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No more free shipping at Xtreme Bullet

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Gtn, May 2, 2014.

  1. Gtn

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    They lowered the prices again but will be charging shipping after May 9th. Until then they have $5 flat rate no matter how big/small the order is.
     
  2. J Lee

    J Lee Silver Member

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    Good time to make the switch to coated lead, which is what I want to do anyway.
     


  3. Gperfection

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    I saw that. It's too bad. I've turned a lot of folks onto them for bullets. The free shipping was a big selling point. Had to order another 2000 today, just because.
     
  4. Gtn

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    Yeah I didn't really need more right now but I can see a order of 6k coming before the 9th
     
  5. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    Keep in mind, fellas, there never was "free shipping". Their prices included the shipping charge - you were still paying for it.
    They've simply adjusted their prices and decided that for marketing purposes, it is better to compete and charge shipping separately like everyone else does.
     
  6. Its a great marketing plan! They will sell a ton of bullets before the 9th by people worried about the shipping charges. Then they will adjust the price accordingly, they could be charging a little more anyways and still be competitive.
     
  7. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Luckily for me, we have a couple of local xtreme distributers. You actually get a couple or three dollars off the internet price from them. I just meet up with them swinging by the club during the weekdays for practice.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2014
  8. Gtn

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    1st time I bought from them in Feb a box of 230 gr HPs was $71. Now they are $59
     
  9. Montana Gold & Precision Bullets still ship FREE !
     
  10. Hoser

    Hoser Ninja

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    Montana Golds actions these past 16 months is why I changed over to Precision Delta.
     
  11. I understand your thinking.. but. .. have you noticed the increased prices at Precision Delta lately ?
     
  12. Hoser

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    It isnt MGs price hike that annoyed me. It is how they treated their dealers/customers that already had orders in and paid for before Sandy Hook. They contacted them and said we have your bullets ready to ship but we have jacked up the price due to demand.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2014
  13. Similar to Brownells canceling my order that was already paid so they could raise the price on the magazines.
     
  14. njl

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    As someone said, nothing is free. I kind of actually prefer the manufacturers that charge actual shipping separately. If they tell you how much can be fit in each flat rate box, that lets you optimize your order to get the most out of your shipping fee. The ones where shipping is included, they're just averaging shipping costs and making that part of the price for your bullets.
     
  15. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    I just placed my first xtreme bullets order, and then got the email about the change. May have to stock up before the 9th.

    MG prices have gone up quite a bits as of late.
     
  16. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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  17. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    So their email says

    Big letters and all. However, I go to order 9mm bullets and I no longer see any 1,000 count offerings? Am I missing something?
     
  18. millerg23

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    There are no 1000 counts, you order 2 500 count and the discount applies to that.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Ohub Campfire mobile app
     
  19. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Cool. I'll give that a try.
     
  20. Gtn

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    Thats what it implys but I called and was told they lowered the 500 rnd boxes $5-7 already. Doesn't make much sense to me.