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One of your local LGS or online vendors is price gouging

  • Find what I need or want somewhere else

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  • Pay the price they are asking and shut up

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  • Sulk and badmouth the vendor/never shop there again

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I have no idea where ammo prices should be so I will defer those remarks to people who know better. What I have noticed is that the online purveyors of ammo that don't screw the public are always out of stock. Is it because they don't get enough stock from the manufacturers or are we still buying what we can out of fear or that some of us are still willing to pay the prices that others charge?

I went to Bass Pro Shops the other day to buy .22lr. They have a 2box max on ammo. Another man saw that I had the last two boxes and lamented how if he only had got there sooner. I gave him one of the boxes and will never forget the smile on his face.

The only people getting rich are the unscrupulous people that buy up all of the available ammo and then resell on the black market of "who's willing to pay". Personally I get quite bored after shooting for 2-3hrs.I have four firearms of different calibers. I'm lucky if I average 75rds per firearm when I shoot and that's sharing my guns with a friend. To me it's a competitive sport but not an addiction.

While I envy the people that do their own reloads I have no interest in doing it myself. As a newbie to shooting I have spent the going price for ammo and currently have about 1000 rds for each firearm I own. I consider that to be my limit.

To get back to the topic of this post all I can say is I have several vendors that I shop at due to their vast selection. I wont stop shopping at any of them because of a high price on any one item.
 

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Fortunately for me, I have plenty of guns and, according to my wife "more than enough ammo for 3 lifetimes". Since I don't "need" anything, I buy when I see something different, unusual, highly desirable, and it fits into my "gun slush fund" parameters. Luckily we still have a capitalistic economy, so when you see something you want but it's priced too high, you just pass. If you buy it, you're saying the price wasn't too high. The market dictates prices.
 

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First, I try to find a better price. If I can't, I wait. One LGS was selling CCI 22 lr in 100 round boxes for $21.00 several months ago. I have no idea what they are selling them for now. I will never enter that store again. I have...more than one gun, so I don't have to pay and extortionate price for others. If reloading components continue to be unavailable or absurdly priced, I will buy an spring loaded (non-CO2) air gun. I can always have a mold made to cast pellets.
 

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Well, i cant say i disagree with the gouging. These guys rely on selling x amount of product per month to make their store rent and still put food on the table for their families. If they cant get .22 ammo to sell then the price per box needs to go up so they can keep in business. The same goes for firearms. If they cant get them to sell you, then their business is going to dry up as well.

Now as for the guys who were just marking up lowers post newtown because they were scared they were going to be banned, thats bs and would warrent me not shopping there again.
 

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A friend of mine owns the local gun shop. His prices are way up bit having seen his invoices when he can get ammo I for a fact his profit margin is down. He is not screwing his customers he is in fact getting screwed at the higher prices.
 

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You have a choice either shop around and pay the best price or don't shoot.My friends gun store is closed after King Cuomo's stunt and On line purchases will be gone in 2014 so I buy whenever I can prior to Heir Cuomo's restraint of trade laws.NUFF SAID.
 
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