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Attended a local gun show today. Only saw 3 LCPs for sale and they were all 400+. I am wanting one bad, but will wait. I am 2nd on a list locally and the dealer is selling for 269-289, depending on what shipping he is paying. I saw several deals today, but the LCPs were overpriced.
 

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Hey brookie, welcome to the forum! Lots of good info and lots for good people here. I wanted my LCP really bad myself, but I couldn't choke down the $350 most places were asking around here. I decided I was going to get a Keltec when the gun shop I've dealt for years called and said he got a new shipment in, if I could get there in 15 minutes I could have a LCP for $285. Made it in 10......Hang in there, you will get one for the price you want to pay and it will be worth it!
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Mike
 

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And people will pay that much for one. Gun shows are usually the worst but on the last day they sometimes will go way down to just try and sell stuff. I think you were smart not to get it even though you wanted it. I always have a max price that I will not go over when I am trying to find something I want but many times I have just said fu&^ it and bought it at whatever price.
 

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I just hung around waiting until one day I dropped in to my local gun shop and he had one left out of 5 he sold that week. Got it for $307. Don't be ripped off by some one just cool it one will show up at not too bad a price. I am happy to find this forum. Found out about it on the USCCA forum.
 

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they will surface at a resonable price. It so seems that anything under $300 is reasonable, now $250 is highway theft, $275 is also darn good. $400, buy it and then shoot the seller for screwing you ;D ;D
 

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They are starting to show up a little more now. I was at the Dallas gun show in September and saw prices that were ridiculous. Bought mine 2 days later from a local guy for $290 total and fell like I got a fair deal.
 

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When I started looking to get my LCP, I saw an Academy advertisement selling them for 299(Academy is a local sporting goods store here in Texas). I went there, they were all sold out and a wait list of 25 people. He called all the Academy's in the area, they ALL had wait lists. I went across the highway to Gander Mountain, they had one, selling for 320. I asked if they price matched, then told him about Academy selling for 299.

He smiled and said, "They were all out of stock, no known delivery date and a long wait list." I smiled and said, "Uh, yeah."

Then he said, "If I'm constantly out of stock on something, I can sell it for 150 !!"
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I bought mine at Ganders.....
 

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Gun shows are not what they used to be. :(
 

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We bought two on day one of a gun show last month for $300 each. Local shops still asking $400. We felt pretty good about the deal, concidering no waiting list and less than MSRP.
 

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I used to be a big show fan. But, I really like my LGS........and I like going there to hang out and hear about the latest stuff, fondle the recent trades, and ogle the new gear and guns--it's like a mini gun show whenever I go in.

When I developed the craving for the LCP (thanks in part to this place! ;) ) --I called them first. No joy--they were sold out, no delivery date.

A couple days later, my favorite guy calls to say he took one back on trade from a guy who didn't care for the recoil. (go figure!)

I got it on the ultimate swap--my "used" LCP, a box of Magtech (missing 18), and a box of SXT (unused)--were given for a gun I no longer cared for: and was into for $200........

It just doesn't get any better than that.

So, gun show or not--I'm a believer in relationships with the LGS. Many times, it has served me quite well.

Shows are a good place to see a bunch of things that you haven't seen before........or things that your LGS doesn't carry a lot of. But, when it comes buyin'-time, the relationship you have earned with your LGS is where the cash should flow.

I'll leave my soapbox now. ::)
 
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