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Posted: 3/11/2006 8:36:27 PM EDT
I know this has been discussed already, but I'm pissed about the $2 price jump on the WWB 40 packs. I could understand 50 cents to a dollar, but when Bass Pro Shop is cheaper, than something is wrong. I won't go into wallyworld again. The 223 was the only shit in the place that wasn't made in China anyway.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:31:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:16:08 PM EDT
Ya its bullshit! Was just in wally world and seen they jumped 2 bucks...anyone know anywhere else to get the 40rd value packs for bout the same price?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:17:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
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haha Lumbergh is the best!
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:06:00 AM EDT
SCREW Wally World
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:17:59 AM EDT
I am sure that Wal Mart is having an emergency executive meeting to try to cope with the loss of your patronage.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:30:26 AM EDT
I think natchez has the Win 55 Gr Q3131 in 20 round boxes for like $4 and change...I think it comes out cheaper than the new WW prices..except for shipping.

No Expert
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:46:00 AM EDT
There are two things that control ammunition prices.

Cost of manufacture. The economy is getting better which means the price of labor is going up. In addition the raw materials and transportation costs are going up significantly.

Supply and demand. There’s a war going on right now and the ammunition factories are devoting more of their resources to supplying the military than to feeding civilian demand. With demand up due to the lifting of the AWB and supply down because of the war the price MUST increase. It’s the law of supply and demand.

WalMart, at least in my area, is doing a good job of providing ammunition to shooters. I really hate it that we can’t get the good deal WalMart was offering us anymore, but they can’t be expected to sell at a loss just to keep us happy.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:22:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Thuban:
but they can’t be expected to sell at a loss just to keep us happy.

They probably really took it on the chin when we did the ammo buy back in Nov. Increasing the price is the only way they are going to be able to keep some sort of inventory on the shelf.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:37:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Thekatar:
I am sure that Wal Mart is having an emergency executive meeting to try to cope with the loss of your patronage.



Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:57:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Thuban:
but they can’t be expected to sell at a loss just to keep us happy.

They probably really took it on the chin when we did the ammo buy back in Nov. Increasing the price is the only way they are going to be able to keep some sort of inventory on the shelf.



Guess that ammo buy really paid off.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:01:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By clippen:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Thuban:
but they can’t be expected to sell at a loss just to keep us happy.

They probably really took it on the chin when we did the ammo buy back in Nov. Increasing the price is the only way they are going to be able to keep some sort of inventory on the shelf.



Guess that ammo buy really paid off.



Yeah, thanks guys...

I do not shop there anyhow...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 10:36:14 AM EDT
Some how I doubt any arfcom ammo buy did anything to WalMart's pricing strategy. I doubt they even noticed it... other than some sort of anomoly.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 10:46:19 AM EDT
Friday, purchased all they had, 8 boxes, for 7.73 went back today and they have it for 9.98.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 11:33:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 11:33:58 AM EDT by chris157c]
I went in there yesterday... they know me of course. They asked me if I wanted all of their ammo again, and I told them, "nope". They all looked suprised. Then one of the guys asked if it was cause of the price hike and i said, "yup." They said the only reason they keep such a huge inventory is cause I buy so much of it (they always have at least 10 boxes, if not more). I told them there was no need for that anymore...

They all looked at me like they just lost their best friend. Sucks too, cause there are 2 girls that work in that department, and they are both real cute. I'm sure they'll miss me...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 11:53:02 AM EDT
Damn,I thought it was a typo when I stopped by WallyWorld yesterday..Now I have absolutely no reason to ever step into a WalMart again.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 12:02:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TrijiCog:
Damn,I thought it was a typo when I stopped by WallyWorld yesterday..Now I have absolutely no reason to ever step into a WalMart again.



+1
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 12:17:27 PM EDT
It hasn't gone up in upstate SC as of yesterday but they were out of stock since I hit all of them earlier in the week.
I told the manager I won't buy anymore if the price goes up and doubt it would sell.
JRandyH
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 12:20:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 12:21:45 PM EDT by Orygunman]
I wonder if any of you bashing Wal-Mart now, were praising them before the jump in price of ammo. I've seen a lot of folks praising Wal-Mart here, funny how the tides change...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 12:25:00 PM EDT
Personally, I don't shop at Walmart. You need to learn to shop where you get good service and enjoy the atmosphere and are treated respectfully. It is no savings to me to go to a store I don't like, be treated rudely and have to walk six blocks to save a couple of bucks.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 12:34:44 PM EDT
My local Wal Mart started asking for your birthdate regardless of how old you look. Seems like a method of tracking ammo sales to individuals...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 12:57:38 PM EDT
[MerleHaggard]Is the best of the free life behind us now, and are the good times really over for good?[/MerleHaggard]

The next shortage may be .223 reloading components.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:19:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 2:41:55 PM EDT by mjrowley]
I was wondering why they didn't have it on the shelf yesterday.

