"panic prices" on SKS's


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dougestyle
November 25, 2008, 08:05 PM
Just wondering what kind of PP's you guys are seeing on these guns.

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grimjaw
November 25, 2008, 08:09 PM
On Yugos, 100% over what they were two years ago. The other types, higher but less so.

jm

coyotehitman
November 25, 2008, 08:11 PM
Ridiculous price gouging going on, that's for sure.

Lt. B
November 25, 2008, 09:29 PM
Ive seen a few with 375 400 price tags but they are selling at those prices. 200 to 225. I bought two at a dept store for 89.00 ea. some years ago. They were chinese junk.

Rubber_Duck
November 25, 2008, 10:41 PM
I've seen Yugo SKSs selling for $569. Yikes!!

M39SKY
November 26, 2008, 01:47 AM
When Samco raised their price to $169 for the unissued Yugo SKS about 2 years or so ago I panicked. Bought three. These days Big 5 sells them for around $300 for VG condition.

Heck
November 26, 2008, 02:00 AM
Seeing them for $240 here in AR. Grabbed a like new Norinco SKS M (takes AK Mags) for $239 on saturday.

N003k
November 26, 2008, 02:44 AM
About 2 months ago I got a Norinco one as a gift for my step father at 200$, Last time I was in the shop I think the ones they had were around 300 and up. The one I have, which my father (this one biological to not confuse anyone) got me about 2 years ago only was around 150$, it's a Yugo 59/66.

Bubba613
November 26, 2008, 09:32 AM
The last one I sold over the summer went for $250. I thought that was high but the customer wanted it.
Yesterday I ordered one that I'll sell for $299. I have resisted buying any because the price has gotten so high. But if people want them, they want them.
Where are you going to get a semi auto carbine with that kind of reliability for under $300?

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 26, 2008, 10:49 AM
PTR91 is $1,200 something at local store - plain jane model. :rolleyes:

rangerruck
November 26, 2008, 12:00 PM
400 bucks, at gunshows here in Houston. Unreal, 3 years ago, you as a dealer, could buy the crate of these for this price...

expvideo
November 26, 2008, 12:03 PM
199 locally

Gunfighter123
November 26, 2008, 01:00 PM
At GatGuns in C'ville , yesterday they had a bunch for $329 with grenade launcher and blade bayo.



Edit --- also had a whole bunch of AKs for $500 AND UP !!!!

doc540
November 26, 2008, 01:36 PM
"199 locally"

Please email with contact info. and how many are available at that price.

I'm buying.

doc540@yahoo.com

mljdeckard
November 26, 2008, 01:40 PM
I don't know that it's all panic buying. Prices on SKSs have been going up for a few years.

A friend of mine raved about how he wanted one so bad, and then changed his mind halfway through stripping off the cosmoline. I bought it from him for $100.

expvideo
November 26, 2008, 05:14 PM
"199 locally"

Please email with contact info. and how many are available at that price.

I'm buying.

doc540@yahoo.com
Replied to your PM

ccsniper
November 26, 2008, 05:21 PM
Seeing them for $240 here in AR. Grabbed a like new Norinco SKS M (takes AK Mags) for $239 on saturday.

number 1. good to see another arky, and ive only seen them upwards of 300 now.
number 2. where in the world did you find a norinco sks m?!? the only ones i have seen are upwards of 500!

expvideo
November 26, 2008, 05:23 PM
Seeing them for $240 here in AR. Grabbed a like new Norinco SKS M (takes AK Mags) for $239 on saturday.
I saw one, but I didn't catch the price. If I remember correctly, it was pretty fair.

devilc
November 26, 2008, 05:29 PM
We were was purchasing these by the CASE for as little as $75 each for Norinco Chinese cheapies as recently as 2005.
Sigh.

Kymasabe
November 26, 2008, 06:52 PM
My local shop has three excellent condition Yugo's, drowning in cosmoline, for $259 each.

Autopistola
November 27, 2008, 11:44 AM
Bought a Norinco the other day, $350 OTD with transfer. I thought that was really to expensive and should've bought another saiga. I was stoked to find out it came with some extras like a laser and a 20rd chinese "star" mag (worth about $50).

Pawn shops with Yugos seem to be oblivious of the inflated prices, still about $215. The one where I bought my SKS and Saiga .308 still had a new Saiga .308 21" for the relatively reasonable price of $435. They are all sold out of WASR's though. No shortage of AR's around, same old prices. The sportman's shop slowly inflated prices on WASR's over the past few months. They were $450, $550, then sold out for a while, and now there's one for an amazing $650! I think not!

MD_Willington
November 27, 2008, 12:33 PM
Big 5 sporting goods

$400

Gun show for unissued = ~ $250...

and no paperwork... pretty nice.

The King of Pants
November 27, 2008, 01:24 PM
2 days ago, I missed out on an all matching Russian for $260 by like 2 hours, yeah.

coyotehitman
December 9, 2008, 10:48 AM
Last time I looked at a Russina SKS, it was a whopping 79.00 and they were stacked floor to ceiling in crates.

benEzra
December 9, 2008, 11:07 AM
Last time I looked at a Russina SKS, it was a whopping 79.00 and they were stacked floor to ceiling in crates.
I take it this was back in the 1990's/early 2000's?

Shear_stress
December 9, 2008, 11:10 AM
Not an SKS, but the grand daddy of all post-election panic prices was the $2351 some poor (as in "unfortunate", obviously not as in "strapped for cash") soul paid for a Century Yugo underfolder AK on Gunbroker.

sarge83
December 9, 2008, 11:31 AM
the local pawn/gun shop has 4 yugo's for $269 currently. I would buy one but I just don't like the yugo version of this rifle. I prefer the norinco or romanian versions and I already have one yugo.

