GUN Holy shit v.gun show

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  1. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    If this keeps up, they're not going to have to ban gun shows. They're price-gouging so badly that people are going to just stop going. :ugh:

    I didn't see an AR for less than $1100. I saw a PS-90 for $2500 (normally $1500). I saw mini-14s going for $1000+ (normally $600 or so). Magazines for the mini-14 were minimum $25, HK 91/G3 magazines were $15 and up, and ammunition was more expensive than in local stores. I saw a Marlin 1894 (I priced it at $350 this summer) for $950. :uh:

    What a complete waste.
     
  2. Jurisbot Esq.

    Jurisbot Esq. Don't blame me I voted for Ron Paul. OT Supporter

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    If people are willing to pay that, then let them.
     
  3. nakedbrian3433

    nakedbrian3433 I don't have time to bleed. OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    Yeah, I usually just wait for my friends to go and they will tell me if there is anything good. Lately... no.
     
  4. Rev Happy

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    I've decided that going to one would probably be a waste of my time.
     
  5. cabriolet

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    Did you see the USED 9mm AR for $2500?
     
  6. nakedbrian3433

    nakedbrian3433 I don't have time to bleed. OT Supporter

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    :rofl:
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    i was recently at the show here in VA... so fucking sad.

    AK's going for $450 that were beat and used. New ones were $600+

    and yeah... ammo prices at shows are fucking HORRIBLE
     
  8. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    No, but I did see a stripped lower for $290, and a tacticool upper for $800.
     
  9. hsmith

    hsmith OT Supporter

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    i went and prices weren't all that bad

    handguns were normal prices

    ar's did command a premium, but nothing like that

    it will be back to normal eventually
     
  10. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    What blew me away is a $400 lever-action rifle going for almost $1000. :ugh2:

    They aren't even getting banned.
     
  11. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Probably.
     
  12. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    There's no such fucking thing as price "gouging"
     
  13. Asses Maximus

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    :eek3: I wonder what I could get for my SBR PS90?
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    expensive ammo to feed it?
     
  15. Asses Maximus

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    It hasnt been that bad lately. My roommate was complaining that his .223 was getting almost as expensive.
     
  16. Sailor Jerry

    Sailor Jerry OT Supporter

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    Holy shit. I need to start selling some stuff.
     
  17. Cheeseburger

    Cheeseburger New Member

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    I went to a gun show earlier this month here in WA. Last month ammo was cheaper. When I went couple weeks ago, it was up. But it was still cheaper than the stores.
     
  18. PanzerAce

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    See, you didn't answer the real question: How much was the jerky?
     
  19. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    lol I buy jerky at walmart, not the gun show.
     
  20. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Sure thing, slick.
     
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    I'm fortunate that the guy I buy all my guns from sells them at dealer price + 10%... He hasn't jacked his prices WAY up just because of all the election panic... My local gun shop (the one in the lawsuit thread) was asking $660 for a new G19... I got mine brand new for $485...
     
  22. thegooch

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    I'm not trying to be a dick, but seriously there really is no such thing.
     
  23. Iceburn

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    I'll post it again. Its not price gouging.
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  24. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :mb:
     
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