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powder finally starting to come in all over the place

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Stevenav, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Stevenav

    Stevenav Redmond Active Member

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    In the last month I've been seeing more and more powder appearing.

    I just bought 8 lbs of it on natchez for under 20 a pound for accurate #7. A powder I've been nearly out of for months and Cabelas and other locals are showing more and more on the shelves and it's taking longer for them to empty.

    Looks like supply is catching up with demand at last.
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Recent FINALLY got in W748, it's been gone for years. Part of it is people are finally tapped out by the poor economy and it's the post holiday "I'm broke" time
     
  3. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And yet I went to Sportsman's on 82nd Wednesday/Thursday and they didn't receive 1 lb of powder this week and Powder Valley is pretty much tapped out also. I've given up on going to Bi-mart and asking.....
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I don't need any but "like".
     
  5. Stevenav

    Stevenav Redmond Active Member

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    powder valley has been sucking for a LONG time. They can't seem to get or keep anything in stock. And they don't have the ability to notify users as things come in. I'm thinking they have such backlogs of orders that they can't do anything but fill back orders for months and months to come and aren't thinking beyond that at this point. They SHOULD be spending money and modernizing their website and updating... but aren't. Good planning there guys.
     
  6. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    There was a while in December that powder was appearing on shelves and then whoosh... I haven't seen any new local deliveries this year...........................
     
  7. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Yeah, Powder Valley sucks. Best prices. Great service. Please don't buy anything from them. Go shop at Brunos.
     
  8. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I have found this to be the same at the Vancouver Sportsmans. I asked the clerk when the last time they got any powder in and it was over a month ago. As for the BiMarts they never have anything. I have almost givin up on finding anything I need. I know I have seen a few 8lbrs of certain powders come up but I have those already... Keeping the fingers crossed.
     
  9. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Have not had any problems with PV they shipped my order a few weeks ago out in 2 days.

    As for Brunos they want more for primers even before you throw in hazmat fees??? 45 a K for primers???
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Recently got primers in from Midway for a lot less in 10k quantity
     
  11. Stevenav

    Stevenav Redmond Active Member

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    Regarding sucking... yes, there is a LOT of room for improvement for Powder Valley. Powder Valley has ceased backorders while other sites have re-instituted them, they do not have notifications where nearly every other site does, they don't ever seem to expand their selection, and frankly that bugs the ever loving hell out of me. Never mind the idea of them maybe upgrading the website a little... maybe a little search feature? Anything?

    Yes they offer cheap powder, when you can luck on getting it while it's in stock for all of an hour...
    And yes, they do ship quickly and do excellent customer service... but upping inventory, offering a wider selection, maybe upgrading the user experience... all are part of doing online business.
     
  12. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    Steve, Powder Valley has chosen to continue to provide their products at the lowest possible price to their customers. They have decided not to spend the money upgrading their website in order to maintain their price structure. I appreciate them, and continue to support them and will look to them as my first option for components. Their decision to not accept backorders simplifies their accounting and shipping and helps them to continue to provide the best service at the best prices for their customers. They do post on facebook when they receive or anticipate receiving shipments of products, so checking there can give you a heads up as to what might become available.