Up until yesterday I hadn't yet bathed in the 200-500% mark-up insanity various AR products currently carry. Well, apart from selling a few LPKs and BCGs on EBay for insane prices. When mags initially went nuts, I simply added my name to backorder lists with Brownells, etc at rational
prices. I think I must have right around $2500 worth of backorders just floating around out there right now, LOL.
But yesterday I caved in and did it
. After landing a PSA upper with a MI handguard, all I needed to complete a build was a stripped lower. I went ahead and bought a new Gen 1 Noveske for $300. Old prices, I'd happily pay $150 and consider up to $180. New prices? Well, I guess the guy I bought it from met me somewhere in between what it used to sell for and what it would actually bring on GunBroker.
I sold one M16 BCG on EBay to cover the price. New prices or old, a quality lower for a quality BCG is a pretty even swap in my mind...except I need the lower more, and the BCG is far less likely to be affected by any laws in the foreseeable future. So I figure I did just fine. And my "hysteria build" will sit atop a very desireable lower, even if it is just a roll mark.