ammo prices and supplies?


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grafsk8er
July 23, 2007, 08:56 PM
do you think the price of ammunition and reloading supplies will ever go back down?

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nitesite
July 23, 2007, 09:03 PM
I'm afraid the answer will be proven "No".

Powder isn't the problem. But brass, lead and copper are now being sold in a much wider world commodity market that will only continue to expand. And even if commodity prices ever do go down, we've already shown that as consumers we will always buy what we want.

So why would a company make a consious decision to lower profits?

Kilgor
July 23, 2007, 09:27 PM
They will come back down.

Lower metal costs = cheaper production.

A company will see an opportunity to undercut the competition and they will cut prices to gain sales. The profit margin will stay the same due to decreased production costs. Other companies see that they are being undercut and lower their prices to compete.

Also, when the war comes to an end and the over production of ammo catches up to the market, demand will decrease. So surplus ammo will be dumped on the market and prices will have to be cut to get it to move.

That's how prices come down. Econ 101.

Any agreement to artificially keep prices up between companies would violate antitrust laws and the feds would be all over them and they would be subject to class action suit.

Nomad, 2nd
July 24, 2007, 12:08 AM
Will a Coke ever be $0.05 again?


Down SOME ... yes.

Down alot... no.

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