“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 are not discontinuing nor are they cancelling. They are suspending. Like in school you were EXPELLED which was permanent or you were SUSPENDED which was temporary.
This is a temporary stop to make sure all of their policies are in order. If anything this is a responsible action to ensure there are no loopholes in their ordering.
This is a temporary stop to make sure all of their policies are in order.
Like I said at Caleb’s, if that’s the case, then they should have said that. The wording of that press release looks a whole lot like “We’re stopping all gun sales for political reasons, and are reconsidering whether we will ever sell those evil black rifles ever again,” and that’s what is hurting them right now.
In other words, if it is an inventory/demand/ducks-in-a-row issue, then whoever wrote that press release needs to be fired, quickly, and immediate damage control needs to be undertaken. Right now, this is killing them.
I just emailed this to CTD:
Re: Your decision to stop selling firearms.
You know what’s “Cheaper Than Dirt”? Your sense of honor and your courage.
Since you have caved in to the anti-gun hysteria, I will never buy another product from you. Enjoy being “Zumboed” you quislings.
It’s disconcerting watching how quickly we eat ourselves at the worst possible times. So much for cooler heads. Considering their history don’t they deserve the benefit of the doubt? A lot is being read into a single statement. I’d like to think they are getting their ducks in a row to avoid being shut down by an administration all too happy to drown them in fog of mass hysteria.
My local Gunshop guy said that it appeared the deal with Pmags was that certain shop-orders were in the thousands and they were afraid that hoarding was beginning., an attempt to corner the market – so they went to limit shop-orders to known sales quantities/traffic volumes…
Just checked sports south, davidsons, lipseys and william shooting supplies, all of their semi auto .223/5.56 and 8.62×39 are zeroed out. Not sure if they have just sold out but I have put in questions to all of them.
Magpul responded to the price increase on Facebook.
“We’ve received a lot of comments about some retailers charging extremely high prices for our products. We strongly discourage pricing strategies like this with our direct customers, as we just don’t feel right about it. Those retailers who are buying through distribution, and not direct, may be worried about supply and reacting to the market with this pricing increase. We are firm believers in free capitalism, and as long as no one is damaging market value through their pricing strategy, we will allow the market to correct this situation, as it appears it already is. We intend to continue to produce and sell our products to support the MSRPs we have set. Magazines will continue to flow to those retailers, distributors, and OEM customers with whom we have direct relationships.”
Cheaper Than Dirt has changed their message on the website:
“Cheaper Than Dirt! has temporarily suspended online sales of firearms. As a long time supporter of the Second Amendment, Cheaper Than Dirt! will continue to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms by law abiding customers. During this temporary suspension, we will review our policies and promotions.”
1. Cerberus dumps Freedom Group, which short-sells it’s Bushmaster position
2. Dick’s Sporting Goods stops all “Modern sporting rifle” sales at 511 stores.
3. Now this CTD thing.
The dominoes are falling, people. Some of us sounded the bugle about this months ago, got laughed at.
Next milestone to worry about: reloading components. If they get shortstopped in the same way, you can lay down a large bet that FBATFE has had their Rolodex spinning and in each call, they threatened severe hassles for those who continued to sell these items.
Yeah, it could be market forces at work, but the answer there is so simple: ration ammo sales, waiting list the ARs but still process orders, etc. No sign of these reasonable approaches to shortage, it’s a shutdown instead, and that is NOT a coincidence, can’t be.
“No if they are a. going to price gouge I don’t need them,…”
Raising their prices is *exactly* what they should do in response to huge demand and a short supply. Might just slow down a few of those who already have “enough” (I do, don’t you?). Slowing sales might just give those who really “need” a mag a chance to get one.