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Looking at buying used traps #6156526
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I have a chance to buy roughly 50 used traps with quite a few stakes. Most look like victor traps. Any idea on value?


Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156529
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2 hunded dolla


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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: pcr2] #6156532
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Originally Posted By: pcr2
2 hunded dolla


DITTO!! laugh

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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156535
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Thanks for the help, I didn't see anything unusual in the pile just a good amount of average traps.

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156537
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Looks like a lot of jump traps in there, you might pull them out or reduce the offer because of them. Maybe some people still use them but I sure don't like them. I don't use them and they are hard to sell.

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156539
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$100


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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156562
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Iíd say 100.


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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156568
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I wouldn't pay more tan a hundred from what I can see.

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156570
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I'd pay 150 for that pile, cause I'd turn around and sell them.

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156613
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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156617
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$200.00 is probably a bit too much. As others have said, lots of jumps in the group plus # 2 square jaw coils. You wouldn't be overnight paying at $200.00 but $150.00 would be better.

$100.00 would be "a steal".

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #6156643
02/13/18 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: TurkeyWrangler
I wouldn't pay more than a hundred from what I can see.


A lot of junk in that pile. A lot of work to get them even looking nice enough to resell for much profit, let alone to use yourself. I'd be hoping there's another 5 of those monty dogless under the pile.

:edit: upon closer inspection it looks like there may be several #4 jump and #4 DLS in there, if that is the case $150 is a more fair price to the seller, though if they took my $100 offer I'd still feel alright about it.

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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: wissmiss] #6156645
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Those #2 Victor Or B&L Square Jaws Are Worth $5.00 All Day Long.

Looks Like #3 Double Longs Which Are Worth $8.00 To $10.00 Each.

I see #2 Montgomery Dogless Step-In's Which Are Worth $6.00 Each.

#3 Victor Jumps Are $7.00 To $8.00 Each.

#4 Victor Jumps Are $11.00 To $12.00 Each.

Some Of Those #2 Montys Dogless Step-In's Look Like High Levers.

The #1.5 Victor Coils Are Worth At Least $3.00 each.

There's $20.00 Worth OF Stakes There @ #1.00 Apiece

I Still Think These Are Worth More Than $100.00.

No Less Than $150.00 Unless You Are A Shameless Theif.

I Wouldn't Offer Less Than $175.00.

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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156652
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Making an offer under $175 would not make you a thief at all ,thatís a broad statement.

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156684
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She ended up wanting 350$ for the entire pile, I told her to let me know if she comes down on price. Thanks for all the help.

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156704
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Sometimes you are the windshield and sometimes you are the bug. Either way you end up with bug guts on you.

$350 is way too high.

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156712
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Actually, $350.00 isn't way too high - IF you use walleyed' s numbers......... smile

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: wissmiss] #6156758
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Originally Posted By: wissmiss
Actually, $350.00 isn't way too high - IF you use walleyed' s numbers......... smile


laugh

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156781
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200$is a good price that's only 4$per trap average.
Now if they were your used traps ????
Then again it is your money spend it as you see fit.

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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156793
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Ill give an example of my theory on investing in traps. I can justify spending $300 for 3 average traps because once they all make one catch im in the profit and the traps will continue to catch fur for me. Pretty extreme example but pretty much how i look at it. Id rather not pay that much but traps will pay themselves off and continue to catch.


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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156883
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did you go though them weak springs missing parts ect , trap market sucks right now .if you are going to keep them 150.00 or less. I can get all the #1 jumps and longspring I want for 2.50 each having a hard time getting 3.00 each right now cleaned dyed and waxed. #2 coils right now 4.00 each selling. just bought 67 for 3.00 each

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6156969
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Rust kills springs!

Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: wissmiss] #6157298
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Originally Posted By: wissmiss
Actually, $350.00 isn't way too high - IF you use walleyed' s numbers......... smile


Well Heck Miss Nancy,

I Was Just Quoting Your Used Trap Sale Prices !!! laugh

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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: nyrat] #6157299
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Originally Posted By: nyrat
did you go though them weak springs missing parts ect , trap market sucks right now .if you are going to keep them 150.00 or less. I can get all the #1 jumps and longspring I want for 2.50 each having a hard time getting 3.00 each right now cleaned dyed and waxed. #2 coils right now 4.00 each selling. just bought 67 for 3.00 each




Trappers Are Cheapskates Of THe Worst Kind.

Always Crying Poverty.

But When They Sell Those Rusty Old Traps, They Are All Diamond Encrusted, Gold Plated Icons !!! laugh


Rat,

How Come You Didn't Call Me On those #2 Vic Square Jaws ?

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Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6157303
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Offer what they are worth to you. I aLways tell a seller I will pay x amount and explain that is what they are worth to me. If the seller thinks they are worth more I am not twisting an arm to buy. Nothing is worth more than a person will pay.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Looking at buying used traps [Re: Wilderness_56587] #6157311
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didn't know you needed more coils, going to start hording traps for my retirement to sell in a few years

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