My buddy and I have been looking at auto skeet throwers to use out in the pasture. After quite a bit of research, we found that we'd need to budget around ~$300
We went over to Academy, and started looking at the selection. I found a Champion that was exactly what we were looking for, and was $299. As I reached down to grab it off of the shelf, my buddy stops me and points up to another auto-thrower on the top shelf that was out of reach. I hadn't seen the model before, so I was clueless on price. We asked someone to come over and price check it for us.
Expecting a $300-400 price tag, we walked over to the gun counter to have the guy scan it.Rang up $40.48
I thought surely it was a mistake, and asked the guy "Are you sure? These are usually a couple hundred dollars at least". After saying that, I figured he would correct himself, but sure enough, it popped up $40.48 in the system, and he said that was right...so we checked out and ran! lol
I looked up the model when I got home, and it sells from $299 - $399 at Bass Pro & Cabelas.
Now I gotta figure out what to do with the rest of the cash I have burning a hole in my pocket!
Update - turns out it was an accidental delivery to academy, which the manufacturer never sent shipping info back for, so they marked it was down after months of sitting in back stock!