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    I blacklist vendors selling at “market prices” of $250/1000.
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    A company can ask “how much can I possibly sell an item for?” or “How can I make a good profit?”
    “How little can I pay my employees, and limit raises?” or “How much can I afford to pay my employees?”
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    Capitalism in the absence of morality will yield socialism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonp View Post
    I don't understand your post. You take brass TO the scrap yard? You mean you go to the scrap yard and get brass, clean it up and sell it then use the money from that to get more supplies? There is one scrap yard near me that gets bins of brass from several ranges but you have to buy it from them and it's in a barrel so you have to pick it.
    I take scrap none sellable brass to the yard. Check the price of it right now. Highest it has ever been. Thinking about taking my 55 gal barrels full and getting a new car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justindad View Post
    I blacklist vendors selling at “market prices” of $250/1000.
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    A company can ask “how much can I possibly sell an item for?” or “How can I make a good profit?”
    “How little can I pay my employees, and limit raises?” or “How much can I afford to pay my employees?”
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    Capitalism in the absence of morality will yield socialism.
    Exactly! I believe in Capitalism, but I believe in morality more. Socialism is not moral, but unfettered capitalism isn't either. Our country has been in a moral crisis for the past 50 years or so. I don't see it surviving another 10 before imploding into tribalism and chaos due to a complete rejection of Biblical values and morality.
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    Who’s morality ? By what standard ? Crony Capitalism is as dangerous as any other economic model. We’ve passed the Crony Capitalism and have moved onto ‘Share Holder Capitalism’ just like the ChiComms, isn’t Communism great ?

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    I love hearing people "blacklist" companies. When those companies have a sale, there is more cheap stuff for me to buy in bulk. I will pay more to support the LGS if I need something quickly or non-stocking supplies, but on-line retailers are all the same to me. Who ever has the best price gets the order.

    So please take your name off their email alerts. It is a win-win. You will not be tempted to 'cave', and there is more for capitalists like me to hoard. If "gougers" ever offer primers at $35/k, I don't want socialists to have morality issues.
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    Think about it. Some local dealers are selling at the higher prices, I do know one dealer doing the same as he had to spend big bucks to get some for in store sales to keep his customers in supply.

    Boycotting a dealer for sellng at a higher price now later on when the prices go down is going to loose another stocking dealer.

    Here in NH we have had 3-4 of the bigger gun shops close in the last 2 years or so. Now some of us are getting stuck buying from the big box ones 1 in NH 2 in ME.

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    Shoot man, I looked at one old boys meager stash last weekend, I estimated +/- 52K more or less.
    He's not worried about gougers and laughs at the habitual un-prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator 45/70 View Post
    Shoot man, I looked at one old boys meager stash last weekend, I estimated +/- 52K more or less.
    He's not worried about gougers and laughs at the habitual un-prepared.
    Sounds like a real peach of a guy. When his stash gets destroyed by a hurricane, I guess it will be our turn to laugh at him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho45guy View Post
    Sounds like a real peach of a guy. When his stash gets destroyed by a hurricane, I guess it will be our turn to laugh at him.
    Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho45guy View Post
    Sounds like a real peach of a guy. When his stash gets destroyed by a hurricane, I guess it will be our turn to laugh at him.
    I am trying to figure how to take that.....? Ouch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chill Wills View Post
    I am trying to figure how to take that.....? Ouch?
    Agreed. Good on him for being prepared. Can't find any humor in the possibility of him losing the work he's put in to be ahead of this, as many of us have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yovinny View Post
    Did a show in Paducah KY this weekend and remmy primers at $125./K on the next table were hardly selling..
    Unless I missed one,, Im pretty sure he only sold 2-3K all weekend.

    FWIW,, there was also all anyone could want of 9mm fmj @ $30. Or 45acp fmj @ $40. from just about every other table and it was also moving like pond water...
    I was at that show and saw powder sellers asking $70 a pound for powder. I hope they learn to eat it when prices come to a "new" normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trails4u View Post
    Agreed. Good on him for being prepared. Can't find any humor in the possibility of him losing the work he's put in to be ahead of this, as many of us have.
    But it's OK to laugh at folks who weren't prepared? Maybe some were foolish and didn't think to stock up, but maybe others are on a limited income, or maybe they just recently got into reloading.

    Not sure why it's perfectly fine to laugh and gloat at fellow gun owners that don't have tens of thousands of components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho45guy View Post
    Sounds like a real peach of a guy. When his stash gets destroyed by a hurricane, I guess it will be our turn to laugh at him.
    Jealous much? Wishing for a hurricane on someone is bad, Very bad juju man.

