October 23, 2008, 12:31 AM
I looked on gunsamerica for saiga 12s to get an idea of pricing, and I was shocked to see them all at 500+ and osme at 800$$ :what::what::what:
A year ago a friend of mine bought himself one (And he has yet to shoot it, I keep trying to get him to stop by so I can test it out). He paid something like 360$ new. Is that really what they are going for? I will have to scratch my plans of buying one, and just try to buy my friends because that is ridiculous.
October 23, 2008, 08:41 AM
Yup--$500 now is a great price. They can't keep them in stock and supply is always short. Also, people are snatching them up fearing another AWB if Nobama gets elected.
October 23, 2008, 12:28 PM
Yep --- they went up in price along woth gas etc. I should have bought a couple when the price was under $400 ---- I've been looking for a Saiga .308 and the price on them is also up $200 or so from last year !!
October 23, 2008, 04:05 PM
Mainly demand more than any change in costs.
Saiga 12s are sheet metal firearms that are cheap to produce. Thier old price tag reflected that.
Now they have gained a strong demand.
With a strong demand they can charge more and the market still buys them.
October 23, 2008, 04:13 PM
I know what you mean. I was looking at a Saiga 223 about 6 months ago for $279. I went by there today to get one and the price was $359. :what:
Only had one left at that. So I got it before the price went even higher. :D
October 23, 2008, 04:23 PM
Ouch. I grabbed mine for 210 at a gun show. Always worked flawlessly for me until trying to use that awful winchester bulk birdshot.
October 23, 2008, 11:56 PM
Of course I call my friend up and offer him what he paid for his (Its still new and unfired) and he tells me to eat it :D. Apparently he knows how much they have gone up...
October 24, 2008, 01:51 AM
I just bought one last weekend. I saw them a little over $400 then it was $500 then it was $600 and they were still impossible to find. So I found the long bbl one that I had been wanting for the past 6 months and bit the big one.
Haven't shot it yet but I cross another one off the list :) after all it's only money lol