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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:26 pm 
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globalstar66 wrote:
Wow - It seems I am offending you by my own personal views.... I am sorry about that.

I am not against the new rifle at all - I actually liked my EV at the price I paid. I am merely wondering how well it would sell at GBP1500 - a 45% price increase from it's previous rifle. I wonder how you would react if Dodge announced a new RAM truck but at a 45% price increase. In fact, my last EV I paid only GBP909 for - so this GBP1500 would be a 65% increase in price in 2.5 years.

The Steyr's at GBP1550 have a hard time selling in the UK and in SA (and from the info I have from the Steyr factory, they don't sell in huge numbers in Canada either) - so I'm just predicting that an AA at GBP1500 would not sell that well either. There seems to be a serious "barrier" when an airgun approaches $3000+ in a lot of countries. In Germany where rifles and accessories are pretty expensive anyway, these higher priced rifles sell well.

Anyway, I don't want to argue with anyone - I am merely expressing MY opinion. If it's offensive, I will refrain in future from making comments. Sorry. :)

I am not offended in any way, that was just feeling I got from your posts seemed odd to state things in such a way, as if to say "how dare Air Arms ask for $3000 for a rifle" when we don't even know what it is yet, haven't seen a wink of it.

Who knows, maybe it will be great maybe it will be crap. Just seems premature to be making guesses that it wont sell because of it price when we have no idea what it is like yet...

Difference of opinion doesn't have to be an argument, forums are about information, the more opinions the more info generated... :drinkers:

"Are you guys silly? I'm still gonna send it..."

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Realistically, Air Arms can ask whatever price they want for the new rifle. Just the same as any product. The market will decide exactly what the new rifle is worth, to the penny.

I, like Mac, came close to buying an EV2 18 months ago after talking with my buddy in the UK who is very much into the FT scene. I had called him to ask him to look out for a Ripley for me and he told me that "all the top FT guys are shooting either EV's or Steyrs in the UK". At that I gave the EV2 another look.

There's little point in speculating how the rifle will sell (and even less point in falling out over it IMHO :D ) until we have even seen the think.

I, for one am REALLY excited at the prospect of any new FT rifles.

DaveD :D


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