It's not gouging. It's market prices, no different than what retailers are charging. If you haven't been stocking up on ammo the last 3 years, you are doing it wrong.Not sure where to post this
Has anyone noticed the price gouging in classified forums
Ammuntion for starters
I'm all about making a profit but some of what I'm seeing is just wrong
Yes monetary inflation is a beotch. However, pricing/wages typically balances out over a period of years. There are artificial manipulations of money tho.... Soros was famous for shorting the British pound. And China has been attempting to replace the dollar with the yaun (sp?) as the international currency for trading, by dumping a zillion units of their currency into the markets. It's artificial, so it unbalances things. Remember Argentina with 1000%/mo inflation = not good at all.
Housing prices over most of the U.S. have stayed at pace with inflation/wages. In those areas, a mortgage payment is still 1/4 of a family's income. Unfortunately for families, it takes two wage earners now to have the equivalent of what a man used to bring home. That aside, there are indeed housing bubbles, some caused by Bill Clinton wanting every person to own a home, forcing Congress to act and when they did the result was allowing Wall Street to become banks, forcing them to make worthless loans, and allowing them to package those worthless loans and sell them to dupes.
AFAIK the current housing boom/bubble is caused by migration patterns.... people still moving from east to west, from cold to hot, from Kali to PNW, and most neglected is large purchasing patterns by Chinese nationals. Not saying that is bad, but from what I understand it is a great factor in the latest increase of housing prices in the SF area.
Generally speaking, it is the realtors that set the price on a particular house, taking in the trends and also what the market will bear. This tends to be inflationary, as they work on commission and will always want to make as much moola as possible. Is that gouging? Not for me to say. I just know that I have been in a city where I needed to buy a home and there were bidding wars and it was not fun as a buyer. But when we sold, we were happy some rich person from Cali wanted to dispose of some of their windfall. We thought we had a windfall until we returned to sleepy lil La Grande and found out the prices here had doubled.
no one wants that junk, i'll give ya $20 for all of it..I haven't paid attention to the gun market in years.
Maybe some people in the know can help me with some resell values of the guns below.
Springfield TRP w/approx 100rds
S&W E-Series w/approx 100rds
Wesson Specialist w/approx 150rds
Sig P226 w/approx 500rds
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Bear 45 (UTC?) w/approx 250rds
FN 45 Tac w/100rds
Wilson Combat xtac w/approx 400rds
Baer 45 (Monolith?) w/approx 100rds
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CZ Shadow II w/approx 150rds
Tangsomething Limited Custom w/50rds
Sig Nightmare Fastback w/approx 1,000rds
Wilson Combat Spec 9 w/approx 150 rds
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HK P30SK w/50rds
CZ Poly Gun Something New/Unfired
Springfield 9mm 1911 w/approx 500rds
Walter Q5 Match w/100rds
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Dan Wesson 44mag 8" w/unknown rds
S&W 686+ 6" w/approx 200rds
S&W 629 5" no Hillary Hole w/approx 300rds
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not yet photo'd
Beretta A400 Xtreme
7.62 Ace Galil (unfired)
Ruger AR10 .308 (unfired)
I'm with the herd on this.
I reserve a fair amount of scorn for the people who PAY ridiculous money for what most of us would deem "non-essential" items (we can do that because we are prepared) and make opportunism possible. Free-markets work both ways.
That said... I LOVE early-adopters who pay ridiculous money for the "next new thing". They pave the economy-of-scale road so that the rest of us can come along later and pay $100 for an LCD or plasma TV when they jumped-in at $2500.
Petrol, utilities, medicine, food, and water are essential, and opportunistic gouging in times of temporary crises should not go unanswered by consumers.
Those are all different things, IMO.
I ignore all sellers that price things high during panics. I also will never buy from cheaper than gold either.I'll keep my mouth shut, as I don't have words innocent enough for the forum.
Except that I hope they never make a sale and I will never buy from those people.
Got any sigs, can meet in Oregon.Is there a run on guns? I thought it was just ammo. Are places even open to do transfers? I have a slew of guns I wouldn't mind moving to free up space, a few of them new and unfired.
honestly didn't occur to me to put on the ignore list. Thanks for the tipI ignore all sellers that price things high during panics. I also will never buy from cheaper than gold either.
I can understand that way of thinking. and some people are happy to play that game. Im just glad I dont have to. The last shortage I was caught with my pants down and had to spend a decent chunk. Not this timeI look at it this way. I buy a house for $ 200,000. The housing market in my area goes through the roof. I look to sell it for 300,000, am I gouging ? or has the item i am selling gone up in value, even if its just for a short time ?
if the market dictates a AR is worth $1,000 today. then its worth $1,000 even if it was only worth $500 yesterday. If its not, then no one will buy it.