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Cheaper Than Dirt Ammo Prices

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kokapelli, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    Just received a Cheaper Than Dirt catalog #607 and was shocked at their ammo prices! These are the prices in the CTD Flyer for 9mm, 115gr FMJ.

    American Eagle FMJ 115gr 9mm, for 50 rounds $59.59

    PMC Bronze FMJ 95gr 380, for 50 rounds $59.59

    Speer Lawman FMJ 115gr 9mm, for 50 rounds $49.59

    I just ordered 1000 rounds of New 115gr 9mm from freedom Munitions for $339.99 which leads me to believe CTD is ripping us off at their prices.
  2. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Well-Known Member

    I was already never going to buy anything from them for their pricing strategy in the past. This just confirms it.
  3. atomd

    atomd Well-Known Member

    I stopped shopping there in 2008 and I will never visit their site again. I believe in the free market and they can charge whatever they want....but because of their ridiculous pricing I will not give them my business. They were selling pmags for $100 each earlier this year. I bought pmags the same day I saw them for $100 on CTD for $20 elsewhere and just $13 recently. Also, their shipping policies are crazy too. You can order different items and get hit with multiple charges because they ship them from different warehouses. I don't know of any other company that does that.

    I make sure to tell everyone I know not to shop there also. They might laugh their way to the bank here and there but in the end it's going to cost them tons of customers.
  4. skoro

    skoro Well-Known Member

    Those prices are totally consistent with CTD practices.

    Avoid them. They're bad news. Very bad news. :scrutiny:
  5. Wishoot

    Wishoot Well-Known Member

    I can't say bad enough things about CTD. I'd rather run out of ammo and throw rocks and sticks at targets than give them a penny.
  6. vont01

    vont01 Member

    How about the 22lr

    Don't know what page it was, I threw the catalog out, but $249.49 for a brick (550) rds of 22lr. Talk about GOUGING!
  7. Hunter991

    Hunter991 Well-Known Member

    Yep, ever since the shortage started they jacked their prices so high compared to just about anyone else. Never buy there again.
  8. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Why anyone even bothers to look at that place anymore is beyond me....
  9. JoeMal

    JoeMal Well-Known Member

    During the AR panic they were selling a $600 S&W MP15 for $2000.

    Sad thing is... They wouldn't charge this much if it wasn't successful. Obviously someone is buying it

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  10. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    They only left out one initial.
    Should be CTGD--Cheaper Than Gold Dust.
  11. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    I have a buddy who works for a pawn/gun shop that has been gouging since the panic started. They're selling SR9s for $60.00 ABOVE Ruger's suggested retail.
    Their Glock prices are much higher than that.
    His justification for it was "If they didn't charge that much, they'd be out of stock in a couple of days. Then, they'd be a slingshot store."
    Sure, some excuse for raping customers is better than none.
    They don't even include any Vaseline.
  12. BamAlmighty

    BamAlmighty Well-Known Member

    I can't fault them for preying on stupid people nor do I have any sympathy for the stupid people.

    But I will never do business with them.
  13. jrdolall

    jrdolall Well-Known Member

    CTD has been gouging just like every other online retailer since December. It absolutely amazes me that people would pay such a high price for .22 plinking ammo. I understand if you need a box of 50 just to HAVE some on hand but why pay stupid prices for a large quantity? I have not seen a single online retailer offering pre-panic prices on ammo. Midway has some .22 bricks for $35-$40 today which is double what they should be but everyone seems to think Larry can do no wrong. Don't tell me that their actual cost has doubled.

    I have used CTD in the past with no issues. You do have to be careful and make sure everything you buy is coming from the same warehouse but it is pretty obvious on their web page.
  14. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    They are dead to me and I told them so at the NRA Annual Meeting this year.
  15. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    CTD's business model is entirely based on thinking you are too stupid to shop elsewhere.
  16. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    We have been shopping elsewhere. Why pay more than you have to? Here are some recent prices of ammo:

    MidwayUSA - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=9013340#post9013340

    - 22LR 40 gr Aguila LRN 500 / $28.99
    - 22LR 40 gr Aguila Subsonic LRN 500 / $33.49
    - 22LR 30 gr Aguila Super HP 500 / $39.99
    - 22LR 40 gr Winchester Super-X Subsonic HP 500 / $42.99

    Killough Shooting Sports - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=9011393#post9011393

    22LR 40 gr Eley Target lead RN 50 / $5.50

    Gamaliel Shooting Supply - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=9009676#post9009676

