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    Default Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    I was truly disappointed in Shydas today. Iíve been shopping there for both guns and ammunition as well as reloading supplies for years. They always have decent prices and great service. Iíve even recommended them here on this forum.

    However, today I had a very disappointing experience when I went to buy primers. They currently have very few primers due to the demand. But they did have CCI 5.56 primers. I have bought them there before (as recently as this summer)for about $30-$31. When I went to pay today they were $44. Iím amazed that Shydas has decided to price gouge.

    Very disappointing.
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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrpe42 View Post
    I was truly disappointed in Shydas today. I*ve been shopping there for both guns and ammunition as well as reloading supplies for years. They always have decent prices and great service. I*ve even recommended them here on this forum.

    However, today I had a very disappointing experience when I went to buy primers. They currently have very few primers due to the demand. But they did have CCI 5.56 primers. I have bought them there before (as recently as this summer)for about $30-$31. When I went to pay today they were $44. I*m amazed that Shydas has decided to price gouge.

    Very disappointing.
    Do you understand the concept of supply and demand? As supply decreases and if demand remains the same or increases, price goes up. That's exactly what's happening, primers, ammunition, firearms, houses and cars are all in short supply while demand has gone up. Therefore prices go up as well. They aren't gouging they're responding to market supply and demand.
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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrpe42 View Post
    I was truly disappointed in Shydas today. I*ve been shopping there for both guns and ammunition as well as reloading supplies for years. They always have decent prices and great service. I*ve even recommended them here on this forum.

    However, today I had a very disappointing experience when I went to buy primers. They currently have very few primers due to the demand. But they did have CCI 5.56 primers. I have bought them there before (as recently as this summer)for about $30-$31. When I went to pay today they were $44. I*m amazed that Shydas has decided to price gouge.

    Very disappointing.
    And they probably paid $36 just to sit that box of primers on the shelf.

    Which I might add are unobtainium these days.

    From where I'm sitting, you should be thankful.

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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    Even the retailers are paying more for their supplies from their suppliers. That's not necessarily a case of them price gouging.
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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrpe42 View Post
    I was truly disappointed in Shydas today. I*ve been shopping there for both guns and ammunition as well as reloading supplies for years. They always have decent prices and great service. I*ve even recommended them here on this forum.

    However, today I had a very disappointing experience when I went to buy primers. They currently have very few primers due to the demand. But they did have CCI 5.56 primers. I have bought them there before (as recently as this summer)for about $30-$31. When I went to pay today they were $44. I*m amazed that Shydas has decided to price gouge.

    Very disappointing.

    A semi-local gun shop is paying $23 a box for brass case 9mm, and is selling them at $25 a box. That's a gross margin of 8.7%, out of which has to come his costs, including freight in, utilities, insurance, payroll, taxes, professional services, advertising, loss due to theft, and more. Actual profit is south of 2%. Explain how that is "price gouging?"

    You remind me of an acquaintance who last winter asked me about "getting an AR" on a budget, and I set him a list of links to PSA for the lower and parts, and to a couple of ammo sites for the ammo. He could have been set up with the rifle, mags, and ammo for ~$650. He did not act. Fast forward to two months ago, and he asked me to resend new links for "that $650 AR package" because the ones I send him six months ago were no longer valid - sold out or higher prices.

    See Streaker69's post, #2 in the thread.

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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    The $40 range is not uncommon for those primers even in normal times.

    Usually I wait for a big sale to pick up those mil spec primers online where they waive the haz mat fee and I can get 5000 at a time.

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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    You do all realize the OP is the same guy you called out as a troll in another thread

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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    A friend of mine who works at Field and Stream says that some of the LGSs in Scranton are so desparate for ammo that they come into F&S, buh all their ammo, then resell it at thsir own shop. That's full retail marked up to retail + a profit margin. Probably the same thing at Shydas.
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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    No one forced you to buy them.
    You chose to buy them.
    Then proceed to complain about buying them.......
    All while a major shortage is going on in the gun industry....
    very disappointing

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    Default Re: Disappointed with Shydas in Lebanon PA

    I'd be grateful you were actually able to find what you were looking for. May not be the case here in the near future.
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