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Old 11-21-2020, 9:06 AM
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Went to a local Turners and got my hands on CCI SPP and LPP....when I got to the cashier I was expecting to pay $3.99 per 100. Oh no that wasnít the case. The register showed $9.99 per 100. Iím like WTF!
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Old 11-21-2020, 9:17 AM
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Perhaps you should take a look at the Private Reloading Sales forum. You might find primers there that are a bit less spendy.
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Old 11-21-2020, 9:21 AM
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Perhaps you should take a look at the Private Reloading Sales forum. You might find primers there that are a bit less spendy.
I know but just wanted everyone to be aware of the price hike affecting retail stores.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:04 AM
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You must have been living under a rock to not know the price gouging that is going on.
Question???---Who buys primers 100 at a time?? You need to buy at least a carton at a time and stock pile them for times like this.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:34 AM
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My source of $0.04 a primer is gone too. Seems like Turner is aware of a demand spike and taking advantage. Good luck everyone, primer is the new TP, except it won't be scrutinized as essential.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:35 AM
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You must have been living under a rock to not know the price gouging that is going on.
Question???---Who buys primers 100 at a time?? You need to buy at least a carton at a time and stock pile them for times like this.
Lol I have been aware of crazy prices on forums but not at the retail stores. Even CCI website lists them at normal prices.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:51 AM
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Itís surprising to even find SPP or SRP right now.
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I truly believe at some point, without actual consumption/use of said primers, powder and bullets prices will crash, unless what is driving all the demand is concern that it's outright banned or otherwise regulated comes to pass.

Primers in this example have simply moved from Manufacture shelves to retail shelves to consumer shelves faster than Manufactures can keep retailers stocked.

At some point, without burning through said primers and ammo consumer shelves will burst at the seems and demand will dry up.

What I worry about is that the small time component suppliers don't get run out of business in the long run. Sure, they are probably doing well cash flow wise right now, but the bump in income will probably dry up, and I hope they survive that period of time.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:27 AM
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These patterns seem to come into play when a Democrat comes into office but yet I’m waiting on Obama to come and strip me of my right to bear arms.....still waiting.
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I truly believe at some point, without actual consumption/use of said primers, powder and bullets prices will crash, unless what is driving all the demand is concern that it's outright banned or otherwise regulated comes to pass.
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The thing is I doubt that the manufacturers aren't charging the dealers the high prices, the dealers are simply trying to regulate the hoarders by pricing the primers so high that only those who really need them will pay those prices and it will discourage hoarding. $0.10/primer is an outrage unless the alternative is $2/shot for manufactured rifle rounds or $1/shot for a handgun round.

When the craziness calms down the prices will "crash" to normal retail prices of $25-$35 per k again and those who weather the storm can once again buy an extra box every couple of months to rebuild their stock.

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Old 11-21-2020, 12:03 PM
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The dealers aare rarely gettring components so supply and demand drives prices up. People buy them cheap if they can and flip them. Let the dealers make the profit so theycan keep their doors open. I bougt 5 k primers on here in last 10 days for 25-50 per k.
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If retailers cost of doing business hasn't gone up and they are charging 2-4X the price. The retailer could go out of business for all I care. I fully understand supply and demand, but it's also my money and I will spend it at retailers who doesn't gouge their customer.
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The problem is that if the retailers price them "normally", the velcro shoe crowd will camp out in front of their store so that they can snap them up and then resell/scalp them here and on other mediums..... just like when .22 was in short supply a few years ago.
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So who thinks Turner's is paying more for them than usual to justify this price? I have never bought primers from them because they don't carry them here, or hardly any other reloading supplies. And when they do it's ALWAYS overpriced.

I haven't been to a Turners in a few years, since they refuse to do anything than bait and switch with their sales by advertising decent prices then never having the stock. This is only to get people in the store to buy overpriced items.

Basically gouging is what they do, period!
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I think this is like toilet paper back in April, I had to make my rounds every week (Four kids at home) across my local stores until I got lucky and was able to buy a few rolls for the family.

