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Prices on Gun Broker

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

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  1. Babarsac

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    Considering that I saw a HK G3 on ARFCOM for 1/3 of what the bidder has on Gunbroker.
     
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  3. 6.5x55swedish

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    Asking prices are high but actual bids are low... there are over 7000 AR variants listed right now and the vast majority of off the shelf guns have no bids...

    I think very soon we may see a case of supply out pacing demand as manufacturers get caught up and stores are re-stocked. Probably in a months time you will be able to find new guns listed below retail as people attempt to unload all the guns they bought up.
     
  4. breakingcontact

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    Its impossible to know what direction prices will go. Not just dealing w economic forces but the gubmint pushing things one way or the other. Way too many variables. Sell now while they are high? Wait and sell for a fortune down the road? Hold onto them and they'll be worth about the same or of very little value? Who knows.
     
  5. larryh1108

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    I think the panic buyers who HAD to have what they wanted all got their needs filled at a high premium. I think all you'll see now is the usual shoppers who won't pay the stupid prices except for the high end stuff. I don't know where the new "average" prices will be but I think it will be near what it was before the panic buying.
     
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    I got "lucky" on a case of Federal 55gr on GB yesterday for 0.70/round. Yes that sucked (paid 0.35 last year) but I'm totally out of .223 and the retail stores, web sites, etc. have NOTHING - Cabela's has a waiting list of over 200k people for a case of Federal .223! Everything else I'm seeing on GB (with sellers who have more than zero or 1 feedback) is 0.90+/round. The gun show last weekend in Orlando didn't have anything less than 1.00/round, and that was all foreign battle pack garbage. Insanity prevails and the market dictates value - yay capitalism!
     
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    I like this exercise in the free market. Just exercise patience, and you'll come through the panic just fine.
     
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    Its not a lever... They are just couplers that joint the Trigger and Hammer pins, so they cannot "walk" or "rotate".
     
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    Geesh...can't believe someone paid 1500 for that....
     
  12. Trent

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    A fool and their money are soon parted...

    I've been a hoarder for almost 2 decades now, and this run on guns is seriously tempting me to sell off some of my precious pile.

    I dunno. I get the feeling we're seeing a lot of "recycled" merchandise right now. Buy and re-list. Buy and re-list. Just to ramp up prices even more. Impossible to tell, really. But when I scan these listings there are certain pieces that seem to be popping out at me and giving me a feeling of de-ja-vu.
     
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    Ouch. That's expensive.

    Last time I bought 224 dia 55gr winchester bulk bullets, they cost 6.5 cents each, and I thought THAT was expensive. :)
     
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    Anyone want a DPMS Semi-Auto Sniper System?
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=325518747

    Majority of bidders have no feedback and look like newbies ready to overpay. With the media continuing to make news out of this, there are plenty of people with more $ than sense looking to get 'em before their banned . . . .


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  16. Trent

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    Haha..hah.. oh my God, I thought you were joking.

    Up to $3k.. and it don't even have GLASS on it.

    Really.

    At MOST I could see $2k for a finely tuned, accurized AR with a match trigger, some ergonomic bits, and high quality parts, but that's a stretch, without glass.

    My perception is all wrong for this new environment. I just don't see the value where this stuff is sitting at.. and I *really* like guns.
     
  17. 6.5x55swedish

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    So when gas prices are artificially inflated investigations are launched and fines levied... When do the investigations start for scalping on brand new guns?
     
  18. Hapworth

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    Never, because fuel is considered a basic necessity and subject gouging laws; firearms, not so much...
     
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    Looking like 223/556 ammo prices are dropping under $1.
     
  20. Trent

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    Finally.. people are running out of some steam. :)

    Will give a bigger update tomorrow.

    (I'm sure it's a temporary reprieve, the real panic is yet to start. Legislation hasn't hit the floor yet, Obama's team hasn't released anything substantial, etc.)

    We may come to look back at the first X pages of this thread and realize it was "the calm before the storm."
     
  21. Hapworth

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    Not on AR-15s they haven't; Colt 6029s are climbing again.

    I do expect it to drop soon though; the Administration is currently signaling they won't (read: can't) go after assault weapons; we'll see if that holds.

    It appears their big targets will be magazines and private sales. Biden is scheduled to give recommendations Tuesday. If as signaled (and who knows, the signals might be sleight of hand, though I don't think so), rifle and ammo prices will go back down and the panic will be for magazines and the last of the un-regulated private sales; lotta folks will want firearms that are off the books.
     
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    Just checked gunbroker again on 5.56 ammo prices. 200 rounds of UMC now $161 vs $200+. M855 @$.80 a round vs$.90 last night and $1.60 a round a few days ago. Looks like the market is returning to a more resonable price for 223/556 ammo. Doesn't mean it won't go back up but it does look like its getting cheaper.
     
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    I just checked AK prices this morning. Lots of overpriced stuff with no bids. I think the panic is beginning to subside. I guess we'll see if it resurfaces with Biden's recommendations Tuesday.
     
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    Regarding buying off the books...there are no "books" right now. If there were...you would have to be ready to account for every firearm you have ever bought through an FFL.

    Regarding prices...whatever we hear or don't next week are sure to push them either direction.
     
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  25. larryh1108

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    I believe the true panic buyers have already bought their toys. I believe the speculators are all now holding to see if their gamble paid off or if they lost money. I believe the mainstream owners/buyers are waiting to see what the market dictates. Hopefully the madness is behind us and we return to normalcy no matter what is proposed. Proposed is not law. I feel they don't have the votes needed to pass anything. The toothless EOs may come but it won't do anything to our present rights. It will be smoke and mirrors to have Obama keep face.
     
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