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bac1023
12-26-2011, 12:57
Wow!

I haven't been looking at prices recently. This is nuts.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=265823859

glock2740
12-26-2011, 14:14
That is ridiculous. :upeyes: Sadly though, some people don't want to wait and will pay the extra money. :dunno:

AK74play
12-26-2011, 14:37
Those guns MSRP for $799.00, anyone that would pay that for one is an idiot in my book. Which is why I stay away from AUCTION sites because an auction is a FUND raiser by design. I have found several posts just today for people paying from $569.00 to $650.00 out the door for brand new in the box SR1911's. That is typical Gun Broker, reason I NEVER go there. Patients will serve you MUCH better and your wallet will benafit greatly from your patients.

faawrenchbndr
12-26-2011, 14:58
Dang,.........

Lockback
12-26-2011, 15:03
High demand = greeeeeeeed!

alwaysshootin
12-26-2011, 15:10
Ruger has been doing this, at least, since 1986. I remember the long awaited arrival of the P85. Notice I said 1986!:supergrin: They get everyone in a rage about their new offering, and at least for the the first year of introduction, it is almost unobtainable! Suggested retail is thrown out the door, and the price sky rockets. A year from now, you'll see them everywhere! Now for the bad news! After the first of the year, rumor has it all Rugers are going up $30 per firearm!:crying:

glock2740
12-26-2011, 15:24
Ruger has been doing this, at least, since 1986. I remember the long awaited arrival of the P85. Notice I said 1986!:supergrin: They get everyone in a rage about their new offering, and at least for the the first year of introduction, it is almost unobtainable! Suggested retail is thrown out the door, and the price sky rockets. A year from now, you'll see them everywhere! Now for the bad news! After the first of the year, rumor has it all Rugers are going up $30 per firearm!:crying:
Good point. I remember being on an LCP waiting list for quite awhile. Now, I didn't pay an inflated price, but I still had to wait.

bac1023
12-26-2011, 15:55
That is ridiculous. :upeyes: Sadly though, some people don't want to wait and will pay the extra money. :dunno:

Sad indeed :sad:

bac1023
12-26-2011, 15:57
Those guns MSRP for $799.00, anyone that would pay that for one is an idiot in my book. Which is why I stay away from AUCTION sites because an auction is a FUND raiser by design. I have found several posts just today for people paying from $569.00 to $650.00 out the door for brand new in the box SR1911's. That is typical Gun Broker, reason I NEVER go there. Patients will serve you MUCH better and your wallet will benafit greatly from your patients.

Actually, if you know what to look for, Gunbroker can be great. I wouldn't have many of the more obscure firearms in my collection had it not been for Gunbroker and other auction sites.

awpk03s
12-26-2011, 16:28
Actually, if you know what to look for, Gunbroker can be great. I wouldn't have many of the more obscure firearms in my collection had it not been for Gunbroker and other auction sites.

I'll agree with this. If you want to buy a run of the mill service type gun - GB is not your friend. But for something a little different... or less than widely known and recognized - GB can be a great place to pick up some treasures.

Some of my favorite GB snags...

CZ Upland Side-by-Side 12ga (Dealer Exclusive small run with POW stock and silver receiver):
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03283.jpg

Ruger Vaquero Birdshead 45 Colt w/3-3/4" bbl

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03254.jpg

stopatrain
12-26-2011, 16:34
$800 for a used SR1911, Wow!

Jason D
12-26-2011, 17:16
Some sellers doesn't seem to know the difference between MSRP and actual retail pricing.

mr.scott
12-26-2011, 18:58
Went to a local dealer today and they had one in the case for$629 nib.

I handled it for a bit and said I'd take it, then was told it wasnt for sale, it was just a demo and I could order one.
It's nice, but not tie up $600+ for an unknown time frame nice.

glock2740
12-26-2011, 19:19
Went to a local dealer today and they had one in the case for$629 nib.

I handled it for a bit and said I'd take it, then was told it wasnt for sale, it was just a demo and I could order one.
It's nice, but not tie up $600+ for an unknown time frame nice.
I agree.

