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Paintball car boot sale.

Discussion in 'Announcements and Queries' started by Markie C, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Markie C Carlos Spicy Weiner

    Markie C
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    why are we kidding our selves?

    All it is, is a way of getting rid of old kit then spending it on new kit or paint. How can this not be god for both parties?

    Plus it brings people together.
     
  2. Tom Tom

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    Just in the same way as forum classifieds ‘don’t support the industry’
    At any large gathering of paintballers there usually is trading going on, a ‘Paintball car boot’ is essentially an extension of face to face trading by formalising that it will take place as opposed to pre arranged meeting up
     
  3. Missy-Q 300lb of Chocolate Love

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    1. Old kit is recirculated, meaning sales are not made by the industry to those players - sales lost now, and also in the future, because you have now conditioned players to look for used gear and given them a forum to do it.
    2. The money made from selling the gear is just as likely to be spent on rent, booze, daily-life-stuff as anything else. And are we really supposed to believe that the players that sell their old kit at a car-boot-sale will then buy new gear at full retail from stores? More likely they will use the same car-boot-sale to upgrade themselves.

    I'm not saying it's bad for the players. In the short-term its great for the players. At least until there are no more stores. What I am saying, is that it's not good for the industry. If you have a system that saves one set of people some money, that money has to come from somewhere else, right? That's how economics works..
     
  4. maxxon Active Member

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    Well, it's a double-edged sword.

    When things are going good and the sport is growing, second hand sales helps established players buy new gear AND new players to obtain gear and start playing.

    However, when more players are leaving it can accelerate the spiral of doom. Quitting players dump their gear for whatever they can get creating a glut of used gear bringing down prices and making it more difficult to sell brand new stuff to anyone. Even the hardcore players who were getting a new marker every year can't do it anymore because the resale value on their old one is too low.

    But it's important to understand that second hand market does not create the problem. The real problem is the dwindling player base.
     

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