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Can we start an official reasonable price thread?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by goon, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. goon

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    So I appreciate free market economy, but some people are nuts. I just read one guy's advertisement listing a Ruger BX-25 and an old 10/22 Eagle 30 round mag for $149. 149 for one decent used magazine and one POS he probably threw in just to be rid of it... No thanks!

    Listen to me people - this is not necessary. Put a backorder in to Ruger and you could have five new BX-25's for that amount. FIVE OF THEM! Some one I know did that and had their magazines in just over two weeks. Just be smart and have a little patience...

    Maybe I was wrong in that other price gouging thread...

    Anyone have any other leads on fair prices deals right now that they can share? I just don't want to see people taken advantage of and paying prices that even the manufacturers would be ashamed of.
     
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    If you don't think it's a reasonable price, don't pay it. If everyone doesn't think it's a reasonable price, no one will pay it and the seller will drop it until he finds someone who will pay. That's the free market.
     
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    Ok... But I am asking if anyone else knows of fair prices. I get your point and it is valid... Just trying to steer THR members toward better deals when they exist.

    Like the BX-25's that are currently only $2 more than they were two months ago from Ruger, if you're just patient enough for them to fill the back order.
     
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    I think you're going to see most prices dropping on average at around the same rate. The demand for PMAGs is a national demand, particularly with online ordering. Anyone anywhere can buy them from any shop. If BravoCompany is able to drop their price down by 10 dollars, it's because supply has increased a bit and demand decreased. Competition will drive Midway, Brownells, etc to follow suite in short order. Assuming no bans or restrictions are actually passed, I would imagine price will drop back down to the $15-20 within a few months. Most stores will do this around the same time. Again, once one does it and attracts all the business, the others will follow. Assuming they have mags to actually sell. But that goes back to high demand/low supply.

    The old adage of "Fast, cheap, and good quality. You can pick two" rings true here just as much as anywhere. You can get good mags for a low price...if you wait. Or you can get good mags for a high price right now. Or even crap mags for a low price right now. But the overall average price, especially online, is going to have to drop once the high demand evaporates.

    If I have 100 PMAGs I can sell and 1,000 people who want to buy them, how do I decide who the lucky few are who get the mags? Simple. I pick the ones who are willing to pay the most. That's a reasonable price. Because reason applies to both buyer and seller. Sure it's reasonable for a buyer to want to pay the lowest price. But it's also reasonable for a seller to want the highest price. Now once that demand drops and I have 10 people looking to buy those same 100 PMAGs, you can bet I won't be able to sell them for very much. If I charge $75 at that point, I won't sell anything. And what good does that do me? None. I can put my car up for sale today for $1,000,000,000 but it won't do me jack squat worth of good unless someone is actually willing to pay it. The point of business is to make a sale. You sell at the highest price you can. But if you go to high and don't sell at all, you're not doing yourself any good.
     
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