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Old October 22nd, 2015, 20:26   #1
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Question about prices

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Another newbie question, but could someone explain to me why the hell GBB pistols are almost as much as some AEG's?

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Old October 22nd, 2015, 20:29   #2
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Because you're looking at mid-range or lower end AEG's
Compare low end AEG's to low end pistols, you'll understand.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 20:31   #3
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Because you're looking at mid-range or lower end AEG's
Compare low end AEG's to low end pistols, you'll understand.
Let me add to T.C.

Don't look at stupid places like MilSig for pistol price comparison, they charge 500% mark ups. lol.

P.S. Full Pistol setup, + holster + mags = price of a VFC AEG.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 20:43   #4
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And, if you're looking at brands like western arms, that's an allegedly "high end" brand....or at least priced like a high end brand....
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 20:47   #5
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Size is not indicative of how hard something is to manufacture, and that is what usually dictates price.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 21:17   #6
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pistols are expensive in Canada...
they so much cheaper in the states..but you can't legally import them because of their FPS rating XD

I bought my KJW M9 for $110 new and a $36 mag...ended up with $175 because of shipping...shipping is also expensive in Canada as well..

wanted to switch to a glock for awhile now, but the price tag is like NOOooo. around 200
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pistols are expensive in Canada...
they so much cheaper in the states..but you can't legally import them because of their FPS rating XD

I bought my KJW M9 for $110 new and a $36 mag...ended up with $175 because of shipping...shipping is also expensive in Canada as well..

wanted to switch to a glock for awhile now, but the price tag is like NOOooo. around 200
Shipping in Canada is dumb. It costed me $25 to ship something to NY, and $8 to have it sent back. It is literally cheaper for someone to ship me something from NY than for me to ship something to myself.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 22:39   #8
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There are far more manufacturers of AEGs and that's where the biggest market competition is. Besides, the basic Tokyo Marui model of AEG has been around a long time. Pistols are a little more intricate and have fewer good manufacturers.
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Shipping in Canada is dumb. It costed me $25 to ship something to NY, and $8 to have it sent back. It is literally cheaper for someone to ship me something from NY than for me to ship something to myself.
lol... the best is shipping to Asia... explain to me how it costs someone in HK $5 to ship something to me but $40 to ship it back to him?
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lol... the best is shipping to Asia... explain to me how it costs someone in HK $5 to ship something to me but $40 to ship it back to him?
EMS/BOAT, You don't have that luxury with CP/UPS/FEDEX.
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lol... the best is shipping to Asia... explain to me how it costs someone in HK $5 to ship something to me but $40 to ship it back to him?
they are super slow...it takes like 2-3 month sometimes...and they probably go on super freighters that brings TONS of stuff over..

where as we probably don't export enough to have that advantage..

but for us to compare to USA, our shipping is ridiculous...I'm guessing our infrastructure is worse? idk...

anyway...pistols are about right when you compare to AEGs. Usually it seems it's around $100 difference between USA and Canada for AEG, which is pretty true for pistols as well...so..probably because import tax?
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 15:55   #12
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You folks do know that large companies & associations have negotiated bulk freight rates?

So when eHobby ships their rate is based on their traffic vs. yours which is just one.

The bigger you are the better your deal is.
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