Not to get on a soap box or anything, ok maybe intentionally but....
Is anyone else getting annoyed at the price raping that dealers are doing with guns now?? I am getting tired of this. They are buying the guns at the same price they have been but selling them anywhere from 20-100% higher! Case in point: There was a Camp Perry M1A at the show today and they wanted $4000 for it!!! MSRP is $2100 and I have seen 6-8 of them selling for what they SHOULD sell for on gunbroker in the $1700-2000 range. A plain, no options DPMS LR308 that MSRP's for $1000-1100 is marked at $1800-2000 now.
I fully understand the whole supply and demand deal but this is BS! I have been hunting for a NM M1A and a LR-308B but they are simply not to be found at a reasonable price (if at all).
Here is me, waiting for this frenzy to end so I can just buy the gun I want to at the price it is supposed to sell at.
Same here. I went into a gun store in Garland last week and they had a Romanian WASR10 ak47 for 799.99! Had a folding stock for 899.99! Supply and demand. People panic and spend their utility bill money on guns because thay can't see straight. I know the dealer probably has a reason for the price increase that they feel is justifiable. Likely they are worried like others that the supply is not coming back and wondering if they will have a future in the gun business. Or maybe the attitude is take it or leave it since someone will probably buy it anyway. As for me I can't afford it so it does not make any difference why they are so high. There is a gun show this weekend at bigtown in Mesquite and I may go Sunday just to watch the people. Maybe I can buy some ammo or jerky or something. Sure wish I had bought a Romanian for 350.00 when they were readily available. I can tell you one thing, shame on anyone reading this and complaining about the current gun control issues if you did not vote against Obama. It's too late to change the election but it is not too late to join the NRA and TSRA if you are not a member. atriot:
Yeah what makes me kick myself is that I bought my Tommy Gun 3 or so months ago when there was a NM M1A sitting right next to it for $1500. Now, you can't find a NM no matter how hard you look and the Tommy guns are available everywhere at the same or better prices. D'oh!
First off, how many of you have seen the dealer cost sheet? I have, and mosty of the FLGS and Show dealers prices have gone up. This is across the board, handguns ammo, everything, the most dramatice is seen in the "utility rifle" area. And again, if you dont want to pay for it, then dont buy it, if you want it and cant afford it, get another job or save, but for goodness sake, I am getting sick and tired of hearing every body complaining about the dealers raping people, it is our own damn fault... get over it!
Geez, here we go again. Like this hasn't been beaten to death over and over.
You guys request for a fixed price market has been submitted. It'll take some time as input costs get reduced to accommodate. It sure will help kill get rid of that healthy supply and demand, buyer/seller market. I mean we certainly don't want "us" the people to have any effect one this stuff. Our Government is much better suited for it.
Of course, that type of government will require you to get your serial number tattoo for easy payment of your fixed labor payments, and they'll take care of housing and food for you as well. Once it's passed we can proudly chant "Heil" to whoever has bought the seat of Supreme Ruler.
(psst. you can NOT BUY at that price. If everyone does that, the prices will adjust. Just a thought)