Lincoln Arms wrote:
Hope you didn't have to over pay.
I wanted to pay $300, but I paid $400, which stings, but not nearly as much as paying $500 on GunBroker.
I guess, if you wanna play, you gotta pay.
Any time Kel-Tec firearms are mentioned online, there is an inevitable bashing because they're unavailable at any reasonable price. It's the down side of market economics. When the supply doesn't meet demand, the price adjusts upward until the supply and demand equilibrium is restored.
Many gun manufacturers don't have much inventory lately and as gun sales ramp up again (it tracks elections in the US), the manufacturers have long lead time back orders. Kel-Tec never had inventories. They've always shipped stuff as fast as they could make it, and everything is always back ordered. It's a good problem to have as a manufacturer. It's not such a good problem for distributors, dealers, or customers.
Kel-Tec is slowly ramping up production, probably because of all of the complaints they get at SHOT Show and the calls and emails they receive. It's still not fast enough to catch up to the increasing demand. I think they're hoping not to fall farther behind the supply/demand curve.