How much profit on gun sale
Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:11 PM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:15 PM
Anyone have an idea how much profit is usually made on the sale of a gun? Gun dealers usually have the best prices, but recently I put a Sig P238 on layaway, while looking around for the best price I found the price on the same model from as much as $650 and as low as $560. I know sporting goods stores are usually higher but thats not always the case. A dealer that I used to use (before he went out of business) only made about $15 on the price of a gun plus $10 for paperwork.
Todays market is anyones guess. Prior to this i believe the higher profit margin was in selling used guns in a local gun shop. New guns were a much tighter margin, and of course transfer fees helps make up for loss of sale at the desk. If it is a new gun..chances are prices are only different because of the sellers ability to purchase larger quantities equating to a better discount from the factory. Online retailers also carry the distinct advantage of having lower overhead without a physical store presence. Mileage may vary
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:41 PM
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:50 PM
Guess he gave out free donuts and coffee every morning too. $15 on a gun sometimes won't even pay for the shipping...
$15.00 on the gun and $10.00 on the paperwork.....how could he have stayed in business.......guess he couldn't....Ah ha.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:29 PM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:41 PM
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:26 AM
I dunno about the whole markup percentage. My brother bought a pistol recently at his local range for $130 less than one of the local gun stores was charging.. and getting. Someone is making a nice profit...
Keep in mind we are not in "normal" times. We are in a period of tight supply and frantic buying. Its sort of like when certain cars are in hot demand and some dealers sell then at higher than MSRP. Yea I know they can't do that, but they include custom floor mats that you can't buy the car without and charge $2,300 extra for that
Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:09 PM
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