Yup. You’re missing the fact that there’s no hazmat fee for ammo.How are all of you buying "cheap ammo" (a relative term these days) online at such-and-such per round and not having to pay hazmat and shipping costs which raises the price per round exponentially? A 50 ct box of 30 cents per round 9mm range ammo costs that plus $15.00 in hazmat fees and minimum $9 in 3-5 day shipping. That more than doubles the price when you hit the purchase button.
Or am I missing something? Now I get it, the more you buy the less the actual hazmat fee breaks down cost per round or per pound (when ordering powder) but still ... I'm confused about some of these online order prices I'm seeing claimed here. Not disputing anyone word ... just trying to figure-out what I am apparently doing wrong.
Did you say Amish sporting goods stores? That's pretty cool. I've spent a lot of time in Ohio Amish country, but never saw an Amish sporting goods store.NorthEast Ohio here and if you want to pay the gouge prices you can find it at LGS, sporting goods, and Amish sporting good stores. The stores that sold it at a "fair" price had lines out the door but were still selling 14.99 for 50rds. That has gone up now to 21.99 for 50. I got three boxes of Federal last Wed. for 21.99 a box. The sales rep said they are starting to get larger shipments.
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There are a few in Wayne and Holmes counties that are owned and run by the Amish. Those are the ones that I have been to, I'm sure there are more.Did you say Amish sporting goods stores? That's pretty cool. I've spent a lot of time in Ohio Amish country, but never saw an Amish sporting goods store.
Good for them! Capitalism is alive and well.
BTW, $22/box? Not too bad (relatively speaking of course).
Two months ago a purchased 6 boxes of 9mm in S. California from a gun store just along the border for one box of 50 cartridges at $35.00. The salesman told me that the prices were high because of a high demand, he further stated that some gun stores were selling their 9mm ammo anywhere from $50.00 to $70.00 for one box of 50 cartridges.I’m trying to get an idea what other parts of the country are paying for ammo. In Western NY 5.56/.223 seems to be almost non existent and when I have found it I end up paying almost $1 per round. Is this the same case in other parts of the country? Also, I see some are having luck at Cabela’s yet I have not had any luck finding anything of use at Cabela’s in months.
It's too early for me to buy anything. I am betting that the current hoarding of ammo will backfire once we are back to normal. I have enough of everything from pre COVID19. It's just that I try to make sure I don't run out.I think generally speaking ammo prices are dropping. For the last 8 months I've been using 9mm as the pricing benchmark, and monitoring Gunbroker as the national pricing model. In short, what people are willing to pay. About 3 months ago, 9mm was selling for $1.00/round (well more like $1 + per round). I just checked this morning and auctions are about to close at more like $.65-$.70/round.
More importantly, the folks listing 9mm at $1.00/round as their starting price are getting zero bids with the auction about to close. Now THAT is progress. I'm not ready to celebrate,
or claim the pricing war and hoarding is over, but it does tell me the masses have had enough and either A) Are being more patient, or B) Have a closet full and their wife is going to
leave them if they buy another box.
The point as others have said, decent retail deals are out there. Go to you big box sporting goods stores and ask them when they get their ammo shipments in. For example, Bass Pro gets it in on Wednesday night, so Thur morning is the time to show up. 5.56 should be about $.50-$.70/round now.
It’s going to the new businessmen and women who line up at various stores to scoop what they can get and turn around to sell it on GB.
There is still hundreds of thousands of panic stricken gun guys that are still willing to pay $.50 / rnd at their LGS's . There is SO much greed and money to be made in ammo industry that until the panic'ed idiots STOP buying ammo with the mentallity of "just because I saw it on the shelf" we will never steer the ammo market back to a buyers market with excess supply and less demand. Plain and simple. My co-worker whom recently got into handloading had to wait 2 hrs in line prior to his LGS opening to get a chance at buying ONE brick only of primers. He did get a brick and it was $90. That same brick just 1-1/2 year ago pre panic was $32.99.