Are you thinking about selling your used optics to get some more cash? Do you want to get a new optic but don’t have the money to invest in one? If so, then you need to learn as much as you can about selling used optics.
Doing so can help you maximize your returns. You’ll be able to get as much money as possible for your used optics and turn that around to upgrade your rifle parts for the better.
See below for an in-depth guide highlighting everything you need to know before selling your used optics online.
Why Sell Used Optics?
Many experts will tell you that owning a rifle (or more than one) is a long-term investment, and generally not a money-making one. In time, you’ll sell a good majority of the parts and invest in new ones to upgrade your experience. It’s just the way that it works.
The important part is knowing why you should sell your used optics. Rather than letting them collect dust, you can get compensated for them and send them to a rifle owner that will use them for the better. You can also get something that you will like better.
There’s also the potential to sell it to RKB Armory, if it still works properly, and restore it to its former glory. From there, it will find a new home with someone that can desperately use a different scope for their rifle.
If you have a quality used scope and aren’t planning on using it anymore, then you might as well get money for it. Be sure to find a reputable armory to sell to.
Perhaps some of you out there have scopes with sentimental value to them. If so, there’s no harm in requesting a quote. This will show you how much a company is willing to pay for your optics. You can then choose whether to sell or not from there.
How to Sell Used Optics
There’s an art to selling your used optics and getting as much as you can for them. Many rifle owners perform this incorrectly, and either get paid much less than they should or become a victim of fraud.
See below for the steps that you should take to sell your used optics and find a reasonable quote for them.
- Check on the Condition of the Scope
First things first, you need to check on the overall condition and functionality of the scope(s) that you’re planning to sell.
Take some time to assess the scope and make sure it’s of good quality. As with any used rifle part, you can expect it to be a little dirty and worn-out. If so, then take some time to clean it and buff out the scratches that you see.
Next, check the turret of the scope and make sure that it can be adjusted. If not, then the scope will be worth next to nothing. Do you still have the original box and all accessories? If so, that will help your resale value.
While you’re there, check on the functionality of the scope. Go out to the nearest shooting range to test out the scope with a few shots. Be honest with your assessment. Is it in good condition? Does it adjust well? Would you be pleased if you were buying this scope?
If you happen to have a scope you’ve never used, then the optics should be in near perfect condition. This type of used scope can be sold for more money that a scope that shows signs of use.
- Find a Trustworthy Buyer
For most of you, selling your optics online will be the best bet. You can use it as a way of finding a reputable scope buyer who will give you the maximum amount for your used optics.
Before you sell to them, make sure to do your homework. If you’re selling to an online company, search for online reviews on the service. Were the previous customers happy with their decisions? Were they offered a reasonable price? Were there any setbacks in the process?
RKB Armory takes pride in offering our clients a reasonable price for their optics. If you have a used scope you’re trying to sell, check our offers first! We primarily take pride in making the selling process reliable and quick.
- Ask for a Quote
Now that you have found a trustworthy buyer, all that’s left to do is reach out to learn more. Be sure to request a quote to see how much they’re willing to pay you.
Be sure to be as thorough with info on the scope as possible. Here are a few things that you will need to answer:
- Is the scope in good condition?
- How often has it been used?
- When was the last time that it was used?
- Are there any dents, scratches, or discoloration?
- How old is the scope?
- What adjustment features does it include? (if any)
Once you’re given a quote, all that’s left to do is decide whether or not to sell it. Keep in mind that if an offer seems too outrageously good to be true, it probably is.
Sell Your Used Optics to a Reputable Source Today
Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on how to sell used optics and get a fair amount for them, be sure to find the right buyer with whom to do business.
For those of you looking to replace your used scope with a new one, be sure to use this guide on how to choose a rifle scope.
For more inquiries, please begin by filling out this online form to request an offer from us for your used optics.