$2700.00 for a Bushy on Bud's


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HammerheadSSN663
January 10, 2013, 07:02 PM
...with three hours left to go.

:what::eek::scrutiny::barf:

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LemmyCaution
January 10, 2013, 07:21 PM
And I thought the $1700 M&P Sport at my local shop was ridiculous...

It sold, by the way.

Auto426
January 10, 2013, 07:27 PM
AR's and Pmags have turned out to be a better investment than gold.

1prcntr
January 10, 2013, 07:31 PM
Was looking at a local classified site earlier and the Colt's and Smith's were listed at 2k and up........crazy!

FIVETWOSEVEN
January 10, 2013, 08:17 PM
A local shop has/had an used underfolding AK for $3,500. Don't go there anymore. Coyote Creek in Rochester NH is crossed off my list.

KC&97TA
January 10, 2013, 08:20 PM
Saw pain Jane No Name M4-gerys selling at the Jacksonville NC gun show this past weekend for $3200... dumbies buy'n them still as well.

Seen a Warsaw AK marked for $2500 as well... 8x it's value in my eyes

Zakarus
January 10, 2013, 09:05 PM
Our biggest local gunshop can barely keep anything on the shelf, this with $3000 AR-15 that would normally retail for $1300, and that's what the tag said 3 months ago when I bought another .22 there.

Sheepdog1968
January 10, 2013, 09:08 PM
It all depends how badly you want one.

RiverPerson
January 10, 2013, 09:10 PM
http://www.armslist.com/posts/825631/huntsville-alabama-rifles-for-sale-trade--saiga--223-ak-with-tapco-stock

Not even converted.

bogon48
January 10, 2013, 09:20 PM
Yikes! And I thought things were crazy after the election. Think it's nuts now? Wait till Feinstein submits her bill. Even if she fails, prices will continue to go rise. We may have a long wait before prices settle.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
January 10, 2013, 09:25 PM
I just watched an HK MR556 sell on gunbroker for $6025. Actually it is the second to sell for that price. I am tempted to box mine up ,before I shoot it, and bid it adieu..... It is insane, but hey, if people want to pay outrageous prices, more power to them.

CGRifleman
January 10, 2013, 09:26 PM
Some idiot on Florida Gun Trader was trying to sell a CETME (listed as a PTR) for $2500. I've also seen $3000 Arsenals, $1100 WASRs and $75 PMags. If you've got spares, now is the time to sell... you can list for a price that is reasonable by comparison and still make a profit.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
January 10, 2013, 09:30 PM
Went into a prominant pawn shop today to look, and Arsenal builds are averaging at $1800, WASR's at $1300, and the venerable SKS at $850. Only thing that seemed normal was the AES-10b there selling for 2k, and that's the same price it was when it went in.

Alaska444
January 10, 2013, 09:34 PM
Looks like I am out of luck. I was thinking about getting an AR one of these days, I guess those days are gone. Too bad, but I am happy with what I have to date. I am certainly not defenseless by any means.

jr_roosa
January 10, 2013, 10:14 PM
My local shop refuses to raise prices and they're proud of it. They are just happy to move the product they get.

They have nothing on the walls but high end bolt guns and shotguns but piles of boxes with transfer forms on top. 9 day backlog on background checks here.

-J.

Reefinmike
January 10, 2013, 11:37 PM
Yikes! And I thought things were crazy after the election. Think it's nuts now? Wait till Feinstein submits her bill. Even if she fails, prices will continue to go rise. We may have a long wait before prices settle.
Im still trying to decide on when to sell mine. I honestly dont really like shooting or reloading for my AR, the only range around me maxes out at 100yds, paper only etc etc. I much prefer pistol. I bought 6 cheap c-product mags for $9 each from aim back in mid october, shortly after bama mentioned fun control during the debates- mainly as an investment. Then after the election, I saw another oppurtunity and picked up a cheapo dpms Ar that came with two mags for $640 after tax. Prices are nice now and I could probably get me a few nice range pistols(more to reload for :) ) with the profits reached, but I think the pinnacle would be once a bill is introduced. Im not trying to sound like one of *them*, but I honestly have no real dire use for an AR nor 8 mags. I may just sell off 5 or six of the mags.

what can I say...

ya snooze, ya loose

its not price gouging, its excessive panic buying that is the problem

Grmlin
January 10, 2013, 11:44 PM
I went into a LGS and they had an older used bushy A2 style for $1600.00. I'm not buying anything but what I need until the stupidity ends.

