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Old January 12, 2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Wow gun show pricing today.

All semi autos at least double, even triple what they were a month ago. I have a buddy willing to sell me a bushmaster and a Romanian AK plus 500 rounds of each ammo for $1700. The bushmaster is the one that came with the red dot and the AK is not the wasr 10/63 but the polymer black one. I am tempted to take him up on the offer and run back to the gun show tomorrow. I really think I can get $1500 for the $750 bushmaster. What would you do?
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Old January 12, 2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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Think buying just to resell is verboten, not sure if the ATF has a threshold on quantity.
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Old January 12, 2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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What would you do?

Well......... If he was really my buddy, instead of screwing him outta $750, I'd take him & the guns to the gun show, and show him how it's done.

How much is a friendship worth, anyway ?................


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Old January 12, 2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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He is a buddy. I got him the job he has now. Introduced him to his ex wife. I even told him what I might just sell them and he doesn't seem to mind. Is it my fault he is to lazy to do it himself.
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Old January 12, 2013, 11:14 PM   #5
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Introduced him to his ex wife.
Buddy!?
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Old January 13, 2013, 01:28 AM   #6
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Is it my fault he is to lazy to do it himself.
No

It *is* taking advantage of him though.

Just say'in...
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Old January 13, 2013, 10:55 AM   #7
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Introduced him to his EX WIFE???? he ought to kick you in the --ts!!!
Take him to the show. you owe him.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:14 AM   #8
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I attended a gun show last Saturday. There were two classes of interest-those who just wanted a mag fed semiauto but didn't have the cash in hand and those who were hoping to score a high dollar AR on the cheap. Neither of those groups were actually buying anything. I traded a used AR for a like new Win model 70 and wad of money equal to double what I had invested in the AR.
I'm just saying that even though you saw stuff priced at fairly high $$, doesn't mean there were really buyers at that level.
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Old January 13, 2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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What would Art do? Art would buy both and take the AK and its ammo to my FFL buddy and let him sell it to one of the fools who walk in, willing to write great big checks. The AK and ammo would likely bring close to a grand.

For that matter, people are laying down greenback cash dollars for .223 ammo at six bits a shot.

Interesting to watch Economics 101 at work.
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Old January 13, 2013, 02:19 PM   #10
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Why not take the guns up there and split the difference?
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Old January 13, 2013, 09:24 PM   #11
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Introduced him to the EX-wife? And he still talks to you?
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:37 AM   #12
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It is not just gun shows. Cabelas was a mad house last Sat night. Everyone and their brother was lined up to buy all types of guns and ammo. I was considering getting a XDm... but I can't see getting a deal on one now.
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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Old WW II joke: A lady walks into the butcher shop and asks the price of pork chops. The butcher says, "$3.79 a pound."

She screeches, "$3.79 a pound? Across the street they're $1.79 a pound!"

The butcher asks, "Why don't you go across the street and buy them?" She answers, "They're out of pork chops."

Butcher: "Lady, when I'm out of pork chops, I'll price 'em at $1.79 a pound."

Pork chops, ARs, take your pick.
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:02 PM   #14
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Choose not to be a participant in this unprecedented insanity.

If the pool of fools paying double what firearms, as well as ammunition and components, goes away- things will begin to get back to normal.
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:59 PM   #15
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It is not unprecedented. It happened when Clinton signed in that useless high-cap mag ban and again when Obama got first elected... just not quite as severe as this current run.
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Old January 15, 2013, 08:43 AM   #16
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Old WW II joke: A lady walks into the butcher shop and asks the price of pork chops. The butcher says, "$3.79 a pound."

She screeches, "$3.79 a pound? Across the street they're $1.79 a pound!"

The butcher asks, "Why don't you go across the street and buy them?" She answers, "They're out of pork chops."

Butcher: "Lady, when I'm out of pork chops, I'll price 'em at $1.79 a pound."

Pork chops, ARs, take your pick.
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You're off on the price. In the 40's pork would have been about $.39/lb.
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Old January 15, 2013, 09:13 AM   #17
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You're off on the price. In the 40's pork would have been about $.39/lb.
Yeah, but that was a silver quarter and a silver dime. So not that far off by today's measure.
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Old January 16, 2013, 12:00 AM   #18
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If you use an inflation rate calculator.
$.39 in 1943 would be like $5.75 in today's money.
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Old January 16, 2013, 12:18 AM   #19
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and if you use the spot price of silver .39 in US silver would be about 8.64 in fiat money.

the joke makes the point though.
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Old January 17, 2013, 12:53 PM   #20
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It is very unlikley that a gun controll bill will get out of the House as long as the Republicans are in power ,even some Dems will not vote for a gun controll bill. If I had a AR 15 Id dump it now.
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Old January 17, 2013, 02:55 PM   #21
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I was thinking about getting a beretta cx4 storm in a 40 caliber to compliment my 90-two. Cant find them anywhere. There are 3 gunshows this weekend. I was thinking about looking there, but if the prices are that bad maybe I should just stick to an auction at gun broker?

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Old January 17, 2013, 07:44 PM   #22
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The meat rationing during WW II had prices "rather high", one might say. When you could find it. Some butchers would sell to favored customers, but at well-above market price. (Same for shoes, tires, gasoline, butter, sugar and other items.)

I wouldn't even begin to try to find a high-demand rifle, right now. Manufacturers at the SHOT show have said that their entire AR production for this year is already sold out to back orders. Same for magazines.

The production of non-"EBR" rifles will likely catch up within a few months. Same for ammo. Many people will be satisfied with what they have, or will have run out of money.
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Old January 17, 2013, 08:05 PM   #23
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Just out of curiosity, i went to gunbroker and looked at prices. When I saw a ruger mini 14 at $2000 WITH a bidder, i was speechless. Well, actually, I said "wow" and smiled. Right now they are selling about $500 above retail, usually they sell for $200 below retail.
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Old January 17, 2013, 08:28 PM   #24
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I could kick myself... at thanksgiving I saw the cx4 still around the $700 mark, so I figured I could wait... that was dumb. Should have just pushed the spouce a bit harder to let me get both it and the 90-two. Now they are listing for $1000-$1700 with goodies. Even saw a bone stock nib for $1400 buy it now...
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Old January 17, 2013, 08:40 PM   #25
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Crazy Crazy Crazy

I sat out the last two panics...........

I'll sit this one out as well.

I do like to keep my eyes open for nice collector pieces that fools trade or sell to pay for a grossly overpriced AR.

It can be a good time to buy good stuff, with real value.
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