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Posted: 12/7/2001 5:40:34 AM EDT
Hi all,

I went by Classic Arms outside Charlotte, NC yesterday. Picked-up 1500 rounds (five battle packs) of South African .223 for $195.

Typical Classic Arms, I call and they say $185, then get there and they say "that's the mail-order price." I decided that even for 10 bucks more it was worth it to save the cost of shipping.

So how's I do? It works out to $39/pack or $130/1000.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 5:54:06 AM EDT
Hey:

You did about right. The best price I have seen so far is at http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd/product.asp?sku=AMM%2D240&mscssid=DUUPQT2NBTAC9NX20TVHGV0E6KSC5MNE

At $39.97, you would have to pay shipping. You actually saved some money.

Good job.

btw, a local pawn shop is trying to sell them for $100.00 each. Sheesh.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 6:33:14 AM EDT
I bought 2700 rounds for $300... comes out to 11 cents a shot. Best deal I have seen.

You paid 13 cents a shot... and out the door, that is a great price as well.

I can get new Q3131A for 16 cents a shot, so anything over 13-14 cents and I got that route.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 6:58:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 7:01:54 AM EDT
Carbine_Man,

Why didn't you reply to the guy "Well, then, I'd like to place a mail order." [;-)] Still a decent price.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 7:05:01 AM EDT
I've bought from Classic Arms before, and they always pull that "that's not the store price" BS. You call them, get a quote, go pick it up, then they want more money. The last trip there, I called, and they quoted me $69 per K of 7.62x39. I was going to split a K with four guys. When I get there, they wanted $2.35 per box. Luckily, I'm one of the few remaining people in this country that can do math in my head ;), so I quickly figured-out that came to $117.50 plus sales tax. I bought only a 100 rounds instead, and ordered from AIM the next day. The time before that, I went with a friend that was planning on buying a ~$500 AK. They gave him the price over the phone. Then at the store, they wanted over $200 more for it. The first time I went there, someone here had recommended them to buy a stripped lower from. They told me it was $120 over the phone, and when I got to the store, they wanted $180 to order it because they didn't keep them in stock. After those experiences and several others in the past, I no longer do business with anyone that prominentely displays a fish in their store or in their ad. I haven't yet met an honest person who "wears their religion on their sleeve." It's ok, for example, a clerk in a store called Christian Supply to talk about religion. I don't like having to listen to an old woman working in a gun store brag about how honest of a person she is just after hearing her tell a bold-face lie.z
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 7:53:00 PM EDT
I got mine at the gunshow for $24. a pack,(he only had 6 left) only one other dealer there had it for $28., but again it was a limited supply.
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