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Offline PursuitSS

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I just bought another Stealth R9S
« on: July 19, 2020, 03:22:59 PM »
Supposed to be virtually new.

Very late production, serial # 6058

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/874119047
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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 06:47:56 PM »
Congratulations, I think you got a pretty good deal on that one.

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2020, 07:38:01 PM »
Yeah, funny thing is the exact maximum bid I entered was $1,027.01 and another bidder ran it up to my exact maximum bid.

IIRC, this is below what Retail was for a Stealth back in the day.

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 08:22:47 PM »
The other person must have entered the same max bid, but yours was first.

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 08:28:20 PM »
Really nice deal there!
You even get a set of the, to me anyway and my favorite, VZ Grips that look like wood on the pistol.
Very classy setup. Great price! Congratulations!
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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 08:53:14 PM »
Really nice deal there!
You even get a set of the, to me anyway and my favorite, VZ Grips that look like wood on the pistol.
Very classy setup. Great price! Congratulations!

Yeah I have VZ Grips on my other 3.
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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 09:00:40 PM »
Yeah, funny thing is the exact maximum bid I entered was $1,027.01 and another bidder ran it up to my exact maximum bid.

IIRC, this is below what Retail was for a Stealth back in the day.

Im HAPPY!


The other bidder looks like a shill working for the seller to me.

He made four bids after you and ended on $1011.00.  He saw your bid was at $1027.01 so he knew that was your max.

If he really wanted to buy the gun he would have upped your bid by $25.00 to get it.

You did not get a bad deal, but $900.00 would have been a better deal.

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2020, 09:37:22 PM »
Yeah, funny thing is the exact maximum bid I entered was $1,027.01 and another bidder ran it up to my exact maximum bid.

IIRC, this is below what Retail was for a Stealth back in the day.

Im HAPPY!


The other bidder looks like a shill working for the seller to me.

He made four bids after you and ended on $1011.00.  He saw your bid was at $1027.01 so he knew that was your max.

If he really wanted to buy the gun he would have upped your bid by $25.00 to get it.

You did not get a bad deal, but $900.00 would have been a better deal.

One of the former forum members admitted to bidding up auctions to keep the resale values up.  He ended up having to buy a few.

I dont think the buyer can see your max bid, just the highest youve bid up to.  $1027 for a like new Stealth sounds about right. 

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2020, 10:00:07 PM »
Yeah, funny thing is the exact maximum bid I entered was $1,027.01 and another bidder ran it up to my exact maximum bid.

IIRC, this is below what Retail was for a Stealth back in the day.

Im HAPPY!


The other bidder looks like a shill working for the seller to me.

He made four bids after you and ended on $1011.00.  He saw your bid was at $1027.01 so he knew that was your max.

If he really wanted to buy the gun he would have upped your bid by $25.00 to get it.

You did not get a bad deal, but $900.00 would have been a better deal.

One of the former forum members admitted to bidding up auctions to keep the resale values up.  He ended up having to buy a few.

I dont think the buyer can see your max bid, just the highest youve bid up to.  $1027 for a like new Stealth sounds about right.

If Pursuit's max bid was higher it would have gone to $25.00 more than his bid or $1036.00.  $25.00 is the minimum raise.  Since he knew that it only went to $1027.01, that was Pursuit's max.

Maybe he did not want to bid the $1052.01 which was the minimum next bid.
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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2020, 04:22:38 PM »

I am certainly not saying that the buyer got a bad deal, the bidding just looks fishy to me.

It happens all the time.  I bought a Smith PC 40 from Lewis Family Firearms one time.  I researched prices fairly well before the end of the auction and I found the same gun had sold about 6 weeks earlier.  The bidding was at a reasonable but somewhat low price and I notice that the Dealer who had bought the gun was bidding against me.  Next the guy who had sold the gun threw in a bid.  I ended up with the gun at a reasonable price.

I call Lewis FFA and told them what was going on and that I was not real pleased.  He acted kind of sheepish about the whole deal and denied that he knew anything about it.  He said if I did not want the gun, I did not have to take it.

The price was decent, so I took delivery but this stuff still irks me.

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2020, 09:34:06 PM »
The new addition...







AND the Family album....

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2020, 09:50:29 PM »
Nice VZ grips

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2020, 10:12:53 AM »
But, but, they all have those funny bumps on the top of the slide.  You ever consider getting a real one?   8)

Seriously though, that looks like an exceptionally clean example you just purchased.

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2020, 10:43:45 AM »

I agree, looks good.

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Re: I just bought another Stealth R9S
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2020, 04:41:44 PM »
I also have the black checkered VZ grips on my R9 Stealth.
Previously had VZ carbon fiber ones that matched my edc Spyderco  knife grips, but the checkered VZs  are in a different world as to grippy-shooty goodness.
I highly recommend!
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