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Cheaper Than Dirt! to Resume Firearm Sales

Cheaper Than Dirt! to Resume Firearm Sales

Cheaper Than Dirt

Cheaper Than Dirt

Fort Worth, Texas, USA --(Ammoland.com)-Consumer reaction to the political rhetoric after the shooting in CT caused a rush of online orders at Cheaper Than Dirt! which led to the largest backlog in the company’s history.

Cheaper Than Dirt! management had no choice but to suspend firearm sales while examining ways to meet customer demand and maintain the careful and lawful processes established.

Firearm sales require a significant amount of individual attention compared to the automated system for non-firearm products. Firearm orders were being placed faster than the inventory system could update, potentially leading to an overselling situation and cancellation of orders on a very large-scale.

Ammunition and shooting accessories orders more than tripled, resulting in week-long shipping delays. Since firearms sales are a much smaller portion of its sales and require more resources, the decision was made to utilize personnel in areas that would make the most impact servicing customers.

The past three weeks have been spent catching up on the tremendous backlog of orders, training additional staff and increasing inventory back to acceptable levels.

Firearm sales will resume on a limited basis beginning Tuesday, January 8, based on available inventory.

The selection will increase as more firearms become available. Specifically, firearms that are in high demand are not currently available from manufacturers due to the lack of inventory. This includes most modern sporting rifles.

Cheaper Than Dirt!’s goal is to maintain the level of service customers have come to expect.

Cheaper Than Dirt! prides itself on being America’s Ultimate Shooting Sports Discounter since 1993. Cheaper Than Dirt! boasts over 100,000 items available for purchase through their Web site and catalog. Articles, photos and videos appear daily on the Shooter’s Log at www.CheaperThanDirt.com/blog

  • 28 User comments to “Cheaper Than Dirt! to Resume Firearm Sales”

    1. BullsEye on January 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM said:

      Screw Cheaper Than Dirt!

    2. Mabuhay on January 6, 2013 at 8:31 AM said:

      Too bad… I will never buy for Cheaper Than Dirt again. They lost me as a customer when they suspended sales, in a knee jerk reaction to something that could have happened just as easily without firearms. If you read the news, just as many children were slaughtered in China by a crazy person, and no forearms were involved at all. Place armed protection in the schools, and leave the law abiding gun owners alone….

    3. I agree with BullsEye. They turned their backs on American gun owners and caved in the wake of Sandy Hook. Simultaneously, the tripled prices on existing ammo and magazine stocks. They will never get another dime from me.

    4. F. Cheaper Thandirt on January 6, 2013 at 9:01 AM said:

      I will never purchase from these price gougers. Raising price OK…FLEECING its consumers NOT OK. Lost customer forever!

    5. I’m not a big fan of CTD, but be realistic about them. They suspended firearms sales because after the run-to-buy-guns, they had none to sell. They are back up, based on their ability to have inventory in stock. Bear

    6. screw them….not only did they turn their back on us they lie and spin doctor some lame excuse! Not to mention their $99 p-mags really? You know what you can go do to yourself CTD.

    7. HorseTeethSam on January 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM said:

      This whole deal smells very fishy. No company whose management is not insane would handle the “problem” of too much business the way CTD handled it. There was NOTHING on their website to indicate that they ever intended to resume firearm sales. In fact, there was just a line in red letters that said that CTD does NOT sell firearms. That to me is a politically-correct “side-with-the-lefties” stance that wants to appear too righteous to sell dirty old guns. I wrote them and informed them that I was taking my business to Buds, who continued to sell guns until their entire inventory was depleted. I bought a nice Remington 750 in 30-06 from Bud’s and despite the incredible gun-buying frenzy, managed to get my gun in my hands in about a week. Kind of takes away CTD’s excuses, doesn’t it? Cheaper Than Dirt, if you don’t want to FULLY support the second Amendment, then get out of the business altogether!! They lost me as a customer.

