View Full Version : 5.56/.223 in stock at CTD: 12:00am. 1/5/13

January 5, 2013, 11:39 AM
For those of you so inclined. Personally I won't be buying anything from them in the immediate future, but it's there and it's a free world, so the info is passed. :)

January 5, 2013, 01:22 PM
I won't be doing business either. I looked at their offerings and as I expected prices are out of sight. They are averaging over a dollar a round for .223 ammo. I have no problem with them making what people are willing to pay but they won't be getting any of my money.

January 5, 2013, 02:30 PM
It's still available at less than half of that cost.

January 5, 2013, 02:44 PM

January 5, 2013, 02:51 PM

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January 5, 2013, 05:20 PM
I won't be using them again. On their website at one point they had DE Pmags on for $60+ a piece.

Blatant price gouging by a big name operation - that's their choice. My choice is now any one of the myriad of competitors they have.

January 5, 2013, 05:41 PM

January 5, 2013, 05:54 PM
CTD=. Cheaper Than Dirt, which at this point is something of a joke.

January 5, 2013, 05:54 PM
Cheaper (!) Than Dirt.

January 5, 2013, 06:01 PM
They have been over price on ammo and if not on ammo then on the shipping price... I would buy anything from them.

January 5, 2013, 09:07 PM
Dirt must have gone up alot for .223 to be cheaper than it

January 6, 2013, 12:32 AM
This thread will be closed soon, but I will get in my .02 I am also disappointed in CTD yea yea I know captialism and they have the right to charge what they want. That's fine they can do that, but I have a choice also and I will bad mouth them on every forum I participate in....:) I understand charging a little more, but they went way overboard IMO 1000 rds of 5.56 went from $599.99 to $999.99 overnight:eek: Come on $400.00 increase literally overnight:mad:

January 6, 2013, 08:27 AM
1000 rds of 5.56 went from $599.99 to $999.99 overnight Come on $400.00 increase literally overnight
Then there is the fact that when they were selling that particular ammo for $599 per thousand plus shipping, I could buy it locally for $350 out the door.

January 6, 2013, 10:21 AM
Will never buy anything from them again. I'll shop elsewhere!

January 6, 2013, 02:12 PM
Holy crap $700 for 720rds M196 tracer ammo I got 2 cans of that stuff. I could sell it and go on vacation for a week!! I just picked up 5.45x39 ruskie ammo from AIM $169.00 per 1120rds? forget. This Thread is going going..........

January 6, 2013, 02:42 PM
Seems to be 3-4 times as much listed in stock now as there was when I made the original post, and the price appears to be running about $1.30-ish a round now. Capitalism at its ugliest it appears....

My guess is the mfgrs got caught by surprise (didn't we all) and will need a short while to spool up production to fill these shelves back up, but in the meantime places like CTD are suck people dry for as long as they can.

January 6, 2013, 05:12 PM
They should list ammo prices on the NY stock exchange!

January 6, 2013, 08:29 PM
yeah... and Impact guns is selling bare bones ARs for 2 grand... supply and demand. this is ridiculous

January 6, 2013, 10:03 PM
CTD can suck my Dick's Sporting Goods.

Hairbag...can I buy like 40 rounds of tracer off you please?

January 7, 2013, 01:03 AM
CTD can suck my Dick's...

The Dick's stopped selling ARs also.

January 7, 2013, 07:08 AM
lol...Thus my reference.

Companies that roll on us or gouge us will not get any more of my money.

January 7, 2013, 07:10 AM
They changed their name to EAH. Expensive as hell.

Ken - Oh
January 7, 2013, 01:51 PM
Well their true colors have come out! They are opportunistic. From everything thing I've heard, they are also less than honest, cancelling accepted orders so that they can jack the price up and relist it. :eek:

The only thing I hope is that we all give them the attention they deserve (none) long term.

Carne Frio
January 7, 2013, 01:55 PM
Adversity brings out the best and worst. CTD is proof of that.

Dr Big Bird PhD
January 7, 2013, 02:44 PM
Some people should be allowed to pay exorbitant amounts of money to coward mainstream suppliers.

Less likely for the ammo suppliers I do like to be overwhelmed with purchases

January 8, 2013, 09:27 AM
20 Round Box XM855
Our Low Price: $34.59

Um... NO.

$35 for a $6 box of ammo? CTD (and other gougers) can go to hell.

Ken - Oh
January 8, 2013, 09:58 AM
Probably if they sell out their stock, they will cancel the orders and relist it at $45 a box :(

January 9, 2013, 06:49 AM
Their dirt must be covering a diamond mine.

January 10, 2013, 04:27 PM
I just got a new CTD catalog in the mail today. It still has the pre panic pricing listed. I called the 1-800 number and asked to be removed from the mailing list. I explained that I didn't appreciate the huge price hikes and taking advantage of a bad situation. This is the same thing they did in 2008 when they were selling .380 for $50 a box.

No thanks. I can always find better deals somewhere else.

January 10, 2013, 06:20 PM
I spent the past 4 years "collecting" ammo just for this very reason. Now I sit back and smile knowing I'm not getting butt probed. I learnt my lesson well after the first barryscare. This time it's not just a scare...it's real, very real.

January 11, 2013, 11:16 PM
I don't plan to use CTD anymore.

January 12, 2013, 07:37 AM
CTD makes Gander prices attractive...

Now if *that's* not an insult, I don't know what is.

January 12, 2013, 08:34 PM
A few days ago I bought a 1000 rnds of Federal for $499. Not stellar pricing but given the climate not that far out I guess. It was even from my LGS, and not Internet sourced. I felt the price fair enough because the ARs they were putting on the shelves at the time, while a bit inflated cost wise from a few weeks ago, were not much more expensive than before The Madness. IOW, it doesn't seem they are of the price gouger crowd.

January 13, 2013, 08:54 AM
Supporting a LGS that is not raping anyone is one thing and I would do so as well.

One LGS here is trying to sell PMags for $49.99...they will never get any more business from me.

January 13, 2013, 10:32 AM
Nasty: That may or may not be their fault. The check out girl also does ordering. We got to talking about how crazy it had got and she mentioned how their ammo supplier had told her of one of their customers calling up and ordering almost $5m worth of .223/5.56.

At her store the day of the shooting one guy came in and bought 150 Pmags, another bought 12,000 rnds of AR food. My guess is these guys were looking to do some flipping to make a buck. She was complaining how some of their suppliers had gotten crazy on their pricing. She didn't mention names and I didn't ask, but since their ARs and ammo seem to have stayed relatively reasonable and Pmags have jumped to $40 a pop, I'm going to guess whoever supplies those is one of them.

January 13, 2013, 10:36 AM
I've got 10 lbs of rifle powder, 4000 small rifle primers, and 1500 component bullets in .223, ready to load. I'll be good to go for a couple years.:)

CTD and everyone else can take their $20/box .223 ammo and shove it up their a**.

Alabama Shooter
January 13, 2013, 12:51 PM
CTD and everyone else can take their $20/box .223 ammo and sh...

That is $35 not $20. I had to look to be sure.