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Old 06-18-2013, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Way overpriced Crosman 3357s (but they are super rare and valuable!)

RARE Vintage Crosman 3357 Spotball Marker Paintball 50 Caliber | eBay

Looks like it's in very bad shape, lots of parts missing, would need a lot of work (but bidding starts at the hefty price of $199).

...and what is with the FREE SHIPPING, but in the description it says this:

"Shipping supplies will be charged to buyer like bubble wrap, tape, peanuts, and a used box."

..plus it could take a month to ship!:

"Shipping might take up to a month since it will be sent by ground mail since it is very big and heavy."

I messaged the buyer about all this, and all he would say was "these are very rare and almost impossible to find, they made less than a dozen, and in good condition, they sell for over $350, so this auction is very reasonably priced."

...hmm, if Crosman made less than a dozen, how come I have been about to buy/rebuild/resell over 30 of them in the last 3 years?

Here is another great auction on gunbroker.com (also listed for sale on cliffsgunsmithing.com)

NEW*Crosman 3357 Spot Marker - Paint Ball Gun : Paintball Guns at GunBroker.com

(not even a real picture of the item, just a generic picture form the web)

I also contacted this guy, and offered him $150, (since his auction has been running for over 3 years and has not sold). His response was "these sell for $450-$500! and at the price of only $250 it's going to go quick!"

...hmmm... yeah "go quick" like the fact that it has not gone anywhere for over 3 years?

Gotta love peoples thoughts on the value of stuff they have...
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"These go for $400-500!" is code for "I once saw someone list (but not sell) something similar for that much so that's what I want to believe mine is worth."



Yes, I see people overvalue their crap all the time, too, but that doesn't mean it's the going rate.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...hmm, if Crosman made less than a dozen, how come I have been about to buy/rebuild/resell over 30 of them in the last 3 years?
Its because you have been rebuilding and reselling the same 6 over and over again.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Its because you have been rebuilding and reselling the same 6 over and over again.
Oh, I thought they looked familiar....

I kept telling myself that someone sure did a nice job on this 3357...

BTW, as of now, I have actually repurchased 4 of the ones that I rebuilt and sold. Repurchased them, went over them again and resold them again.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I messaged the buyer about all this, and all he would say was "these are very rare and almost impossible to find, they made less than a dozen, and in good condition, they sell for over $350, so this auction is very reasonably priced."

...hmm, if Crosman made less than a dozen, how come I have been about to buy/rebuild/resell over 30 of them in the last 3 years?
I also have seen some people ask some crazy prices for these in the past few years.

And I too have probably sold about (5) 3357s in the last 3 years-most of which here on MCB. (FYI: I even have one below in my sales link - in full working order )

Typically in the past, I got around $150-$175.00 range for my working 3357s.

I am currently asking $190.00 SHIPPED on the one I have for sale. I probably won't get that, but I'm asking more now because of these types of prices I've seen on them. Plus I figured asking a little more would give me a little room to negotiate if needed.

But I'm not going to try to totally rip someone off here on MCB. However, maybe I should drop it on eBay and try.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You should try it on ebay, might get a good price, compared to the $199 piece of junk coming up in searches.

I sold a pair of rebuilt ones on ebay a couple of weeks ago, for $365 (was only asking $325 for the pair on MCB).


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I also have seen some people ask some crazy prices for these in the past few years.

And I too have probably sold about (5) 3357s in the last 3 years-most of which here on MCB. (FYI: I even have one below in my sales link - in full working order )

Typically in the past, I got around $150-$175.00 range for my working 3357s.

I am currently asking $190.00 SHIPPED on the one I have for sale. I probably won't get that, but I'm asking more now because of these types of prices I've seen on them. Plus I figured asking a little more would give me a little room to negotiate if needed.

But I'm not going to try to totally rip someone off here on MCB. However, maybe I should drop it on eBay and try.
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You should try it on ebay, might get a good price, compared to the $199 piece of junk coming up in searches.

I sold a pair of rebuilt ones on ebay a couple of weeks ago, for $365 (was only asking $325 for the pair on MCB).


Working Crosman Spotmarker 3357 50cal Caliber Revolver Pistol Paintball | eBay

Just for sh*ts & giggles, I put a $250.00 BUY IT NOW or BEST OFFER, so we will see what this can bring.

FYI: If someone wants the 3357 here on MCB, PM me & don't buy it through eBay. I'll cut you a better deal here.
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Hey check it out, there's some fool on ebay that thinks he can get $250 for a 3357!

(I'm going to Best Offer him $100...hah)

Wait, that guy seems familiar....
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Hey check it out, there's some fool on ebay that thinks he can get $250 for a 3357!

(I'm going to Best Offer him $100...hah)

Wait, that guy seems familiar....
The nerve of some people today
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That nelspot never needs lube, shoots 2,000 ball per second, never needs reloaded, doesn't require an air source and when the paintball hits somebody the result is the same as if Chuck Norris round house kicked them.
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Well I was able to sell my 3357 on eBay. I accepted a BEST OFFER of $200.00.
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