Buying ammo from online auction?

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    Buying ammo from online auction?

    Has anyone regularly bought ammo from places such as gunbroker.com? I am considering it but I have my reservations. How do you know the condition, age etc... Worried that they may have been wet etc...

    Let me know your experience and how you feel about this.
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    So far, no.
    Many require a copy of my Driver's License, and I'm not giving that out to anyone, especially strangers.
    However, I'm not opposed to buying from Gunbroker, I've never been dissatisfied.


    As with any internet buy, check the price of shipping, as that may be a deal killer.

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    ammo on gunbroker.com tends to go high.
    When I do buy stuff there I use paypal ... or send money order.
    I have bought ammo from Georgia Arms though not in the past year due to the backlogs and J&G Sales .
    I was very satisfied with both of them.
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    I also recommend checking "ammoengine.com". It will give you retailers and price along with a link to the retailer's site.
    I'm always checking for .380, but I refuse to pay a buck a round, if you catch my drift.

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    While I have bought a lot of ammo on line, I haven't done so through an auction. I tend to shop around, then make the best choice from what I have reviewed. In order to get a good deal through an auction, you have to now the value of what you're bidding on, and also be aware of the shipping and handling. You also have to have the self discipline to make a decision on your highest bid, and stick to it. In too many auctions, people can get carried away with the competition aspect, and end up spending more that they expected.
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    I'm a little skeptical of gunbroker as well. You might want to try Ammo Junction. I've had several good experiences buying ammo from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    I also recommend checking "ammoengine.com". It will give you retailers and price along with a link to the retailer's site.
    I'm always checking for .380, but I refuse to pay a buck a round, if you catch my drift.
    Thanks, I tried ammoengine.com which lead me to ammunitiontogo.com. I picked up a few boxes of Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W (50 count) for $23.95 per box. Pretty good considering I bought a box of 20 at my local range for around $28 or $32

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushing79 View Post
    You might want to try Ammo Junction. I've had several good experiences buying ammo from them.
    wow,

    those guys have the highest prices i have seen this side of my LGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoprilshoot View Post
    wow,

    those guys have the highest prices i have seen this side of my LGS
    So you can find it cheaper than I bought it? I thought I did pretty well. Let me know where it is cheaper. Gold Dot LE 155gr S&W .40
    50 rounds $23.95

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushing79 View Post
    You might want to try Ammo Junction.
    Very high prices!!! I've seen better deals at Cabela's.

    Example: 12Ga Estate Shells at these guys, $9.99 box, Cabela's: $5.70 + free shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoprilshoot View Post

    If I said ammojunction I made a mistake. Ammunitiontogo.com for the Gold Dots.

    Ammunition To Go : 50rds - 40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 155gr. HP Ammo [53961] - $23.95

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