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Whats the most you have overpaid for an reloading item in this frenzy?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bugsbunny45, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. gab909

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    Good for you, I have been hanging around my usual gun shop and he is treating everyone the same. Well me a little bit better. He Had an AR in and sold it for 1199.00 his regular price. the buyer got pissed, 1 week prior he had purchased the same one down the road for 1899.00. Gougers need to be remembered and I will not feel bad when they go out of business. They won't because as PT Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute". They will never have my business again.
     
  2. GW Staar

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    The best planning only works if you have the necessary money left by the time more important priorties are taken care of, at the time that planning deems is right to buy. Sometimes its better to buy high, than to buy low when the cash ought to go somewhere else.

    Since it's always more pleasant to buy low, make sure perceived need is not just a want driven by panic....... Be patient. Its not like the end is here.....just a stupid temporary period when the people mistakenly think Democrats have an answer to their miseries. This too shall pass.
     
  3. FROGO207

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    I did buy a couple packs of beef jerky at the LGS the other day---same price as always. The various LGS in the area were always a bit high with their prices traditionally but I give them credit that when restocking they have kept the prices virtually the same as last year on what they have in stock. Now it seems as a deal.:D
     
  4. ArchAngelCD

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    We all know in the current environment prices will go up somewhat since the distributors are raising prices but we all know 22LR ammo did not go up 150% overnight.

    Primers that were $28.95/1000 can easily go up to $30/1000 to $35/1000 because of supply and demand but a store trying to charge $65/1000 is just plain crooked.
     
  5. tcanthonyii

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    I haven't over paid for anything. May be a buck or 2 / hundred of brass but that's it. Unless 38/thousand of Winchester Large Rifle Magnum primers is is crazy. I refuse to over pay. I can limit my shooting enough to not run out.
     
  6. KansasSasquatch

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    I haven't had the money to build up a big supply of anything before the panic hit. But when the panic did hit I pounced on 6k of Tula .223 primers from Powder Valley. If they had upped their prices I probably wouldn't have bought any. Cabela's has also kept their prices at pre panic levels, which is a little high compared to others' pre panic prices, but better than current market prices. I've been snagging up anything I can afford at Cabela's as long as it's something I'll use. I've bought probably 8-1lb jugs of powder and a couple bricks of primers. Trading has become a useful tool in avoiding price gouging. But I will probably be gouged in the near future to get a #8 shell plate for my Hornady LNL. Or I might just backorder one somewhere and just wait. No big hurry for me to load up a lot of 9mm.
     
  7. kerreckt

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    Just dumb luck but I bought 30k primers and 56lbs. powder in the beginning of November. So I am sitting fat with friends I never knew I had. I tend to lay in a good supply of expendables anyway but this time the timing could not have been better. I have been able to help out some good folks and return some favors. For that I am thankful.
     
  8. ljnowell

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    I havent overpaid for anything. I usually make a large order every year for primers, powder, and bullets. I will then usually make another couple smaller bullet orders through the year. I also go to the LGS every other week or so and I always buy something. A brick of primers, a box of bullets, a pound of powder, etc. Its a little more than ordering bulk, but its money I would waste anyway. When times like this hit, I dont buy a single thing. I did the same thing during the last two elections.
     
  9. Fishslayer

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    That's normal pricing in my area.:uhoh:

    Few years ago I was visiting my mom in Salina, Kansas & about had a stroke when I visited a pawn shop & found my favorite powders at $17-ish/lb and primers at about 60% of what I was used to.:what:

    Too bad I didn't know what Wolf primers were. They were about $12/1K.

    Still... glad I didn't get checked at the CA border. The agents woulda wet themselves. :evil:

    Bought a case of LPP a few days ago for $175. Not too bad till you figure in the gas for a 200 mile drive. :(
     
  10. GLOOB

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    The most I overpaid was $24.00 for 1k Hornady 223 gas checks plus shipping.

    I usually buy 'em for $22.95, and I wouldn't normally pay the shipping for just one item. But that's all I needed from that store, and I knew they weren't going to be around long. They were sold out a few days later.

    I guess that's not much of a sob story. But paying close to $30.00 for these tiny metal discs feels like a ripoff.
     
  11. ColtPythonElite

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    Same here.
     
  12. alsaqr

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    i've not paid anything for overpriced stuff during the latest buying frenzy. i have over 120,000 primers from the "government has mandated self-sterilizing primers" buying frenzy and the 2008 buying frenzy. Well stocked on powder and bullets too.
     
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    Whats the most you have overpaid for an reloading item in this frenzy?

    Fortunately I haven't overpaid for anything. I went into this drought well stocked and prepared. Whenever I see any reloading components for a good price I buy them. Not like powder, primers, brass or bullets have a short shelf life so I keep a large stock on hand. I see a set of dies on a gun show table looking lonely for a good price, I buy them.

