August 10, 2017 at 6:16 am #270667
I’m pleased you spoke up. I never thought of the taxes and labor rates in Sweden.
AGN? …oh the Yellow forum; OK.
OK, what do you consider “the good stuff?” (Honestly, I’m trying to learn what I don’t know. That’s challenging when you don’t know which questions to ask.)
I have always thought that many airguns are over priced, but that’s what they seem to cost. If you want a chocolate shake, pay for a chocolate shake.
R, SteveAugust 10, 2017 at 8:37 am #270668
Quote from Blackpool Air Rifles website (FX Streamline):
“We received our first batch recently and the finish and fit was terrible so they have all gone back . We may stock them again but due to the constant issues with FX products its unlikely we will bother.”
Impact not sold either.August 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm #270669
That makes sense. Matt Dubber in South Africa stated in his review that the Streamline’s “lower” cost is due to changes in the production/assembly techniques (obviously not good changes). You get what you pay for. $1000 just isn’t enough money to get good fit and finish. Go figure. It’s refreshing to see a retailer who will not stick us with garbage that needs to be returned. Good for BAR.
Clearly the reviewers get specially assembled and tuned guns. Again, go figure.
SteveAugust 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm #270825krisParticipant
“Crown” is the currency in Sweden, you see
that is where the name is coming from. It took my both degrees to figure it out
:rofl:August 23, 2017 at 4:48 am #270933quote SteveinLA:
Companies like Air Arms and Weihrauch can make very well finished PCPs for under 1000$ even though they have their factories in Europe. Labor costs in Sweden are not that different from labor costs in Germany or UK.August 23, 2017 at 4:54 am #270934
So what rkr, they are just price gouging us? (I think that’s what you said earlier, but it’s been a few days since I read the thread.)August 23, 2017 at 7:22 am #270935quote SteveinLA:
Considering that FX .30 boss costs 1200$ in Sweden and 1750$ in US – there might be something in it. The same company presents Weichrauch – cheapest one at 1150$ while you can buy a cheap HW100 for around 800$ in Germany. The formula seems to be – add 50% to the price in Europe and take off 50$. Considering that VAT from EU prices is returned when exported out of EU and they include margin for EU dealers I’d say certain company has very nice margins.August 23, 2017 at 1:41 pm #270936
OK, so what’s your answer?
I have two AirArms guns. The first I bought used…it was a great deal that I just couldn’t pass up. The second was a good deal also. PA advertised it as a refurb with $200 off. I placed it in my cart trying to see what was wrong with it. Several days later they sent me a notice that if I bought it right now they’d take another 10% off. That didn’t work so I called PA and they told me that they don’t discount AA guns. Then I kept getting the 10% off if you buy it now emails. So, I called to complain about the fraudulent emails; I just wanted them stop the emails. However, one of the managers offered me the gun, (a .22 S 510 carbine with a walnut sporter stock), for $980…retail was $1300 at the time. I asked what was wrong with it and he told me it had been returned and probably had a few scratches. When I got it, I couldn’t find a scratch on it anywhere. happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me!!! It’s a beautiful gun that shoots straight. I know PA still made a respectable profit on it, or they wouldn’t have sold it like that.
The point being, be patient and buy them at the right price…errr, at a better price.
SteveSeptember 19, 2017 at 7:32 am #271348leadbetterParticipantquote BentSkirt:
NeatJanuary 17, 2018 at 4:49 pm #273875dan-hParticipant
so much for buying and expensive FX …after reading this thread – I think I will stick to my mrod/hatsan diabolo guns that are tac drivers any way :rofl:January 18, 2018 at 5:57 am #273889irideParticipant
You guys need to look at the Cricket, Veteran over on TAG,
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