    8. I deal with lots of places, and while some places have small price increases, Cheaper Than Dirt has had HUGE price increases! While I will continue to deal with places that had small price increases, as this is determined by the market, I will NOT deal with price gougers, like cheaper than dirt.
      Now is a good time to check prices, even if you are not buying, because it will show you who is scalping people, just compare.

    9. Bankrupt these traitors!

    10. Cheaper Than Dirt has NEVER been cheaper than anything. It’s always been an overpriced scam.

      I’ve never bought a thing from those scum and I never will.

      My fervent wish is that they go bankrupt and their lying management all develop cancer and die.

    11. price gouging f—k them lost me as customer also.Dont buy ammo now things will settle down and price will go back down,all should know that sooting min Conn. may have been a false flag operation,check into it and make up ur own mind

    12. I agree with Baker, I have never bought anything from them because I always thought their prices were some of the highest I’ve ever seen! Now, I know I will “NEVER” buy from them ever!!!

    13. steve tresslar on January 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM said:

      my father and i have been customers in the past we will no longer be shoping at ctd .

    14. all of the negative comments re cheaper than dirt true!!!i ordered a large amount of ammo and after calling since dec 13 2012 lines busy they say they cant get merch and cancelled my order and didnt notify me and all of asudden they have it but 3 times price!! i hope the gov state of tx sees this

    15. Robert D. on January 8, 2013 at 8:05 PM said:

      Wow I did get boned on my last order from CTD like an 60% to 100% mark up on ammo just got their catalog and compared prices. You have to be kidding CTD!!!! Really??? Never again…

    16. placer my first ever order with C.T.D. on 12-27-12 got half of my order on 1-7-2013 unknown where the other half of my order is,but the best part is my $104.10 has cost me $204.10 they charged my card 100 dollars too much talked to a person their it was going to be fixed right now. Guess what left e-mail tryed getting through on phone olny to be cut off. called credit card co. will be filing complaint and the next step I guess is the texas A.G. is this place run by OBAMA?

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    18. Bushmaster5.56 on January 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM said:

      $35 – shipping&handling for ammo worth about $9 a box. Your out of your minds.

    19. Why do people think these 2 things are the same?
      1. We got so many orders we (temporarily) just don’t have the people (or inventor) to fill them all.
      2. For political reasons, we refuse to sell guns every again.

    20. Johnny Kendrick on February 1, 2013 at 7:06 AM said:

      Cheaper than Dirt , You are lower than dirt, you have shown exactly what you are about along with all the rest of the ammo dealers in the US it is all about the almingty dollar, if you ever send another sales paper to me in the mail i will simply burn it, FU forever

    21. CTD, Never had a problem with any of our orders,day or two longer getting them maybe. But your prices have sky rocketed on ammo. “If you fix it…they will come.” back. Target ammo for .9mm and .40 cal is too high, and others are manageing to sell cheaper than you are.

    22. What! I was born at night but not last night!There were so many different ways C.T.D could have handled operations during all of this. It is clear to me that a gready decision was made by a few to profit greatly upon a tragic event. To make excuse of the tragic loss of lives and to justify thier acts is obvious. A(B.S)scheme.

    23. Remember folks, do your talking with your $$$$. That’s the only thing they understand.

    24. Johnny Dugood on April 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM said:

      Never again will I do business with Cheaper Than Dirt or Gunbroker.com. It’s that simple, never again. Folk’s, when people take their business elsewhere en masse, is when these businesses understand that mistreating customers is unacceptable.

    25. Scalpers! I just bought a box of 9mm Tulammo at Wal Mart for the usual price of about $13.00. Listing on CTD for $59.00! Be patient and keep checking the local stores.

    26. Consumer on April 22, 2014 at 3:23 PM said:

      First of all, I ALWAYS assume that if someone takes the time to say they’re not affiliated, they almost always are!

      Second, I guess if you don’t mind paying double for shipping and handling fees, Then maybe it’s a fair deal for you.

      Check out the final price of a $10 magazine, s/h more than doubles price. Try to order large quantities of ammo, and expect the price per round to go up 60% after s/h, instead of 20%.

      Cheaper than Robbery, I guess.

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