Is this a good deal??

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by 99saleen87, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. 99saleen87

    99saleen87 New Member

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    First of,it's freakin badass to have a gun forum, I would never imagine.... Ok now here's my friend who is trying to sell me his AR. He wants $1500 with a 20 round mag. It's spanking new, still in the box, never shot it, but he's one of them guys who buys anything just because he's got the money. Oh and it's an AR carbine windham.
     

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  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Way too high, that would be a decent price for a pair of Windhams.
     

  3. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Just my personal opinion here, but I think $1,500 is high for a basic AR like that one. I think if you are looking to get one you could get one with a whole lot more features for that money. Or if you want a basic one like that, you should be able to get into one like that for $800-900. Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your "friend" is asking $500 more from you over MSRP and..... MSRP is about $200 higher than it should be for that rifle.

    You will see this a lot throughout the next year. People are trying to sell their rifles that they picked up during the climax of the gun scare for close to what they purchased them for. It ain't gonna happen. People need to realize that they got taken to the cleaners and if they want their money back they have to settle for at most half of what they paid.
     
  5. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    This is correct. Check their website. That rifle is right at a grand.
     
  6. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member

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    PSA http://palmettostatearmory.com/ currently is selling a much higher quality rifle kit for $499, add a lower for $129 and you get a superior weapon for $630. take the extra money and buy a 10 pack of 30rd mags for $99 and then buy a thousand rounds of ammo. It is still cheaper than what your "friend" wants for a low quality weapon. Just my 2 cents;)
     
  7. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Skip the Windham and find a new friend.
     
  8. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Man, I bought a Colt 5.56 with all the goodies for that much!
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    way too high! i agree with the others. for $1500,you could put together one really, really nice AR, maybe even with optics.
     
  10. 99saleen87

    99saleen87 New Member

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    Thanx guys for all your opinions, seems like the people here are great. Actually I've heard from some of my ex-military buddies that buying kits gives you the same exact weapon @ a fraction of the cost, but I don't know if that sounds right tho!! Otherwise everybody would be going that route. But I'm sure the Good Samaritans here are gonna send me the right direction on getting my AR. I just can't wait to start firing one:)
     
  11. 99saleen87

    99saleen87 New Member

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    By the way, would've help if I say I'm from CA? Considering our stupid gun laws here!!!
     
  12. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Make sure you get a CA compliant kit, with the bullet button and all that jazz.
     
  13. SeaCapt

    SeaCapt New Member

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    I agree, way overpriced .. If you got 1500 to burn you can pick up a nice custom rig, you can go 5.56 of course but never hurts to look into .308 or 6.8spc if you like a heavier round.
     
  14. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Your buddy is just trying to get back what he spent in the "craze". Everyone is right! Is that the. Is that the configuration you were looking for? If so $700- 900 is about what you would pay now, there are a lot of options out there, and for $1500 you can be driving a F250 instead of that Ford Fiesta your buddy is trying to unload. Ask him if even knows what that is currently worth, if it is a friend, you would like to to think he's not trying to bend you over on purpose. Low ball his ass to the actual price if you like it and want to save money. If not, 10 minutes on google and there are lots better rifles out there for that price.
     
  15. 99saleen87

    99saleen87 New Member

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    Now, is it typically better to buy an AR @ a gun show, or these guys are the same as if bought in a store??
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    pretty much the same guns as you will find in the stores.

    these days, you would probably get a better deal in a store rather than the gun shows.
     
  17. QueenGlamis

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    It was my understanding that in CA cannot be more than a 10 round mag? And I bought a Spike's AR that is mil-spec and looks like that (basic) for about 1/2 that $$$ last Dec right after Newtown.

    Be careful, buying that may not only be getting robbed, with a non-CA compliant mag, you may be in bigger trouble.
     
  18. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I don't know about the gun shows outside of California but the gun shows here in Cali suck, it's usually the Crossroads of the west show and it is pure garbage. Outside of mag and ammo, they suck. The prices are not any better at the show, just crappier quality. Do your research on what you like an what you intend to use if for and buy accordingly, you will get a better deal on the web.
     
  19. Quentin

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    OP, definitely read the AR15 Primer sticky (above in this forum) that Agent Tikki wrote. He covers many, many questions for the new AR owner or purchaser. Right now is the time to soak up all the knowledge you can or you'll no doubt make countless mistakes in your first AR!

    ETA:

    You'll soon notice that we all have our opinions. Some of us like to build, some want a factory build. Some of us recommend low end, some go for the most bang for buck and some recommend the best. You have to figure out where you fit in before you buy.

    Myself, I like to choose my own parts and build. That doesn't mean build everything but definitely choose every part. Once you figure it all out you'll discover the build is done in your head not on the workbench. Get it right in your head before buying!
     
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  20. therewolf

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    While this is somewhat true, a crappy kit + a crappy build=a crappy AR.

    You may want to lurk a bunch of threads, and check out a bunch of

    other forums stickies, in order to find out what to avoid.

    For instance: RGuns has earned the lousy rep they have the hard way-

    by screwing over their customers. And they're not the only ones.;)