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Saiga Guns and Their Prices

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MountainBear, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me, or can everyone else not wait for six months to pass, so people realize that Saigas are still imported and those people who encouraged the paranoia pricing by paying 1200$ for a Saiga 12 are left with a gun that is once again worth $600?

    I don't mean to be rude, but people buying at that price are part of the problem. The guns are not banned yet, but people are both asking and paying paranoia pricing. There is no such thing as price gouging in a free-market economy, but there is still such a thing as taking advantage of rumors and studies...
     
  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    just wait.. the new keltek shotgun is going to be better any way
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough... :)
     
  4. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I seen that siaga 12 sell for $1125 in the classifieds. I can't believe someone would pay that! Well as the old saying goes, a fool and his money are soon parted.
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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  6. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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  7. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't pay what folks are asking now. I had to spend some time convincing myself to pay $460 for one considering they were, what, $279 at first?

    I am awating the KelTec KSG though, it looks to be quite the little cannon.
     
  8. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I'm rather peeved I didn't jump on the $410 bandwagon a few months back. I have planned on getting one for nigh 2 years now as well...But the ATF rules change is gonna fail anyhow, it's too broad in its current scope.
     
  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I only paid $1150 for a Tromix S06 Green and got it in under a month when I got mine.
     
  10. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    I didn't need one at $650, I sure the **** don't need one at $1,150....
     
  11. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Look, if this eases the pain, go with it.
    I put a couple of Saiga-12's away last
    time this happened.
     
  12. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I understand people making a profit. I get that. But people who buy stuff to bank on panic buyers are part of the problem. billdeserthills, I don't know if that's what you were implying. If you put a couple away to have for yourself if they get banned, then kudo's to you. But people who put them aside to fleece their fellow gun-owners later are part of the problem, especially since they still aren't banned, there's just a study...

    And while I wouldn't mind having a Saiga 20ga. to play with, that's not my primary reason behind the frustration...
     
  13. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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    Yeah I couldn't help but smh when I saw that price, I know there is no threadcrapping and it shouldn't take place but man its hard when you see some stupid **** like that. Six months from now though it'll all be a funny story to recall when people were paying silly prices in hopes of getting something that ends up not getting banned.
     
  14. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    saiga is a $300 gun to me. I would have a hard time paying 400... I remember the ban craze got wasr10's upto around 900 once. And so I sold it ;)
     
  15. BlackGuns

    BlackGuns WA Member

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    And why are people paying such ridiculous prices for them??? There's a Benelli M1 Super 90 going for $800 on the classifieds, but people are snatching up Saiga 12s for $1150 left and right! What gives???
     
  16. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    i'm surprised if people are grabbing them for $1k~. they do have an advantage than other
    autoloaders in that the user can perform speed/tactical reloads if time is critical. the
    aftermarket is also plentiful for Saigas and easily field serviceable which can be difficult
    for the competition to meet.
     
  17. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    look at your screen name "BlackGuns" you should know the answer.

    ITs black! its a gun it uses detachable hi capacity mags and looks a like a black ak47

    i don't care much for them myself but i have a friend that has one and i admit its a hoot to shoot but i would not buy one. I was offered one once for the cetme i have listed and passed on it but every one has their own fancy
     
  18. BlackGuns

    BlackGuns WA Member

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    Check the classifieds, I was surprised too :bluelaugh:

    I think it's supply and demand... Internet rumors of bans are making these things sell so high.
     
  19. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    If you go back and look at the one that "sold" in the classifieds for $1150, you will see that it didnt actually sell, the seller put it "back up for sale". Im guessing that the buyer either flaked, or was just another forum troll.

    Just make a mental list to yourself of all the people who are charging outrageous prices, and never buy from them again.
     
  20. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    There are many threads about this topic already. Do we really need one more thread on the same subject?