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Old 01-13-2013, 04:19 PM   #21
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mosin, do you own a house?

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marketing is based on supply and demand. right now

"fear" of guns/ammo/mags proposed regulations are driving the demand up.

if obama/biden has things their way, supply will deminish.....when that happens you'll wish you had'nt sold your stuff at yesterday' prices

its not "price gouging"....its smart business....foresight/reading the writing on the wall

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it can also be seen this way.

what if i sell my $12 mags at a healthy profit of $40 each. ban goes through. no new high cap mags will ever be available. maybe, i just gave up something for $40 that will be worth $100+ in a few years. its not unreasonable to think this is possible.

however, no ban could come and mags could be back $12 in a few months. imo opinion this equals risk for both parties, much as investments.

and i must agree, raising prices on life sustaining items during emergencies should be illegal...as should "hoarding" purchases in those situations. but imo, retailers should be able to price other regular items for whatever they wish, if someone wants to pay. a bit dirty maybe, but imo if you dislike this practice, it is easy enough to boycott the company.

but like i said before, its probably better for a company in the long run to make modest mark ups and keep costumers coming back, vs getting all they can right now.

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its a gamble............look at gold....lts worth twice as much since 5 years ago..........will it double 5 years from now or decreace by 50%? do i sell now at 100% profit or gamble on its future?

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Do you get an annual raise on your pay check to off set inflation? Should you have to return that raise because you did not earn it?

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