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is this a good price on a new rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by butcherboy, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. butcherboy

    butcherboy Member

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    i just called my local gun shop ( im in upstate ny) and they gave a me a price for a :

    Marlin 983 22wmr blued walnut stock.

    brand new , shipping, tax included in the price. $295

    is this a good price? thanks
     
  2. HGUNHNTR

    HGUNHNTR Member

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    Seems pretty fair. You won't see much variation from dealer to dealer on new guns, they are operating on a profit margin in the neighborhood of 16-24% for most guns.
     
  3. butcherboy

    butcherboy Member

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    HGUNHNTR :
    i got a price from my local gandermtn on tuesday and they told me it would be $350 plus tax. so was a little surprised in the $85 price difference.

    i own a business and know all about the profit markup.
    one more thing, i have found, in my area the used guns seem to sell for only slightly less than the new ones so i tend to go new. one exception was my ruger single six ( 1972 old model) i stole that for 250 while the "new models" used are going for $450 - $570. god i hate ny sometimes.
     
  4. VAhuntr

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    In my neck of the woods Gander Mtn is almost always the highest place in town, and usually by a considerable margin.
     
  5. Sock Puppet

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    I haven't looked at that exact rifle, but I can buy a 983S (stainless, laminate stock) locally for $289. I guess it depends on which one you prefer.
     
  6. HOOfan_1

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    depends. I have been looking at Varmint Rifles...the only one I could find at many different places was the Remington 700 SPS Varmint

    Greentop (local legend shop) $580
    Gander Mountain $650
    Bass Proshops $580
    Dance's (another local joint) $580
    Gunsmith who will order it for me $550

    as VAhuntr says...Gander Mountain was the absolute highest, by a fair margin but $580 is the most common price (MSRP is $665)

    The VLS I saw at 3 places
    Greentop $830
    Dance's $780
    Gunsmith $775



    another wide gamut
     
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