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Posted: 3/28/2009 8:48:36 PM EDT
I am curious because I am considering offering a trade of .223 ammo for a new Springfield XD45 so I am wondering how much ammo would it take to get a dealer to go for this.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:52:22 PM EDT
On (non EBR) guns, pretty shitty.

Especially if you have a decent number of dealers in your area.

Accessories or rangeare the way to make money
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:52:39 PM EDT
Mine charges me cost +10%, give or take. Needless to say, I am a VERY loyal customer.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:56:06 PM EDT
Cost on an XD45 4" BLK is @ $436 and @ $485 for a Bi-Tone from RSR Group.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:59:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 9:00:26 PM EDT by Bushylover]
I just paid $549 for an XD45 compact with the 4" slide, in black, at my dealer. usually they add $50-60 to whatever. Looks like I got it right in the ear.

I actually usually pay attention when they're on the phone with RSR or Jerry's or whatever place.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:15:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Archtaan:
Cost on an XD45 4" BLK is @ $436 and @ $485 for a Bi-Tone from RSR Group.


So a case of .223 would be a fair trade?

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:16:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 9:19:27 PM EDT by Bushylover]
You're talking wholesale (the XD) vs. retail (the ammo). Or did I miss something?

The dealer can order that XD for $425 or what not. He can order a case of .223 for low 3's. It's not a deal for him. Case and a half, or 1250 rounds even, but a case isn't a deal for him unless he's REALLY hard up for ammo. My dealer definitely won't buy back ammo. I mean...he will from me, but he won't sell it. He uses it.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:21:37 PM EDT
Gun show guy told me he marked his up 20%.

Now how truthful he was being...I dunno.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:38:46 PM EDT
On new guns, usually not much. Used guns, ammo, and other gear are where they make their money.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:39:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 9:39:24 PM EDT by phlegm]
When I worked at a "big box" outdoor store, new guns were 20-24%; used were about 27% after gunsmith time.

Ammo was marked up similarly so we could compete with other big boxers, sales at little stores, and not look like idiots compared to Walmart.

Accessories were all marked up to be about 50% profit.
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