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Cheaper Than Dirt Resumes Online Sales Of Firearms (vanity from CTD email)
Cheaper Than Dirt ^

Posted on 12/19/2012 3:28:27 PM PST by moovova

(From CTD email) Cheaper Than Dirt! recently announced that it was temporarily suspending online sales of firearms pending a review of its order processing and procedures. Well-known for its ability to process and ship orders within 24 hours, online sales have skyrocketed to a point where it may take up to 72 hours for firearms and other items to ship.

"In light of recent events, we believe it is prudent to review our policies and procedures to ensure we can continue to provide the products and firearms our customers demand," said Chief Operations Officer Roberta Wilson. "We will resume online sales once we update our process and continue as we have always done by shipping firearms only to FFL dealers."

Ms. Wilson closed with, "As a long-time supporter of the Second Amendment, we will continue to serve the needs of the firearms community while ensuring our unsurpassed level of quality and customer service."

(My highlighting.)


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Funny...

Email I received said:

"Cheaper Than Dirt! will Resume Online Firearm Sales Pending Policy Changes".

Website says it slightly different...

Cheaper Than Dirt! will resume online sales of firearms once we update and improve our process..

1 posted on 12/19/2012 3:28:35 PM PST by moovova
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To: moovova

I replied to their email with the same message I sent to them yesterday...(sorry, I can’t print that).


2 posted on 12/19/2012 3:30:32 PM PST by moovova
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To: moovova

did you send them “the bird”?


3 posted on 12/19/2012 3:31:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

No, I used...er...dirty words.

Where’s that bar of soap...


4 posted on 12/19/2012 3:35:55 PM PST by moovova
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To: moovova

I suspected they were not a bunch of spineless weasels, just friggin’ OVERWHELMED with orders!


5 posted on 12/19/2012 3:36:06 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: moovova
I was going to send them a rebuke myself and ask them to discontinue all communication... hmmm... guess it's a wait and see what the real reason why this happened and whether of not I will wish to continue purchasing from them.
6 posted on 12/19/2012 3:37:51 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: moovova

I guess they didn’t enjoy their short stay in Zumbo-land.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 3:38:29 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: moovova

Maybe they will go out of business for their knee-jerk reaction.
Hopefully, gun owners will find another place to buy.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 3:41:30 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

CTD can get bent. Shop at MidwayUSA, Brownells, etc.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 3:46:50 PM PST by altsehastiin
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To: moovova
Okay, NOW ya did it!


10 posted on 12/19/2012 3:50:29 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: moovova

No links to guns at this point. We will see how long it takes.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 3:57:02 PM PST by Vasilli22
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To: moovova

The way firearms prices are skyrocketing, they can get some business back IF they really offer some good deals.

“Cheaper Than Dirt” don’t mean squat when the prices are all “Higher than Shite”


12 posted on 12/19/2012 3:57:47 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: tennmountainman
Maybe they will go out of business for their knee-jerk reaction.

And we can help.
I got the same email and I replied in much the same way, telling them they had lost my business forever. I'll spend a couple of $$ more somewhere else on an item.
Join me in a boycott on Cheaper Than Dirt!
Tell them so and tell them why!

13 posted on 12/19/2012 3:58:05 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: wolficatZ; Vasilli22

I wonder how many sales they are losing during this period?


14 posted on 12/19/2012 4:01:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: moovova

Yesterday, when you followed a link to a specific gun, the message displayed said, “Cheaper than Dirt does not sell firearms”.

Not, “Cheaper than Dirt has temporarily suspended firearm sales”.

And, you’d think they’d have given this information up front to keep the speculation to a minimum.

Smells fishy to me. I think they realize it was a bad move and now they’re backing off.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 4:03:50 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: moovova
That's called backtracking!

I hope they backtrack the liberal idiot who came up with that harebrained idea right out of his job.

Why do these guys always have to go into gun sales, or hardware sales, or some other such manly line of work? Why aren't there hand-wringing companies out there they can go to work for?: Hello, ladies and gentlemen, this is the XYZ Handwringing Co... You tell us your sad story and we'll stand around wringing our hands over it... and our rates are reasonable!

16 posted on 12/19/2012 4:05:22 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: FLAMING DEATH

Anyone who retreats on gun sales is a Traitor to the 2A and will not get one thin dime from me.

Dick’s and CTD are now on my No Go list. Forever.

Nothing they could do would fix it.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 4:17:44 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

I just went to their site, and when you click on a particular gun, it still says “CheaperThanDirt.com does not sell firearms”.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 4:21:21 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: moovova

I assume they were overwhelmed by PO’d former customers like me.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 4:26:18 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: moovova

I probably would do the same thing. Make sure all your ducks are in order.

There will probably be thousands of trial attorneys ready to sue anyone that sells a gun. Paperwork and procedure is in order.

bobo


20 posted on 12/19/2012 4:29:21 PM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: moovova

Does that mean they will not keep customer lists better for heir holder?


21 posted on 12/19/2012 4:29:31 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: moovova

Too bad they didn’t consider the backlash before caving. We’ll find somewhere else for our online purchases. It’s a principal thing.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 4:33:07 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: grobdriver
Join me in a boycott on Cheaper Than Dirt! Tell them so and tell them why!

Check out their Facebook page. Your call for a boycott might be a little too late.

23 posted on 12/19/2012 4:35:59 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: moovova

Does that mean they will not keep customer lists better for heir holder?


24 posted on 12/19/2012 4:36:54 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: moovova

Has anyone been able to find a good source for 30 round C mags at the price they were a month ago (about $10)? That is how much CTD used to have them before jacking them up to $60. Most places now have them up around $30.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by mnehring
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To: FLAMING DEATH

this is like dicks sporting goods.

make examples of them to prevent the mob from running crazy.

they selected being the leaders so now they pay the price.

pick a target, isolate it, demonize it, take it out (ecconomically)

same for CNN’s piers morgan.


