This is a discussion on Forgive, but never forget. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was just thinking to myself after going to a few of the local gun stores that I frequented even before the craziness, "I'm never ...
I was just thinking to myself after going to a few of the local gun stores that I frequented even before the craziness, "I'm never gonna buy from these guys again."
In January, I bought a 1,000 rd case of Match Grade RWS 9mm Luger for $299, now they have Remington UMC 500 rd cases for $550! Thats almost a 400% increase in price! These same people sit behind the counter and say crap like "I feel ya man" or "It's just the way things are" while inside my head I'm thinking of a few choice names and words for whats really going on. I talked to a guy who owns a store down the road, he said he went from around $50,000 a month to $178,000.
I guess in the long run, that guy who you thought was your friend in the local gun store is taking your money with a big smile on his face.
How do you feel about that?
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That was quoted as profit. Straight from the horse's mouth.
Capitalism is based on the law of supply and demand. Prices are set by a market that has clearly panicked. You cannot blame the businesses out there that are profiting - would you really walk away from the profit if you were in their shoes? As small businesses many of our LGS's may not see another opportunity to make money like this again for a long time - maybe never for many if them if our tyrannical elected officials have their way.
Besides, you don't have to buy. You may want to, but you don't have to. Prices will not normalize until enough people stop buying.
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Free capitalist market.......and it's only business.......not personal.
I went to look for something for my rifle today.I went in a hardware store that sells firearms,223's, 20 was 21.00.I went to a gun store,just across town.They were selling a box of pmc(556) for 10.98.Yep,some are price gouging,smh.
This is called "back door gun control". The anti crowd is smiling happily behind their screaming of "it is for the children".
"Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.
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1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
Has there ever been a time where ammunition prices and availability were this ridiculous? If we have something to compare and contrast we can better understand patterns of business and consumer practices.
Just save your money and let the others spend themselves into bankruptcy.
Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.
People in business are your friend when you patronize their business. They are in business to make money, not friends.
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