i know, crazy ehh??!
My girlfriends son had a barely used 24" boys mountain bike. She bought it for him from Dicks a few years prior, he barely rode it. She was gonna put it out at the curb. I told her to try facebook marketplace for 75$ and see what happens.. We knew nothing of the bike shortage! Needless to say, she was BOMBARDED my messages and people wanting it ASAP. Even some offering more, if we would hold it for a day.. Ended up selling quickly for the 75$ and the people drove from an hour away to pick it up.
My son got a flat on his 26" mountain bike.. Pulled the tube out, its split at the seem.. No biggie, run out and get a new tube... NOT! 6 stores later, still no tube.. FINALLY find an over price 'Slime" filled tube 2 weeks later,, CRAZY! Look on the shelves in the bike section of your local walmart or target store.. EVERYTHING is gone.. Tubes, helmets, etc etc...
Who woulda thunk...
I believe the lower is a franklin arms lower with a pistol brace stock and i do not know the upper, but i think in new jersey you cant have a flash hider or anything that can be used for a suppressor correct? along with 10 round mag limit etc.
My 13 year old grew out of his bike last year. We were planning to get him one this year and hauled his old one to the local dump. They have a scrap metal pile and I figured it was still in fair shape, somebody would grab it and another kid would get some use out of it. The next day, after we got rid of his old bike, we went bike shopping and found out that there are none.
We found several out of stock options at different online sites and just checked websites every day for a couple of weeks. Eventually, one of our choices showed up in stock at Walmart.com. Only one in stock. We ordered it and figured that somebody else, somewhere in the country must have hit the order button before we did. I thought we'd get an email that the order was cancelled. But it showed up via Fedex a few days later.
Don't give up. You might get lucky like we did.