Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-02-2011, 10:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 5
No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!

I love The Sierra Bullet Company, they are truly the best

Last edited by Danja; 05-05-2011 at 01:03 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-03-2011, 06:26 AM
PUBLISHER
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 5,878
Re: No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!

I don't have a horse in this race but isn't the 2 tiered pricing you describe very common in most product lines?
__________________


Long Range Rifles, LLC - Ready To Ship

Components and assembly by LRH Sponsors
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-03-2011, 07:02 AM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: on the Southern Plains
Posts: 1,150
Re: No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Len Backus View Post
I don't have a horse in this race but isn't the 2 tiered pricing you describe very common in most product lines?
Absolutely!! Most seem to think all business buy products for the same price, not true. Money talks, and the more you spend, with most manufactures, the lower the price per item. It's called "volume buying/selling".
__________________
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face. Not everything can be fixed on an internet forum!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-03-2011, 08:41 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 258
Re: No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Len Backus View Post
I don't have a horse in this race but isn't the 2 tiered pricing you describe very common in most product lines?

Yea that is pretty much the norm in the sporting goods industry. Almost every company does the exact same thing, unless they are big enough to have a large staff of sales reps to be able to call on small shops. Or just up the price enough that the end user to pays for the rep. You will find most companies that go dealer direct have a bit higher prices to pay for the extra sales people needed. Its much cheaper to sale 1 distributor $10,000. worth the bullets than it is to sale 10 different dealers $1,000. worth. Also most dealer dirrect companies (not all) use some sort of price fixing, which is illegal and much worse for the end consumer (but better for the small dealer). Just something to think about.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-03-2011, 08:45 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 940
Re: No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcoop View Post
Yea that is pretty much the norm in the sporting goods industry. Almost every company does the exact same thing, unless they are big enough to have a large staff of sales reps to be able to call on small shops. Or just up the price enough that the end user to pays for the rep. You will find most companies that go dealer direct have a bit higher prices to pay for the extra sales people needed. Its much cheaper to sale 1 distributor $10,000. worth the bullets than it is to sale 10 different dealers $1,000. worth. Also most dealer dirrect companies (not all) use some sort of price fixing, which is illegal and much worse for the end consumer (but better for the small dealer). Just something to think about.
Not "price fixing", It's called MAP pricing (minimum advertised price) and easily gotten around, just don't "advertise" the price in national media.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-03-2011, 09:55 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 258
Re: No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MTBULLET View Post
Not "price fixing", It's called MAP pricing (minimum advertised price) and easily gotten around, just don't "advertise" the price in national media.
Price fixing and MAP are different but usually used in conjunction with each other. Many companies use map and many more us map with an understanding that if you sale below map, advertised or not you will not receive product or your fill rates will be so bad it is not worth trying to stock them (Usualy you will be the last to recieve your product). Other dealers usually are the ones policing this, and manufactures get phone calls quite often from other dealers tattling on someone’s discounted pricing. I have worked in the sporting goods industry for a while, in retail, as a rep, and now for a manufacturer and this is the norm if you are buying a product from the manufacturer and not a distributor.
I not saying you should change your opinion of Sierra but there are two sides to the distributor vs. factory direct argument, and it is not quite so simple.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-03-2011, 10:12 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bakersfield, Ca
Posts: 554
Re: No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!

I was in sales for years, and I can assure you this is perfectly normal.
__________________
"I'm interested in rifles, but only accurate rifles are interesting". Col. Townsend Whelen
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: No Sierra Bullets in My Rifle!!!
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sierra bullets midwesthunter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 08-24-2011 01:01 PM
WTB: sierra bullets Elk Hunter 338 Reloading Equipment and Components 0 03-16-2011 08:13 PM
New Sierra 7mm and .338 Bullets CA48 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 01-07-2011 11:53 PM
Sierra Bullets HeskethPritchard General Discussion 11 09-22-2007 08:49 AM
Sierra Bullets 30 Caliber 200-gr. HPMK Bullets Bart B Guns For Sale 7 12-27-2005 03:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC