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Old 10-23-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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Is it cheaper to buy ammo online instead of instore?
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:01 AM   #2
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99% of the time yes. Sometimes you can get lucky and catch a sale at a store or gunshow but generally online bulk is the cheapest.
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It depends on the ammo you want, and where you live.

In many cases, Wal-Mart has it cheaper than buying online and paying shipping and handling.
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I found it may or may not be cheaper. It depends on the shipping & handling charges. Online provides a much greater selection, cheaper, and in bulk, than my LGS.
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It depends on the ammo you want, and where you live.

In many cases, Wal-Mart has it cheaper than buying online and paying shipping and handling.
This is often true especially if you are not ordering in bulk. Buying one or two boxes at a time online will often eat up any savings paying for shipping.
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If you order in bulk and are able to pick it up at the store. No shipping charges. I do that w/Cabelas. I can't get ammo shipped to me in Cook Co. IL anyway.
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free shipping, or other discount coupons are the way to go.. be sure to search online for coupons before buying.
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The cheapest ammo I've found is at my LGS. I can get a box of Federal 9mm for $10.99. Cabela's comes in at a close second at $11.50 for the same ammo. I'm sure that buying in bulk online or at a store is cheaper, but not in my current price range.
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Online sales are a great way of saving money on ammo. But, you will want to buy enough to eat the cost of the fees and shipping. I but most my reloading components online and it saves me a bunch. I don't buy as much loaded ammo as I used to so I tend to get it at gun shows. I will usually buy mu powder at the same shows if they have what I want/need.
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. . . . But, you will want to buy enough to eat the cost of the fees and shipping. . . . . .
This ^.
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