I guess it was to prepare for the price increase?

Also as a side note, the winchester web site no longer lists it, if it ever did.

ETA: just called a couple of nearby stores, $9.98 a box for WWB. .25 cents a round, I don't think so...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:00:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 3:05:56 PM EDT by Big-FED]

Originally Posted By mjrowley:
I was wondering why they didn't have it on the shelf yesterday.

I guess it was to prepare for the price increase?

Also as a side note, the winchester web site no longer lists it, if it ever did.

ETA: just called a couple of nearby stores, $9.98 a box for WWB. .25 cents a round, I don't think so...



I believe the 40rnd value pack is packed especially for Wally-World. As far as the Q3131:
Ya just gotta know where and what to look for!
www.winchester.com/products/catalog/cfrlist.aspx?cart=NS41Nm1t
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:41:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
www.kevinholman.com/fun/memoaboutthis.jpg



Is that my stapler?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:50:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Thuban:
There are two things that control ammunition prices.

Cost of manufacture. The economy is getting better which means the price of labor is going up. In addition the raw materials and transportation costs are going up significantly.

Supply and demand. There’s a war going on right now and the ammunition factories are devoting more of their resources to supplying the military than to feeding civilian demand. With demand up due to the lifting of the AWB and supply down because of the war the price MUST increase. It’s the law of supply and demand.

WalMart, at least in my area, is doing a good job of providing ammunition to shooters. I really hate it that we can’t get the good deal WalMart was offering us anymore, but they can’t be expected to sell at a loss just to keep us happy.



You guys probably screwed yourselves by coordinating that countrywide WW ammo buyout back in November. Wal-mart probably figured that the way it flew off of the shelves in Nov. that they should jack the price up considerably.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:31:46 PM EDT


Uh excuse me, haven't any of you people noticed that WWB is not the only ammo that has raised in price since the first of the year. WWB has not raised that much more than the other ammo.

The ammo buyout did not raise the price.

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:35:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackeye:

Uh excuse me, haven't any of you people noticed that WWB is not the only ammo that has raised in price since the first of the year. WWB has not raised that much more than the other ammo.

The ammo buyout did not raise the price.




Yep, the Black Hills Blue Box 55 gr I bought at Sportsman's Warehouse last weekend for $10.99 a box is now $13.99!!! hock.gif
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:43:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By reinhardt:
I know this has been discussed already, but I'm pissed about the $2 price jump on the WWB 40 packs. I could understand 50 cents to a dollar, but when Bass Pro Shop is cheaper, than something is wrong. I won't go into wallyworld again. The 223 was the only shit in the place that wasn't made in China anyway.



9mm

Wolf is a better deal on .223, anyway...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:44:20 PM EDT
Hey, what town were you buying the ammo in? I wanna see the cute girls too.


Originally Posted By chris157c:
I went in there yesterday... they know me of course. They asked me if I wanted all of their ammo again, and I told them, "nope". They all looked suprised. Then one of the guys asked if it was cause of the price hike and i said, "yup." They said the only reason they keep such a huge inventory is cause I buy so much of it (they always have at least 10 boxes, if not more). I told them there was no need for that anymore...

They all looked at me like they just lost their best friend. Sucks too, cause there are 2 girls that work in that department, and they are both real cute. I'm sure they'll miss me...

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:58:27 PM EDT
DITO!!!


Originally Posted By buzter:
Hey, what town were you buying the ammo in? I wanna see the cute girls too.


Originally Posted By chris157c:
I went in there yesterday... they know me of course. They asked me if I wanted all of their ammo again, and I told them, "nope". They all looked suprised. Then one of the guys asked if it was cause of the price hike and i said, "yup." They said the only reason they keep such a huge inventory is cause I buy so much of it (they always have at least 10 boxes, if not more). I told them there was no need for that anymore...

They all looked at me like they just lost their best friend. Sucks too, cause there are 2 girls that work in that department, and they are both real cute. I'm sure they'll miss me...hr

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