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$700 Glocks and XDs??? Let the post election price gouging begin!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by StrikeFire83, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. toivo

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    I've seen crazy pricing in Gander for sure, like a used Benelli Nova for more than the new one that was just down the rack (and no, neither one was a SuperNova). A few years ago, I saw a CZ-83 for $100 more than MSRP. Sometimes you'll find a decent deal in the sale flyer, like $235 for a Bersa Thunder .380, but it's very rare.
     
  2. ponchsox

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    I actually got a good deal on an LCP at Gander earlier this year. $279 online with free shipping to my local Gander store.
     
  3. 2wheels

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    Unless they're running some sort of special deal, Gander Mountain generally runs the highest on gun and ammo prices in my area. Sometimes the ammo prices are 50% more than what the same stuff is going for at Wallyworld.

    Dicks Sporting Goods isn't much better than Gander. Pretty much all those corporate guys suck. Except Walmart when it comes to ammo.

    The only places I can consistently find decent prices are at smaller locally owned gunstores and gunshows.
     
  4. DAdams

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    Sportsmans Warehouse has decent prices.
    I usually do Buds online since TN has a 10 percent sales tax.

    I have been stocking up for 7 years. Don't need to pay today's high prices.
     
  5. jj1962hemi

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    Sadly, even Bud's and Classic Arms are coming in significantly higher for hi-cap pistols and assault-style long guns since last week. Classic had new Saiga 7.62x39 SA carbines (16 and 20") for $399, now their lowest prices are on Yugo AKs for $549, and only in 5.45mm. It will probably be late 2013 before it cools down...
     
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    Sure, to inhibit recovery in increase dependency on government. If I could truck gas into NJ and sell for a higher price than I can get for it here, there'd be no shortage or gas lines and rationing.


    These same "emergency laws" generally also ban guns and ammo sales, once again when folks without are most likely to have need.

    When to a smaller gun show yesterday, no panic or enormous crowds and prices seemed about what they were at the last show -- higher than I like :)
     
  7. the count

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    GM is good for checking out guns before ordering them from a good online place like Grabagun or Buds or whoever. MSRP is how they price...don't know why they would go higher than $550 for a Gen 4 17 or similar. Those are not scarce or hard to find.
     
  8. Kiln

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    Reminds me of Cabela's. I went in there and their used stuff was higher than the same item brand new elsewhere.
     
  9. tek610

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    I walked into the local Gander's here in Minnesota and saw in their used case a Kahr CW9 for- get this- $599! :what:

    USED.

    And this was PRE-ELECTION (about a month ago).

    I strolled over to the new firearms section and saw that a NIB CW9 was listed for $549. (?)

    Both are outrageously over-priced, but- $50 LESS for a new one?

    I thought, maybe it was an error or something, but I didn't bother to ask. I've always known that it's a "research only" store for me. If they're not busy, I'll ask to hold one or two models, but I'm always clear with the salesmen that I'm not going to buy "today," so if they want to help a sucker who's waiting to buy, it won't bother me.

    I found my new Kahr K9 for nearly $200 under MSRP at grabagun.com. I made out well even when factoring in shipping and the FFL fee.

    If all shooters were educated consumers, GM would be out of business. At least, out of the gun selling business.
     
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    The absolute best thing that we as consumers can do in these situations is stop buying when prices get rediculous. Those that get caught up in the panic/paranoia only make things worse for everyone. The prices will come back to earth if vendors can't move their wares.
     
  12. Wishoot

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    I don't bother with their firearms area. I'll go to buy clothing or fishing gear once in a while, but gun stuff is purchased elsewhere
     
  13. jimbombo

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    Sadly enough there are many uneducated consumers out there! Was at gander last week and someone was buying a new semi auto, so they do sell guns, just not to us! :)! I took a couple of guns there just for kicks and giggles just to see what they would offer, if it is like new in box they will offer about 50% of retail! With that said they had a 4" gp100 SS with box(it was dirty as hell, course they couldn't clean it up..) mechancally fine though, they had $450 on it. Soo that means the poor sucker who sold it to them probably only got $225 !!! :( (where was I ! I hate to see people get ripped off by big stores)
     
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    And it covers a very limited list of items - gasoline, water, plywood and similar and ONLY when a state of emergency has been declared. Your local Gander or LGS or similar is not selling those items, there is no state of emergency (Sandy areas excepted) and you do not have to have one or buy one from them

    Right now, the highest gas price in the nation is in Orlando at ONE station where most rental car folks gas up - over $6.50 a gallon when three blocks away they are all selling for for $3.25/gallon - is this guy gouging? Nope, he has location location location in a non-emergency scenario - just like Gander. I have a GM where I live - I stopped asking for gift cards after the first time going there - their normal prices are retail +10%. Just like Cabela's, once they started building those big expensive "lodges", they had to cover the costs - they were both better priced as catalog stores.

    Nonetheless, if you do not do your due diligence and get caught up in an impulse buy, and you later found out you paid more than you could have, it is not gouging - doesn't matter if it guns, cars, clothing, restaurants, or whatever. If they are selling at their asking prices, then they have the goods marked correctly, too high and nothing sells, too low and they run out too quickly. Besides it is easier to always lower prices and call it a sale, then it is to raise them because you priced an item too low.
     
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    As far as gouging during emergencies, we had people coming up from New Jersey after Sandy to buy gas. They must have been desperate, because it's an hour-and-a-half drive. Most station were selling at around $3.95, but one guy in a prominent location jacked his up to $4.29. That's his right, and it's my right to never buy gas from that guy again. Vote with your feet, folks.
     
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    I have a Gander, Gander Gun World, and Cabela's in my area. All three are similar in their firearm pricing, all at the high end. Gander Gun World has a great selection of firearms in stock, the best in the area. Cabela's usually beats on ammo, though I often find good prices at Gander. As far as firearm accessories (cleaning, smithing tools, parts, bench & range gear, etc.), Gander can't compete with Cabela's.
     
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    The last time i was in a Gander Mt (Eau Claire Wi), saw a cz 7.62x39 527. Offered them the standard price they were going for else wheres, and after 1/2 hour of checking they accepted. The only shop in this area even seen that model of rifle.

    Good selection, outrageous prices.
     
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    $500 NIB Glocks at my LGS, same as always
     
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