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Cheaper Than Dirt Suspends Online Gun Sales
Vanity & Facebook

Posted on 12/18/2012 9:54:09 AM PST by mnehring

Texas online gun superstore Cheaper Than Dirt posted on Facebook today:

Cheaper Than Dirt! is suspending online sales of firearms effective immediately. We are reviewing our policy internally, and will continue to be the leader in the outdoor industry with our full line of gear and accessories.

They have also removed all firearms from their website.

Another business capitulates. We don't need gun grabbers when our own side will bend over and do whatever they want. I have spent thousands at CTD but will hold off on any further spending until they do the right thing. Tell them what you think on their Facebook page


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2nd; banglist; ctd; gun; vanity
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To: mnehring

What the hell, CTD????

It isn’t like they send them direct to nutters. They still have to go through an FFL, still have to do the FBI check.

I purchased my last one through CTD and have bought mucho ammo and accessories from them over the years. And I nearly ordered another one from them last week.

This ends it. Now Midway, Widners, Natchez and Midsouth will get all my ammo & accessories business, and Davidsons if I ever buy another firearm.


101 posted on 12/18/2012 11:15:36 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Eye of Unk

I bought about ten Tapco AK 30 round mags from CTD for about $5.00 each a month or two ago. They sat in my cart for quite a while, I don’t think that price is available anymore. So buy their hi-cap mags, then give them the gate. I can get paracord and other camping stuff from a lot of other places that aren’t intimidated by the demo-thought police. Yeah, loyalty is great but it works both ways.


102 posted on 12/18/2012 11:17:13 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: mnehring

I just called them and there answer was “of course not”. That was the Hickory, NC store.


103 posted on 12/18/2012 11:20:12 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: mnehring; All

I am fully expecting Eric Holder to announce a ‘temporary’ suspension of FBI background checks at FFL dealers. Insane power grab? Well they have already unilaterally suspended ICE immigration checks for Maricopa County, Arizona and some other counties in NC and GA - a violation of the 1996 law. And they know Boehner is too weak to resist.


104 posted on 12/18/2012 11:21:19 AM PST by montag813
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To: tumblindice

(PS Unfortunately while boating on the mighty Mississinewa river, my hungry, hungry bulldog and mastiff chewed them all to plastic shreds and slivers, spat them out and they were lost, sunk to the bottom, alas and alack .... )


105 posted on 12/18/2012 11:26:08 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: mnehring
My wife is going shopping today for candles. I have a feeling she’ll come back with something bigger she is fuming so much.

LOL! My son works at a gun store. I should call him and see if there is anything left on the walls.

106 posted on 12/18/2012 11:27:05 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: mnehring

My question was answered via this post.


107 posted on 12/18/2012 11:28:11 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: eyedigress

They pulled them all as well. CTD, Dicks, Academy and Wal-Mart so far.....


108 posted on 12/18/2012 11:29:42 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Red Steel

Thank you. This information helps. I’m wondering, though. Are there states which did not (prior to this incident) permit this type of transaction for firearms?


109 posted on 12/18/2012 11:31:46 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Solson

I just called Academy in Knoxville and they refused to comment.


110 posted on 12/18/2012 11:32:59 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Cheerio

“Dick is also suspending gun sales.”

I heard on the radio that they were doing so.

I guess they need to change their name to Dick(less) Sporting Goods.


111 posted on 12/18/2012 11:34:42 AM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: montag813
"I am fully expecting Eric Holder to announce a ‘temporary’ suspension of FBI background checks at FFL dealers. Insane power grab? Well they have already unilaterally suspended ICE immigration checks for Maricopa County, Arizona and some other counties in NC and GA - a violation of the 1996 law. And they know Boehner is too weak to resist."

What an awful thought and all to plausible. Next will be the call for everyone to voluntarily turn in their weapons, followed by some form of coercion like annual licensing fees, followed by confiscation, followed by...

112 posted on 12/18/2012 11:34:49 AM PST by Truth29
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To: mnehring
I was going to compare the prices to the web archive cache but now it is saying it is out of stock. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-MGMPI211FDE

HOWEVER, the cached price of this was only... wait for it.. $10.92

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.cheaperthandirt.com%2Fproduct%2F2-MGMPI211FDE&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

They jacked the price up to $60 from $10.

I'm not going to defend CTD, but I suspect that this is not just simple gouging on their part. More than likely the price is due to a run on mags which is driving up the wholesale price industry wide. Just watch, every place you look that sells AK mags will be 4 or 5 times higher before the end of next week as the supply dries up.

