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Gougers, leaches, ticks, and just plain old parasites

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by firemax, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. marlinfan

    marlinfan

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    I sold 3 AK mags and a couple hundred rounds of wolf for $250. Looking to trade 3 pmags and 100 rounds of 5.56 ball for a plain Jane .38spcl revolver. I love the panics. Buy May when reality sets in I imagine all kinds of good ARs will be available for $750 or so. I honestly wish I had more to sell.

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  2. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    Capitalism.

    Go take an economics course, or read Adam Smith.
     

  3. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    BEFORE BUYING ANYTHING, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!

    If you find are paying more than a fair price, then wait. We are in a sellers market now. This is not the time to buy anything without careful study.


    Things WILL return to a normal state. This too shall pass.


    If you have not bought anything in prep, you have already waited too late. This is not the right time to catch up. I really believe you will get another chance if you will be patient.

    But there are a bunch of greedy bastards out there who want to capitalize on fear, and panic. They love this-- be patient and dont fall into this trap.
     
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  4. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Ha. It isn't even gouging with necessities. Something has to ration it. You either believe consumers should or the government should. Whether its need or want the same forces are in play.


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  5. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS Right wing nut Lifetime Member

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    I read four pages waiting for someone to do it. Nice restraint Eric. Fireman, I think I found your local club's meeting house:

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    Welcome to GT, komrade.
     
  6. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    The buyer of that Keltec drove the market, not the seller.

    When you resold those houses you flipped, did you make a profit? Or were you just another jerk thats gouging?

    How did you feel after you made that profit?

    Look in the mirror and think again, buddy. It's the buyers overpricing you, not the sellers.
     
  7. badge315

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    Screw that; follow the gourd. :supergrin:
     
  8. firemax

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    My last word since i started this. Honestly, there are a few things no one even thought to mention. The economy is not good. There are those out there that are not doing as good as the rest of us are. Many, through no fault of there own, have fallen upon hard times. I know a few. I'm talking about good, hard working people who have worked all of their lives and have rejected the hand out mindset. For them right now every penny counts. Some make decisions every day on either eating or taking care of medical needs they are neglecting just to survive, I am talking about real people with children and spouses that go to bed at night with the weight of the world on their shoulders. Don't dare to be an ***** and get your violins out. I am doing just fine. I am not talking about me. If you think it is a good conservative principal to jump on the "I got mine you should have prepped earlier bandwagon" I feel real sorry for you. If you are so numb not to be able to feel the pain of others, I even pity you. That is all i am saying. If we as a nation don't help each other and stop worrying what we can get for ourselves by making a buck, we will never survive. That is how gougers driving up prices hurts this country. They are only thinking about one thing. Their own selves. If you are wondering what I am doing about this, it is helping others prepare for what could be coming. People are scared if you haven't noticed. They are buying guns and ammo at an all time alarming rate. It is as plain as the nose on your face if you care to look at it. There is panic and people are having a hard time dealing with it. It is not just about you and your right to take advantage of a serious situation. If it is that important to you now to capitalize just because it is your right, you are free to do it. Just don't criticize me for pointing it out. The expected move is for those who don't want to look at what they do, is to call me a entitlement minded liberal democrat, or worse yet a communist as one person did. Please come up with a more challenging move than that. I have had that one played on me by other liberals many times before. i don't want to take your rights off of you at all. Just to cause us all to see that our rights should be secondary to our responsibility to care for one another even when we could have used our "what about me rights." Sorry if I offended anyone. I just wanted to raise a point and present another way to view things. I had the illusion that was what these forums were suppose to be all about. One more thing. The one who demands that everyone accepts "his" definition of gouging so he can feel good about himself, I say who died and made you god. Your world is not mine. I am done with this. so all the cowards can take your shots. YOU are the ones trying to deny others their !st amendment right to speak their mind. Right or wrong as you may see it.
     
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  9. countrygun

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    If any of you love the English language, hug the next paragraph you see.
     
  10. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    Fair enough.

    Have those disadvantage folks pm me. I have 2 SKS's for sale. $850 each.......shipped.

    Hella cheaper than those $2000 AR's, eh?
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  11. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    I volunteer. Everybody send their excess guns, mags and ammo to me and I will ensure they are equitably distributed.

    I promise to send at least the lead portions of the ammo in equal quantities to the North, South, East and West. You can count on me. Obama needs to appoint an ammo Czar and I would make a great one.
     
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    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    I think somebody already told him. I noticed him backtracking in one of his posts to Eric. Funny thing is Eric doesn't really care if he bad mouths him, just so long as he follows the rules which so far he has.
     
  13. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    You've stated repeatedly that you're doing just fine financially. I realize your concern for those struggling, unable to decide between food, medical care or a Kel tec sub2000. Might I suggest that you buy the kel tec for $950 and sell it to them for $300? This would allow them to spend their money on food and medical care knowing their kel tec needs are met.
     
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  14. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Sorry, I already sold it to somebody for $800. But he looked like a senior citizen so at least we have that going for us.
     
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    If people are that bad off, maybe buying/wanting a firearm should be low on their list of priorities. That's the world I live in.


    Very good!!!

    Some people are hurting and need to make a buck to survive. Thank god for the people willing to spend money on stuff they want and not need, huh?

    Buyers are fueling the demand and driving prices.

    Self interest is what built and drives this country.

    No.

    Good for you.

    Scared people are what's driving the prices.

    Yeah, and....

    Selling at current market prices to willing buyers is not taking advantage of anything or anyone.

    Pointing what out? That you're wrong?

    :dunno:

    Who made me responsible for others?


    Who's offended? People just don't agree with your world view about buying and selling.

    It appears that very few see things like you.

    What were they supposed to be about? I didn't get them memo.

    A lot of gun owners are socialists when they want to buy and capitalists when they want to sell.
     
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    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    On the one hand, you gouged a senior living on Social Security.

    On the other hand you got some of your tax money back.

    I call it a wash.
     
  17. davew83

    davew83 hhhhhhhhmmmmmmm

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  18. F_G

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    I don't see anyone denying your 1st Amendment rights. If you had been banned, censored, told to shut up, threatened or some other coercion I might see your point. All I see is you presenting your OPINION and then getting butthurt when someone gives their differing OPINION. So I guess you talk, we listen and do not give a dissenting opinion? Who is attempting to quell someone's 1st Amendment rights now?

    I don't have a clue how old you are, but it sounds as though you still have some growing up to do.
     
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    Thank goodness someone is thinking about the poor! If they can barely afford food, you should help them buy guns and ammo! Since you made profits in your business, did you share them with your neighbors? You are doing well financially, so are you giving away your assets to the needy? Maybe you should, because until you do you are a hippocrite.
     
  20. G23c

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    wow, almost 5 pages on the term "gouging". is this the new "clips"?
     
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