Hurricanes
12-26-2011, 19:46
I thought $800 was bad until I saw this:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/993477834/Guns/Pistols/American-Arms-Pistols/RUGER_SR1911.htm

-Joel

michael e
12-26-2011, 19:52
I wouldn't mind having one but am not going to pay that much for one. Have seen a few going for right under the 600 OTD mark, and thats about the right price range. 800 for a used one is just crazy.

bac1023
12-26-2011, 20:07
I thought $800 was bad until I saw this:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/993477834/Guns/Pistols/American-Arms-Pistols/RUGER_SR1911.htm

-Joel

That's different. Its not an actual bid. People can charge whatever they want.

The $800 on GB is an actual bid.

ArcAngel
12-26-2011, 20:13
Gunbroker is ok if you are flexible. I picked up a glock 23 gen 4 with two - 22 round mags as well as three of the 15 end mags

Jim S.
12-26-2011, 20:16
Just like the second guy says, hard to find.
All about supply and demand.

I'm glad that I am patient beyond belief and I can wait or do without it.
There are plenty of nice 1911's around that are available at "normal" prices.

NeverMore1701
12-26-2011, 21:16
$850 at the local Gander Mountain. I couldn't suppress my derisive laugh on my way out the door.

glock2740
12-26-2011, 21:24
$850 at the local Gander Mountain. I couldn't suppress my derisive laugh on my way out the door.
Silly silly Gander Mountain. And they let this go for this price. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/NewPython1.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Python012.jpg

:)

RUT
12-26-2011, 21:50
$800 for a used SR1911, Wow!

Hell, I'd sell mine for that!! :supergrin:

38 Super Fan
12-26-2011, 22:02
Auctions are always interesting, you just never know what's gonna happen, when two or more people decide they just have to have something it can get pretty ridiculous.

Hour13
12-26-2011, 22:24
That is typical Gun Broker, reason I NEVER go there.

Yup. ^^^

Rinspeed
12-27-2011, 07:42
I thought $800 was bad until I saw this:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/993477834/Guns/Pistols/American-Arms-Pistols/RUGER_SR1911.htm

-Joel



The sellers name is "zombie response team" so he must be an idiot. :upeyes:

glockarmor
12-27-2011, 13:22
Those guns MSRP for $799.00, anyone that would pay that for one is an idiot in my book. Which is why I stay away from AUCTION sites because an auction is a FUND raiser by design. I have found several posts just today for people paying from $569.00 to $650.00 out the door for brand new in the box SR1911's. That is typical Gun Broker, reason I NEVER go there. Patients will serve you MUCH better and your wallet will benafit greatly from your patients.

I don't understand why you are kicking Gunbroker? I've gotten a lot of good deals there.. The dealer is making the money, Gunbroker takes a very reasonable fee IMHO (much more reasonable than Ebay) for what they do. The guy started it at $650 with no reserve so it could have went for $650.. If someone wants it bad enough to pay $800 or more how is that Gunbroker's fault? Of course having patience is the best course of action but if you want it now and are willing to pay extra that's the way capitalism works. :cool:
My local dealer sells them for $599 WHEN he has them but he hasn't had one for several months. From what he's told me they are having a quality issue with one of their suppliers.
Just my .02

Wyoming
01-05-2012, 21:49
Wow!

I haven't been looking at prices recently. This is nuts.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=265823859

Well bac that one did!

You got to know when to walk away in an auction. Anybody can "win" an auction. For me it about winning at my price.

GVFlyer
01-06-2012, 01:58
I'll own one when they cost $600.00.

clancy
01-06-2012, 04:54
One local gunshop is selling the SR for $629, but you have to wait for them as he seems to get them in dribbles of about 1 a month. Another LGS is getting $900 for the SR and he gets 2 a week and sells them as fast as he gets them. As you can guess, I am waiting for mine. I really like the pistol, but not enough to spend almost $300 more.

minderasr
01-06-2012, 07:44
Wow, maybe I should put mine on the chopping block! I've taken the liberty to break in this one for the buyer. ;)

Naa...I like it too much to part with at this time.

eracer
01-06-2012, 07:47
That's just excellent.

eracer
01-06-2012, 07:50
I'll agree with this. If you want to buy a run of the mill service type gun - GB is not your friend. But for something a little different... or less than widely known and recognized - GB can be a great place to pick up some treasures.

Some of my favorite GB snags...

