Originally Posted by Andocommando
This is a used b/s/t market. I can list it for what ever I want. Thanks and if you don't like it leave the thread. I've been selling on here much longer than alll of you complaining about the price
As someone who has been an active seller here for as long as you have, you won't mind a little clarity cast on the real value of this gun.
Metadyne pump gun presale price, no barrel: $175 (though the unanodized guns were a little cheaper IIRC, I only remember the price of the blue option, as that is what I bought)
Open class adapter piece: $20
You did mention that the gun will come with a barrel, though you did not specify which one. Giving you the best case scenario, we'll tack on $90 for the DW Fibur. That gives you a total price of...
If someone feels that they want to pay the $515 premium to own this gun right now, more power to them. Note: prices listed are from the pre-January sale, OP may have jumped in on the pre-order later, bumping the cost up by ~$100.
And yes, these guns are having issues, mine included. Below is a link to the page on MCB detailing the ongoing problems. I have every reason to believe that Metadyne will correct these issues and get the gun in pristine condition, but you will have to contact them directly to find out if the warranty is transferable. As a side note, the gun DOES have incredible ergonomics, and with the thumb paddles (which I actually do not see in the pictures here), the pump stroke is really nice.
Metadyne Thumper pump problems
Edit: do not expect a 6 month wait for another run of these; once all the kinks are worked out they should be rolling these off the production line on a regular basis.