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Amin Parker
September 21, 2011, 06:38 AM
Hi all.

I was posting on another thread that the prices of handguns in my neck of the woods are completely crazy. A quality hi cap 9mm, Glock, Cz etc will set you back around US$1700 and a small pistol like the Ruger lcp 380 being $700.

Well, yesterday i got an email from my local shop that he can get me a brand new 19 for just under $1000. I called a my shooting buddy who is also my teammate and Glocker to inform him, he tells me that he just bought a brand new 34 for $1100. That is a massive difference!!!

Meanwhile i called the distributors of other brands and was told that no discounts are available.

Glocks sell very well here so a discount is unheard of. Are Glock prices coming down in the US as well? Could there be surplus stock that has not sold due to reduced demand?

graysmoke
September 21, 2011, 08:01 AM
No offence. But what country do you live in?....So I know never make plans to reside there.

WOW!! those prices are high.....Your being taken advantage-of.

Curious - What is the cost of a loaf of bread?

Amin Parker
September 21, 2011, 08:44 AM
I live in beautiful South Africa. A loaf of bread costs $1 and so is a can of Coke.

I have no reason to be offended.

Amin Parker
September 21, 2011, 09:02 AM
I live in beautiful South Africa. A loaf of bread costs $1 and so is a can of Coke.

I have no reason to be offended.

osageid
September 21, 2011, 09:09 AM
That is extremely expensive:eek: The guns you list must bear an extreme tax! Here these weapons sell 550-600. You certainly make me appreciate my local gun store!

Amin Parker
September 21, 2011, 09:34 AM
Its not tax. Its greedy distributors.

So there have not been price reductions in the States?

TheNocturnus
September 21, 2011, 09:42 AM
Good lord that is really high. I only paid $485 out the door for my Gen 3 Glock 22.

Brian Pfleuger
September 21, 2011, 09:52 AM
Some prices have come down from the Obama peak, some didn't really go up.

Glocks run roughly $475-$650 depending on model/options and have been more or less in that area for awhile.

The LCP is down some. They were running in the upper $300, lower $400 range for awhile. About $290 now.

osageid
September 21, 2011, 11:23 AM
Wow that is some greed!!!!

WVsig
September 21, 2011, 11:53 AM
Glock prices are not down here in the US. They have remained pretty constant. They are about $425 is you join the GSSF and retail right around $500 depending on sight configuration.

chris in va
September 21, 2011, 01:44 PM
Price reductions...maybe a little. There was an 'Obama Scare' back in 2008 that sent everything skyrocketing and some FFL's have been reluctant to give up on the artificial price increase. Generally speaking though a standard Glock runs about $500 at most stores in my area.

Hey Amin, any way you can put your location in the signature line so people aren't all shocked by the laws and prices there?:)

DBLAction454
September 21, 2011, 02:46 PM
Sorry to hear that my friend. I would hate paying $1,700 for a glock.

Saw a G19 in my local gunshop for $549.00 which about the same as it was a year ago.

I can get a high quality 1911 for $1,700 here.

I wonder what a Wilson Combat would run in your country :confused:

kkramer673
September 21, 2011, 06:25 PM
I bought a Gen 4 G19 last weekend -with the customary 3 magazines- for $569 $US.

9mm
September 21, 2011, 06:31 PM
Lowest prices I am seeing Glocks are $506 with out tax, and LEO discount $450

The 10mm and 45 acp/gap tends to go for $530~$550

Stevie-Ray
September 22, 2011, 04:35 PM
The 10mm and 45 acp/gap tends to go for $530~$550About right around here too. My G26 was $489 several years ago, but my G29 was $539 near 2 years ago.

hivoltagefx4
October 19, 2011, 01:56 PM
I guess I got a good deal on my Gen 4 G19 new for $495! :)

JGus
October 19, 2011, 02:07 PM
Reading what it costs in South Africa for certain guns, it makes me appreciate even more our U.S. capitalist structure of business that allows for open competition and somewhat keeps prices reasonable. The less competition, the higher prices go. I would imagine in South Africa (and I have no idea, i'm just speculating) that they don't have the same type of capitalist, open competition business structure that we are fortunate to have.

eastbank
October 19, 2011, 02:13 PM
i just bought a used glock 22 in 40s&w in ex condition(a police trade in) for 275.00 out the door. it must have belonged to a desk jockey as it is in truly like new condition. eastbank.