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    I am well prepared as I have invested a lot of time and effort in being prepared. I don't laugh at the grasshoppers nor do I wish bad things on those that chose not to prepare. I do feel for those that could not prepare but I believe those are very few compared to those that chose not to prepare. I chose to build up my food, gas, tools, TP, loading components and other items that would help my family get through shortages or disasters. I did without the toys that most now days seem to think necessary such as new cars and trucks, boats, airplanes, campers, playing golf, ski lift tickets, gyms and other non essential things. We all make our choices on where we spend the money we earn. I feel for those that choose poorly and don't laugh at them, but don't expect me to help those that choose that path.

    So, I am well prepared, but if a hurricane should destroy my stuff it will probably destroy a lot of Idaho and Eastern Washington as well. Beware the unintended consequences of your wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    I am well prepared as I have invested a lot of time and effort in being prepared. I don't laugh at the grasshoppers nor do I wish bad things on those that chose not to prepare. I do feel for those that could not prepare but I believe those are very few compared to those that chose not to prepare. I chose to build up my food, gas, tools, TP, loading components and other items that would help my family get through shortages or disasters. I did without the toys that most now days seem to think necessary such as new cars and trucks, boats, airplanes, campers, playing golf, ski lift tickets, gyms and other non essential things. We all make our choices on where we spend the money we earn. I feel for those that choose poorly and don't laugh at them, but don't expect me to help those that choose that path.

    So, I am well prepared, but if a hurricane should destroy my stuff it will probably destroy a lot of Idaho and Eastern Washington as well. Beware the unintended consequences of your wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator 45/70 View Post
    Jealous much? Wishing for a hurricane on someone is bad, Very bad juju man.
    Not jealous; I have plenty of components for my needs. And I never wished a hurricane on anyone. I was just pointing out that gloating over how many components you have and laughing at others that have less is poor behavior, and that tragedy can happen to anyone.

    I know a guy that works at a bullet manufacturing company. Had an impressive collection of firearms and five lifetimes worth of components. Super nice guy. He had an electrical fire in his shop and he lost it all in less than an hour.

    But since he doesn't have 52k primers, I guess it's okay to laugh at him, right?

    Or the young college kid on here that just got into reloading last year, during the worst time ever, on a limited budget. Should we laugh at him?

    Interesting how someone can read something and come up with a completely opposite impression of what was written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    So, I am well prepared, but if a hurricane should destroy my stuff it will probably destroy a lot of Idaho and Eastern Washington as well. Beware the unintended consequences of your wishes.
    Do you seriously think I wished a hurricane on anyone? How did you get that from what I wrote?

    I used the example of a hurricane as a natural disaster that could take everything from someone and then leave them with no components. I used a hurricane as an example due to where the OP lived. If he lived up here, I would have used a forest fire as an example. I know people that have lost everything in a forest fire.

    Not sure how anyone could get from what I wrote that I was so jealous that I wished a natural disaster on someone to wipe out all their components. Seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho45guy View Post
    Not jealous; I have plenty of components for my needs. And I never wished a hurricane on anyone. I was just pointing out that gloating over how many components you have and laughing at others that have less is poor behavior, and that tragedy can happen to anyone.

    I know a guy that works at a bullet manufacturing company. Had an impressive collection of firearms and five lifetimes worth of components. Super nice guy. He had an electrical fire in his shop and he lost it all in less than an hour.

    But since he doesn't have 52k primers, I guess it's okay to laugh at him, right?

    Or the young college kid on here that just got into reloading last year, during the worst time ever, on a limited budget. Should we laugh at him?

    Interesting how someone can read something and come up with a completely opposite impression of what was written.
    Yeah well, I told him I hope he can swim naked in all his primers and hopefully none go off.
    On behalf of all the gentlemen in the south that stand on our sacred soil we wish you well up there.

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    Laughing at someone that would lose his primers or anything else from a hurricane would to me be very similar to laughing at someone that could not or did not stock up when prices were a lot more reasonable. I'm not into laughing at anyone unless they are trying to be funny and many of those aren't.
    I also believe there are folks on this forum that have a lot more than 52K primers. I congratulate those that had the foresight and means to prepare for uncertain times when things were available.
    Sorry for those that could not.
    Last edited by rbuck351; 05-12-2021 at 11:37 PM.

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