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Cheaper Than Dirt donates $100,000 to Second Amendment Foundation
guns.com ^ | 15 February, 2013 | Max Slowik

Posted on 02/15/2013 7:01:58 PM PST by marktwain

Cheaper Than Dirt just made the largest single contribution to the Second Amendment Foundation and first “Diamond Level” donation of $100,000. The Second Amendment Foundation is pretty happy about this.

“The level of support from CheaperThanDirt both delighted and shocked me,” said Second Amendment Foundation director Ray Carter. “SAF has never before received a single donation of this size and by itself Cheaper Than Dirt’s contribution will make possible a major expansion of SAF legal action and education efforts. We are privileged to consider Cheaper Than Dirt a partner in our efforts.”

“Created in response to the generous donation from Cheaper Than Dirt, the Diamond level of sponsorship indicates the highest level of support for SAF’s continued efforts to restore firearms rights ‘one lawsuit at a time,’ as SAF founder Alan Gottlieb explains it.”

This will come as a surprise to many people who hold Cheaper Than Dirt in another light: a company that capitalized on the recent nation-wide gun-buying spree by inflating prices many times over what their pre-panic levels were.

(Excerpt) Read more at guns.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; cheaperthandirt; constitution; guncontrol; saf; secondamendment
Cheaper Than Dirt is attempting to make amends...
1 posted on 02/15/2013 7:02:04 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Cheaper Than Dirt is attempting to make amends...

It can do so by rolling back those prices.

2 posted on 02/15/2013 7:03:54 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: marktwain

Good, and on another note the price of dirt can vary quite a bit.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 7:04:28 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: marktwain

Well, after that last cluster —— about selling firearms (I don’t fault them for jacking their prices, though their name ain’t correct any more!), I am glad to see them trying to make amends. That is a pretty good donation.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 7:06:42 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: marktwain
Cheaper Than Dirt is attempting to make amends...

Yep, and that's a good start. Now, about that price and shipping gouging...

5 posted on 02/15/2013 7:08:34 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Obadiah
Now, about that price and shipping gouging...

When shipping costs more than multiple products cost, it's time to cancel the order... I've cancelled as many orders as I've bought.

Kudos on that donation though.

6 posted on 02/15/2013 7:17:26 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: marktwain
Now if some of the others would get on-board...
Dicks, fuhgeddabouddit!

Gander Mtn. could come down a bit on prices & earn some good will! Same for Cabela's.
7 posted on 02/15/2013 7:19:41 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: marktwain

Exactly. Gun owners won’t soon forget nor forgive their price gouging.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 7:25:51 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: marktwain

At least they have got ammo for sale. In the past couple weeks I’ve bought a bunch of 12g, 20g, and 9mm ammo from CTD. No problems.


9 posted on 02/15/2013 7:30:58 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain

It’s a start. Let’s see if this is a one-time goodwill gesture.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 7:36:01 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: marktwain

I’m a regular donor to SAF, but I can’t match that. SAF is worth a donation. A lot of bang for the buck.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 8:00:00 PM PST by umgud
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To: marktwain

I’ve dealt with Cheaper Than Dirt for years, and have no complaints. As far as charges of price gouging, I would defend them in the same light as I did gas stations during after Hurricane Sandy here in NJ: When someone sells you something, they have to replace their stocks. If it will cost more to replace it (as happened with Sandy), then how can they stay in business by selling it at the lower price? Should they sell 1000 gallons of gasoline for only enough money to buy 750 gallons for their underground tanks?

Until the recent rush started depleting stocks this company enjoyed a good reputation and lived up to its name. Never had issues with shipping costs, though I noticed when buying from Amazon that there was some default (that you could switch if you noticed it) that had you selecting expedited delivery. Since I always ordered from Cheaper Than Dirt by phone, it never came up; the operator asked how I wanted it sent, and I could always opt for the standard delivery.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 8:03:10 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: marktwain

They can make amends by doing two things:

1. Add another zero to the donation (they can afford to with all the profit from the price gouging);

2. Roll back all retail prices and shipping costs to pre-Sandy Hoax levels, effective immediately.

Unless and until those two things happen, they are trying to buy our silence.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 8:14:58 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: kearnyirish2

Their name should be Cheaper than Diamonds. $99.00 for a stinking Pmag. Give me a break.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 8:24:20 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: shankbear

I buy camping stuff on there, so I can’t speak for the gun stuff. I’d imagine if they were too overpriced they’d be out of business.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 8:33:00 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

yea what a coincidence they were out of stock of lots of items, after anti gun legislation introduced, chazam in stock at ridiculous prices...no thanks....


16 posted on 02/15/2013 8:33:56 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: marktwain

This is what FREEDOM looks like.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 8:35:11 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: rolling_stone

Hey, I don’t work for them; buy wherever you want. FReepers were happy to use the same rationale (defending price increases) when gas was rationed after Sandy. I would think that at the same time we’re being told record numbers of guns are being sold there would be a record number of gun accessories being sold as well.

If they went out of business tomorrow my life wouldn’t change one bit; I’m sure Obama and his ilk would like to see businesses like this shut down (even though they are the only ones moving product in his “new normal” economy).


18 posted on 02/15/2013 8:42:08 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: marktwain
They must've lost more customers than they're letting on and hoping to buy us back.

I know five people that swore (myself included) they will never buy from dumberthandirt again and three that sent them nasty-grams (myself included) - to include the money we spent on recent purchases elsewhere.........I actually spelled out I paid more $$$ money elsewhere for certain items.

I used to look forward to the catalogues in the mail....now my trash can gets that pleasure as I don't even open the front cover of them anymore.

19 posted on 02/15/2013 10:29:12 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: marktwain

They never have the ammo I want and their prices are not cheaper than dirt.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 3:03:49 AM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: kearnyirish2

I’m with you - it may piss some folks off when Capitalism does its thing, but they can’t have it both ways - they’re either for it or not for it and should stick by their principles whether or not it offends their sensibilities.


21 posted on 02/16/2013 5:41:12 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: trebb

Thanks. I used to receive other catalogs (US Cavalry, Brigade Quartermaster), but their prices were beyond what I was willing to pay and their merchandise was not exactly what I was looking for. I didn’t think they were somehow wrong to charge what they did; if they could get it good for them. I just wasn’t in a position to buy what they offered (I buy used/good condition military surplus for camplig/hiking, and I’m on a limited budget); they tended to sell new, more expensive things.

I’m just glad all of these companies are out there for anyone looking to buy their wares; I’m sure the libs would love to shut them down to further wussify American men.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 5:48:13 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: marktwain

Attempting to buy back into the good graces of the shooting community.

Ain’t gonna work for me. Screw CTD.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 6:09:16 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: shankbear
Their name should be Cheaper than Diamonds.

I prefer "Lower than Dirt" after seeing their their shenanigans.

24 posted on 02/16/2013 8:18:50 AM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: Obadiah

What has been your experience ordering ammo from CTD online?


25 posted on 02/16/2013 8:26:06 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Obadiah

“shipping gouging...”

No kidding. I tried to buy a small half pound object for $35 but they wanted $17 for shipping; about $14 more than shipping that object actually costs. (I know the costs as the family runs commerical shipping businesses.)


26 posted on 02/16/2013 9:29:11 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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