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The Gunconomy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Weebs, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    We've all seen the ridiculous prices around. Finally I'm tired of it and want to say something. AR's are available in stock at retailers. The prices are not ridiculous. The fact of the matter is that if you want to buy an AR it is more cost effective to buy one brand new from a dealer than to try to buy one private party. Heck, one of the supporting vendors on the forums just had one posted for $695 brand new!

    Another thing I've been seeing is "Custom" AR's demanding $500 more for a UTG rail. Lets do math here. $850 bushmaster + $50 UTG rail = $1400! Gotta love new math.

    Probably the must frustrating part of the local gunconomy is when you're selling/trading. People think its a buyers market, which it largely is. With the general economy being down there are some people selling guns and items just get supplement their cash flow or compensate for loss of income. I've currently got 2 ads on the forums for trades. Both of which have garnered a lot of interest. Unfortunately I haven't received a good trade offer yet. Only cash offers. The problem with the cash offers is they're way low. I think the attempted buyers are attempting to get a great deal on things because there are a lot of people just trying to get as much cash for things as they can.

    I'm done ranting... We're in this crappy economy, don't make it worse by screwing other people in here :)
  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    :D:D Glad you feel better now. Prices have always flucktuated on guns and ammo, just hope the free market is kept open. This is a very dangerous time we live in.

  3. Yester

    Yester Troutdale Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Couldn't have been better put... :woot:

  4. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    I have an GSG for sale for $725, you interested?:bluelaugh:
  5. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Well.. I agree for the most part.. But..keep in mind that a lot of the problem with current prices..is related to the Socialist regime we just installed.. No one knows for sure what's down the road..except that it won't be good..so speculation is out of control.. As far as prices go..if the seller is asking a ridiculous price..he'll have the item for a looooong time..
  6. Contento

    Contento Seattle Member

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    I don't know why anyone would want to trade at all? I'm hoarding my guns like a packrat!

    I'd much rather give you my soon-to-be-worthless Federal Reserve Notes than one of guns that will hold it's value...or likely increase in value.
  7. AGCR

    AGCR SE Portland Active Member

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    If spending trillions of dollars to support failed capitalists is socialism, why would that be in the interest of socialists?
  8. eldbillbo

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

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    I have a preobamaban pistol grip special deal just for you minimum i say minimum special deal just for you minimum $200
  9. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    I am really suprised with AR "values" too. About 6 months ago I could get bushys for around $700-800 all day and as many as I wanted, now no name AR's are over $1000 used WTF???