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AR panic leaving TX

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jmorris, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

  2. jason41987

    jason41987 member

    yay... i need to buy a new rifle to celebrate.. but in light of this past gun-drama, im thinking ill consolidate all of my rifles into the fewest calibers i can, and stock up big on that ammo
  3. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Well-Known Member

    I aint bought any firearms in a while, dang sure aint gonna pay the panic prices. in a few months, those overpriced ARs will be for sale when momma is needing Christmas money. I will be there cash in hand and it is gonna be at a bargain price or none at all...I got my AR15s and AR10s etc in my safe. felt sorry for all the panic buyers.
  4. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Well-Known Member

    My LGS has some "budget" AR's going for under $1000 now. Once they retur. To normal or a flood of used ones come on the market, I may be ready to buy again.
  5. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    I don't think this will happen to nearly the extent that some people think.

    I believe most of the recent buyers are still going to want what they bought for the same reason they bought it in the first place: They didn't have one and they wanted one. The threat of the government taking a big step in disarming the citizenry isn't going away anytime soon, certainly not this year.

    I think most buyers were first time gun owners, first time owners of this type of arm, or true enthusiasts who would rather keep it than take a loss because it was something they wanted anyway and will continue to use/enjoy owning.
  6. jim243

    jim243 Well-Known Member

    You tell them Tex, I guess it will be none at all, they will be kept because of the price paid for them. If you want new, then maybe you can find some at a more reasonable price at Walmart and such.

    I was at two lgs today, one GATs had many AR's but only about half of their normal stock of long guns and shotguns and about 2/3s of their stock of handguns, the other was Cabela's and they had no AR's and hardly any handguns, NO ammo and No reloading supplies. It almost looked like they were going out of the gun business and just selling sporting goods, clothing and shooting accessories.

    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  7. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    It is good to see prices of new rifles are returning to reasonable levels.

    As the prices fall and the new rifle inventories improve, the price of used rifles will fall.

    Whether there will be a flood of used rifles on the market, it will depend on many factors. The economy, new gun laws, ammunition supplies, overstretched budgets, and so forth.
  8. jason41987

    jason41987 member

    well if panic buying is for the most part over, prices coming down, then we'll have the celebratory buying to wait out
  9. Hummer70

    Hummer70 Well-Known Member

    Not so fast folks. Feinsteins proposals are reworded in Harry Reids bill. It aint over for at least three more years.
  10. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    The votes still won't be there.
  11. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Well-Known Member

    Another few weeks to a month for the deals to start cropping up as all those people who panicked will be looking to dump them for anything.
  12. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    I doubt it.

    But feel free to post the links tot he listings or the online auctions when this happens so we all have the opportunity for awesome prices
  13. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Well-Known Member

    My LGS not only had some [new] in stock this weekend, they were running a sale.

    I've seen a bunch of them come back to be sold used at the LGS, along with boxes (cases) of unused ammo that also had to be sold used. When you see boxes of Tul for $8 a pop, you know they only got about $4 (maybe $6) for each box. They only got about 80% of their purchase price back on their ARs too. There will be a period of time where the LGSs will have to stop buying them back as they won't be moving.

    Granted I am not talking about everywhere.
  14. klw1911

    klw1911 Member

    I think it was better being a panic seller.
  15. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    Like others, I just don't see this happening. Didn't happen after the 2008 panic, and isn't likely to happen now. As mentioned, many people bought these things because they wanted one and were afraid that this might be the last chance to get one. Just because the threat is gone doesn't mean that they no longer want what they bought though. Combine that with the fact that they'd be selling it at a huge loss and I doubt many will be letting go of the guns they bought.

    Expect retail prices to slowly dwindle back down to roughly pre-panic levels (this has already started), but I wouldn't hold my breath on a fire-sale of used AR's.
  16. justice06rr

    justice06rr Well-Known Member

    The panic buyers that bought severely overpriced AR/AK's will feel the buyer's remorse that's coming to them. Hahaha!

    It is highly unlikely that they will resell their guns at a huge discount/loss. In my local firearm ads there are plenty of people selling their AR/AK's for $1500+ when the market values are well under $1k.

    As an example, I just bought a Smith and Wesson M&P15 Sport from my LGS for $839 (+tax) two weeks ago, while someone on FloridaGuntrader is selling the same gun for $1200! :what:
  17. Averageman

    Averageman Well-Known Member

    My Brother picked up an Olympics Arms AR for 500.00.
    When he got there with the cash the repo man was right behind him for the guys truck.

    I think we will se a lot more of this if we have another economic bubble burst.
  18. M1key

    M1key Well-Known Member

    AR Panic Leaving Texas?

    Apparently CDNN hasn't gotten the memo

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013
  19. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    That is why you support business that don't try and rape you. CTD is still $500 over MSRP too.

    They will get the memo when places like the one linked to in the first post take business away from them. I prefer to do as much business with folks that don't try and stick it to me every chance they get.
  20. M1key

    M1key Well-Known Member

    That's CDNN Sports, famous for their low prices. My local Walmart used to sell the Colt LE6920 for $1097 four months ago. It's now listed at $1350. I doubt WM is scalping prices.

    Windham Weaponrys were $799, but we haven't seen any for a few months. I wonder what the new price will be when and if they show up.

    BTW, it ain't rape if it's consensual...

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013

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