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Got an email this morning saying the site had ammo in stock, $17.99 for 20 rounds of Wolf. Other places I have seen are a lot worse. Brick and mortar stores are sold out within minutes. Not that I "need" ammo but I would like to continue my stockpiling.
 

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i haven't seen any price gouging, anywhere, just price increases appropriate to the disparity between supply and demand.

If anything, prices are too low, since we're still seeing shortages. The ideal price is just high enough to keep boxes lingering on shelves, but not so high that they stay there long.
 

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It’s all going to depend on your local area and how much time you have to go look. Forget online, even the sites that have in the past remained reasonable have now jacked their ammo prices. Despite what Bobcat says above, your best prices (in relative terms) are going to be national chains. Yes, you will pay more than a year ago but that is the new reality for now. You need to be at those places when they open, though. Ask when they get ammo and you may avoid wasting trips.
 

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Except for maybe an odd case here and there, I dont think anyone is gouging anything, its simple supply and demand.

Those buying it to sell aren't getting it for what they were before all this silliness started either, so you see the price increases.

If you want things to calm down, get people to stop being retards and panic mongers and let things settle.
 

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It's not just ammo either, check out the prices powder & primers are fetching on gunbroker etc. I look most every day and am thankful I don't need any at the moment.
 

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I agree with the posters above. Quite simply demand has far surpassed supply. History tells us it will go back down in a couple years, our guts tell us it won't, so I don't make fun of people for paying the current prices, but I won't be paying them myself.
 

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I still hear rumors locally about Cabela's, Gander and Fleet Farm getting in ammo at mostly "normal" prices, but personally verifying that and taking advantage of it isn't practical for me. My ammo purchases since fall have been limited to shotgun ammo bought in-store for normal price, and expensive-but-tolerable .45 ACP defensive ammo bought online. Last summer, I was still managing to get defensive handgun ammo and match rifle ammo at only marginally-inflated prices, but I attribute that mostly to "panic buyers" going for the (historically) cheapest stuff first, leaving the specialty and/or premium ammo on the shelves.
 

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We have a combination of two things going on. One I believe is that the supply of ammo is being purposely withheld. The reason I believe this is that Canada never had a ammo shortage and they get the same ammo we do from the American manufactures. Then they did the same thing with 22lr from 2013-2016. You can't tell me that 22lr was in such demand that it took 3 years to get the shelves stocked again. Then the other problem is that there are hoarders going around buying up what ammo that is going to the big box stores and then reselling it online at inflated prices.
 

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Fortunately, I don’t “need” any ammo because a man can go broke buying it right now. I went to Academy when they opened the other day to get my wife something for Valentines Day, and there was a line 30-40 deep in the freezing cold waiting for them to open. When they opened, it was like an angry herd of Bison running for the gun department. I just hung back and watched wishing I had some popcorn and a soda pop.
 

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This is known as either "All the market will bear" or "Rationing via price point"

There are at least 7 Million new gun owners in the US in just the last year. If they all bought just one box of ammo.....
Most of those new gun owners bought pistols in 38 special, 9mm, or a AR. Uncommon calibers like .303 British can't be found either. Which proves hoarders are going around buying up everything to resell online at inflated prices.
 

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I can't see how people are saying oh no, all I see is supply and demand,... BS! Charging $349 for a thousand small pistol primers is serious gouging. Yes I've seen that add. Along with the ones for $59/50 9mm range ammo.

I'll remember this crap and won't go back.
 

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Most of those new gun owners bought pistols in 38 special, 9mm, or a AR. Uncommon calibers like .303 British can't be found either. Which proves hoarders are going around buying up everything to resell online at inflated prices.
My experience does not necessarily agree with this. Lots of common calibers but lots of young guys that buy old rifles.
 

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I can't see how people are saying oh no, all I see is supply and demand,... BS! Charging $349 for a thousand small pistol primers is serious gouging. Yes I've seen that add. Along with the ones for $59/50 9mm range ammo.

I'll remember this crap and won't go back.
So when you sell your car, you will take half what It’s worth?

There is no such thing as “price gouging”. You would be foolish to not sell your product for the most you can. It’s called capitalism and built this country to the highest standard of living in the world.

No I don’t sell ammo, I have plenty due to foresight. I am selling reloading die sets I dont need. I got $100 for a 30-30 set. Price gouge or what it’s worth? None available online. Spent that on more preps for the Harris depression after the democrats/socialist/communist raise taxes on everything for wealth redistribution.
 

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I have been buying at the indoor range here when they have it, 15.50 for a box of 9mm and 21.00 for a box of .45 auto. You can only buy one a day because there trying to keep there folks coming out and shooting. Great folks met the owner at a Marine Corps League meeting before he built his range. So theres some ammo going out to dealers that ain't charging an arm and a leg for the stuff.
 

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i haven't seen any price gouging, anywhere, just price increases appropriate to the disparity between supply and demand.
you do not consider $60 for a box of 30-30 price gouging?

Pilgrims pride was sued over increasing their prices something like 25 or 30 cents.
 
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