Post By Smilinswordsman
Post By Echo_Four
January 22nd, 2013 01:42 PM
Does MSRP still mean anything to the consumer ?
Been watching ShotShow videos/ blogs for a week.
Lots of MFGs are quoting MSRP on their new products.
I saw several "black rifles" for $1000 - $1200 , handguns for $500 - $600..
Many will be on the shelves in Feb-March.
How will this translate to store retail prices?
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January 22nd, 2013 01:55 PM
It seems in my area that usually MSRP is $100-$200 more than what you'll see in a store.
January 22nd, 2013 01:59 PM
...that's been the norm here, too...but there's been a foul wind blowin' from the NE, and I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Dorothy...
January 22nd, 2013 02:12 PM
Everyone seems to be gouging on semiautomatic rifles. The few I've seen in store or posted online are 10-15% above MSRP when they used to be 10-15% below.
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January 22nd, 2013 02:28 PM
The value of MSRP depends in part on the pricing scheme the mfgr uses. As an example, not gun related, Samsung, Panasonic, and a few other flat screen TV makers recently switched to a new pricing structure that basically forces all retailers to adhere within a small margin to their MSRP pricing, else the company yanks the rights of the seller to carry their products. Other TV companies allow on-line retailers to sell at whatever margin over cost they like, which leads to a less than fair advantage for the online retailers over brick and mortar storefronts.
Originally Posted by AKsrule
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January 22nd, 2013 02:50 PM
It does to me. I can wait until prices come down.
So many people complain about others being sheep and then join right in with the mass buying hysteria. I'll just sit and wait to buy a gun from the guy who overspent and is now broke and looking for an easy buck.
January 22nd, 2013 03:20 PM
Yup. It means wait for a better deal.
Originally Posted by bombthrower77
My local Gander Mountain regularly prices above MSRP. When I call them on it, they kindly inform me that they are listing the "going price". I tell them I'll come back when they bring prices down to full retail. Still, you can reasonably expect 10-15% below MSRP without feeling you are low balling the seller.
January 22nd, 2013 03:29 PM
It isn't gouging it is basic economics. You price your product at what people are willing to pay. If you price it above that you won't sell anything. If you price it below that you'll quickly run out of stock and have nothing to sell and may not have made enough money to order new supplies at a higher price from the supplier.
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January 22nd, 2013 03:38 PM
When people are in a panic they're willing to pay anything.
Today on Gunbroker a hard to find 4" Ruger SP101 with an MSRP of $699 sold for $1103.99!
I'm a Ruger fanboy but there is no way that a stock Ruger is worth anywhere near that much.
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January 22nd, 2013 04:52 PM
Originally Posted by rammerjammer
^^^^^I have a theory on this^^^^^^^^^^^
Seeing as us "Gun Nuts" have had our firearms for quite sometime, the only thing I can reason is that all the Left wing Liberals are even running scared, and are trying to beat the clock to the impending "Ban".
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January 22nd, 2013 04:57 PM
Originally Posted by smilinswordsman
this ! ! ^ ^
January 22nd, 2013 07:25 PM
Only if it's an Apple product. :-)
Does MSRP still mean anything to the consumer?
Last edited by BillK01; January 22nd, 2013 at 09:14 PM.
January 22nd, 2013 07:57 PM
10,000X higher than Amazon
Well atleast the stuff thats available on there
January 22nd, 2013 08:09 PM
If you see MSRP on a sticker, just walk away from it. You'll find it cheaper somewhere else.
January 23rd, 2013 09:42 PM
Usually this ^
Originally Posted by Nmuskier
It means basically paying full price.
Not getting a sale or discount.
Maximum Selling Retail Price
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