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Sometimes I hate the free market: buying frenzy is ON!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by elcaminoariba, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. elcaminoariba

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    Sigh. I hate this. That damn shooting has caused a buying frenzy. I went to cheaperthandirt to check my knee jerk order (of 3 of the 33 rd glock mags at the 29.99 price :neener: ) and noticed the price has jumped ten bucks in 24 hours. Even though I'm one of the ones who has engaged in the frenzy, I want it to calm down (talk about conflicted :eek: )

    Midwayusa has just lengthened the time for when these mags will be back in stock. It went from Feb 14 to March 7. Sounds like the warehouses got utterly CLEANED OUT in the last few days.

    Has anyone seen Glocks flying off the shelves? My favorite local dealer is having trouble getting them, but I don't know about other dealers. A statement from Glock would be cool but probably aint gonna happen because they don't want to be seen as profiting from the actions of a criminal, even though they ARE and never intended to.

    Should I hate cheaperthandirt for essentially profiting off the tragedy by raising their prices?
     
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  2. Dr.Rob

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    You realize you are part of the problem, right?
     
  3. RTR_RTR

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    Does anyone actually cc hi cap mags? Kind of cumbersome given the limited chance you'd need 33 instead of 15 rounds. Hell, just pocket or waistband a second 15.
     
  4. Yo Mama

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    Yes! I can't stand CTD, they never have good prices, and every time they have jacked up their prices to milk us dry.

    I'll never do business with them.

    Now, for your concern, don't worry about it. Legislation has no chance of passing in the current atmosphere.

    I was talking with a gun store owner here, and he said he got slammed with the price he paid for 7.62, vs. what he can sell it for now. He lost alot of money. It all comes down a bit eventually.
     
  5. elcaminoariba

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    Yes I do, and I essentially admitted as much in the opening post. I couldn't resist to place the order, and I'll also admit that I'm glad I did now that the price has jumped. With those shameful individuals admitting that they're introducing a magazine ban to capitalize on this, that price could be over $50 a mag before my order arrives.

    RTR is correct on the bulkiness of the 33 rd mags, but it is nice to have when you're at the range. Remember RTR, the tyrants consider 15 rounds to be "high capacity."
     
  6. FruitCake

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    I've never liked the 33 round magazine anyway.
     
  7. HOWARD J

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    I never liked high cap mags--Way back when---My kids liked to dump 32 rds out of our
    Uzi in 4 seconds----guess who was doing the reloading ! ! !
     
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  9. TexasBill

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    You want it to calm down? Cancel your order. Then you have nothing to worry about or get excited over.

    Okay, Representative McCarthy says she is going to introduce legislation restricting whatever it is she thinks she can get away with restricting. The Speaker of the House will then assign it to the House Committee on the Judiciary which will shuffle it off to a subcommittee. Incidentally, McCarthy is not a member of any of these committees. There it will join the third filing of the Blair Holt bill in waiting the two years until the legislative calendar is cleared again.

    You've got a fairly conservative Republican majority in the House, the new Speaker is rated "A" by the National Rifle Association. You also still have some of the conservative Democrats from the 2008 election.

    Even if the bill made it out of committee, there would be debate on the floor and it would still require a majority of those voting to approve it to even go to the Senate where they would debate it and there is no filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

    This would all take some time and it would only happen if the bill makes it out of committee, which just isn't likely.

    Does any of this sound like anybody needs to be rushing out to buy anything?
     
  10. TNT in Round Rock

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    well put TexasBill
     
  11. gearhead

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    I suppose some parts of a ban could be done through Executive Order, but this administration is too concerned about holding power in 2012.
     
  12. Sport45

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    I had no use for a magazine that sticks past the grip of my pistols before and have no need for one now. Didn't affect me at all.
     
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    i'm sure gun store owners feel the opposite.

    the owner of my local gun shop said his AR style rifle sales skyrocketed when Obama came into office. I'm sure many shop owners are experiencing the same rise in purchases after this tragedy.
     
  14. Old Fuff

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    Last I knew, CDNN Sports (www.cdnnsports.com) had all of these magazines on sale.

    I was truly upset when they didn't have anything for a S&W 1905 Hand Ejector, 4th chg. :neener:

    For those that want to freed the frenzy, HAVE AT IT!!
     
  15. Tomcat47

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    I dont forsee any gun control or ban going past a Rep. House!

    Be thankful things changed last Nov!

    I feel if everyone will just calm down this will go away pretty quickly..

    IMO :uhoh:
     
  16. John Wayne

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    Cheaper Than Dirt is notorious for jacking up the price and adding hidden fees. If you still want to get in on the panic buying, I'd do it from some other retailer.
     
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    And CTD - although they're probably not the only one - has no part in it?
     
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    You can always count on CTD !
     
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    And that's the beginning of problems. If you don't oppose a ban on extended magazines because it doesn't affect you, you may not oppose a band against magazines above ten rounds because you carry a 7-round 1911, and eventually something comes around that bans anything with a removable magazine, and suddenly the revolver guys with that mindset are on the opposing side.

    Ahem. Anyway...

    My original point: We have to fear the anti's and fence-sitters more, right now. Even if they're not a majority, the reason this is unlikely to pass is because we worry about this sort of thing. Any reasonable senator knows that confirming your voter base's fears is bad for business.
     
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    As pointed out, McCarthy, who after better than a decade opposing lawful firearms ownership still can't accurately identify the part(s) of a firearm, always submits a "new" sweeping restriction on gunowners every year.

    As also pointed out, she has no political credibility and holds no respected positions in Congress (even when in the majority) and as such her symbolic gesture slides into the background noise and disappears.

    She's not the be ignored, but she's no fire breathing dragon to be feared.

    If you don't want to pay "too much" for firearms or firearms accessories don't participate in the hysteria. Better yet, encourage all your friends and associates to calm down and put their money to better use helping make sure trolls like McCarthy stay in the shadows under their bridge.
     
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    A retailer adjusting a price according to supply and demand? WHAT?

    Boycott cheaper than dirt!
     
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    Shooters are so panicky, the sky is not really falling. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, squalling about "price gouging" is what the leftists want you to do. The liberal media does it allt he time. How about this, before frothing at the mouth to turn on your own and boycott CTD, try actually doing some research on what really happens when "price gouging" occurs. Bottom line is that the people who actually need a particular product, pay more and actually get said item. Everybody wins. When the government intervenes you have a small percentage of people owning a large percentage of available product. Also known as hoarding. I've seen it in action. When five hurricanes hit Florida in a matter of weeks, those of us who had to actually get out and repair the damage could not get fuel because everybody and his uncle was hoarding gasoline in every container they had. Whether they needed it or not. Then they just drove around all day looking at the damage, clogging up traffic and burning up that precious fuel. Stupid in every way.

    Don't be part of the hysterical mob of Chicken Littles. Cooler heads always prevail.
     
  23. ball3006

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    I have some of those mags for my Kel Tec carbine. I don't like them because they are a PITA to load. Besides, the Korean mags don't fit well anyway. I had to do alot of sanding to get them to even seat in the rifle. I like the original Glock drop free mags a lot better. I have more of them than I will ever wear out......chris3
     
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    Gun sales were in no decline before the shooting. sales were still breaking records. I went to my local Cabelas three days before the shooting an hour before closing figuring I was being strategic, and it would be slow at that time on a Wednesday night. I could not have been more wrong. The gun counter was mobbed, and as usual the store was grossly understaffed.

    They need management on the floor looking at their sales practices. They have to be losing a lot of sales. This is quite the norm at this store. I cannot help but wonder if it is this way elsewhere as well.

    The Glocks and Glock magazine thing will run its course, just like all the other panic buying that has taken place over the years. Its one of the last American industries left. Let them enjoy the profits.

    I have 4 of the 33 round magazines for my Kel Tech, I dont think I will be needing them anyway.
     
  25. merlinfire

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    Sometimes, gun nuts can be sheeple too.

    There will be no ban, nor any new legislation that will amount to anything - as a direct result of this shooting. There is no amount of legislation that would have prevented this man from doing what he did, short of an outright ban and a complete nationwide confiscation, which will never happen.
     
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