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shipping prices for ammo increase??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sernv99, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. sernv99

    sernv99 Active Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    I went to go order 250 rounds of buckshot and 300 rounds of 7.62x39 ammo from ammunitiontogo.com and the shipping came to $30.00.

    I was like, huh!!! When did this get jacked up all of a sudden?? ***!!! So I decided to cut back for Labor Day weekend holiday gun shooting and stick to shooting a few rounds of skeet or sporting clays using cheap Federal shells from Walmart.

    this sucks:cuss: Last time I ordered from these guys, back in mid June, I don't remember shipping to be $30 and I ordered the same amount of ammo.
  2. Pushrod

    Pushrod Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    I heard on the news this week that we should expect to be paying a bunch more for shipping ALL of our packages as shipping rates are on the rise due to fuel prices. Its like a runaway freight train, fuel prices force a runaway price increase in all sectors.
  3. btg3

    btg3 Participating Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    To get around shipping, I ordered ammo for pick up at the gun show. Had to pay sales tax, but still came out ahead. Of course, this limited me to suppliers who have a table at the show. FWIW.
  4. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

    Happiness Is A Warm Gun Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    Seeing as fuel has fallen 15% over last month S&H should have gone down.

    If companies are charging you what it cost them when diesel was $4.50 a gallon and it is now $3.80 a gallon then that is simply profit.
  5. Microlon

    Microlon New Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Central Texas
    Shippers are clever. When fuel prices rise, shipping prices rise. When fuel prices drop, shipping prices remain unchanged. Then, when fuel prices rise again, guess what? Further, they all lock in diesel supplies from a distributor (they don't stop at the local Exxon) for a year at a time, so in fact the fuel costs don't even affect their costs until it's time to renegotiate the deal. The same is true for jet fuel.

    But it sounds good, and everyone just sort of buys into it, because it's easy to check fuel costs and think, "Man, this stuff is outrageous! I bet the big boys are really hurting."

    Just business as usual.

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