Mine was made out of desparation.
My wife was out of work and we needed some extra cash to make ends meet.
I was planning to get into NRA Highpower shooting matches. I bought a new loaded Springfield M1A with rangefinding scope. Tried to sell it for 3 weeks - no luck.
I traded it for a post ban colt ar15 and paraordinance LD14-45.
Sold the Colt for $650 and the para for $450 within days of the trade.
Made ends meet.