DirtyDUSN
December 9, 2008, 11:31 AM
Hell will freeze over before I pay above $325 for an SKS, even for one in very good condition. I paid $220 with a dragonov style stock. My buddy working at the gun store almost gave it to me for 200 but his manager walked over and told him $220.

MIgunguy
December 9, 2008, 11:37 AM
$2351 some poor soul paid for a Century Yugo underfolder AK on Gunbroker.

Wow, and I thought $1000 for a Mini 14 was bad. Or $100 for an AK mag.:eek:

PS- NOT what I paid, just what I saw some sap on GB paid.

Shear_stress
December 9, 2008, 11:56 AM
Here's a link to that Yugo:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=116830192

Possibly the most I've seen for an SKS is a bubba'ed Chinese model right now in the Trading Post for north of five bills. Basic tact will keep me from posting a link, but the seller is pretty up front about the high price. If it sells, more power to him.

akolleth
December 9, 2008, 12:06 PM
Ah the good ol days of even 3-4 years ago, My first firearm ever was my Yugo 59/66, I got it for $75 in 2005 becuase the gas valve was worn.

Nowadays you better be prepared to shell out $275-350 for a Yugo 59/66

expvideo
December 9, 2008, 12:37 PM
I should buy an SKS. Just for fun. But then again, I'd just end up giving it to my dad, because I always want to give him guns for some reason. I guess I just never think he's well armed enough. He's more of an old western kind of guy, and I'm more of a black rifle kind of guy. So he packs a single action revolver and I pack a doublestack 9mm, and so on. You get the idea. Anyway, we can't seem to convince each other otherwise, so we keep giving eachother guns to try to chainge the other's mind. It never works, but I guess I'm comfortable with that. ;)

MTMilitiaman
December 9, 2008, 03:23 PM
I haven't seen many SKSs for sale around here. Last AK I saw was a well used Rommie with an underfolder and a slant brake. The price tag said $650 and had a red "SOLD" written over it in permanent marker. So apparently, despite gouger prices, the things are selling for whatever people are asking for them.

muddywatters
December 9, 2008, 04:07 PM
$400 on "sale" at Big 5 for the Yugo SKS

CJ
December 9, 2008, 06:23 PM
Bah, my local pawn shop upped all the prices in the store (most by just increasing the hundreds digit by one)...but SKS's are now...drum roll please...$799.

MIL-DOT
December 9, 2008, 06:27 PM
My main gun-buddy at work just found a Norinco SKS at his favorite pawn/gun shop for $125, and talked 'em down to $100 !!
I'm not a big SKS guy, but hell, I woulda jumped on that myself !!

TehK1w1
December 9, 2008, 09:52 PM
Amazing prices...I bought my Yugo 59/66 last christmas for $180, and am glad I did...

Georgia Gunner
December 9, 2008, 09:59 PM
Well a few days ago I saw some for at a shop for $600:eek: but hey the guy was actually selling them. However I do know a few other shops that haven't caught on to the rising prices and still have them for $250.

Odnar
December 9, 2008, 10:09 PM
Samco has VG Yugos for $229.

XD-40 Shooter
December 9, 2008, 10:28 PM
The most recent gun show here in Colorado Springs, 2 weeks ago, Yugo's were going for $300-$350, LOL@those prices.

Doug S
December 9, 2008, 10:37 PM
I picked up a Chinese Paratrooper at the last gun show with a 20 round mag for $250.

possum
December 10, 2008, 07:35 PM
they are at $300 at my local shop that means i can get one for probally $250

Brian41
December 10, 2008, 10:24 PM
prices are nuts... at a show here saturday after thanksgiving i saw them from 279 up to 699. Fortunately i bought one in excellent condition a week before from a guy for $100!!! Wohooo.... now i just have to deal with ridiculous prices on x39

i too remember the days when booths at gun shows would have CRATES of sks's for $79. Only about 5 years ago... wish i'd bought a case of them at that price...

VentanaRider
December 10, 2008, 11:35 PM
All original 1951 Russian w/120 rounds of ammo $300

indyk
December 11, 2008, 02:36 AM
Just fishing
if you have a nice SKS without the panic price give me a pm

Maybe I can convince my wife to let me buy one.




If this was any other season other than an Indiana winter i could buy my Saiga 7.62, and a Russian SKS and still have money for a cheeseburger..

bahhh seasonal work!!

97guns
December 11, 2008, 07:27 AM
hmmmmmm - im sitting on 5 or 6 yugo/romy's that im into for around $80 a pop, maybee i should dump one or two of them to fund something else.

PAPACHUCK
December 11, 2008, 08:04 AM
Early '06, I bought a dozen Yugo's for $79 ea. plus shipping.

Glad I did!

alemonkey
December 11, 2008, 08:55 AM
You guys are really making me consider taking my Norinco to the gun show here next month. I love the thing, but I only paid $195 for it and it's in near new condition. If some fool is willing to pay out the nose for it, hey, why not.

tinygnat219
December 11, 2008, 09:06 AM
Just bought a Romanian SKS from Southern Ohio Gun for 259.00 recently. It's seen some use, but I will fire it tonight.

They have unissued / excellent ones going for 359.00 I think.

offthepaper
December 11, 2008, 02:13 PM
Bought a VG Yugo in '05 for $85 OTD.
hardly ever shoot it, but wouldn't get rid of it either.

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