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Posted: 11/17/2008 5:12:49 PM EDT
I realize that I don't have to buy it if I don't want to.... but the prices in the EE are getting totally out of hand! I mean, 2 weeks ago lower receivers that you could have bought all day long for $109 are being posted for $250! That is out of control!

People with 5 post troll accounts from 2005 are trying to sell chreap-ass lowers for Colt prices. This is fuckin' ridiculous! So I say fuck you, Mr. tryin'-to-profit-off-the-panicing-masses EE troll account user. You are an ASSHOLE, and I hope you don't sell your Oly lower for $250.... instead I hope the ATF visits you and shoots you dog!

- Clint
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:14:12 PM EDT
6/10
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:14:50 PM EDT
In before someone calls you a communist.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:15:43 PM EDT
It only affects you if you willingly agree to those prices.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:15:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BushBoar:
In before someone calls you a communist.


Obamunist.


Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:16:34 PM EDT
I'm with Clint.  Us coonasses gotta stick together.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:17:13 PM EDT
I saw a deal like that and I was so offended that I didn't buy it!
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:17:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:18:37 PM EDT
If you haven't got what you needed by now, you done fucked up.

Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:18:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By realwar:


Look here

Wow, is one of them registered full-auto or something?
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:18:55 PM EDT
So does this mean you DON'T want to buy my lower??????
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:19:19 PM EDT
I want to pay $12.00 for complete lowers, any more and I consider it gouging.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:19:29 PM EDT
Capitalism can be a painful thing sometimes. Supply and demand, all that jazz. Maybe buy from elsewhere? Or perhaps you could try making the best of it and selling something when the prices are as high as they are. Don't really know what to tell you, that's just how it works. Supply and demand, supply and demand...
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:20:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2008 5:22:01 PM EDT by Silas]
You sound "offended".    

Like you said. If you don't like it, don't pay it.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:21:06 PM EDT
Nobody is holding a gun to your head and I wouldn't be sending money to anyone on the EE with only 5 posts unless I was using a credit card for my protection.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:21:19 PM EDT
If I had a stripped lower, I swear I would list it for $999
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:21:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Alaskacajun:
I realize that I don't have to buy it if I don't want to.... but the prices in the EE are getting totally out of hand! I mean, 2 weeks ago lower receivers that you should have bought all day long for $109 are being posted for $250! That is out of control!



Fixed to make your problem perfectly clear.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:21:49 PM EDT
As soon as people quit buying at those prices they will go down.Wait it out.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:22:16 PM EDT
In before the commies try to convince us it is just capitalism
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:22:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mak:
Nobody is holding a gun to your head and I wouldn't be sending money to anyone on the EE with only 5 posts unless I was using a credit card for my protection.


Amen!  If you don't like the prices, blade off at 45 or something, you know.....

It is an offer to sell.  You don't have to buy it.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:22:38 PM EDT


Originally Posted By krpind:


If I had a stripped lower, I swear I would list it for $999


I'm *this* close to stripping one, if people are actually getting these prices.



 
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:23:35 PM EDT
The things that are making me laugh are the 1300+ dollar 5.45 straight stock arsenal's.

ORF still has essentially the same rifles available for nearly half that.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:24:07 PM EDT
Demand up, supply down, prices up.


Facts of life, brainiac.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:24:48 PM EDT
Are you trying to say that the prices on the EE are ––-

Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:25:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Subnet:
If you haven't got what you needed by now, you done fucked up.



I just swing in there and check things out dude... I got all I need and not nearly all I want!

It just makes me sick to see some of these stupidass prices....

- Clint
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:26:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Demand up, supply down, prices up.


Facts of life, brainiac.


this

Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:27:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mak:
Nobody is holding a gun to your head


Am I the only one who laughed at this line?
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:28:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Subnet:
Originally Posted By krpind:
If I had a stripped lower, I swear I would list it for $999

I'm *this* close to stripping one, if people are actually getting these prices.
 


A quick browse of the first page of the complete rifles section shows that they aren't.  About the most I saw were a couple of "2 DPMS stripped for $500" ads.  And neither looked like they had much interest.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:29:32 PM EDT
Meh.... don't like the price, don't buy it.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:29:38 PM EDT
Almost as bad are people posting WTB ads with pre-Obama prices.

"Looking for an AK-47, will pay $300-$400!"
"I need PMags... will pay up to $15!"
etc.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:30:22 PM EDT
cry me a river.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:30:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ranchhand:
In before the commies try to convince us it is just capitalism


Once again, i lose a braincell reading a post from you. ARFCOM seriously needs an ignore button.

It IS capitalism, pure and simple, you dont like it, dont pay for it. Thats the beauty of this country, there is no 'set prices' you have to sell things for, you can try to sell it for whatever you want. I have seen shit like this before elections.

You calling people commies for trying to "convince you" that this is capitalism (which it is) is just on a whole different level of retarded.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:31:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
It only affects you if you willingly agree to those prices.


Ditto

I am not even looking for a stripped lower right now because people will pay the high prices.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:31:32 PM EDT


Originally Posted By Alaskacajun:



Originally Posted By Subnet:

If you haven't got what you needed by now, you done fucked up.






