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Posted on 06/14/2014 5:22:51 AM PDT by ABN 505
We apologize for the inconvenience but item MAG-805, Mag Walther P38 P1 9mm 8 Round Factory Magazine, has been deleted from your order. Cheaper Than Dirt has been notified of certain legal restrictions in your state, which makes it illegal for us to sell or ship the item to you. If you have any questions, please contact us at (800) 421 - 8047, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm Central Time or Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Central Time. You can also send an email to email@example.com. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. We value you as our customer and hope to serve you again in the future. Sincerely,
Cheaper Than Dirt! Customer Service Department
That would be my guess. CTD is well aware of state gun laws.
CTD changed dramatically about five-six years ago. I used to buy everything from them until they started coming up with their own versions of local firearms laws and switched to a multiple location shipping method which jacks their shipping prices way up unless you order only items from one location.
For example, they will now no longer ship any part for ar15 ak47 or similar type rifles to Cook County due to the supposed “assault weapons ban” which is ONLY covers unincorporated county land such as county parks. When I called and read them the law and explained that in my town, which is incorporated, the rifles are legal, they basically said tough crap, we’re not selling that butt stock to you.
They now ship from multiple locations and each location carries different items. If you want two items, each from a different warehouse, you’ll pay two arms and a leg for shipping.
Then there’s the bull they pulled right after Sandy Hook, when first they pulled all their battle rifles from their online store, then a day later, put them back up - doubling the prices.
Since they went Commie, I just say no.
Because Dannel Malloy is an idiot.
I sure wouldn’t do business with them. Spread the word every chance you get. When they notice their business is going downhill they’ll get the message.
I stopped buying from them when I saw a 420 round ammo can of XM855 (SS109) on 10 round stripper clips for $399.95. I bought the EXACT same can from Walmart the next week for $175. This was during the ammo crunch right around when Bozo was re-elected.
I personally find it amazing that as a CT gun owner you don’t already know the answer to that question. Are you aware that 300,000 of your fellow citizens are now felons because they refuse to register their MSRs? Are you aware that your state government has vowed to send SWAT teams after every one of them? Are you aware that members of your police departments are telling gun owners that they “can’t wait to get the order” to break down your door and shoot you if you resist? What rock have you been hiding under?
I for one will never give them a dime of my money.
I used to get camping supplies from them for a good price; haven’t ordered for a while as their military surplus dried up. I think I got dropped from their mailing list.
It was the $100.00 for one 30 round AR-15 magazine that got me. No more CTD.
I'm inclined to agree. In the brief on-line perusal that I made, it appears that mags exceeding a 10 round capacity are a no-no, so I can't figure out what's wrong with that 8 round mag.
Well, 8 is pretty close to 10 - I think they round up here in Konnecticut. And you know how they are here: "10 bullets!!! That's just too scary!
And as the other Freeper replied, 300K Patriots DID NOT COMPLY.
Should I leave? Hey, I'm behind enemy lines without having to endure a parachute drop...
CDT is NOT an option.
They were the worst at jacking up prices on guns and ammo after Sandy Hook.
Why not? It works for the BATF...
Ordering anything firearms-related via the Internet can be a problem. I’ve recently begun buying reloading supplies, and no one local (Southern MA) could supply what I needed. Many on-line retailers will not ship to certain states, including mine, because they risk harassment and prosecution. In MA, it is not illegal for me to purchase these things, but the State tries to discourage out-of-state retailers from shipping here. I consulted with an attorney to see if I incur any liability by ordering (assuming I find a willing seller), and he said I was fine, but that many retailers don’t want the possible risk and make a decision not to sell in MA. I suspect CT is similar. I suggest you explore other alternatives on-line. www.armslist.com might enable you to find a private seller willing to “fly under the radar,” so to speak. From my experience, you must be creative and relentless. Good luck, and you have my sympathies!
You can probably stuff about 20 rounds of 22 LR into that magazine. More if 22 Short.
140 pages of BS, but BS that applies to you.
Without regard to the other factors other FReepers have brought up, if I were in said business I wouldn’t sell to CT “AT ALL”, as the legal liability is simply too huge for sales to a single state. The other factor here is they may be encountering insurance difficulties here as well. This may end up extending to other suppliers. The so-called ‘Operation Chokepoint’ has many fronts: Legislative, financial and insured liability for a few.
The principal lesson here is to NOT let this (’this’ being said law) happen in any other States...
...and, of course, “MOVE”...
The other lesson is that the supplier is not the enemy; supply & demand is the rule. If people don’t like the prices then go somewhere else. Libs/Progs are the enemy.
Don’t lose focus, people...
CTD has a very bad reputation in the reloading community. I am not sure anyone is dealing with them from that group.
If you look, there usually is a page of state listings of where they cannot ship certain items.
CT is a small state. You might want to take a nice trip to New Hampshire or Vermont to “relax” and visit gun stores.
Contrary to what many assume, laws are not always clear. Some are so unclear that not even formally retained legal counsel can give consistent advice to a retailer. And the regulatory agencies are seldom inclined to offer concrete opinions.
Faced with those sorts of uncertainties, it’s up to the retailer. Each individual retailer always has his/her own personal preferences about how much risk they are willing to incur, when selling to a particular customer in a particular state. Smaller retailers, with shallower pockets, are less able to defend against lawsuits or mount a legal challenge to regulatory decisions; they opt for lower risk.
And guns/ammunition are but a small part of the total equation. State governments grow more insistent with every passing year, about collecting sales tax on transactions that cross state lines. State revenue departments believe that citizens who buy stuff from out of state are greedily and immorally circumventing local tax laws.
Agreed. Thought that’s basically what I wrote, but I did segue a bit...
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