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Cheaper than Dirt...

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

  1. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Member

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    I know they are so popular... it's very interesting to see their ads on this site when they have such a good reputation amongst us.... excuse me while I :barf:
     
  2. JVaughn

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    Let them pay for us to exchange free speech and bash them. Poetic justice I say.
     
  3. Torian

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    I started to get angry reading your post until it ended in sarcasm. I've calmed down now.

    :D
     
  4. InkEd

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    They paid a six figure donation to the 2A foundation. Trying to buy forgiveness.
     
  5. ThirtyOughtSix

    ThirtyOughtSix New Member

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    I got one of their catalogues today and they won't even put prices next to half their stuff anymore.
     
  6. mrvco

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    They may be popular, but they're not a good kind of popular.
     
  7. WinchesterAA

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    Did I miss something? CTD never soiled my wheaties... Plus they regard people and LEOs as equals, which seems to be a good thing as far as I can tell.
     
  8. Kiln

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    Basically CTD got slammed with a monumental number of orders in a very short time.

    They then stopped taking orders for a short period of time to catch up and gun owners turned on them for siding with the anti's like starving canibals.
     
  9. Blackstone

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    Wasn't it the ridiculous price hikes that got them in the bad books?
     
  10. mcdonl

    mcdonl Senior Member

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    Kiln and Blackstone are both sort of right. They did stop taking orders, but only for AR/AK type guns.... And, they did raise their prices but ask the "free market" people around here and they will tell you CTD are the smart ones, and we are the idiots.
     
  11. W L Johnson

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    So they're charging LEOs $1.88 + shipping a round for 5.56, $60 for pmags and $100 for a used Colt AR mag as well?

    The $1.88 a round 5.56
    Lake City 62gr 20rd box.
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/AMM-223
     
  12. Arkansas Paul

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    And they also cancelled people's orders they had already made and lied to them about being out of stock. Then, the very next day, the same products were available at 4x the original price.
     
  13. fallout mike

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    There are members here doing the same thing. Last night someone selling 500 rd bricks of .22lr for $100. I bought one at walmart yesterday for $20. Maybe we should start a thread naming our very own members that are gouging the way we have for companies. It would probably stop fast.
     
  14. Mayvik

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    They are far from the only "gougers" during the great banic of 2013. CTD is easy to bash because they are very visible. You, as the consumer, have the right to shop where you feel like - if you don't like CTD's price hikes (or "warehouse X" shipping games..or whatever the hate bandwagon of the month was before that...), don't buy from them and if enough people do the same, their business model will adjust itself or they will no longer be in business. Ivan isn't standing behind your computer with a 9x18 pressed against the back of your head making you purchase overpriced magazines from the State approved source...
     
  15. fallout mike

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    Mayvik, im pretty sure they are saying they wont buy from them. Nobody is saying they are being forced to. And nobody is saying they are the only "gougers". So, with that being said I really don't understand your post.
     
  16. jrdolall

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    I have had nothing but good luck with them. You have to watch them on shipping but they have always delivered 100% of my orders in a timely manner.

    You have to excuse me but I don't agree at all with a couple of the points here. They raised their prices in response to the huge demand? So what? It is simply a matter of refusing to pay those prices. They don't put prices in their catalog? Would you in this volatile market? Then people would be bashing them because they didn't honor their catalog price.

    I don't know about cancelling orders and then having product available next day at higher prices since I didn't order anything from them during that time. It seems to me that the internet guys are in the same situation as the LGS and Walmart. They don't know when they will be getting their orders in and they may not even know what the cost will be.

    While I don't condone any sorts of "price gouging" I firmly believe that this is a sellers market and if I own stock in a company they darned well better be taking advantage of that market. This is not bread and milk or gas during a hurricane. It is a luxury item, for the vast majority of our purchases, and every supplier out there should be selling at what the market will bear. I have purchased plenty of ammo and 11 guns since the election, all at normal to good prices. .22 bricks from Graf when things started getting crazy. 6.5x55 and .223 for hunting from Grafs. 2 guns from Walmart at regular price, both .22 "tacticals". 2 boxes of .357 magnum from Walmart last week at regular price and they had some 38 spl but I have plenty. A savage 25-06 from a local gun store. Several gun purchases from individuals at excellent prices.

    Anyone who overpays right now is either desperate or crazy. The deals are out there if you look for them and can be in the right place at the right time. Just check out Gunbroker and see the bricks of .22 going for $70 with MULTIPLE BIDDERS.
     
  17. BADUNAME30

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    Write Return To Sender on it and stick it back in your mail box.
     
  18. fallout mike

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    Jrdolall, I agree with you mostly. Just a couple of things. I get monthly sale catalogs in from many companies. CTD is the only one that have raised their prices massively. They are the only ones that stopped putting their prices on lots of items in print. Why hasn't all the other big name companies done so? Also, the person in sporting goods at walmart can tell me what they are getting the next day anytime I ask them.
     
  19. Torian

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    I have no issues with increased prices. We are all paying them. CTD has engaged in "price gouging". There is a big difference. Even way before they started doing this, they raised their shipping and handling prices to obscene levels, particularly for ammo purchases...so I stopped buying entirely from them at that point.

    Others are welcome to buy from them, but based on their current business model...they won't get any of mine.
     
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  20. returningfire

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    I had stopped buying from them before all this stuff happened. Their prices are not "Cheaper than Dirt" got blistered on shipping, and stuff coming from warehouse A being this much+ shipping and the rest of your order coming from warehouse B + shipping etc. Just like playing the numbers game at the car dealership, I don't like that game so I stopped buying from CTD. That's my decision and you can make yours. But there are a lot of other places that you can buy from usually cheaper than CTD. They can charge what they want and you can pay it if you want.
    It is still a "free" county in that regard.
     
  21. jcwit

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    And no one here on this thread has ever said or made bad decisions and later repented for it/them?

    Those who point fingers had better look to themselves first.
     
  22. fallout mike

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    Repent- to turn from ones ways
    CTD- currently still doing these things
    Haven't repented yet
     
  23. Grassman

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    CTD is dead to me.
     
  24. Mayvik

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    Point was basically "Oh great another bitching about CTD thread..."
     
  25. mljdeckard

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    I agree, let them pay to advertise so that we can complain about them.
     

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