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Cheaper than dirt price gouging

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Post by Tex1961 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:58 am

Saw this on another gun forum, so I went to their site. Cheaper than dirt is asking double and triple pricing for common ammo calibers. I get supply and demand but this is excessive.
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Post by Rafe » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:05 am

They've done it before. More than once. I haven't even bothered looking at Cheaper Than Dirt since around 2012.


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Post by Redneck_Buddha » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:39 am

Wouldn't buy from them if they were the last supplier on Earth.

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Post by ELB » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:40 am

I have found them to be more expensive than other options on a normal basis, so I don't look there very often.

When demand goes up, supply goes down, and prices go up. When supply goes up and demand goes down, price goes down, like on AR-15s after Trump was elected. Nobody was running around afterwards offering to pay the sellers more for AR-15s just because they guessed wrong and overstocked during a political crisis. We customers (including me) were happy to "reverse price gouge" the sellers then.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:46 am

I see this same post with every ammo shortage I have witness over the past 15 years. It seems to be rather common for them to do this.

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Post by suthdj » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:08 am

I believe right after the Sandy hook panic buying CTD did this also, that was last time I bought anything from them.
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Post by OneGun » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:17 am

I avoid CTD like I avoid the Wuhan Virus! They are one and the same.
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Post by MadMonkey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:49 am

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Post by tool4daman » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:56 pm

Are they only online now or do they still have some brick and mortar stores?
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Post by Jusme » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:58 pm

tool4daman wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:56 pm
Are they only online now or do they still have some brick and mortar stores?


I believe they are strictly on-line now. I'm like minded on CTD, I haven't bought anything from them in several years.
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Re: Cheaper than dirt price gouging

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Post by ntexaschl » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:53 pm

Redneck_Buddha wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:39 am
Wouldn't buy from them if they were the last supplier on Earth.
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Post by mayor » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:00 pm

I haven't even looked at anything CTD related since they pulled their brick and mortar store out of north Ft. Worth. You could get some decent prices at the store, but no more.


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Post by papabear » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:19 pm

Rafe wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:05 am
They've done it before. More than once. I haven't even bothered looking at Cheaper Than Dirt since around 2012.
I dont remember the year but I quit a long time ago too.

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Re: Cheaper than dirt price gouging

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Post by Daddio-on-patio » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:22 pm

ELB wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:40 am
I have found them to be more expensive than other options on a normal basis, so I don't look there very often.

When demand goes up, supply goes down, and prices go up. When supply goes up and demand goes down, price goes down, like on AR-15s after Trump was elected. Nobody was running around afterwards offering to pay the sellers more for AR-15s just because they guessed wrong and overstocked during a political crisis. We customers (including me) were happy to "reverse price gouge" the sellers then.
Consumers do not have the ability (by-and-large) to price gouge legitimate retail businesses. They work with a business plan. Unloading inventory at a loss, if they chose to do so, is not likely due to the consumer. The supplier still has something you want. The balance is at what price do they suppose you will agree to.
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Re: Cheaper than dirt price gouging

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Post by abom2 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm

The only thing that surprises me is that they are still in business. I guess not enough of us quit buying from them after SH. I know when folks inquire with me about on-line sources I warn them about CTD and explain their prior actions.

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