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Posted: 10/27/2009 3:37:17 PM EST
I just took a look at the AK section of the EE. It's been so long since I've been to the EE, that I didn't even know they had brought the old EE back. (Although I'm glad they did.)

Anyway, you can truly see the effect that Arsenal's pricing has had just by looking at the EE. All of a sudden, as of last Saturday, nobody's used 7.62 AK is worth much more than...$500. Tops. And with $499 74's, and $599 NICE 74's, asking for more than $600 for almost any 74 seems equally ludicrous.

It's a little comical, in a sad sort of way, to see people asking for prices that - at least temporarily - are insanely high. I mean, a $895 SGL20??? I don't think so. But I say it's "sad" because I know several of those guys probably really need the cash. It's bad for them that the AK market has, at least temporarily, completely crashed.
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 4:29:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By StephenNW:
It's bad for them that the AK market has, at least temporarily, completely crashed.


Bad for them but luckily I'm in the buyer category
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:31:59 PM EST
I hear you brother!
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 5:56:30 AM EST
The magazine market needs to crash next.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 6:50:10 AM EST
The sad thing is, there are some REALLY nice 74's out there that aren't selling because everyone thinks these new 5-600 dollar ones are the greatest thing in the world.

650 dollar straight stock AK's have been around forever, via ORF.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 7:41:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dracster:
The magazine market needs to crash next.


Hell, I'm waiting for the ammo market.

Link Posted: 10/29/2009 7:57:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By the_naked_prophet:
Originally Posted By Dracster:
The magazine market needs to crash next.


Hell, I'm waiting for the ammo market.



You and me both!
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:49:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By bga71:
Originally Posted By the_naked_prophet:
Originally Posted By Dracster:
The magazine market needs to crash next.


Hell, I'm waiting for the ammo market.



You and me both!


Hear, hear! I want $100 per k 5.56, and $70 per k 7.62x39!

As for the AK market... I picked a lousy time to sell my collection.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:52:04 AM EST
mags are like 8-10 bucks a piece.

I wish ammo would come back down to at least $150 a K for 7.62x39
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 11:10:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2009 11:11:34 AM EST by Oneiros]
Originally Posted By Marksman14:
The sad thing is, there are some REALLY nice 74's out there that aren't selling because everyone thinks these new 5-600 dollar ones are the greatest thing in the world.

650 dollar straight stock AK's have been around forever, via ORF.


Yeah. Too bad they're built by ORF.

Originally Posted By the_naked_prophet:
Originally Posted By Dracster:
The magazine market needs to crash next.


Hell, I'm waiting for the ammo market.



THIS!

Also, the market hasn't crashed, it's just deflated and come back to quasi-regular prices. It still isn't what it was a year ago, so it's not like they've devalued a great deal, they've just gone back to normal. I just think there's a lot of guys so new to AK's they didn't know WASR's could be had for less than 600 dollars at a gun show.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:46:44 PM EST
SNIP

Hear, hear! I want $100 per k 5.56, and $70 per k 7.62x39!

As for the AK market... I picked a lousy time to sell my collection. [/quote]

At these prices I would buy a LOT more ammo. A LOT.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:15:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dracster:
The magazine market needs to crash next.


I'm not so sure about this. You can get steel com-bloc mags for under $10 at AIM and both Cope's and AIM will sell you polymer -74 combloc mags for $15 (go to the Industry section to get the code for the AIM discount on -74 mags).

Not sure these need to get much cheaper. If they do, there will be little/no profit margin left and we may wind up seeing a lot fewer options.

Hell, M14 mags are still $20 apiece and Rev. M P-Mags are $15ish. AK mags are about right at the present time IMO.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:22:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By thecreeper23:
Originally Posted By Dracster:
The magazine market needs to crash next.


I'm not so sure about this. You can get steel com-bloc mags for under $10 at AIM and both Cope's and AIM will sell you polymer -74 combloc mags for $15 (go to the Industry section to get the code for the AIM discount on -74 mags).

Not sure these need to get much cheaper. If they do, there will be little/no profit margin left and we may wind up seeing a lot fewer options.

Hell, M14 mags are still $20 apiece and Rev. M P-Mags are $15ish. AK mags are about right at the present time IMO.



I didn't buy enough $3 mags. $10 is just OUTRAGEOUS!!!!

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