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I went to Gander Mt . store ( Greensboro NC ) to look and maybe pick up a few things rather than order from the internet. Conclusion, I'm ordering from the internet. The prices was so jacked up I felt like a victim of uncle Buds baby sitting service. I needed a shower after leaving there I'm talking about from cleaning supplies ( BF CLP $7.99 4oz. ) to Glock pistols being way way jacked up. ) I know I saw $699 on a Glock 17 and $699 on a used SIG. I know I will pay $$ for shipping, but it's back to the internet shopping for me. Sorry for the rant, WarDawg
 

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the stores and stealers around here whine and complain people dont buy anything... but their prices are super high. its easy to spot when they are marking stuff up, 200 dollars. im sorry, but you dont need to make 200 dollar profit on a gun with a sell price of 500(700 sell total price)

i will not support dealers who overcharge. they will learn the hard way they need to stay competitive. thats what capitalism is about, competition.

when a certain dealer i know is selling a USED RPD for 2800, and i can get a NEW one from atlantic for 1900... common sense says save the 900 bucks. i say to heck with em.
 

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yeah Gander mT sucks, i went in to check out there firearms section, i was pretty impressed with the lay out and they way you could just pick up about any long gun you wanted and check it out with out having to have some guy hand them to you over the counter. but the prices :shock: they wanted $150 for a Mosin M44 and $250 for the "sportrized" Mosin which was basically an M44 with the bayonet removed and set in a cheap synth stock and a bent bolt.

needless to say i didnt purchase anything from them lol.
 

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the stores and stealers around here whine and complain people dont buy anything... but their prices are super high. its easy to spot when they are marking stuff up, 200 dollars. im sorry, but you dont need to make 200 dollar profit on a gun with a sell price of 500(700 sell total price)
i will not support dealers who overcharge. they will learn the hard way they need to stay competitive. thats what capitalism is about, competition.

when a certain dealer i know is selling a USED RPD for 2800, and i can get a NEW one from atlantic for 1900... common sense says save the 900 bucks. i say to heck with em.
Why not, you do it everytime you buy clothes, i.e Most (Abercrombie, Aeropostle, Concert) printed T-Shirts = $4.00-6.00 cost, sells for $25.00 equals 600% profit!
Most clothes have a 200-400% mark-up.......:twisted:

Why shouldn't everyone else make that kind of profit?? Most retailers do. :grin:
 

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'Bout the only thing I buy at Slander Mountain is Mountain House food in the #10 cans. I buy one can to make sure I like it, then mail order elsewhere.

I bought a LED flashlight there once when I forgot to order a present for a relative. Once. :neutral:

Slander Mountain does tend to have overpriced Black Hills Ammo in stock in my area, so in a SHTF last resort I'd consider it. Even the brick and mortar local gun store (Carter's Country) is cheaper on Black Hills than Slander.
 

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Why not, you do it everytime you buy clothes, i.e Most (Abercrombie, Aeropostle, Concert) printed T-Shirts = $4.00-6.00 cost, sells for $25.00 equals 600% profit!
Most clothes have a 200-400% mark-up.......:twisted:

Why shouldn't everyone else make that kind of profit?? Most retailers do. :grin:
Simply because guns are not clothes or food. Personally every retailer that goes under or stops stocking shooting screw them. Maybe like you pointed out they should have been selling clothes.

The market has changed. Adapt to it. I know what on-line retailers that I shop at. the local know it all shops that have all that crap but make the 300% profit rarely get my money.

I was glad when Cabelas and Sportsmans opened here. I love watching the small local shops (the good ones will always be open) full of blowhards
struggle.

$24 per # of powder at local shop
compared to
$18 per # at Sportsmans
No comparison, I dont care how nice the store owner is.
Service is not that special.
 

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any big box store except chinamart is going to pump you for all they're worth, you're paying for the fountain and the heads on the walls. you'd think they would start to drop a bit with the economy in a downturn though- they're going the other way.
 

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Well the one here I went to a couple months back at 1960 and the beltway in Houston has good prices on their rifles.

In fact the little 22 crickets they had were $30 less than I had seen them anywhere else.

They also had the biggest and best rifle collection for sale including all the colors for the Women I have ever seen at ANY retail gun place.

They also carry the AR styles and so on which you cannot buy at places like Bass pro.

Yes I looked at the cleaning supplies and such and didn't want to pay their prices either but they do have rent to pay.
 

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Gander Mountain opened a store in Richmond last year. I went in there one time and have never went back. Their gun prices were maximum retail plus. Hopefully the new Bass Pro puts them out of business. There opening Sept 1.
 

