I will never order from CTD again. Even at the Gun Shows when someone tries to tell me it's all about Supply and Demand, I tell them they are Full Of It. Price gouging and not only that, the worst you can use ammo on top of it. They must be out of their mind and I hope no one is stupid enough to pay for that crap at that price! I have had myself removed from their E-mail list.
Pawn shops are notorious for preying on the misfortune of people. Buy at under 50% of the true value then sell at 110% and trying to make people believe that is a good deal. There are exceptions to this rule and it's shops that are the exception that get my money. Your logic says I should sell a Bersa for 700 bucks because I only have one and don't want to run out.
Basically there are two types of businesses.Those that work on lower profit per piece and try to sell more or those that sell at the highest profit and sell less. Is either wrong? Not for me to say. But I don't like paying more than something is worth so I stay away from the places that attempt to make me pay more.
I'm willing to bet that you do not go to a store and pay more just because you support their desire to keep things on the shelf. I don't see you looking at ads and seeing who charges more and jumping in the car all too ready to give away more money than you need to on a daily basis. Or maybe you do, I've heard people use less logic in their finances. 10.00 a gal gas sound good to you? I'll still pay the lower amount as long as I can
There's nothing wrong with making a profit. That's what businesses do. But at some point there has to be a sense of conscience.
But maybe you're right, they [CTD] are just trying to make sure they have plenty of stock. I'll do my part to make sure any place that has such practices have more stock by not lowering it with my money. I'll be expecting a thank you letter from CTD for my help in their cause