1. In going through a time like most of us have never experienced it is good to know that we can practice "Social Distancing" and still remain connected together on CFF. Log on to enjoy your time here together while your CFF staff encourages all to be safe and make good decisions during the COVID-19. Invite others to join up also and get to know us. We appreciate you !
    Dismiss Notice

Who else is planning a buying binge when...

Discussion in 'Firearms News and Views' started by Tim, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM.

  1. Miss Lily

    Miss Lily Moderator-Mom-Instructor Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2016
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    3,655
    Location:
    Apex, NC
    Not looking for anything but, will keep my eyes open for that thing/deal that cannot be passed over.
     
  2. SDIVER2006

    SDIVER2006 SDIVER2006

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,625
    Likes Received:
    1,479
    Location:
    Pineland NC
    Highly doubt a granola cruncher Berkin sandal man bun person would buy a 10 mm
     
  3. rantingredneck

    rantingredneck ....glutton for punishment..... Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    3,942
    Likes Received:
    7,249
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
  4. georgel

    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,913
    Likes Received:
    7,728
    Location:
    em95gc
    I'm anticipating a sell off of many things as people struggle with the economy. I feel a little like a vulture.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. wired

    wired Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2019
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    516
    Location:
    Fort Mill
    Ive been on a year long buying binge after selling a home last year, making a crapload of money and picking up a new job in a place I like where I get massive quarterly bonus's. I finally got my safe refilled after nearly taking a job in the PRK and selling my black gun stuff in anticipation of that near fatal mistake . Got new and better stuff, Got shelves full of ammo all in time for the panic. Dont need anything else but a few tax stamps. Feelin' good.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 5:53 PM
  6. MostWanted

    MostWanted I used to be JustInCase

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2016
    Messages:
    1,028
    Likes Received:
    2,119
    Location:
    Wake County
    Right now, I'm trying to sell an old DPMS AR-15. I have it on Armslist for an absurdly high price. I was too ashamed to put it on here for that much. I offered 200 rounds of ammo to go with it. That should get some attention from someone who didn't plan ahead.
     
    drypowder and Button Pusher like this.
  7. 1911gobang

    1911gobang Username at Gmail....

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    1,261
    Location:
    Stedman, NC
    I’ve been on a binge for about 2 months. Picked up some good deals and got stocked on ammo and components.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    bigfelipe likes this.
  8. Oneofsix

    Oneofsix agitador de mierda Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,562
    Likes Received:
    2,176
    Location:
    NW RobCo
    I got laid off today, I won't be buying squat until I'm gainfully employed and back on my feet.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J120AZ using Tapatalk
     
  9. Rob

    Rob Active Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2017
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    514
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC
    A guy I do work for told me a few days ago that he bought his first gun...
    A Ruger Precision in 6.5 creedmore "because that's all they had left"
    He didn't buy any optic.
    I kinda want the STHTF just to see him defend his family with a sightless 800yard rifle!

    I'm going back and finding his salesman and HIRE HIM!!!! That's a salesman!
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 7:13 PM
  10. bkv

    bkv Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    782
    Location:
    Harnitt County....near Duncan.
    Not me. I have a feeling the prices on older pinned and recessed S&W revolvers won't be going down after all this is over. If they do, I might pick up a couple more.
     
  11. bkv

    bkv Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    782
    Location:
    Harnitt County....near Duncan.
    Dang! I'm really sorry to hear that. I have several friends in the same situation. Don't know if you're a religious man or not but I'll keep you in my prayers just the same.
     
  12. wired

    wired Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2019
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    516
    Location:
    Fort Mill
    Let him know I'll make him a even trade for a new in box bushmaster AR-15 patrolman.

    Yep, I'm serious. I'll even throw in 150 rounds of XM855 ammo.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 7:49 PM
  13. georgel

    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,913
    Likes Received:
    7,728
    Location:
    em95gc
    I was going to say, trade him something. The AR might be attractive to him right now. Or maybe he'd be happy with a shotgun. :D
     
  14. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    12,348
    Likes Received:
    18,149
    Location:
    Apex / W. Jefferson NC
    Sorry to hear that. Hang in there. We are hearing of furlough’s and such. We’ll see.
     
    BigB6flyer and Oneofsix like this.
  15. kcult

    kcult Alcohol fueled dumbass Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    8,711
    Likes Received:
    24,223
    Location:
    ChesCo SC
    Deals or no, I'm not buying anything that's not land.
     
  16. NCFubar

    NCFubar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,472
    Likes Received:
    6,700
    I have a distinct feeling real estate is going to take a fairly hard hit and there will be some deals ... but Im guessing it will be more houses and commercial property than acreage ... so be ready to pounce.
     
    bigfelipe likes this.
  17. BigB6flyer

    BigB6flyer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2019
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    151
    Location:
    Matthews
    You gotta figure that a lot of the new owners out of this are going to dump them to LGS & Pawn Shops or to their dark sheep Uncle Bob. Most of them didn’t know how to go about buying a firearm so it follows that they won’t know how to get rid of one on the private market. In other words, I don’t expect many to make the classifieds here.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 10:35 PM
    drypowder and Clicker like this.
  18. zuerjoha

    zuerjoha I *really* like Glock 19s

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    1,031
    Location:
    Holly Springs, NC
    I got all the guns I need. Kinda hoping people keep them. The 2A needs more supporters, not fewer...
     