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MrKrink said:
Why not, you do it everytime you buy clothes, i.e Most (Abercrombie, Aeropostle, Concert) printed T-Shirts = $4.00-6.00 cost, sells for $25.00 equals 600% profit!
Most clothes have a 200-400% mark-up.......:twisted:

Why shouldn't everyone else make that kind of profit?? Most retailers do. :grin:
i wouldn't mind paying markup on guns if they were 40-60 bucks :D i'll let you have the 600% markup even!

:dance: :mrgreen: :razz:

i hate walking into a gunstore and seeing yugo sks's for 300 bucks a pop and the guy still cant tell you its not an AK. its a shame.
 

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MrKrink said:
catsailer40 said:
the stores and stealers around here whine and complain people dont buy anything... but their prices are super high. its easy to spot when they are marking stuff up, 200 dollars. im sorry, but you dont need to make 200 dollar profit on a gun with a sell price of 500(700 sell total price)
i will not support dealers who overcharge. they will learn the hard way they need to stay competitive. thats what capitalism is about, competition.

when a certain dealer i know is selling a USED RPD for 2800, and i can get a NEW one from atlantic for 1900... common sense says save the 900 bucks. i say to heck with em.
Why not, you do it everytime you buy clothes, i.e Most (Abercrombie, Aeropostle, Concert) printed T-Shirts = $4.00-6.00 cost, sells for $25.00 equals 600% profit!
Most clothes have a 200-400% mark-up.......:twisted:

Why shouldn't everyone else make that kind of profit?? Most retailers do. :grin:
i dont buy any of the brands listed :grin: and thats a little different. 25 is a heck of a lot more affordable than 700.
 

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I quit shopping at Gander Mountain when the gentleman behind the counter informed me that "We don't sell Assault Weapons here."

:evil:
 

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I've said it before and i'll say it again....

Fuck Gander Mountain...:mad:

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I got a GM gift card for Christmas last year and everytime I went in there to use it, I would get disgusted with their prices and leave. I finally got tired of carrying it in my wallet and bought a bunch of overpriced Wolf BB 55 gr 223 for $6.99 a box. :eek:
 

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i used to buy ammo from them, till they jacked up their prices from 2.99 to 3.99 for a box of x39 GT FMJ and 7.99 for a box of blazer alum .380 JHP to 14.99 a box!

the staff there also has little to no product knowledge.

the nearest small gun store is terrapins which is 1 hour away from fredericksburg. his prices are typical of a small shop and his selection is limited but i would rather spend my money with him than Gander markup any day.
 

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I bought my LCP from the local GM because 1) they were the only folks that had it and 2) it was actually priced about right. $319 with an extended warranty (who cares?) and a gun sock (for a rifle!?). They had good prices on gun safes too, but that's it. The rest of their stuff was ridiculously priced, and I haven't been back.
 

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cigolon said:
MrKrink said:
Why not, you do it everytime you buy clothes, i.e Most (Abercrombie, Aeropostle, Concert) printed T-Shirts = $4.00-6.00 cost, sells for $25.00 equals 600% profit!
Most clothes have a 200-400% mark-up.......:twisted:

Why shouldn't everyone else make that kind of profit?? Most retailers do. :grin:
i wouldn't mind paying markup on guns if they were 40-60 bucks :D i'll let you have the 600% markup even!

:dance: :mrgreen: :razz:

i hate walking into a gunstore and seeing yugo sks's for 300 bucks a pop and the guy still cant tell you its not an AK. its a shame.
The difference here is the gun industry is one of the few that broadcast what the "cost" of items are to dealers for all the world to know and wholesale to the public, therefore driving down profits for small dealers that don't have 10 mil in inventory and only makes 5% profit.

How many stores at the mall tell you what they pay for stuff???
 

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if an item is within 5-10% of "good" price, and the store is cool, i'll happily buy it local...


but yeah... 200 dollar markups on 500 dollar pistols.. fuck that. :roll:
i'm a loyal customer so don't take me for a fool.
 

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Well for you Value minded shoppers, I could have stole a Ruger Mini 14 at Gander Mt, a few days ago for $850 . :dance: WarDawg
 

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The difference here is the gun industry is one of the few that broadcast what the "cost" of items are to dealers for all the world to know and wholesale to the public, therefore driving down profits for small dealers that don't have 10 mil in inventory and only makes 5% profit.

How many stores at the mall tell you what they pay for stuff???
yeh, another issue is that the dealers dont have exclusive ties to a particular brand as per some of the big clothing manufacturers. instead the same USP .45 gets sold from a variety of places and people, including those online that dont have storefront overhead.

and the high cost of guns to start with. same with cars- you dont see a 600% markup from dealer cost to OTD price. the higher the price gets on an item the less the markup can be without cutting into sales.
 
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