Originally Posted by Primus
LOL! I always bust out laughing when I hear that bullshit line about import/brokerage fees being the sole reason why we're paying through the roof for our airsoft stuff. While it does add to the cost of it it does not explain the extra hundreds of dollars being tacked on.
But seeing as only a few key players hold the ability to do the importing we have to bend over and take it with a smile. So with that in mind do you really think they would lower their prices because our loonie is stronger???
I bust out laughing when I realize that 6 years ago, many of us were happy paying $700 for a Marui gun because it meant we got to play airsoft. I also bust out laughing when people think they deserve a deal at the expense of the business owner, who they feel doesn't have the right to make a profit on his goods. I want a new Toyota FJ, but if I walk into a dealership and demand that I only pay $23K for one because the dollar is so high and the dealer should take a loss on his profit margin to cut me a deal, I'm gonna get laughed off the showroom floor.
Grey has it right; you have 3 choices. If you don't like the price, don't buy it - no one's holding a gun to your head. You could also get a license and broker and start importing for yourself and your friends. Alternately, you could move to a place where airsoft is cheaper.