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Prices on Gun Broker

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Trent, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Pistol ammo isn't becoming rare yet, but it's only a matter of time.

    Handgun magazines also aren't showing signs of an increase on the internet, although I *have* seen local shops already marking up Glock and other high capacity magazines to a whopping $60. They're trying to take advantage of the panic; not everyone has internet or knows how to search for stuff.
     
  2. Hapworth

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    9mm FMJ seems to be drying up something scary...

    And the sites that are charging MSRP for mags can't say when they'll ship -- it's all backordered.

    If you have a good source, PM me. ;)
     
  3. 76shuvlinoff

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    I turned down $2500 for an new LE6020. (4) 30 rd PMAGS, and 2000 rds of brass cased 223 tonight. In the first place I don't need to sell any of it and at the prices I am seeing, $2500 isn't enough.
     
  4. bayesian

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    I hate for this to be my first post and all but can I note that the feeling that lots of folks have right now, basically "holy crap, everything is unavailable" is exactly the feeling that is magnified by the crowd and leads to these shortages.

    Look, here's the thing. In the short term, maybe think about stamp collecting or what not... just don't keep surfing the same sights and keeping saying "Holy crap!!!". This too shall pass.

    Thing is, production capacity isn't entirely elastic, especially in the face of pretty large increases in demand. But, keep in mind, 9mm ain't going away. Maybe you're a bit less practiced in the next couple of months, but mark my words, April will roll around and we'll have all the rounds that we might want (and could previously afford to buy).

    So, why do I know this? Because for a vast swath of supplies, be it ammo, magazines, or what not, there will be money to be made, and there really isn't any legislation in the cards that is going to make alot of these basic supplies scarce. I've been through too many different scares and this all looks the same. And it all basically plays out the same. So, lets all untwist our panties, take a deep breath, and maybe take a walk and enjoy the new year. Seriously.
     
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    I can't imagine why anyone would buy ARs or 5.56/223 ammo at this time unless they absolutely had to. At this point I would let it cool off to June or so. Eventually the panic buying will subside (or the buyers will run out of $)and if at some point Congress actually manages to do anything related to gun control or basically any other major issue, it will be years down the road.
     
  7. willroute

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    yup, wish I had of bought more pmags
     
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    Funny thing is 9mm and 22LR are drying up everywhere at local stores. I even saw a few online retailers sold out. Things are getting weird when people are running on 22Lr.
    Granted, it is a great caliber, but times are weird.
     
  9. larryh1108

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    I think people are getting caught up in the mood and are buying anything they think they may need in the foreseeable future. If you can find any ammo at "regualr" retail then buy it. I would not pay a premium for the everyday ammo we've always bought. Prices will stabilize soon so why waste your money?
     
  10. Trent

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    I haven't posted any updates as things are pretty much remaining stable at the peak prices I last posted. Remember, those are only peak prices.

    FN 5.7 SS198 LEO Ammo $725/500
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=324084474

    I thought it was just because it was LEO ammo... then saw this..
    FN 5.7 SS195LF Ammo $680/500
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=324188437

    And FN 5.7 SS197SR Ammo $505/500
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=324245115

    1000 Rds. Federal XM193 5.56 $960/1000
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=320371906

    500 Lake City 7.62 NATO $505/500
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=323840535

    7.62x39, 9mm, 45 ACP all seem to be sitting where they were (not very elevated, lots of supply).

    If you told me a year ago that DPMS lowers would be selling for $400 each and NOT MEETING THE RESERVE PRICE, I would have recommended you to your nearest mental institution:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=324213646

    Firearms (I'm going to need to raise my insurance values again!);

    FNH FS2000 > $3225
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=324008805

    FN SCAR 17S > $4025
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=323997061

    FNAR's showing elevated prices now ($1510):
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=323691348

    Yugo M70 AB2 underfolder $1100
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=323950387

    CETME 308 $775 peak price:
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=324249452
    (These probably remain the best value for a 308 battle rifle right now)

    WASR10 back down to $550
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=323928151
    Or $505
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=324002190
     
  11. Trent

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    Hate to say it, but prices never returned to "regular" after 2008.

    "Regular" is whatever people will pay. 5 years ago I could buy 2-3x as much ammo for the same amount of money. Some ammo has "gone up" over 300% in the last few years.

