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Highway Robbery

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by viper144, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. viper144


    Dec 25, 2010
    During times of gasoline shortages, we have laws that keep retailers from robbing the public. Where are the crys from gun owners about the gauging of prices they now encounter.
    I just received an e-mail from Natzhes that they had in-stock, 15 round and 17 round Glock mags. Guess what?
    They stated "that due to manufacturers price increase" the new price is $34.99 each.
    Also I have been checking the ammo prices......only a few weeks ago I was buying 9mm for around .21 cents, now it is over .35 cents.
    In our local paper, an advertiser is selling 3- 30 round Pmags for $200.00....almost $70.00 each.
    When are we gonna learn to stop the panic buying. We are doing it too our selfs.
    The main problem, even if things settle down and there is no ban, (just like gas prices) you are never gonna see $20.00 mag prices or .21 cent ammo again.:crying:
  2. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    I have no problem with it.

    If I value a magazine at $20 and they want $50 for it I don't buy. If I really really really need to have a magazine, I'd prefer to pay $50 for it than it being out of stock everywhere.

    Welcome to the market economy.

  3. Dave.1


    Dec 12, 2009
    My local indoor range has held prices for ammo for quite a while but they also aren't letting people panic buy. Since they don't know what lies ahead they want to be able to supply their members.

    I don't have any solution for dealing with the gougers and profiteers. They know if things stay in short supply you'll eventually pay their price.

    The best thing to do is to remember who gouged you and after the panic don't buy from them. And if you want, let them know about it.

  4. donmor53


    Jan 4, 2013
    "Gouging" usually pertains to unnecessary price increases involving necessities for saily life and commerce.

    While guns are a commodity and felt to be necessary to many...most do not consider them absolute necessities to their survival during their "normal" daily activities.

    If you feel like you are being as I have done in the past...remember and don't do business with them in the future.
  5. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

    Sep 28, 2006
    People are crying out. Just read all the internet posts about it (including this one.) Doesn't seem to be making a difference though. :dunno:
  6. Thornhammer


    Dec 19, 2012
    Highway robbery is what happens when the other guy is selling it and you want it.

    Suave, sophisticated market strategery is what happens when you have it and can name your price for it.
  7. freezetime


    Oct 15, 2012
    Natchez must have a bunch on their waiting list. I requested an update on inventory and havent gotten anything yet. I hate to pay 35, but I am getting 5 more mags when they become available.
  8. its a free market. sorry you are unprepared.
  9. philpac33


    Mar 16, 2009
    $35 isn't really all that bad right now, I've seen them selling for double that the past couple weeks. They were about $30 on store shelves locally before the panic set in. $2400 for a POS DPMS AR15 that was $550 B.N.(Before Newtown) is absolutely ridiculous. B.N. might become a recognized abbreviation, like BC or AD. Things will never be the same even if no new regulations come to fruition. Prices will stabilize eventually but the golden era of gun ownership(2004-2012) is over. And I'm PISSED OFF about it!!!
  10. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles
    Well, I feel your pain but when a lot of people really, really want to buy something that is in limited supply, the price is going to go up. When it's working in your favor (you're a seller) it's nice, when it's not (you're a buyer) you have to decide if you want to pay it or pass.

    This is a good lesson for everyone to buy consumable things (not just shooting related) over time and keep a reasonable stock on a couple of shelves in the basement or garage. Imagine if we were not complaining about magazine prices but food. Or God forbid, toilet paper!!!!!!!!!!! :supergrin:

    You don't have to be prepper to enjoy some future savings and peace of mind. I love it when the weather goes crazy and all the soccer moms bum rush the grocery or the message comes on the radio that we have to boil our water because of some problem.

    Power goes out, natural gas lines down, no city water, grocery store flooded (actually happened here), yawn. Me and my 500 rolls of toilet paper and two Glock mags are sitting pretty. :rofl:
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2013
  11. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
  12. attrapereves


    Sep 11, 2011
    The thing is that MSRP hasn't gone up, but distributors have gone up on their pricing. Hopefully Glock mags will return to $20-30 when this silliness dies down.
  13. I picked up 500rds of 9mm Federal at walmart today for $130 out the door. I was prettty excited. Now if I could only find some 5.56 for a reasonable price.
  14. captaintrips


    Aug 16, 2012
    In a few months, the legislation will take form and the fear of the unknown will go away. At that point we will have 80-90% of gun owners who have spent in a few months what they would usually spend in years. Gun store will be empty, prices will drop...I will buy a gently used G23 at a GREAT price.
  15. Dave.1


    Dec 12, 2009
    I suspect you are right.

    I remember at the end of 2009 and in 2010 there were some really nice pistols for sale, both privately and as trades in stores. People realized that they didn't care any more and money was tight. On of the most traded/sold pistols I saw was the
    Glock 26. I think people new to shooting had read about it or seen it in tv shows.

  16. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles
    Yep. I'm hoping to swoop some bargains too. The only hold up would be if there was some asinine provision that made it through to law regarding the transfer of standard capacity mags. I guess I'm not so weird buying mags intended for future acquisitions.
  17. bigkrackers


    Dec 23, 2012
    Should have bought a few. That's a good deal. Local store has them at $44.95 and another online store has them in stock for $50. I was able to get 6 g19 mags before the panic so I'm good but I wouldn't have minded getting a couple g17 mags. Oh we'll. Not going to pay through the nose for two extra rounds.
  18. okiedave


    Nov 7, 2012
    I am just trying to find a box or two of 9mm around here to replace what I shot a couple of weeks ago. I have what I need, just want to get my supply back to want I normally like to have on hand. No place I have been too in two weeks has had one box of any type of 9mm.
  19. yfdcap


    Jan 11, 2011
    I tried calling around noon. They said they are out of everything.
  20. freezetime


    Oct 15, 2012

    You might try Walmart. Ive seen several people from all over the country find Federal in stock this weekend. I picked up 5 boxes on thursday and they had several more left.
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