|08-09-2020, 12:32 PM||#1|
Joined: Jul 2004
Cheaper Than Dirt
Well, Cheaper Than No one is at it again. CCI Blazer $1.00 per round. Same thing they pulled back in the .22 ammunition drought. I'd shoot BB's first.
|08-09-2020, 06:58 PM||#3|
Joined: Mar 2017
I don't know why but they turned into a bunch of price gouging assholes.
Not sure when but about 20 years ago they changed used to be not so bad.
Not bought from them in about that long.
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|08-10-2020, 08:10 AM||#4|
Joined: May 2004
From: Central Arkansas
Same as Ed. I used to use them, but it's been years ago since I bought anything from them. That said, in the spirit of free markets they can do whatever they want as far as I'm concerned. If people don't want pay what CTD is charging, they don't have to buy what CTD is selling. Same with building-material places that jack up the prices on plywood and generators when a hurricane is in the works; people who waited until the last second to address a common recurring problem can choose to patronize a given store or not. Now, they can also opt out permanently (as Iíve done with CTD), but thatís their call. Same with ticket scalpers ó the performer and venue have already both received their asking price, so they're not being shorted in any way; and if people donít want to pay scalper prices, they can once again simply choose to opt out.
Thatís one good reason for the good guys to be over-prepared imo. Iíve made sure that our family members are okay for ammunition (or at least, they say they are), have given a little bit to a couple people, and have sold some ridiculously cheap to some others. The stuff sold instead of given, was largely to keep those people mindful that itís not free and Iím not the welfare office; and was still very cheap. IIRC, total of 900 rounds of 223 fmj and 350 rounds of various 9mm for a total of less than $200 total. Similar with face masks, although those have all been given & not sold. Weíve given away literally boxes of face masks to family & friends in the last couple months.
But next time, if those same people have the same problem, they might get a single mask or two, or a single box or two of ammo and be directed to places like CTD for anything more than that. If youíre not careful, you reach a point where itís no longer genuinely helping them, but contributing to someoneís weakness.
|11-10-2020, 04:47 AM||#5|
Joined: Apr 2017
it's always contributing to weakness. Anyone who can't be bothered to have their own guns AND train is nobody I want around me. They'll stab you in the back in a heartbeat. If her daughter were not still in Asia, they'd never have gotten a dime from me, and once she's here, wifey's contribution to family is going to get cut in half. I helped her family while wifey was out of work and in college, but that went into the tally that she has to pay off.
|11-10-2020, 10:48 AM||#6|
Joined: Jun 2004
From: Canadian Badlands