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The ammo shortage. A well thought out plan!

DPR

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There are sources selling below market. That does not mean they represent the market, just an opportunity for arbitrage. Gun broker does represent the market. It shows what the price is with immediate abundant supply. Sources selling for less sell out immediately (TSUSA, local shops) unless they constrain purchases like one box per customer per day. The only valid indicator of market value is the price paid on the open global market with abundant supply and the ability to deliver immediately. Local markets may vary but people will identify the discrepancies and profit.

Welcome to capitalism. If you really see it selling significantly lower than gun broker, buy it and post on gun broker snd join the economy yourself. I know many people identifying gaps in price and making a tidy profit. People paying $1/rd for 9mm represent an opportunity.
And GB is selling above market.....if anyone is buying at those prices. There are other sources with stock ready to sell for far less than what is on GB.
 

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I know at least 11 new shooters since May of this year who have no choice but to pay the .70 ( or higher ) round. So to say people should have seen the writing on the wall must remember its not the guys on NES who stack deep and high its new shooters wanting to get whats out there to make a small cache for themselves.
 

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And GB is selling above market.....if anyone is buying at those prices. There are other sources with stock ready to sell for far less than what is on GB.
I am sorry, but this is a wholly ignorant statement. It also shows a lack of understanding about free market economy and how gunbroker works. Gunbroker prices are not what stuff is listed at, but by what stuff is selling at. Do an advanced search, completed auctions and then look at prices. Yes, people are paying $1.00/rd for 9mm. They are also paying more and less depending but that is a pretty normal price right now like it or not.

Gunbroker is a global market. There are places online that sell for less, but they don't last. The product gets grabbed in minutes (TSUSA). Yes, there are local markets at lower prices that may or may not have stable stock at lower prices. But since not all buyers have access, they are just that, a local market.

Don't discount gunbroker as being anything but the market. It has more suppliers and more buyers than any other submarket you are looking at. Lots of people are making money by buying locally at submarket and selling on GB or other means at market prices and making a good profit.

Can someone find lower prices? Yes, with work and luck. That does not mean the lower prices represent the market price, just an opportunity. People who are buying on gunbroker dont have access to the local markets with lower prices or dont have time to wait and watch for something to show up lower, or just dont care. That is how it works. People will pay for instant gratification, laziness and convenience. You may pay less, but it often take other effort/work that you are not putting a price on. Just because you are willing to wait 3 days, or drive 45 minutes or buy 2 boxes at a time or... and you put no price on it does not mean others don't value their time or convenience or need for immediate gratification.

The market is self correcting. If people are selling below market, then people will buy and either horde and resell at market prices making the profit themselves. Some will get lucky and get at below market and consume the product but that is uncommon. TSUSA is an interesting case. If you are a prime member dealer and can see their lowest prices they are well below current open market. But when something drops for orders, the price goes up as the supply goes down and it sells out in minutes. Very interesting to watch. They dropped a lot of federal 9mm yesterday and the price went up $0.15/rd in 10 minutes as the stock was bought out. A lot of what is bought showed up as GB listings within hours and it will sell there. Everyone will be happy with the outcome. TSUSA shipped in lots of 10,000 rounds. Buyers sold in lots of 500 or 1000 rounds at a healthy profit. Everyone made money. The socialists all claimed price gauging. Another happy day in Amerika.
 

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I am sorry, but this is a wholly ignorant statement. It also shows a lack of understanding about free market economy and how gunbroker works. Gunbroker prices are not what stuff is listed at, but by what stuff is selling at. Do an advanced search, completed auctions and then look at prices. Yes, people are paying $1.00/rd for 9mm. They are also paying more and less depending but that is a pretty normal price right now like it or not.

Gunbroker is a global market. There are places online that sell for less, but they don't last. The product gets grabbed in minutes (TSUSA). Yes, there are local markets at lower prices that may or may not have stable stock at lower prices. But since not all buyers have access, they are just that, a local market.

Don't discount gunbroker as being anything but the market. It has more suppliers and more buyers than any other submarket you are looking at. Lots of people are making money by buying locally at submarket and selling on GB or other means at market prices and making a good profit.

Can someone find lower prices? Yes, with work and luck. That does not mean the lower prices represent the market price, just an opportunity. People who are buying on gunbroker dont have access to the local markets with lower prices or dont have time to wait and watch for something to show up lower, or just dont care. That is how it works. People will pay for instant gratification, laziness and convenience. You may pay less, but it often take other effort/work that you are not putting a price on. Just because you are willing to wait 3 days, or drive 45 minutes or buy 2 boxes at a time or... and you put no price on it does not mean others don't value their time or convenience or need for immediate gratification.

The market is self correcting. If people are selling below market, then people will buy and either horde and resell at market prices making the profit themselves. Some will get lucky and get at below market and consume the product but that is uncommon. TSUSA is an interesting case. If you are a prime member dealer and can see their lowest prices they are well below current open market. But when something drops for orders, the price goes up as the supply goes down and it sells out in minutes. Very interesting to watch. They dropped a lot of federal 9mm yesterday and the price went up $0.15/rd in 10 minutes as the stock was bought out. A lot of what is bought showed up as GB listings within hours and it will sell there. Everyone will be happy with the outcome. TSUSA shipped in lots of 10,000 rounds. Buyers sold in lots of 500 or 1000 rounds at a healthy profit. Everyone made money. The socialists all claimed price gauging. Another happy day in Amerika.
I am ignorant. I had no idea we could buy/sell ammo on the global market via GB.
 
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