Why are Glocks so overpriced?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by SGT-MILLER, Aug 7, 2009.

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  1. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Before anyone says one word, I know all about the torture tests that the Glock bases all of their advertising on, so I'm not interested in that. Besides, the Springfield XD did the same torture tests, and I don't see them jacking up their prices on their products (in my opinion, the XD is an obvious better platform on all levels when compared to the Glock).

    I would actually consider purchasing something like a Glock Model 19 just to have as a nice little "all-purpose" uber Tennifer-finished weapon around the house. The problem is these things are priced so high, I might as well invest in a Kimber MIM wonder or something like that...lol.

    Why does the Glock company insist on raping the general community on Glocks when Smith and Wesson are making the same design (with different finish and different fire control assembly) for about 250 dollars less?

    It seems like the only way to get a halfway decent deal on a Glock is to get the LE/military pricing on it (but what about the rest of the folks out there?).

    I may stir up some trouble from the Glock folks here, but you gotta call it what it is. The Glock works, but it's NOT worth the 550 dollars ( on average) pricetag. Get it down to around 450 dollars (like the Springfield XD9 in my area), and I may begin to act like I'm interested. Better yet, get it down to closer to the price of the S&W Sigma, and watch sales take off like a rocket.

    Is Glock taking lessons from certain car manufacturers these days?
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    It's the Kool Aid.

    I can buy any standard Glock for $398.20 under the LE/Military plan and TBH that's about all they're worth to me. I've really tried to like them but I just prefer the XD as a poly gun platform. I will not insult their ruggedness and reliability but I also buy guns that look good and I'm sorry but Glocks are butt ugly to me...
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I agree, it's the kool aid. They can charge those prices so they will. I personally cannot stand glocks, feels like I'm holding a brick in my hand and if I raise it to go for your face I'm going to hit you in the knees.
    There is no reason they should cost more then an XD(better gun. Go ahead and bring the arguments) or the S&W. Glock has marketed itself well and are reaping the benefits.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Advertising costs money. Lots of advertising costs TONS of money.

    In the gun world, you could have the best product out there, but not have the money for advertising and it will die on the vine. ( See Chey Tac for an example ).

    Then you could have a mediocre product, but a ton of advertising around you and you will sell them off the shelves ( see Glock and *looking to see if Tango is around* Remington )

    Nobody markets like those two companies. They are in EVERY gun magazine, and their booths in industry shows are HUGE. We are talking 10's of thousands of dollars for floor space alone, not including the guests they bring in and the promotional stuff.

    SHOT, 3 years in a row, Glock brought in R Lee Emery to sign autographs of him holding a Glock pistol in a combat pose, for 3 to 4 hours a day, for three straight days. That can't be cheap. :eek:

    At the end of the day, the Glock is decent for what it is, but it's expensive for what you are getting IN RELATION to the polymer market that isn't beating it's chest like a rabid Silverback.

    JD
     
  5. NGIB

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    And while they're functional, they just have no soul. They remind me of a tire iron - it'll do the job but it's nothing special.

    Here in GA, Glocks are the holy grail - as they're built here. I saw a post on my home forum today where a guy wants to trade a 1st series Kimber Classic Gold Match for 2 Glocks. I'm tempted to buy 2 Glocks just to make the swap as that Kimber is a great gun (yup, already have one KCGM)...
     
  6. Dillinger

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    If you can afford it, do it. That Gold match is a hell of a weapon and EASILY worth more than two Glocks. Hell, you could probably find a couple at a pawn shop since the economy is in the tank....

    That's a hell of a deal...
     
  7. NGIB

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    If it wasn't a 4 hour drive to Atlanta I probably would. Thankfully, I already have a 1st series KCGM so I can pass this one up. Does show how silly folks are about Glocks though. One of these for even 2 Glocks, sad, very sad...

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  8. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    Well, plastic is expensive.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I have to be honest, I ALMOST drank the kool aid until I got my hands on something else. Slowly made my way around the XD and have been there since. A 1911 is in my future, I just want to play with more of them so I know exactly what I want. And now to get the thread back on topic....

    GLOCKS ARE GAY!!!
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    So now gays are expensive? They have expensive tastes? Or they live expensive lives? What are you trying to say here?? LOL :p
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Gaston has stated publicly that he does not believe civilians should own handguns. He tried to make them LE/Military only when they first imported them into the US. The importer convinced Herr Glock that they would never catch on unless civilians bought them first. He begrudgingly allowed them to be sold to civilians but set up a tiered pricing scheme to make non LE people pay a premium for the priveledge of owning a Glock.

    I will not support a man who openly opposes our 2nd Ammendment, yet makes an additional profit because of it.
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing robo, I didn't know that. That is yet another reason that I will never buy one.

    JD, my response to your queston is inappropriate for public view.
     
  13. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    I never knew that either.......:eek:

    Can you provide some references for that?

    I'm about ready to boycott anything even close to being a Glock...lol.
     
  14. oldandslow

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    sgt, 8/8/09

    I have had a couple of Glocks, models 34 and 19. The 19 was bought new off Gunbroker from a dealer for $475 about three months ago. Prices for Glocks and many other pistols were inflated since the last election but seem to be coming down.

    I am no Glock lover (I actually prefer a SW 6906 for a 9mm double stack carry pistol) but do appreciate the pistol for what it is- a reasonably priced tool for self defense- light and easy to carry, reasonably accurate and very reliable. It may be priced slightly higher than some of its polymer competitors but is still quite reasonably priced when compared to metal framed pistols. While not for everyone, a Glock pistol is a good choice for many people.

    best wishes- oldandslow
     
  15. bleak23

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    I think part of the cost is do to design. Glocks' patented trigger system for one. I'm not saying it's a better or worse trigger than whoever, but it is unique. And Glock was the first to become popular with plastic guns.
     
  16. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    No no no, you've got it all wrong. Gays are made out of plastic. Geez :rolleyes:






    :D
     
  17. Dillinger

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    LOL!

    Nice.

    That make me chuckle...:D

    JD
     
  18. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Try to find a rap tune with the word "Springfield" in it.
     
  19. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I think they did one on "The Simpsons."
     
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