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    Just a small rant

    Why, do dealers make you add something to the cart just to see the price? "so low we can't show it" B.S., still high, I guess it is to get a "click"? I'm lost please advise.....
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    Even worse, Cabellas/Bass Pro and MidwayUSA was mailing sale flyers out showing pictures with "too low to show" where the prices should have been.

    That tells me that they are using algorithms that adjust the prices seen online based on the prosperity of your location.

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    Think that's something then get a load of this....
    A gunshop owner buddy told me Saturday that in his efforts to keep ammo on his shelves some distributors have required him to purchase a certain quantity of items he doesnt need or normally sell before he can get the ammo.
    He had to buy a dozen Zebco fishing reels from one source and a Century C308 from another and some sort of conversion kit that turns a Glock pistol into ghetto blaster carbine looking contraption from a third. Dangdest thing I ever seen.
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    I just pass on them when they start playing games.
    I spend less than two min's on a web site looking at what they have for sale.
    That just cut into the time I spend looking.
    If they do it often then I just take them off my list.
    Both of them are already off my buying list and have been for a while.

    I have run out of storage space and unless it is a really good buy I just pass anyway.
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    It is so refreshing to once again hear you cut through the chase.
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    yeah, I don't even bother to look at retailer's sites for guns. I have all the guns I bought that appealed to me long, long ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Planning View Post
    I just pass on them when they start playing games.
    ^^^ THIS.

    Between ALL the on-line options, and the fact I live in an area with a NUMBER of brick & mortar stores, I've NEVER felt pressed to "put it in the cart if you dare." Either you have a price, or you DON'T have it in stock is my thought.

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    I thought that some manufacturers will suggest a retail or a "don't advertise below this price" to try and keep it fair. I'm not sure it applies to this case, I know how you feel though.

    Okay, just found this;

    Add to cart to see price
    The manufacturer restricts retailers from advertising their product below a certain price, however, retailers can sell it for whatever they want. If the price they want to sell it is below the minimum allowable advertised price they circumvent it by showing you the price when it's put in your shopping cart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbruney View Post
    It is so refreshing to once again hear you cut through the chase.
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    But that is my point, and not the one on top of my head , the price is not lower than anyone else.
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