AR-15 30 Round Magazine Price Gouging - Where’s the Outrage?

Scooter Oi notes that the price of a used 30 round AR-15 magazine has reached $129.97, and asks the following.

Seriously? Do these come with solid gold followers or something? Or a 48 oz. ribeye and a bottle of Dominus?

If used 30 round AR-15 magazines were, say, a sheet of plywood, or a gallon of gas, badly needed and in short supply after a hurricane, politicians would be screaming about price gouging and instituting emergency price controls.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/27 at 10:09 AM
  1. He needs to shop around better. It’s all about supply and demand. Although I’ve seen PMAG’s priced online about the $44 range. The key is to watch the websites and strike while the iron’s hot.
    I like http://www.luckygunner.com (Don’t work for or receive any renumeration from them.). As of 1/27/13 at 4:15pm CST they had 15 magazines 30 rounder, in stock for that price. They’ll be gone in a few hours I’m sure. If not sooner.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  01/27  at  06:15 PM
  2. Welcome to the free market, Mr. Galt.

    Posted by Erin O'Brien  on  01/28  at  07:58 AM
  3. Welcome to the free market, Mr. Galt.

    Exactly.

    Posted by John Venlet  on  01/28  at  09:01 AM
  4. Everyone should have bought them cheap and stacked them deep, also ammunition and reloading components are hard to come by right now. 

    I don’t believe it is gouging so much as supply and demand.  In the construction industry prices go up and down dictated by market demand and availability.  When I have to pay more for a product my customer is going to pay that price plus my usual percent of markup. 

    I was caught flat-footed by the first assault weapons ban in the 90s and vowed to myself never again would I be short of any firearm/s or supplies that I needed which the petulant elite might deem contraband.

    Posted by bubba  on  01/29  at  11:46 AM

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