Cabelas Ammo Policy Change

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by northhike, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    I was at Cabelas yesterday with the family. They now have a 10 box max limit per customer on all ammo purchases per caliber (I'm sure you have heard). Ok....how dumb is this? Somehow 10 boxes per customer are going to keep schools from being shot up? This is like the 16oz soda ban in New York. Ok....I'll just come back and buy two twelve ounce sodas. Oh....this thinking really escapes me sometimes. :rolleyes::confused: Ten today, ten tomorrow...yup...that will stop this. ;)
     
  2. jack80

    jack80 New Member

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    Is it for that reason or is it to keep them from running out so quick? My local gun shop won't sell in bulk anymore either to try to keep from running out. They said 4 years ago when sales went through the roof everybody bought up all the ammo and they were trying to sell guns that they had no ammo for.
     

  3. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    Not sure. I just went on a "live chat" with their online customer support team. Apparently ordering online there is no specific policy in place....at least thats what the customer service rep told me. Thought I would look into it as I was not sure if its 10 boxes per day per customer? 10 boxes per transaction per customer?...etc....etc.
     
  4. Gone_South

    Gone_South New Member

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    I was a Dick's here yesterday and they had signs up limiting ammo to 6 boxes. Not sure if it's company wide or just this location.
     
  5. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Midwest was doing the same thing, a ten box limit. It has a lot to do with selling some to all or all to someone. There is a shortage. I waited a week and reordered.
     
  6. JohnJak

    JohnJak New Member

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    Why would want to support Dicks?
     
  7. Gone_South

    Gone_South New Member

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    I normally don't. Our oldest boy got a Dick's gift card for Christmas and he wanted to buy a Drew Brees jersey.
     
  8. locnload

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    I expect its about making sure everyone can get the chance to buy some. Kind of hard to keep the store open if the shelves are bare. Despite the mad rush to stock up, a lot of people still just want to but a couple boxes for a trip to the range. ;)
     
  9. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    I asked and it was to prevent a couple of panic buyers cleaning off the shelves.
     
  10. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    This probably has more to do with the buying craze than the shooting. I doubt it will be a permanent policy.
     
  11. eldarbeast

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    The last time we went thru a panic buy, Pruitts Gun Shop (Houston, Texas) gave a box of ammo with every gun purchase to ensure you at least had the rounds to fire your new firearm!

    eldar
     
  12. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It is time for a new conspiricy theroy: Cabelas shorts shooter to support Obama's gun grab gimmic.

    Prove it ain't so.

    geez
     
  13. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Personally I believe it to be an attempt to prevent hoarding. One happy customer with 100 boxes of ammo and 25 pissed off customers staring at empty shelves is bad business.
     
  14. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Actually I think it makes perfect sense for them to limit it to 10 boxes! Otherwise even dealers would be coming to the store and cleaning the shelves off the minute a shipment came in. This due to they can not get enough ammunition at the present time to sell to their customers and will get it anyway they can. Then when we show up in an attempt to buy some it would be long gone an purchased by one single source. It to me makes sense and at least gives us a chance to find some ammunition for our weapons? And that is hard enough today! I went to four gun shops in the past two weeks and two Walmarts "ZERO 5.56 or 308 on the shelves"!

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  15. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Even before the mass murder, the closest Walmart to me, was very thin on popular ammo. I had been told several weeks ago that they did not expect new supplies before Feb. Now that doesn't mean that the clerk had a clue of the store purchasing decisions, but the shelves are now empty except for the less common hunting rounds and shotgun shells. .40 cal seemed to still be on the shelves, but not much other pistol ammo. .22 lr is gone but there is still plenty of shorts on the shelf.
     
  16. thum1995

    thum1995 New Member

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    I know several employees and a manager it's due to demand, not the shootings themselves. It applies to any and all ammo.
     
  17. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Mills Fleet Farm has had a 10 box limit/case limit in place since before I started shopping there. This is the kind of "spreading the wealth" I can understand and support.
     
  18. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I was at Cabela's in Hammond, IN on Sunday. The gun counters and shelfs are nearly empty. Limiting ammo purchases wouldn't surprise me at all.
     
  19. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The gun show "Creeps" are buying up ammo at Cabelas and Walmart etc. They are puttng this on their tables with Big mark ups. These are the bastards that are hurting all of us. They clean the shelves and increase the prices.
    Cabelas is trying to protect their customers from these rip offs. No this will not stop these guys and their family members from buying 1,000 rounds at a time.
     
  20. therhino

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    Same signs here in Maine, and it's because of the panic buying. Folks were going in with their credit cards, clearing out entire shelves, and running for the truck.