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Price Gouging

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by NWMoss, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    cheaperthandirt.com

    PMAGs are now over $60!!!!
    Almost ALL of their .223 and 5.56 ammos is $1/rnd +

    They used to be one of my favorite sites, now they're at the bottom of my list...

    sad times
     
  2. dave

    dave Independence Member

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    Agreed. I throw out their pathetic magazine when it comes now.
     
  3. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Hmmm... interesting I just placed an order with them the other day because they had the best deals on what I was after. Mind you I didn't buy Mag's or ammunition from them though, I have plenty of that at the moment.

    I think when it comes to those items they are in fact short on supply and I don't know if you've noticed or not but since the ObamaMan was elected Demand has never been greater! Law of supply and demand would sugest there is no gouging here and that these items have in fact increased substantially in value do in large part by the hugely increased demand.

    It took me forever lately just to find Primers and powder to make my own bullets lately and when I did find it I had to pay more then normally, so I bought a lot, figuring the supply problem will likely get much worse before it gets better. Guess i'm part of the problem just like you :D
     
  4. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow - you're right. April fools joke maybe?
     
  5. Contento

    Contento Seattle Member

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    If this was an April Fools joke I can see it backfiring big time...what a horrible idea.
     
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    kadena Bothell, WA New Member

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  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I would encourage everyone to write them and tell them what you think.
     
  8. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    No price gouging...

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemListing.aspx?sort=price&catid=110&pagenumber=1

    Notice all the out of stock stuff! Demand has far exceeded supply. This makes things more expensive period. People love a free market when it's working in their favor but as soon as it isn't they all scream CHEATER! @$$HOLE$! Etc. etc. etc. etc.

    This is not an investment driven bubble like the most recent oil price bubble that was created from a flood of investment (CASH) into the oil markets by the paniced sheeple.

    This is in fact because the gun owning population has gone nuts clinging to their guns in an uncertain time. Mind you I am one of them and I don't think I'm alone around here. I think everybody of all walks of life right now needs to gun up.
     
  9. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if CTD has some kind of automated pricing system that's gone screwy? I've seen other examples of this on CTD where ammo goes up in price and your savings is shown as -X%.

    Hard to believe they could stick a price like that on pmags right now. I believe that supply is starting to catch-up with demand. I've seen a lot more pmags at gun shows at <$20/each - not a fantastic price, but not $60+
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of price gouging, 5k lg pistol primer want to trade for a Beretta 92FS? :confused: This was on ARFCOM OHTF EE

    Looks who's accounts were locked hehe!
     
  11. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    I feel sorry for the people paying these prices in about 6 months
     
  12. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Who's to say what prices will be? Could be another AWB moving through congress OR there could be nothing & supply will have caught-up with demand (thus lowering prices). Wish I had a crystal ball (that worked on the stock market too).
     
  13. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    The real question is, will there be an assault primer ban?
     
  14. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    I'm all for free market - but I can get PMAGs elsewhere for under $25 (w/window - and it's still over-priced)!!!

    So when others in the market have 1/2 to 1/3 the price still, yeah, I call it price gouging.

    So the next argument will now be (naturally): so don't buy there.

    Notice how i'm not buying there...
     
  15. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    However, through all the supposed ammo shortages and price gouging there is plenty of shotgun ammo available and at prices not much different than pre-Obama times. Sportsman's Warehouse has piles of shotgun ammo on the floor. SO - if everyone is clinging to their guns and panic buying up ammo for the theoretical reasons then why not the run on shotgun ammo? Wouldn't that be as pragmatic a purchase as rifle and handgun ammo?
     
  16. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Yes but I submit to you that it isn't neccessarily gouging at all still. It could very well be that Cheaperthandirt is simply down to their last few available for sale and is having trouble getting more. Retailers do not like to be zero bin on items because if they don't have something somebody wants the customer will shop somewhere else for sure.

    I stocked up on shotgun as well so I don't know the answer there. However I do find that I shoot less Shotgun then anything else therefore for me anyways a little bit goes a long way. I go through handgun ammunition extremely fast however. Rifle ammunition is somewhere in the middle.