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Bud's pulled all but a few of their ARs from their web site.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by harmonic, Nov 8, 2008.

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  1. harmonic

    harmonic member

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    I checked their site before the Wananmacher show this morning, and this afternoon they had pulled all but a few of the ARs from their ads.

    I guess they want to capitalize off the fever?
     
  2. Mainsail

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    They were probably sold to local customers.
     
  3. caseypj

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    Mainsail, they're not even showing as out of stock, they're missing entirely.
     
  4. Gord

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    Couldn't possibly be that they just want to do their customers (and themselves) a service by removing the rifles that sold out quickly (because they were cheap, probably) and which they have no ability to get more stock of so that no one's time is wasted calling about them.
     
  5. Mainsail

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    This is posted on the AIM site:
    Crazy times....
     
  6. harmonic

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    Who is AIM?
     
  7. koginam

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    Damn the free market system strikes again. I hate it when a company makes a profit and is able to stay in business.
     
  8. smartshooter.45

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    aim surplus. google them. they have great deals on guns/ammo
     
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  10. harmonic

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    Yeah, I especially like it when a company capitalizes off of panic in order to gouge its customers.

    I won't be shopping Buds.

    I will, however, be shopping this guy:

    http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=317791
     
  11. Phydeaux642

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    Yes, I to love companies that can make a profit and stay in business. However, I don't like companies that take advantage of their customers by taking advantage of a bad situation. Thankfully, my LGS doesn't do this and that's why I support them.
     
  12. 22-rimfire

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    That's idiotic. You are jumping to conclusions that may not be correct. Maybe they just sold them.

    Spoken as a capitalist, if I had an AR for sale today and I had two buyers. Once was willing to pay substantially more for the same gun. Who would you sell the gun to?

    My guess is that since there seems to be some panic buying going on, inventories will dry up within a week. It will take a while to replenish. I bet the factories are humming this coming week!!! Maybe someone may just keep their job because of increased customer demand or they may hire additional workers. That's America!!
     
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  14. harmonic

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    When Buds sells out, they post "no longer in stock" beside the item.

    Now they pulled the entire ad with the phrase, "There are no products to list in this category."

    Let's see if tomorrow all the "no products" are back up, only with substantially higher prices.

    Contrary to your unHighroad response, I think it's idiotic to patronize anybody who gouges their customers.
     
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    Received this e-mail from Bud's this morning.

    It took a couple of days, but we have managed to stabilize our replacement cost on our best selling ARs and AKs. As reported on ABCs Nightline tonight, distributors nationwide raised prices as much as 200 percent on Wednesday. Our website prices are updated hourly 24/7 to reflect our current replacement cost on each make/model. We have since contacted each of our distributors and secured our reorder costs through the end of this year.

    For example, the very popular Doublestar Mil-Spec M4 A3 .223 has returned to the original price of $699 Delivered.
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=411534646

    Also back to $699 Delivered, the Century International Arms Model RI965X Black Synthetic 223.
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=55128

    Earlier this week we ordered just about every AR we could get our hands on. As a result, we have hundreds of ARs enroute to us now via UPS. We are offering reserve orders, first come -first serve, on some of these incoming firearms, like the Smith & Wesson M&P 15R 5.45X39, Model 811011 for $879 Delivered.
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=55424

    With all these .223 AR rifles flying off the shelves, you can bet ammo prices are the next thing to skyrocket. We have you covered there also. Our PMC .223 ammo currently remains at our pre-election price of $6.99 per box.
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/74001

    We appreciate your patience during this very difficult time. We will continue to work extremely hard to bring you the best prices we possibly can.

    Thank you,

    Your friends at www.BudsGunShop.com
     
  16. harmonic

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    I could care less what his online persona is like, as long as he's a square shooter biz person.
     
  17. No Fear

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    Yea, because it's a GREAT idea to treat people like garbage. THAT will sure unify the gun community. THAT will get new shooters to join us :rolleyes:
     
  18. harmonic

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    If that's true come Tuesday AM, I guess I'll be ordering from them.

    Thanx for the post.
     
  19. harmonic

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    You know what? If he hurt your feelings, the fact that he was banned from THR should be some consolation.

    Personally, he doesn't represent me so I don't really care. And if I were to boycott every rude gun dealer in America I guess that would just about leave me to shop at Payless Shoes.
     
  20. No Fear

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    Harmonic, I think we're close enough to being on the same page to stop beating the dead horse [​IMG]
     
  21. ugaarguy

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    Newsflash folks - some distributors have raised prices on what few AR-15s they have left. Many are out of AR-15s entirely. The dealers can only sell what they can get. Demand has increased. The reason for the demand increase doesn't matter. When supply remains the same or decreases in the face of rising demand prices go up. Welcome to our (mostly) free market society.
     
  22. 22-rimfire

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    Harmonic, see, things work out and gee wiz you may be a Bud's customer. Oh yee of little faith.... :)
     
  23. ilbob

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    The first two links did not work for me.

    The ammo link shows a price of $7.99.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/658/products_id/74001

    I can't say I blame him a whole lot for having to regroup at a time of extreme turmoil in the EBR market.
     
  24. RP88

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    did anyone seriously not see this coming? They're trying to make a buck, yes. If you don't like it, then don't buy it.

    If you can't put up with a 10% jump or more, then I have no idea on how you survived the 300% gouging in gas prices from 2000 to just a month ago that you really had no choice in paying regardless of where you went.
     
  25. Gunnerpalace

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    -51% savings ;)



    Please tell me somebody got that.
     
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