This is a discussion on We should keep a running list of vendors that are price gouging within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by zacii I could not believe my eyes when i saw the price of this GI mag: Mag AR-15 Colt Factory GI Issued ...
Price gouging is really something that happens at the beginning of a hysteria like this. Like cheaper than dirt raising agazine prices the same day as SandyHook. Right now its supply and demand. If companies sell mags for 20 dollars right now or sell 600 ars they wont have anything left oon the shelves. Its really survival and keeping up with the store down the street. Grabagun is still the most reasonable store online imo. But its the only store im willing to order from online in the first place. i hope cheaper than dirt birns in hell
Every store Ive been to locally is doing the same....... extreme price increases.
And on top of all this is the old vendor's trick of raising the price on something that isn't selling. Got an item that won't move? Raise the price! This doesn't work on people who 'shop around' but it does work. And how much more effective it is when you tell them (or they perceive) that "these won't be available for long!" "Buy it now before the price is even higher!" also works well. People will buy all kinds of stuff when they think it soon won't be available. "Do I need this? What if I decide I need it and then can't get it!!!"
I'll bet a lot of this is being driven by people who never owned firearms before. And if that were true, it wouldn't be all bad, assuming they get into it enough to be safe and responsible.
Oh, and I like Zamboni's "Smokey Bear" pic. I found this one floating around somewhere...probably here! It's my favorite!
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Has anyone even thought that retailers like Cheaper Than Dirt have raised their prices because their suppliers raised their prices? I mean really. If CTD used to buy magazines for $20 and now they cannot get them for less than $100, of course they are going to pass on those costs. It is NOT their fault. I do not know who is raising prices, but we should find the culprit first before assigning blame.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
That's right. The middle-man always gotta take his cut.