I'm not crazy about ammo prices but if you're a free marketer like myself you have to accept that this is NOT gouging, it's merely an attempt to capitalize on current market trends.
I don't like the term gouging, but it is a free market.
The other side of a free market is that as a customer I don't have to buy things from people who I feel are not treating me fairly.
I know that the manufacturers have not increased their prices by very much, I have friends in the firearms industry and they still get
things for mostly the same prices. Some manufacturers are running overtime shifts and have raised their prices a little, but mostly the
wholesale prices haven't changed or changed very little.
So depending on the distributor and retailer the prices are getting jacked there. Based on what I have been told, it is at the retailer
level because more things are the same price at the distributor.
I doubt cheaper than dirt is paying any more for their ammo than they were a few months ago.
This is America and they have the right to charge as much for their ammo as they want. I believe in freedom. BUT I also have the right
to end doing business with them. I used to go to the Cheaper Than Dirt store. I liked to walk around and check out their goods. It is
fun for someone who likes firearms, but I no longer go there.
You pick your business model. Charge as much as possible and alienate customers, or be more fair and get long term customers. I think
some are being short sighted. Not just retailers but customers too, paying these prices are short sighted. Charging these prices is short sighted.
Should prices rise, some. They also should rise to keep goods available. If the prices stay too low, some people might stock up and people who really need it won't be able to find it. Prices help to ration scarce goods. Otherwise maybe I buy all the ammo and nobody else gets any. I understand capitalism, I have an economics degree, but what you have to understand is that for it to work BUYERS must be informed and behave rationally.
I won't do business with anyone like this. That is the other part of capitalism.
70 for 50rnds blazer... insanity. Besides, I hope nobody is protecting their family with these loads. Get some good hollowpoints.
I hesitate to say this, but if anyone here is thinking of paying these prices, post in the thread and I might be able to help you get a better price. I am not a dealer, but a member of local shooting clubs and have a few connections. I don't want to see anybody ripped off.