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Old 03-26-2013, 17:51   #13
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Originally Posted by eccho View Post
I've literally seen stores have people who come in and 'buy all the stuff' to the point where there is absolutely nothing left for the guy standing behind him.
What's wrong with that? Get there earlier. It sucks when someone beats me at my own game - but oh well...

Originally Posted by eccho View Post
I'd say that's different than just reselling, because everyone else who comes to the store that week for a box or two of ammo to go plinking is outta luck.
How is that different if a store has another commodity that sells out quickly like cabbage patch dolls, elmo, and all the other stuff that suddenly has demand overnight? For example, I flipped playstations when they first came out and everybody had to have one.

Originally Posted by eccho View Post
I don't think it could be compared to say, oil commodities, stocks, precious metals and the like.
Don't prices fluctuate with supply and demand - perceived or real?

Originally Posted by eccho View Post
I'm not a communist, and I'm all for your right to make a profit
No one said you were.

In a perfect world, there'd be enough bullets for everyone to buy as much as they please, but it seems like that just won't be the case for awhile. It blows my mind for awhile.[/QUOTE] OK

Originally Posted by eccho View Post
I literally had a walmart employee tell me "they can't get any". I asked what he meant, he said they've been trying for weeks with zero progress whatsoever.
Try another walmart? Buy online?

OP, please understand, I'm not picking on you.

It seems that some gun owners are socialists when they want to buy and capitalists when they want to sell.

Any anybody who raises their prices is gouging - taking advantage. I have yet to figure out at what point stockpiling becomes hoarding. I'm still uncertain how a "fair" price is determined. Did I miss any of the catch phrases of the current crisis?

I think it's interesting how some people view firearms some how different than other things that are bought and sold.
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