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evmo
02-01-2009, 1:36 AM
About prices these days.

Is it mainly the last election that did this or what? I'm seeing members on here talk about $800 Mini-14's, $600 SKS's and $220 10/22's:eek:.

I paid $475 for my Mini, $169 for my Yugo SKS and $179 for my 10/22. Granted I bought the Mini and 10/22 ten years ago but that seems like a huge jump in price. I purchased the SKS three years ago, today an employee from the same shop told me he recently paid $399 for the same model.

What gives! Is this panic buying?! :confused:

DedEye
02-01-2009, 1:44 AM
About prices these days.

Is it mainly the last election that did this or what? I'm seeing members on here talk about $800 Mini-14's, $600 SKS's and $220 10/22's:eek:.

I paid $475 for my Mini, $169 for my Yugo SKS and $179 for my 10/22. Granted I bought the Mini and 10/22 ten years ago but that seems like a huge jump in price. I purchased the SKS three years ago, today an employee from the same shop told me he recently paid $399 for the same model.

What gives! Is this panic buying?! :confused:

Where have you been? Yes, this is panic buying. Demand has skyrocketed and supply is nonexistant.


This has also been discussed quite a bit in the last few months.

nick
02-01-2009, 1:44 AM
There's this little matter of inflation that's been going on since way before the panic buying.

evmo
02-01-2009, 1:56 AM
Where have you been?...
This has also been discussed quite a bit in the last few months.

Not buying enough guns apparently.


There's this little matter of inflation that's been going on since way before the panic buying.
$169 to $399 isn't inflation.


I guess I was just shocked by these numbers. Now I'm wishing I had stocked up on Mini-14's when they were cheap.

gcvt
02-01-2009, 2:16 AM
That's been the going price for a new 10/22 for a long time. Nothing new or surprising there.

evmo
02-01-2009, 2:21 AM
That's been the going price for a new 10/22 for a long time. Nothing new or surprising there.


I suppose forty dollars over ten years isn't unreasonable.

DedEye
02-01-2009, 2:23 AM
Not buying enough guns apparently.



$169 to $399 isn't inflation.


I guess I was just shocked by these numbers. Now I'm wishing I had stocked up on Mini-14's when they were cheap.

Other guns have gone up in value faster than Minis. 10/22s have been relatively immune from the panic buying price increases.

evmo
02-01-2009, 2:28 AM
Other guns have gone up in value faster than Minis....

All semi's I'd imagine?

dadoody
02-01-2009, 2:54 AM
About prices these days.

Is it mainly the last election that did this or what? I'm seeing members on here talk about $800 Mini-14's, $600 SKS's and $220 10/22's:eek:.

I paid $475 for my Mini, $169 for my Yugo SKS and $179 for my 10/22. Granted I bought the Mini and 10/22 ten years ago but that seems like a huge jump in price. I purchased the SKS three years ago, today an employee from the same shop told me he recently paid $399 for the same model.

What gives! Is this panic buying?! :confused:

Everything's up. Bullet prices are sky rocketed. Wal-Mart's shelfs are bare.

My revolver I bought 2 years ago for 429 runs about 580-630 dollars now. SKS seems to have doubled in price.

Used to be able to buy 7.69x39mm rounds for 2.50 for a box of 20 wolf. Now runs about 6 bucks.

gcvt
02-01-2009, 4:08 AM
I suppose forty dollars over ten years isn't unreasonable.

Yup, nothing to be overly happy about but nothing you can really argue about I guess. Still a damn fine rifle for under $300 out the door....and EVERY gun owner should have a 10/22...or three ;)

stphnman20
02-01-2009, 4:25 AM
LOL.. Yeah where have you been?

I'll give it about a year or so till things die down..

5968
02-01-2009, 4:39 AM
About prices these days.

Is it mainly the last election that did this or what? I'm seeing members on here talk about $800 Mini-14's, $600 SKS's and $220 10/22's:eek:.

I paid $475 for my Mini, $169 for my Yugo SKS and $179 for my 10/22. Granted I bought the Mini and 10/22 ten years ago but that seems like a huge jump in price. I purchased the SKS three years ago, today an employee from the same shop told me he recently paid $399 for the same model.

What gives! Is this panic buying?! :confused:

Welcome to 2009!

RP1911
02-01-2009, 7:19 AM
inflation, cost of material increases etc.

Paid $189 OTD for a NIB Remington 870 Express with 28" barrel back in 1984. They are $300-$330 now.

RedDawn
02-01-2009, 9:37 AM
At about 3% annual inflation over the past 10 years, a $179 10/22 should be about $240. A $475 Mini-14 should be about $638, but this does not include the cost of Ruger's recent retooling to produce better Mini's.

The sks type rifle prices, I'll agree with, are outrageous.

bbguns44
02-01-2009, 10:26 AM
But a lot of the cheap mil surp guns and ammo were priced very low
due to a flood of imports. If you go further back in time, SKS & 7.62x39
were very expensive when they were rare. Comparing current prices
against the bottom of a few years back is not the complete picture.

evmo
02-01-2009, 10:43 AM
The high price of ammo I was well aware of. When I bought my USP back in 2001 I could easily find .45acp for $10 a box, now if I find a box for $20 I consider that a good deal.

The price of ammo was one of the reasons I bought a GSG5. Between that and my 10/22 I can keep myself entertained for cheap.

evmo
02-01-2009, 10:44 AM
Welcome to 2009!

LOL indeed.