I mean I don't know your reasoning, besides maybe needing to supply a personal range or fully stocking up for multiple firearms that share the same caliber ammo, but why would you order that many knowing that there's already a shortage (and that it was already dubious at best that there was a large supply)?
I can't fault SDers for constantly doing this as I figure they're trying to resell to make a profit. But my immediate thought after reading your post is that you're an idiot and just screwed other people out of ammo if they possibly did have a supply or knew they would be getting some soon.
Actually it is very simple. He didn't "order" 10k boxes, he added them to the cart to see if the site would reject it. In other words checking to see if it bounced against currently available stock.
So next time, genius, before you jump the gun and call someone an idiot, try kicking your grey matter into another gear, if you have one.
What is the difference between this ammo and the WWB at my local Wally World? I bought 4 boxes of 100 rounds there earlier this week for ~$26 per box, including tax...
My guess is that the issue is extremely low stock/availability in certain parts of the country. This isn't strictly a reaction to recent events. WWB - especially in .45 - can be hard to find depending on where you live. Some folks' local Wally World's are overflowing with it, others rarely have it in stock.
That said, the stores near me almost always have WWB or the even cheaper Federal on the shelves. The Federal are - or were last time I checked - about $20/100.
I know, someone else already has responded and pointed that out. Again I know two shops that don't use that on their websites. That and I've had people email me and tell me that I've order too much before also. Who knows, again I've orders 200 as I thought that was reasonable. We'll just have to see what happens
How about apologizing for suggesting the poster was an idiot....Twice you posted and didn't once say...'sorry'.
I say the poster was trying to help, and is a very standard SD practice to determine inventory and...well...figure out if it is a good deal, slick deal...or bad deal....
Also, you mentioned twice about two other shops that don't use accurate inventory tracking...do they also charge your card in full before it ships? I ask, because it is worth calling out for those that might not want to assume that risk and put their money 'on loan'.
While I appreciate the OP posting a deal (for what current prices dictate), I would take the inventory info and call to ask about stock before advancing my money with no time frame as to when/if it will ship (probably less if...more when).
Ok here's my take on the latest 'shortage'... especially for the common ones like these 9mm:
Everybody is loading up (pun intended) out of paranoia. At some point there will be a saturation and buyers will stop this frenzy buying since they have more in their gun safe than they realistically need. Then... shelves will be stocked, demand will drop off, and so will prices. (That might be what this seller is thinking too, btw)
Buy now, if you really need them... wait if you don't.
Not long ago 5.56 was .25/round and 9mm was .12-.14/round. Ugh... I'll wait.
I don't see good brass ammo ever being at those prices again. Combine the ever rising cost of raw materials and the continual decline of the value of the US dollar and prices keep going up. They will likely drop to the level of pre-panic pricing of .30/rd 5.56 and .20/rd 9mm, but not to what you're talking about. Maybe steel cased stuff.
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