Selling off ammo

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    Selling off ammo

    I have been hanging onto a few cases of premium ammo that I no longer have a use for because of the climbing prices. I've watched it nearly double the retail price in the last two years and I've been thinking about posting it for sale here... but the investment has been preforming far better than anything else I have in the stock market or anywhere else for that matter. Its crazy I tell ya.
    Do I sell now, or let it sit in the safe a while longer?
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Yeah...hold on to them. One day they could becomes old relics. $$$$

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    I never thought of ammo as an investment. Maybe they should list it on the precious metals exchanges. I would hold on to it.
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    With the current economics, and things obviously to get worse before they get better (if ever), what makes you think anyone would be looking at ammo as an investment in the future? Canned goods more than likely---but ammo? I think guns are a risky investment at the current moment unless one sells before the election or the economy dictates everyone buy survival equipment with their last hard-earned dollar. Maybe I'm missing the big picture? Besides--plenty of ammo here, and none of it would be for sale. Sell soon before the bottom drops out.

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    Sell now and use the $$ to buy the ammo you do use!
    One cannot have too much on hand, and the stuff you do use will only keep climbing in price. OMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    I never thought of ammo as an investment. Maybe they should list it on the precious metals exchanges. I would hold on to it.
    I haven't either, until I check current retail prices in order to figure a good selling price... it just keeps climbing. For example, I have a case of Speer GD 40 S&W; its roughly 20 dollars per 20 rd box, I've seen it as high as $30! Thats crazy!
    I have no use for .40 ammo, I have nothing left that shoots it, and don't intend on purchasing another, but I'm just wondering if I should hold out on selling it for now.
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    Sixto - the 40 ammo I would be interested in - do you need 45? 357?

    I would sell or trade for ammo you can use, I have even gone so far as to give away ammo that I do not have a firearm for and do not intend to get again .270 Rem comes to mind - get enough out of it to replace with what you use...

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    I'm not sure Mr. D... I haven't really thought about it yet. 9mm and 45 are always
    good to have plenty of. Lemme think about it.
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    For what it's worth, I'd either sell it and use the $$ to buy what you use and need, or trade it for something you'd use. Sitting on it for a potential higher return is a little risky, but I doubt prices will be coming down any time soon. Nonetheless, keep a box of 50 rounds of .40 (just in case you or a neighbor might need it in the future) and move the rest.
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    You know the answer to this one, Sixto. Sell now, or save it for the black market. Better return, but carries disproportionate cost-benefit ratio if one is more "conformist" than "anarchist."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    You know the answer to this one, Sixto. Sell now, or save it for the black market. Better return, but carries disproportionate cost-benefit ratio if one is more "conformist" than "anarchist."
    Thats exactly my dilemma, I fall somewhere in between.
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    In this day and age no one I know sells ammo that they have.

    They stockpile it. At the rate things are going, someday ammo will be sold or traded for whatever price you set it.

    Havent you ever heard of the phrase
    " Ammunition, the currency of the Future"?

    If that dont phase you, then consider this.

    Ammo will never be cheaper than it is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    In this day and age no one I know sells ammo that they have.

    They stockpile it. At the rate things are going, someday ammo will be sold or traded for whatever price you set it.

    Havent you ever heard of the phrase
    " Ammunition, the currency of the Future"?

    If that dont phase you, then consider this.

    Ammo will never be cheaper than it is now.
    So, I guess I should go out and buy another .40?
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I'm not sure another .40 is needed (but it's always good to have more than less!). You could save the .40 ammo and sell/barter it later, or use it if you happen to (at some point in the future....) "find" a .40 laying in close proximity to a BG................
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    In this day and age no one I know sells ammo that they have.

    They stockpile it. At the rate things are going, someday ammo will be sold or traded for whatever price you set it.

    Havent you ever heard of the phrase
    " Ammunition, the currency of the Future"?
    IIRC, Jeff Cooper referred to ammo as "ballistic wampum."

    I was faced with the same dilema a few years back when I sold off all of my 9mm handguns. I ended up trading the 9mm ammo to a guy for some .45 ammo. What a deal for both of us, since an old lady whose husband had died gave him the .45 ammo for free (along with some 30-30 which he also gave me)and he made an even swap with me for the 9mm.

    Like someone else said, I might keep a little on hand in case a neighbor needed it in an emergency, but I'd get the cash out of the rest and buy more of the ammo I use. It ain't getting any cheaper either.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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