Really Cabelas...$14.99


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GlockFan
April 23, 2012, 12:38 PM
This is going to be a rant. I went to the Hoffman Estates IL store yesterday to attend a Utah CCW class. After that I thought I might pick up a variety of 9mm to test my Glock 19 Gen4. Every brand was priced at $14.99 or up! I had checked online before I went there and Natchez had a lot of these for$9.99. Even after shipping I would save $40 on 10 boxes. I am sorry but $5 more per box is crazy....that's 50%! Come on Cabelas and be competitive.

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wtxj
April 23, 2012, 12:44 PM
I think you can request the store to match the web price. I did it once on some 556. In fact the person who orders the ammo told me to request the web price. I did, a manager came over and did the magic stuff to the register and bingo.

wtxj
April 23, 2012, 12:45 PM
Ah, reread the OP and what I replied was not the point. :what:

GlockFan
April 23, 2012, 12:48 PM
It happens....I always reread posts because I have misread things to many times. :banghead:

Josh45
April 23, 2012, 12:58 PM
14.99 and up huh.....The most expensive 9mm box of 50 I ever bought was 17 bucks. Bought a new to me gun and wanted some ammo. Was at the LGS and decided I rather support his business than China-Mart. I could have saved 5 bucks but I thought one time was no big deal. Of course, I just reload them now. Didn't have any 9mm at the time with me. It was PMC Bronze if that makes any difference.

But yeah, 14.99 and up? I know you have to make a buck or two but if you can't be competitive your gonna lose out fast.

Certaindeaf
April 23, 2012, 12:59 PM
Competitive with an on-line source? Get real. If you want/need ammo now, the brick and mortars have "it" there and then for you to buy now.. or not.

Pilot
April 23, 2012, 01:01 PM
Just look around at the store, and number of employees they have. Cabelas charges more for everything because the have HUGE overhead.

coalman
April 23, 2012, 01:02 PM
The first time I walked through the doors of Cabelas I knew I'd not buy anything. It's expensive to run that swanky brick-n-morter and the prices reflected that. Nice place to window shop though.

mgmorden
April 23, 2012, 01:03 PM
Competitive with an on-line source? Get real. If you want/need ammo now, the brick and mortars have "it" there and then for you to buy now.. or not.

Thing is - its a rare event that someone is so in need of a box of ammo that they need it RIGHT NOW. So long as they up their prices to take advantage of that situation, then that will be the extent of the business they do . . . which is definitely a niche market.

fatcat4620
April 23, 2012, 01:09 PM
When was the last time you bought any ammo? WalMart sells cheap brass case 9mm at $12 and up. Welcome to the future.

Downeast
April 23, 2012, 01:13 PM
Yep, when it comes to firearms,I thought Cabelas would be cheaper for in-store sales due to buying power, but my LGS has better prices.

Certaindeaf
April 23, 2012, 01:27 PM
Thing is - its a rare event that someone is so in need of a box of ammo that they need it RIGHT NOW. So long as they up their prices to take advantage of that situation, then that will be the extent of the business they do . . . which is definitely a niche market.
"Place" affects price this is for certain. Granted they're not selling water in the desert to a dying man but..
It must be a rare event to also need to buy a handbag etc "right now" else there'd be another whole Nordtsrom in each region etc. lol

GlockFan
April 23, 2012, 01:29 PM
I understand they have expenses other types of retailers may not. And yes, they do have quite a few employees walking around. I have bought from them previously and will still do so in the future. I was just surprised at how much higher the ammo price was. I would imagine they should be getting a very good deal with the distributors for the amount they purchase.
On the other hand, I wonder what the profit was on the $240 guidewear jacket and $240 bibs I bought. These are made for them in China with the Cabelas label.

giggitygiggity
April 23, 2012, 01:36 PM
I like Cabelas and they have good stuff and will make things right if you have an issue with an item that you bought from them. However, they are typically more expensive than other places. I offset this with the number of coupons and promotions that they have such as "Free Shipping on orders over ____" or "$20 off your next purchase of ___ or more," etc. I think where Cabelas makes their money and sucks people in is the fact that they have just about everything so it's one-stop-shopping. Instead of people trying to deal hunt, they are more inclined just to go with Cabelas and buy everything in one place and only pay one shipping charge or only go to one store. I understand your frustrations as they're prices are generally higher than other places.

Jim NE
April 23, 2012, 01:52 PM
I used to buy the $9.99 ammo at Cabela's all the time - around here it was the Sellier and Bellot or MFS brands. It was only on sale at that price though, never normal price.

I found, however, that Federal, Winchester and Remington has a slight edge in the reliability department...I've never had any light strikes with the American made brands, but a few with Eastern European stuff. Nothing too bad, but I think I'll spend a couple bucks more a box for the stuff I carry and use S&B for target.

