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One of your local LGS or online vendors is price gouging

  • Find what I need or want somewhere else

    Votes: 90 72.6%
  • Pay the price they are asking and shut up

    Votes: 4 3.2%
  • Sulk and badmouth the vendor/never shop there again

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Try and understand the problem due to outside influences

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • Wait until things get better before buying anything

    Votes: 32 25.8%
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Well, here is a case study: I went to a local gun show the other day. First time in 7 years. There were 5 different "vendors" selling ammo. One had a little .22s out, so I asked if he had any low velocity for my old Woodsman. He peeled open an ammo can and pulled out 5 50rd boxes, said $7 a box. They go for $3 online. I said, "what is your best deal if I buy all 5?" He answered "$7 is the price." I told him he could put them back, that I was waiting to buy when the prices were back where they should be. Every one of these ammo scalpers was a young dude, and probably wasn't born when I was shooting .22s in High School. I'm just not playing the "Hoard and Panic" game. I'll shoot less, or other calibres, before I buy into making middlemen a 100% profit for doing nothing other than watching online like a hawk and going to walmart every day to buy them out. Screw em.

The only people I saw buying at the show were gangbangers and scared middle aged men. As soon as people quit panicking and hoarding every box they can find, supply will catch up. If they don't, we'll see a flood on the market when they die and their widows have to sell the closets full of .22s. Rant over.
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