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Old August 20th, 2015, 09:04 AM   #1
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A word of encouragement for the "Lurkers"

Looks like for every active member there are usually 3 or 4 lurkers who are reading and watching the world of the M14 / M1A...

I personally know some of the lurkers and a good many of the lurkers would like to, someday, own an M1A. Your opportunity is coming.

Pick the options you would like to have on a slightly used / safe queen ( NM, loaded, etc) and write the price down as of today. Between January 1, 2016 and March 1, 2016 you will have an opportunity to pick up a weapon of similar condition for 25% less than you see it listed for today. This should be your incentive to save your money.

Just my gut feeling.... What do you have to loose?

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Old August 20th, 2015, 09:12 AM   #2
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An interesting post HH.

I would like to add that a box (or box +) of ZQI or any fmj 7.62x51 / .308 ammo picked up on say a weekly basis during this period would be money well spent/allocated.

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Old August 20th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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An interesting post HH.

I would like to add that a box (or box +) of ZQI or any fmj 7.62x51 / .308 ammo picked up on say a weekly basis during this period would be money well spent/allocated.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:17 AM   #5
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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:41 AM   #6
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Old August 20th, 2015, 12:12 PM   #8
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so I wonder if jae will lower their prices to under 1k.

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Old August 20th, 2015, 01:56 PM   #10
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Old August 20th, 2015, 02:04 PM   #11
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Lower prices explained........

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so I wonder if jae will lower their prices to under 1k.
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The manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers will not be lowering their prices... Those are fixed and there is very little "wiggle room". They will lay off people, idle plants and sell off inventory. This is not just the weapons industry... It is industry in general.

The sell off will be from the impulse buyer who, 6 months after his purchase, is out of a job, needing to pay his 2015 taxes, selling his M1A so he can buy a house and "just doesn't have time to go to the range"............ Again, not just weapons. It will be all of "the toys" that will be on the market.

That was a good thought, but it won't happen.

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I agree with you 100% about your early 2016 timeline, Hobo......However,
These lurking gentlemen had better get their rifles soon, I predict with an unsure election looming ahead with the real possibility of Hillary being elected, early Fall 2016 will bring high prices and shortages again, maybe another panic.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 02:51 PM   #13
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I agree with you 100% about your early 2016 timeline, Hobo......However,
These lurking gentlemen had better get their rifles soon, I predict with an unsure election looming ahead with the real possibility of Hillary being elected, early Fall 2016 will bring high prices and shortages again, maybe another panic.
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Your wisdom is speaking.... That is why I am pegging the end of February 2016 for a man to "have his affairs in order". No need to panic, just pull their head out of the sand and look ahead a few months. What, for sure, is certain in 6 months?........ Anyone?

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By the way - U.S. stocks post biggest drop of 2015 (Today)

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I keep building and buying Garands, M-14's, ammo and mags, it's not a questions of "if" the day will come, it is a question of "when" and Fall 2016 is as good a prediction as any IMHO...

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As a complete aside to the Lurkers, you will never own a firearm that is as much fun to shoot as an M-14/M-1A! Ever!

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