There is a very big difference in 'letting the market decide' and "price gouging".I wouldn't knock on the man for gouging if thats what people are willing to pay right now in a panic.
Bingo. We're capitalists here, not communists or socialists, eh Tovarisch?The man just has a price he's willing to let something go on, you know you do have the option NOT to buy it right?
Well, I'm not in the market for anything at this time, so I guess I'm 'whining' to a different tune. . .Bingo. We're capitalists here, not communists or socialists, eh Tovarisch?
To me, the people whinng about gouging are the folks that have waited until the last minute to buy, and think that they should cost the same as they did prior to the panic.
Isn't that what I just said in my previous post?If someone offered me 5x what I paid for any of my black rifles, they'd go in a second.
If people are paying $2k for them, that's what the market is. If I should decide to sell, say, my Maadi, why I should not try and get top dollar for it, and list it for 2k?
Anyone with a modest understanding of economics and free markets knows that there is no such thing as gouging.
Not all the time, I've listed $500 rifles for $2000 before, but thats when the wife is yelling you have too many guns...put some of them up for sale......sure hunny