Homemade water guns on eBay

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Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by Silence » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:50 pm

For about a month, adronl from the forums has been developing plans to sell homemade water guns on eBay. His first model has a huge, pressurized backpack reservoir that resembles the Water Warriors Aqua Pak: there's a backpack tank that you fill with water, then pressurize with an air pump. Link.

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by C-A_99 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:34 pm

I think this is the first homemade I've seen on eBay. Perhaps his success or failure at selling homemades can indicate how much of a good idea it is to do so in the future. 6 days left and he's got a bid; good start but not a good indicator to future activity. We'll see.

Adronl, good luck with the auction.

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by Silence » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:54 pm

I do think we've seen backpacked water guns on sale before (with a video of the builder shooting one), but I couldn't find any more information on them. Maybe Ben will know.

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by SSCBen » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:38 am

I can't recall any specific instances of homemade water guns being sold but I doubt this is the first. Either way, it's the first with serious intent on producing more.

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by adronl » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:51 am

:D Well after this sells on e-bay I am going to use the return of funds to make the next generation guns more cost efficient, compact, ergonomic, mounted pump, and full of power.

To the administrators here. Thanks for the backing

Eureka I figured it out my complete design :D A little note the pump will be rated around 300 psi

Video link of current auction and one coming soon under 80$http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqkgY25dt2U
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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by Silence » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:52 am

Hey adronl, have you made any sales yet? I don't see anything listed on your eBay merchant page anymore.

And if yes, how many soakers have you sold?

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by adronl » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:57 pm

Well I sold the first and most expensive one the 8" short tank it only sold for cost but I am happy with that. Now I can do some repairs and upgrades and put the rest up for sale. I had planned on already having the 3" piston gun up but I accidentally warped it by leaving it in my hot car for too long with a little pressure in it. I will be rebuilding it with an upgrade and I plan on having it up starting Thursday this week.

I have been quite busy I just moved this weekend and dealing with other stuff I have going on. I may list 2 at a time also and with the piston guns they are much cheaper so the starting price will only be about $75 no more than $80.

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by adronl » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:33 pm

Oh yeah there is a new auction up on e-bay right now for a 2" piston gun with low pressure loss air tank.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0357443935

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by C-A_99 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:37 am

Good to see that you've made another sale, though you don't seem to be breaking even. Perhaps it'll take time for homemades to get imprinted into the eBay market. One suggestion I'd like to put up for the item description is to provide the actual youtube link to the video. In this day and age, everyone does that now and it doesn't take a lot of time to. And that's at mininum. If you've seen other eBay catalogues, they're full of pictures, fancy formatting and fonts, and other information. Try to get as much of that as you can, but at the very least, a direct link to the youtube video in question (or to a search if the actual gun has no vids), would be a good idea.

Good luck with your other sales.

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by Lukeh » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:07 pm

Hi! Im up for buying one of those if anyone can get in touch with adronl!

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by -G-JiV- » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:04 pm

POINT OUT: The post is older then 2 years...this is not actual anymore I think :p
A gunner has to do what his Soaker requires...

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by martianshark » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:30 pm

You could try PMing him.

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by adronl » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:32 am

I am still alive and if you got cash it talks cant sell these guns to minors though they can be dangerous lol

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Re: Homemade water guns on eBay

Post by -G-JiV- » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:38 am

haha, hi there :D

Do you have kind of the SUPERCANNON 2 ? I would buy such a incredible weapon from you, and I do have cash if it is working well and its performance is good enough. Good enough means range of 70-80 feet, output does not matter since you need much pressure and output to get this range. I do not need any Weaker weapons, since I have got nearly all Super Soakers, and CPS 2000 Mk1 and SS 300 do great job ;)

IF you can offer me something like the SUPERCANNON 2 we have a deal. let me know via PM.
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