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Old January 13, 2013, 10:26 PM   #26
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Sgt, no misunderstanding, buisiness cannot exist without the consumer....
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:45 PM   #27
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Sgt, no misunderstanding, buisiness cannot exist without the consumer
It can exist, not exist, open, close, make any decisions it wants to make with or without any ONE customer who thinks that the prices are too high.

Again - The purpose of ANY business is to make a profit. As much profit as possible. It is NOT the purpose of any business to make my hobby affordable, to make me "feel good" as a customer or any of that other stuff we read on the "about us" pages of our favorite vendor.

CEO: "We are losing money, Jim"

COO: "I know, but we're keeping our prices where everyone that wants our widget can afford it"

CEO: "You're fired"

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Old January 13, 2013, 11:54 PM   #28
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Lumpy has got it.....if you think otherwise you have been liberalized.

Capitalism is what made this country.....don't be a libtard.
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:08 AM   #29
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I don't think his majestry Obama is making any kick back money on this. He is a true believer in socialism and putting the US in its place. He hates the country and must disarm us so that when the riots start as they did in Greece and France we will be easier to control. They are pushing this hard early so as not to give gun owner organizations and individuals the time to respond effectively on a nationwide basis. He knows he has the effete media in his pocket and they are indeed carrying his water for him. Notice how they have lied about the Connecticut shooting. The so called assault weapon wasn't even used. The police found it in the kid's trunk. I have sent the NRA ILA a check and have just signed up 4 people for NRA membership. We need to all do this and also respond to idiot bloggers when we read their crap. Call your congressmen and write letters to the editor. I have already and will continue. Don't lay down, this is not a done deal.
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:31 AM   #30
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I was in the local Sportsmans Warehouse yesterday and they had people standing two and three deep at the gun counter
[QUOTE]My Cabelas does have TONS of customers at the counter saying "I want to buy a gun[QUOTE]

what is the difference between making an honest profit and price gouging
I went to buy a gun, NOTHING GOOD LEFT!
Well now, welcome to the world of capitalism and a perfect example of how supply and demand work.

Those of you who have never had a dime of your own money at risk as an entrepreneur always have trouble understanding the effects of supply, demand, markup and profit.

Of course, without customers every store will eventually dry up and blow away, but anyone who has visited a gun store or gun show lately can see that a lack of customers is not a problem.

And not only is the supply of guns and accessories slim, but we are facing a possibility that some of these guns and accessories may be legislated (or declared) to be illegal to own.

Don't like how your suppliers are treating you ? Sure, let 'em know. So far, this is still America and you can still express your opinion. Tell them you will remember their attitudes when things return to normal. Buy or don't buy, the shelves are still going to be bare for awhile.

Crying about price gouging is like complaining about not buying a stock years ago that would have made you rich today.
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:53 AM   #31
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This is what I call price support
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:00 AM   #32
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There's enough talk about the current situation in the proper forums for the discussion.

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