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One Of THR Advertisers Has 22 LR

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Russ Jackson, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. Russ Jackson

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    Free idea of the day. Start an ammo auction site. AmmoBay.com
     
  2. pty101

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    Do people actually buy at those prices? I guess if you just bought your first .22lr or AR you might spend more on ammo, but I wouldn't think they could sell much at those prices
     
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    Can someone start a running list of these gouging businesses? I've just added this one to my list, along with CheaperThanDirt. I'd love to see a running list made into a sticky so I'll know who to NEVER send money to ever again.
     
  4. Strange Bob

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    not a typo ... I just called them. I added them to my list also. That would be the black list.
     
  5. Strange Bob

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    The ad is now off their website ... maybe they sold that brick!
     
  6. cowtownup

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    I may have enough 22 ammo to trade for a nice pistol at that price...
     
  7. Russ Jackson

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    Obviously they got some calls from the thread. Thay have not taken down the off brand 50 rd packs for $14.95
    http://alamoammo.com/rifle-ammo/22-...powder-50-rnds-m-id-1b222339-upc-640420001296
    Or the 50 round Federal 9mm FMJ that should sell for $9.99 for $54.99
    http://alamoammo.com/pistol-ammo/9m...115-gr-fmj-50-rnds-m-id-ae9dp-upc-29465088224

    9mm JHP for $69.99 for 50 rounds:http://alamoammo.com/pistol-ammo/9mm/9mm-remington-115-gr-jhp-50-rnds-m-id-l9mm1-upc-47700356501
     
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    I can do better than that. I'll sell up to 5 boxes at a discounted $200 each box; just so that I can one day say that I turned $1000 percent profit on something.
     
  9. Russ Jackson

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    update for some more of the specials they are offering!
     
  10. Grassman

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    +1....I will remember the places that were fair in their dealings, and those that were not. Hope you're reading this Cheaper than Dirt!
     
  11. Russ Jackson

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    well done high road members since i posted the gouging at alamo ammo every item except the 9mm blazer at $49.99 per box has been removed. I am betting it will be removed shortly nice job! FLAWLESS VICTORY SUB-ZERO WINS!
     
  12. xjsnake

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    Did you guys see the 20 rounds of black talon .380 for over $150?
     
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    I was at my LGS today and it was kind of sad on ammo , i joked around and told them that they had more guns then ammo (which they did) also i pick up a box of 9mm American Eagle for $23.00 for 50 rounds just for the gun i have in layaway lol..
     
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    There prices have always been high...and some saps will keep the in business.
     
  15. Outlaw Man

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    Remington 9mm 115gr FMJ 50 rds for $70.

    Obviously I need to take my 500 round case to the gun show this weekend. That'll buy me an AR when all this settles down!
     
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    I bought a .22 FEG pistol about a month ago, and was asked twice (once by the guy that got it out for me and once by the woman that checked me out) if I needed ammo for it. I responded to both that I had more "in stock" than they did, having already noticed their bare .22 shelf.
     
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    I agree. Ive started a file of companies that price gouge.

    This temporary crisis has people showing their true colors.
     
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    I knew there was a reason I spent the last 4 years getting myself up to a decade's worth of ammo for each caliber I shoot.
     
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    That is the craziest pricing I have seen. People should boycott this company for such. I won't buy anything from them, ever. Maybe they will have an "after the panic sale" and offer a 5 for 1 price. I work in south Texas and there are several places that are the same way in pricing their stuff. Should go price some stuff at the gunshows in San Antonio. Unbelievable.

    kenken
     
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    That's what friends are for. Those of us who do have some 22LR available would certainly not miss 500 or 1000 rounds of the common stuff. But that does not mean we are going to put it up for sale either. My ammo cabinet door is open as I type this and I suspect I see at least 30K rounds plus there are more stored elsewhere.
     
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    does ANYONE have .22LR ? I want to plink :\
     
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    Hmmm

    Im all for capitolism, Price gouging can often times come with that. From what i know, when the supply is low, the demand, even on the retailer's, side gets very high, So... What it comes down to is that the retailers end up paying sufficiently more due to the demand... But 250 for a box of .22lr? Seriously? Thats taking it to a whole new level. This company obviously doesnt know its customer very well, and will likely go out of business unless they start selling stuff at cost ;)
     
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    Wallmart yesterday 223 12 dollars for 20 rounds of 556. 60 cents a round winhester white box 55 grain 3 box max, bring the family and pick up a dozen boxes or just go in and out a few times, also had plenty of shotgun shells for about 60cents each, considering the gun show was 1.09 for AR and $2 bucks for 12 gauge buck, this was a bargain, also 45 was 22 a box for federal 230 grain. It gets put out every night at 8 pm in Vero Beach.
    How or why anyone regaurdless of how much money they have would pay that much for ammo is beyond me. It's insulting.
     
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    What have we gained by them taking the items down? Satisfaction? The loss of the ability to identify and boycott? If they had a source of stock, it will be on gun broker. For all we know, that is how they got stock in the first place.

    I really struggle with this. On an instinctual level, gouging makes me mad. I just can't make that feeling match logic though.

    I think the illusion is this: I see items in stock. I want them at a fair price, but fail to recognize that were they at a fair price, they'd be in someone's stockpile and not in stock.

    We tend to forget that all transactions are really auctions in disguise. Set prices at stores are a shortcut to that for time efficiency, not a replacement. The supply curve has not changed - if anything, the manufacturers are stepping UP production and shops are working harder to find stock. The demand curve HAS shifted. The "blame" lies with anyone who actually pays these prices.

    Is it also immoral to buy ammo at 35 cents a round, when we would be willing to pay 50? When this bubble bursts, will it be immoral to take advantage of the resulting deals? If someone offers 50% of pre-Sandy prices dumping excess ammo, will you insist on paying more? Sellers seek to maximize price, buyers seek to minimize. Do these actions differ ethically? If so, how? My gut tells me they do... but I wonder if this is one of those rare cases where my gut is flat wrong.
     
  25. JohnKSa

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    I like their quantity discount on the Blazer Brass 9mm.

    If you buy a case, 1000 rounds, you get a 0.9% discount. If you buy half a case you get a 0.4% discount.

    I don't believe I've ever seen any business advertise a discount of under 1% before.
     
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