BigPoppa
October 19, 2011, 02:37 PM
In Oct. 2010 I paid $531 for my Gen4 Glock22 plus another $25 FFL Transfer Fee.

Amin Parker
October 20, 2011, 04:23 AM
JGus,

We have the same open capitalist market every democracy enjoys. The problem is not the country, its laws or economic structure.

The problem is that if i was a dealer and contacted Glock, i would be told to deal with the company they currently contracted to distribute their products in the region. They would also tell me that they are not awarding any new distribution agreements.

This is true of all firearms manufacturers. We have never had more than one distributor for a particular brand.

dc9137
October 20, 2011, 05:07 AM
I bought a 23 last weekend for $579

dsk
October 20, 2011, 04:42 PM
How much do they say it costs to make a Glock pistol? $40, or something like that?

chack
October 20, 2011, 04:49 PM
http://www.summitgunbroker.com/Glock_22.html

#rd gen Glock 22 with nightr sights and 2 15 rd mags for $349...

dean1818
October 20, 2011, 05:37 PM
After spending some time in joburg....... You should buy two Glocks

ftttu
October 20, 2011, 08:52 PM
I could have purchased my G23 4th gen for $398.20 but I had Trijicon night sights added, bringing it to $477.40. Also, that's with 3 mags included. I still think that's a good price. Feel sorry for y'all way down under.

cwtitan
October 20, 2011, 09:12 PM
I recently paid 458.00 otd for my Gen4 Glock 23. Wow those prices are in the atmosphere bro!!! :eek:

Seven High
October 20, 2011, 09:20 PM
Amin: Out of curiousity, how is the supply and price of used revolvers and semi autos in South Africa?

Merad
October 20, 2011, 09:42 PM
Reading what it costs in South Africa for certain guns, it makes me appreciate even more our U.S. capitalist structure of business that allows for open competition and somewhat keeps prices reasonable. The less competition, the higher prices go. I would imagine in South Africa (and I have no idea, i'm just speculating) that they don't have the same type of capitalist, open competition business structure that we are fortunate to have.

Capitalism won't help him here. If he's going to buy legally, he's stuck with whatever distributor Glock has chosen for his country. While there may be competition between retailers, their prices will all be high, reflecting the high prices of the distributor.

The most "capitalist" thing to do in this situation would be not to purchase a Glock. Enough people refuse to buy Glocks at inflated prices, Glock has to revamp their sales model to lower the prices. That's the theory, anyway. :rolleyes:

RC20
October 21, 2011, 12:15 PM
Reading what it costs in South Africa for certain guns, it makes me appreciate even more our U.S. capitalist structure of business that allows for open competition and somewhat keeps prices reasonable. The less competition, the higher prices go. I would imagine in South Africa (and I have no idea, i'm just speculating) that they don't have the same type of capitalist, open competition business structure that we are fortunate to have.

Yep, very fortunate. Can you say 2008 crash, double dip recession, 15-20% unemployment, through in some derivatives and commodity speculation (sometimes called legalized gambling), but what the hey!

Our pesky socialistic neighbors to the North kept most of that out and are doing ok. Hmmm

kflo01
October 21, 2011, 12:40 PM
Nuts!

Back in April I paid 425.00 for a 3rd Gen Glock 30.

shortwave
October 22, 2011, 05:46 AM
Seems as though Glock would/should step in and have a talk with their distributor. Unless of course, Glock is reaping a big portion of these incredible profits from the distributor they've chosen.

One way for sure to bring those prices down Amin, start a campaign to boycott buying Glocks in South Africa. Unfortunately, sounds as though the reason you guys are paying that insane price is because to many are willing to.