    22LR 42 gr Gemtech Subsonic LRN 50 / $4.95

    - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=9005694#post9005694

    22LR 40 gr Federal Lead RN 50 / $4.99

    SG Ammo - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=9009434#post9009434

    30 Round 5.56mm AR15 Troy Battle Mag $11.95 (10+ $10.95) - http://www.sgammo.com/product/surpl...15-troy-battle-mag-packaging-may-vary-picture

    30 Round 5.56mm AR15 Generation 2 P-Mag by Magpul $11.95 (10+ $10.95) - http://www.sgammo.com/product/surpl...eration-2-p-mag-magpul-special-purchase-price

    223 ammo - http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/rifle-ammunition/223-556mm

    9x18 Makarov 95 gr Hornady FTX HP Critical Defense 25 / $18.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/horna...ain-ftx-hollow-point-critical-defense-ammo-91

    38Special +P 125 gr Remington Golden Saber BJHP 25 / $15.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/remin...olden-saber-125-grain-bjhp-brass-jacketed-hol

    Other 38Spl ammo - http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol-ammunition/38-special

    9mm 115 gr Speer Gold Dot HP 50 / $29.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/speer...gold-dot-115-grain-hollow-point-le-ammo-53614

    9mm 124 gr Federal HST HP 20 / $23.95

    9mm 147 gr Federal HST HP 50 / $29.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/feder...ral-hst-147-grain-hollow-point-le-ammo-p9hst2

    40S&W 155 gr Federal American Eagle FMJ 50 / $21.95

    40S&W 165 gr Speer Gold Dot HP 50 / $33.95

    40S&W 175 gr Hornady Critical Duty FlexLock 20 / $18.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/horna...al-duty-175-grain-flexlock-hollow-point-91376

    40S&W 175 gr Hornady Critical Duty HP 50 / $33.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/horna...75-grain-hornady-critical-duty-le-ammo-91375#

    40S&W 180 gr Remington Ultimate Home Defense HP 20 / $18.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/remin...acketed-hollow-point-remington-ultimate-home-

    40S&W 180 gr Federal HST HP 50 / $32.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/feder...t-180-grain-federal-hollow-point-ammo-p40hst1

    40S&W 180 gr Remingtion HTP HP 50 / $33.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/remin...ain-remingtion-htp-hollow-point-ammo-rtp40sw2

    45Auto 165 gr Federal Hydra-Shok HP 20 / $23.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/feder...hydra-shok-hollow-point-ammo-federal-pd45hs3h

    45Auto 185 gr PMC JHP 50 / $29.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/pmc/50-round-box-45-auto-acp-pmc-185-grain-jhp-hollow-point-ammo-45b

    45Auto 185 gr Remington Golden Saber BJHP 25 / $16.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/remin...-saber-185-grain-bjhp-brass-jacketed-hollow-p

    45Auto 185 gr Speer Gold Dot HP 50 / $32.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/speer/50-round-box-45-auto-speer-gold-dot-185-grain-gdhp-ammo-53964

    45Auto 200 gr Hornady Custom XTP HP 20 / $15.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/horna...ain-xtp-hollow-point-hornady-custom-ammo-9112

    45Auto 230 gr Winchester FMJ 100 / $49.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/winchester/100-round-box-45-auto-acp-winchester-230-grain-fmj-usa45avp

    45Auto 230 gr Remington HTP HP 50 / $38.95 - http://www.sgammo.com/product/remin...erminal-performance-jacketed-hollow-point-rem
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013
  17. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    I grow weary of these CTD bashing threads, I've seen worse prices at gun shows. Chuckle and move along, pity the fool who is that desperate or doesn't know any better.

    There is asking price and selling price, when the asking price isn't met, eventually it will come down to what the market supports. Unfortunately as the prices listed above show selling prices are still 50-100% higher than eight months ago. A few random clicks on the links above showed most were out of stock so I doubt prices will come down much anytime soon. :(

    I've bought from CTD in the past when they had the best in stock price on what I needed, and I'll do so again if it ever happens. In the meantime their catalogs are good for a laugh, and I enjoy their Jerry Micluk "shoot fast" videos.
  18. Browns Fan

    Browns Fan Well-Known Member

    I did not know that dirt was so expensive!
  19. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    I hope they go out of business and someone buys all their inventory and sells it for a fair price. They don't deserve to stay in business and quite frankly with their prices I can't imagine anyone buying ammo from them.
  20. j1

    j1 Well-Known Member

    I have been ripped off but only because I was ignorant of what I should have asked for what I was selling.

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