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Old 05-02-2019, 08:20 PM   #1
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What is the markup on kimber firearms

I just bought a kimber evo sp cdp on gb for $660. The msrp was $949. Does the dealer really make any money on a deal like that. Just curious as what the markup was.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:55 PM   #2
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You would have to know the actual cost per unit to manufacture. You know the MSRP and what the GunBroker dealer sold it for.
No idea what the markup is, I would say it varies per dealer.
I know if you price a Kimber at Bass Pro, Cabala's, Sportsman Warehouse, etc. the price will be right on MSRP, I have even seen amount a couple dollars over MSRP.
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I purchased a 10mm Eclipse on gunbroker last year for $800.00 with no reserve. The owner of the gun shop I frequent said that his cost was more than $800 and the dealer I bought it from lost money. He also said to the best of his knowledge all dealers pay the same price to Kimber so their profit margins are based off what they sell to end user.
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[QUOTE=Mini Me;918348]I purchased a 10mm Eclipse on gunbroker last year for $800.00 with no reserve. The owner of the gun shop I frequent said that his cost was more than $800 and the dealer I bought it from lost money. He also said to the best of his knowledge all dealers pay the same price to Kimber so their profit margins are based off what they sell to end user.[/

Before I buy a new gun I ask my FFL if he can meet my best price or come close and he looks up the gun I want and usually he says he canít even buy it for the price I found. He has even shown me his price on the computer.
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I have run a small business for many years. Contrary to popular perception, the lowest margins tend to be on the biggest ticket items. MSRP is kind of a fantasy land, but at $660 I would expect that dealer was very close to cost.
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Before I buy a new gun I ask my FFL if he can meet my best price or come close and he looks up the gun I want and usually he says he canít even buy it for the price I found. He has even shown me his price on the computer.
Yup, me too. I guess dealers that buy boxcar loads of a gunmaker's product get special pricing.
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To be a Kimber stocking dealer, you have to buy a minimum $$$$ amount of them for your stock. It is a number too rich for my LGS. I'd assume stocking dealers get decent wholesale prices from Kimber....better prices as the amount they agree to stock goes up. That's the reality of most businesses.
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And that's why Amazon consistently undercuts your local Mom & Pop's.
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My LGS that they had have a $5000 order before they can order from Kimber.
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It's whatever the market will bear...
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