113 posted on 12/18/2012 11:37:47 AM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: montag813
I am fully expecting Eric Holder to announce a ‘temporary’ suspension of FBI background checks at FFL dealers. Insane power grab? Well they have already unilaterally suspended ICE immigration checks for Maricopa County, Arizona and some other counties in NC and GA - a violation of the 1996 law.

I could see that happening. I'm kinda surprised they haven't already done it.

And they know Boehner is too weak to resist.

Resist? Sorry to be crude, but he's probably strapping on his kneepads as we speak.

114 posted on 12/18/2012 11:38:51 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Truth29

I was just thinking about that. Flip of the switch and no one will sell you a gun.


115 posted on 12/18/2012 11:39:29 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Sparticus

30 round mags were sold out at Ruger but 20’s were available.
I don’t know about now. This story is on fire.


116 posted on 12/18/2012 11:40:38 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Exactly.


117 posted on 12/18/2012 11:46:50 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: mnehring

I have had them remove my email from their mailing list and sent them an email explaining why I will never purchase from them again. I don’t know about thousands but I have spent many hundreds on ammo purchases from them. Not any more.


118 posted on 12/18/2012 11:49:45 AM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: mnehring

Dick’s, CTD and Academy. Walmart caved over Rosie so bet they’ll be next.


119 posted on 12/18/2012 11:52:48 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

It is still a mess for me, at least on my iPad. Looks like maybe I waited too long to get my rifle. This auction coming up in a couple weeks could be interesting.


120 posted on 12/18/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: grobdriver
Magpul 30-round mag.
$60

So not only are they caving on weapons sales, they're tripling the price of related accessories.

Just bought two Mag-Pul 30 rounders from Midway USA and got them last Friday for $12.30 each, now they're "discontinued by manufacturer" on the site.

121 posted on 12/18/2012 12:01:01 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: bgill

Next thing you know, the NRA will be sending letters to members strongly urging them to follow the governments advice to register our stuff. We will all be endangered at that moment.


122 posted on 12/18/2012 12:07:22 PM PST by MachIV
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To: eyedigress; mnehring
Academy Sports is the place if you don’t have a local FFL.

Nope, they're starting to cave, too. See #43 up thread.

123 posted on 12/18/2012 12:15:02 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: mnehring

I work part time in a small shop, will report if we get any calls on this,.. but someone needs to come out with the info on these calls and spread it far and wide


124 posted on 12/18/2012 12:19:40 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: IYAS9YAS
now they're "discontinued by manufacturer" on the site

Who's the manufacturer? I was hoping to get to the end of this thread before seeing the manufacturers were caving. Did they get a phone call? How many businesses will fail and how many more employees will this bring about? Hussein is enjoying this.

125 posted on 12/18/2012 12:24:04 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: eXe

I would be surprised if they bothered calling the small shops.

The impact would be shutting down the volume sellers.


126 posted on 12/18/2012 12:24:50 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: bgill
Dick’s, CTD and Academy. Walmart caved over Rosie so bet they’ll be next.

Knuckling under to a coordinated effort by The Machine won't hurt Dick's so much, but will impact Academy a bit, and will seriously kink CTD's colon. Those three (and any more who bow to The One) better have had good seasonal sales up until today, because they will see at least something less from here on in. WalMart? Hell, they'll just sell more of something else, likely from the PRC.

Hell, lets have some more retail and manufacturing layoffs to make things even jollier than they are.

Mr. niteowl77

127 posted on 12/18/2012 12:25:48 PM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: eyedigress

“Belk says Merry Christmas...”

You bet people notice. I did.


128 posted on 12/18/2012 12:28:53 PM PST by moovova
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To: SIDENET; mnehring

I added my two cents as well.


129 posted on 12/18/2012 12:29:01 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ( "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: mnehring
Thousands upon thousands of upset customers posting.

Probably 1000s of leftists posing as customers.

130 posted on 12/18/2012 12:31:22 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: bgill
Who's the manufacturer? I was hoping to get to the end of this thread before seeing the manufacturers were caving. Did they get a phone call? How many businesses will fail and how many more employees will this bring about? Hussein is enjoying this.

MagPul. However, it was just the variation that I bought that was discontinued. I should have looked more before I posted. Midway still has several options for magazines for the AR. 10-round, 20-round and 30-round are all in stock and available for purchase. Various manufacturers, including MagPul. It just looks like what I bought was on close-out, due to being replaced by a new variant.

