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I,____ being a reasonable person, hereby affirm to not buy 9mm for more than $11.99,

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by coolluke01, Mar 25, 2013.

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  1. dirtykid

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    I watched last night at our local Fleet Farm , as 2-goons greedily scooped up 20-box's each of some steel-cased 5.56 ammo at $11.99 a box/20
    They keep the ammo behind the gun-counter now to control people from buying too much at once, so I peered across the counter and saw they had some 100-ct boxs
    of .45ACP ,, the clerk grabbed a box and set it on the counter,and stated there is a 5-box maximum per person,per day,, so I look back at the shelf and see $47.99 a box !!
    I politely said "no thanks" I'll let somebody else pay that much !!
     
  2. watergun

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    Ammo Pledge

    Count me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. rduchateau2954

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    I'm with ya, I just passed on several boxes of Winchester for $20 a box.
     
  4. hardheart

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    Any reasonable person should be capable of withholding purchases until pricing meets their expectations and ability to afford. Those who go through life unprepared with no forethought and no personal responsibility may feel fine with throwing money away at the drop of a hat when a little planning would have saved them in the long run. Seems only those who are the willing victims of current market forces and those who are the victimizers are happy about those willing to pay the current prices. But a lot of products would be priced at much lower margins if the public could manage a collective IQ greater than a toaster oven.

    But at least there are some who recognize that 'supply & demand' are not just buzzwords spat out to support anything that separates a fool and his money, and that the buyer sets prices. A thread about making the personal choice to assign a dollar value relative to the worth of the good in a person's life and the income they maintain is certainly not the height of communism or stupidity. Going with the flow and paying through the nose at every opportunity to jerk knees seem immensely less intelligent. The guy with more ammo is supposed to be more impressive than the guy with more money, maybe. Too bad there are are guys with more of both who get to sit back.

    Not doing things like standing in line at Wal-mart for three hours or trying to find a way to justify punching paper at five times the expense on an online auction while receiving no wage increases or proportionate improvement in shooting skill is a better spot to be in, imo.
     
  5. joeschmoe

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    I remember all the people who said they wouldn't pay more than 99 cents a pack for cigarettes. Then $1.99, then $2.99. Now it's $4-$6 a pack. They still buy.

    Same for gas at 99 cents a gallon. Then $1.99, then $2.99, etc.


    You'll pay what the market demands, or you won't get any.
     
  6. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    If I need it, I'll buy it. If I don't need it, I won't buy it. Simple as that.
     
  7. montanaoffroader

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    I haven't seen prices much below $15 a box for 9mm around here for years. Same for other rounds, not much below $15-20 for any centerfire round (with a lot of it being even more expensive) except .223 which could be had for ~ $10. 22LR has been $20 or more for a 500-555 bulk pack for years.

    The local Wally World has never had much in the way of ammo, no deals on bulk packs or WWB. I usually buy at Big R (farm and ranch store) or a couple of small local places.

    If I could find 9mm for $11.99, I would certainly buy it. A lot of it.

    It's a good thing I reload for most of the stuff I shoot, otherwise I wouldn't be doing much shooting right now.
     
  8. TIMC

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    Is that you max per round rice? ;)
     
  9. jdooner

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    My buddy's fil, who doesn't shoot anymore, just gave him 5k rounds of .22 and a bunch of 9mm. Some guys have all the luck.
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  10. breakingcontact

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    I'm not going to pay the prices the flippers want (really surprised they get the prices or even close to what they ask) but I have no issue paying a couple bucks more per box than when it was in ready supply.

    Brass 9mm good quality...at $13/$14 I don't feel like I'm getting ripped off.

    Yes, it used to be cheaper and I used to find $1000 used cars that were reliable and would run for a few years.
     
