Scalpers are out of control

shortgrass

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Were I to do that, then you would be deprived of the knowledge I have acquired by hard work.
^^^^^^^ Many seem to think this is what these interdnet forums are for, to give away knowledge gained and acquired by hard work. A very socialist idea. "Just give it to me". Now, all we need is someone in a position of power to tell us "you have to,.... or else!". Anyone out there that's read or watched "Atlas Shrugged"?
 
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gpo1956

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Would you idiots please get off your high horses and quit taking yourselves so seriously. Believe me, you can’t teach me anything about economics or politics. My posts were responses to your arrogant [email protected]@ replies. You have nothing to “teach” me that I would care to learn. Get over yourselves. You can bluff some with your pseudo-intellectual attempts, but not me.
 

Tex_Hunter

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Or maybe it’s the people paying these prices that make them so bold. Been watching powder on Gunbroker to see what the scalpers are selling for. Just saw 3-1lb bottles of H1000 sell for $515 plus shipping!
cant believe what this guy is asking for an 8lber, plus $50 shipping, PLUS 3.5% PayPal/credit card fee.

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I'm really confused here... gunbroker is an auction site, that means the selling price is what someone was willing to pay. All of the pictures you linked except for the last one have completely reasonable reserve/starting bids (the starting bid of $150 for the 5 bottles of H4350 is actually lower than any price I have seen that locally). The only idiots here are the people who bid it up to $500, thats not the seller's fault.
 

Tex_Hunter

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Well good then. All is right with the world. Please teach us your magic.
There's nothing magic about setting "back in stock" reminders on major online retailers, you just cant be sitting around with your thumbs up your a** when you get the email.

Place I shop has gotten a re-stock of 8lbs jugs of H1000 at least 5 times in the last 6-7 months. You dont even have to be that quick, most times it stayed in stock for more than 24hrs too when I bothered to check. Similar for Varget. Last shipment of H4831SC stayed in stock for almost a month.
 

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Would you idiots please get off your high horses and quit taking yourselves so seriously. Believe me, you can’t teach me anything about economics or politics. My posts were responses to your arrogant [email protected]@ replies. You have nothing to “teach” me that I would care to learn. Get over yourselves. You can bluff some with your pseudo-intellectual attempts, but not me.
gpo1956: Smart [email protected]@ replies and nothing to teach? Really? Are you reading this thread thinking that every comment is to you? If you are reading this thread and getting high blood pressure because you think people are trying to teach you something, maybe you ought to get over yourself. This particular thread is 99 & 44/one-hundredths percent opinion. And they are only directed at you if you allow them to be directed at you. Not everyone here has gotten a thumbs up from everyone else on this thread, but you don't hear everyone else whining because someone they don't even know does not agree wholly with their opinion. Relax. Have a drink and load a few rounds of your favorite hunting/target loads.
 

squeeeeze

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I'm really confused here... gunbroker is an auction site, that means the selling price is what someone was willing to pay. All of the pictures you linked except for the last one have completely reasonable reserve/starting bids (the starting bid of $150 for the 5 bottles of H4350 is actually lower than any price I have seen that locally). The only idiots here are the people who bid it up to $500, thats not the seller's fault.

Maybe this can help with your confusion....

Those darned buyers are setting the buy it now prices high again lol.

Apparently the low start auctions were bad examples initially. Hope these help.
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The Oregonian

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Maybe this can help with your confusion....

Those darned buyers are setting the buy it now prices high again lol.

Apparently the low start auctions were bad examples initially. Hope these help.
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All you are showing is one side of the market. It takes buyers and sellers to come together to create a deal. We are 14 pages in and it seems like back to square one. Auction or fixed price, it doesn’t matter. If anything, from an academic perspective the auction would drives prices higher than a fixed price auction.

Complaining that the market price is crazy high is one thing, but understand that this is just supply and demand in action.

For those who don’t like this, please share a solution....bc the only solution to bring prices down is a govt regulated market, not a free market. Is that really what y’all want?
 
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Varmint Hunter

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I'm not overly concerned with what some people ask for their "stuff". I paid nearly $2.50 a piece for Win 7WSM brass when I was desperate and there was none to be found. I sold the excess for $1.00 a piece a few years later when brass was a bit easier to come by. That's the way things work sometimes.

What does concern me is when the "scalpers", or whomever, quickly buy up limited supplies so others can't find what they need and then sell the supplies at exorbitant prices.

Some enterprising young fellow bought up every bottle of hand sanitizer that he could find in several states as the pandemic was rapidly growing. He then posted them on ebay for 10x what he paid. That's the crap that's really bad. I don't consider that capitalism.
 
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redleg1013

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Just like all those mosin nagants imported back in the day that sold for 69 dollars apiece.
I had one of those that I bought for $80 and sold for a very slight profit years later... the attorney I sleep next to reminded me I had to claim that as income.
I just hope that those on thise auction sites are keeping records, it'd be just terrible if the IRS came a knocking for their piece of the action of the profits these folks are making.
 

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So my local range sends me a text. They need small pistol primers for loading range ammo. They know l keep a ''few'' on hand. So, l lent them 10k. They have had primer backorders to several suppliers. l don't think they have received any orders in the past 6 months. The 10k will last them maybe a couple weeks. lf they run out of range ammo things could get tougher for them. Right now a shooter is limited to one 50rd bag per lane visit. The owner is concerned. No primers=No range ammo. No range ammo= NO SHOOTERS. l told him he may have to seek a secondary source like GunBroken. After all, expensive primes are better than NO primers. o_O
 

Mrvmax

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Yes, these thieves are ripping us off, it’s not right. Just because supply is down and demand has skyrocketed the price should not increase. Who cares if the business owner can only get 10% of the inventory he could get before Covid? He should keep his prices the same so the morons that didn’t stock up can make up for their stupidity. Who cares that once he sells everything he has at 2019 prices he will have nothing left to sell and will go out of business? We live in America, we shouldn’t let the market drive prices, the government needs to fix them.
And why are the scalpers allowed to inflate the price on gold......
 
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