I paid $289 for my first Saiga (a 223) in 2008. I've had about 7 (counting the one in 10 day jail), and the price has gone up steadily. The last one I got (before the current one) was a couple days before the import ban hit. IIRC, I paid about $575 out the door with Tax and DROS.
The one I have in Jail I traded straight across: My Iraqi Contractor WASR and a Romanian bayonet, for a: NIB 2014 IZ132, 3 factory mags, Tapco FCG to modify for the saiga, and a standard AK gas tube to do my magic on with the factory forend.
Considering new factory mags run $35 each ($70), Tapco G2 runs $35, and the gas tube NOS runs $40, there's $150 of extras I got with the new Saiga for the WASR I had $589 into. I did well.... That makes my Saiga $439 (+$50 DROS and private party transfer fee.) I am VERY happy
Edited by imarangemaster, 15 November 2015 - 01:12 PM.