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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rynpol, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. rynpol

    rynpol Oregon Member

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    Is it just me or is anyone else annoyed with the guys on here who went out and bought all of the ammo at normal prices just and try to sell it to the rest of us at absolutely ridiculous prices just to make a quick buck?

    It is very frustrating to me, as a guy who likes to shoot as much as possible, that I can't do the one thing that I enjoy doing most (aside from spending time with my kids and wife) because some guy who had more time on his hands than I do went to every store that sells ammo and bought it all, just to turn around and double, triple or even quadruple their money.

    I have always been a guy who sees the firearms community as a group of people who will help each other out and watch out for one another. As with everything, I guess there are a few who are only out for themselves.


    I JUST WANT TO SHOOT! :laugh:
     
  2. Mr. Ben

    Mr. Ben Snohomish Co. Active Member

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    It's frustrating, but that's the way capitalism works.

    I'd rather have it this way, than have no ammo at all*


    *Those price gougers are jackwagons.
     
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  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Nope. If no one buys it at inflated prices then the price will fall and possibly even lower then what was paid for it. As long as people buy items at the price being asked then that is the CURRENT price for the item.

    This kind of thing seems to be happening every few years now. It is not that hard to build up a nice little stock so that when the lean times come you will not run out. Just like your money. Do you spend your whole check every week or do you put a little bit in savings each time? With a savings it will hold you though the lean times. Same for ammo, food, mags, ect put a little in savings and times like this will be no big deal.

    I have some gun items that I could consider surplus and I might sell some with the prices I have been seeing. I will then use that money to fund more of my gun stuff later when the prices come back down.
     
  4. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Makes me wonder how these individuals will act when the SHTF. May be a sign of their true character.
     
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  5. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I'll admit that I finally got out last night to BiMart. Not for resale though. Just remembering what the drought was like, when you see what you shoot on the shelf, buy it! I remember Wal Mart started marking their ammo to try to discourage resale ammo and BiMart installed buy limits. Anyone who remembers $200 UMC bulk packs should be activly searching for ammo! Its like soap and toilet paper, you will never have too much cause it always gets used. I was at the counter with a guy buying 1 box to "stock up". I bought ten. And yes at 7:00pm there was still some 45acp blazer Brass available :)
     
  6. Camtender

    Camtender SE Portland Member

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    Camtender SE Portland Member

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    Here is Bill taking care of himself. Bill is not a socialist.
     
  8. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    You are sounding like a socialist now. This is America. Capitalism is the name of the game. Everybody in America has a right to make a profit. If you sleep at the switch and miss your opportunity, why whine at those that did not ?
     
  9. 1stklass

    1stklass salem oregon Well-Known Member

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    I backordered Pmags for normal price because my money just got hyperdeflated in the gun world. I will have absolutely no problem now buying an "assault rifle" from someone for 3 times what i would have paid for it 2 weeks ago, And i will be happy if they sell it to me. My risk is that by the time i receive the mags they will be worth normal prices again. :bluelaugh: My priorities along with everyone on here complaining, apparently was not stocking up on enough guns. Of course now that i'm being told its likely that they will be banned i NEEEDDDD MORE!!!! I have been more than happy with my PTR rifle, my Sig Sauer pistol, and my Ruger 10-22. Now my brain is telling me i need 50 rifles 32 pistols and 12 shotguns and 50,000 rds of ammo and if i dont have them i feel defenselessly naked. I have a feeling grumpy guys complaining about the current panic pricing are probably just grumpy guys all the time LOL
     
  10. nwdrifter

    nwdrifter troutdale oregon Active Member

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    If you didnt plan for this im sorry. People have been saying it was comming for years and other people said "it will never happen" If you were a never happen guy im sorry and i hope it doesnt pass so you dont get screwed, but,,,, you only have your self to blame when the other "never happen" guys clear out the shelfs.

    In this country in these times you should aready have most of the guns you will ever want and enough ammo for 10 years min on hand.

    Personally i think anyone selling right now is a fool.
     
  11. Camtender

    Camtender SE Portland Member

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    Nice
     
  12. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Gun owners tend to be slightly more paranoid than the average Joe. Sometimes this trait can come in handy, at other times such as this they leave themselves susceptible to being taken advantage of by a few people trying to capitalize on recent events.
     
  13. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Imagine if it were FOOD that was in short supply. Have enough? Just something to think about..
     
  14. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    Kind of like those folks that went and bought all of the gold pans and other staples in the country, when there were first rumors of a gold rush in California. Then sold said items for MUCH more money. More fortunes were made on the sales of these items, than were ever made from the gold found. Some people have the foresight to buy when the price is low, and sell when the price is high.
     
  15. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm I think some people need to study up on economics, capitalism or market economics is not based on the idea of price fixing by hoarding or monopoly. Choosing to be good to your fellow man rather than screwing him to make a quick buck is not socialism - we used to call that common decency... seems like it isn't so common lately.
     
  16. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Man i'm just as mad. This is ridiculous. Just like food, water, etc at Y2K.
    People like to prey on the vulnerability of others.
    Then the sad thing is you turn into that person trying to buy up whatever you can.

    About a week ago I saw a couple ARs for sale online and I was going to buy one and they were about $900, i thought probably $150 more than it should be so I didn't. Now everything everywhere is gone. I haven't stopped kicking myself.

    I have a carbine AR and I do want another one but probably a 20" with a fixed stock so I know I can buy one later. Just going to have to wait till the craze goes down.

    I did buy 10pmags, and ordered another 20 on backorder if they ever come.
     
  17. ShootFirst

    ShootFirst Southern Oregon Active Member

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    I think you are dead on, leading up to 12/21 the tensions around here and the forum could be cut with a knife.

    I think it is a dick move to buy up and resell, as it drives up the prices even more.
    As someone said the best others can do is not follow suit and prices will drop.

    Agree there is capitalism and that is well and good, but when people gouge it clearly shows there is no brotherhood in firearms just greedy bastards. Harsh but the truth.
     
  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Everytime i look it gets worse. I vote we either kick out the price gouging maggots or we should be able to post bomb them. Calling them out for being richards.

    Just looking at ammo people are selling target ammo for $300 for 500rds?!
    I just bought 1000 rds at bimart for under $400.
     
  19. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I hope this awb doesn't go through and all these people paying $0.60 a rd for 223 ammo or paying $1500-2k for a $800 AR will feel as stupid as they should.

    Also speaking of capitalism etc when i was at bimart buying my 1000rds the lady was trying to tell me they could only sell me 4 boxes. I saif if i'm willing to give you money for a product you should sell it to me. It took me a few minutes to convince her to sell me more than 80rds.
    She wouldn't sell me more than 4 boxes of the sale riced ammo.
    I've worked in retail a lot and if someone came jnto to buy something you sold them all you could.
     
  20. davef

    davef S.E. pdx Active Member

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    Reload.