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Thread: Trends In Sales

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    Trends In Sales

    Wondering how many are interested in sales trends and what is and is not moving in the markets.

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    I voted yes......but it only matters to the extent of how much has the pistol I want.....gone up.

    It seems like everything that I have bought recently and everything that I am going to buy has disappeared and has gone up in price.

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    Nope, don't really care about the trends. I never was one to follow the crowd.

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    I don't care about the trends because I want to follow them. I follow them because I'm interested in economics and sociology. Sales of any piece of merchandise are interesting in their impact on sociological events.

    Guns are particularly interesting, because sales of them are often directly related to certain economic or sociological trends. When things like elections and political spinning can affect direct sales it is interesting. Most sale items are not directly impacted by a given political environment.

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    I definitely care about the trends. In a down economy, many guns have appreciated in value and continue to rise on Obama speculation. I've purchased new, shot and then consigned a number of guns with little or no monetary loss. It's like renting with an option to buy. It's good to keep up on this trend so I'm not stuck holding a devalued inventory of guns I might want to trade at some point.

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    Never have cared. I set my own trends and what works for me best, when I can afford it. All the panic buying and other "crazy" behavior only feeds the trolls that will end up twisting the data into statistics to further reduce our freedoms and increase the tactical leverage of criminals.

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    I'm not a crowd follower, either. (check my signature) I rather enjoy being the black sheep.
    Besides, if people think you may be a lttle crazy, they're less apt to mess with you. lol.

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    I buy what I want and sometimes I buy what I need.

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    I don't really care because I don't sell my guns. I buy them and just add to my collection from time to time.

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    I think that the recent gun buying rush is nothing more than a truly unsupported fear, by a lot of people that do not have a clear understanding of what is really going on in the world around us. I mean I want to have my rights protected just as much as anyone on this forum. But I think the general publics idea of "revolutionary uprising" as I heard one fellow say at a local firing range, trying to purchase a weapon that there is no way in the world 75% of the people that have purchase weapons in the last 2 months have enough sense to really even own one.
    I also think it is absurd how much some of the gun dealers are trying to raise prices through the roof due to the fact of the overwhelming demand trend

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    I voted no, the only sales trend I need to be interested in is the product that pays my bills. Tires and Dishwashers. I do not sell my guns I just semi retire them. My kids will sell them to pay for the nursing home they choose for me.( hope its a nice one)

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    funkypunk97: I agree with you
    just interested in the data of what is going on
    i do not buy based on the trends and besides -
    the way the ATF releases their data it is not possible to trend a specific model - only caliber and manufacturer

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    funkypunk97: I agree with you
    just interested in the data of what is going on
    i do not buy based on the trends and besides -
    the way the ATF releases their data it is not possible to trend a specific model - only caliber and manufacturer
    Yeah exactly....... I never panic buy or buy or sell based on trends generally. I don't think I've ever followed a trend in my life....

    But I'm always interested in the data just to learn.....

    As I said, guns sales are related to economics and sociology...two things I like to study.... and since I like guns and own them I will always learn what I can.....

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