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Old 12-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #31
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I'm wondering what I could get for my Plum Crazy lower. I've got all the parts for a conventional lower now. I won't really need it.

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I'm wondering what I could get for my Plum Crazy lower. I've got all the parts for a conventional lower now. I won't really need it.
now is the time to sell lower quality stuff if your gonna do it.
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My roommate came home with a new Windham today when he got off work. Got it for 800 or something after his discount. He then had me put it on armslist for 1300. There's been 3 offers so far, it's been 2 hours

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Haven't seen any gouging locally, but did notice that one of the large local sporting good stores that had large quanities of .223/5.56 ammo at good prices is out of any of the "plinking stuff". Saw a few guys looking for some .223. I told tehm the only stuff that I saw that they had left was Winchester Silver Tip hunting rounds for over $20 per box. Same price it had been listed for before election or shooting. Their shoulders drooped, as they realized they were too late for anything resembling "affoardable" plinking ammo for their black rifles.

They did still have 7.62x39 ammo for $5.75 per box, and .30-30 ammo was still out there for less than $20 per box.

Someone once told me that they had never seen a situation where .30-30 ammo was more afoardable than .223. Well this is one of those situations where the ammo that is available causes just such a situation.

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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2319180134/magpul-pmag-m2-moe-magazine-ar-15-223-remington-30-round?cm_vc=OBv1918412

I don't need them but it appears that midway has pmags for 12.50 each.
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I remember several years ago when a hurricane was looming off the Caribbean coast, headed for South Carolina. Grocery stores were getting busted for price gouging on bottled water, propane, canned goods, etc. It was ridiculous. There were small privately owned gas stations and stores that were charging 5 and 10 dollars for a gallon of water... Multi-packs of batteries were going for roughly $5 per battery. I can't remember exactly what happened but I know someone stepped in and put a stop to it.

This is a little different, I think, but there is a clear difference between a free market and taking advantage of people. But... if you limit it, then you lose your free market. It's kind of a catch-22. The only thing you can do is shop smart and hope for the best. Refuse to pay the outrageous prices you see and either learn to do without or be patient until you can find what you need at a reasonable price point.
And there where it's wrong.

Think about it from a different angle.

Price has increased way over prior prevailing market. Two things happen, people stop "over" buying (aka stocking up), and enterprising souls will find a way to satisfy market needs. $10 for a gallon of water, I can guarantee truckloads would appear the very next day for $8. Two days later, you'd have hundreds of truck loads at $4. Make it non profitable then the market won't correct itself.

Look at the gas situation in NJ. Enterprising stations that had on site generators and ensured fuel, were being told they had to sell the fuel at a loss. They had set themselves up to succeed and help people, but told only at some made up profit (or loss) margin. Where is the incentive for anybody to spend money on a generator, if they can't recover their expenses? Cheaper to close up shop until normalcy returns.

Simple supply and demand economics.
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My roommate came home with a new Windham today when he got off work. Got it for 800 or something after his discount. He then had me put it on armslist for 1300. There's been 3 offers so far, it's been 2 hours
I'm pretty sure that might be illegal...


On the subject...
I saw a completed auction for a WASR 10, $1400.
I haven't seen this affect SKS's very much. Been a bit of a bump in the prices, but not too much. I've seen some russkies stay the same, and other makes rise about $100. Too bad it shoots the same round as the AK... can't find ammo...
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My roommate came home with a new Windham today when he got off work. Got it for 800 or something after his discount. He then had me put it on armslist for 1300. There's been 3 offers so far, it's been 2 hours
Especially if he works for an FFL. he might get a knock on his door soon. Interwebs isn't anonymous. ..
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And there where it's wrong.

Think about it from a different angle.

Price has increased way over prior prevailing market. Two things happen, people stop "over" buying (aka stocking up), and enterprising souls will find a way to satisfy market needs. $10 for a gallon of water, I can guarantee truckloads would appear the very next day for $8. Two days later, you'd have hundreds of truck loads at $4. Make it non profitable then the market won't correct itself.

Look at the gas situation in NJ. Enterprising stations that had on site generators and ensured fuel, were being told they had to sell the fuel at a loss. They had set themselves up to succeed and help people, but told only at some made up profit (or loss) margin. Where is the incentive for anybody to spend money on a generator, if they can't recover their expenses? Cheaper to close up shop until normalcy returns.

Simple supply and demand economics.
I definitely agree... I seem to remember the problem being that people needed these things to survive. Making clean water and food out of reach for people to afford could literally cost them their lives.

But then again, the people that were smart enough to prep were on the leading edge and I'm sure the ones that weren't, learned an extremely valuable lesson.

Leave the market alone. Don't buy these exorbitantly-priced items and let the market come crashing down. All these idiots with hundreds of PMAGS at $60 each will soon be selling them for $12 a piece again.
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