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$352.77 + shipping for 2 boxes of 22 ammo.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SaxonPig, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. MachIVshooter

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    Oh, yes they did. Just not as much.

    Pre-panic, I could buy used USGI mags for $6/ea. Think you can find that price now? I doubt you'll touch one in useable condition for under $20.
     
  2. 3GunEric

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    P-Mags are better than USGI and far less common (newer) - that is why they spiked. I like both but prefer P-Mags for competitions.
     
  3. plodder

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    Wow, that's more than double what I'm shooting .223 for right now. Of course, when I run out of my judiciously stockpiled powder, primer and boolit stash I'll be whining like a whipped pup! (in about 1-2 years :neener:) Having experienced a previous scare or two I made hay on building inventory in Oct.-Nov. If & When things get back to a little more reasonable supply/demand balance I will be doubling down.
     
  4. Torian

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    I still buy guns on gunbroker, but I haven't bought ammo on there since we left behind the days of buying mil surplus SS109 loads for .10 a round.

    Just the thought of ammo that cheap makes me want to cry!
     
  5. vtail

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    I'd love to be a fly on the wall when he opens up his box and then actually reads the auction description.
     
  6. KingMedicine

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    Holy crap. I guess I was lucky as sin to get a box of automatch federal today for 17 bucks.
     
  7. Spymaster

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    There is nothing outrageous about it, you are getting a hard lesson in economics, specifically the economic law of supply v demand. To be blunt, I am ashamed to see so many young Americans so thoroughly inculcated into the marxist economic platform.

    You haven't seen anything yet, with the marxists in charge, its inevitible that our economy is going to implode, and a good 80% of the populace is totally apathetic toward this, soon enough you'll think of the above prices as the good old days.
     
  8. Rembrandt

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    Think things are bad now?.......wait till Cabela's and Bass-Pro begin stocking shelves with 10 round packages of .22 rimfire. Don't laugh, when I was a kid shotgun slugs were sold in boxes of 25 rounds.......today they're sold 5 per package.
     
  9. GBExpat

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    The Winning Bidder has more dollars than sense, perhaps? :)
     
  10. coloradokevin

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    I've always been against gouging, but if anyone is that stupid or desperate they deserve it.

    I've got two boxes of that ammo (actually .22 shorts) sitting here in plastic wrap. New from the store on 08/15/12. Might have to see if I can get these sold for $300!
     
  11. Trent

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    Good grief, people are paying MORE for frigging 22 LR than I paid for the last case of 223 I bought.

    That's insane.
     
  12. oneounceload

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    Last time I bought Remington 22 (all of which has worked just fine), I paid $95 for a case. That's a case of 6,250 rounds for $95. or .0152/each - about what they were worth to me. No way will I pay that much per round when it is non-reloadable
     
  13. Husker_Fan

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    The law of supply and demand is predicated on the idea of market participants having appropriate knowledge. Clearly there is a lot of stupid going on.
     
  14. ApacheCoTodd

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    Yikes! Over .35 cents per round?:what:
    I've got LC Match .308 bought relatively recently that I didn't come near to that number in buying - the times, they indeed are a changin'.
     
  15. Jim Mac

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    I think Im going about this all wrong. I was cleaning out the closet the other night and came across about 2000 rounds of .22 I forgot about. Offered 3 550 round bulk packs for 40 bucks each and sold them in about a hour. I did keep my own reserve pile of over 2000 rounds, but since I really dont shoot very often I bet these rounds will last me for the next 10 years or so. jim
     
  16. Ignition Override

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    For $9-10/box, they could have bought three Small boxes of 7.62x39 last week at Bullseye gun shop, in West Little Rock.
     
  17. mrvco

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    Tonight I ordered 1,000 9MM 115g FMJ's for $289 delivered. Still pricey compared to pre-panic, but cheaper than that 22LR :D
     
  18. bannockburn

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    Wow...over $350 for 1000 rounds of Remington GB! That makes the 300 rounds of CCI MiniMags I found at Walmart the other day (for under $25), the bargain of the century.
     
  19. MachIVshooter

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    I know. I was less that that after shipping on a case of PMC bronze in Nov.
     
  20. desidog

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    1 out of 3 pictures may be deceiving, but the title of the auction is clear enough.

    Funny, this thread reminded me of SaxonPig's Single-round-of-.45ACP auction a while back.... Then i saw this threads' original poster.
     
  21. Grunt

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    Well, if this guy didn't pay attention to what he was buying, that's his problem. Misleading pictures or not, here in America we read from top to bottom , left to right. He might want to try that sometime by reading the description, eh? As far as the prices that people are willing to pay, yup, totally insane as far as I'm concerned. I just cast up a bunch of .357 bullets with some old wheel weights I picked up for free several years ago and primed my old cases with primers that were $1.79 again from years ago that I happened to have stashed away. I think the bottle of Unique I still had around was something like $17 but even at today's prices, 4 grains per round is still pretty economical. Now we look at this guy spending $0.35 per round for .22LR, I sat down and penciled it out and even with wheel weights going to $1.60 per pound, primers I have seen here at $3.50 per hundred and Unique going for something like $20 per pound, even if I didn't stock up years ago and had to buy all the components new, I am still looking at $0.082 per round to reload my old cases. LOL, a little over 8 cents per round for a larger, more powerful .38 Special reload versus 35 cents per round of non-reloadable .22LR! :banghead:
     
  22. lionking

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    Maybe we really are what is described as a "gun culture". Because free market aside there is something wrong with people when they spend that kind of money on something like that meaning ammo and especially .22.

    It approaches to being like someone who is a addict to pay that kind of money and it makes me wonder how naive or gullible or plain stupid they are that they can't shop around. It also makes me wonder if shill bidding to drive up false demand is happening. And for the comment of cigarettes, I smoke and no I wouldn't pay $25 for a pack I'd quit smoking just like I have given up shooting for the meantime.
     
  23. Spymaster

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    Thats one way to look at things, another way is that you are now forever removed from the marketplace, due to your inability to economically pursue it!

    I see a lot of folks around here making derogatory remarks about other people, and what they are either selling or buying, and of course their corresponding price points. Everyone of them are missing the bigger picture, which is that you have been removed from the economy, perhaps voluntarily for now, but if prices remain elevating, many of you will simply be unable to participate in it, period!

    That won't be a consequence of the wealthy wasting their money, as you wise pontificators seem so enthralled by, but rather because they can afford what you cannot.
     
  24. dampoo

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    I wonder if flounder57 put in a high max bid thinking 10 cartons. When these other two beginners (only a few purchases) just came up against the auto bids thinking someone was outbidding them manually. If someone thinks they are being out bid then it must be worth that much.
     
  25. nwilliams

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    We currently have 375 round packs of CCI Mini Mag for sale at the gun shop I work at for about $30 a pack.

    We had 75,000 rounds in total come in about a week ago and as of today we have about about $5,000 rounds left in stock. The really sad part is that we limit customers to one pack per of 375 rounds day, that's how insane the demand is right now!
     
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