|Originally Posted By M4Madness:|
You're not crazy -- there was such a post. The site is cracking down on posts that contain offers to sell, links to the Equipment Exchange, and, I guess, certain posts that are considered advertising. An unknown staffer deleted the thread. I suppose it either had to do with the EE link contained in it, or the fact that AR15.com is selling the GSG-5 rifles (when in stock) and doesn't want competition from unpaying dealers.
David, if I remember correctly that thread turned into a shitstorm. I'm pretty sure someone posted that they had them in stock down there. Then, someone made a post about how many of them would be bought up to only jack up the price at the next 1500. Then, an IN guy chimes in with having one for sale for like $700 or something and made a link to his EE post. Then, a bunch of people jumped down this guy's throat. A few people went to his EE ad and stomped on his it, which led to some account locks. And it all went downhill from there.
I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with the site's store selling them.
Also, I don't think it had anything to do with unpaying dealers getting some free advertisement.
Anyone can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I remember it.