Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Jinkle, Nov 25, 2008.
What a dumb list.
Meh... I'd rather support the people who aren't taking advantage of us
So what constitutes "taking advantage of?" Right off that list I know that both natchez and cdnn raised their prices on some stuff like glock mags. What is the line between reasonable price increase and whatever you see the other as?
That is a bullshit list. Fucking crybabies.
I guess if someone as an 01FFL they have a moral obligation to ensure everyone gets cheap guns. Fuck that noise.
Funny how the "gougers" get links while the "good guys" get just text
classic arms price gouged like fuck
Why is price gouging a bad thing? If the item will sell at a higher price, then let it. Once people get their fill of the item at that price, it will come back down.
People don't like it when they aren't the ones selling the in-demand items.
people crying about business reacting to the environment
People don't mind at all buying PS3/Wii/Elmo at retail prices then selling on ebay the same day for 2-4 times retail.
Turn the tables on an item they want however and heads need to roll.
same people who whine about how government needs to step off business' dick about regulating what they can and can't do, yet it "needs to be illegal to raise prices"
I can't blame anyone for raising their prices, don't like it move along and buy somewhere else.
I don't blame anyone for raising prices. I would have done the same. The fact remains some did, some did more, some didn't.
Meanwhile they swallow every ounce of Larue's $400/gram semen with a smile.
And guess what, they still have shit in stock
CTD raised their prices because of all the free advertising they got from those news articles regarding the spike in gun sales. Nearly every other online article mentions them.
Gun owners are part of the problem.
Last gun show I attended, BUY IT WHILE IT'S STILL LEGAL was the theme, and the customers themselves were part of the problem. Some merchants are happy to fan the flames - CDNN stirred the pot constantly in their catalogs, Classicarms did it somewhat more subtly with their daily posts, AIM Surplus has referenced demand comparable to the last AWB - but that seems to be limited to explaining their growing shipping delays.
Summit Gun Broker curiously has the "Arm America" sale with some great deals on (old and used) guns.
There are some solid economics behind the price increases. While a merchant can sell something for $400 that cost him $350 to source and make money on just that sale, they're going to hike their price to around $700 if their wholesale cost jumps to $600 since the sale of existing stock needs to cover the purchase of replacement stock. While merchants make money on the way up like this, it can be seen as cushion on the way down when they slash prices to remain competitive - possibly selling at a loss or making almost nothing on each sale.
CTD has always had shitty prices anyway. They're still the last place I turn for anything unless I want it almost immediately because they're local.
everyone has to remember this economic fact:
Price has NOTHING to do with costs of production.
Price only has to do with what someone is willing to pay for a product.
If CTD couldn't sell anything for their prices, they would adjust them down.
Everything is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. I don't believe in price gouging but at the same time, if someone is willing to pay $200 for a stripped lower or $1000 for an AK, why not sell it to them for that?
Fuck I would if I had the supply
idiots with money = WIN
its not price gouging
Price gouging is like how the price of gas doubled an hour after 9/11 happened. The prices of all these things that might get banned are increased because there's been a huge spike in demand and every manufacturer is working overtime to try to keep up with it.