Let the EBR Gouging Begin


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Cougfan2
November 6, 2008, 06:45 PM
Well, it's started folks. Was in a local gun store over lunch and I saw a DPMS complete lower that I KNOW retails for $367.00 marked up to $499.00. :fire: It has made me reevaluate doing business with this store. I know it's their inventory and they can do whatever they want with it, but it's the principal.

Called another store and they had complete Bushy or RR lowers for $300.00. I'm picking one up this weekend if they still have one.

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jeff-10
November 6, 2008, 07:27 PM
The economy is really rough out there for some people so I don't forsee any kind of long term run up on ARs. Also, even if the Democrats decide to bring about a new AWB it will likely take years. Politicans just don't move that fast (unless they have 700 billion to spend).

I kind of doubt the Democrats will try to push any kind of new anti-gun legislation before the 2010 elections when they try to get there 60 senators. I fully expect the run on AR-15s to end like the run on guns after Y2k. Pretty soon you will be able to find never fired RRAs, Bushmasters and Armalites in the gun store for 75% of there original price.

The Deer Hunter
November 6, 2008, 07:54 PM
Well, it's started folks. Was in a local gun store over lunch and I saw a DPMS complete lower that I KNOW retails for $367.00 marked up to $499.00. It has made me reevaluate doing business with this store. I know it's their inventory and they can do whatever they want with it, but it's the principal.

Called another store and they had complete Bushy or RR lowers for $300.00. I'm picking one up this weekend if they still have one.

Now I don't mean to bragg or anything but I got a complete lower, minus the stock for $125. You may want to browse around and check other stores.

22-rimfire
November 6, 2008, 08:53 PM
I think you're living in a fantasyland when it comes to gun control and a Democratic party totally in charge of both houses of Congress and the Presidency. I hope you're right.

As far as price increases, some will and some won't until there is nothing left but the ones that "will".

HorseSoldier
November 6, 2008, 09:06 PM
Let's remember that four years ago the Democratic party was so far out of power that talking heads on TV and op-ed column writers were seriously talking about the party being DOA. They're back now, but my suspicion is that the power brokers who run the party (and who, like 99% of politicians, are far more interested in power than principles) remember this, and the damage Clinton's AWB did to the party's numbers in Congress back then.

My guess is they want to stay in power and remember the bad times -- for the moment -- and so will avoid going to hot and heavy after guns or other hot-button topics. The longer they hold Congress and the White House the more likely they'll start thinking their "mandate" lets them start coloring further and further outside the lines.

Personally, I think we're got a relatively low odds of Barry-O tossing out a gun ban during the first year or two of his presidency. If the Dems don't lose ground in the mid-term elections, or (god forbid) gain ground during them, that's when we start getting into dangerous territory.

goldie
November 6, 2008, 09:25 PM
The grim news about the ecomomy getting worse over the next two or three months will certainly overshadow almost every other issue for at least this year,the only thing that may start things up is if some rectum shoots up a school or shopping mall in the next few months.

Seafarer12
November 6, 2008, 10:20 PM
Don't play into the crappy price gouging dealers that are playing on panic of something that may or may not ever come about. There are enough panic buyers out there with a dozen stripped lowers out there that will eventually get tired of sitting on them.

cracked butt
November 7, 2008, 08:10 AM
Shop around a bit.
You should be able to buy or put together a lower for around $200.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Receivers.html

Eightball
November 7, 2008, 08:17 AM
Picked up a stripped lower for $125 OTD. That being said, it may not just be your supplier who is gouging, check various companies' websites to see if their prices haven't gone up--Spike's Tactical reputedly went from ~ $115 to $179, overnight.

Ben Shepherd
November 7, 2008, 09:34 AM
It's economics folks. Yes, there are those out there gouging. But a lot of places are flat out OUT of stock. Only way to get more is to build 'em. I'd say that manufacturers are going like hell on production right now, and paying A LOT of overtime wages.

If it costs more to produce, it costs more to buy.(Assuming you actually are in busniess for financial reasons.)

theoldgringo
November 7, 2008, 09:37 AM
Personally, I think we're got a relatively low odds of Barry-O tossing out a gun ban during the first year or two of his presidency. If the Dems don't lose ground in the mid-term elections, or (god forbid) gain ground during them, that's when we start getting into dangerous territory.

I suggest that a barrage of e-mail from constituents opposing any type of gun regulation, under the threat of losing votes, will go a very long way toward keeping our congress' collective minds on things like the economy, how to get rid of a ten trillion dollar debt (instead of increasing it),etc.

I will be writing one within the week.........and again........and again..........

Cougfan2
November 7, 2008, 10:16 AM
Now I don't mean to bragg or anything but I got a complete lower, minus the stock for $125. You may want to browse around and check other stores.

Dang!!! Brag on! That's a great deal. Who, may I ask, did you get that from? Even if I have to pay a transfer fee, that's a great deal and I have a spare stock somewhere in the garage.

Art Eatman
November 7, 2008, 10:48 AM
Good APS topic. Too much politics for the Rifle forum.

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