Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Thought i knew gun store price's

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nightshade, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    853
    popped into a gun store this am price's bout killed me off even Hi-point's were overpriced. been over a couple yrs that i bought in a store
    maybe never again..
     
  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    377
    I'm sure there was a lot of price changing Tuesday night.
     
  3. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    853
    Pretty sure your right. Oh did you mean gouging or changing..lol
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,258
    Likes Received:
    3,064
    Any business that would raise prices on a stock item (that was purchased at a fixed price) would be guilty of gouging. Guns are not like oil and bought and sold as 'futures' commodities. Now if the next gun stocked is X % higher then of course it will have to be raised but not for current stock.
     
  5. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    121
    prices changed at some shops over the past couple days. depends what you're looking for and where you were going.

    From what I've seen in the three shops i've been to, too many times in the past couple weeks:
    Glocks seem to be the same price (or on sale)
    Kahr is the same price
    S&W M&P all went up in price
    Anything "black gun" went up in price
    Ammo went up 10% overnight
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,258
    Likes Received:
    3,064
    Hopefully this is a localized issue and not a sign of what is to come.
     
  7. DSAPT9

    DSAPT9 North Idaho Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    988
    I work in a sporting goods store on weekends and hate to tell you but prices have been going up over the last 2 years. It seems as we print more money (so called stimulus current one is 40 billion a month now) the value of the dollar goes down and the buying power goes down. We have seen it in every product we sell firearms included.

    I agree some stores may be inflating the price but our cost has been going up with evey order we place.

    Just FYI
     
  8. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    1,943
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    My local gun shop/ffl told me that he received a call from his distributors the day before the elections and was told if they wanted any ARs and a few other black rifles they had to order and pay that day for items in stock or expect back order. The prices on ARs went up $50-100 depending on model. I figure the price increase will be given an additional bump of $25-50 to buffer for the next price increases due to the "oh my god all guns will be banned" rush. Not saying its right but fecal matter rolls down hill and gains size/momentum as it does.
     
  9. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,042
    Likes Received:
    2,173
    Was at Bi Mart today and while picking up some primers one of the guys shows me a new store directive to limit ammo to 500rds each caliber.
     
  10. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    226
    ....

    ... Most likely would have voted for Romney. Profit is not to be confused with gouging. A willing buyer and a willing seller are the basis of capitalism. Liberals will often call it gouging if they do not like the price.
     
  11. Barone20

    Barone20 Damascus, Or Active Member

    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    46
    I don't think these guys are libs, I think we all just want to see prices stay reasonable so we can all enjoy our hobbies. It's the gun nuts and libs trying to get rid of our right to bear arms causing these scares, driving the sudden demand. Of course our fellow capitalists are just making their money off simple supply and demand. It's the damn libs we need to get rid of.
     
    Nightshade and (deleted member) like this.
  12. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    238
    Depends on how good you know the sporting goods person ;)
     
  13. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,042
    Likes Received:
    2,173
    Yep, it does.;)
     
  14. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    346
    always good to have a friend at Bimart
     
  15. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,278
    Likes Received:
    175
    I see this just going two months between gun store visits. Some guns are up 30-40% from two YEARS ago.
     
  16. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    175
    What? Liberals are causing the "scares?" It's been nothing but died in the wool "Muslim Obama is gonna take away our guns!" conservatives who are making mad dashes to the stores and fearmongering online.

    Just a perspective from the libertarian side of things, at least.
     
  17. bearingman

    bearingman Tualatin Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    49
    Thats way wrong, if you are selling items, you have to price them based on replacement cost. If you bought an AR from some idiot for $50, then by your reasoning you should sell it for $75, --NOT!
     
    Grunwald and (deleted member) like this.
  18. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    175
    The way I figure it, thanks to it being still some semblance of a free country, folks are free to sell their product for whatever price they want.

    If people are foolish enough to pay for the inflated prices out of hysteria and panic, then that's on the buyers and not the seller.
     
  19. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    148
    If only I was foolish enough to buy 20 or 30 machine guns during the panic on April 11th 1986 I could comfortably retire now.
     
  20. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    1,175
    Not true. They have to deal with the market place which is fluid.
    After the 2008 scare died down there were a lot of dealers with inventory that cost them more than current pricing. Some had to take losses on items that collapsed in price. If they did not, their inventory would sit on the shelves.