RP88
January 10, 2013, 11:57 PM
I'm almost inclined to sell a few dozen mags between my rifles and handguns for a few grand and pay my car off, but my girlfriend has told me not to stoop as low as the gougers in the gun shop (or at least wait to see what will actually happen)

even then, these are dark times.

I went to a gun shop that was not even selling any of their stock on semi-autos or hi-caps until further notice (they had signs on all of them stating such). I was disgusted, and the crap they spewed wasn't any better.

Gun onwers truly are the most divided union in the history of man. We make the Ancient Chinese look like the model family.

TexasPatriot.308
January 11, 2013, 12:04 AM
I am so glad I got what I need, aint buying nothin, selling nothin (though could make some cash). in a few months, some of these guys that spent a fortune will be selling stuff at a loss cause momma needs to pay taxes, needs Christmas money etc. foresight, should have bought a bunch of trash WASR10s for $450 and sold them for $1500. whateverr, the leftist of obama will have a helluva time fighting Americas basic rights.

FIVETWOSEVEN
January 11, 2013, 01:08 AM
You think those are all bad? Atlantic Firearms is the worst! We should all boycott them.

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/component/virtuemart/shipping-accessories/tapco-7-62x39-30-round-magazine-bakelite-orange-3-pack-detail.html?Itemid=0











;)

joeschmoe
January 11, 2013, 01:45 AM
...with three hours left to go.

:what::eek::scrutiny::barf:
Got a link?

Reefinmike
January 11, 2013, 02:05 AM
but... but, they have 3 ugly x39 mags for a cool 5.9 mil... at about $2,000,000 per mag you can turn em around for a major profit!

I remember buying a wasr-10 from aim back in 04 or 05 for $300... sigh... cases of silver bear ammo for $95... Im mad I stupidly sold it.

Okiegunner
January 11, 2013, 02:37 AM
OK...Can anyone even connect to the Atlantic site?? I can't.

Anyhow...I saw a DTI Hbar (actually, in my opinion, a pretty nice, well built, yet basic rifle) 16" carbine that sold for $675-750 a couple of months ago, sell for $1800.00 with 2, 30 round Promags. Wow!! Guy bought it with no questions asked and really seemed grateful that he was getting two magazines!!

On another note. I have bought from Atlantic before. I always thought that they were a "little" high on their products. However, Blaine has always (to me) been a straight shooter. CS has always been very good. Shipping (in the past) has always been very timely.

I tried to access their site, and could not.

Silverado6x6
January 11, 2013, 03:12 AM
Kinda makes you all warm and fuzzy knowing you may have to go to war defending the 2A with 5 and 10 thousand dollar weapons.

FIVETWOSEVEN
January 11, 2013, 08:02 AM
Aw man, Atlantic changed the prices in my link from $5,900,000 to a low $59.00

Atlantic Firearms
January 11, 2013, 06:41 PM
You do understand that it was simply a TYPO on the web site did you actually believe that we were charging that for 3 Tapco mags ?

1 old 0311-1
January 11, 2013, 06:55 PM
This 'crazy time' isn't going to last forever. Make a list and when it's over, boycott the crap out of them

crazyponie
January 11, 2013, 10:08 PM
I never thought I would say it but, the big box stores (in my area anyway)are the only ones not gouging the prices, this is of course if they can get the product. All the LGS's, save one I visit on a weekly basis have jacked the price on every type of gun in stock. I even bought 55gr vmax factory loads and a 100rnd box 55gr vmax for reloading, h335 and small rifle primers today. His prices are always 1-2 dollars more but, he has it in stock.

FIVETWOSEVEN
January 12, 2013, 01:53 PM
You do understand that it was simply a TYPO on the web site did you actually believe that we were charging that for 3 Tapco mags ?

