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Old May 5th, 2010, 17:25   #46
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I think that if prices were lower demand would be higher, no doubt I'd already own a dozen AEG's if I was paying US pricing at Canadian dollars! That does of course open Airsoft to the young, stupid, and horribly immature. So long community, hello daycare/romper room
I don't want to see a bunch of retarded kids acting like morons at FR <-- (kitchener local field).
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Old May 5th, 2010, 17:39   #47
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That's 1-2% of the world population.
Approximately 1.26% of the worlds population.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 02:29   #48
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I think that if prices were lower demand would be higher, no doubt I'd already own a dozen AEG's if I was paying US pricing at Canadian dollars! That does of course open Airsoft to the young, stupid, and horribly immature. So long community, hello daycare/romper room
I don't want to see a bunch of retarded kids acting like morons at FR <-- (kitchener local field).

The young and stupid as per current situation would still be over 18. It would open the hobby to a lot more people though who previously cant afford to spend 500-1000 bucks on a gun alone. It would be nice to see people being able to afford whatever model they fancy instead of having to make do with a 2nd hand AEG which sells more than the price of a brand new one across the border.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 02:52   #49
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I think at first demand would be very high if prices went down, but after awhile, demand would go down, and prices would go back up. I agree they are at an artificial high right now, and the price would go down some, but I don't think things will change much until the problems with importation get sorted out. It's not the dealers'/sellers' fault for the high prices... Also notice that demand is not one to one, and not linear for that matter. If you raise demand by 10%, the number you sell is not reduced by 10%. If the price drops by 50%, your aren't only 2 times more likely to buy something.. it's probably closer to 5-10x more likely. One thing sellers could do is have people pay up front, and after the order gets large enough, buy in more volume. Once they get a reputation, prices will go down and selection will go up imo. It might take longer to get enough people in the "pool" but you'll be able to get what you want, and for cheaper. I'm not sure if people already do this, but I think it's one way to make things better.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 03:19   #50
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One more thing is that the more people you get into the hobby the better it is for the sport.

Ex. Philippines
It used to be a really expensive sport during the gas gun days then came the TM which was pretty expensive too now that they have china made guns it just got lots of people into the sport now you see politicians, police and military playing and hosting tourneys. Tough to think that it was once deemed illegal to own one until the police caved in due to sheer numbers and made registration possible.

Same with indonesia where airsoft is just taking off. Do you think UK would have done well if they didnt have the multitude off people pushing for airsoft to become acceptable? Remember that this game is more fun with more people.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 03:28   #51
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I don't see anything wrong with the way things are now

I can buy any gun I want, provided I have enough money and patience

I have multiple games to go to every weekend

I meet plenty of good people for the most part at games

What's the problem now? not enough people?

not enough cheap ass people with fleeting interest in the sport to come to games with their hi-caps and hoody's to gay-up the game for me and the other real airsoft enthusiasts

people that find paintball too expensive because they have to buy paint, so they switch to airsoft to get their shoot 'em up fix

Kidiots on the field annoying me with their whiny voices
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Old May 6th, 2010, 04:00   #52
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One more thing is that the more people you get into the hobby the better it is for the sport.

Ex. Philippines
It used to be a really expensive sport during the gas gun days then came the TM which was pretty expensive too now that they have china made guns it just got lots of people into the sport now you see politicians, police and military playing and hosting tourneys. Tough to think that it was once deemed illegal to own one until the police caved in due to sheer numbers and made registration possible.

Same with indonesia where airsoft is just taking off. Do you think UK would have done well if they didnt have the multitude off people pushing for airsoft to become acceptable? Remember that this game is more fun with more people.
You are comparing Phillipines and Indonesia to Canada, I don't know if you know this but Canada as liberal as we think we are the general public are not ready to accept shooting hobby as mainstream there are a lot of anti gun within our society. I can get my guns anytime if the cost and commitment help deters the ex-paintball kids from switching is fine by me, as it is there are way too many idiots in this hobby to sink us with their stupidity. If you look at all the bullshit stuff they posted on you tube you too will cringe with disgust.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 04:02   #53
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You are comparing Phillipines and Indonesia to Canada, I don't know if you know this but Canada as liberal as we think we are the general public are not ready to accept shooting hobby as mainstream there are a lot of anti gun within our society.
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Going into a mall in Manila PH, there are 2 lines for men and women to be searched and a sign that says "All firearms must be checked in with security - Management"

I doubt I will never see anything like this in Canada, at least not in my lifetime.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 04:13   #54
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An interesting view indeed, wanting to get airsoft as expensive as possible to separate "the real airsoft enthusiast" from the Wannabe. Well I guess there is nothing wrong with that and if thats what most think then airsoft prices in Canada is where its supposed to be.
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