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What are you doing people?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Infidel4life11, Dec 25, 2012.

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  1. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 Member

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    The absolute madness that I am seeing on gunbroker, prices double and triple what the item is worth and people are still bidding on it. What the heck is going through people's minds? In 6months none of this crap is going to be worth a 1/4 of what they are paying for it. I watched a carbon 15 going for $1800!!!!!! The last one that came through my shop sold for $600. Polymer AR lowers are $200-$300 each. Stop the freaking madness. Please!
     
  2. youngda9

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    LOL...why do you care, capitolism at work. Unless you are one of the unprepared ones...then you have nobody to blame but yourself.
     
  3. Infidel4life11

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    Haha because it is freaking crazy. I part time at a pawn shop and I can already see people coming in wanting $2k for their plain jane bushmaster. They are going to be very upset when I offer them what it's worth.
     
  4. Fred_G

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    It is supply and demand. Just remember, we are demand. If you think a company, such as ctd jacked up the price too much, don't shop with them any more.

    But, as far as Gunbroker, if they are bidding up the price, supply and demand...
     
  5. jcwit

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    If it was gasoline instead of firearms it would be gouging.

    With that said, I really do not care, they may charge what they wish, some may buy if they wish.
     
  6. Fred_G

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    Great time to sell, bad time to buy.
     
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    There is capitalism and there is foolish capitalism.
     
  8. itchy1

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    A lot of people are baitfish. They swim all to willingly into the sharks mouth. Can't say I blame the sharks.
     
  9. T Bran

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    I just hope they keep going up as it may convince me to finally do the dreaded safe clean out.

    '' A person is smart but people are dumb panicky animals. '' Unknown.
     
  10. 76shuvlinoff

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    sheep?
     
  11. Texan Scott

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    I must confess... a few days ago, I bought 500 rounds of 22lr that I legitimately needed... and... and... 100 I didn't! I'm so ashamed! *SOB*
    ;)
    Hopefully, I'll have the chance to do penance in 6 months to a year by helping some other poor soul unburden himself of hastily acquired and lightly used firearms at a price that teaches him a lesson....
    :p
     
  12. jmorris

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    I'm with you but Am dam close to selling off a few. Out of respect for my friends here I won't list them at THR at the insane prices they will likely sell for...

    You do realize that even the people selling them are shaking their head in disbelief.
     
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    I traded some "modern sporting" rifles, or whatever you want to call them, last week. I let the dealer make one offer and told him I would either take it or leave with the guns. I made some money and he should be able to make money, seemed fair.
     
  14. sleepyone

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    Capitalism can't behave foolishly. Only people can. That is like saying there is money and there is foolish money. It's the person spending the money that determines how it was spent. Let's not start blaming capitalism for people's behavior. Fear or ignorance would be appropriate adjectives to describe the behavior of many people the past several days.
     
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    gunbroker can just as easily be your friend as your foe.
     
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    Sadly, it looks like I'm the only one who gets your point. I've ranted about this for the last two days, and I'm alone.

    Selling ARs at ridiculous prices in the wake of tragedy.
    Trying to make money off of sheep instead of arming the fellow man at FAIR price.
    Using the minute utterings of AWB as an excuse to unload crap ARs at costs beyond even highly sought after brands.
    None of this is bothersome?

    Foolish capatilism, Sleepyone, is that practiced by fools behaving thusly. The antis can look at this and say "wow, threaten to take away liberties, and they screw each other in gun resale!"

    That's not resourceful, that's buying Manhattan for a handful of beads. Plain wrong.
     
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    It is simple panic in the market, everyone is worried congress will act to ban anything and everything, so they are buying while they can. Are they right, only time will tell, I know I am picking up a few extra things here and there, even bought an AR a couple of days into the panic, but did not pay inflated prices, in fact judging by gun broker current auctions I could double my money. Note I did not need the AR, just wanted it and had been putting off buying for a few months.
     
  18. Infidel4life11

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    And to be honest my friends I went to pick up a BCM, DD v7, or Noveske and some other parts and things. I had a budget for the gun and one for the parts. All of the was blown out of the water, now I'm think about parting out my SBR project. I think with all of this craziness I'll just sit back and wait. Hopefully everyone will calm down so will the market.
     
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    It's a terrible time to need a couple hundred pieces of brass I tell ya that much!!
     
  20. MrTwigg

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    What am I doing ?

    Dry firing, hoarding (Ok, more like scrounging.) and prepping.
     
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    Nobody is forcing people to buy at the seller's exhorbitant prices. The guns are worth what the market will bear, no more or no less.
     
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    That's not true. People determine what the item is worth. Less demand along with availablity,..price goes down. More demand with less availability...price goes up.
     
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    I wonder if any of the people saying the 'market is not fair' will be willing to buy the guns bought at these crazy prices when the market price is back to normal...
     
  24. 45_auto

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    LMAO. Where did you get your crystal ball? I heard the same thing in 1986 just before the GOPA went into effect, and 1994 just before the AWB went into effect. All those people who paid "double and triple what the item was worth" at the time ended up doubling and tripling their money a year or so later.

    Heard the same thing when people were buying gold at $1000/ounce. A few months later, they were selling it at $1800/ounce.

    Depending on what or if anything comes out of Congress, those people could look like geniuses in a few months.
     
  25. Dr. Sandman

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    Fellow Capitalists!!! Gunbroker prices (esp with bids) represent the true value of the items being sold today!!! Sell your extra stuff!! Make money!! Love the good ol USA while you still can! Take your profit!!! I have heard the rumors of the word "nontransferable". This may be your last chance to dump those extra mags or that AR that you wife never shoots anyway.

    This quote is from MIB, maybe not originally...
     
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