Originally Posted by Chainfire
I have put some deep thought into your question, and here is what I came up with:
"It sells out just as soon as we put it on the shelf, it is a losing battle to keep ordering it....."
What I did that really helped, was to get on a first name basis with the Sporting Goods Department Manager. She is a really nice gal I started talking to every time me or my wife went in there. My wife usually shops there at least twice a week, and always checks for the $19.97, 100 round Federal 9 MM "Value Packs". When they have it she picks up 2 or 3 boxes every time she goes.
A while back they always seemed to be out of stock every time she went. The Department Manager asked her for our phone number, and said she'd call us when they get a shipment in. That is usually at least once a week. She then calls my wife, and then either she or I will run over and grab several boxes. This works out well, and while my wife is there she'll always pick up several other items we need. So I get cheap 9 MM, and she gets the stuff we need, without shoving unnecessary fuel out the tailpipe making dry runs.