New gun prices??!!!

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Dan Smith, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Dan Smith

    Dan Smith Active Member

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    All my stuff is second hand - all bought thru STB and club member so I’ve not paid any attention to new gun prices for 3-4 years.

    just nosing around a local(ish) gun shop.

    blimey

    499 for an s200
    1098 for an HFT 500

    I guess this shop is at the cheapest But I recon that’s AT LEAST 20 percent more than 3-4 years ago?? And that’s a UK manufacturer...

    What’s going on ?
     
  2. Stevo86

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    They go up every year according to my local but they take some of the increase until they cannot and have to pass it on so I’m told
     
  3. fireblade

    fireblade Team AirArms

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    A change of distributor caused a significant price hike, i believe, as they also took on the repairs and warranty risks.
     
  4. Lavant_Lad

    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    Plus Air Arms give a 3 year warranty I believe.
     
  5. Stevo86

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    Think your right a lot of new air arms come with a tag stating this just hanging from the triggers guard
     
  6. Evo

    Evo SCOUSER and top wheel nicker

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    they certainly have gone up,, take a look at the price of one of these lol rsn70-side.jpg
     
  7. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Grumpy old sod!

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    The only advice I can offer is "shop around", and phone around too. Websites are not your best friend! You can't reason with a website (I hate the word haggle!)

    When I needed to buy three Air Arms S200s over a one year period for one of my clubs I got prices of £50 - £75 lower than advertised for new kit - from three different gun shops.

    Thre are good and bad times to buy too - I suggest February and March.
     
  8. Dan Smith

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    I’m not looking to buy a new gun - just appalled by the prices going up so much - I bought a TX200 LH walnut 2years ago in a moment of over confidence ( now in the hands of someone who can shoot it straight ) the list price is 25 percent more than it was just 2 years ago?

    and it’s not just air arms.....
     
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  9. Waldo

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    I blame Brexit :D
     
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    So the conclusion is, with interest rates so low, buy guns as an investment.
     
  11. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Grumpy old sod!

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    I shall try that on Mrs B... :)
     
  12. Scarborough shooter

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    You would have to be daft to buy one of them :eek:
     
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  13. Waldo

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    When the Red Ranger came out I bought one (No 6) I couldn't enjoy shooting it, way to glossy ,didn't want to scratch it !
    Sold it , then thought I shouldn't have sold it and managed to buy it back ! BUT still had the same apprehension whenever I shot it.
    So sold it again ,never seen it again :(
    Dem shiny guns aint for shootin :D
     
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  14. cloverleaf

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    AA stuff usually sees a regular 3% annual rise, however when the distribution rights moved from Rothery to Deben 12-18 months ago prices saw a 20-ish percent hike across the board. The accompanying "sweetener" was a 3yr warranty; not that this is likely to mean much to most users or incur much additional cost to the suppliers.

    To be fair to AA they're not the only ones who've drastically raised their prices; a lot of imported products have gone up too thanks to our trashed currency; which I suspect is largely why AA's prices went up too given the cost of bought-in European parts (stocks & barrels) and materials.

    While certain more "niche" items seem to be holding their value / appreciating on the used market (EV2s seem to be going for silly prices, Rapids have seen a lot of appreciation in past years and anything "collectable" has seen similar inflation), prices of more run-of-the-mill gear seem to be falling, and tbh I think the froth is going from the aforementioned stuff that has previously seen some strong price growth.

    People are tightening their belts and generally used prices don't seem to be following the same upward-trend as new items, which I suspect means bad news for the manufacturers..
     
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  15. Phill61

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    New prices are terribly expensive.
    Hard to justify these days..Buying s/h seems a much better option.
    Out of my 10 rifles and scopes only 2 rifles
    were bought new and all the scopes were s/h.
     
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  16. Dan Smith

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    The 3 years warranty thing is a bit catch 22 - if you’re spending £2000 on a new FT gun you expect a good warranty but if your shooting FT there’s no way you’re not going to tinker and void the warranty.
     
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