    In 2002 I could have a case of Wolf 7.62x39 delivered to my house for $69. In 2006 I was buying Wolf by the case at $125 and thought THAT was high priced. Now the same case of Wolf is running near to $300. That's a 434% increase in price in a decade, 240% increase in price in 5 years.
     
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    OK - we've offiially moved into crazy territory. I just saw a (lightly) used Hi-Point JCP sell for $425 on an on-line auction. This normally sells for $159 not on sale. geez
     
  13. Chevelle SS

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    I have some M&P 15-22 mags on there right now :evil:
     
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    What's really crazy is there really isn't that much in. 223 or 5.56 available on gun broker.
     
  15. Hapworth

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    I think the tide's receding some -- at least for the moment.

    New Colt AR15 6920s, which were selling near to $3000 last week, aren't moving with "Buy it Now" prices at $2200; bids seem to be topping out at $1900 whether or not the meet reserve. (Obviously lots of AR models to follow, but I chose this one for its ubiquity and popularity as a top-tier but affordable AR).

    KelTec Sub-2000s the same: selling for about $1000 last week, but today bids are holding around $700 whether that meets the reserve or not.

    I'm guessing come the weekend many auctions will finish or get pulled and relisted at lower prices.

    Really interested to see what the retail shops will do. Mine's still listing the aforementioned Colt at $3000.

    If the bill is introduced 3 Jan, watch the nature of the coverage, the talking points and especially the trial balloons to see if prices continue to drop or spike back up.
     
  16. 762gunr

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    Glad I've got my MK17.....
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    ^This....
     
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    Just casual browsing of auction sites makes me think prices have crested. As mentioned earlier, colts aren't going much past 1900.00 and some are not being bid on at all.
     
  19. Ignition Override

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    Has anyone else here checked the 4 solid pages of SKS listings on Gunbroker in the last week?

    Some of the prices indicate that certain sellers are eating 'Space Brownies' smuggled from Amsterdam, or tripping on delusion/hypoxia.
    Many others are at prices, following a few bids, which are about $50 more than the same types displayed in March '08, months before the famous election. Most show no sign of any panic, due to the wide competition.

    People seem to be either unaware of GB, not willing to trust those with excellent feedback, pay some shipping+FFL costs,
    or is the SKS still the uncool sleeper rifle?
     
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  20. tarosean

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    Out of curiosity, did NFA items also spike up??? Seems to me that some of the prices listed for run of the mill stuff would have been a nice entry into the NFA world. Oh well
     
  21. Telekinesis

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    From what I've seen NFA items haven't really spiked much (apart from the mags that feed them, of course). Some machine guns are a bit higher than 6-8 months ago, but they haven't seen a real spike as a result of the AWB talk. Suppressors haven't moved a bit. For one, NFA items aren't really the target of any legislation at the moment, but the main reason is that the 5-6 month wait doesn't lend itself well to panic buying. "Oh my god I need to buy this RIGHT now.... so I can play with it in June"

    The only thing that the run on guns is really affecting in the NFA world is the guys building their own SBRs. I've actually been putting off buying a 8" .300 Blk barrel for my AR, and now it looks like they're not going to be in stock until mid March. That'll show me! :banghead: Honestly the only thing I can think of people looking to stock up on (if anything) are threaded barrels for pistols, and there you really only need one per gun.

    And I agree about some of those AR/AKs getting close to machine gun prices. I've actually been thinking about selling my AK to help fund a MAC 11/9. If only I'd been able to buy a handfull of AR lowers before all this happened... I might have been able to afford a registered receiver M16 :D
     
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    Overall things are crazy on pricing! I am one who said, "I'll ride it out and pick up another one next year when the fire dies down." That worked well UNTIL I came across a dealer who had a few Sig M400's they were selling for the same price they were 6 months ago! Now I'm +1 heavier :cool: however, I refuse to pay the inflated prices on anything.
     
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    Good grief -- the reserve is met at $7000 and the seller has one rep point and that's as a buyer, and this is the seller's only listing. :eek:
     
  25. Trent

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    What, all that, but the part about him only taking wire transfers for payment didn't bother you??? :)
     
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