Skip to comments.Cheaper Than Dirt Suspends Online Gun Sales
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
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.
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.
I just called them and there answer was “of course not”. That was the Hickory, NC store.
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.
(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 .... )
LOL! My son works at a gun store. I should call him and see if there is anything left on the walls.
My question was answered via this post.
They pulled them all as well. CTD, Dicks, Academy and Wal-Mart so far.....
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?
I just called Academy in Knoxville and they refused to comment.
“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.
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...
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.
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.
I was just thinking about that. Flip of the switch and no one will sell you a gun.
30 round mags were sold out at Ruger but 20’s were available.
I don’t know about now. This story is on fire.
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.
Dick’s, CTD and Academy. Walmart caved over Rosie so bet they’ll be next.
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.
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.
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.
Nope, they're starting to cave, too. See #43 up thread.
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
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.
I would be surprised if they bothered calling the small shops.
The impact would be shutting down the volume sellers.
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.
“Belk says Merry Christmas...”
You bet people notice. I did.
I added my two cents as well.
Probably 1000s of leftists posing as customers.
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.
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.
what are the record requirements for accessories? we know the long term requirments for the actual firearm but the other associated items?
Ok, but not holding my breath on manufacturers not eliminating certain lines.
Go to Midway USA. They still have several in stock to choose from, all under $20 for 10, 20 and 30 round mags.
Sent them an email to shove their catalog up their a$$!
“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.
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.”
The leftists are cheering this move.
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.
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.
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.
They don’t say why? I’m not on FB so I can’t see what it says or reply.
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?
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.
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”
They are kind of high anyway. I went to Impact and got a better deal.
I haven’t ordered anything from CTD since they tripled their prices after obama got elected the first time. Anyone remember that?
I just ordered a bunch of stuff from these guys last night too. ARRG.