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Crazy price for primers at a local auction tonight.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MCMXI, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. MCMXI
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    Most Mondays there's an online auction in my town and I've bought quite a few things there. You have a week to look over the items and bidding starts around 5pm on a Monday afternoon. There are some great deals to be had but I see people overpay for many things, particularly firearms, but I was amazed to see the final selling price of the primers shown below. Assuming all the boxes are full that's 9,100 primers for $1,236.25 which includes the buyers 15% fee of $161.25. That's almost $0.14 per primer as opposed to the typical $0.03 per primer, or put another way, a 453% increase in cost. CRAZY!!

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  2. kelbro

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    Crazy but...he now has some primers!

    One year from now, he might be bragging about this 'bargain' that he picked up at auction.
     
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    The Winchester primers are from the 1990s also. Still have some.
     
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  4. Steve S.

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    I have more primers than I can shoot in a lifetime and I thought that my returns in the stock market were good, hmmmm!
     
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    Assuming buyer paid? If so seller is happy, buyer is happy, I have to guess, <shrug>
     
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    Where are you finding that nowadays?
    Typical seems to be between .07 and .10 cents a piece.
     
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    That's not bad compared to some I've seen on gun broker. I watched an auction for 1K of CCI #41 that went for $225
     
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  8. CRracer712

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    Local gun shops are limiting quantities, but they're still only 4 cents a primer around here.

    OP shows large rifle primers, that's a lotta powder to utilize 9100 primers.
     
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  9. MCMXI
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    That's what I'm seeing up here too ... primers in the $3 to $4 per 100 range. I don't usually buy primers from brick and mortar stores but I was in Murdochs a while ago (2019 BC) and saw five boxes of GM205MAR on the shelf for $3/100. I had recently ordered and received 2,000 GM205MAR primers from Powder Valley but figured what the heck .... might as well get these too.
     
  10. earlthegoat2

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    So your going to be seeing some primers being sold off one sleeve at a time around your parts for a little while.
     
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  11. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Can I roll my primer inventory into a Roth IRA?
     
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    :rofl: With these kinds of returns ... heck yeah!
     
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