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Are we still mad at Cheaper Than Dirt?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by notazombie, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. notazombie

    notazombie Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    We all remember the shenanigans they pulled a couple years ago. Plus, they have a reputation for shady shipping pricing and crappy customer service. Given the widespread boycott I'm kind of surprised they're still around. Obviously they had to bring prices back down to stay alive.
    Now they seem to have some pretty good deals on ammo and even mags. Is it time to forgive and forget? Stay pissed? What do you guys think?
     
  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Unless the aholes running the company change... My opinion stays the same.


    Solidarity.
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Not until they post a YouTube video of themselves punching themselves in the face...

    I even marked their UNOPENED mailer advertisements "return to sender" and put it back in the mail.
     
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  4. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I forgive, but I don't forget.

    I don't think their prices are any better anyway.

    I see no reason to shop with them when there are better places to shop online.

    I didn't forget what Dick's Sporting Goods did either - I will never step foot in there again.
     
  5. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I would sooner stab myself in the eye with a rusty spoon, before I found myself buying anything from CTD.

    Also, they offer literally NOTHING of value for a price that cant be found elsewhere for comparable (most times cheaper) cost. If they do, that's my first sign that something strange is a afoot. Either way, Ill pay extra to get it elsewhere.
     
  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They don't get my business...period.
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If Cheaper Then Dirt were an old girlfriend that slept with every guy you knew behind your back, would you go back to her?
     
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  8. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I was still buying other items from them when they raised their prices on ammo this last go around. I noticed a good buy on 22mag when ordering one time so added it to my order. A couple days later they send an email stating it wasn't available and blamed it on a computer glitch and would send everything else. Couple days later the same ammo was listed at 3 times the price and plenty in stock. Sent an email to customer service about it and got the run around so I called. Needless to say I cancelled the order told them I wouldn't be back and deleted all my info from my account page so the catalogs/emails wouldn't be sent and haven't been back since.

    This wasn't the first such incident but it was the breaking point. I spent a lot of money there over the years (thousands) and if this is their practice I'm sure their sales are down.
     
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  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Nope I don't care what they are selling! I took a screenshot of this a few years ago just to make sure all my friends and family always remember.
    I also return their mail!

    Screw them!



    m16mag.JPG
     
  10. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I take it that was around the first part of 2013?
     
  11. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Screenshot taken 12/26/2012
     
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  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    No way! dang. I'm pretty much done selling guns but'd pretty much give those away, loaded, in the one AR sale I made, which was a giveaway in itself.
    What are people thinking?
    I'd never give them a penny.
     
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  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you are against what MANY companies did (and are STILL doing) and said "Never Again" will you patronize that business again, then be enough of a man to remember and stick to your gunz!!!
     
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  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    True. If you ever want to have a heart attack, just go look what Big-5 is and has been selling bulk 9 for in these steady state times. amazing business model
     
  15. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I actually called CTD about their AR mag pricing. being a dealer they have always given me a discount.
    They told me the demand had gone up so much that they had to raise their prices. And the new dealer price was now $89.00 for the above magazine. One single Colt AR-15 magazine was $89.00 dealer cost.

    At the same time yes everyone was buying mags. I place an order with good old Brownells. Brownells never raised their prices one cent! I had alum, and Pmags mags on back order and Brownells was able to fill the order within 3 weeks.
     
  16. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    is she hot?
     
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  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Flared magwell and all. who cares
     
  18. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    The multiple shipping "wharehouse" locations is BS.

    Most of their products are junk anyway.

    They've messed up more than one order of mine in the past, pre and post panic.

    While I understand supply and demand, free market and all that jazz.. $100 for a USGI mag is just insane. To go from $6 to $100 over night.. Nah.. Thats not the kind of place I want to do business with. Plently of other shops maintained product and at the very worst raised the price by $10.

    Plenty of other online retailers that supply just as much if not more.
     
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  19. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Phuk 'em.
     
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  20. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    Stay on their mailing list, but don't buy anything. That way it costs them something to not have any sales to you, as opposed to no cost to have no sales to you. :)