Originally Posted by beta678
Most of the East coast guys here have access to more stores and better local pricing than us guys on the West coast. The mark up here is pretty significant, and selection somewhat limited, so I often end up ordering parts/gear from Asia or the States.
I'd like to support local stores like APS, Trigger and Milsig (Warface is shit and I won't shop at Velocity based on principal) but they're not at all competitive price wise. Hell, even the "deals" I get from some of the people I know in the local airsoft industry aren't really worth considering. My money goes to whoever can get me what I need/want at the best price, that and the local stores can make do with all the balling main landers in Richmond.
Looks like we feel almost the same way lol..
ridiculous mark ups loses business..although I'm guessing it's because the importation fee is up there somewhere..
Funny I barely run into any good deals on local craigslist either for airsoft things..sometimes the prices are even bolder than airsoft stores LOL. When I wonder where these ridiculous prices come from, I just look at the local airsoft shops and go like..oh..I see why it's so high..cause people bought it hella expensive here..