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Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
I have noticed a local FFL that is a dealer for SIG say that he is out of SIG 716 rifles and then I saw that he put one on one of the gun auction sites for an opening bid of $700 more than the MSRP. Has anyone else noticed other FFLs doing this? By taking advantage of the demand by taking supply from their local customers and supplying to the national auction market they are certainly fulfilling an economic function but they are also doing their local clientele a disservice. Comments? Reports?
Local bookstores, just as one example, are closing in droves because everyone can get a hefty discount at amazon. Competing with online for brick & mortar stores that have to pay retail rents and hire employees to staff the place is an increasingly risky business. Going online may be the only way he can survive.