you know, i have a box full of those ( maybe 20 or 30), but i guess i would be afraid some one would call me names, so i guess i will just keep them for a while. not for sale.
Do you really have 20-30 and are refusing to sell or are you just messing with me? If so, all I can think to say is that this is pretty uncool. But hey, I have met few gun owners that don't think about themselves and only themselves, so I guess that just puts you in the majority.
yea, i really have them ( maybe more, but not sure). no, i don't want to sell them , i use them for trading. yes, i am messing with you on this. yes, i am very "uncool" ( i am a retired grumpy old man). when you post that your afraid of being "gouged" you must keep in mind that when people buy gun stuff that the market is going to change. when the items become scarce the price will go up. that is the way it works. so either you pay the going price or you do without. if i think the price is to much for an item i don't say anything. i just go somewhere else or do without it, but i don't complain about it.
i was a gun dealer for 25+ years and i had people complain about being charge for doing transfers or my price was to high. i just asked them to go somewhere else. ( they quickly found out i was the cheapest in the area and almost always came back). again, i just told them sorry go somewhere else. it works both ways.
I am a small business owner myself and I completely understand where your coming from. I have actually snatched product from a customers hand put it back on the shelf and told them to get out, I wasn't there to take their shit.
That being said, you've got four posts and your being a grumpy old man here already, and taunting too. There's paying market value then there's "gouging" as in when you see an ad on gunbroker for $1500 for a converted S12. You can buy one for less than $600 and $100 of parts and an afternoon of work gets you the same gun-so $1500 is gouging. You're right you don't have to pay, but if others see that and no one calls "gouging" on it then you get the speculators in the game who buy up everything in sight and try to turn a massive quick buck. Its the kind of thing that drives gas prices up even higher.
Yea, I know, it's the free market system. But the individual can get screwed if you're not careful and that was the way I interpreted the OP's post.
And you interpreted me exactly as I intended.
Also, if you are selling a product you bought for $75 (probably less since you bought in bulk), and market price is $100-$150, and you are selling them for 250-300, you are dick, plain and simple. You are screwing up the market and artificially increasing price to a level that is unacceptable through manipulation of supply. Once again, obviously they are yours to do as you like with, but what goes around does come around and you are setting yourself up to be screwed in the future do to your greed.
what are you reading? go back and re-read all my post, maybe read all the words.
here is what is said.
"yea, i really have them ( maybe more, but not sure). no, i don't want to sell them , i use them for trading. yes, i am messing with you on this.".....................
they are not for sale. i will say it one more time " they are not for sale" i use them for trading to people that have stuff they bought earlier and there stuff is now usually worth more. it's a wash on the pricing. i don't care what the price is now, it just helps me get what parts i need.
just because you have waited until the prices are high now on something it is not the sellers fault. it is no ones fault but your own. a few months ago you could find them for around $100.
i hope that you can find what you want, but each day the prices seem to be going up. if you can wait another week or so the price of them will be well over the $200 mark, if you can find one.
good luck in your search.