Would you sell powder???

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  1. Encoreman

    Encoreman Member

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    Hi all, picking your brains a little bit. I saw a local post of a fellow looking for some green dot powder, he shoots sporting clays. Well I have some, but not really fond of selling any. What would you do?? I like to help fellow reloaders and have in the past, I don't personally know this guy, but we have talked and he seems like a great guy. The main reason I don't really want to sell is with the new administration about to take over in D.C. I am wondering how long it may be before powder is available again or ever. Thanks Mac
     
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  2. 1KPerDay

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    Up to you. By some do you mean 30 lbs? Or 2 lbs? How much do you typically use? if you have more than you can use for a couple years sell him what you want. Or give him some.
     
  3. Erief0g

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    I've really been able to get the powder i want with minimal patience and at very fair prices.

    Do what you feel is best. If creating a new friendship go for it and even consider trading as often both parties feel like they got a deal
     
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  4. Ironicaintit

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    I think I’d only do that, if it were a powder I’d decided I would not ever use again. Otherwise, I’d hang on to it
     
  5. tightgroup tiger

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    If I knew the person well and knew he wouldn't turn into a pest that now expects you to furnish him with what he wants, I probably would as long as it was only powder and was a one time deal.
    Like Erief0g said, I would first point him to sites to watch where he can buy his own.
    The powder I have was bought when it was cheaper, if I sold some it would be at full, current prices, because that's what it will cost me to replace later.
    Use your head and don't let someone you don't know, make you into a sucker.
     
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  6. bullseye308

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    It really depends on a few things. How much do you have? How much do you use in a year? How hard would it be to replace it? Is that the only powder you have? Can you substitute another powder that is easier to get? How much does he need? If you do share and can’t replace it how will you be affected?
    In the end you will have to decide what is best.
     
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  7. sage5907

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    I've thought about the problem and I don't see anything wrong with trading between friends. For example, if a friend needed a pound of Varget and I needed a pound of Reloader 15 and we had the powders it makes good sense to trade. Trading was a way of life after WWII because very few people in the rural areas had paper money. Now with the inflated prices and impending economic problems I see trading becoming a way of life again. We are living in two Americas. I live in a good America but the bad America is coming ever closer.
     
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  8. Random 8

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    You do you. Personally, I'm strictly on a trade for scarcity or serious plus value (to me) basis. I've been able to stock a surplus of some items, but was unable to grab "enough" of certain primers before things went nuts due to mixed availability locally and signatures required for deliveries when I'm working 12 hour days. If someone needed say, a pound or 2 of a handgun suitable powder, and has 1000 LR primers laying about, I can work with that. If someone wants to trade me greenbacks for something I cant replace and don't have "enough" of, it will cost a lot of greenbacks, as they have less value to me currently than 1000 LR primers.
     
  9. Encoreman

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    I appreciate all the responses and I still haven't made up my mind. First of all I don't know this man at all other than talking to him on the phone, but I can usually tell. He isn't poor by any means has a Caesar Guerinni shotgun and a bunch of colt pythons. I guess I could trade a jug for a python?? LOL Just kidding, like a few have said can I replace it and if so when if ever?? Those are questions I cannot answer. Wishing all of you a blessed day and a Great New Year, for God is still in control.
     
  10. Random 8

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    Sell him a jug of green dot at 1993 price in exchange for a python at 1993 price. If he laughs, and he should, consider it an economics lesson.
     
  11. entropy

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    He can afford the Hazmat charges. Point him towards some places to look.
     
  12. armoredman

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    I traded off a pound of CFEBLK i was never going to use to someone who could use it. If it makes you uncomfortable to think about losing it now, later on it will bug you more. Your move.
     
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  13. Walkalong

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    I'd be prone to keeping it these days while things are harder to come by, but would sell/trade for something I really (I mean really) needed. I would also give powder/primers/bullets s I could spare to good friends, already have.

    It's time to be frugal with supplies, just like last time, and just like last time, this too shall pass. Only question is how long.
     
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  14. Rembrandt

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    For everyone who is stocked up on reloading components.......how did you learn to do so? If the guy needed a meal I wouldn't hesitate for a second, don't think that's the case. Might be doing him a favor by letting him do without, sure he'll prepare better next time. (Sorry if seems cruel and heartless, it's called "tough love")
     
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  15. entropy

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    In my case, taught by my father back in the 70's.
     
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  16. Bill M.

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    No, I would not.
     
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    If any of my friends asked me for something, I would just give it to them. I'd have to pick a price for anyone else, that I was willing to sell something at. They can pick if it is worth it to them, to buy it at your price or not. They probably already looked, and just didn't want to pay the going price, so they asked you.
     
  18. Virginia Jim

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    No.
     
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    Trade ? Sure.

    Sell ? Nope.

    I have the feeling that powder is going to become difficult to obtain. I aim to hang on to mine.
     
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    If he's not a friend, he will be if you help him out. If that is not powder you have plans for, share it. Karma will come back to you.
     
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    This is how I feel for the most part.
    I have helped out co-workers who helped me out later.
    I definitely would want to do a trade instead of cash.
     
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  22. Lennyjoe

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    Helped a fellow THR member with a lb of W231 a couple of weeks ago.
     
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  23. Mark_Mark

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    YEP! this too shall pass! wise words
     
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    Two good friends needed powder and I had 12 lbs of W231. I gave each of them a pound to be replaced when powder becomes available again. That was for GOOD friends. I don't think I would give a stranger a very hard or impossible to replace component.
     
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  25. Lennyjoe

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    I have 6 lbs of HP-38 and 2 lbs of W231 after I gave up the 1 lb of 231
     
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