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Ive noticed the substantial price jump on the M&P and i must say im sorely dissapointed in S&W.

I guess they figured out they finnaly made a automatic right and good one to boot. So they have decided to jack to price up. In typical S&W fasion they are going to shoot themselves in the foot.

Im glad I got my M&P when i did.

After thier deal with satan (the clintons) i said id never buy a new S&W but the M&P changed that. Now it looks like ill do back to my Promise and new handguns i buy will be sigarms.

The M&P is an excelelnt handgun but its still not a Sig. The M&P has now been priced higher than some glocks so much for being competive.
 

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I'm not sure where you're seeing these prices but in my local shop they are still priced at $499. If you're looking at S&W's website I wouldn't get all spun up about it because those are MSRP and not what dealers have to charge.
 

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The M&P's are mostly $499 around here too, with the exception of a few dealers selling them at a higher price because the demand for them has been increasing as more data is out about dependability, etc. As always, the law of supply and demand rules all.
 

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Probably just your local dealer trying to cash in on a popular pistol, not S&W. The prices in my area haven't gone up since they first came on the market.
 

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Mr.Smith said:
Im seeing them for 505$ around here they used to be 440$ a few weeks ago.


Maybe because your dealer wants to make a Profit and stay in business!!



Wholesale Price for the base M&P is $425.



Most distributors buy at this price.



Bud's price was a special deal passed to the consumer, but the dealers made money on transfer fees!!



If your dealer was selling at $440, he was making $15 per gun, and that is if he was getting the pistols shipped for free to him. At $505 he's making all of $*0 per pistol, hardly enough of a profit to stay afloat nowdays!!.





S&W had nothing to do with this, the MSRP is still $625, the same MSRP they had last year!





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Mr.Smith said:
Im seeing them for 505$ around here they used to be 440$ a few weeks ago.


Those prices are set by your local dealer(s) and not S&W. More than likely the dealer was having a hard time moving them so he dropped the price to move them and then, once they started to gain popularity, he moved the price to what was more in line with competing dealers.
 

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Here in the Seattle area, they are over $600...not my idea of competative. But I also think the supply here is low, so that might be a reason.
 

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Here in the Seattle area, they are over $600...not my idea of competative. But I also think the supply here is low, so that might be a reason.
In Ohio I just bought Full Size 9mm for $ 399. Now it is off to Burwell Gunsmithing.
 

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Just yesterday, I bought my M&P 40 with night sights for $565. I am happy with the deal.



readyme: That was at Survival Arms in Bellevue. I talked to the owner and worked the price down.
 

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Ok.. people need to stop being jerks about when a PROMOTIONAL SALE ends.



For a while, off and on, dealers who sold 10 guns could get either certificates for S&W product, or a free M&P. Pretty much everyplace took the M&P and either didn't pass the savings on, or split it with the customer. The promotion appears to be off again, so they can't.



When it was new, the street price at a good honest deal was about $447, which at the time was dealer cost plus about 10%.



If you are getting out the door of a brick and mortar operation with an M&P for $550 or less, it's not a bad deal and S&W is not screwing you over.



Both online and locally, the M&P is going for a price that is competitive with a new glock 17 or 22. Which is pretty much where it belongs based on the gun vs. the market. Anything less than that is pretty mucha bonus.
 

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You can get M&P's all day long on gunbroker for less than $450. My local Mom&Pop has them for $550. My limit to buy local is $50 over, so I bought online this time.



What are you, a socialist? My Mom&Pop store probably doesn't get free shipping; and they have rent, utilities, and overhead to pay for.



Capitalism is great. If those M&P's sit for long enough, the price will come down. If the price continues to rise, don't blame Smith or the Dealers. Blame the idiots who are willing to pay.



We have the power. But with that power comes responsibility, we seem to have forgotten that part of the equation. If you're that annoyed by it: have a sit in, start a letter writing campaign, organize a boycott, or start a company which makes a better product for less money (I'd buy from you).
 

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Robert said:
[quote name='readyme']Here in the Seattle area, they are over $600...not my idea of competative. But I also think the supply here is low, so that might be a reason.
In Ohio I just bought Full Size 9mm for $ 399. Now it is off to Burwell Gunsmithing.[/quote]Were did you get that deal?
 

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Bud's has the .40 for $399 (hi capacity mags)



Do you think that the prices will fluctuate more when the .40c and the .45 are in the market?
 
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