131 posted on 12/18/2012 12:34:32 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Truth29

Same here. Brother and I bought 10 AR mags this weekend, but going to the gun show this weekend and will probably buy like 30 or so AR and AK.


132 posted on 12/18/2012 12:36:39 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: IYAS9YAS

what are the record requirements for accessories? we know the long term requirments for the actual firearm but the other associated items?


133 posted on 12/18/2012 12:37:28 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Ok, but not holding my breath on manufacturers not eliminating certain lines.


134 posted on 12/18/2012 12:38:17 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: mnehring
They jacked the price up to $60 from $10.

Go to Midway USA. They still have several in stock to choose from, all under $20 for 10, 20 and 30 round mags.

135 posted on 12/18/2012 12:40:57 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: mnehring

Sent them an email to shove their catalog up their a$$!


136 posted on 12/18/2012 12:41:50 PM PST by Renegade
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To: mnehring

“Cheaper Than Dirt! is suspending online sales of firearms and will continue to be the leader in the outdoor industry with our full line of gear and accessories.”

They’re not gonna continue sh*t. I’ll be surprised if they survive 6 months.


137 posted on 12/18/2012 12:43:13 PM PST by Jim Noble
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To: IYAS9YAS; Kartographer

Preppers Ping. If you don’t prepare, when it is too late - it’s too late.

“Just bought two Mag-Pul 30 rounders from Midway USA and got them last Friday for $12.30 each, now they’re “discontinued by manufacturer” on the site.”


138 posted on 12/18/2012 12:46:14 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: riri

The leftists are cheering this move.


139 posted on 12/18/2012 12:53:51 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Jim Noble
I’ll be surprised if they survive 6 months.

If they had quietly phased out the firearms sales in a couple of months and then gone back to being "that place with the catalog that I look at while eating dinner on the day it shows up in the mail," they might have managed to not piss off quite so many people.

Mr. niteowl77

140 posted on 12/18/2012 12:54:27 PM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: MtBaldy; All

Thanks to all for prompting me to change all my contact info there, and sending them a note as to why they lost a multi-thousand dollar customer.

I imagine they have already donated their customer list to Eric Holder and Butch Napolitano, but if not done already, the DOJ and DHS are going to be surprised how much ammo and guns a certain ‘Mao Mau’ist in government has purchased in the last decade.


141 posted on 12/18/2012 12:59:14 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: longtermmemmory
what are the record requirements for accessories? we know the long term requirments for the actual firearm but the other associated items?

Not sure what you mean? Are they required to track our information on who bought what accessories? No, not by law. However, as with the original Red Dawn, the bad guys used the 4473 forms to find the gun owners. So, with on-line sales, yes, sellers maintain the information on non-firearm sales, but I would think it would take a court-order to get at them.

142 posted on 12/18/2012 1:05:19 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: mnehring

They don’t say why? I’m not on FB so I can’t see what it says or reply.


143 posted on 12/18/2012 1:09:36 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: IYAS9YAS

I would imagine CTD could not be trusted to not simply turn over the information.

Consider how google just hands things over without subpoena.

Who to trust?


144 posted on 12/18/2012 1:11:40 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mnehring
"They are getting behind the scenes political pressure to 'shut down sales or you will be shut down'. All major retailers are getting this call"
"SOMEONE NEEDS TO BLOW THE WHISTLE AT WHAT IS GOING ON."

The Marxist gun grabbers are coming , and they are coming up FAST. They want to disarm the American public so they can get on with their ultimate plans.

145 posted on 12/18/2012 1:33:44 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: TADSLOS

Nice thought. I did not connect that. I have seen the power insurance agents have when you are forced by law to purchase your product from them and they enjoy a “monopoly”


146 posted on 12/18/2012 2:23:20 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: mnehring

They are kind of high anyway. I went to Impact and got a better deal.


147 posted on 12/18/2012 2:47:25 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mnehring

I haven’t ordered anything from CTD since they tripled their prices after obama got elected the first time. Anyone remember that?


148 posted on 12/18/2012 2:52:47 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: mnehring
CTD managers showing their Boehner-like tendencies...Not that it will do any good, but I left a blistering email on their web site...
149 posted on 12/18/2012 5:16:34 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: mnehring

I just ordered a bunch of stuff from these guys last night too. ARRG.


150 posted on 12/18/2012 5:42:01 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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