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People must really want an LCP.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by W L Johnson, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. W L Johnson

    W L Johnson Well-Known Member

    Just saw a Ruger LCP go for $480 on an auction. Somebody must have really wanted that thing.
  2. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    Demand and Supply.
    It's called capitalism!!
  3. Kevin77

    Kevin77 Well-Known Member

    I hope I saw the same one. I thought that was more than they sell for ussually.
  4. W L Johnson

    W L Johnson Well-Known Member

    Seen them going for $300 locally
  5. texas bulldog

    texas bulldog Well-Known Member

    i sort of want one, but i have promised not to buy anymore guns in 2009 after the wife let me go on an election spree. we've got other things to be focused on.

    $480 sounds like someone got robbed. $300ish seems right for this area. hell, i could get one from TSRA for $375 with the extra proceeds going to help protect my RKBA in texas. can't say i'd see any need buy one at $480 online.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  6. CDH

    CDH Well-Known Member

    Sounds to me like "some" retailers are taking advantage of non-gun people during this period of panic buying who just don't know any better and aren't willing to do some research.

    I bought an LCP from Academy in Houston around Christmas for the "high" list price of $330 which included a second mag and a hard-shell case.

    It's not hard to find one at just over $300 (and maybe less) if one simply looks around.
    Now that the recall is just about caught up, tons of the little things are going out on the market every day. Well, maybe not "tons", but ya'll get the point.
  7. W L Johnson

    W L Johnson Well-Known Member

    A retailer had nothing to do with it going up to this price. The buyer and want to be buyers did it to themselves.
  8. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    W L Johnson

    I have seen them at my nearby Gander Mountain going for $349, so $480 would definitely be a trifle high for one. Some people do get caught up in the spirit of bidding (and overpaying), for things online, just so they can feel like they've scored a major victory over their competition.
  9. eagleno49

    eagleno49 Active Member

    They were at my local cabelas for i think 315.00 and almost everybody who was checking out at the gun counter was buying one. When I went back the next day to get my shotgun they had a sign that said they were out of them
  10. wyocarp

    wyocarp Well-Known Member

    I would probably sell one for $500. Anyone interested? ;)
  11. GEM

    GEM Well-Known Member

    349 at Acadmey in TX, 315 at Cabela's on sale. Local gun store had a used one for 300.

    Saw one at the gun show for 499. Still in Obamania mode, I suppose.

    Cabelas also had alot EBRs.
  12. skoro

    skoro Well-Known Member

    I had my sights set on an LCP a few months ago. But none of the local shops could keep one on hand long enough for me to be able to take a look at it. And then the recall came out and the situation got even worse. So, last month I just went ahead and bought a Kel-Tec P-3AT for $250 and I haven't had any regrets. After a couple hundred rounds, it's now in my carry rotation.

    The LCP looks good in photos, but that's the only place I've ever seen one. :rolleyes:
  13. EdLaver

    EdLaver Well-Known Member

    I have gone to three gun shows in the last two months and cannot find one. Thats demand.
  14. wyocarp

    wyocarp Well-Known Member

    Or lack of supply.
  15. Big Bill

    Big Bill Well-Known Member

    I bought mine new for $318 at a local gunshop.
  16. 05kas05

    05kas05 Well-Known Member

    in austin tx mcbrides has them for 279.00+tax if you dont mind a little wait on the list
    they have been getting about three a week.some other dealers i have called in the area say they have not seen one in 6 months.i decided to get on the list wait and save some money.the gun show had two one was 369.00+tax and the other was 389.99+tax
  17. Rob P.

    Rob P. Well-Known Member

    Auction fever is the likely culprit for the overpriced auction results. Or the seller is shill bidding to drive the price up.

    What is amazing is the number of people who seem to want the weapon. Just like the S&W airweights over the last 2 years. S&W sold a ton of them and you can now buy "used" ones (with few rounds through them) for cheap, cheap, cheap. Why? Because .357 in a sub 12 oz gun is hard to control and stupid gun buyers who believe the "lighter is better & easier to conceal" theory bought one, test fired it with half-a-box of ammo, and now want to get rid of the thing and get some of their money back because they can't hit the target with it (or it kills their hand from recoil).

    2 years from now, the LCP will be filling the dealer's consignment cases. Just like the Airweights are doing now.
  18. c5_nc

    c5_nc Well-Known Member

    Local gun store had 2 a couple weeks ago for $269. I'm kicking myself right now, I had the chance to pickup a Kel-tec pf9 instead for $275 which I bought. I would still keep the pf9 over the lcp, but wish I had them to resale.

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