Good luck on that.
This is a discussion on If we all refuse to pay the high prices... within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The prices will come down. A few weeks ago, my threshold was 40 cents/rd for 9mm. I've been able to find enough to last me ...
The prices will come down.
A few weeks ago, my threshold was 40 cents/rd for 9mm. I've been able to find enough to last me a while, so I've lowered my buying threshold to less than 26 cents/rd. If people stop paying the premium prices, especially at gun shows and on armslist, I think ammo will become more plentiful and at more reasonable prices.
I think there are lots of people waiting in line every morning at gun shops that are turning the stuff around for a profit via gun shows/armslist.
Don't feed the inflated prices. Perhaps we can burst the bubble.
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Good luck on that.
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The operative word being: if all refuse to pay the prices.
Translation: it'll never happen, in practice, at least nowhere near the current prices. Fact is, though, with any commodity, there is certainly an upper limit where folks simply won't buy. No telling where any given person's tipping point is, or let alone where it is that the last buyer would refuse.
I will say locally on the boards I am seeing a reduction of mass idiots selling all the Walmart ammo them or their buddy's have been camping out to snag before us working people can get up .....just like prohibition it drove things underground and the prices skyrocketed ! Only this time we did this to ourselves with GREED and panic . People here quit their jobs and went into the ammo business :( it won't last , nothing does.
Last week I needed to go to the range and went thru 200 rounds in about 45 minutes .
I took this prior to Sandy Hook at my local Walmart where I would just stare and every now and then buy a Damn box of what ever I wanted !
You are absolutely right. The people getting much of the ammo right now are the guys who mark it up and sell it at gun shows. If we don't buy the $100 bulk pack of .22lr, they will quit buying it from the stores, then WE can buy it.
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I got 1 box of 9mm for at fair market value at walmart today. I can now try out my 9mm conversion barrel for my g23.
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I have only purchased 2 box's of ammo this year and only because I found 2 box's of 380 jhp on sale for $36.00 for a box of 100 rounds. However this has made me cut back on my trips to the Range for some fun.
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Supply and Demand + Capitalism = Current ammo condition
It's a high percentage of people scarfing up the ammo that initially started the high demand, which in turn created the supply problem that lead to the price problem. People are going to pay whatever they think the item is worth and as long as a high percentage of the population believes that these high prices are reasonable, the situation will continue.
The one thing that I fear is that if ammo becomes today's gasoline, where people continue to pay ridiculous prices for so long, the cost becomes the new norm. If you would have told people 30 years ago that they were going to be paying close to $5/gal. for gasoline and diesel, you'd have been laughed at. I know there are differences but you get the point.
I will continue to browse the shelves, but until it becomes what I think it's worth, I'll just keep moseying on just like I do with any other purchase I make.
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Prices go up, prices go down. Just like the stock market, gold market........ too bad so many idjits keep buying when the price is high. Gives a false sense of worth. But, the market does adjust based on averages. Although my training round count is down, I'm still training and just because it doesn't go 'BOOM' doesn't make me less lethal when it counts.