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Old 07-08-2020, 02:26 PM
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Anyone seen any price gouging yet?

So far most dealers appear to be toeing the line. Ammo has gone up across the board. But even there, not over the top. Ammo has been pretty cheap for a fairly long time.

But as luck would have it. I decided to get a couple of spare magazines for my BLR model 81. Popped it into the machine and several hits came back. And sure enough one of our favorite gougers came back with a price thirty percent higher than anybody else. You wonder how these people stay in business.
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Old 07-08-2020, 04:20 PM
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Yup, locally one gunshop and a pawnshop getting all they can on ammo. The gunshop I use could not be more fair. I do have a long memory. Won't forget.
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Old 07-08-2020, 04:20 PM
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I've been checking price/availability on some of the online sites. Prices are up slightly but availability is slim.

The LGS where I get some of my reloading supplies have had a pretty decent stock on ammo & components. Prices are up some but not outrageous.

Such are the times we're living in right now.

I think as long as Civil War 2.0 doesn't break out, we'll get through this.

GOD WILLING.

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Old 07-08-2020, 05:57 PM
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Went into my LGS to transfer a CZ75 I wasnít using anymore and they were cleaned out. I also brought in a Sig227sas to have them give me a price ... typically they provide 60% of what Iím seeing on various sites. He must have wanted it ... gave me top dollar.

So although we may see some price gouging itís going both ways regarding trade-ins. Good time to sell.

Oh, traded in the Sig in for a new Henry LeverX in 4570 ... so stoked.
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:13 PM
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I only see price gouging at one shop and it’s only applicable to the new Colt Python.
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:52 PM
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Whatever the market will bear isn't "gouging."

Things that are in demand command more money, basic business. I sold an HK P7 not long ago for way more than I had paid for it years before. The buyer didn't accuse me of gouging, if fact, he was glad to get it.
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:09 PM
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Price gouging is charging what the market will bear in most cases. Gouging is charging exorbitant sums for basic needs.

Honestly, 9mm has gotten more expensive but it was really really cheap. I buy in bulk when itís cheap. Prices will return To a lower point when demand goes down


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Old 07-08-2020, 08:18 PM
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Price gouging is charging what the market will bear in most cases. Gouging is charging exorbitant sums for basic needs.

Honestly, 9mm has gotten more expensive but it was really really cheap. I buy in bulk when itís cheap. Prices will return To a lower point when demand goes down


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Wow... you guys sent me out checking. Iím glad I have 1000 rounds of .45, 5.56 and 9mm. What happened this week? Iím buying stock in CCI :-)


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Old 07-08-2020, 09:05 PM
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Yeah, there's gouging going on:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magpul-M-LO...kAAOSwp6ReopTc

$50.00 for a set of rail covers that normally sell at $12.99 retail? No thanks.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:27 PM
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A case of 38 Super today was $400 at a local internet ammo company. Before it was $298.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:19 PM
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A couple weeks ago I bought a 500 round case of Federal American Eagle .45ACP for $250 at my LGS and was glad to get it.
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Old 07-08-2020, 11:10 PM
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A couple weeks ago I bought a 500 round case of Federal American Eagle .45ACP for $250 at my LGS and was glad to get it.
$0.50/round? DAMN!! Just a few weeks ago I paid $0.38/round and thought it expensive
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:31 AM
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Natchez out of stock on almost all 9mm ammo but last ordered Blazer 1000 rd loose pack has gone from $169 > $219 > to now $259. Good news , bad news Target Sports prices are rock solid. Bad news : everything is out of stock.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:40 AM
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I usually buy with Target sports for my ammo. I checked the 9mm box to let me know when 9mm was in. Once I received the email I quickly went on line put the ammo in my basket, forgot my credit card, ran to my wallet put in my info and went to order. Guess what, yep sold out within two minutes. Since I have replenishes my 9mm, however still trying to get more 5.56. For a month now, still no good

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Old 07-09-2020, 08:55 AM
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communists are buying everything up.
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:03 AM
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A few weeks ago, a brand new Colt 6920 was $900ish at Bereli on line. Today, Grabagun has new stock at $1800.
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:23 AM
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Seems like there is more gouging on shipping rates than ammo prices.
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:30 AM
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I haven't seen any problems local to me. Ammo is regular prices, accessories are the same. Haven't needed to price a firearm....yet.
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:34 AM
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Supply & demand is one thing - but 2 facemasks on TV ads for $19.95 is the limit.
Still using the $2. for the 24 - I bought at wally world last year.

IMO cheapest way to buy ammo is on line. ALL LGS get more than I want to spend.
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Old 07-09-2020, 12:59 PM
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Solution........stop shooting and sit on your stash.
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:06 PM
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Solution........stop shooting and sit on your stash.
best to practice with airguns right now. a lot of people went through this during the last regime.
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Old 07-09-2020, 03:45 PM
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Whatever the market will bear isn't "gouging."

Things that are in demand command more money, basic business. I sold an HK P7 not long ago for way more than I had paid for it years before. The buyer didn't accuse me of gouging, if fact, he was glad to get it.
But it is, and its total BS. Maybe up to 50% more than regular price...OK
Greed takes over and some of these jerks like the anal apertures at Cheaper Than Dirt get totally out of hand. 2 months ago and they doubled the price of 223....people were buying it because they panicked. Taking advantage of people in that manner is the exact definition of Gouging.
Most of the regular outfits are high priced, but within reason. They want people to come back. No one that I know of will ever buy from CTD again and they dont care. They survive off of the unaware.
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Old 07-09-2020, 03:56 PM
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I bought a really nice Hi-Point yesterday for $1,200 OTD, but I haven’t seen any price gouging.
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Old 07-09-2020, 04:04 PM
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I bought a really nice Hi-Point yesterday for $1,200 OTD, but I havenít seen any price gouging.
Ha ha! You got a laugh out of me with that one.

Couple more years of this and we will all be on slingshot forums.
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Old 07-10-2020, 03:35 AM
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friend of mine owns a LGS, I asked him about why a box of 250rds (223) that was $70 is now $150, he said that he was making the same profit that the wholesaler was charging him more. I looked around the web and nobody has ammo to speak of and those that do, are asking more than he is for the same box.

somebody up the chain is the one gouging. I haven't seen any GOOD ammo in months. Just range stuff. And no 12ga buckshot at all. I know guys loading birdshot just to have something in their shotguns.
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