Originally Posted By petedog:
interested depending on price
I can get an A2 stock RRA lower for $243 out the door at the local shows. If someone could beat that significantly, I'd be all for it. Say 12 bucks shipping, 25 FFL transfer fee...you're looking at going under 200 bucks per complete lower to make it worth my while though.
Maybe a group buy on Stag, Mega, Stinger, etc would be better but those already sell for a pretty low cost so I don't imagine there's a dealer willing to go lower on price.
Just my $0.02.
Originally Posted By Doktor:
How does one do a group buy of a firearm? If everyone involved wasn't standing near the receiving FFL wouldn't that eat up the savings... doing a re-ship and re-book at another FFL within the buyer's state?
How would that work?
Most of the group buys on firearms has them coming direct from the originating dealer. Sometimes, one lucky guy from ARFCOM here gets to play organizer, being the go-between for the dealer and us interested folks. Example of hg112 in the ORF94 receiver buy. He's doing a really good job--you need a really reliable person to manage this, otherwise there will be problems later. You mail up your FFL/money/etc and the transfer happens.
Sometimes, the dealer themselves will be leading, saying "ok, for $xxx we can have this toy if I can get enough people to buy in". Magic of buying in bulk, lower prices and whatnot. The dealer may not make a killing on the original rifle, but if they're offering reasonably priced accessories as options, users may opt to get the $20 magazine the dealer has as opposed to screwing around trying to find a $12 one floating around.