  11. oneounceload

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    Amazing how, just a few months ago, people were turning up their noses at reloading 9mm because "it was everywhere and SOOOO cheap". Funny how a few months changed a LOT of attitudes about that
     
  12. UKWildcatFan

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    Last time I checked buses and cabs use fuel. Wow. :banghead:
     
  13. JohnBT

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    "turning up their noses at reloading 9mm"

    I'm lazy, I bought multiple cases of Swiss-made 9mm when it was $200/1k. I'm glad I'm not trying to find powder and primers now.

    I even bought a thousand .45 ACP this week. They were $125 more than they used to be, but at least they weren't marked up 40% or 100% or something worse. And then Cabela's had Herter's (S&B?) 158 gr. FMJ .38 Spec. yesterday for $18/box of 50 - limit 5.

    John
     
  14. smalls

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    9mm was a little higher around here before the shortage, IIRC.


    I find it funny, too. I was just about to get into reloading, too. Now I just have to wait til this crap stops.
     
  15. Certaindeaf

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    That would last some a week. You coulda spent that same $600-1000 on a metric ton of components back then too. different folks
     
  16. CPLofMARINES

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    I won't do it.
    I bought all my stuff quite a few years ago. :D

    Semper Fi
     
  17. Johannes_Paulsen

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    "Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it."
    Publilius Syrus ~100 BC
     
  18. Queen_of_Thunder

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    Guess you won't be shooting anymore. You will never see those prices again especially for 22lr. BTW in case no one else has offered I'll buy your ammo at those prices.
     
  19. DC Plumber

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    I'm confident that prices will get back to 2011 (or so) prices. Eventually people's stock piles will be "stocked" and the buying will slow.

    I do applaud the effort to get people to just say "no" though. I reload and have a pretty good stock. Haven't bought primers since Bush was in office. I think I'm good for the next 4 years, it'll be close.

    It's so simple, supply and demand. I don't criticize people who flip ammo. If someone is willing to pay it, so be it. I've been tempted to sell a few of my .22 bricks and put the money back into lead for my 38 special.

    Like the saying goes, "this too will pass".
     
  20. MAKster

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    Primers are out of stock as well, so I don't see what benefit being a reloader is in the current situation.
     
  21. BBQJOE

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    Reloaders tend to buy in bulk.
    Most of the ones I know, have powder and primers on hand from just before the start of the Obama days, and still have plenty to last for years. (with a modicum of self control)
    Now is not the time to even think about getting setup to reload.
    That was years ago.
     
  22. Hapworth

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    I'll buy whatever I've determined I need at whatever price I'm willing to pay.
     
  23. M2 Carbine

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    Sure I'll go along with that since I wouldn't even pay those prices.

    Last 9mm I bought was $4.38 a box or less.

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    Try planning ahead.
    It will not only save you money, but you will have all the inexpensive ammo you want.
     
  24. captain awesome

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    Agreed. I won't pay more than that either. Actually I wont even pay that much. since I cast my own and reload everything, and stocked up long ago before the "craziness" I have most of what I need. Now my only limitation is I cant start shooting any new calibers, and I dont have quite enough powder in a couple select calibers that I already do have. If any one has a line on some reasonably priced RL10x let me know.

    There's one exception, I can see myself willing to pay as much as $25 for a brick of 500+ 22lr, maybe $30 in a bad pinch but that would be the limit, I only shoot 22 because its super cheap. If it quits being super cheap (as it has recently) I wont shoot it any more. When I can shoot 357, 10mm or 45 acp for as little as 6 cents a round, why bother paying more to shoot 22?
     
  25. M2 Carbine

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    We plan ahead.
    Even at that, during the last ammo shortage I got down to 10,000 small rifle primers. That will not happen again.


    A friend and were at the gun show when it looked like the American people were actually going to be stupid enough to vote for obama (the 1st time).

    We were at a table trying to decide if we were going to buy a LOT of bullets or a WHOLE LOT of bullets.

    My friend said, "If you don't like the price now, you are going to really hate the price next year".

    We bought everything the seller had in our calibers.
    We are very happy we stretched the budget that day.:)
     
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