2new
12-30-2010, 5:45 PM
I would trade it to a gang member for some rock before I would turn it in to the PD. Take your rock and use it, or go straight to the strip club.

plan-b
12-30-2010, 6:33 PM
I'd pay $150 for a Mosquito any day of the week. And maybe a couple bucks more on the weekend.

Steve1968LS2
12-30-2010, 6:37 PM
Donate to the PD??

Wow.. is this a joke thread?? Where's the camera???

They sell new at Turners for $299.. I would think you could sell it for $200 all day long and at $150 it would be gone in moments.

Which should be obvious to just about anyone, which is why I'm sure this is some sort of parody thread...

Steve1968LS2
12-30-2010, 6:38 PM
And you guys have noticed that the thread starter has never posted again in this thread.. most likely it was a cleaver way to sell his Sig via PM..

1911Operator
12-30-2010, 6:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMfwIyMW-WA

TKM
12-30-2010, 7:51 PM
I love mine, run's blazer all day without any issues and IMO blazer is one of the top .22 rounds that you can get for your money. I shoot 1in groups at 25yds easy with it. Maybe clean it better or use better .22 ammo.

Great Gun:36:

This I gots to see.

Pictures, that is.

Easy, so just knock out five quick 1 inch groups at 25 yards and post em up.

maxicon
12-31-2010, 10:57 AM
This I gots to see.

Pictures, that is.

Easy, so just knock out five quick 1 inch groups at 25 yards and post em up.

Yeah, I'd like to see that too. Mine's incapable of 1" groups at 7 yards, shooting from a rest, with match ammo (or any ammo).

sirnonz
12-31-2010, 12:26 PM
ill take it for 150 lol.

Ranger20
12-31-2010, 7:16 PM
Since everybody knows about the reputation of the mosquito, and no FFL is willing to give me anything above $90 for it, just about everybody will lowball me with a handout price when I try to sell it? I should just save my time and turn over this junk over to my the police department

Guy over on Sigforum had this happen to his Quality Pot metal SIG mosquito.
Yup thats the new 2 part Slide of a quality made SIG for ya...

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s234/amhaynie/9.jpg

SIG isn't what it use to be...

I'd consign it forget it... and get what you can out of your gun while it's still working.