- Sep 22, 2009
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yeah i got into ak's early because even "entry" level ar's that i consider to be worse than a cheapo poverty pony / aero / psa of today were going for $800-$1000. you could buy two or three saigas in just about any caliber for that price. or like.....12-15 mosins.
ak's SHOULD be more expensive now because psa basically destroyed the ar market. sure you can still spend a lot on a "quality" build but like....is there *really* any point?
imo it's like the "cheap" ak argument. i didn't buy ar's when the cheapest ones were $1k. but at $400? absolutely.
I fail to see your logic on the reasoning AKs should be more expensive. Just because PSA and others flooded the market with ARs doesn't correlate that the price of AKs should go up 3 fold.
When Saigas were coming into the country in the mid 2000s they were like maybe $300 in any caliber. And Then there were Yugos that were 400-500ish. Polish tantils. AMD 65s. Could get an Romanian AK in 22 for like 250. The list goes on and on. Cheep guns. Always have been and still are. Crazy inflated prices is what we are seeing. Some are still imported and some are banned. So I see supply and demand with some. Not the majority.
A stamped metal and riveted amalgamation of metal and wood. The value is not there. There is no reason they are going for the prices they are.