What the heck is going on with the primer supply?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by stev32k, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012

    usually around 30-33 here.. so if I see them at shows for 28 i grab a few.
  2. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    @$97/thousand here for CCI primers at my local gun store; @$55/thousand if I get them over the internet; then I have to pay another @$40 for the hazmat shipping cost per shipment. Then I have to make sure I would be at home the day the shipment comes, or go collect it from the depot...

  3. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I always check Grafs.....
    and others for 5000....
    especially for Magtech primers
    $137 to your house at the moment

    and if you can afford 10K...15K.....
    $21/1000 plus hazmat

    Unless I get super technical on a super round.....
    any small pistol primer has always been fine.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  4. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    BlackEagle, I need to start on pistol primers as most of mine are rifle primers. So why are they double? Is it taxes or is everything double over there? I must be in a race with CptTango. I'm just a little in front of him right now, I think. I have two boat boxes full, over 25K; started stocking up after 2008 election but now, sure glad I did. I'm going to have to take a picture and post.
  5. The Joker

    The Joker Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    The hazmat fee is not bad when you buy in bulk. I recently ordered 12,000 primers and 8 pounds of powder, with only a 1 time hazmzat fee of $27.50 and the other $15 in shipping i paid for was for the other items as well.
  6. stev32k

    stev32k Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    I've spent time in the UK and France and was amazed at how much more expensive things were. I didn't look at reloading supplies but camera equipment was nearly double what I would pay here. Other items like kitchen appliances were amazingly expensive. A dishwasher about half the size as the ones in the US were twice as expensive. Gas (petrol) was more than twice US prices. I still don't understand why there is such a huge discrepancy in European and US consumer prices.
  7. Maddmaxx

    Maddmaxx Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    I picked up some CCI 500 yesterday here in Alabama for $29.99 a thousand. They have plenty in stock.
  8. stev32k

    stev32k Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    Wish I could find them for that price. I had to pay $43/1,000.
  9. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    similar to prices here, when in stock.
  10. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    For a lot of things like technology, just take the price in $ and substitute a £. The numbers are the same but the exchange rate is about $1.60/£.

    Many things like primers are imported from the US, so we have the transportation costs and import tarriffs.

    Most things are more expensive because we have big government. Here in the UK there is a national VAT of 20% that is automatically added to the price of most things (some foods are exempt, as is children's clothing). No sales tax to add on. The price on the packet is what you pay, including VAT. The VAT goes into a government budget black hole that is used to pay EU dues and fines, and entitlements to politicians and other terrorists and leaches on society. It also goes (along with our income tax) toward the National Healthcare System.

    The price of fuel (gas and diesel) is between 70-80% tax. Our heat and electricity bills have gone up significantly because of government's demands for green energy.

    There is also a difference in mentality. In the US, Places like Golden Corral succeed by making a little profit off lots of sales. As the Scots say, "Many a mickle maks a muckle".
    Restaurants and other places over here go for making a large profit from a few sales. While we have fast food restaurants and very expensive places to eat, there are relatively few places like Olive Garden or Applebees where you can get a reasonable meal at a reasonable cost, unless you go to a pub (which I don't do much).

    My local gun shop may be slightly more expensive but I try to support him as much as possible.
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