Originally Posted by locutus
I have a rifle that I don't use anymore because I bought a higher quality version of the weapon. I was seriousl considering selling it several months ago.
I paid $900+ for the gun. Last week, I was offered $1500 for it.
A friend who is a dealer told me to take it to an upcoming gun show, and I should be able to get close to $2000 for it.
This sounds good from a financial standpoint, but it also seems to me to be a bit dishonest to take advantage of the panic and gouge someone.
I though about selling it at the gun show for $900, but my dealer friend told me that a gun show dealer would just buy it and turn around and sell it for $2000.
What do you think? Immoral or not.l??
Think of it like this. In the US, we thrive on capitalism. Capitalism rewards those who maximize potential, be it just a hot new item, or an item in low supply and high demand. The market sets the price, and the market is set by consumers. If people are willing to pay 2-3x retail prices, then those with guns to sell are sitting pretty. I've managed to get my hands on a complete lower and a spikes stripped lower in the last two day in stock from differnet sites. I don't intend on selling them, however if someone offers me stupid money i'll take it. I may even list them for stupid money and see what happens.