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Anyone see the prices? Falling fast. I paid north of 4k for one, but at least I didn't pay like 6k. You can clearly see that even though there are fewer and fewer guns on gunbroker right now, the prices are sliding fast. I think it's because the dealers are finally realizing that a new shipment is coming soon and that if they don't get as much as they can for them now, they might be selling $3000 or even $2500 SCARs in the not too distant future. Thus, many dealers are going to be cool with $3500-4500 dollar SCAR sales. Imagine being that one dealer that sold Motorboy the one for 9.5k! He made off like a bandit didn't he?
 

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SOOOO GLAD!

Yup, as I predicted here (no brag intended) last week, they started at $6000- $9000 the first week or two, then the next week $4000- $5000 and now ending this week they are $3000 - $4000. Can the $2500 Scar be far away if more ship soon!

I AM SOOOOO GLAD I WAITED!! :eek:
 

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Re: SOOOO GLAD!

Wild Bill said:
Yup, as I predicted here (no brag intended) last week, they started at $6000- $9000 the first week or two, then the next week $4000- $5000 and now ending this week they are $3000 - $4000. Can the $2500 Scar be far away if more ship soon!

I AM SOOOOO GLAD I WAITED!! :eek:
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I can't see it being worth more the $2 grand once the novelty wears off.
Can see why it would be more then an FS200 or 556
 

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I can't see it being worth more the $2 grand once the novelty wears off.
Can see why it would be more then an FS200 or 556
Agreed. :?

As soon as the AR's go back to the $600-$800 range, the only way the SCAR will be able to compete will be to drop down to the $1700- $2100 price range to be competitive with other higher end platforms like the AUG A3(being released Feb 09), FS2000, Sig 556, ect... If not, there fate will be sealed.
 

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I can't see it being worth more the $2 grand once the novelty wears off.
Can see why it would be more then an FS200 or 556
Agreed. :?

As soon as the AR's go back to the $600-$800 range, the only way the SCAR will be able to compete will be to drop down to the $1700- $2100 price range to be competitive with other higher end platforms like the AUG A3(being released Feb 09), FS2000, Sig 556, ect... If not, there fate will be sealed.
Why would the SCAR's fate be sealed? There will always be people out there willing to pay the $2500 for a superior gun like the SCAR. LWRC has absolutely no problem selling $2300 AR platforms. Same with Noveske. There is usually a wait from both. It's just another level of gun, that's all. Just like 1911's. There are basic $600 guns. Kimbers @ $1100, Wilsons, Nighthawks, Browns etc @ $2000-$4000, and so on. There was a gun magazine out a couple months ago with a good lengthy article on the SCAR, and they said the govt was paying around $2200, so I don't see the price dropping. Maybe if, and thats a big IF demand drops, it would just make sense to lower civilian production.
 

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Right now, it isn't a matter of the "average" person having the money to keep the tickets high. We have the current administration to thank for that. People that wouldn't normally buy guns are buying them. Those same people are generally speaking, in a much different tax bracket than those of us that would buy these weapons. That is artificially inflating the prices. Fear is a great motivator, quite possibly the BEST motivator. People who can afford these prices usually don't live in places where they'd need to own one. (Not saying that only people in bad places need weapons, but with a limited number of a 'cool gun', the chances of the average Joe outbidding those that have the financial resources is much smaller.) I'm seriously looking at about a year and a half until I can even find a SCAR, let alone afford one. It'll come, short of some drastice Executive orders or outright ban from Congress. Personally, I don't see either happening without severe repurcussions (politically).

The SCAR's fate isn't sealed, it's just delayed to the masses. It'll come.

Have patience.

Zhur
 

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gun show...

went to a gun show this past weekend and they had it for $6,500... not one time i saw anybody ask about it, i think it was the price :roll: ...
 

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I went to a gun show 2 days ago and Very Very used AR-15's had $1600 to $2100 price tags on them. I watched as tons of people walked buy them and just laughed. For Romanian AK's they wanted $900. In the 2 and a half hours I was there I did not see one gun go out the door(none sold). Dealers that are vulturing on the fears of others will soon change their toon. Now I'm all for throwing some bread crumbs to the pigeons, but those that are paying $6.000 for the SCAR are truely fattening up the vultures. Foolishness should not be applauded.
 

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The laws of supply and demand will eventually do the trick so long as legislation stays out of the way.
 

