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This is just how capitalism works. The price of $79 was also set by supply and demand prior to the scare that was going on. If there were less demand the price would have been even lower. If the demand for lowers was higher back then the price would have been higher. Right now there is a lot of demand for reasons I won't go into. Frankly if retailers fixed their price it would be somewhat akin to socialism that so many people are against but that is another topic. I would not pay that for a lower either but then again I have what I need. If I needed an AR right now and did not own any at all I would probably buy what I needed despite the cost. I remember turning 21 just after the first AWB passed and having to pay $75 to $100 for Sig mags for the Sig 229 I had purchased at the time. (my first pistol)

Pat

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If it helps you sleep better at night. There is currently no ban in place. I will continue to buy, sell and trade at normal prices and only do business with those that do as well. If and when a ban comes about then that would change things. Until then we are only hurting ourselves by disguising it as supply and demand.

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If it helps you sleep better at night. There is currently no ban in place. I will continue to buy, sell and trade at normal prices and only do business with those that do as well. If and when a ban comes about then that would change things. Until then we are only hurting ourselves by disguising it as supply and demand.

Well said sir.

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The best way to get the prices back to normal is to write your senators and representative as well as the president office. Make your voices heard.

Pat

It seems to be a common theme to tell folks to write there representatives. I did just that and got a reply that was so canned and OLD that it made feel like I wasted my time doing it. John Boehner is my representative and his reply was that we should only be focusing on the poor families of the victims and come together as a nation to prevent such tragedies in the future. He made absolutely no mention of standing up for my gun rights. That response would have been expected the first week after Newtown but we are WAAAAY beyond that now.

I feel really helpless.

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This is just how capitalism works. The price of $79 was also set by supply and demand prior to the scare that was going on. If there were less demand the price would have been even lower. If the demand for lowers was higher back then the price would have been higher. Right now there is a lot of demand for reasons I won't go into. Frankly if retailers fixed their price it would be somewhat akin to socialism that so many people are against but that is another topic. I would not pay that for a lower either but then again I have what I need. If I needed an AR right now and did not own any at all I would probably buy what I needed despite the cost. I remember turning 21 just after the first AWB passed and having to pay $75 to $100 for Sig mags for the Sig 229 I had purchased at the time. (my first pistol)

Pat

What everyone fails to realize is this is NOT capitalism at work this is government interference in capitalism at work. The government is threatening to ban a previously legal product creating a FALSE demand. There was no shortage prior to this government interference and if this interference can be removed the market will correct and I think some prices will actually go below what they were prior to it. If we survive this with our rights intact I can tell you that I will be voting with my pocket book and not supporting the businesses I saw profiteering and that includes the FFL I have purchased my last dozen firearms from.

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The best way to get the prices back to normal is to write your senators and representative as well as the president office. Make your voices heard.

Pat

It seems to be a common theme to tell folks to write there representatives. I did just that and got a reply that was so canned and OLD that it made feel like I wasted my time doing it. John Boehner is my representative and his reply was that we should only be focusing on the poor families of the victims and come together as a nation to prevent such tragedies in the future. He made absolutely no mention of standing up for my gun rights. That response would have been expected the first week after Newtown but we are WAAAAY beyond that now.

I feel really helpless.

It still helps as the old saying goes the squeky wheel gets the grease. Being a non vocal majority will hurt you but being a vocal minority even can get things done. We need to make sure we are heard.

Pat

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If it helps you sleep better at night. There is currently no ban in place. I will continue to buy, sell and trade at normal prices and only do business with those that do as well. If and when a ban comes about then that would change things. Until then we are only hurting ourselves by disguising it as supply and demand.

I respect you for that. I personally will sell at what the market price currently is. No loss of sleep. The part your not seeing is people who are selling are taking a risk that they would be able to re-supply ever. Its not a moral issue and no one is forcing anyone to buy anything. Its kind of like playing the stock market and buying low and selling high. No one thinks less of a stock broker for doing that.

Pat

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Which is why my wife and I decided tonight to send a check of some amount to the NRA every payday. We plan to just make it part of the cost of running a household.

A good plan would be to take some of the excessive profits being made from un-prepared people and donate it to the NRA and GOA.

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Unprepared people? Like new shooters just getting into the sport. Those unprepared people. Doesn't seem conducive to growing the sport. Guess anyone who ever wanted to enjoy the shooting sports should have been psychic and bought everything they ever would have needed before anything ever happened. I see where you're coming from now. Good luck on your profiteering. You sir, may have the last word. 9x23Guy, out.

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Unprepared people? Like new shooters just getting into the sport. Those unprepared people. Doesn't seem conducive to growing the sport. Guess anyone who ever wanted to enjoy the shooting sports should have been psychic and bought everything they ever would have needed before anything ever happened. I see where you're coming from now. Good luck on your profiteering. You sir, may have the last word. 9x23Guy, out.

Poor choice of words perhaps. I will sleep well tonight knowing I was able to pay some bills off with what I sold.

Pat

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Prices are going to be found at both ends of the spectrum, at least until we find out how far the windbags up Washington way are willing to go. There are some who will sell at the same old price, there are some who will mark-up to reflect the current conditions. Both are right as both are following their convictions. Making a profit is what capitalism is all about, and giving good deals is what others are about. Their are those who would find fault with either. Rather than find fault, we need to stick together in these difficult times.

If you really need a stripped upper and $300 is the best price you can find, then buy it! If you know someone who will cut you a better deal, buy it! See how simple that is?

I once bought a cup of water with ice for $2.00 The water was $1.00 and if you wanted ice, it was an additional $1.00 I went all out and got the ice. :cheers: I really needed a drink of water as did several thousand with me (July in Georgia...). That was the seventies, and a huge price for water. The other day I bought a club soda at a bar downtown, paid $5.00 for that... Only got one after she told me the price, and would never go back, "and that's the name of that tune," I did give her a tip though, she didn't set the price and has to make a living too.

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