Safe For Sale

Unfortunately, it turns out the safe won’t fit in my fiancee’s condo (it’s also a bit too heavy for the floors), so I’m looking to sell it. Alas, I don’t have access to the ArizonaShooting classifieds forums, so I’ve listed it on Craigslist and here. The asking price on Craigslist is $1,200, but I’ll offer a Arizona Rifleman Reader Discount on the asking price of $100.
Here’s the information I’ve posted on Craigslist, as well as a picture of the safe.
If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email.

I have a Cannon C23 gun safe that I’m looking to sell. I bought it a few years ago when I moved into my ground-floor apartment, and am now moving to a second-story condo. The safe is a bit too heavy to move up the stairs, so I’m looking to sell it.
It’s in great condition, with no noticeable damage or marks. It’s been sitting in my closet since I purchased it, so it’s not been exposed to any sort of weather. The only wear-and-tear is from being used normally. There are two screw holes in the very back of the safe where I secured it to the beams in the wall, but they’re not visible from the interior unless one looks specifically for them. The fire-resistant seals are in excellent condition.
There’s a fresh, 10-year lithium 9V battery in the electronic keypad.
It has all the standard interior shelving (with gray cloth padding) that came with the safe. It does not have the optional door-panel pistol kit, nor does it have an electric dehumidifier (though I have used silica gel dehumidifier packets since I bought it, and have renewed them as they became saturated, so there’s been no appreciable moisture inside).
Basic specs:
Weight: 620 pounds, not counting shelves. It’s probably safe to bet (no pun intended) that the total weight is closer to 650 pounds.
Dimensions: WxHxD: 30″ x 60″ x 24″
Color: Black, with gold trim.
See the Cannon website for additional specifications and details.
Important note: This safe is very heavy (~620-650 pounds). When the safe-movers came to install it, it required two men and a heavy hand cart (a heavy-duty “appliance dolly”, such as one can rent at U-Haul for a modest fee) to move. Their delivery truck had a hydraulic lift. I do not have the means to move it myself, so if you buy the safe, you are responsible for removing it from my first-floor apartment (there’s a small, 4-inch step down from the apartment to the sidewalk) and transporting it away. I would be happy to help you move it from my apartment to your truck, and to help you lift it from the ground into your truck, but if your vehicle is not equipped with a lift capable of lifting the safe, I strongly recommend bringing several muscular friends, as it’s unlikely that only two people would be able to safely lift it up into a pickup truck.
I need to sell it no later than the 16th of May. I realize this is short notice, but I had another potential buyer but that deal fell through.
I have the instructions for how to reprogram the electronic keypad, and you’re welcome to test it out to make sure the keypad works.
Conditions of sale:
– Local only. No shipping. No dealing with agents in Nigeria.
– Cash only. No checks. No money orders. No cashiers checks from Nigeria.
– You’re welcome to inspect the safe prior to purchasing it, but any damage caused while moving the safe out of my apartment to your vehicle is the buyer’s responsibility.

7 thoughts on “Safe For Sale”

  1. Why don’t you have access to the AZS classifieds forum? I thought all you had to do was have a username there. I signed up years ago tough so I don’t fully recall.

  2. Alas, there’s other, hidden requirements that one needs to meet. Presumably it’s “post regularly, be a member in good standing, etc.”
    Unfortunately, though I do have an account there, I’ve only made a single post years ago. Thus, I cannot access nor post to the classifieds forum.
    If it wouldn’t violate any rules there, I would much appreciate it if someone with posting privileges there could mention the fact that I’m selling the safe. I really need to get rid of it by this weekend, and have only had outrageously low-ball offers (~$400) from craigslist.

  3. Im not sure if that is against the rules or not. I will try to find out. If its ok I can help you out.

  4. I don’t see it on AzShooting so I’m guessing JP’s access is inop. I can help… But a price is required. Since I’m going to list the basics and point to this page, can I list the $100 price or should I omit the link and ask $1200.
    Unfortunately you being on a time schedule puts buyers in the driver’s seat. It might be worth looking into a “plan B” – such as moving it into a storage unit. A couple month’s rent might be better than taking a bath on the sales price

  5. Danno: AZS users are welcome to the $100 discount (starting price $1100).
    I’ve considered options in case I can’t sell it in time; a storage unit is an option, as is storing it temporarily at a friends house. Time is important, yes, but not so important enough to compromise the price by a huge amount.

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