Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by kirkbridgershooters, Nov 1, 2019.
Have never seen a 75 Deluxe in 22-250 but I would say yes, too much money.
I have 2 75 deluxes and I don't like much of the newer stuff, but these are nice guns. One is a 17 Remington, the other a 300 Weatherby. I know the 17 Remington is very rare, I have seen other 300's, but few with this type of bolt and not the ugly bolt with the proboscis sticking out the back. I got the 300, new, many years ago for $1100.00 and the 17 I got recently, although it wasn't cheap, it wasn't $3500.00 either...
I think the owner is in love with it much more than any buyers are. Like most stuff on Gunbroken & Guns Irrational it gets listed time and again but no one bids. I'd say it's about a grand or more overpriced, considering the scope & rings are worth $500. Who knows maybe a collectors market is emerging for 75 Deluxes & I'm the one who's crazy!! Will be interesting to watch. It's not as pretty as Kirk's!
Your two plus the one on GB all have some very nice wood.
Another thing to consider is, this rifle is a consignment, and obviously the seller is not an advised expert regarding Sako. I’m guessing the seller is factoring in Gunbroker’s fee along with his own consignment fee. My guess is 30%, so for argument sake, if the price of the bare gun is $2900. (Less $500. for the scope) then factor 30% commission you’d have $2030. - for the bare rifle. In my opinion $2000. is still a bit high based on the description, but it gets it closer to reality. The owner and the seller seemed to have floated a trial balloon without really understanding the market.
Offers like this one (and about three quarters of the rest of those on Gunbroker) just take up space. I've never understood why someone would bother to advertise something which is never going to get a bid and leave the hopelessly overpriced item rolling over on Gunbroker for weeks and months. Maybe the ads are actually coded messages from Al Kinda or Ices or the Airheaded Brotherhood.
True, you look at the completed auctions the vast majority get no bids.
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