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wittmeba 11-23-2013 02:54 PM

.22 lr ammo
 
What's with Gander Mountain and their surcharge? Others don't do this. Yes, I know I can buy elsewhere but just trying to educate myself on why this might be happening.

"One $9 surcharge will be added to orders containing ammunition."


Here is a clear demonstration of supply and demand - but ridiculous!

http://www.luckygunner.com/rimfire/22-lr-ammo?dir=desc&order=price

c3shooter 11-23-2013 09:35 PM

Unsure- but ammo cannot be mailed by US Mail, and must go UPS or FedEx GROUND. Sent some collector cartridges to a gent to help his grandson start a collection, and one pound was $14 shipping.

mdauben 11-24-2013 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wittmeba (Post 1438604)
What's with Gander Mountain and their surcharge? Others don't do this. Yes, I know I can buy elsewhere but just trying to educate myself on why this might be happening.

"One $9 surcharge will be added to orders containing ammunition."

I have not ordered all that much ammo online but everyone I've ordered from charged extra to ship ammo since it has to be shipped as hazardous materials (ORM-D is a DOT hazard clarification). UPS charges more to ship hazardous material so the retailers have to pass that on.

JTJ 11-24-2013 01:05 PM

I just ordered some ammo from Brownell's as a filler to get free shipping. No problem but it does slow down the delivery. I did not think of that when I ordered. A lot of suppliers will offer free shipping on case lots.

robertusa123 11-24-2013 05:40 PM

Just another good reason not to buy their overpriced ammo

Ibmikey 11-27-2013 02:59 AM

I purchase ammo on line from PSA, Midway, Brownells etc. and never encounter "surcharges", I would add them to my 'CTD' never buy from list.

wittmeba 11-27-2013 01:40 PM

What I have learned since the posting.

From Gander Mountain about Surcharge:

Quote:

Thank you for contacting Gander Mountain I will be happy to assist you today. I do apologize, but that is our companies policy ammo shipped to a Gander Mountain store is free shipping. Only a nine dollar charge if shipping ammunution anywhere other than a Gander Mountain store. If you have any more questions or concerns please feel free to contact us back. Thanks again and have a great day!

JTJ 11-27-2013 02:16 PM

I was talking to the owner of a local gun shop yesterday and he told me the factories have not raised their prices. The middlemen are the ones gouging. They are holding back supplies and are jacking up prices to the dealers. The small dealers can not afford to pay the going prices. I know dealers that are only selling to gun buyers because it is the only way they can sell the guns. There was 22 mag in stock at one lgs for $16/50. 22 Hornet is selling for $22/50 and are reloadable. I am now thinking about 22 Hornet. It will easily outperform 22 mag and 17 HMR. They had a nice TC rifle in there for $400. One dealer told a customer looking for 22lr he was charging $400/100 but the gun was free.

Gunnie 11-27-2013 08:13 PM

Gander mtn's in store ammo price is considerably more than other places.

mboylan 12-03-2013 03:47 PM

I can get some grades of Eley for that price. In stock several places.


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