Dan Wesson Valkyrie trade value

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Chicken Dinner Arms, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Chicken Dinner Arms

    Chicken Dinner Arms Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    Nov 7, 2011
    Hello all, my wife is wanting to get rid of her 9mm Valkyrie and I’m not sure what a good trade value would be. It’s a little confusing to find data because this one doesn’t have the officer sized frame. She’s had it for about 2 months.
     

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  2. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    If you're trading, I would match on original price and current condition.

    If you're selling, then compare to other CCO's and adjust for differences in quality and market demand.

    Sorry that I can't be more precise.
     

  3. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

    673
    Oct 24, 2014
    $1050-$1200 cash price

    Trade value $1400-$1500
     
  4. stlgecko

    stlgecko Gecko Lives Matter

    May 24, 2014
    Awfully generous. These were new for $1200 for months and months. I don’t quite get the trade value idea. The gun in great condition is probably worth $1000 cash.
     
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  5. Chicken Dinner Arms

    Chicken Dinner Arms Well-Known Member Sponsor

    783
    Nov 7, 2011
    Part of the problem is, we bought it second hand for $1400 so I’m not even sure what they were new, same as the CCO?
     
  6. Chicken Dinner Arms

    Chicken Dinner Arms Well-Known Member Sponsor

    783
    Nov 7, 2011
    Well we drastically overpaid
     
  7. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    According to the Dan Wesson website, the MSRP on the commander version was $2012. It probably sold new for about 20% below MSRP.
     
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  8. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

    673
    Oct 24, 2014
    Never saw them for what you're quoting, but even in this market, $1000 cash is a lowball offer IMO for that gun as new.
     
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  9. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    Depends if it's a blem with the upside down "Y" in serial number
     
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  10. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    If it were me, I would set my asking price to what you paid for it used (assuming it's still in good condition) and see what happens. Worst case scenario you lose some time and end up lowering your price.
     
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  11. sigsauerstx

    sigsauerstx Live everyday as it is your last

    Nov 8, 2011
    Unfortunately the market is super soft right now so getting what we paid for almost anything is tough
     
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  12. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    [QUOTE="Guy Montag, post: 943613, member: 9677"

    Trade value $1400-$1500[/QUOTE]

    Nobody ever would use those numbers as trade
     
  13. azngotskills

    azngotskills Well-Known Member

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    Sep 6, 2012
    To be honest, they were discontinued by Dan Wesson and many dealers/distributors were clearing them out around $1200-1300 new/non-blem models. You can probably still find them for that price now. Just giving you a heads up so you don’t get disappointed with offers to buy/trade for it
     
  14. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

    673
    Oct 24, 2014
    Nobody ever would use those numbers as trade[/QUOTE]

    By definition you're wrong, I just did.

    If you believe $1000 is fair offer on an as new pistol that retailed for $2k, or a $1400 trade value, lets agree to disagree.
     
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  15. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Right now Buds has the 9mm CCO for 1484. No where are new Commanders available that I have seen. The Commanders, even though they were blown out by one dealer on GB shortly after they were discontinued, right now demand a price above $1200 in a good used condition. IMHO I would not let it go for $1000.
    In fact If I couldn't get $1350 for a used Valkyrie Commander I would hang on to it. I personally know on one that sold for $1400 this week.
    Even used Guardians sell for over $1150 used and they have less features than a Valkyrie.
    OP... Do what you want, but try to order a gun with the features on the Valkyrie and see what it will cost you. If you put that 9mm Commander on the board for $1000 you'll sell it for sure. There will be a line waiting for it.
     
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