26 posted on 12/19/2012 4:40:42 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

this is like dicks sporting goods.

make examples of them to prevent the mob from running crazy.

they selected being the leaders so now they pay the price.

pick a target, isolate it, demonize it, take it out (ecconomically)

same for CNN’s piers morgan. go to his advertisers.


27 posted on 12/19/2012 4:40:59 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: moovova
Just went to thrie site ang got this:

"Cheaper Than Dirt! doesn't sell guns."

28 posted on 12/19/2012 4:41:53 PM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: moovova

Screw them for caving..I will never buy from them or Dick’s Sporting Goods again.


29 posted on 12/19/2012 4:43:12 PM PST by BootsOfEscaping
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To: moovova; All

website as of now:

“Cheaper Than Dirt! doesn’t sell guns.”

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/DealerInfo.aspx


30 posted on 12/19/2012 4:44:20 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Jaxter

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemListing.aspx?catid=7777


31 posted on 12/19/2012 4:45:07 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: submarinerswife
Don't do facebook, but I can imagine from your comment!

Heh... Good!

32 posted on 12/19/2012 4:49:55 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: submarinerswife
It’s a principal thing.

Roger that.
I'm awaiting the time when I can write them and say, "I've been shopping for X, and I found it on your site for $yyy.yy and on Midway's site for $10 more. I just wanted to let you know I'm buying from them instead of you because of your lack of spine. Please let your Director know of this loss of business, and have a nice day."

33 posted on 12/19/2012 4:55:42 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: jjotto

when you click on a firearm:

“Adams Arms AR-15 Mid Length Gas Piston Semi Auto Rifle .223 Rem/5.56 NATO 16” Barrel 30 Rounds Flat Top 6 Position Stock RA-16-M-B-556

CheaperThanDirt.com does not sell firearms.”

Share


34 posted on 12/19/2012 4:58:38 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: moovova

CTD is still not selling 30 round Pmags.

Check out the price of 30 round pmags on gun broker. Last week you get 30 round pmags for $12.00 now they are $40 and up on gun broker and it looks like people are buying them at that price.


35 posted on 12/19/2012 5:00:26 PM PST by Ham Hock ( i)
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To: dynachrome

Looks like they’re having trouble with their site.

Good.


36 posted on 12/19/2012 5:04:30 PM PST by moovova
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To: JDoutrider; All

If they mess up the paperwork on an order it could have huge ramifications for their business and even lead to jail time for the people involved.

I don’t blame them from wanting to get it right. They may sell some cheap crap and take advantage of buyers but I don’t begrudge them this.


37 posted on 12/19/2012 5:07:52 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jjotto

It’s still showing the “Cheaper Than Dirt! doesn’t sell guns.” message but the gun links below the message seem to work. They really need to remove that message. Anyway, thanks!


38 posted on 12/19/2012 5:12:40 PM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: FLAMING DEATH
Yesterday, when you followed a link to a specific gun, the message displayed said, “Cheaper than Dirt does not sell firearms”.

Not, “Cheaper than Dirt has temporarily suspended firearm sales”.

Exactly so. I was on their site shopping for a new varminter when that cropped up. I spent that chunk o' change elsewhere and I'll not be back. This weasly email they sent out today is weak tea. Apparently management doesn't know to s4!+ or go blind what with the conflicting advice of their lawyers and accountants. Let 'em rot.

39 posted on 12/19/2012 5:20:27 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Vasilli22

There are never enough links!


40 posted on 12/19/2012 5:20:35 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: moovova

I don’t do business with cowards.

Sux 2B them.


41 posted on 12/19/2012 5:22:46 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved, or not at all)
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To: Jaxter

It’s being widely reported the CTD has indeed halted on-line sales. Possibly to sell at higher prices in physical stores.

People are waiting for an official explanation from the company.


42 posted on 12/19/2012 5:23:53 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: tennmountainman

Reports are that it was not a “Knee Jerk” reaction.Rather a check to be sure their policies of shipping Fire Arms are correct, and the large number of orders they received.


43 posted on 12/19/2012 5:33:40 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: Ham Hock

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2319370991/magpul-pmag-magazine-ar-15-223-remington-30-round-polymer


44 posted on 12/19/2012 5:55:15 PM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: BooBoo1000

They have changed their posting about this several times.
They will get what they deserve for their knee- jerk reaction.


45 posted on 12/19/2012 6:11:24 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: moovova

I couldn’t get any mags for .308 or 7.62 anywhere on the net. The high capacity mags 20+ are going to be real pricey if you can get them at all. If he kills gun shows, people are just going to buy and sell in their homes.
I think the Kenyan’s idea is to turn gun owners into criminals and then he can round ‘em up.


46 posted on 12/19/2012 6:11:36 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: moovova

Ammoman.com. “This store is currently closed.” Due to high volume, etc.


47 posted on 12/19/2012 6:13:28 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: grumpygresh

I ordered some from here yesterday, http://www.botachtactical.net/

Never purchased from them before though.


48 posted on 12/19/2012 6:19:35 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: submarinerswife
Bud's is still there and selling. Of course they ARE completely buried, but their website clearly says that they are only taking online order - no available operators - and there will be shipping delays. But they are still there.
49 posted on 12/19/2012 7:36:33 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: driftdiver

Same - bought a crapload of AR mags last night. Haven’t heard that it’s been cancelled yet. Holding my breath.


50 posted on 12/19/2012 7:43:51 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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