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Twice the Price Gun Anyone??????? Kel-Tec KSG takes the bacon...................

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by benjamyn.boyer, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. benjamyn.boyer

    benjamyn.boyer Willamette Valley Member

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  2. NUCLEARMJ

    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    it is a bidding war fyi, usually buds has good prices but i dont do auctions just for that reason
     
  3. benjamyn.boyer

    benjamyn.boyer Willamette Valley Member

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    I know it's a bidding war, and I totally agree on the good prices. I have 3 long guns on the way as we speak. It does however make me wonder how many of them they have in stock.........to let 'em go one at a time at auction is pretty ridiculous.
     
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    jasonk Vancouver area Member

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    The market is bearing the price, good for Bud's I guess, who can blame them for making money. Very few have been released, I'll bet they don't have more than 5 and likely closer to 1 or 2. It'd be silly of them to simply sell one of the hardest to find guns on the market for msrp, I don't hold it against them one bit.
     
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  5. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Moved to General Firearm Discussion ;)
     
  6. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    After an auction the winner was asked this question, "Now that you won, how does it feel?" Answer; "I just paid more than anybody else in the world, How should I feel?"
    Haha
    Mike
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I worked for BE Hodgdon Inc., a division of Hodgdon Power Co., back in the late 70's/early 80's. It was shortly after the first Dirty Harry movie came out and any S&W was on allocation from the company, but model 29's were usually sold before we even got them in. Some distributors were selling to FFL's for MSRP and some FFL's were selling model 29's for almost $1K and keep in mind that was late 70's money.

    We didn't play that game and sold only at dealer prices, but you could bet that any S&W's, particularly 29's that I got allocated to sell to my customers only went to the dealers that were buying other stuff from me, not just hard to get handguns. Reason being, we didn't make near the profit margin on handguns that we made on ammo, reloading equipment, and accessories.
     
  8. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Just think of the guy that camped out overnight to get the first I-Pad 2. He got there late and paid $900 to buy the spot of the first person.
    Apple fans camp out for new iPad
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    HAHAHA

    Never got that "i won an auction " How is paying more than anyone else would pay for something 'winning' ?

    Especially when it a shotgun that's likely to blow up?
    I wouldn't stand 10 feet from that thing going off
     
  10. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    The guy paid for cutting edge technology. He paid extra to work out the bugs for the rest of us. Keltec has had these same issues with the PF9, RFB and PMR30. Go to the Oregon gun shows and look for the guy with the PMR30, RFB and KSG. There will be a crowd around those guns at all the shows, open to close. Charging any price isn't gouging. We all decide what or what not to spend our money on. Even though I should be able to get a PMR30 in a year or two for $325, I will prbably pay $400-450 for one to be sure it's in my hands before He Who Shall Not Be Named re-institutes the former "high capacity" ban. Remember kids, if your magazine states 30 round capacity and it holds 30 rounds, it is "standard capacity" if it somehow holds 31 or 32 rounds, that would be "high capacity". I like the KSG. The obvious thing for me is that someone takes that bullpup design and makes it semi-auto. Consolidating to one magazine seems to reduce possible battle confusion as well. Kip.
     
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    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Mind boggling, benjamyn.
    Unless you were trying to tell us that you were half in the bag when you started the thread.
     
  12. benjamyn.boyer

    benjamyn.boyer Willamette Valley Member

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    No, definitely bottling...............check it out. Then laugh it up. Just a Will Ferrel quick clip.

    Mind Bottling - YouTube
     
  13. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    What'd it finally go for, tho?
     
  14. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Actually, I do blame them. retailers usually are beholden by contract with distributors to sell at reasonable prices. Not to misuse their FFL status and wholesale purchase power. If a consumer cannot trust a retailer to sell a product without price gouging then why would someone ever buy from that retailer? Auctions should be reserved for the secondary market, not for retailers trying to take advantage of the consumer.
     
  15. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I completely understand your point, PlayboyPenguin. However, when I put myself in their shoes, they are a business and money is why we all show up to work every day. Again, you are absolutely right about price gouging. They control the supply with their FFL, but it is obvious that Keltec does not hold any dealers to price standards. Every gun they release goes for 3 times the eventual price. I put it on Keltec to set standards, especially when they have folks on the hook for 3 years for a PMR30. I wonder how long it will be before the PMR30 and KSG are regular, in stock firearms like buying a Glock? Kip
     
  16. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    Buds guns sucks.
     
  17. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I bid $2500 is that too much?