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Old Dude PB

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In Topic: Should I play pump? If yes, what should I get

27 August 2014 - 09:15 AM

so if you buy one then decide a while later its not for you, you'll most likely get a 100% return on your investment.


Just to be a pain about the language for a second: a "100% return on investment" means you double your money. I think Luxor meant a "100% return of investment," meaning you get all your money back when you sell...which certainly might be true if you buy used and get a good deal. I do think that it's a fair point that pump markers, especially those bought on the used market, don't depreciate as quickly as many of the more popular semis. The availabilities and lead times are such that prices stay high. I'm thinking of the CCM pumps...good luck finding one in good condition for a lot less than retail.
 

Not a single product will retain its original retail value, paintball markers of any kind are no different in this regard. And also. There are companies making new pump marker model in this day and age..


Like any other niche market, paintball equipment can be funny. The mass-market stuff will surely depreciate. Low volume, build-to-order guns like CCMs and Phantoms won't depreciate as much. And then there are weird situations like Sandanas and Winchester Pocket Hoppers where the prices go nuts.

In Topic: Social Media & Teens

25 August 2014 - 09:37 AM

I'm grateful that I grew up before everyone had a video camera on them at all times and their own global television network to post movies of all the dumb stuff I/we did. There's a lot less slack in the world these days.

In Topic: used rotor

18 August 2014 - 02:23 PM

No shark fin on the feeding arm, no velcro straps on the batteries = V1
No shark fin, velcro = V2
Shark fin, velcro = V3

In Topic: Great Intermidate Player Set-Up?

13 August 2014 - 01:47 PM

That setup might suit your needs, but I wouldn't call it "great." I've never shot a G5, but my experiences with DP's customer service haven't been on par with some of their bigger competitors...Kee/Empire in particular, whose CS is fantastic. I've heard people rave about Planet Eclipse CS as well, but I've never owned a PE gun, so I don't know. I agree with DasJaco about the tank...if you ever want to play woodsball, try a scenario or big game, or even play back in speedball, a 48/3K will be an inconvenience, particularly with a gas hog marker. Someone who has shot a G5 with a 48/3 can chime in, but I bet you wouldn't get much more than 5 pods on a cold fill. Also, I'm not a fan of how close the gauge is to the threads on the GA tanks...I have one and I've had to reconfigure ASAs and rails to accommodate it on some markers. I have an E-vent. It's fine. No experience with the Scion.

In Topic: Best barrel kit

11 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

I don't know about a full kit under $100 new. You can get close with a GoG/Smart Parts Freak Junior, and two or three inserts, say, .679, .684, and .689. Alternatively, you can sometimes find used Freak kits with all the inserts for under $100.