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Old December 17, 2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Most ridiculous mark up you've seen?

Inspired by what I saw today at a LGS and the other thread about gun values...

I happened through a LGS today before lunch, the prices were mostly just a tad on the high side as one might expect at a small brick and mortar shop, but one item stood out greatly. They had a Sig sp2022, price tag....$850 I was flabbergasted that in the day and age of the internet that it would even be possible to move it at that price, particularly when other shops in the area carry it for $400-500.

What is the most ridiculous mark up on a new firearm you've seen?
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Old December 17, 2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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It wasn't on a firearm, but Cheaper Than Dirt marked up MagPul 30 rounders to something like $40 after the election. If that wasn't bad enough, they claimed (lied) the MSRP was like $50, so you would still "SAVE 20%!!"

I don't shop there now.

edit: Here it is. I was wrong - they claimed "List Price" was $60 so they could still claim you were saving.


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Old December 17, 2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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Everything after the election. $2000 for a Colt HBar. $800 for a underfolder AK.

And don't get me started on the ammo shortage... Drive for an hour just to buy 200 rounds of 9mm because each store has a one box per day policy.
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Old December 17, 2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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The most ridiculous I've ever seen is a tie between two boxes of ammunition: Armscor .380 Auto 95gr FMJ for $49.99 per box and CCI Blazer Brass 9mm 115gr FMJ for $29.99 per box both in January of 2009. The most ridiculous I've seen on a firearm was $600 for a Llama .45ACP pistol (don't remember specifically what model).
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Old December 17, 2011, 08:46 PM   #5
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Highway robbery

I was at the Novi Michigan G**der M**n*ain and they were selling a used Kahr CM9 for over $500 thats more than you pay for a brand new one! UNBELIEVABLE! Ive seen spankin new ones for $450 at other local dealers.
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Old December 17, 2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Right now as I type this, there is a KelTec Sub2000 9mmGlock NIB on auction current bid of $465 on the front page of Buds. Buds has has them listed out-of-stock for about a year now for $280. I know that up until about 2 months ago I was seeing them at local gunshows for $300.

I know that's not the most ridiculous amount of money... who the hell would pay $465 for one of those?

I was at the New Orleans gunshow this morning and saw an IO Hellcat with a $299 tag on it.
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Old December 17, 2011, 09:54 PM   #7
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The one that I remember most was a Ruger Mini-14 for something like $1250.00. I think I finally got mine for $725.00. I don't know if that's high or not, but I know it's better than 1250.00.
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Old December 17, 2011, 11:22 PM   #8
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You ain't seen...

...nuttin' yet.

Cabela's, at Hammond, Indiana, has a S&W Model 28-2, 4" barrel, and Hogue grips. The gun has been redone to a "brushed" nickel finish. The Florida State Highway Patrol did buy about 25 nickel Model 28's in the late 1950's. There are also five made up for Adolph Blaick, Inc., as sales samples in brushed nickel. This isn't one of them though.

Now, you'd expect not to pay more than about $350 for this Frankengun. Not so with Cabela's. Their price tag? - $1,249.99!!. Such a deal!

Note the rounded edgings on the stampings.

I sent them an email the day I saw it on their site (11/14/2011). Gee, no response yet!

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/searc...trol&x=20&y=10
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Old December 17, 2011, 11:40 PM   #9
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Winter of '08 all kinds of craziness going on
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Old December 17, 2011, 11:48 PM   #10
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Probably $400 for a HiPoint at a pawn shop.
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Old December 18, 2011, 12:20 AM   #11
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This is the one I'm still scratching my head about......but glad I found it. Feel sorry for all the others who paid that "ridiculous" marked up regular price.

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Old December 18, 2011, 12:21 AM   #12
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My local Sportsmans Wharehouse has some Winchester .454 Casull brass, $82.99 per bag...........the bag of Starline .454 Casull brass (same piece count as the Win) sitting right next to it is $38.99.


