Originally Posted by ouch
Ruger doesn't sell to dealers they sell to wholesalers. Pretty much a dealer has to pay what the wholesaler charges. The bigger wholesaler gets the weapons and the smaller ones don't when a shortage is occurring. Our system rewards those who have the means to pay for what society has to offer.
Before blaming Ruger for price gouging (are you?), .
Ya know, nearly everyone on this thread understands what I'm saying in my post except you. I wonder why that is...just a statement; not a question.
Ruger establishes the MSRP not the distributor and not the dealer. Normally when a dealer gets a break from a distributor, he can pass it on to the consumer if he wants. Seldom will a consumer actually pay MSRP. Therefore, since Ruger has upped its designated MSRP, they have, in yurn, raised the distributor's cost and thus the dealer...Ruger, not the distributor or dealer, are guilty of jacking up probable prices by the increase in the MSRP...yes, they're gouging.