You mean you don't want 6 million dollars for 3 Tapco mags? Shoot, I was trying to find my credit card this whole time! ;)

I don't think anyone took that seriously so I wouldn't worry about it.

nipprdog
January 12, 2013, 06:09 PM
$2800 for a BM carbon 15;

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/auction_info.php/products_id/69657/auctions_id/3204/page/1/auction_show/1

:eek:

joeschmoe
January 12, 2013, 07:07 PM
This 'crazy time' isn't going to last forever. Make a list and when it's over, boycott the crap out of them
You do realize these are auction prices? It's the buyers that are setting the prices, not the stores. Also these guns have several hundred dollars worth of accessories on them, so the prices aren't that inflated beyond other places.

nipprdog
January 12, 2013, 08:15 PM
these guns have several hundred dollars worth of accessories on them, so the prices aren't that inflated beyond other places.

Pssst, check the link in post #30. A 'plain jane' $700 carbon 15 going for $2800.

;)

joeschmoe
January 12, 2013, 09:07 PM
Pssst, check the link in post #30. A 'plain jane' $700 carbon 15 going for $2800.

;)
1) carbon 15
2) red dot optic
3) rings

It's an auction. The buyers are setting the price, not the store.

TPS
January 12, 2013, 09:11 PM
whats intresting about this to me is that people loose their minds when an election or event happens and the "gun control" comes to the front page. this run or ar type rifles has already slowed down in my area. a customer wanting to buy a bare lower said he seen thim on the web for 500+ this week. this too shall pass..........

TCBPATRIOT
January 12, 2013, 09:25 PM
I wouldn't have paid the regular price for that shrub-master.

Auto426
January 12, 2013, 10:19 PM
Buds has done the smart thing and put their guns up for auction. They start their auctions at $1.00 and let the buyers set the price. Not technically price gouging, since they aren't setting the price.

However, I seriously doubt you will find a single AR, AK, or military style semi auto show up in their normal long gun listings. You can pretty much bet that every one they receive is going up on the auction site and will end up selling for 200% - 400% of it's MSRP.

Elkins45
January 13, 2013, 09:05 AM
I hate the thought of shipping a rifle but I'm sorely tempted to put my post-ban Colt MT6700 up on Gunbroker just to see what it would bring.

If things go our way I could buy a replacement at 1/2 the price in a few months.

jmorris
January 13, 2013, 09:20 AM
A local shop has/had an used underfolding AK for $3,500. Don't go there anymore.Yep, you should remember who tried to screw you, once all of this settles down.

I used to try and shop LGS so they would be around when I need them but who needs a business that is going to try and sell you $25 worth of primers for $100?

dom1104
January 13, 2013, 10:22 AM
Guns shops are here to make money off of one person, and thats you.

They will make as much as they can.

MErl
January 13, 2013, 10:32 AM
Buds has done the smart thing and put their guns up for auction. They start their auctions at $1.00 and let the buyers set the price. Not technically price gouging, since they aren't setting the price.

However, I seriously doubt you will find a single AR, AK, or military style semi auto show up in their normal long gun listings. You can pretty much bet that every one they receive is going up on the auction site and will end up selling for 200% - 400% of it's MSRP.

And this is exactly the right thing to do. It is how you maximize your profit without pissing off customers & creating massive backorder lists. You put up a message "Due to market changes we cannot accurately price some of our inventory. We are currently allowing customers to set their fair price on gunbroker. When the market re-stabilizes we will resume direct sales."

Gordon
January 13, 2013, 10:50 AM
Those "optic ready" Carbon 15 BMs came with the red dot installed for $7-800 MAX, 6 months ago. I have been offered $1500 for mine last week. LGS said they would buy it for $900 and I said NO, it is bullet buttoned and my family trainer. It is the first one that gets passed out if we are shafted.:evil:

snakeman
January 13, 2013, 10:59 AM
I saw a basic dpms for 4000 at the gunshow yesterday

Art Eatman
January 13, 2013, 01:12 PM
Economics 101 ain't failed, even back before anybody knew what it was. :D

Demand up, supply constant or down, guess what happens to the price?

Guns, jujube beans, SuperBowl seats, doesn't matter.

Grmlin
January 13, 2013, 09:52 PM
At the local Gun Show today I saw the same rifle I paid $600 for less than a year ago going for $1800. Nobody was buying them. .223/5.56 going $1.00 a round for the cheap stuff.

Ignition Override
January 14, 2013, 03:29 AM
The savvy people who did not make a decision months ago, are waiting for the price bubble to deflate.
Otherwise, buy High,

sell low.

USMC8541
January 14, 2013, 08:09 AM
Local store has a Colt SP-1 for 2200. That was Saturday, probably gone now

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