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Who else is planning a buying binge when...

Discussion in 'Firearms News and Views' started by Tim, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    ...all of the folks that are overrunning the local Fun Shops start unloading the stuff they couldn't really afford to buy?

    I'll be keeping my eye out for a 10mm pistol and killer deals on carry guns and maybe an HD shotgun or 2.
     
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  2. Chuckman

    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    Hell yeah.
     
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  3. Variable

    Variable Tactical Badass Life Member

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    Yep, could be a good market. However, I think a lot more people will be more "prepper'ish" when this is all done. They may just put it away for the next thing... I mean... I still have y2k ammo. LOL
     
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    Carolinatlc Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I'm always looking for a deal...
     
  5. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Yep, when this is all over and done with, their C19 bonus check is spent and their 3 month delayed tax bill is due, there might be some good pickings.
     
  6. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    Hardware = Yes
    Ammo = Yes
    Stocks = I liquidated after the 1st of the year for a totally different reason. Snar'fed up two panic 'sell-off' stocks already.
     
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  7. Red Marley

    Red Marley Authorized person Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I'll be saving my $$ to use for toilet paper when the dollar is totally devalued
     
  8. Jayne

    Jayne Just here for the memes Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Make sure it's one I want so you can trade it to me.....
     
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  9. Jayne

    Jayne Just here for the memes Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Somewhat related, I was betting that all the pawn shops have been cleaned out of the zillions of pump 12 gauges they had... and that they're probably going to get them all back when this is over. How many times do they get to sell the exact same gun?
     
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    SnowRooster Cosmic Castaway Supporting Member

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    When things calm down and that government tit runs out, they’ll be looking to clear those credit card balances. That’s when the good deals will start to pop up.
     
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  11. Jeppo

    Jeppo Ginormous Member Staff Member Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    My grandfather used to say that prostitution was the ideal business... “You have it, you sell it; you still have it”.

    He obviously never spent time with a pawn broker. :D
     
  12. JT

    JT If you can't say something nice ... Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    I myself am contemplating a very modest selling binge pretty soon. :)
     
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  13. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I liked that XD(m) as that's what I compete with and carry. But, I want one that is RMR capable out of the box.
     
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    Stobie Stobie-Wan Kenobi Benefactor Supporting Member

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    My buying binges are never planned.
     
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  15. Gnash.Hyena

    Gnash.Hyena Hyena with a Gun! Oh no!

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    I'm saving money for exactly that purpose right now. :)
     
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  16. Mike Overlay

    Mike Overlay Lacks seriousness Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Come on stimulus check.
     
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  17. concepthomes1

    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I'll hold a little cash for another Tac-14, maybe some more ammo.

    Heck, I've got a half assembled AR that I may never finish. Just kinda lost interest in it
     
  18. GoWolfpack

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    I don't know for sure that it's going to happen. I remember thinking the same thing after 2012, and the flood of cheap sell-offs never materialized. I think most people will just keep what they bought rather than sell it when the credit card bill comes.
     
  19. Catfish

    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Supporting Member

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    There's gonna be a second wave panic around October when people get skeert Trump might lose.
     
  20. Millie

    Millie Pumpkin Eater Supporting Member

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    I will try to get a better ammo stock-up going, but I have limited $ anyway, so I can't get too crazy....

    Even if there was plenty of ammo to be had right now, I couldn't buy much....but I did get 200 more rounds of 9mm at the range today! LOL.

    PS: I won't be buying any guns this year....but I may trade some!
     
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  21. Jerzsubbie

    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    I don’t think the deals will be coming from individuals. I think those people will believe the guns/ammo are worth the inflated prices they paid. Or you’ll get people that think it’s worthwhile to hold onto until the next scare.

    I’m waiting for dealers to be heavy on inventory and there to be a lull in demand, and begin running some sales.
     
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  22. 88Mustang

    88Mustang Every day above ground... Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    I will be looking for a Scar 16.
     
  23. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    So @Tim the man with one gun phase is over?
     
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    I >guess< I kind am...I have a few things I want...and even a few deals that have cycled through here over the past two weeks but I have had to pass on because I am stuck at home.

    I am one of those that learned after Sandyhook that getting ready for the rain is a lot easier than trying to find a dry spot in the downpour. So when it stops raining Ill go back to buying ammo at prices I feel are good, lowers for good deals, and other accessories for what I feel are ok.
     
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    Rob Active Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I'm watching for AR pistols in 223 & 9mm.
    Also always interested in high end 1911's (I doubt many panic buyers bought Wilson, Nighthawk, Republic Forge...)
     
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    I still need a 9mm PCC. One can hope.
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    No, but you can probably get a crap-load of Hi-Powers.....
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    I have this taped to the front of my safe.

    room.jpg
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    My "tool box" is well stocked, but I'll definitely stack 9mm & 5.56 a little deeper. Got caught short on 12ga this time, so I'll make sure that doesn't happen again & I'll get more serious about magazines & spare parts as well.
     
  30. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Well. Yeah.
     
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    GreatGazoo Li'l Green Guy Supporting Member

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    Twilight Zone! The one where the plane explodes at the end as per the premonition of the protagonist?
     
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    DCGallim Resident Smart-A$$

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    Get ahead on the wife's van payment, fix some crap around the house that has been put off. Maybe finally pick up a P80 glock build.
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Two_(The_Twilight_Zone)

    The room #22 is the morgue but the nurse is not the same as in her dreams. She is boarding Flight 22 and the stewardess is the same woman in the morgue dream, she screams then runs down the stairs, shortly after the plane takes off and explodes.
     
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    Not sure what the panic buyers will be selling ... entry level AR’s, Maverick 88’s, etc ... I’ll pass. Bulk ammo, sure if the price is right. But I am not real sure the things that really interest me now are what they’ll be selling ... and unless the stuff is 30¢-40¢ on the dollar ... meh.
     
  35. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    No big gun plans. Might grab a Grendel AR at some point if things work out. Also might end up being some really good deals on a new truck if this doesn’t totally kill the economy and my job.
     
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    GoWolfpack Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Chevy is offering no payments for 120 days if you buy new. Just spoke to a salesman yesterday, but it'll be 2 more years before.my wife's car is paid for, so going to wait this one out.

    Sent from my SM-J737V using Tapatalk
     
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    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    :rolleyes:

    Uh, thank you, but no. :p

    Consumer Reports and my GM truck building brother both advise me against that course of action. Kinda sad.
     
  38. grungewehr39

    grungewehr39 here to be Happy Supporting Member

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    There are deals out there now. I've bought 4 rifles and a pistol in the last week. CHEAP. People look to offload the older military stuff to get an AR/AK or that shiny new Glock.
     
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    I did that back in 2012 and picked up some nice wood and blued stuff in trade ... a desperate guy swapped a pre-64 Model 94 for an AR I had built (good parts and nice AR) straight swap ... he still has and likes it and I had one less AR to dust. Since last week I’ve been asked a couple times if I had anything I’d sell now ... I offered only a couple things at terrible prices just to send them on their way. One person called yesterday after the Wake Sheriff story hit and made a counter offer but I stuck to my ridiculous price.
     
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    Alfred E. Deplorabus Unum Supporting Member

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    I would expect a lot of ads that say "Only trying to get out what I paid" etc....Be a couple years before they truth up with themselves and admit they way overpaid.