Yep! Once my ammo is gone and I can't find anymore that is reasonably priced well my shooting carrier will end. I will keep all my hollow points to defend my house and family which isn't much. Is what it is. It's too bad it's come down to that, but your going to see people dropping out of the sport at a alarming rate including myself. If after this president we finally get a good president and ammo becomes available (yes I predict that's how long this is going to stay like this) i will come back to the sport. I don't NEED to shoot. I enjoy it, but sometimes in life what you enjoy isn't always the case.I agree with your stand somewhat, but I bet he is sold out soon. I have more than enough factory ammo to last a few years and the same for reloads and components so I am not taking part in this run. Ammo cannot be found and people who need it or are scared will pay for it or do without. It is going to hurt a lot of businesses. One of my major reloading suppliers is only open 2 days a week now instead of 6 and has laid off all but 1 employee due to not being able to get supplies. I feel for him
No, too cheap as shown by the fact that they are out.Too cheap? The have to sell it for $30 because thats what all the other gouging morons are doing?. I respect the fact that they didn't try and gouge people and they still aren't.
That's the point about the market.It's like when my brother-in-law put his house on the market. I asked him what it was worth.
His answer was that it was worth whatever he could get for it.
My next question was, how much did he think he could get for it.
His answer was -- he hoped he could get a lot more than it was worth.
The sad thing about the 'ammo flippers' is that most of them aren't paying the jacked-up market price for their supply. They likely either got the ammo at chain-store prices where the price was marked at preset mark-up levels, and had an inside contact to get the ammo before they had to compete for it, or lucked into a fair-minded retailer putting it on the shelves at pre-shortage prices. So if/when the supply/demand curve resets to reality, they won't be burned that badly with high-priced overstock.
But until the situation does sort itself out, there isn't anything unlawful about what they are doing. And the ethics depends on who's ox is being gored. For some folks, if one of these guys was a buddy, and he was passing them ammo at 'regular' prices while gouging other people, they wouldn't be callling him names. They'd just think he was a pretty sharp operator.
The amount of money to be made from ammo sales pales in insignificance next to the amount they spend on their advertising campaign about being the cheap place to shop. It is not worth the possiblility of somebody questioning their price on Oreos.I find it odd that Walmart hasn't raised their prices. From a business point of view it's kind of stupid they haven't. They could be getting $20+ a box with ease and still maintain long term sales. The bonus of their pricing is it may be the only chance this market has of coming back down. If big box stores jacked their prices the market would never come back down.
The internet sales on armslist and gunbroker are amusing to me. If people want to pay those prices I'm not faulting the sellers. If I was no longer able to score ammo on the cheap from time to time I'd just quit shooting until I could.
I disagree. I don't think selling 9mm for $20 would hurt their image one bit. At this point in the game people would just take it.The amount of money to be made from ammo sales pales in insignificance next to the amount they spend on their advertising campaign about being the cheap place to shop. It is not worth the possiblility of somebody questioning their price on Oreos.