My great uncle had a general store, and one day a woman was complaining that his price on something was higher than at his competitor. He asked "why don't you just buy it there?" She said "they're out of it".
My great-uncle replied, "when I'm out of it I'll tell you it's that price too".
Ordered 1000rds from Bass Pro yesterday, E-mail saying thanks for your order. Today,
We apologize the item(s) you ordered has been delayed. If we don’t receive your item(s) within 60 days, it will be canceled. You won’t be charged for this item(s) until it ships If you prefer to cancel the delayed item(s), please contact us. Ships May 15 - May 25
Looks like i might miss the 60day time limit
More than a few, less than others!
Posts: 1197 | Location: Rhode Island | Registered: June 07, 2003
SGAmmo is temporarily not taking orders and Target Sports USA is wiped out of 9MM range ammo. I suggest setting up text alerts at both places for ammo you are looking to purchase and be prepared to act fast but even so expect to pay more than what pricing was a couple weeks ago.
I used text alert at SGAmmo and got text about S&B 9MM 124 being in stock at $163.80 a few weeks ago and bought a case. A few hours later it was all gone.
“When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” ― Benjamin Franklin "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." ― Margaret Thatcher
Looks like PSA took lessons from Cheaper Than Dirt...
So if you had an extra case of Blazer 9mm right now and someone you didn't know wanted to buy it from you, how much would you charge them? Is $300 too much? $250? $225?
I set up at a local show back in January, my only show of the year, and had 3 different guys get my number on Sunday because they didn't have cash and wanted 3 different rifles. My bad on giving out my number. None called me after the show. EVERY SINGLE ONE of them has called me the last 2 days asking about ammo I had and offering me 'whatever you want' for 9mm and 45. Two of them begged me to sell to them. I didn't but, if I had said $400 for a case of 9mm, I am convinced 2 of them would have ponied up the cash that day. Would I be a blood sucker?
Posts: 354 | Location: East Texas | Registered: June 06, 2008
In their defense, the FLURRY of emails from manufacturers is unreal. Mag-Tech, Federal and Winchester all sent notices that prices have increased, even on orders that were made during the January show circuit. Most are giving cut-off dates as early as April 1st. If the order doesn't leave their factory by then, the entire order is subject to the new prices...which they haven't even released. Purchase Orders mean nothing in this industry. Smith and Wesson canceled their show pricing on rifles too. It was supposed to be good until July.
This is just a short list example of what is going on. Ammo was at a 12-13 year low. I predict that we don't see pre-covid prices on ammo again.
And honestly, $300 for a case of 9mm isn't CTD territory. More like $1000/case and $100 P-Mags.
Ya know, I don't recall an ammo drought when Barack Obama was the forty forth President of the United States like this one. President Trump, the 45th President of the United States wins big league yet again!