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Posted: 2/13/2006 9:29:15 AM EDT
I was driving around with the girlfriend, and realized I was close to a gun store I hadnt been to before...decided to stop and check it out...

Im not going to give the name of the store out, as I dont want to degrade anyone

Nice guys working thing, but their prices were THROUGH THE ROOF

$1600 for a Type 56 Preban AK47
$1000+ for regular Norinco Preban AK47s

$40 for a East German Converted Bakelite .223 AK mag

$10 for G3 mags (aluminum)

$40 for 140rnds South African .308 ammo

$4+ for a box of wolf 7.62x39 FMJ ammo

Minimum $900 for ARs (RRA), up to $1600 for some.

$1600-1700ish for preban ARs, I think some were actually over $2k mark

$175 for M44 Mosin Nagant

$300 for a No4Mk1 Enfield



I was shocked by the prices, they were much higher than I had expected for even a retail store to have.....how anyone would be able to afford to actually SHOOT with those prices, I dont know..
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:43:55 AM EDT
The guy's got to make his houseboat payment and send his kids to college somehow, doesn't he?



It's always YOUR choice to shop there or not.
Welcome to capitalism.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:48:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By njJoniGuy:
The guy's got to make his houseboat payment and send his kids to college somehow, doesn't he?



It's always YOUR choice to shop there or not.
Welcome to capitalism.




ya I stopped there by choice, but $40 for a EG converted .223 mag....ehhhh thats not capitalism, thats just as ass-raping price.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:54:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:19:39 PM EDT
cause they might be a sponser of the forum...
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 8:19:53 PM EDT
why do i doubt that...?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 8:57:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
why do i doubt that...?



ok what you going to do, put up the BS flag on this? think I have reason to lie? i have nothing to gain
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:18:51 AM EDT
Maybe because they are a NY dealer with a state ban still in place that they can get away with charging those prices. Doesn't explain the ammo, of course.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:25:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
cause they might be a sponser of the forum...



Who cares. Out with it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:34:23 PM EDT
nope. I was doubting that said dealer was a sponser of this forum...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:05:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 4:08:08 AM EDT by HiramRanger]
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:04:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sterling18:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
cause they might be a sponser of the forum...



Who cares. Out with it.hr


Or at least tell us what town it was in!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:40:22 PM EDT

The problem is, and I suffer from it too, we all have a little too much knowledge thanks to the Internet. Just because a guy who deals on the EE and sells hundreds... if not thousands... of stripped receivers a year for $99, we expect the local shop too as well. Problem is, the local shop might sell 50 stripped lowers a year. Instead of dealing directly with RRA, they are going through a wholesaler and paying more than the EE dealer. In addition, they have a storefront to maintain, insurance to pay, utilities, employee costs.


+1. That is so true. How many times have you seen something at a gun shop and thought I could get that cheaper off the web? I have done it myself more times then I could count.
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