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A Sign Prices May Soon Fall
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I saw this classified somewhere on the internet, but it might show all of the people who overpaid for their ARs, mags, and ammo might be trying to unload all of it or at least some of it very soon.

Quote:re: S&W MP-15 5.56 AR-15 M4
I am selling this used smith and wesson MP-15 5.56 with a 30rd usgi mag and sling. I bought this rifle used and want to sell it. I am not gouging or trying to make a profit. I bought this rifle for $1500 and am looking to sell it for $1500. It shoots perfect and looks good....... (info that has nothing to do with my point)

In all seriousness, I think this might be a good sign. Last week I was at my LGS and they had at least 4 WASRs going for $760-ish, a polish underfolder AK-variant (forgot to check the price), and a couple CAI C93s going for something less than $800. I hope we reached the peak of this madness and I hope the drop comes fast and soon.
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#2
Quote: I bought this rifle for $1500 and am looking to sell it for $1500.



Exactly.

I don't know why people think that all these people who paid that much will "flood the market with low-priced rifles".
I've seen a lot of people suggest that this will happen, and in TIME those sellers may have no choice, but initially, nobody is going to want to take a huge loss on something they paid "too much" for.
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Emptymag;84322 Wrote:
Quote: I bought this rifle for $1500 and am looking to sell it for $1500.



Exactly.

I don't know why people think that all these people who paid that much will "flood the market with low-priced rifles".
I've seen a lot of people suggest that this will happen, and in TIME those sellers may have no choice, but initially, nobody is going to want to take a huge loss on something they paid "too much" for.

I strongly agree. I think we'll first see LGS and retailers slowly lower their prices. When private owners want to or need to unload their rifles/mags/ammo to pay off the bills, then they will be forced to lower their asking price too since somebody can buy a brand new AR from an LGS at a lower price. Finally, the only way to unload the gear is to ask below retailer price. Over time demand will go down, supply will go up, and retailers' prices will be practically forced to come down too. (I hope that makes sense).
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its not gonna go down anytime soon. when LGS cant have primers and powder sitting on the shelf without limiting a buyer on how much they can purchase, the prices will stay at the current price. its crazy to have to pay 40 bucks for 1000 large pistol primers. try to find other reloading supplies. they kill you online with shipping and hazmat fees, plus most places are out of stock.
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goofin;84345 Wrote:its not gonna go down anytime soon. when LGS cant have primers and powder sitting on the shelf without limiting a buyer on how much they can purchase, the prices will stay at the current price. its crazy to have to pay 40 bucks for 1000 large pistol primers. try to find other reloading supplies. they kill you online with shipping and hazmat fees, plus most places are out of stock.

prices are dropping slowly and shops are starting to get stock back in
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do small lg stores reimburse suppliers/distributors at the time of order or when they actually move the product? I only ask because of the dsg situation where they ordered rifles on contract but refused to sell them.
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Emptymag;84322 Wrote:
Quote: I bought this rifle for $1500 and am looking to sell it for $1500.



Exactly.

I don't know why people think that all these people who paid that much will "flood the market with low-priced rifles".
I've seen a lot of people suggest that this will happen, and in TIME those sellers may have no choice, but initially, nobody is going to want to take a huge loss on something they paid "too much" for.
oh initially alot of people are going to want to sell for as close to what they paid as possible. The key is to wait a little longer and keep an eye out so you can find that guy looking to unload a rifle just to cut his losses. It wont happen soon or probably that often but the chances will be there.
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morpheus6d9;84376 Wrote:
goofin;84345 Wrote:its not gonna go down anytime soon. when LGS cant have primers and powder sitting on the shelf without limiting a buyer on how much they can purchase, the prices will stay at the current price. its crazy to have to pay 40 bucks for 1000 large pistol primers. try to find other reloading supplies. they kill you online with shipping and hazmat fees, plus most places are out of stock.

prices are dropping slowly and shops are starting to get stock back in

It's going to be a long time before it ever gets back to even close to being normal. I'm guessing at least a year to two.
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morpheus6d9;84376 Wrote:
goofin;84345 Wrote:its not gonna go down anytime soon. when LGS cant have primers and powder sitting on the shelf without limiting a buyer on how much they can purchase, the prices will stay at the current price. its crazy to have to pay 40 bucks for 1000 large pistol primers. try to find other reloading supplies. they kill you online with shipping and hazmat fees, plus most places are out of stock.

prices are dropping slowly and shops are starting to get stock back in

^^^^yep, this is what I'm seeing as well
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arjohnson;84407 Wrote:
morpheus6d9;84376 Wrote:prices are dropping slowly and shops are starting to get stock back in

It's going to be a long time before it ever gets back to even close to being normal. I'm guessing at least a year to two.

i don't think so. people with pending orders are going to cancel them faster than people choosing to stock up now at already inflated prices. those that haven't stocked up, aren't going to until prices come down. most of the panic buying is behind us, hopefully. now that the dems have moved the fight state to state, the only real wrench in the works (outside of left leaning states passing bans) is that companies may choose/have to move operations.

my only hope is that if universal background checks get passed, we get, in return, rid of the state permit system altogether and go constitutional carry across all states. that's if. i'd rather no new legislation go into effect. the ptb are working the fudds pretty hard though.
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