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Price of new guns

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Just Jim, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Seems to be going up all the time just like houseing did. At what point will the average guy quit buing new guns? What is your price limit for the average gun? Are prices changeing your gun buying wants?

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  2. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    The cost of feeding them is what gets me.
     
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  3. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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    To me it seems like the prices are pretty decent and some manufacturers are even dropping prices still. I recall having to pay close to $600 for an M&P9C, which you can now get for the low 500s and Smith keeps coming out with offers and rebates. Walther realized that the dollar dropped against the Euro and lowered their prices drastically. I paid $700 for a P99, just to find that two weeks later the prices dropped to $470. Ouch! The AR-15 prices are nowhere near where they were just before BHO got elected. Maybe it's because the items that I'm interested in that is priced well and you're looking at stuff that is increasing?
     
  4. saabin

    saabin Eugene Active Member

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    Seems to me that the opposite is happening. Things went crazy about three years ago (guns and ammo) and are just now falling back in line with normal inflation. I feel sorry for anyone who bought an AR two plus years ago. They have come down to almost half what they were then.

    I suppose the answer would be yes, but that would be true of any of my hobbies. If the things I like were cheaper or if I somehow made allot more money for no good reason I would have more of everything I like.
     
  5. BillyDa59

    BillyDa59 King County, WA Member

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    It seems to me that the prices on guns has finally been dropping back down. One example would be SKS's. Awhile ago, $300 was considered a good deal on one. Currently, a good price on one is much closer to $200. A very noticeable improvement. I'm sure that mil-surps aren't the only guns that have dropped in price, but I can't think of any others just off the top of my head.
     
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you guys are right and prices haven't gone up. I bought my Chinese SKS some time ago NIcosmoline with all the accesories for $90. Sling,cleaning kit and ammo belt came with the gun.

    What made me think of prices was one of our members telling us he bought a Smith and Wesson revolver for around $900 and he thought he got a good deal. So I was wondering how long people will keep buying the high dollar guns.

    Myself, I don't buy new anymore. I look for the good older stuff the guys want to part with. In my opinion they are much better guns.

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  7. andreys21

    andreys21 Milwaukie, OR Active Member

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    I think it all depends on where you go. Supply/Demand has something to do with it. Glocks are still same price as a year or two ago.
     
  8. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am a Glock guy so I just use my LEO discount and get a hundred dollars off lol. They also have a LEO factory discount on S&W M&P pistols as far as I know. I just picked up a nice Gen4 G23 with night sight for $455 and it came with three mags.... can't beat that. If I didn't want the night sights, it would have been $398.