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Old 02-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #81
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Do you people not realize that YOU are the reason for the shortage and therefore increased prices of the ammo? Being part of a lgs family I know that many of these dealers (at least my store) are not gouging the prices, they are setting them according to what the distributer's prices are. Simple economics, everyone buys all the ammo they can at the same time means demand is up supply is down so prices go up. Which is not necessarily a bad thing for the manufacturers who can produce 3/4 of what they did before and make more profit because of reduced cost. This ridiculousness will not stop until the pandemonium subsides and people quit paying these crazy prices. Then there will be no more orders going to the distributers, then no orders to the manufacturers until prices drop again. Like I said, simple economics.
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I am sure the current ammo shortage was induced by manufacturers. In 2008/2009 we had two wars that created a shortage, yet everyone blamed Obama. This time we have one war and the Pentagon is constantly cutting the number of troops in Afghanistan. Everyone is blaming Obama again, yet the problem is manufacturers are not producing ammo. It is just that simple!
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]I am sure the current ammo shortage was induced by manufacturers.
In 2008/2009 we hadtwo wars that created a shortage, yet everyone blamed Obama. This time we have one war and the Pentagon is constantly cutting the number of troops in Afghanistan. Everyone is blaming Obama again, yet the problem is manufacturers are not producing ammo. It is just that simple!

Sorry, John, gotta throw the flag on that one.
ricklarimore was spot on

No conspiracies here, just simple supply and demand. The manufacturers are running 24/7 turning out every round they can.
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Sorry, John, gotta throw the flag on that one.
ricklarimore was spot on

No conspiracies here, just simple supply and demand. The manufacturers are running 24/7 turning out every round they can.
I think its supply and demand. The demand though is being caused by people going bits and buying everything they can get their hands on.

As for prices. The stores can only charge it if people are stupid enough to pay it. I am still able to find ammo at pre-panic prices and walk away when I see it priced high.
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I think its supply and demand. The demand though is being caused by people going bits and buying everything they can get their hands on.

As for prices. The stores can only charge it if people are stupid enough to pay it. I am still able to find ammo at pre-panic prices and walk away when I see it priced high.
I agree with the supply and demand, as far as the pricing goes, I am not too sure that there isn't collusion between the manufacturers the retailers. Why would pricing go up? It still costs the same to manufacture a bullet today as it did 6 months ago. Just sayin...
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When gasoline is in high demand, the price goes up! When a certain investment is in high demand, the price goes up! When roses are in high demand, the price goes up! It's called the LAW of supply and demand for a reason!!
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The manufacturers are putting out 24/7 right now. They aren't holding back, this is where they make their money. But when you only have say, 5 items on the shelf and 20 people want them, it creates a shortage. Just like the furbees back in the day when people paid stupid money. More people want what you make than you can produce. Then suddenly, the demand falls flat and the run on profits is over. Make what you can while you can and enjoy the success brought to you by stupidity of the people. That's called capitalism 101
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I don't see much of a price increase just low supplies in stock and thast only caused by all the people buying ever thing they can find.

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