FW Cheapr n Dirt ammo prices doubled?


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Purgatory
April 19, 2012, 11:05 PM
Anybody else notice Remington ammo prices going up and some even doubling in the Forth Worth CTD catalog from last month to this month?

Just curious what the word is through the grapevine. Doesn't appear to be a misprint.

Nope, haven't contacted Remington yet and can't get CTD on the horn tonight so thought I'd ask my fellow High Roaders.

Anybody have any input?

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mrvco
April 19, 2012, 11:35 PM
The places I normally order from are all still shipping at the same prices. The prices I'm seeing for Remington .40 S&W on CTD don't seem to have doubled (or if they did, then I missed out on a heckuva deal).

Purgatory
April 19, 2012, 11:46 PM
Not sure how many people have both catalogs to compare, but last month's catalog shows Remington UMC and Golden Sabre up considerably.

Everything except 9mm jhp 147 gr 50 count and .45 jhp 230 gr 50 count has gone up.

Many doubled. For instance: .40 GS jhp 165 and 180gr 25 count went from $14.79 to $29.28.

17 different types of ammo went up in price spontaneously.

Just curious if I missed an Obamion threat or something. (Obama)

Maybe Remington knows something they're not telling us?

Rail Driver
April 19, 2012, 11:49 PM
I only buy .45ACP from CTD, and nothing I buy regularly has changed more than a couple cents, and those few cents are only seen when I check out because shipping rates went up.

Purgatory
April 19, 2012, 11:55 PM
I only buy .45ACP from CTD, and nothing I buy regularly has changed more than a couple cents, and those few cents are only seen when I check out because shipping rates went up.

Interesting. Is it Remington .45 you're buying?

TxSoldier
April 19, 2012, 11:59 PM
Because it's CTD.....they'll rape you any chance they possibly can.

ClickClickD'oh
April 20, 2012, 12:01 AM
Because it's CTD.....they'll rape you anY chance they possibly can.

Exactly. CTD gouged like mad last election cycle, no reason for them not to get an early start this time around.

Rail Driver
April 20, 2012, 12:04 AM
Interesting. Is it Remington .45 you're buying?
Yeah.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/66861-5.html

RyeDaddy
April 20, 2012, 12:12 AM
This is just another year of election prices at CTD. I don't shop there anymore, ever since last go around when their prices were through the roof. They're gouging on fear.

That is their prerogative, but it's also mine to not do business with them.

Purgatory
April 20, 2012, 12:34 AM
This is just another year of election prices at CTD. I don't shop there anymore, ever since last go around when their prices were through the roof. They're gouging on fear.

That is their prerogative, but it's also mine to not do business with them.
Right. I've heard many a horror story, myself and I was there when they went ballistic on ammo prices during the Obama scare.

Curious why it's just Remington in their catalog that's gone way up, though.

Everything else is the same price it's been for months.

Probably just some sales/marketing scheme to reel-em-in and then shoot the price up unexpectedly, I guess.

Bummer. Was a fairly good deal last month on a lot of it.

crazy-mp
April 20, 2012, 12:37 AM
Remington had to raise their prices for the Silencer Shoot in Dallas later this month they are supposed to have something like 190,000 rounds of ammo for AAC's booth :what:

Purgatory
April 20, 2012, 12:43 AM
Remington had to raise their prices for the Silencer Shoot in Dallas later this month they are supposed to have something like 190,000 rounds of ammo for AAC's booth :what:
Oh, that's right. I did hear something about that.

Isn't there a big IDPA match like a week before that or something somewhere in the semi-vicinity?

fxstchewy
April 20, 2012, 08:13 AM
Cheap than dirt/ Higher than heck???

jrdolall
April 20, 2012, 08:21 AM
I got an order this week with a couple of different ammo selections, 9mm and 5.45x39. The AK ammo was the same as my last purchase and the 9mm was far lower than anything I can buy locally even on sale.

Remllez
April 20, 2012, 11:30 AM
Cheaper than Dirt left a bad taste in a lot of shooters mouths the last election cycle and it appears from what you say they are getting a head start this time around! Price gouging and all this shipping from 3 different warehouse bull**** seems very shady to me.