I just swing in there and check things out dude... I got all I need and not nearly all I want!




It just makes me sick to see some of these stupidass prices....




- Clint



They only get these prices if there are willing buyers. If there are willing buyers, then these buyers have reasoned that the purchase is better than their next best alternative, and it can't be described as anything but a fair transaction.



We can call the sellers idiots all day long, if nobody is buying. But if they are, then it means the price is worth it. And more importantly, it means that the sellers are doing the market a favor (I'm serious
) by making an item in VERY high demand available. A lot of places are flat sold out right now, but these guys still have some. Know why? Because they're charging a price that guarantees there are some left.



Everybody that's charging "fair" prices on EBR related items is out of stock, backordered, or they will be very soon. It's creating a shortage. That's they're right, but it doesn't change the fact that their "nice" pricing is allowing people to buy them out completely.



Cheap lowers that aren't in stock ain't much use, know what I mean?




 
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:32:10 PM EDT
Need more cowbell



I'll sell you one for $399
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:33:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 556A2:
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
It only affects you if you willingly agree to those prices.


Ditto

I am not even looking for a stripped lower right now because people will pay the high prices.


I ordered a stripped doublestar lower for $78 four days ago.  I honestly do NOT see what the hell people are talking about.  At least with regard to lowers.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:33:31 PM EDT


Originally Posted By Steve_in_Washington:


Almost as bad are people posting WTB ads with pre-Obama prices.



"Looking for an AK-47, will pay $300-$400!"

"I need PMags... will pay up to $15!"

etc.
Cuts both ways, don't it?




Whether you're buying or you're selling, you want as much money as possible when you're all done. Both sides are "greedy", and honestly - that's the secret to the whole system working at all. Except, I prefer to call it "enlightened self interest".






 
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:33:47 PM EDT
You all shouldn't have voted for the Kenyan.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:34:34 PM EDT
I think the fair and common-sense price for a stripped lower should be $50.

I demand the staff and mods do something to reign in these greedy capitalist pigs who are reaping windfall profits!

They're totally gouging us bro!
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:34:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:34:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2008 5:35:04 PM EDT by Subnet]



Originally Posted By 1Andy2:





Originally Posted By 556A2:




Originally Posted By 1Andy2:


It only affects you if you willingly agree to those prices.






Ditto





I am not even looking for a stripped lower right now because people will pay the high prices.






I ordered a stripped doublestar lower for $78 four days ago.  I honestly do NOT see what the hell people are talking about.  At least with regard to lowers.
If this keeps up, that's going to end soon. I'm beginning to learn that distributors are running flat out of everything.
 
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:35:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gosu:
I think the fair and common-sense price for a stripped lower should be $50.

I demand the staff and mods do something to reign in these greedy capitalist pigs who are reaping windfall profits!

They're totally gouging us bro!



YEAH.................

- Clint
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:36:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gosu:
I think the fair and common-sense price for a stripped lower should be $50.

I demand the staff and mods do something to reign in these greedy capitalist pigs who are reaping windfall profits!

They're totally gouging us bro!


I get the sarcasm, but honestly, I don't think that would even cover the cost of the aluminum in the receiver.  Or maybe just barely.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:37:12 PM EDT
Yep, you snooze you lose....

Now pay up suckers,

FREE



Originally Posted By Subnet:
If you haven't got what you needed by now, you done fucked up.


Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:37:50 PM EDT
Propper prior planning prevents paying premiums
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:38:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Subnet:
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Originally Posted By 556A2:
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
It only affects you if you willingly agree to those prices.


Ditto

I am not even looking for a stripped lower right now because people will pay the high prices.


I ordered a stripped doublestar lower for $78 four days ago.  I honestly do NOT see what the hell people are talking about.  At least with regard to lowers.
If this keeps up, that's going to end soon. I'm beginning to learn that distributors are running flat out of everything.

 


Probably explains the popularity of this thread.
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=787412
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:38:16 PM EDT


Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:


Propper prior planning prevents paying premiums


Nice  




 
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:38:39 PM EDT


Originally Posted By 1Andy2:



Originally Posted By Gosu:

I think the fair and common-sense price for a stripped lower should be $50.



I demand the staff and mods do something to reign in these greedy capitalist pigs who are reaping windfall profits!



They're totally gouging us bro!




I get the sarcasm, but honestly, I don't think that would even cover the cost of the aluminum in the receiver.  Or maybe just barely.
That's because big aluminum are price gougers, and so are aluminum speculators on Wall Street.





 
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:38:40 PM EDT
4/10 needs MORE usage of the FUCK word.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:38:49 PM EDT
You should have bought 2 weeks ago when you said prices were lower; no one to blame but yourself.

No matter the asking price; you've only been gouged when you agree to pay.

Prices never get out of control, they only rise to the point that there aren't any buyers; then they settle down until people begin buying again.

Capitalism.

Along with the right to free healthcare, affordable housing, a college education.........and the rst of that bullshit; the right to affordable firearms doesn't exist.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 5:39:06 PM EDT
Hmm.....so what price do you think a upper and lower set of matched, tan anodized Mega receivers would fetch?
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