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Old 03-28-2013, 03:26 AM   #21
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Hoarding, saving up or already saved up ammo, not a darn thing wrong with any of that. Selling a box of Federal .22Lr's 525 pack that cost $19.00 a couple of months ago for $150.00 is. I don't care how it's justified, it's wrong to gouge people. Period. Call if free enterprise call it "Being prepared", call it whatever a person wants to, but it's wrong. If this gouging doesn't stop with ammo, what's going to be the next useful, needful item that's gonna be taken advantaged of? How about, let's buy up all the baseballs or every golf ball, yeah, that's it, then sell them at limited quanitites and at 700-900% markup. Let's not forget about gasoline and groceries. Those items could easily all be turned into "gouged" items.
They wouldn't be selling at those prices if people weren't buying... wrong as you may think the price is.... people are buying at those prices, otherwise the sellers would not even think about throwing that high of a
price on a 20.00 box of ammo. No one is forcing anyone to buy at these prices. There are still places out there that sell at normal pricing but their product sells out fast and for obvious reasons. The consumer has to ask themselves, "how bad do I want this product?". The consumer still has the power of choice so I see no wrong doing but that's just my opinion.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:13 AM   #22
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As new owner it sucks.. I have bought some ammo at minor premiums
But is there anyone who had an oz of gold that for moral reasons would sell it for $400 because that was what it was going for before economic stress anyone gouge on a house sale and make double what they bought it for because there was a spike in the price? Welcome to market economics and liberty...

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:26 AM   #23
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I'm not a new gun owner but a new AR15 owner with a 22 LR conversion and I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time and was able to get 6 bricks of 22 LR for $17.99 a brick. That was about 2 months ago. Now the only thing available around where I live are shotgun shells and really really high priced bullets that I will not buy at all. I've got a nice Hornady L&L Loader but can't find any components at all except powder. I'll just wait and let things calm down before I pay gouging prices.

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I actually have enough ammo for SHTF purposes. It's a shame a person can't go to the sporting goods store anymore and buy what they need. And the following weekend, they wanna go shoot, just go back and buy more. Looks like greed is the main reason ammo isn't available. I definitely believe that, no one is made to buy ammo, but what if people did stick together and refuse to buy from individuals who obviously are selling at a gouging price. Just refuse to buy over priced ammo at the gun shows and everywhere else it's being sold. I get disgusted thinking about $150.00 now for a 525 rd box of Federal .22LR 40 grain bullets that cost only $20.00 a couple of months ago. Whatever the economics and the "free enterprise" we have here, it don't justify the price. I guess that unless limits are set on the amount of ammo a individual can purchase, they'll always be the guy who'll buy 20 bricks, that might need one, and who'll sell the rest to their neighbors at 10x's the cost. Usually someone who doesn't have a real job and can hang around for the delivery trucks at the Wally world's or other sporting good stores waiting to snatch up all the good stuff. Again, I don't care how's it's justified, ammo gouging is wrong. It doesn't have anything to do with being prepared or hoarding or saving up supplies, nothing wrong with any of that. Nothing wrong with making a few extra dollars either, but gouging, and we all know the difference, is wrong and unethical.

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Welcome to the real world. This world is full of supply vs demand, nothing is free and people will do anything to eat or provide food on plates. When ammo were cheap, did any of you stock up? People only complain when prices got high. I bet when (IF) the prices back to normal, those who complain still won't stock up or learn from the lessons. Bottomline we know this sport is expensive.

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Whrn it all goes to hell and the dollar is worth less than a 1934 deutschmark will you be able to get a pound of rice with some american greenbacks or a box of primers??

ill keep my stockpile thanks
Amen brother, pass the commodities and burn the paper for heat & fuel.

IMO there is no such thing as gouging. If I happened to buy it cheap and stack it real deep many years ago and now find that people are willing to pay way more than I am willing to keep storing it for, how is that gouging? What I find most amusing is how everyone is "anti commie anti socialist / pro free market capitalist" until it comes to something they did not prepare for. I have yet to hear of the first person in this country being forced to buy anything(other than ObamaCare). There is a lot to the old quote from the character Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street, "Greed is good". Greedy people risk takers and butt kickers built this wonderful (at least for a while longer" country.
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Im proud of my LGS for getting a massive score of PMC .223 and selling 20rd boxes for a VERY reasonable price of $10/box. Limit 5 boxes per customer, per day til it runs dry. They could easily charge $15 and people would pay it. But they realize once this sh!tstorm is (hopefully) over, people will remember who inflated prices to turn greedy profits.

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Hey, I can make some money! I was just going through my ammo cans and found some .357 magnum boxes that had price tags of $8.99/50 rnds! I can sell those 4 boxes for $30 each and be able to buy 20 rounds of .223

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A good rule for long-term survival is own tanageable silver, gold, copper, and lead.

Invest in precious metals.

I owned a heavy gold chain, 14k solid, 286 grams. I paid $2,500 for it 14 years ago. Chain is nice, because you can cut off links and spend them like coins in a shtf crisis.

When gold went way up, I sold the chain for ten grand. Was that gouging? That was business.

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