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Old February 11th, 2014, 13:52   #76
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Was talking to Droc about this the other day; when we had a look at prices now versus when we got into the sport. Shit if we spent the money we did back then today, you'd think my house was an armory for SGC or something.

I remember when a CA 249 was a STEAL at only $1200. Now I see them at the $300 used in good condition area and I can't help but think "You know, if I wanted to play again I might just that... couple of box mags, a few old AR mags still kicking around here... fuckin' rock the heavy spot all day..."
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Old February 11th, 2014, 16:02   #77
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How much money have you thrown into airsoft?

I'm pleased to say I've spent less than $500. With each airsoft I've purcahsed, I've found someone else willing to pay more than I did, or trade something I love for something I adore. My latest is a closed We Scar L with two mags, and I traded an open G39C to get it.
I'm poor, but honest; both traders are very happy!
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Old February 11th, 2014, 16:11   #78
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Was talking to Droc about this the other day; when we had a look at prices now versus when we got into the sport. Shit if we spent the money we did back then today, you'd think my house was an armory for SGC or something.

I remember when a CA 249 was a STEAL at only $1200. Now I see them at the $300 used in good condition area and I can't help but think "You know, if I wanted to play again I might just that... couple of box mags, a few old AR mags still kicking around here... fuckin' rock the heavy spot all day..."
Yep a ton of people had their investment portfolio wiped out the day the sky didn't fall.

You still see them in the classifieds; 40 bumps later.
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Old February 11th, 2014, 16:30   #79
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IR Lazer - $3500
Night Vision - $1400 (cheap)
You're going to want to flip those prices, a Class 1 IR laser can go for about $700, and a PVS 14 is around 2800-4000 depending on age, quality, model. + mounting solution is around another 1000.

Skimping on the glass and investing on the laser means the other guys will see you before you see them. Better to see everything and not be able to hit it, than to have the means without the way.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 18:28   #80
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Oh shit ... $ 5000 in the year of 2013..
2014 ?????:kill:
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Old February 20th, 2014, 20:37   #81
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IR Lazer - $3500
Night Vision - $1400 (cheap)



Shelledpants is right, decent lasers are nowhere near that depending on what you're after, you can get OTAL and ITAL in Canada for $700-$800 brand new. You can also get D-BAL, but I'm not sure of the price as I'm not considering them.

The NV is a little trickier unless you want that older gen garbage being peddled by Scoutbasecamp but still do-able but prices vary.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 22:52   #82
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More than necessary, not as much as I'd like too! Prob spent a bit over $3000, but sold off stuff over time to get back about $1000. Like any hobby it costs money, doesn't have to be what most of us put into it but I personally like to change things up game to game and like having spares for new guys to try out, (they usually end up buying either one of mine or a brand new gun shortly after trying it out). There are a few guns I'd like but they just wouldn't be effective for our style of game or no better than what i've got, just different.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 23:15   #83
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I'm a gear whore, and in my first year alone (2013) I've spent close to $3000... Don't mention that to my parents & girlfriend.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 00:21   #84
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There are just some things that aren't worth buying replica. That being said, what is up with people buying "pretend" items for just the look? Heavier isn't better, this is still a competitive game. Oh yeah, I'm not talking replica items, that do a lesser version of the same job, I'm talking strictly about things like a night vision shaped paper weight, and things like that. Or even a real steel item, like a cooker or something. You don't use it, it just makes you slower. I guess you'll look like a real, albeit out of shape, Ranger or whatever while you carrying it.
I am completely with you on this.
My main one being the guys that buy the real Ballistic helmets etc, I just cant fathom the sense.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 00:25   #85
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You guys just forgot something critical: airsoft is a fashion show for men. It's not because it's unnecessary that it's not something we want anyway.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 14:09   #86
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I'll be over 18g in 14 months and not including gas, bbs, or cost of games, the only things I don't have from when I started are an Acog and a black dump pouch. Other wise I have 13 guns 3 full sets of gear, enough Magpul shit to make Travis Haley or Chris Costa jealous if they played airsoft and mags out the ass. To put it in perspective I have a grand in vector mags And bout 600-700 in aeg pmags alone.If it wasn't for Airsoft and the 4 times I got hammered at the strippers my truck would have been paid off 4 months ago. Point of that story... Don't go to the stripper buy Airsoft shit instead!

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Old February 22nd, 2014, 14:14   #87
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managed to blow about $1500 just this week...
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The apartment I am in right now costs $100 a month.
My average spending on food per day is less than $4.
My airsoft spending in the last month and a half has totaled over $1400.
They're called priorities. Get yourself some.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 14:55   #88
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managed to blow about $1500 just this week...
Yeah haha it's not hard.
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