I am worried about 9mm prices going up eventually like it has with all other calibers of handgun ammo. If that becomes imminent, I'll start buying more S&B before big price increases.

theicemanmpls
April 23, 2012, 01:56 PM
At my LGS & range its $20 for low end 9mm.

loose noose
April 23, 2012, 02:28 PM
I use the Cabela's Visa card, for purchases other than at Cabela's,after awhile, I've got close to a $100.00 off on the purchase of any item I might be in need of from Cabela's. So it does pay to shop at Cabela's after you've used there credit card. Note: I pay the card off every month so it doesn't cost any more as far as interest goes.:D

jcwit
April 23, 2012, 02:28 PM
Cabela's is a fancy store what with all the stuffed trophies and ambiance and clerks.

I go into a fancy restaurant with like setting I also expect to spend extra dollars and do. Just the way it is.

CoRoMo
April 23, 2012, 03:13 PM
I wish Midway USA offered a credit card that accumulated reward points which were as good as cash on their website.

I wish Natchez, or Brownell's, or BudsGunShop.com, or Impact Guns, or GunBroker.com did something like that.

But they don't.

So I have a Cabela's card and I get $400-$600 worth of free stuff from them -every year- through this card's rewards points. It amounts to a ton of reloading components and a few pieces of gear, for no money out of pocket. I can barely remember the last time that I actually spent my own money on primers, powder, or bullets. This year, in addition to powder and primers, I had them ship me some fresh carry ammo too! The wife used her half of the rewards points for hiking shoes and other clothes.

So yeah, Cabela's sucks! :rolleyes:

Certaindeaf
April 23, 2012, 03:22 PM
One of the most profitable and non-fancy gambling joints in all the lands (Reno) uses coupon "cards" or so I have heard. It seems people like that stuff.

drsfmd
April 23, 2012, 03:22 PM
On the other hand, I wonder what the profit was on the $240 guidewear jacket and $240 bibs I bought. These are made for them in China with the Cabelas label.

Irrelevant. You thought the price was good enough to buy them, didn't you?

They could charge $1000 a box for ammo if they wanted to, and you have absolutely no right to complain about it. Expecting them to match prices, online or otherwise, is absurd.

holdencm9
April 23, 2012, 04:47 PM
Yeah I have gotten S&B 9mm at Cabela's for as low as $9.59, I definitely stocked up then!

The Herter's brass case stuff I just saw the weekly ad had for $10.99 if you use the $2 off coupon.

As far as the big box stores go, Cabela's is usually the best mix of selection and cost. Fleet Farm sometimes has good deals too. Gander Mountain and Dick's sporting goods, forget about it! Online is the way to go but if you need to pick up some ammo that day then there are worse places than Cabela's.

walker944
April 23, 2012, 04:53 PM
Expecting them to match prices, online or otherwise, is absurd.

Why is that absurd? wtxj said they WILL do it!!

In fact the person who orders the ammo told me to request the web price. I did, a manager came over and did the magic stuff to the register and bingo.

nofishbob
April 23, 2012, 05:01 PM
Why is that absurd? wtxj said they WILL do it!!


He was talking about the CABELA'S web price, not the online price of a competitor.

Many times I have had to ask Cabela's to give me the web price on reloading components because the store price was slightly higher. There is never a problem with that as I was told that they intend for their web and in-store prices to be the same.

Bob

sawdeanz
April 23, 2012, 05:03 PM
My local walmart has 9mm for just under $10 a box. iirc I paid $40 and change for 200 rounds. The range has PMC for around $13.xx a box.

CoRoMo
April 23, 2012, 05:24 PM
...I have had to ask Cabela's to give me the web price on reloading components...
Same here. They have web kiosks throughout the store for this purpose.

sedona
April 23, 2012, 07:00 PM
I was at Acadamy yesterday and the price for wwb 9mm was $13.99 for a 50 round box.

tri70
April 23, 2012, 08:58 PM
That is nice to know they will match, they are the last place I care to look for ammo or reloading supplies, same goes for Bass Pro.

oneounceload
April 23, 2012, 10:20 PM
Just how much do you think it costs to build and operate those mega "lodges" they call retail stores. Remember they are RETAIL stores and sell items at retail prices - just like Target or Sears

writerinmo
April 24, 2012, 12:20 AM
I have two stores local to me that I watch like a hawk for 9mm. Dunn's sporting goods regularly has Blazer brass on sale, I just picked up 500 rounds of it for $10.99 a box. Got home, got the mail, and my local farm and home store Buchheit's has a sale on PMC for $9.97 a box. Guess where I'm headed in the morning?

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