Originally Posted by moderatesniper
So we're paying for their licenses? Through the mark up, which includes money for profit and for their licensing of ~$2000 per year? Wouldn't it be easier for everyone to just donate money to our two retailers, say $10-$20 per member per year, an annual fee for age verification, then we wouldn't have prices marked up as much?
Or am I missing something? Obviously retailers need profit, it's not a charity they're organizing, it's a business. But if the community can help pay for retailer's licenses, would that make prices any cheaper? Somebody please correct me
Learn how supply and demand works. Then once you have that figured out take into account retailers of airsoft have a max number of airsoft guns they are allowed in stock which is usually less than demand. You should see where I am going with this.