    WadeWatts, bkv and ronn47 like this.
  19. BurnedOutGeek

    BurnedOutGeek What's this button do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2016
    Messages:
    7,478
    Likes Received:
    14,882
    Location:
    Lincoln Co.
    Clean up aisle 4... y'all know the drill.
     
    CZfool68 likes this.
  20. Etruett

    Etruett Happy to be here Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    375
    Location:
    South carolina
    I have myself. One of my best buddies owns several Pawn Shops and I've been watching what is coming and going. What is selling is the cheaper guns. Mostly shotguns and semi autos that are in the $350-500 range. What is being sold cheap is higher end rifles and revolvers. Hunting season is over and people are selling rifles cheap to buy a handgun. Owners of high end revolvers are doing the same. I've made some offers on guns listed in classifieds and Armslist that I was surprised that were accepted. I saw a guy yesterday trade in a Glock 17 for ammo!
     
    drypowder likes this.
  21. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    3,564
    Likes Received:
    4,543
    Location:
    Hickory
    You keep your spirits up because it will get better. While you are home you will get stimulus money later in April to stay above water. Some will make more than their check. One thing I suggest is to look for ways to improve your employment chances by studying something you are interested in like a trade (mechanic, electrical, etc..) There are tons of YouTube instruction videos to watch. Best Regards, Ken
     
    Oneofsix likes this.
  22. hp468

    hp468 Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    936
    Likes Received:
    1,544
    Location:
    Right side of The River
    That's exactly where I'm at, waiting on some of these J-hooks to off load some mountain land or possibly grab a local rental or two. Gotta get started at some point.


    Mind if I jot down your contact info? Always good to know a crane guy...
     
    Rob likes this.
  23. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    3,564
    Likes Received:
    4,543
    Location:
    Hickory
    Nothing these late to the game people are buying would interest me. Mostly I have heard these desperate buyers are getting hunting type guns and low end handguns like Taurus, Rock Island, Keltec, etc..

    I don’t envision mass sell off after Chinese Flu ramps down. Just the usual people who end up in pawn shops repetitively.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
  24. HMP

    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    24,576
    Likes Received:
    74,083
    Location:
    TRIAD
    Not unless there are awesome deals on some ammo, but I doubt it.
     
  25. BurnedOutGeek

    BurnedOutGeek What's this button do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2016
    Messages:
    7,478
    Likes Received:
    14,882
    Location:
    Lincoln Co.
  26. Jeppo

    Jeppo I drive a Smiley Face Staff Member Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    13,821
    Likes Received:
    23,972
    Location:
    Davidson County, NC
    Interesting to get perspective from behind the counter.
     
  27. RedneckFur

    RedneckFur Smith & Wesson is a religion of peace. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,419
    Likes Received:
    2,591
    Location:
    Orange County
    Unless 45-70's and S&W wheelguns start getting sold cheap, I'm not holding my breath.
     
  28. Combat Diver

    Combat Diver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2017
    Messages:
    2,708
    Likes Received:
    7,701
    Location:
    Supply NC
    All depends if where I'm at, NC or Afghanistan. Heck I'm still shooting ammo I reloaded under Clinton.

    CD
     
    Crazy Carl and BigWaylon like this.
  29. RFMan

    RFMan Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,439
    Likes Received:
    1,835
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Yeah, these days I don’t see much in the way of discounts on stuff I want. Well...never did, really :)
     
  30. Variable

    Variable Tactical Badass Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2017
    Messages:
    658
    Likes Received:
    645
    Location:
    Mocksville, North Carolina
    Well done sir!
     
  31. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Messages:
    9,230
    Likes Received:
    23,037
    Location:
    Conway, S.C.
    3 High profit endeavors that you can start with No inventory...using Other folk's money
    Pawn Shop
    Bank
    Churches
     
    Variable, ronn47 and Tim like this.
  32. MikeDawg46L

    MikeDawg46L Pimpin' ain't easy

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    JoCo
    I’m not buying anything until this mess is behind us. I’m waiting for my pink slip about any day now, though I am the highest producer and revenue/profit driver of anyone on my global team so hoping my name is way down the list. Clients are taking a beating right now and already a few of my team let go. So I’ll be holding off on any non-essential.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 11:50 AM
  33. drypowder

    drypowder Les Deplorables

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,593
    Likes Received:
    8,226
    Location:
    behind enemy lines
    This affects other firearms as well. When this is over, gun forums will be flooded. Same thing happens after every huge panic The difference between arfcom classifieds listings and prices between now and post-panic will be significant.
     
  34. WadeWatts

    WadeWatts Shameless Glock Fanboy

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    918
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    This is why we should encourage new buyers to buy cool guns.
     
    drypowder likes this.