Skip to comments.Cheaper Than Dirt stays in the gun game (with new, high prices)
Posted on 12/31/2012 11:35:13 AM PST by Impala64ssa
Cheaper Than Dirt recently shocked the gun community with their post-Sandy Hook announcement that they were suspending future firearms sales online. They would continue to sell sporting goods and shooting supplies online, but only sell guns at their retail location.
The outrage was palpable. It should be mentioned, for those who do not know, that online sales do not circumvent any gun laws or background checks. It is functionally no different than buying from a dealer in person, except you have a larger number of options with wider product availability and price selections. Guns bought online must still be transferred through a gun dealer and the buyer goes through the same process as everyone else. There was, on the surface, no reason for Cheaper Than Dirt to quit selling guns save for the elephant in the room, Sandy Hook.
With everyones jimmies thoroughly rustled, Cheaper Than Dirt either changed their position or finally clarified it, saying that their system could not handle the volume of sales they were facing, and it required renovation before they could begin selling firearms online again (which, at the time of writing this, they have not yet resumed).
This isnt unbelievable, as the massive spike in sales has caused even larger companies checkout systems, including Brownells, who sold more magazines in three days than they did in the previous three years. The sales boom caused many customers to purchase products that were already sold out, causing confusion and frustration.
But the other thing that Cheaper Than Dirt did was raise prices. Even before the availability of guns, accessories and in particular, magazines dried up, they raised their prices. Normal prices for PMAGs then were about $12-14, and they had them marked up to $60.
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I was on their site this morning and it said they do not sell guns.
I went back, and can find zero guns.
Guns or no guns, shop somewhere else.
Let the market work. Higher prices will encourage more production and competition.
They will be out of business soon
if your NICS check is delayed it's “redlining” and if it goes through immediately it's “predatory selling”!
You sure your talking truth?
Looks like misinfo to me:
Can you find a single firearm on your page of links that does not lead to a screen that says?
CheaperThanDirt.com does not sell firearms.
“Cheaper Than Dirt stays in the gun game...”
Not MY gun game.
They deserve it. I won't order anything from them again.
That is easy to solve, stop doing business with “Cheaper than Dirt” just like when Smith and Wesson made a deal with the Federal government and people stopped purchasing Smith and Wesson firearms!
Use the free market while we still have a partial one anyway!
There are multiple companies operating through that website,
You can purchase guns through an FFL that will ship to your FFL.
CTD sells at the walk in store, another dealer sells online.
Same with me. I pulled out my last catalog from them and they had zero firearms in it. They had a lot of parts and a lot of uppers, but no lowers and no complete firearms.
My guess is that one or more of the weapons at the Sandy Hook shooting scene were purchased from Cheaper Than Dirt. That is merely a guess on my part and not based on any info. other than CTD seems to have a sudden ‘no guns’ posture.
At the bottom of the “Buried in orders” message near the top of the page, it says that online firearms sales will resume once they have updated their process.
My dad had ten M1 carbine mags in his shopping cart at CTD. Right after Sandy Hook the price jumped from $7ea. to $20.00ea. They changed the price in his cart.