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Old 12-18-2014, 07:14 PM
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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You still don't want to answer the question, do you?
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Why don't these evil ammo re-sellers sell their .22
ammo for $100/brick?



Where were you back in the early months of 2013. I saw bricks going for more than that.

As the panic buying dies down, so to does the price that they can charge, where it will eventually make it's way back down to ordinary prices, barring any unforeseen extraordinary circumstances, such as the ones that drove the price up to begin with.

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Old 12-19-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: WI
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Went to Cabella's today, and they got in a shipment of .22 ammo. CCI, in 50 round boxes. Price? $4.99. I thought it must be a mistake, as we have been told here that $.10/round is not market price, and it is charged only by the evil ammo flippers, not regular large retailers.

Plenty of ammo at $.10/round. Good luck finding it at $.05/round.

that likely was the std vel which has been higher then other .22 over the past months; but again ammo has been available online at major retailers (Academy, Gander, etc) in recent days for roughly .05-.07 +/- for Fed automatch and i picked up some CCI AR .22 for .08 recently as well.
Doesnt mean its on the shelf if one were to walk into their brick/mortar location or that it lasts online when offered but it can be had.
I doubt i'm the only one around who was able to buy a box at those prices....... and even if a limit of 1, its still 300-325 rounds to hit the range with.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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Where were you back in the early months of 2013. I saw bricks going for more than that.

As the panic buying dies down, so to does the price that they can charge, where it will eventually make it's way back down to ordinary prices, barring any unforeseen extraordinary circumstances, such as the ones that drove the price up to begin with.
So, is it safe to say that a seller will not likely be successful if they try to sell their ammo at too high a price point? That they are, in fact, constrained by market conditions?

But previously in this thread, you said that they could sell for what ever price they wanted to:

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. . .and then arbitrarily raising the prices to whatever they want to charge, because after all, they're the only ones who have it, so if you want it, you'll have to pay whatever they decide to charge.
So, which is it? Can retailers and the evil ammo flippers get whatever price they want, or are they constrained by market conditions?
 
Old 12-19-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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that likely was the std vel which has been higher then other .22 over the past months; but again ammo has been available online at major retailers (Academy, Gander, etc) in recent days for roughly .05-.07 +/- for Fed automatch and i picked up some CCI AR .22 for .08 recently as well.
Doesnt mean its on the shelf if one were to walk into their brick/mortar location or that it lasts online when offered but it can be had.
I doubt i'm the only one around who was able to buy a box at those prices....... and even if a limit of 1, its still 300-325 rounds to hit the range with.
There isn't any ammo currently available online at either Gander or Academy at .05-.07/round.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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Midsouth has some at just over .10/round.

Tactical 22 LR 40 Grain Target Lead Round Nose 50 Rounds by NORMA
 
Old 12-19-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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So, is it safe to say that a seller will not likely be successful if they try to sell their ammo at too high a price point? That they are, in fact, constrained by market conditions?

But previously in this thread, you said that they could sell for what ever price they wanted to:



So, which is it? Can retailers and the evil ammo flippers get whatever price they want, or are they constrained by market conditions?
Of course they're constrained by market conditions, whether those conditions be regular, or irregular. The market conditions we're seeing now are irregular and temporary.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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Of course they're constrained by market conditions, whether those conditions be regular, or irregular. The market conditions we're seeing now are irregular and temporary.
So ammo sellers can't, as you said, sell it for whatever they want to?
 
Old 12-19-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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So ammo sellers can't, as you said, sell it for whatever they want to?
I never meant to say they could just put any price on it they like. As long as there are other viable competitive prices out there, they're limited in what they can charge. However, when there was no other ammo to be found, then yes, they could and did charge whatever they wanted, limited only by their competition, and what people would reasonably pay. Now that .22 has bounced back a little, and you can find it for $50 a brick at most gun shops, of course the amount they can charge has gone down a bit, and will probably continue to go down until it makes it way to where it was pre-Sandy Hook.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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I never meant to say they could just put any price on it they like. As long as there are other viable competitive prices out there, they're limited in what they can charge. However, when there was no other ammo to be found, then yes, they could and did charge whatever they wanted, limited only by their competition, and what people would reasonably pay. Now that .22 has bounced back a little, and you can find it for $50 a brick at most gun shops, of course the amount they can charge has gone down a bit, and will probably continue to go down until it makes it way to where it was pre-Sandy Hook.
So, with that being said, is the current market price of .22 ammo closer to $50/brick, or $24-25/brick?
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