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Old 01-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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Used M&P AR for $2000...I'm I getting raped??

So I went On my AR search today and found some used Smith & Wesson M&P AR's for $2000. Now I know with all the craziness going on prices have been insanely inflated, should I put some lipstick on before I get f@cked and bite the bullet and buy it, or wait and continue the search. The M&P AR is the one I've been eyeing for awhile now. So what are your thoughts?
 
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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You can buy at an inflated price if you can't wait or wait till the craziness dies down. Any gun control is going to face an up hill battle legally and the president can't issue an assault weapon ban through executive order.

Personally if it was me and could wait I would wait, but if you can't wait you might be looking at buying at an inflated price. I have been seeing people attempting to sell pile of crap AKs for $2K.

If I was gonna buy anything that is inflated it would probably be 30+ round magazines since that seems to be the thing they are going after.


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Old 01-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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I'd keep my eyes open & wait.

One of the local shops over here had a few new AR's stashed that they put out on Monday for between $1100.00 for a Wyndham built A2 Bushmaster to $1400.00 for a Stag Model 2T. These prices were higher then four months ago, but a lot cheaper then most of the gaugers are trying to get! Needless to say they are all gone, but decent deals are coming up from time to time.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply guys!! I just want to make sure I get an AR before any ban gets implemented.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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I'd buy a stripped lower. That way the "weapon" is in your name and you can buy parts as you find good deals. You'll pay more for the lower than you should but $2k for a gun that was $700 a few weeks ago is a bit nutty.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #6
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This is also tough to answer because I don't know which model/options you're talking about...
 
Old 01-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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This is also tough to answer because I don't know which model/options you're talking about...
They had 3 used M&P all appear to be the same, but dont in know forsure. The gun shop was super crowded and the guy in front of me asked the busy salesman about the available AR's and that's when I heard him point to the M&P and say "$2000 used" and then asked him again "$2000" to double check, he said yes.

I also asked if there gun smith inspected the used AR's, he said they just look them over and put a few rounds through them to make sure they function. Not sure what's the common protocol when buying a used firearm, but is it common practice that the new buyer pay the extra money to have their gunsmith look it over?
 
Old 01-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #8
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Wait until April.
The craziness will die down, and the hundreds of thousands of people who bought during the craze will be selling their stash to pay their taxes. Huge price drop.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 10:36 AM   #9
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I heard a nasty rumor that sportsman's warehouse in puyallup is still getting shipments of black rifles, and are in the 700-1000 range.


one problem is you need to be there when the shipments come in.


my contact is trying to nail that date down.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #10
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Thanks guys!! So you guys think they'll be no ban anytime soon? Shelby let me know if you find out the date, I'll definitely take the drive.

Last edited by ArmedSRT8; 01-13-2013 at 02:07 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #11
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Looks like you already got your answer, but I'll throw my .02 in anyway...

Hell yes you're gettin porked!
 
Old 01-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #12
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I paid right at MSLP of $1250 for a S&W M&P M15A. It's a base carbine on their LEO list. Just a well made M4 flatop with Troy BattleSight rear and one Pmag 30. Bought the last 2 pmags they had. That was 12/17. 2 weeks later you couldn't touch one NIB for $2500. Now they are back to $1800 or so. Used lightly I see good AR-s asking $1350.

Lots of private party sellers just looking to cash out for a few hundred gain. Before inaugaration there will be some stable supply along with factory deliveries.

I cannot predict market reactions in the next weeks and months. What does Bama say about bans at his inaguration speach? How does congress react to his proposals? Will he really issue an executive order if congress "does not act"?

Obama and his minions are going to hammer very hard to get as much ban for the buck as they can get. MSM is with them 100%.

What do you guess? What will be the price for a NIB black rifle 3 or 6 months hence? Tending up or down do you think?

No one can do anything but WAG on the future price. I do know my money is safer as arms in hand than as digits in dollars at my bank. I will be safer too if I keep it for SHTF.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #13
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They had 3 used M&P all appear to be the same, but dont in know forsure. The gun shop was super crowded and the guy in front of me asked the busy salesman about the available AR's and that's when I heard him point to the M&P and say "$2000 used" and then asked him again "$2000" to double check, he said yes.

I also asked if there gun smith inspected the used AR's, he said they just look them over and put a few rounds through them to make sure they function. Not sure what's the common protocol when buying a used firearm, but is it common practice that the new buyer pay the extra money to have their gunsmith look it over?
In leaner times I believe most places have their smith go through a used gun much more thoroughly than in times like these. I doubt they care too much. If it didn't work well you'd still be able to sell it. When it's nuts like this people will pay big bucks for just a stripped lower...
 
Old 01-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #14
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Definitely just wait.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 07:13 AM   #15
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In leaner times I believe most places have their smith go through a used gun much more thoroughly than in times like these. I doubt they care too much. If it didn't work well you'd still be able to sell it. When it's nuts like this people will pay big bucks for just a stripped lower...
Used guns on the racks around here show no maintenance whatever. All have the bore full of dust and lint. They will not take 2 minutes to run a patch through the bore and just wipe it down for display. If you are serious about inspecting a used gun, best bring your own rod and patches.

I don't understand it. Don't you at least wash and vacuum a used car to show it for sale??
 
Old 01-14-2013, 08:17 AM   #16
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Used guns on the racks around here show no maintenance whatever. All have the bore full of dust and lint. They will not take 2 minutes to run a patch through the bore and just wipe it down for display. If you are serious about inspecting a used gun, best bring your own rod and patches.

I don't understand it. Don't you at least wash and vacuum a used car to show it for sale??
No kidding! I would think you'd want to do at least a minimum of maintenance just so it would show/sell better...
 
Old 01-14-2013, 06:15 PM   #17
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The answer to your initial question will depend on how likely you feel Obama is to get what he wants on gun control. If you feel like it is going to happen, then buy it, because you will be kicking yourself if you miss the chance. But if you don't think it's really going to happen with another AWB like last time, then wait, and get a good deal once the market cools down.

Either way, if you are wrong, you will be pissed at yourself. And I don't think all the guns being bought will go back on the market immediately. The people who bought them for double will be hesitant to sell at normal prices. They will try to recoup what they lost, and there will be a whole bunch for sale at inflated prices. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. What we will all be looking for is the guy whose wife is pissed he bought the guns for no reason, and is making him sell to pay for baby stuff, etc.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 08:13 AM   #18
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Thanks for the replies guys!!
 
Old 01-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #19
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It's really up to you how much you want to spend. If you feel comfortable spending XXXX amount of dollars, then so be it. I've always felt that if I feel that I'm getting enough value out of how much I've spent, then I'm ok with it. Value being the actual tangible product and the intangibles such as "I want it now" craving. :)
 
Old 01-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #20
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I would not pay that price.

But that is easy to say when I don't have to.

How much is it worth to you and how aggressive do you think the Dems are going to be.

Obama didn't get to where he is all by himself.
 
Old 01-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #21
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Buy it! Spending a couple hundred extra dollars now is nothing compared to not owning what you want.
 
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