CZ Upland Side-by-Side 12ga (Dealer Exclusive small run with POW stock and silver receiver):


Ruger Vaquero Birdshead 45 Colt w/3-3/4" bbl

Very nice!!!

brisk21
01-06-2012, 07:54
A sucker and his money are soon parted.

Mayhem like Me
01-06-2012, 08:14
I purchased a NIB SIG P229 Elite SRT with the Houge laminated presentation grips , Night sights for 629.00 last month from GB ...

I also got a deal years ago on a series 70 commander with king sights for 500.00

I am currently searching for the right price on a 639 I have seen one for about 6 month never hitting reserve, some day it will be listed as a true auction and I may find a deal...

Sgt_Gold
01-07-2012, 20:38
Silly silly Gander Mountain. And they let this go for this price. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/NewPython1.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Python012.jpg

:)

That's what I paid NIB for mine about four years ago.:supergrin:

glock2740
01-07-2012, 21:05
Silly silly Gander Mountain. And they let this go for this price.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/NewPython1.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Python012.jpg

:)

That's what I paid NIB for mine about four years ago.:supergrin:
Well sir, you have THE best deal on a Python in the past 15 years. Especially if it truly is NIB. Does the same little old widow lady you bought the Python from, happen to have an undriven 1970 BOSS 429 out in the barn as well? :whistling:

:rofl:

herose
01-07-2012, 21:27
Nothing surprises me now that I've seen Keltec KSG shotguns going for upwards of $2500 on gunbroker. People are nuts.

COLDSTEEL165
01-09-2012, 20:10
I agree with some of you guy's Iv'e been looking to buy the Ruger SR1911 for the last 6 months but the are no where to be found.? I even called Ruger up in AZ where they make the 1911 & the guy told me to try some time in the spring of 2012 the should start hitting the stores. But I will not pay $800.00 bucks for one.? I saw some guys in the southern states buy them for about $525.00 - $600.00 bucks which to me is more reasonable.?

Nakanokalronin
01-10-2012, 10:58
I got mine a week after they where first introduced for a little around $600 before tax. I think this happened mainly due to everyone bad mouthing Ruger and playing fun at recalls and stuff. Then the good reviews come out and everyone wants the few that have made it to the dealers.

MNBud
01-15-2012, 16:36
I've been waiting since April and will continue to wait before I would pay that much.On the other hand, if I had that much EXTRA money I wouldn't be waiting this long and would pay that price to have one.

fasteddie565
01-18-2012, 06:57
We had 10 of them at an open house, The Ruger Rep brought them. We set one out for folks to shoot and sold the other 9 for between $675 and $700 all in the same day. I put about 300 rds through it and though it was a great mid price gun.

That's about all the gun is worth IMHO. It shoots fine, but the fit is not that of a $1000 gun. Once you break the $800 price, I say upgrade to a higher end gun.

cptslick
01-18-2012, 07:10
This went on the gun board yesterday and within a short amount of time it had sold.
Item Name: Ruger SR 1911

Location: Roswell, East Cobb, Sandy Springs, Buckhead

Willing to Ship: No

Item is for: Sale Only

Sale Price: 750

Caliber: .45 ACP

Item Description: Hard to find Ruger SR 1911. LNIB. Less than 50 rounds through her.
MD & RX bills force sale.

Glockdude1
01-18-2012, 07:46
Well sir, you have THE best deal on a Python in the past 15 years. Especially if it truly is NIB. Does the same little old widow lady you bought the Python from, happen to have an undriven 1970 BOSS 429 out in the barn as well? :whistling:

:rofl:

No, she only drives it to church on Sunday's and NEVER goes faster than the posted speed limit.........

:whistling:

bac1023
01-18-2012, 09:08
I don't understand why you are kicking Gunbroker? I've gotten a lot of good deals there.. The dealer is making the money, Gunbroker takes a very reasonable fee IMHO (much more reasonable than Ebay) for what they do. The guy started it at $650 with no reserve so it could have went for $650.. If someone wants it bad enough to pay $800 or more how is that Gunbroker's fault? Of course having patience is the best course of action but if you want it now and are willing to pay extra that's the way capitalism works. :cool:
My local dealer sells them for $599 WHEN he has them but he hasn't had one for several months. From what he's told me they are having a quality issue with one of their suppliers.
Just my .02

Exactly.

Its certainly not the fault of Gunbroker. I have gotten many nice deals on there as well.