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ARs prices are dropping like crazy

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nathan, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. nathan

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    at gunbroker, in fact, many are not selling even at normal prices. Very weird indeed. It seems people are not interested no more , rather they re more glued watching the Boston bombing coverage. Besides the 5.56 ammo is gonna cost quite a bit of chunk if you get an AR today. People are smart !
     
  2. TheSaint

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    Excellent point you've made. There are guns going there for that are NIB for $1000-1300 that aren't being bid on at all, whereas it was impossible to snag these models at all in the last couple of weeks without paying even more inflated prices. If you don't absolutely need one right now, I say hold off and let prices drop even more.
     
  3. nathan

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    The panic went on for only a month or so and it stop right there. With the recent Senate winning over , we hope it will correct the market imbalance. SO far it hasnt really sinked in yet.
     
  4. tomrkba

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    $785 for a Core15 at the LGS in Herndon, VA the other day.

    Others are becoming available. I'm holding out for a Colt 901 :)
     
  5. TheSaint

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    There's 4 (count 'em four!) Ar-15's in stock at my local gun store. Three Windham's and one DPMS. The DPMS is going for $950 and the Windham's are going for $1200.
     
  6. NYH1

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    I wish 223/5.56 ammo prices would drop and become available so we can use our AR15's. Got em setup the way we wanted and then Sandy Hook and obama happened. Maybe we'll get lucky tomorrow at the Syracuse Gun Show and we can find some ammo at a reasonable price. Usually prices are inflated at the gun. . . . .show so we're not holding our breath on it.

    Sorry for the rant! :eek:

    NYH1.
     
  7. beeenbag

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    One of my LGS has two brand new bushmasters in stock. I didn't get a price on either rifle but the fact that they have them is very encouraging.
     
  8. OilyPablo

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    I still want a Sig M400 for some reason.
     
  9. Whacked

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    My LGS has quite a few AR's and a couple mini14's. Didnt count or pay much attention to them as i'm not in the market for one but I would guess they had 6-8 of them.
    They also have a couple lowers and a Franklin Armory CSW kit.

    The consignment rack is pretty bare.

    Few hundred rounds of .223 and 5.56 and some 5.56 on clips. All are pretty pricey tho at $20+/box
     
  10. GCMkc

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    Makes sense.

    -Panic buying increased the price.
    -People bought like crazy at outrageous prices.
    -Panic dies down and people are selling for less than what they paid.
    -Manufacturers up production 24/7/365 to pump out more guns.
    -No one wants to buy an AR because they already have one.
    -Now manufacturers can't sell them because everyone has one so they have to lower their prices to gain attention again.
     
  11. straightShot

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    Prices should be dropping. The idiots who were willing to pay way more than they should have are probably out of money by now...
     
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  13. WardenWolf

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    I do hereby resolve to NEVER buy anything else from Cheaper than Dirt again if I can possibly help it. I'm on their mailing list and just this morning, I received an email from them with this subject:

    They are feeding and trying to extend the panic even though it's effectively over. For that, they've lost me as a customer, even though I rarely shop there because their prices are usually high.
     
  14. 4v50 Gary

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    Panic has passed. Demand is down and prices follow OR we had peak guns/ammo.
     
  15. TheSaint

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    I refuse to shop with CTD as well. I used to do business with them, but the outrageous prices they were charging instead of instituting limits on purchases so everyone can have a chance to purchase something in these times of panics is unacceptable.

    I strongly believe that GOOD gun outlets MUST acknowledge that gun ownership is a right and the citizens that own and operate those businesses as much as possible should make every effort to make sure the maximum number of people have access to that right. We should support businesses like Midway, Walmart and others who have kept their pricing somewhat normal and instituted quantity limits so that everyone has a chance at exercising their rights.
     
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    I agree, but I would have never thought wally world would be in the same sentence as Midwayusa. Wally world did do the right thing with the pricing, I didn't like it when they said they were gonna pull all of the Modern sporting rifles from their shelves.
     
  17. RetiredUSNChief

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    Good news for me.

    Personally, I've never been a fan of AR's. Just not my bag...don't like the looks of nearly any of them. A personal bias, not based on any performance issues to be sure.


    My wife, however, has recently expressed a strong desire for one.

    Why?

    Not because she wants to go hunting or target shooting with one. Not because she particularly likes the rifles. Not because she wants one for home defense.

    Nope. Not any of those reasons at all.

    So why does she want one?

    Because she has a problem with authority, bless her heart. She wants one because there are elements in our government who are telling her she CAN'T have one.

    If there's one thing that will get her dander up it's either someone telling her she CAN'T do something or that she HAS to do something.


    'Course, she told me she wanted one at the height of the price hikes, so buying one just then was totally out to lunch. Now that the prices are coming down, though, I'll be keeping an eye out for something just for her.

    When the market is ripe, I expect I'll be asking some questions on this site about them, so bear with me when I do.

    ;)
     
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    I don't like that they pulled the modern sporting rifles either, but we can petition them to get them back. Keep in mind, Walmart is the primary gun shop for many people that don't have access to many LGS's or out-of-stock issues online. Overall, Wally's has been fairly pro second-amendment, and it is very important to the access of all that they get back on the right track regarding modern sporting rifles.
     
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    When did walmart stop selling ars? I was under the impression they only stop selling the specific model used in newton. I've seen some 22lr ar-15s there since, but I assumed the panickers just cleaned out the 223/5.56s
     
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    My wally world already has them back on the shelves, it may be a store to store decision. I just didn't like the announcement that corporate made when this all started.
     
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    Now hopefully I'll be able to find a complete upper and actually have something to shoot.

    Matt
     
  23. UnderTheGun

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    Hopefully ammo will be next in line for decent pricing. Glad I increased my supply last September but still would like more when pricing is good.


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  24. TheSaint

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    My local Walmart only sells pellet and bb guns in CA. They haven't sold any guns in a long time, well before Sandy Hook and other recent madness. Perhaps that's just a store manager call?
     
  25. orionengnr

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    I bought my most recent AR in 1987. I find it amusing how AR prices have moved since then....almost entirely on speculation.

    I remember going to gun shows and seeing guys with crates of SKSs for $69 each. I never bought one, but then again, I never bought any Microsoft stock, either. :rolleyes:
     
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