This is a discussion on Shocked at LGS Today within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy Why weren't you already prepared with an adequate supply of ammo on hand? I have plenty of ammo. Just want to ...
If they were selling at suggested retail, would they have anything in stock? Which is worse, none available at any price, or some available that seems like it's priced too high? Capitalism may not always be pretty, but it works.
Like I said......If the price of the Colt would have been $1080 and the ammo $19 someone would already snatched them up and relisted them for what the LGS has listed them for.
I just bought 3 boxes of 9mm (PPU) at my local walmart this week for $14.99 per box of 50.
I saw American Federal 45ACP 230 in Gander for $34 for a box of 50.
At the range I am a member of they have the same for $24 a box of 50. The only condition is you can only buy what you think you will shoot that day. No quantity but still good prices.
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Consider this, before you boycott your LGS: the higher prices may reflect what they need to charge to keep their lights on and their kids fed for the next few weeks.
If they can't get enough product to sell at a lower price, they have to make profit off smaller volume sales. Which, of course, means higher pricing points. And if it's been this way for a while and doesn't look to change anytime soon, they're in a hard place. Most of them don't want to lose your business, but they have to make those two or three boxes of ammo count for the well-being of their business and their family.
Remember that there are 4 factors driving the lack of product: Hurricane Sandy (hurt warehouses, raw materials, and production facilities), the holidays (many production shutdowns), the political climate (he did say he'd impact the economy), and gun owner's panic buying.
Boycotting a company because they made a political business decision (like Cheaper than Dirt) is one thing. Hurting the local guy because he's got to make hard choices to keep his business open is quite another.
Just my opinion, of course. But I'm an advocate for keeping the local businessman in business. Especially when it's a business I like having around.
I haven't been to my LGS yet this yer. I shudder at the thought of what I will find when I do go in.
My LGS has become my LGAS (Local Gun Accessory Store), 'cause they don't have any more guns to sell.
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
Well said drbald1. Their babies gotta eat today and three months down the road when their distributors entire 2013 supply is already sold and they can't get any merch in to put on the shelves.
I guess my friends really hated it when I had to raise my prices I was charging them for 9mm reloads from $12 per 100 to $15 per 100 due to my component prices going up a little.Just finished reloading one guy 500 rounds for $75
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--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
I learned the basics of supply/demand in high school economics in the 70's.
I guess they don't teach that any more?
If you are not going to buy from anyone who raises their prices, you will probably never buy anything gun-related again.
The market will eventually settle on the price people can/will pay. But nothing will ever be at pre-Sandy Hook prices agian.