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consignments recomendations

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ga bowhunter 11-Nov-17
GF 11-Nov-17
Dkincaid 11-Nov-17
LBshooter 12-Nov-17
ga bowhunter 12-Nov-17
DanaC 12-Nov-17
ga bowhunter 12-Nov-17
gluetrap 12-Nov-17
ga bowhunter 12-Nov-17
deadhead4 12-Nov-17
BigJim 14-Nov-17
Rick Barbee 14-Nov-17
BowAholic 14-Nov-17
nineworlds9 14-Nov-17
Longcruise 14-Nov-17
oldgoat 14-Nov-17
Stick in TN 14-Nov-17
Lostnation_Larry 14-Nov-17
Babbling Bob 14-Nov-17
Dan In MI 14-Nov-17
GLF 14-Nov-17
Twisted Branch 14-Nov-17
ga bowhunter 14-Nov-17
Sipsey River 14-Nov-17
ga bowhunter 15-Nov-17
camodave 15-Nov-17
From: ga bowhunter
Date: 11-Nov-17

looking for some idea's on who to sell some bows and such read about RMSG already anyone else reputable that's a little more reasonable? thnx

From: GF
Date: 11-Nov-17

Classifieds here should work... And Big Jim has some used bows on his site.

Gotta be more than a couple people out there, though....

From: Dkincaid
Date: 11-Nov-17


From: LBshooter
Date: 12-Nov-17

Leatherwall classifieds, and deal with trusted members. Why pay a fee?

From: ga bowhunter
Date: 12-Nov-17

iv'e bought and sold hundreds of bows here when I see bows like I have sit for months without a buyer makes me wonder is money that tight overall maybe? maybe try a differint venue?

From: DanaC
Date: 12-Nov-17

If bows don't move it means nobody is buying *at the asking price.*

Market at work. ;-)

From: ga bowhunter
Date: 12-Nov-17

yup market for sure I have three nice customs i'd like to move maybe i'll give the classifieds a shot RMSG can't be the only one though

From: gluetrap
Date: 12-Nov-17

one reason its hard to sell here is we already got it or have had it.:)

From: ga bowhunter
Date: 12-Nov-17

Lol could be Ronald

From: deadhead4 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17

RMSG gets a 25% fee.

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17
BigJim is a Sponsor - Website

We do consignment also for 20% but the thing is that if we sell one of your bows, it takes away from selling one of our bows.. there has got to be something of value in it for us. Us meaning whoever goes through all the effort of pictures, listing, phone calls, more pictures, more phone calls, and on and on .... "sorry cost too much, do your think he will take less?" questions. Then packing and shipping when it finally sells. and then there's will you take a trade for that? and yes, I usually will, so then I'm dishing out cash. We do all the work and have laid all the ground work to get the customers coming in to look.

Most just don't realize how easy it is for us in the archery business to get rich. :)

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 14-Nov-17

BJ nailed it.

Unless they are doing it all the time, folks don't realize how much it costs just to do the simple things like getting stuff mailed out.

There's material, and labor cost involved in all off it. Then there's travel cost on top of that if you happen to live outside of a USPS pickup area, and have to travel (20 mile round trip for me) back & forth to the PO.

20 to 25 percent is a bargain.


From: BowAholic
Date: 14-Nov-17

Ralph, if you find an answer, let us know...we're all sitting on a handful of great bows that we need to sell. :) Its all part of the "buy 'em to try 'em" game I guess. What makes it even worse is that it makes it impossible to pass up such good deals and we buy even more. USPS 'Click-n-Ship' is a free service that is simple and saves me the 25 miles round trip to town to wait in line at the Post Office. Thanks for the thread...

From: nineworlds9
Date: 14-Nov-17


Listen to Jim and the others. The market is fickle, and pricing fluctuates to adapt. 50- 70% of new for a bow seems typical over the years. Pricing to attract interest is a subtle game. I've seen a $25 change in price on one of my bows take it from listed for a month or two to an immediate sale. Pictures are HUGE. It's like women widow shopping.

Jim and RMS are quite fair in the service they are offering. At RMS they get so much foot traffic and have an on site shooting range, the staff will literally bend over backwards to send folks out the door with a bow that shoots perfect for them. Jims place as well. People can visit the shop and try before they buy. Having a store front costs money and so does people's time. I'm a hunter/hobbyist and I've probably bought and sold 100 bows in 5 or 6 years, just for FUN, and if I added up all the time I spent on talking, dealing, packing and shipping and then attached a $/hour to it I'd prolly cry. But it's all worth it if you're an addict.

From: Longcruise
Date: 14-Nov-17

Big Jim nailed it.

He ought to be charging more than 20%!

He is giving you access to marketing and expertise that he has already paid dearly for.

You can always put it on { bay and have exposure to an entire globe of bozos.

From: oldgoat
Date: 14-Nov-17

I buy stuff here and elsewhere and always sell it through them. What you have to realize it, it will likely bring more money there than it will on here so it works out in the wash in my opinion. And then you don't have to deal with customers etc. But, I live right by their shop so it's easier for me

From: Stick in TN
Date: 14-Nov-17

It's a slow time of year for bow tradin'. Most folks don't want to trade during hunting season. About January the light draw weight market will heat up as people trade around to get something to shoot tournaments with for the summer. Then around July-Aug the hunting draw weight trades heat up as people get ready for season.

I guess the fact that I know this is evidence of a bow tradin' addition. There I said it. My name is Dan and I'm addicted to bow tradin.

From: Lostnation_Larry Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17

Ditto what Big Jim says!

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17

Here if one at a time will do it.

Had a great deal with a well respected forum participant last month. The key was we constantly communicated. Bought two others here in the past from folks who again had good forum history, and again the deals were very good due to constant communications.

From: Dan In MI
Date: 14-Nov-17

Pack up all these bows you guys have and come to K-zoo in January!!

It's a BowHo convention and many even have money! ;-)

Plus you can easily spend your new found income.

From: GLF
Date: 14-Nov-17

Besides all the trouble like jim said it's quite possibly going to cost him a sale of one of his bows. So if he plans on staying in business he has to make a proffit. I think 20-25 percent is very generous and isnt making them much money when everythings considered.

From: Twisted Branch
Date: 14-Nov-17

I guess I'm blessed...if I lived near a place Icould try more bows, I know for a fact I'd have a lot more bows! Divorce is expensive. LOL

From: ga bowhunter
Date: 14-Nov-17

I'm a business owner as well fully aware of the profit thing lol because of this thread I now know that Big Jim consigns bows didn't know that before and he's only 80 miles away just wanted to know what options were out there thnx to all that posted

From: Sipsey River
Date: 14-Nov-17

Talk to Big Jim. He goes to as many events as a vendor as anyone. He is an honest man who you can trust.

From: ga bowhunter
Date: 15-Nov-17

thnx John busy and honest nothing but positive experiences on my end

From: camodave
Date: 15-Nov-17

Lefties R Us is a great option for left handed bows.


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