new post-election purchases: deal or no deal?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MGshaggy, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. MGshaggy

    MGshaggy Member

    May 28, 2005
    Just wondering what people have actually bought and paid for in the last three weeks since the election and if you thought you paid too much, or if you felt you got a fair (or really good) deal. Personally, I've picked up a bunch of spare mags (100 G3's and 24 Blackdog .22's), and a slightly used M4, 1911, and a PTR91. FWIW, I got good deals all the way around and never paid more than what would have been a fair price weeks or months prior to the election. I'm still looking for a few things, but so far I'm not paying the 'panic premium'.

    Sure, we've all seen how some sellers are trying to take advantage of the post-election panic buying opportunity, but are people really buying at uber-inflated prices? Whats been your experience?
  2. Sinixstar

    Sinixstar member

    Nov 4, 2008
    The "panic premium" I think is being applied to very specific things. AK's, AR's, SKS - along those lines.

    I think we've all seen a few places trying to run up some other more common items - but that seems to be a little more sporadic.

    As for "are people really buying at Uber-Inflated prices" - I can only say - go try to buy an AR right now.
  3. RPCVYemen

    RPCVYemen Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    I bought powder and primers today - no panic premium there that I can tell of. In general, ammo prices seem to be lower now than at mid-summer. I am not sure, because I don't buy much. I think prices were lower in my most recent Natchez Shooters Supply supplement.

  4. ZeBool

    ZeBool Member

    Nov 18, 2008
    New Castle PA
    I bought a Saiga 7.62x39 at my local gunshop for $435 two weeks ago. My first AK! I think that I did all right with this purchase, considering that most saigas online are in the $390 range, but once tax and FFL fees are figured in, the prices are pretty close. *I did not buy it out of fear of Obama.
  5. MIL-DOT

    MIL-DOT member

    Jun 20, 2006
    I sold a Romy G at a recent gunshow for $600. I'd refinished the stocks pretty nicely,and included 3 magazines and a Chinese canvas/leather sling.
    Considering we did the deal in front of a table full of $600+tax WASR's, I was happy,and don't feel that I gouged anyone.
    But I realize, a couple months from now we could quite possibly see much higher prices, in which case, it'll be ME what feels like a doofus !!!
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