The local Cabelas has several Marlin 336 rifles in .30-30 marked from $750 to $825. Kmart and Walmart are selling the same rifles for $399.
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Old December 18, 2011, 12:49 AM   #13
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This is the one I'm still scratching my head about......but glad I found it. Feel sorry for all the others who paid that "ridiculous" marked up regular price.
Holy crap!! Did you actually get it for that price?

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Old December 18, 2011, 03:22 AM   #14
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Saw a display of .223 FMJ at $32.00 per 20 rounds right after Barry got elected...
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Old December 18, 2011, 03:54 AM   #15
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Michigan......gander mountain.......russian steel cased 223........10 dollars for a box of 20, which is 50 cents a round.
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Old December 18, 2011, 07:09 AM   #16
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It was the days of cheap surplus 7.62x25.

This one shop had Bulgarian 16 round packs for $8 or $9 each when it was several times cheaper everywhere else.

With deals like that, I try not to go that shop if I can help it.
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Old December 18, 2011, 10:13 AM   #17
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10/22 with "tacticool" folding stock and 5 billion round magazine for only $999.00 at a dealers table at the last knife, candle, candy ,toy, book, gun parts show I went to.
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Old December 18, 2011, 10:29 AM   #18
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I'll give you $200 for the safe...
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Old December 18, 2011, 10:32 AM   #19
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This was a Gunbroker auction from April 2009, at the height of the ammo panic. The item in question was 50 rounds of Blazer .380, starting at $90:



It went over $100. This guy was doing it pretty regularly. Then there were the folks selling $700 AR-15's and WASR/10 rifles at the gun shows for $2000. One guy was selling regular capacity pistol magazines for more than twice market value. These weren't individuals; they were dealers, one of whom maintains a very prominent online business.

The rationale? THE BAN IS COMING! To this day, I have no idea what "ban" ever came to justify that.

That's about the time I really started to dislike the gun culture.
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Old December 18, 2011, 10:55 AM   #20
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Are not all cultures like that?

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Old December 18, 2011, 11:03 AM   #21
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So many people I have had to tell in the last year "It doesn't mater if you paid X amount of dollars for it when you bought it. It's only worth x amount now."

One of them is a good friend of mine who paid nearly $2000 for a Sig P556 and now wants to sell it. I keep telling him that is asking price is more than I can buy a new one for.
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Old December 18, 2011, 11:07 AM   #22
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Small potatoes, all of the above.

When I was living in the PRK, I saw $150,000 houses sell for a half mil. People bought them. Now they're back down to pre-bubble prices and folks are stuck.

Not guns, but the OP didn't specify guns .........
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Old December 18, 2011, 12:36 PM   #23
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This is a very interesting post.
Agree whole-heartedly on all firearms at Gander Mountain. I continue to wonder what they are thinking.

Also, concur with most of you after the 08 election. Primers and Powder prices skyrocketed and were almost impossible to find.

I have seen some unbelievable markups at gunshows and Gunbroker. Last week someone had a reserve price of $2000 on a common type 38 Arisaka.
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Old December 18, 2011, 02:30 PM   #24
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Not guns, but the OP didn't specify guns .........
No, but the forum rules do.


I was in the "fine gun room" at the Bass Pro Shop here in Denver awhile back that had two of the most ridiculous, "are you guys smoking crack?" price mark ups I've seen.

The first was two Springfield Model 1861 rifles that looked as though they had been dredged up from the bottom of the Mississippi river. They both had prices tags on them for $2,250.

The second was a Russian Capture Mauser K98 in decent condition. The price on this was $1,299.

I feel sorry for the poor rube who was suckered in to buying those...if they ever did manage to sell them. I would like to think people are smarter than that, but...
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Old December 18, 2011, 03:47 PM   #25
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During the thick of the ammo scare I saw a 50 box of WWB .9mm FMJ for $30. It was at a shop in Manassas VA, one of the worst gun shops I've ever been in.
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