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With reluctance and an apology, I'm getting on the "stop the madness" bandwagon...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Liberty1776, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. Liberty1776

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  2. TIMC

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    Why the hate? If people want to pay it good for them. I have a couple of way over priced guns up for sale locally, God bless those with more money than sense. Doesn't make me or them bad people, just the way it is.
     
  3. Gordon_Freeman

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    I think there are 2 main reasons for this. There are a lot of wealthy people in this country. Also it seems like most people have massive amounts of debt and live week to week without saving money. They just put it on a credit card that they can't pay off.
     
  4. Rat Robb

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    Capitalism, a way of determining who is smart and who is poor

    I have several friends cashing in on the madness, just makes me wish I had more of "extras" laying around

    -Robb
     
  5. MartinS

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    Madness? Do the words Supply and Demand ring any bells? It's ugly but it works.
     
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    Put a willing seller and a willing buyer together and the result is a deal made. Whatever the price, as long as both parties are satisfied, everything is as it should be.

    If you don't like the price, don't participate. I don't.
     
  7. Rancher5

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    Supply and Demand is not bad, it also responsible for things are cheap, maybe after this frenzy of stock piling Ammo more Guns than really needed , manufactures will amp up production, its Free Market way, when ,if demand suddenly drops prices will come down, sometimes dramatically.
     
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    Makes me wonder...I've got an upper on backorder at $495 with MidwayUSA....think they'll honor the price?
     
  9. gym

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    Yes, Larry said he will not engage in this price gouging
     
  10. hso

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    As long as retailers don't gouge I don't have any problem with auctions selling uppers at prices we find absurd. They're offering a rare commodity and lettering the buyers set the price.
     
  11. Grassman

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    There is a gun/pawn shop near me here that is rumored to have made an extra $300,000 in December and January on gun and ammo sales alone. I went in there before the madness and he had 40 to 50 Ar's, Ak's and several others. Went in a week ago and he had one. Most were double the normal prices.
     
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    I was in my LGS yesterday and saw heavily used SKS That they were asking $850.00 for. This is getting way out hand.
     
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    I doubt it but you never know.
     
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    back in my navy days we had a saying....

    "and the stupid shall be punished"

    and of course there's the universal saying....

    "some people have more money than brains"

    I'm seriously thinking I need to list a lightly used Delton A2 middy upper on Gun Broker with the reserve set at $1,000.

    I should be able to fund a really nice build once the dust settles.
     
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    Nobody's holding a gun to these folks heads so if they wish to bid and then pay such exorbitant prices they are free to do so. Perhaps PT Barnum was right afterall.

    Wish I had a few "extras" to sell at times like this.
     
  16. mikechandler

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    You can't put a price on freedom!
     
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    I've got plenty of "extras"....just none I'm willing to part with at this time.
     
  18. GCMkc

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    It's starting to die down locally. I noticed on a local board that the same guys are starting to price down their AR's because no one is willing to pay the ridiculous prices they are asking. They are looking for someone stupid. Don't pay these prices and they will come down.
     
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    There's only one word for it Liberty......greed.
     
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    Supply and demand is fine. I do have a problem with sellers who intentionally fear monger or outright lie in order to make more money. One I remember from some weeks ago claimed that he had one of the last "registered" assault weapons from "pre ban" and was asking $3,500 for it. I don't know if he actually intended to have the buyer fill out fake "registration" paperwork, but he was certainly over the line between salesmanship and fraud.
     
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    ^ yeah I cannot tell you how many outright lies I've seen looking at the ads for guns and magazines...

    With that said thou..

    This little beauty could be yours for the low asking price..

    http://texasguntrader.com/index.php?a=2&b=294818


    /sarcasm
     
  22. AlexanderA

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    This is exactly how I felt after the 1986 Hughes Amendment, when prices of machine guns started to rise to insane levels. Well, after all these years, the prices are many times more insane.

    If the current legislative attacks go nowhere, prices of AR's, AK's, etc., will fall back some, but not to the pre-Newtown levels. The masks of the antigunners are off, and it will be a long-term, ongoing struggle to keep these guns legal. Prices are going to be reflected in this. I say if you want one, buy at the first sign of a small dip in prices.

    I bought my first AR-15, new, in 1968, for less than $200. Times change.
     
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    They should; if it makes you feel better to know, I just got my Pmag order in from Midwayusa with no markup in price.
     
  24. Atbat82

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    In 2012 dollars that works out to a hair over $1,300. Don't forget to account for inflation.

    Granted you've also had 40+ years of fun with that AR. Can't put a price on that.



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    I put three guns and their ammo and accessories up in two listings on GB and started them at 1/3 of what the final auction value was. I had the pleasure of owning them and shooting them for 3-4yrs and was able to "cash out". The buyers are very happy to have been able to buy them and they dictated the price paid.

    I'll buy them again if/when prices are back to "normal". In the meantime, the new owners are happy and I'm happy to have cash in hand. :)
     
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