Originally Posted by surebet
Likewise. Not too long ago, prices were signficantly lower.
The legit retailers/importers mostly collapsed, leaving two behind. Without greater competition to keep prices down, the average asking price of an AEG/GBB skyrocketed.
However, the "grey" import market has started to flourish in response to the higher prices on traditional airsoft models. "chinasoft" or "ACM" airsoft rifles have begun to flood the buy and sell here on the boards, resulting in the bottom falling out of the used airsoft market.
This means that while the price for a shiny new TM M4 might be insane, you can pick up a used one for dirt cheap. A boone for players who are proficient at servicing guns.