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Sticker shock at Wally world

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by DCTompkins, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. DCTompkins

    DCTompkins Portland, Oregon New Member

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    Went to pick up some 9mm JHP ammo, little birdy told me it was in. Looked at the price and my inside voice failed me.
    two weeks ago Remmington 100 round box was $27.97, today it was $54.97 needless to say Wally world didn't make a sale.
    Oh back to the internet.
     
  2. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Both the Marysville and Arlington stores were out of 9mm save for a few boxes of federal jhp can't remember if it was hydra shok or hi shok but at $24 I wasn't willing to bite. I should have pick up a few bricks of federal classic at $16 but I was broke
     
  3. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    dang. good thing I bought all this bubblegume cheap and stacked it deep last go round.
     
  4. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I unfortunately was not thinking about starting a collection of ammo and I kick myself everyday now for not doing so.
     
  5. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Btw I don't know where your located but the Cabelas in tulalip has a sale on herters 115gr 9mm for I think less than $15 for a box of 50. They had plenty of it in stock as well as. 40 too!
     
  6. DFuller

    DFuller Hood Canal Member

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    Winchester target 9mm is $23.97 a box (of 100) at the two Walmart's I buy from. At less than 24 cents a round I can't buy it cheaper online.


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    We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the law breaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is responsible for his actions....Ronald Reagan
     
  7. Akathepriest

    Akathepriest Astoria, OR Active Member

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    You can reload your own for cheaper if you are serious about shooting and prepping...
     
  8. nwdrifter

    nwdrifter troutdale oregon Active Member

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    People should be prepared for everything especially the obvious. If you couldn't see this coming you were not looking.
     
  9. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Big 5, Remington 9mm 115 grain FMJ 100 rnds for $46, I think they have 1 box left.
     
  10. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Glad I bought the 1000 round ammo can of 9mm instead of the 500 round ammo can from Miwall at the last Rickreall gun show. I payed $189 for the factory reloads in steel ammo can. My friend asked me if I was sure I "needed" that much ammo. I wasn't sure if I did at that time. Now I'm sure.
     
  11. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    You sir are wise to have done that :)
     
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  12. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    I would like to put a triple like on that one.All these people bitc complaining about supply and prices should have been buying months ago.
     
  13. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    See here is a KEY point for a lot of stuff. "Need" is relative. I don't "need" 99% of the ammo I have right at the moment. I do have decades left of shooting and at some point I WILL "need" it. The easy way to explain this to others that they understand is "on sale". "I am buying this now because it is on sale that way it is cheeper to shoot".

    Another key example is "I am not hoarding" I am keeping stock for when I will use it more later in life. So right now I make $$/hr and ammo cost $$. As I get older I hope to make more money but ammo will cost $$$ later in life. So by buying now it is like putting savings in the bank for later. In 50 years I can still be shooting bricks of .22 that cost me $10 where the current cost is going to be $40 (for example)........
     
  14. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    A lot of it is supply and demand. The government has access to a money printing press and is buying hundreds of millions of rounds per order. Joe shooter can't compete with that. Less and less ammo will be available to you. You will have a hard time competing with the ferderal money printing Ponzi that the government has set up for itself. More for them, less for you.

    Buying ammo is smart. Buying a shovel or a set of screwdrivers is smart. Anything REAL vs paper money or representations of same. The dollar is an ever declining asset while 'things' are always gaining value.

    If you are not into PMs - silver and gold - by all means put any excess funds into any - THING - inc. ammo. Lead may be the best PM of all.