With a grain of salt...
OR...money is no object for those that would pay those prices. Those of us on fixed incomes cannot afford to be paying what-the-traffic-will-bear for those items. In my case, if it comes down to money or primers, I'll just put the skids on recreational shooting.We have a LGS that has them marked up to something like $129 a brick and they have shelves full of them. Same thing with powder, $50-60 a pound. I'm all stocked up but guess they sell to those that are desperate enough to pay that much.
I totally agree with your assessment. Hard for me to believe that retailers are marking their primers up by only 10% or so. They're getting a LOT more than that, IMO. Of course, I know we do not HAVE to buy them but gotta get them from somewhere IF you're going to do any shooting.I would love some SPP 45ACPs.
Around here I see many flavors of both SPP AND SRPs along with LRP but no LPP.
I do not totally agree with what the dealers are asking. But If they dropped the price to $60 a 1000 those would sell like hotcakes for $120 at the next gunshow.
Oh yeah, the left wants to make sure that a 15 y.o. can support a family of 6 on what they make flipping burgers.Long LONG gone are the days of “cheap” guns and ammo and components, but also long gone are the days of people making $3.50 an hour. When I worked at Lowe’s last year, briefly, I had high school coworkers making $13/hr.