    The same is true for loaded ammunition. Thanksgiving day Gander Mountain about 10 min up the road was selling 1,000 rounds of Federal 55 grain .223 for $299.00 so I took a ten minute ride and grabbed another 1,000 rounds. Just part of being prepared when the price was right and the stuff was local.

    My brother just started reloading, I gave him a Rock Chucker for Christmas. Fortunately I have been able to carry him through this drought with supplies. When things settle down he can repay me with what I have given him. No big deal. I do the same for any close friends.

    There is no way I am going to pop for a single primer what a loaded round was costing a few months ago. This isn't the first time a drought like this has happened and it likely won't be the last.

    Ron
     
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    I've overpaid for nothing. My stock has been AOK since before the first panic.

    Something I learned in Boy Scouts, called Being Prepared.
     
  15. Hungry1

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    I took delivery of a new LnL AP right before the panic.

    Shell plates! I couldn't just let my new toy sit there. I paid close to three times what they normally go for. :eek:
     
  16. JSmith

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    My LGS hasn't jacked up his prices even though he probably could have. I bought some 231 (last of his stock) last week and it was the same price I paid a year ago.
     
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    I did pay some too much for a couple of G32 magazines from Glockparts. But I wanted them at the time.
     
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    Unfortunately, new reloaders or folks making capital expense upgrades got caught by the panic. It is unfortunate and really is not poor planning, just poor timing.

    But, for the folks already shooting or reloading, it did not take a rocket scientist to anticipate another panic after the 2012 election.

    Incumbents have a good chance of getting re-elected and the Republicans were going around shooting themselves in the foot every chance they got.

    Reloading stuff and ammunition does not go bad in the short term, so even if a panic did not happen, the extra cash spent would not be wasted, unless you are worried about your time value of money. (kind of like the guys who figure their time in for their cost of reloading)

    I started stocking up when prices and inventories returned to near normal levels in 2010. If I needed 1000 primers, I bought 2000. I bought an extra box of bullets when I bought some and so forth. I planned on about years worth of inventory.

    The only "panic" buying I did was we decided just before the election to go on a prairie dog hunt next summer. I bought reloading supplies that I would need incase the election caused another panic and reloading supplies dried up. Good thing I did

    I know some folks have been hurt by the economy and may not have been able to stock up to desired levels, but an alternative would have been to buy a little extra and shoot a little less. There are other methods that could have been employed.

    I am affected by the panic buying because some of my projects are now on hold as parts and pieces are flat not available. They will have to wait until later. Fortunately, I have enough to satisfy my gun powder fix for the present.
     
  19. James2

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    Nothing!

    I learned a long time ago to keep a minimum of a two years supply of reloading supplies. Even if this craze lasts over a year, I won't run out. I would slow down on the shooting first. I refuse to play this game of paying outrageous prices for guns or ammo. Buy when low.
     
  20. taraquian

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    I paid $60 for LPP at the gun show two weeks ago, and $50 for LRP at the LGS in Jan, but in my defense I got my press for Christmas. Even at that most everything else, dies, powder, and small primers were all purchased at regular price...with a little shopping and maybe some luck you can still get anything at regular price, just maybe not immediatly
     
  21. JSmith

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    Some of this is frankly getting ridiculous.

    I had this idea that I'd like a decapping die so I could decap and resize in two steps - or resize without decapping. But MidwayUSA shows the Lee Universal Decapper as "out of stock".

    I may have to overpay for that die, depending on how bad I want it. In decapping dies Midway has Lee at 9.99, out of stock. RCBS, 17.99, available. Lyman, 18.99, out of stock. Hornady, 26.99, out of stock. Redding, 17.99, available.

    But - come on. Isn't a decapping die a somewhat specialized piece of equipment to be subject to a buying panic?
     
  22. RustyFN

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    I have never over paid yet. So far I have been prepared for the two Obummer shortages.
     
  23. Bud0505

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    I haven't overpaid for anything. I placed a primer and powder order with Powder Valley the day after the presidential election. Then in December I bought another Ruger .45 Colt and decided I needed to start reloading for .45 Colt. Placed an order with Dillon for dies, conversion kit, powder funnel and toolhead. New brass was ordered from Starline. 200 gr RNFP bullets were purchased from the range where I shoot and I'm good to go. All products were purchased at normal pre-panic prices.
     
  24. bugsbunny45

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    The funniest part of this Frenzy is that there is a shortage of Boxes to store your ammo in.
    Come on for real...
     
  25. Zeke/PA

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    Haven't had to buy much lately as I stocked up AFTER the last "frenzy".
    Also a friend, for health reasons, was getting out of pistol reloading and I bought 5000 pistol primers at a bargain price.
    Got enough to last awhile!
     
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