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Are people this misinformed or just plain dumb

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HOME DEPOT GEORGE, Nov 24, 2008.

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  1. HOME DEPOT GEORGE

    HOME DEPOT GEORGE Member

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    I was just browsing on gunbroker and out of curiosity checked the ammo section and saw people bidding on wolf and s&b 223 ammo at prices that are already 50% over what you can buy it from some of the online dealers. Are people really this naive to just bid on something like ammo without checking around.
     
  2. BigBlock

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    Never underestimate the stupidity of humanity. I frequently sell old crap on ebay for WAY more than it's worth and often as much or more than the same item new.
     
  3. rfwobbly

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    Well, a nation just elected a guy because... "he's a good speaker". The last Nobel Peace Prize was given for a PowerPoint presentation. The last Oscar was awarded because they made a movie of that same PowerPoint presentation.

    So it looks like you can indeed fool most of the people most of the time.

    :eek:
     
  4. Hoppy590

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    more money than common sense.

    its the same reason why 100$ lowers are now going for 200$. people who didnt have the common sense to get this stuff earlier are now spending the money to get it now.

    which sucks for those of us who regularly buy these things ( looks like i need to find pops a new Xmas present)
     
  5. qajaq59

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    A little of both really!
     
  6. Deus Machina

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    Plus, it's what some people will charge.

    I mean, my local range is selling Brown bear x39 for $12 a box right now :what: and only half the people are sneering as they pass the display.
     
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    So the certainty that this buying spree would happen with this intensity is just common sense? Help me out with this friend since I seem to have none of your powers of pin point prophesy. Tell me on what date ARs will be available again at reasonable prices.

    This is my bet which is just a hunch that may work or not.

    Obama and crew will almost immediately engage the media to wage a low intensity propaganda war to resurrect public support for their anti agenda. There will be no overt aggression in the form of legislation or executive orders because they are not in position for full out war. That will depend on the outcome of the 2010 elections.

    Some of the folks without common sense who bought whatever they bought will look at them as expensive paperweights and resell them. After The One is anointed in Jan I will be scanning the ads for a bargain.
     
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    If you have to ask...

    People are scared and scared people do not make good decisions.

    However, there are plenty of people who are not rocket scientists. If you did not realize this already, work on your situational awareness.
     
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    Blindness and stupidity are all too common. Many times on ebay you see people bidding a higher offer to buy something that is for sale as a "buy it now" for less just a space away on the list. Astounds me!
     
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    This may have something to do with the fact that all those online dealers with lower prices HAVE NO STOCK LEFT.

    If you want it, you buy it when you find it. That's called 'opportunity cost'.
     
  11. HOME DEPOT GEORGE

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    I've bought firearms for a little more than the going rate like my lcp, I paid 330 when they were going for 289 around here but that meant the difference between taking one home and being put on a 2 month waiting list. But I'll never understand the price people pay for ammo.
     
  12. Phil DeGraves

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    Then again, you have people that have never bought any of this stuff before and have no idea what a good price is.
     
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    People get caught up in the bidding war. It becomes a contest for them and they feel they have to win. If you look on Ebay you will see people paying more for a used RCBS powder measure or stand than a new one costs. That is before some rediculous shipping costs.
     
  14. Just Jim

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    In the USA about 63 million are for sure.

    jj
     
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    I went in to buy a car one time (Mustang) and the salesman looked at me when I made my offer ($500 over invoice) and said that someone was in earlier and was buying the car for sticker. I got up and said, "oh, sorry to waste your time since the car is already sold..." and started to walk out....

    But but but but..... :D

    In the end I paid $600 over invoice....

    As Kenny Rodgers used to say, you gotta know when to walk away... :)
     
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    some folks actually like paying more for braggin rights. their stuff cost more is better. i bid a tile job where labor and material was a lil under 6 k. they went with another guy for 10.5 k. he paid me my original price to sub the labor. same tile from same supplier. they paid him 4 k to handle the money
     
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    If you watch any of the gun (or non-gun) auction sites, you will see this behavior.

    Mike
     
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