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Posted: 11/16/2008 10:01:49 AM EDT
http://www.lancasterarms.com/New%20Standard%20Gun%20Page.html

Up, up, up they go. Where they will stop nobody knows!   Bill T.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 10:03:04 AM EDT
I wonder if that is because parts/kits are drying up and demand is actually increasing?  Yeah, economics at work...
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 12:06:42 PM EDT
Probally a little bit of both.  Parts kits are drying up.  Back in the day everybody and their brother sold Romy G kits for a $100 and those were the minty matching ones.  No idea what they are going for now but I'm sure they are more expensive than that.

Plus demand has to be a bit crazy esp on the evil type rifles.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 12:39:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:
I wonder if that is because parts/kits are drying up and demand is actually increasing?  Yeah, economics at work...



It's because kits are totally drying up and demand is the highest ever seen.

$100 increase in reasonable.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 1:28:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/16/2008 1:30:18 PM EDT by bryan0928]
I bought 3 lancasters at 499.00 a piece only a year ago.

ETA: holy fuck, 800.00! That's insane. I thought they were, like, 650.00?

Glad I got mine when I did. I wanted 1 more...not now though. I'll just get another WASR.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 1:49:36 PM EDT
They're in the busines of making profit.  They also were not immune to seeing the writing on the wall and cashing-in on it.  The shortage of kits is certainly a factor but the increase is primarily because they can.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 4:18:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:
I wonder if that is because parts/kits are drying up and demand is actually increasing?  Yeah, economics at work...



It's because kits are totally drying up and demand is the highest ever seen.

$100 increase in reasonable.


I guess I need to lay the sarcasm on a bit more thickly next time!

Link Posted: 11/16/2008 4:39:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:
I wonder if that is because parts/kits are drying up and demand is actually increasing?  Yeah, economics at work...



It's because kits are totally drying up and demand is the highest ever seen.

$100 increase in reasonable.


I guess I need to lay the sarcasm on a bit more thickly next time!



Lumpy, WTF?

That's hilarious.

Link Posted: 11/16/2008 4:46:30 PM EDT
I couldn't believe the prices I was seeing for AK's at the gunshow on Tuesday, they went from $600 to $1200 for some of the rarer older models.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 5:22:24 PM EDT
I'm glad i got mine when i did from atlantic for the pre-election price

i dont think i would buy one now for that price

Link Posted: 11/16/2008 8:57:17 PM EDT
I ordered from Lancaster on Nov 7, 2008. It was quite busy and I think the owner is the person who ended up writing the order. He told me on that Friday my gun would be built in 18 days. He also said had I waited till Monday it would be a much longer wait. He did not mention pricing changes, my gun was $629 and jumped up around 100 soon thereafter. Time will tell how the 18 day wait turns out, but the price was honored at the 629 mark. So far so good.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 12:11:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:
I wonder if that is because parts/kits are drying up and demand is actually increasing?  Yeah, economics at work...



It's because kits are totally drying up and demand is the highest ever seen.

$100 increase in reasonable.


I guess I need to lay the sarcasm on a bit more thickly next time!




Obviously you noticed I repeated your sarcasm and then added a statement of my own

Link Posted: 11/17/2008 12:58:02 PM EDT


$811.00 out the door from my local dealer on October 29th, 5 days before the election. Plenty of AK-47's everywhere then, no customers. Now, the exact reverse. Not one to be had.  Bill T.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 1:21:52 PM EDT
That's a beautiful red on that furniture.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 4:21:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By btill:
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/9776/lancasterak472li5.jpg

$811.00 out the door from my local dealer on October 29th, 5 days before the election. Plenty of AK-47's everywhere then, no customers. Now, the exact reverse. Not one to be had.  Bill T.


I bought the same AK only with the matching wood pistol grip for around $550.00 shipped back in March of this year . I guess I'm very lucky that I ordered one when I did... Also, as far as 18 days to build her, back when I ordered my Russian Red I was told 3 to 4 weeks... I ended up waiting well over 4 months .

1981

Link Posted: 11/17/2008 8:56:17 PM EDT
Boy, I sure am glad I picked up my Lancaster RR a few months ago.  It was $599 at the time.  I wouldn't have bought one at todays prices.  A $200 mark-up in 3 months
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 11:16:55 PM EDT
<insert sarcasm> Everyone must of thought there would be a gun ban over night.  This shit going on with these companies is a joke. Kits drying up or not, The prices are getting completely ridiculous to say the least. They can keep their guns at these prices.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 11:24:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By xkaper:
They can keep their guns at these prices.


I heard someone say that in 1973 when AR-15's listed for $234.95.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 12:37:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By xkaper:
<insert sarcasm> Everyone must of thought there would be a gun ban over night.  This shit going on with these companies is a joke. Kits drying up or not, The prices are getting completely ridiculous to say the least. They can keep their guns at these prices.


So true, Romy kits rifles are going for Milled Arsenal prices now.......

I saw a shitty MAK-90 in my local pawn shop/fun stop for $945....  Guy tells me if i have cash he'll sell it for $875.  He was offended when i told him i wouldnt give him $400 for it.  So i asked, what would my milled mak-90 safe queen go for?? $2k++   Thats just stuuuuppiiiddd
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 12:53:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rube79:
Originally Posted By xkaper:
<insert sarcasm> Everyone must of thought there would be a gun ban over night.  This shit going on with these companies is a joke. Kits drying up or not, The prices are getting completely ridiculous to say the least. They can keep their guns at these prices.


So true, Romy kits rifles are going for Milled Arsenal prices now.......

I saw a shitty MAK-90 in my local pawn shop/fun stop for $945....  Guy tells me if i have cash he'll sell it for $875.  He was offended when i told him i wouldnt give him $400 for it.  So i asked, what would my milled mak-90 safe queen go for?? $2k++   Thats just stuuuuppiiiddd



his number??? I'll sell him every damn milled mak90 I've got for 2K each
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 1:36:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By btill:
I heard someone say that in 1973 when AR-15's listed for $234.95.



Adusted for inflation that is $1157.73 today

inflation adjuster
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:01:30 AM EDT
That "inflation calculator" may be accurate, but I can tell you it was a lot harder for me to acquire $235.00 back then when I was 21, than it is for me to put a grand together today!  Bill T.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:22:56 PM EDT
I ordered a desert tan w/ black furniture from Lancaster on Nov. 4th.  I called and talked to Mike who is owner/sales manager yesterday the 18th and he said they were waiting on one piece of the furniture to complete my build.  At least another week...I hate being a patient person.  I got mine for the $699 price.  Which was more than most other Ak's were going for but everyone says their quality is top notch.  So I will wait.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:56:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By xkaper:
<insert sarcasm> Everyone must of thought there would be a gun ban over night.  This shit going on with these companies is a joke. Kits drying up or not, The prices are getting completely ridiculous to say the least. They can keep their guns at these prices.



But that's precisely the point.  Even after raising their prices, they don't have to "keep their guns".  They are selling just fine at the increased prices.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:20:40 PM EDT
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