Commodity prices headed down (cheaper ammo?)


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retgarr
August 10, 2008, 02:30 AM
This is just me parroting the news but it turns out commodity prices such as metals (think brass and lead) are headed down since the financial crisis has not been US contained. This also means foreign currencies might be weakening in relation to the dollar. Also, growth in Asia seems to be slowing a bit.

Now I dunno how fast, or even if, ammo manufacturers will respond to this change but this has me hoping for cheaper new manufacture ammo. If prices to fall appreciably I will buy as much ammo as I can because I'm sure priceswon't stay low.

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DoubleTapDrew
August 10, 2008, 03:39 AM
I hope they fall, they've been going up with no end in sight for a long time. I won't call it "cheap" if it falls a little though. It's like gasoline, the price triples, then falls 10% and everybody is excited about the "cheap gas".
I want $80 cases of 7.62x39 and $150 cases of lake city .223 again.

TAB
August 10, 2008, 03:41 AM
Even if the price of lead and copper droped to a penny a pound, ammo prices would not drop until the manufactors run out of thier current stock.

Sunray
August 10, 2008, 03:48 AM
Commodity prices don't have much to do with the price of anything when fuel prices are high. Everything you have came to you in a truck. The U.S. national average cost of diesel fuel is $4.50 per gallon. Times 300 gallons(not all truck fuel tanks are 150 gallons, but it gives you an idea). $1350US or so to fill both tanks. Your package of hot dogs costs more for the same reason.

glockman19
August 10, 2008, 04:35 AM
I don't think so...at least not until the government slows their purchases. Demand is still high enough for prices to stick. After we leave the sand box prices will come down. supply and demand.

RaspberrySurprise
August 10, 2008, 04:55 AM
There's is of course the possibility of the major manufactures simply keeping prices as is because they can regardless of component prices. Though I really do hope that ammo prices go down soon.

Freelance Tax Collector
August 10, 2008, 05:20 AM
We as consumers won't stand for that. But if we do, why would we?

Fred West
August 10, 2008, 07:09 AM
It's like gasoline, the price triples, then falls 10% and everybody is excited about the "cheap gas".

That's one of the oldest tricks in the book and people fall for it every time.

Fred.

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