I've seen price gouging...

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by John Ryder, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. John Ryder

    John Ryder Well-Known Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    but this is crazy. I guess I'm in one of my moods and can't help but to rabble.

    I remember reading somewhere about Nighthawks going up in price shortly after Wilson, but I never paid anymore attention. I looked at NH's site and they are charging $600 for Diamond Black/Ionbond...last I looked it was still around $350 through other vendors. I see the markup on Hard Chrome is just as bad at $425 when they were charging $325, I think. They charged me $300 for DB/IB when I ordered a pistol from them last year, I don't see how in the hell it doubles in price in less than a year. http://www.nighthawkcustom.com/CustomUpgrades.aspx

    I have to laugh at charging $80 for a 10-8 rear sight too - http://www.nighthawkcustom.com/detail.aspx?ID=69

    I guess NH is another builder to put on my do not buy from list, which is growing large these days.


    End rant.
     
  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Hmmmmmmm, interesting.
     

  3. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    wow!!!!

    even though they were on my DNB list, this just enforces it.
     
  4. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011

    You know,I never really have considered NH for a 1911 "investment" (hell,let's be honest,a shooter) for a LONG time.

    I always felt they priced themselves too high,but with this,they are beyond my wants,and needs in a semi custom 1911.


    DAT85
     
  5. ajstrider

    ajstrider Active Member

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    Sep 15, 2011
    Well, these guys have a 6 month backlog right now, so I guess they figure they can charge more, people keep on buying them, so why not?
     
  6. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Nighthawk priced themselves out of competativeness in my book the last round of price hikes. Now even more?
     
  7. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Yep,.....I think I'd buy a Fusion before a Night Hawk!:wink:
     
  8. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    That is straight up ridiculous... I love my Nighthawk pistols, and am glad I got them before any of the price hikes - but with pricing like this, i won't buy another.
     
  9. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    They rank as high on will DNB list as Wilson now. Wilson is still #1 on that list, even tho NH is a very very close second.
     
  10. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Daaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmnnnnn
     
  11. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Bad thing is, if you buy a Fusion, you might end up actually getting a Nighthawk! :rofl2:
     
  12. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    OUCH!!!!

    DAT85
     
  13. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
  14. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    True dat! :bolt:
     
  15. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Aug 18, 2011
    That's crazy. Ionbond cost me $350, and that was done at the facility in North Carolina. No way would I spend the money on a NHC. There are just too many other, IMO better, options available.
     
  16. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    ...or a Kel-Tec. :pound:
     
  17. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    This is very true!
     
  18. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I agree.
     
  19. paid4c4

    paid4c4 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 26, 2011
    Supply and demand will work, when the supply becomes so over priced that those of us who enjoy and collect 1911's stop buying them the price will come down. NH was already out of the running for consideration for me even though they make a good product. To invest that much I'll buy a Wilson Combat, but that's just MHO.
    Bill
     
  20. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    I love the way this thing looks but that price is nuts.
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