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#1 ompa

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 08:29 PM

I'm sorry, but just HOW rich can you be that you spend THIS much money on a gun?! I mean sure, we all like x-bows, but this is just ridiculous. I at first was shocked, then almost fell out of my chair laughing. Anyways, I apologize for the pointless thread, but I felt the need to share the laugh.

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#2 ItalionStallion

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 08:31 PM

Thats nothing dude. Ive seen 2 ballzookaz with 50 balsl go for 180.

Last year an X-bow went for 150.
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Posted 05 June 2004 - 08:33 PM

Whoa wait... $150?! But why? I mean, you could buy some nice stuff with that, and you could probably find someone in your area willing to sell a x-bow for $50. I mean, I got one of mine for free, and the other for about $10.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 01:23 AM

Ha ha... And I was going to ask my mom if I could bid on that one. Man, that thing went up $80 at least from the amount where it started. Jeez... :lol:
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Posted 06 June 2004 - 01:28 AM

I mean, I got one of mine for free, and the other for about $10.

i've heard you say this too many times

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 01:45 AM

Haha, check this out: it may be up for rebidding.
http://cgi2.ebay.com...1068725&frm=284

It's the only neutral comment: My son did this w/o...etc..
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Posted 06 June 2004 - 11:57 AM

Anybody remeber the NIB XBow last year that went for $250. Man I wish I could go back to the 90's, buy a gazillion of these things and ebay em off.
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Posted 06 June 2004 - 01:39 PM

Accord, I'll post pictures soon if you don't believe me... (I got one off a friend whom I contracted to find an x-bow, and his neighbor had one with a broken plunger head. The other one I got from a kid in my history class named Adam, I just offered to buy it for $10 and he said ok to that.) Also Alex, imagine the rich-ness. Oh man, all the money makes your mouth water...

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 07:00 PM

I think that Accord believes you, but doesn't really care if you have two crossbows or not.
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#10 ompa

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 08:49 PM

Lol I know, I'm just doing it to spite AirApache... he wants one REALLY badly.. So everyone but Airapache can disregard anything I say about the guns I have. :blink: Sorry if it sounds like anything else... Sorry Accord- hope you understand.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 08:56 PM

I was laughing at first, then I fell out of my seat and I said "laugh, laugh, ow, laugh.." Wow, I got supermaxx guns and a D T-3 For (DON'T laugh to hard)$50
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Posted 06 June 2004 - 08:59 PM

I think that Accord believes you, but doesn't really care if you have two crossbows or not.

yes. first time you said it it was cool. I was thinking "gj man". however, perpetual bragging about it isn't.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 09:02 PM

My condolences once again Accord- no offense intended. Me and Air just joke alot about our guns during school, much to the annoyance of our teachers. Then he'll start bragging about he will 0wn me in a war, so I just explain how he can't since he has 2 guns. (soon to be 3 Airapache?) Sorry if I offended anyone- just supposed to be a little thing between me and Air.

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#14 AirApache

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 09:39 PM

Try four, soon to be five :blink: . Besides, the only reason why I want the xbow is because it:
1) Looks cool
2) is a mofo at accuracy
3) is in general a sweet-a gun
4) quite powerful for a plunger gun

Oh crap...that pretty much covers all the reasons why anyone would want a nerf gun...
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Posted 06 June 2004 - 09:43 PM

what is the range on your xbows

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:26 PM

The simple cause for that high of a bid is that clearly the person who bought it is sleeping with whoever gave him the money for it (mother, father, dope dealer, etc). AIDS for an x-bow? Who knows.....
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#17 ompa

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:39 PM

About 70-80 for the modded one, the unmodded one is soon to be modded soon as exams end. It's really not that good of a gun, I just made an integration and gave it a decent paintjob- currently it's main role is to impress people.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:53 PM

with bands/bungees? also what spring did you use.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 11:05 PM

From what he's told me, his sweet black-metal integration xbow gets about 80-100 feet, accurate up to 60, and his other one, not sure, but probably it will be around the same unless he does something different to it.
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Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:05 AM

Yeah, that was the max range I was getting. flat goes around 70-80. It's not a bad weapon, but I'll take my at3k as a primary over my x-bow at the moment. I used a DT3 spring, and alot of rubber bands. Like 2 large strands, each strand consisting of many bands looped together.

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:34 PM

There was a package of several Nerf guns a few years back...with uniforms, flags, and everything. It went for $400.
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 09:32 PM

I suppose this goes to show what's in it for Hasbro if they were to re-release the classics; to individuals, small fortunes. to big buisness, chump change.
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 12:34 AM

Finally! I saw this thread when you started it, but NerfHaven took like 2 weeks to validate my account!

There really isn't any money in buying and selling nerf. I know. The user Shinkrillin on Ebay who sells so many guns is a guy I work with in the whole Nerf resale process. I acquire the nerf guns used from sources around the city, and give them to him to fix, clean, and if requested upgrade. Yeah, 60 bucks for a gun you paid 50 cents for sounds good, but it doesn't happen that often and for the most part, it's not really worth the time to try to make a nerf resale business out of it. He makes enough to pay a couple bills and that's about it. Between the two of us, however, we've probably had over 200 guns. One or two of every gun, at least. We've tested the best and worst nerf had to offer.

Now many of you might have noticed how the older guns like the Crossbow and Sharpshooter have problems with cracking from age, or from overmodding. I've seen a lot of people drop 60 bucks on a Lock n Load, put too big a spring in it, have the gun crack beyond repair. Nerf is a growing sport, but the guns are dying!

My friend and I have gotten far past the point of "modding" a gun with rubber bands, duct tape, and copper barrels. In a few weeks we will have a working prototype of a VERY DURABLE custom made high powered rifle, better than the best modded crossbow. One working prototype we had of a different gun put a welt on my chest from 20 feet that lasted for a WEEK! My proto is less powerful, a a litte less than a LnL, but with a 10 shot removable clip.

We have a nerf game we play here. It's basically a LARP downtown, but with nerf guns and foam melee weapons. TONS of fun and a lot different from the basic war games...

Hope to hear from ya soon! We'll keep you updated on our custom guns progress!

Edited by Katachi, 16 June 2004 - 12:45 AM.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:16 AM

Wow.. if what you say is true, I have to see at least one design picture... It's believeable- my sm1k put a bruise on someone from 15 feet away that lasted for about 5 days... Anyways, people now reinforce the casing with metal strips, so the guns are alot more durable- such as Rags x-bow. I look forwards to any plans you may post, especially the 10-shot clip. Figuring out how you did the clip system is going to bug me until I see it for myself.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 10:11 AM

My brothers 2k gave me a scar on my arm. It isnt going away. Thats pretty cool Kat, but alot of people have taken modding past duct tape and rubber bands, theres just less topics about them. Kat, thats a cool business. A nerf resale business! Im curious, did you start that because you wanted to sell nerf guns, or because you became aware of the NIC?

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