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Old September 30th, 2007, 17:31   #1
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Will Airsoft prices drop, our doller is on Par?

Ok Our doller is ether on par or a sliver lower then the american doller. When Are we going to get a break on airsoft. I mean to charge us 300 dollers more then the americans have to pay is sad. 150 more is exeptable but not 300.

http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi

And that hole " We are paying for there Props license " With lower prices more perchases can be made and in the long run more money for there license. Were one person can only afford one gun a year, now with lower prices they can aford two or more and might be buying alot more within the year. Insted of having to wait a year just to buy one gun they can save up and buy many throughout the year. See more money for there license.

Now I know im going to be flamed about this but that just means this thred isent for that person. This thred is for people like minded wanting to talk about the topic.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 17:47   #2
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Supply and demand. If Canada had a huge supply of airsoft then prices would drop for sure.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 18:05   #3
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Good point.

so when I ask " Why not invest in a store front and get more suplie " people tell me there is not enough demand. Yet Ive talked with alot of people in person, ive even gone to almost every store in toronto that sells bb guns and the truth is the demand is there. But where is the suplie?

Why would companies like crossman still be around if there wassent a demand for Pellet/bb guns?

Thank you for your reply Syn.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 18:07   #4
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Good point.



Why would companies like crossman still be around if there wassent a demand for Pellet/bb guns?

We don't really deal with crossman stuff here. The demand for them falls into the 16 year old white boy in the suburbs demographic.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 18:17   #5
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im so jealous of the united states. now that our dollar is the same as there, i can get a VFC HK 416 for 450, but because this is canada, it would cost me over 1000 =(. At least i can't be blamed, i vote conservative =P
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Old September 30th, 2007, 18:18   #6
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Yes I was just saying there is a demand becuse those 16 year olds will soon be 18 and would like to own Airsoft. And most 18 year olds in the 1990's would love to own airsoft now. I dident even know airsoft existed untill 2003. And I have owned alot of CT bb guns.

MY point was there is demand. The sterotype that crossman is only wanted by 16 year olds is not part of it.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 18:19   #7
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I was under the impression that in order to maintain a decent profit margin, airsoft retailers in Canada have to juice the prices a bit. From what I hear, it's very expensive to acquire the proper licenses and paperwork to import airsoft rifles and pistols, seeing as they fall under the replica firearm category.

Something like that...
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Old September 30th, 2007, 18:25   #8
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Actually, I have a friend in the process of attempting to start up his own airsoft business. He says the liscense will only cost him about a grand and 500 each year, and that he could still make a pretty decent profit charging lower prices then 007 and A&A.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 19:28   #9
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its not just the license that cost's money. Your store must also meet the requirements as far as security and the like as well as insurance for said store. So the license is only a small part of the operating cost. If it was easy to do there would be stores everywhere. Unlike the US, we (government) in Canada are not as quick to let someone open up a store that has anything to do with guns of any form. Especially with the anti gun liberals running around.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 19:40   #10
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Actually, I have a friend in the process of attempting to start up his own airsoft business. He says the liscense will only cost him about a grand and 500 each year, and that he could still make a pretty decent profit charging lower prices then 007 and A&A.
Can't wait for your friends store to open then.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 19:47   #11
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its not just the license that cost's money. Your store must also meet the requirements as far as security and the like as well as insurance for said store. So the license is only a small part of the operating cost. If it was easy to do there would be stores everywhere. Unlike the US, we (government) in Canada are not as quick to let someone open up a store that has anything to do with guns of any form. Especially with the anti gun liberals running around.
This is one determined guy. It's either that, or he wants to join the military. And he likes airsoft more then Afganistan.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 19:48   #12
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Hey +1 to him if he can do it.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 19:49   #13
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Walk down young st. in Toronto. There are stores galor that sell bb guns in them. So Sell some T shirts, call your store a clothing store and sell Airsoft secondary. Bam your just like everyother bb gun store in toronto only you have a better product and you will get alot more buisness.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 20:22   #14
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Amano, you got your hands on the folding stock for the SPAS-12? NICE!
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Old September 30th, 2007, 20:24   #15
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Yeah it was a pain in the butt too. Looked online and emailed so many retailers all didn't have it in stock. Was lucky that someone saw my thread and messaged me, so I bought it. Feels really nice with the stock.
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