Of course we all have free will and should have learned from their previous shenanigans to spend our hard earned money elsewhere. Many many different companies offer similar products, prices and services as CTD, why buy there?

Dain Bramage
April 20, 2012, 11:51 AM
CTD price for the 420 rd Lake City XM855 can jumped from $139 to $189 in one month, from their spring flyer to now.

Yo Mama
April 20, 2012, 12:45 PM
Quote:
Because it's CTD.....they'll rape you anY chance they possibly can.
Exactly. CTD gouged like mad last election cycle, no reason for them not to get an early start this time around.

I have to believe this company has no interest in our community, only their pockets.

Paris
April 20, 2012, 02:45 PM
Cheaper than dirt has had high prices ever since they started selling firearms. Ammo is no longer their core business and having the lowest price isn't a priority.

desidog
April 20, 2012, 05:21 PM
^ At what point does a company feel they have enough market share to turn on their loyal customer base?
Right after their loyal customer base feels comfortable enough not to compare prices?

I have the impression that Cabelas prices generally went about 4 years ago too....

Unfortunately for these online retailers, google shopping shows you everyone's price on most any product...and the variation can be a couple hundred percent. I was ordering 5K rounds of .22lr Rem subsonic a while back, and the prices were from 3-9 cents a round. For the same round!

Miked7762
April 20, 2012, 05:36 PM
Many many different companies offer similar products, prices and services as CTD, why buy there?

Where else would we know which "VERY required" optional accessories we need?

TJ AK-74
April 20, 2012, 08:59 PM
So that they can have a "sale" next month and say "Was $28, NOW ONLY $21"...
See how "cheap" $21 looks now?

igousigloo
April 20, 2012, 10:08 PM
buy a press, roll your own!

writerinmo
April 20, 2012, 11:26 PM
I decided not to ever buy from CTD after the first time I put something in my cart and then checked the shipping. I won't have anything to do with a company that does stuff like that.

kb58
April 20, 2012, 11:43 PM
I've heard many a horror story [about CTD], myself and I was there when they went ballistic on ammo prices during the Obama scare.
Why do gun-owners think that there's something magical about gun shops, like the laws of commerce and greed don't apply? Yeah, Obama's a disappointment, and you guys let your emotions go and bite hook, line, and sinker on gun stores badmouthing government. These so-called gun-loving businesses who pretend to be "on your side" against "them" are screwing you with a smile on their face. They'll demonize anyone if it means more sales no matter what they sell. Why are prices going up? Because we're buying into the fear-tactics (something that works year round on the survivalist sub-culture, but I digress.) Don't blame the sellers, quit listening to them. Just use any of the on-line ammo-pricing sites and get what you want, or just wait out the insanity brought upon ourselves by our gun-loving brothers and sisters.

Shadow 7D
April 20, 2012, 11:46 PM
Cheaper than dirt
Home of the $70 .380 ammo box

"we got it and you don't...NANANANANAN"

yeah, so, what's new, they are unrepentant opportunist and some suckka still buys their crap.

Purgatory
April 21, 2012, 12:09 AM
Why do gun-owners think that there's something magical about gun shops, like the laws of commerce and greed don't apply? Yeah, Obama's a disappointment, and you guys let your emotions go and bite hook, line, and sinker on gun stores badmouthing government. These so-called gun-loving businesses who pretend to be "on your side" against "them" are screwing you with a smile on their face. They'll demonize anyone if it means more sales no matter what they sell. Why are prices going up? Because we're buying into the fear-tactics (something that works year round on the survivalist sub-culture, but I digress.) Don't blame the sellers, quit listening to them. Just use any of the on-line ammo-pricing sites and get what you want, or just wait out the insanity brought upon ourselves by our gun-loving brothers and sisters.
Certainly your post 'must' be directed at others that have commented on this thread.

The sentence of mine that you quoted was only in response to another post.

I didn't start this thread to drag CTD through the mud at all.