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Zhurdan said:
medic,
Right now, it isn't a matter of the "average" person having the money to keep the tickets high. We have the current administration to thank for that. People that wouldn't normally buy guns are buying them. Those same people are generally speaking, in a much different tax bracket than those of us that would buy these weapons. That is artificially inflating the prices. Fear is a great motivator, quite possibly the BEST motivator. People who can afford these prices usually don't live in places where they'd need to own one. (Not saying that only people in bad places need weapons, but with a limited number of a 'cool gun', the chances of the average Joe outbidding those that have the financial resources is much smaller.) I'm seriously looking at about a year and a half until I can even find a SCAR, let alone afford one. It'll come, short of some drastice Executive orders or outright ban from Congress. Personally, I don't see either happening without severe repurcussions (politically).

The SCAR's fate isn't sealed, it's just delayed to the masses. It'll come.

Have patience.

Zhur
Hey Zhur,

First, let me be absolute clear. I don't mean to infer any tone in this post, just sometimes the way I write comes across in a context that's antagonistic. I don't mean that at all. I love a thread with spirited debate.

Nowhere did I say anything about the " average " person being able to buy SCARs. IMO, the " average" gun person doesn't spend $2500 on any single gun. . I agree about the administration causing the rise in prices by way of supply and demand. People are scared, and buying up the supplies, causing the demand to go up concurrently with supply dropping. That's economics 101.
I'll disagree, respectfully of course, with your statement about people who don't usually buy guns, who are in a different tax bracket than us, buying these SCARs at the obnoxious prices , feeding the monster we call capitalism ( which I'm all for ). Lets look at the number of SCARs sold at those high prices. Gunbroker is one of the resources where we could gage the quantity. How many were actually shipped in the first round? The highest number I saw was #122. For this threads purpose, let's say 200 were shipped. We all know there are A LOT of people out there who are gun guys who spend a lot of money on weapons. Look how many registered sears there are, and there are always people spending over $15k for those. If every SCAR shipped sold for for $8k, which we know didn't happen, that's still a drop in the bucket in the amount of gun guys who would spend that much money. Am I making sense? I'm tired and I can't tell if I'm getting my point across.. :(

Gotta go rest, beat from a day on light duty!
David
 

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devildoc said:
I can't see it being worth more the $2 grand once the novelty wears off.
Can see why it would be more then an FS200 or 556
Agreed. :?

As soon as the AR's go back to the $600-$800 range, the only way the SCAR will be able to compete will be to drop down to the $1700- $2100 price range to be competitive with other higher end platforms like the AUG A3(being released Feb 09), FS2000, Sig 556, ect... If not, there fate will be sealed.
Keep in mind the sucess of the SCAR has NOTHING to do with civilian sales. It was not built, nor is FN intending on it being a competitive gun to the AR platform. it is a purpose built infantry gun to replace the M4 in every way. if civilian sales stop tomorrow, the SCAR project will still be a large sucess for FN. thousands of SCARs have been in world military hands since 2003, and FN ships 200 civilian guns and you guys are running up the red flag.

seeing as the SCAR carries a dealer price of over $2100 and an MSRP of $2850....i wouldnt hold my breath for the sub-$2k pricetag.
 

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Hahahah These prices are rediculous.

Some azzhat is asking $8K for a SCAR-L on the ar15 forum. :-D :-D

And he wants people to stop IM-ing him about the price. :x
 

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Tanners has them for $2500 BUT they have a list, and i missed getting on it by one day :-?
He told me to check this forum for when they will be taking deposits again, but i'm not certain where
 

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Tanners has them for $2500 BUT they have a list, and i missed getting on it by one day :-?
He told me to check this forum for when they will be taking deposits again, but i'm not certain where
Ray deals with the "other" FN forum, not this one.
 

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They are nice guns, and for those who can afford them they'll be getting a nice gun, but I just don't see what it offers over the Robinson XCR.

My XCR has been 100% reliable, it's easy to take care of, and it does pretty much everything the SCAR does, all for $1000 MSRP less.

I'm not bad mouthing the SCAR, FN makes EXCELLENT firearms, but I think it is just going to be a niche gun for those who can afford them and doesn't offer much more than the XCR or other designs.
 

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Yeah, XCR is great--but it's not a SCAR.

The SCAR is only a bit more when you compare all the additions to get them equal (as shown in a thread by ITstock earlier this year).
 

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Prices down then up again

I saw them drop down to $4200-4500 then they went back up to $5800-6000. Not as many listed on GB like last month thats for sure. 8)
 
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