I too would like to know why they would not sell you the ammo.
I see am am not the only one disgrunted with Midway. I have been buying from Midway since it first started around 30 years ago. It was a very small operation and had the best prices anywhere. Their business at that time centered around reloading supplies only. For their first 20 years, Midway was the only place I shopped. Times sure has changed.
IMHO, Midway is slowly becoming the next Gander Mountain.
Now Midway sells virtually everything thus their operating costs and overhead must now be great. Their prices are higher than most of their competition.
Midway's customer service (CS) is great and they do offer fast shipping. However since I deal with other places like Grafs, Natchez now, they too have great CS and fast shipping.
I agree, Midways shipping charges have risen sharply. Not so with their competition. Many wholesales are offering free shipping over the holidays or free shipping if you spend over X amount. Grafs offer a flat rate of $5.95. I have yet to see Midway do the same.