My sole intent was to ask if anybody knew why only 2 kinds of 'ONE' brand of ammo out of all the rest they have in the Fort Worth catalog had gone way up since last month. That's all.

Remington Golden Sabre and UMC was all I was asking about.

As far as the fear tactics you're referring to, I haven't heard anything lately about any reason to be afraid and go out and buy ammo at exorbitant prices so I don't really think that applies to 'this' particular situation.

When the initial Obama scare took place, 'all' ammo sky-rocketed.

At the same time, I'm not too shocked that the thread took this turn due to the multitudes who DO take issue with much of CTD's sales practices. That was not my intent with this thread, though.

mrvco
April 21, 2012, 03:23 AM
I rarely if ever buy from Cheaper Than Dirt anyway since they are rarely Cheaper Than (their) Competitors... But judging by the shipping prices they quote, "Warehouse G" must be located in Guam.

Hacker15E
April 21, 2012, 06:30 AM
Why do gun-owners think that there's something magical about gun shops, like the laws of commerce and greed don't apply?

This.

I continually shake my head when reading complaints about prices going up.

In a free market, sellers may price their wares however they please -- they do not owe consumers any rationale for why they price the way they do.

If consumers don't like it, then feel free to take your business elsewhere.

PowderMonkey
April 21, 2012, 07:35 AM
FYI Cheaper than Dirt is ADVERTISING now on 610WTVN AM Radio in the Central Ohio market.

And the ad is all serious - brooding music with a female voice, "bringing a gun into your house to protect your family is an important decision..."

Until the last 10 seconds of the commercial I had NO idea that is was even pro gun, let alone a retailer, LET ALONE CTD... The mood and word choice of the ad is awkward to say the least.

Bizzare. Never spent a penny with them and never will.

smokey30725
April 21, 2012, 08:59 AM
We are hearing the same radio commercial here in north Georgia. I thought it was going to be an anti gun message for about the first half of it. I agree that CTD doesn't have the cheapest prices always, but I have put my name in for backordered specialty ammo (such as 45 GAP and 50AE) and found that the wait is not usually that bad and the prices were fair.

22-rimfire
April 21, 2012, 10:57 AM
Huckabee said on a recent broadcast that Obama and his administration have been trying to go the ammo route with gun control. I haven't heard of any specific actions, but a doubling of prices would certainly suggest a cause other than simply supply and demand or production costs in the Spring of 2012.

420Stainless
April 21, 2012, 12:22 PM
My experience with CTD has been mostly good. I try to be aware of what is a good price and what isn't and order on that basis. Last time I tried to order some stuff, 2 items were coming from one location, 1 from another, and 3 others from another. A separate shipping charge was added for each of the three locations. That didn't appeal to me much so I put the items on backorder someplace else. But CTD did have it available then if I were to really need it.

jonnyammo
April 21, 2012, 03:43 PM
Yeah.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/66861-5.html
Yeah that's ridiculous. Both this (http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/50rds-45-acp-remington-umc-230gr-jhp-ammo/manufacturers_id/27) and this (http://www.ammoforsale.com/remington-45-acp-ammo-for-sale-45acp230jhpremumc-50) say only $30.

skoro
April 21, 2012, 08:36 PM
I was a pretty good customer for CTD for a few years.

Now, I wouldn't consider buying anything from those guys again.

Gouge-o-rama, guys. You've been informed. :cool:

jrdolall
April 22, 2012, 12:25 PM
The only ammo I buy a lot of is .22 and I generally buy that locally. I did place an order with Cheaper than Dirt last week and was very happy with the prices and shipping charges, After reading the posts here I went to 7 different websites and duplicated the order that I placed with CTD, I have a lot of time on my hands this weekend obviously, and CTD was cheaper than every other site for what I bought. Some sites offer lower prices if you buy 10-20 boxes of some ammo and I took that into consideration. Everything I got came from Warehouse "A" by design and shipping was less than $17. The total order was $287 and the lowest price from any of the other sites was $302.

I guess the others are gouging on different items?

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