As for guns and optics, just about everything goes back. Once in a while if there's something I really want to hang on to, the maker will let me keep it on indefinite consignment, but when I retire, or croak, it goes back. I can't sell it. This goes for rifles and optics. About once a year I do buy something, and I get the manufacturer's price. To those of you who think I get $5,000 rifles in return for a couple of blog posts I can only ask: What color is the sky on your planet?