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Have you seen Midways new policies ? They are now charging minimum order fees, restocking fees, and shipping and handling fees. But the worse thing is they are asking for people to check out their "New Lower Prices" Give me a break. If you want to charge more charge more but don't treat me like I'm an idiot, Here's the CEO's email Let him know what you think. [email protected]


<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Joe Ford on 2001-05-28 10:16 ]</font>

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Joe Ford on 2001-06-08 12:51 ]</font>
 

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I know how you feel about gun related prices going up and up. For a business to stay in business it has to profit or fail! When I discuss the price of powder or primers out our way someone will always echo how they can get it cheaper. It is just as parts of the country react to prices some states may see price increase sooner than others. People will shop elsewhere for good prices or for what they consider reasonable. Someone pointed our readers to a ammo source where prices are reasonable, I ordered and am still waiting. I sure hope my order gets here soon, but thats what we are faced with, higher prices and long waits.
I usually pay premium prices for primers and powder at a local store but its available and soon may be the only gun store around. In a long winded way I am saying it will come out in the wash, move to another source if it helps your position. Thanks for listening.
 

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They always charged shipping and stated it was included with the price. The rest of it is a crock.

It would be bad enough to claim huge price drops when all they did was remove the shipping costs (they claim they did both), but the items I normally buy have the same prices they did before the change. The banner on their catalog should have read "Huge Price Increases If You're Stupid Enough to Place An Order".

I find their lame BS to be highly insulting and will never order from them again.

Order from Midsouth and you'll see that they have the same kinds of policies as Midway, but they didn't lie about it and I actually believe them when they say a $5 fee is needed for an under $40 order because their prices blow Midway away.
 

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Only the naive would think that the shipping costs weren't built into the price in the first place. Now it's just up front. Nothing wrong with that IMO.

If their prices and freight are competitive I'll still buy from them. I have no complaints regarding their customer service. Everyone knows Dillon is expensive but apparently are willing to pay the price mainly because of their outstanding service.
 

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I have used Midway for many years. I find the new pricing method helps if I order a larger number of items, then the shipping is actually reduced. Otherwise, it is the same as before.
 

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I work at a gun shop and we had a customer that came in to order some hard to get items. We found them and said we will order these at $10 over this price $xx, well he found someone with a old wholesale catalog and is trying to sue us for lieing to him. We did not we showed him the current catalog.
I said all that to say this, We are going to put all the shops out if we do not allow them to make a reasonable profit!
I live in a town with 175,000 and there is only three gunsmiths because everyone expects you to work for nothing. We will do to ourselves what the anti- gun people couldn't do
 

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You find an occasional crudbutt who shows you a wholesale catalog and wants an item for what's listed without adding shipping. It is a very good idea to send these fruits to your competitor; especially the guy whose brother in law can get it cheaper than wholesale. Obviously, when it is stolen, it can be sold for under cost.
Remember the line from Zorba the Greek... "A man should be willing to pay for what he wants."
 

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It pays to shop around.

supplies for reloading,
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die manufacturor
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Bullet manufacturor
http://www.beartoothbullets.com/index.htm
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http://www.jdcomponents.com/prices/prices.html
http://www.maadigriffin.com/
http://www.theshop.net/chas/sureshot/products.htm
http://www.neihandtools.com/
http://www.beast-enterprises.com/slugs.html
http://benchrest.com/bib/proven.html
surplus powder
http://www.zcr.com/hitech
http://web.mountain.net/~kneiper/surpow.htm
http://www.gibrass.com/gunpowder.html
http://www.chestnutridge.com/products/brass.asp
http://www.alabamaammo.com/
used brass
http://www.turngray.com/
http://www.southernbellebrass.com/rifle.htm
http://www.cheyennebrass.com/
http://www.scharch.com/

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http://www.rmss.com/
http://www.championshooters.com/
http://www.pla-net.net/~rcomer/ammo.htm
http://www.buffaloarms.com/baco2.htm#39
http://www.z-hat.com/Cylinder.htm
 

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I put this post up with out really thinking it through. I tried deleting it but was unable. As far as I am concerned a business is free to charge anything they want and I am free to buy from any business. That's free enterprise and one of the things I risk my life to defend. My point was not that they shouldn't charge more to stay in business or make a profit it was the way it was presented along with the email replies I got that insulted my intelligence. A simple "we are changing our pricing and shipping policies and instituting a minimum order fee" would have been fine. Midway has good customer service decent prices and selection my problem was in the way they marketed their new policies.
 

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I agree with you, Joe Ford. I'm a long time Midway customer who also thinks they did a very poor job of announcing their pricing policy changes. Their customer service has always been great, so that keeps me wanting to buy from them. Difference is that now I comparison check the competition before placing an order. If Midway is within a few dollars of a competitor, they get the nod. Otherwise, I buy someplace else.
 

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I don't like Boycots! Having said that I will tell you why.
Here in NC we now have a carry permit. As soon as the ink dried the signs went up, (No Conceled Weapons)

Some of these places I had shopped for years. Now just where was I going to go to buy my needs? If I boycotted all these places.

Now that some years have passed, I don't see many signs up anymore. Was it the Boycots that no one followed?

Our could it have been, and I don't take credit for this, but I would ask every now and again the shopkeepers. Am I armed? You don't know do you? Then you don't know if the bad guys are either.

You know me as a good customer. Don't you? Do you feel safer letting the bad guys know that your good customers are unarmed? Or just maybe, if you take that sign down, the bad guys just might think that your good customers, will protect you and you store, if push comes to shove.

I chose not to buy from Midway the 2nd year they were in business, all by myself.

If you shop around, you will find much better prices. Join a gun club, most have FFL holders, and will buy wholesale for members.

If you don't want to buy from Midway, Don't. Just let me be a Big boy, and make my own mind up.
 
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