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Cabela’s Primer Pricing Just Went Berserk

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by markr6754, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. ohihunter2014

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    Yeah, I noticed that also which made 0 sense to me. Its like hey, this is the most popular powder (Varget) lets price it $40-pound when something someone never uses is $23-pound.
     
  2. ohihunter2014

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    Does anyone know why they quit stocking the S&B SPP? I used to grab them on sale for $20 and then the sales went to $27-1k and now you cant even buy them.
     
  3. Random 8

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    From another thread on the subject, consensus is that S&B is not currently importing them for various theoretical reasons.
     
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  4. Charlie98

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    Probably supply. Of all the reloading components currently available, primers seem to be the most volatile... excuse the pun.
     
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  5. Random 8

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    https://recobstargetshop.com/ Check out this vendor if you live in MN or WI. If you live in a Speedee delivery area, your Hazmat is a flat $10 and they drop it at your door w/o a signature.
     
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    I heard they had a fire and the place blew up. No more S&B
     
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  7. deadeye dick

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    Went there the other day looking for some cleaning patches. Guess what, not a one in sight. Asked one of the expert sales person if they had any in another location. He just shrugged his shoulders and said I guess we are out of them. I guess Ozzie Osbourne was right, stupid people do stupid things.
     
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  8. Rule3

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    Every time this topic comes up there is the dreaded "Haz Mat" fee. If you live in a State that allows mail order. Look around for sales, buy in bulk (primers and powder) (not from Midway as their powder ships from a different place than primers so they can not be combined)

    The haz mat fee gets absorbed and ends up less than paying local sales tax.
    Example MidSouth haz mat is $28.00
    Graf and Sons is $10.00!

    You do the math:

    https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/2421
     
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  9. Nature Boy

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    Looks like the Gander Mountain pricing strategy.

    Mark it up 20%-30% over full retail

    Run an occasional "sale" for -20% off

    File for bankruptcy when no one buys your inventory
     
  10. Eugen

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    Yes, the best part of Gander's brilliant 'stragegy' is when they became moribund and held some really great sales at 50-90% discount before they closed. I loved picking through their bones for some great deals.
     
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    I try to buy in bulk to minimize the hazmat and shipping fees. Sometimes these guys will run a free shipping or free hazmat fee. I find there prices to be the absolute best and they always seem to have almost everything in stock:

    https://www.powdervalleyinc.com/product/cci-500-small-pistol-primers-1000/
     
  12. ATLDave

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    Cabela's just ain't the same since the Bass Pro people took over. :(
     
  13. ohihunter2014

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    Even then they jacked the prices up. I have always worn Gander guide series hunting clothes and wanted new bibs. The red sticker said something like $170-40% and under that red sticker was the normal price of $130. They almost had me thinking I was getting a good deal at $130 when in reality the normal price was $130. I did find some tree stand harnesses for around $40 that were a steal!
     
  14. Lee Q. Loader

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    I've bought Unique and Bullseye at Cabela's in the past year and I know they were around $22 or $23 per lb. I was in Cabelas about a week ago looking at powders and saw the prices and walked away. Pistol powders that are usually in the $23 range were over $30 and Rifle powders that I can find just under $30 were over $40! At least I still have Scheel's and Sportsman's Warehouse.
    Now what am I going to spend that $200 Cabelas gift certificate on?
     
  15. ohihunter2014

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    Sell it to someone.
     
  16. Livin_Cincy

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    I live in the same area.
     
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    Currently my wife and I are good for about $1,000 in Cabela's rewards on the Cabela's visa which now under Bass Pro has become a Master Card. To maintain the Visa Black status they required using the card for $25K annually which we did. I agree since Bass Pro bought them things are not what they were. I ended last year and began this year using my Harley Davidson Visa and will continue to make that our prime card, heck we get better rewards on over priced Harley Davidson products. :) I'll eventually find a gun I like in their Gun Library and buy it using all the points and slowly end our long relationship with Cabela's. My wife just mentioned Christmas. Every year we have several friends we would send a bacon sampler to. The bacon samplers were 4 pounds of good bacon, a pound each of 4 types. Typically about $60 or $15 a pound. This year the bacon samplers went up to 8 Lbs and were well over twice the old price for twice the bacon, actually $140.

    Bass Pro apparently learned nothing from the late Gander Mountain. Eventually enough people will walk away. I just looked at a pound of Varget costing $40. Damn shame too.

    Ron
     
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  18. ATLDave

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    Bass Pro totally screwed up Cabela's in-house clothing line, too. They put elastic in the waistband of the shorts and cargo pants I used to buy. Heavy, itchy, sweat-inducing elastic. I freakin' hate Bass Pro.
     
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  19. jradisch

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    I always get CCI primers for $29.99 a brick at our local Runnings store.
     
  20. Average Joe

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    I use Cabella's as my showroom, then go and buy online.
     
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  21. IlikeSA

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    Cabelas in the Denver metro area has gone downhill too. I went to the Bargain Basement: nearly empty. I went to the reloading section: half the size it used to be with the same crazy prices. Very few overpriced primers on the shelf and no bricks: 100 count only. It was one of the few times I've walked out of there with nothing. It's just sad, and I probably won't go back. Hello Sportsman's Warehouse.
     
  22. WestKentucky

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    I typically despise big box sporting goods stores for a few reasons, and Cabellas is falling into that category more and more. I gladly support Academy though, I get good deals in store and good deals online in a variety of categories. I buy primers almost exclusively at Academy now.
     
  23. jaysouth

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    cabelas is NOT local. Find a local gunshop and take cash.
     
  24. kmw1954

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    That has been the BPS model forever. There is a BPS store closer to me than the Cabela's and one time I was in BPS when I found the primers they were al behind the counter and only sold by the 100 sleeve at $4.99
     
  25. markr6754

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    I’m pretty sure I already posted on this. There is no other shop anywhere near me (within 40 miles) that carries any reloading supplies. If Cabela’s hadn’t had more reasonably priced components a year a ago I wouldn’t have even started. There is a small shooting range about 42 miles from me that carries SOME loading supplies. In fact, it was also the only public shooting range when I moved to Ohio in 1995. Things have changed significantly from a range perspective, and I have several local gun shops nearby...but none of them carry reloading supplies. So while Cabela’s is NOT local, they are the only non-internet shopping source in my local area. Perhaps I need to open my own store!
     
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