Originally Posted by draggin10s
Great answer Chance! I live in the People's Republic of Illinois as well! I have built a relationship with an FFL and he gets me the ammo I need at a reasonable price because I have brought him other business! Relationships matter! Mega is a nice store but their Friendliness level seems to have gone down a bit since all this gun ban stuff started. Just my 2 cents.
I completely understand what both of you are saying. I know of three stores that I bought 9mm at today, all in the $16/50 round range. Two of which I called and asked politely if they had any in stock and they told me yes. One was a drive-by that had some in stock. None of the WallyWorlds I called that I would be passing by had any, however they've gotten smart and told the operators what they have in stock, as I'm sure Sporting Goods was getting tired of running to the phone for the same question every five minutes.
So the question is as I'm not clear if there is another meaning to your posts, should I pass along to all of you where the ammo is, or keep those relationships to myself? I was going to help my fellow FTF'ers out to help them get ammo and in hope of them starting a relationship with these shops. I will say I likely never would have gone to two of the shops, as they are way out of my way, but I was on the road and gave one a call. The two smaller stores had a good display of firearms and employees at both were super friendly. I will definitely keep them in mind if I'm looking for something in the future. Had one of them not told me they had ammo over the phone, I wouldn't have gone out to either store, and we both would have lost.
So what do I do now?