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Old January 30th, 2014, 18:17   #70
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Originally Posted by Drake View Post
That pretty much is the truth now, unfortunately. Except not even $590.

I remember "back in the day" (circa 2001) when a plastic TM AEG would run about $650 in Canada. People were willing to pay that.

Now people scoff at paying more than $400 for anything.

And its not just Canada, players everywhere seem to be after bargain basement pricing, quality be damned. And unfortunately, manufacturers are there to fill demand and turn a profit. They could just as easily be making CNC'd 6061-T6 guns, but they would turn into unsold inventory, so they don't.
Seems true, however I might be totally in the wrong but I think the Pot Metal vs CNC'd aspect of it all is not advertised anywhere. What I mean is that you can't really tell on a manuf. or retailer site if it's one or the other, so people (I think) tend to overlook this "feature" when shopping and comparing.
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Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle View Post
Real life comparison,

GBBR- bang bang -- Giggle

AEG-- merrrzip merrzip -- meh
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