Skip to comments.Price Gouging on Firearms and Ammunition During a Constitutional Crisis
Posted on 04/18/2013 6:35:16 PM PDT by servo1969
Jeff Quinn ( http://www.gunblast.com ) discusses widespread price-gouging of guns and ammunition by unscrupulous dealers.
-I've heard of people charging $70 for brick of .22lr and actin' like they were doing someone a favor.-
-I've heard of 15 guys standing in line at 7:00am in Wal-Mart and buyin' 3 boxes of ammo apiece. Then they all go outside and put the ammo in the same vehicle. They're buyin' for some dealer who's gonna jack it up for 4 times what they paid.-
-You walk into some place and some guy wants to charge you $2000 for a $800 AR, well, what you say to him is your business but I can guarantee you I will never spend a single cent in that place.-
-Gun and ammo manufacturers have not raised their prices 400%. It's the dealers who have been taking advantage of their customers during this Constitutional Crisis. There are some dealers who have not raised their prices this whole time. It's a free market, sure. But the market will return to normal and, when it does, remember the folks who did you right and the folks who tried to stick it to you. Those places that did good by their customers are where you need to be spending your money in the future.-
What really grinds my gears is the US ammo manufacturers selling to the DHS at the levels they are.
They are not patriots.
There is no such thing as price gouging.
I read where a lot of the elderly and po folks are having to decide between their “medicine” or ammunition.
I disagree.The night after 9/11,local gas stations jacked their prices up to 6 to 8 dollars a gallon.If that’s not gouging the public,you tell me.
Any elderly freepers in the so cal area needed ammo freep mail me i will help
Obama has been president for 4 years. Anyone who didn’t stock up by 2010 is a damn fool who deserves to get fleeced. We knew where he would go in his second term and we knew that he would lie, cheat, and steal (and that the GOP would nominate a “nice guy” who would lose very gracefully) to win that term!
On the other hand, I hope that prices come back down and these “investment buyers” lose their shirts.
How do you decide who gets what when there is a limited supply? I’m sure one would decide to give it to the fellow who would pay the most not by the cut off his jib alone.
What ticks me off are the morons who PAY these prices and encourage others to run up their prices.
As usual, Jeff is right. But anyone who buys ammo on Gunbroker or such places is contributing to this problem! Just stop.
Walter Williams explains “price gouging”—must read for any conservative: http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/04/gouging.html
I have a long memory. To this day, I don’t frequent several gun shops because of their dealings during the ammo shortage a couple of years ago. I’m not buying now because I stocked up last year when the price was right and it was readily available. Not using too much for practice and will add to the stock when the shortage eventually ends. Standardizing you weapons helps as I only have 4 types of ammo to stockpile.
Wait until the ammo is made illegal and has to be purchased on the black market. You haven’t seen anything yet.
“I disagree.The night after 9/11,local gas stations jacked their prices up to 6 to 8 dollars a gallon.If thats not gouging the public,you tell me.”
what if you really needed gas and all the stations had no fuel because of a run on gas, except for the one station charging $8 a gallon.
if you needed it, you would buy it, and be grateful you could get it at any price.
The fact is though, we bought all the fence sitters time. Prices are coming down and availability is going up. Don't miss your opportunity again because the only thing we know for sure is that they will try again.
I stocked up on .22LR around 30 years ago. I think it is still good but I probably should take some of it out and make sure.
I can shoot all I want in my back yard.
What is the difference price gouging and hoarding?
One is as bad as the other, and both drive the price up.
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