Just a thread to discuss the many items which are in short supply right now, and how people are handling it. Feel free to move this if there is a better forum.
Let me preface this by saying there is no item I have vastly stockpiled and I have made no profit in this shortage. Anything I have that is in short supply I will probably hang onto for personal use.
I have been hearing a lot about hoarding, stockpiling, gouging, panicking, etc. lately. It strikes me that this group is a fiscally conservative group, which in all probability acknowledges the absolute economic reign of supply and demand. These shortages are very upsetting to people like us, and I have seen a little resentment from people.
I guess my question is where do you draw the line? Buying things at a low price to sell at a higher price is a commonly accepted business practice. Buying things at low demand and selling at higher demand is also acceptable.
Is it particularly despicable in the firearms industry because the gun grabbers present a clear enemy to our freedom, uniting firearms enthusiasts and creating a sense of camaraderie between gun owners that renders this profiteering inappropriate?
For example, if I had some very old 22 cal jacketed bullets for which I had no use would it be inappropriate to want what they are worth now rather than what was paid two years ago?
If one finds something at a store in stock and grabs it, offering it up for resale at a higher price, this is typically frowned upon, but I actually know of a gun shop owner who literally had to buy the only small pistol primers he could find from another local gun shop at full post Obamascare 2.0 price and resell them even higher just to have stock.
I ask primarily to establish a general consensus of appropriate behavior, but also to maybe provide a bit of a debate on the subject.