So... I bought some primers yesterday on Gunbroker

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  1. higgite

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    Yeah, I have an opinion... but no experience. ;)
     
  2. BCR#1

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    Ouch! I hated paying $70 for 2 lbs of HS6 a couple months a go. Guess I caught a break on price then.

    Bill
     
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    They came in :)
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    I was in Sportsmen's Warehouse yesterday and they actually had some Pistol powder. Their long shot was priced at $28.00 a lb, not bad at all but I didn't buy it. I don't need it. Someone else might though.
    I asked them about primers and they said they haven't seen any for over a year.

    They were putting out ammo yesterday when I was there, I didn't see any 9mm.
    The local indoor shooting range I shoot at doesn't have any problem finding it and I'm wondering how they are getting it when no one else can.

    This is in Greensboro, NC.
    I won't run out for quite a while , but I'm like Walkalong, I will wait for the prices to stabilize before I start replacing stock.
     
  5. PADoubleX

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    So everyone is thinking 8 cents a primer is kind of a normal price right now. If you were the primer manufacturer why would you sell for less when the "recovery" comes? Brass is approaching a 25 year high, truck driver shortages driving up the price of fuel and delivery, plus $15 minimum wage is coming, you've got the pressures of the fed leaning on the gun industry. What's the rationale for components to come back down to pre COVID prices?

    I'm on the hunt, every day, for primers. I just sold, Friday, some crypto (DOGE) for .33 a coin, I paid .005 a coin, today its 53.6 a coin. I'm trying to get back in on a dip at .44. My point is everything for the foreseeable future is going higher. You'll see a huge correction in the market, the Fed can't print anymore money, how will you hold off inflation? The greater concern is stagnation. I don't like it, but frankly, I'll buy at market price to keep me going in what I'm doing. For me, having my silos full of grain today makes more sense than to wait until prices come down to a price *I* think they should be. My 2 cents.
     
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    Good move.

    Me refusing to pay 10 cents a primer is really dumb when you look at the actual money involved.

    I’ll blow $70 on a dumb Pay Per View cagefight, then get stressed about the price of primers
     
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    Hey man, sorry to be Grammar Guy, but it’s “the feds”

    the fed is something entirely different
     
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    There is or was a whole scene on Youtube of guys who buy stuff at WalMart and resell it on ebay

    Their vids are entertaining, and I investigated one of the guys and it turned out he was actually making $50-100 a day just reselling stuff from box stores
     
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    “having my silos full of grain today makes more sense than to wait until prices come down to a price *I* think they should be”

    So true. Our ideas of economy are polluted with so many boneheaded misconceptions.

    YOU are shooting, and the thrifty guys are not. I’ll copy you instead of them

    I’m just starting to realize this with handguns too:

    it’s probably cheaper in the long run to buy “fine firearms” instead of the random cheapo pieces I have, because they hold their value and you’ll get your money back easily

    Me, on the other hand, I’m stuck with 4 extra 32 Charters I don’t know what to do with
     
  10. GeoDudeFlorida

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    What's sad is he could make twice that at an honest job if he applied the same thought and effort to it. What you can get away with and what's honest are not always the same thing.
     
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    I bought a bunch of expired food from a hobo friend who was reselling stuff he’d bought at the 99 Cent store.

    “Good grief, if you applied yourself to legit business, you could actually make some real money,” is what went thru my head
     
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    This isn't actually off topic... When I was working in Vero Beach back in the 80's there was a food truck that would setup in the parking lot of the thrift store. They had good food - sandwiches, soups, stews - and sodas. Weren't cheap but weren't pricey, either. Their truck was always clean and they looked tidy enough. Across the street in a vacant lot there was a guy in a van with an outdoor fryer and a cooler. He sold "meat on a stick" and beer. He looked dirty, long greasy hair, dirt clothes, his van looked like it belonged in a horror movie. First time I saw him I asked one of the locals who it was, "Oh, you mean 'Dan'? Don't eat his garbage. Trust me." I did. Later found out the locals called him "Van-Dan the Road-Kill Man." There was a reason for it. Funny thing is he always had a line. :eek:o_O
     
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    As a long-time investigator, I have learned that NOTHING is off topic
     
  14. Walkalong

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    Well, this thread has certainly wandered off topic.
     
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