A few nights ago, I checked one of the many site that we all know that sell primers and was able to order 5k at normal prices. I'm good now for a while before I will have to make my rounds across the web until I find some again.

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My thoughts?
High retail prices will prevent scalping in bulk, I assume...

IF you NEED primers to make the only protection ammo you can get, then it would be worth it for you to pay said prices...
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I have primers, powder, bullets, cases, toilet paper and paper towels.
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sounds like its way more than the pre-covid price and violation of ca gouging rules
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The problem is that if the retailers price them "normally", the velcro shoe crowd will camp out in front of their store so that they can snap them up and then resell/scalp them here and on other mediums..... just like when .22 was in short supply a few years ago.
That's what I see happening. The sources I use haven't really "cashed in".

It's here on market place, and Gunbroker where those 10cents a primer are reaching In fact Gunbroker has become unhinged 20 cents even.
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sounds like its way more than the pre-covid price and violation of ca gouging rules
Yea cause at that rate itís 100%+ increase
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Primers not a NECESSITY.
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"When the craziness calms down the prices will "crash" to normal retail prices of $25-$35 per k again"

problem is normal was 7-10 per k back in the day before clinton
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These patterns seem to come into play when a Democrat comes into office but yet Iím waiting on Obama to come and strip me of my right to bear arms.....still waiting.
He tried. He paraded around Sandy Hook family members to push for the AWB of 2013.

When dems are in power, thats what they push for and the fight is on.
When repubs are in power, there is no fight, so any reg will pass through.

Just the opposite with illegal immigration control.
Dems can enforce anything at the border.
Repubs do the same, and its a fight.
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In willing to trade one (1) Federal Small Pistol Primer for a gallon of gas (premium) if anybody in interested
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Why didnít you buy them when they were dirt cheap?

The Trump slump was real and some of the cheapest prices ever.

I got M4 rifle kits for $259, 5,000 primers for $150, AR parts kits for $45...
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So who thinks Turner's is paying more for them than usual to justify this price? I have never bought primers from them because they don't carry them here, or hardly any other reloading supplies. And when they do it's ALWAYS overpriced.

I haven't been to a Turners in a few years, since they refuse to do anything than bait and switch with their sales by advertising decent prices then never having the stock. This is only to get people in the store to buy overpriced items.

Basically gouging is what they do, period!
I think that if turners was selling them for 4 cents a primer, within an hour they would all be for sale in the marketplace for 12 cents a primer.


That’s what I think


I think that turners is in the business of selling guns and guns stuff and that if they sell all the guns stuff they can get at a discounted price, within hours they would be in the business of nothing to sell and shortly thereafter be out of business.


That’s what I think.


I think it cost about $30/hr to employ a $15/hr idiot and turners has about 5 of them there all day. I think the commercial electric bill is well over $5k/month and the commercial rent is over $20K/month.

I think it costs $2,500/day just to open the doors at turners.

I don’t regularly shop there and I’m not a fan but I’m glad they’re there when I need something really bad right away and am glad to pay their price.
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My thoughts?
High retail prices will prevent scalping in bulk, I assume...

IF you NEED primers to make the only protection ammo you can get, then it would be worth it for you to pay said prices...
I call BS. What's the difference between the retailer or someone scalping you. Scalping and gouging doesn't matter from whom is still scalping and gouging. Don't give a retailer a pass, cause you won't give someone a pass.
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I'm not saying what I'm saying because I need primers. I have 60k on hand because I bought when they were going for $20-25 a brick. Wrong is wrong, let's not call a spade a diamond.
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I load my ammo with toilet paper and paper towels.
I don't like dirty meat.
Good luck with that..... TP and paper towels will be drying up next.
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The thing is I doubt that the manufacturers aren't charging the dealers the high prices, the dealers are simply trying to regulate the hoarders by pricing the primers so high that only those who really need them will pay those prices and it will discourage hoarding.
My source is charging $45/1000, but that is only for the first box. It is $150/1000 for every box after that.
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