Berry's bullets

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Berry's bullets

Postby garyjandfamily » Fri 18 Mar 2011 8:44 pm

I need to buy a couple of thousand Berry's bullets. I'll be traveling through St. George in a couple of weeks. Is there any advantage to picking them up at the factory?
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Re: Berry's bullets

Postby Korben88 » Fri 18 Mar 2011 9:00 pm

They offer free shipping for orders over $50, so I doubt you'll save any money.
These guys sell Berry's cheaper than Berry's does (at least the ones I use) and have free shipping as well.
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Re: Berry's bullets

Postby Car Knocker » Sat 19 Mar 2011 9:37 am

When my daughter lived in St. George I called Berry's and talked to them about picking up bullets at their facility. The price was the same as the shipped price. Since the cost of bullets with "free" shipping is the same for someone who lives 2,000 miles away as for someone who lives 200 miles away, I suspect there is a certain amount of profit to be made on shipping from those customers who live close to the facility. Personally, I find the term "free shipping" somewhat deceptive when it's obvious that the shipping cost is built into the cost of the product. I would be much happier if companies used the term "shipping included" rather than "free shipping"; for me, it's really an ethical issue so I've made the decision not to purchase Berry's products.
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Re: Berry's bullets

Postby dewittdj » Sat 19 Mar 2011 1:26 pm

Car Knocker wrote:When my daughter lived in St. George I called Berry's and talked to them about picking up bullets at their facility. The price was the same as the shipped price. Since the cost of bullets with "free" shipping is the same for someone who lives 2,000 miles away as for someone who lives 200 miles away, I suspect there is a certain amount of profit to be made on shipping from those customers who live close to the facility. Personally, I find the term "free shipping" somewhat deceptive when it's obvious that the shipping cost is built into the cost of the product. I would be much happier if companies used the term "shipping included" rather than "free shipping"; for me, it's really an ethical issue so I've made the decision not to purchase Berry's products.

Wow! So where do you buy bulk ammo at competitive prices? :?:
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Re: Berry's bullets

Postby Car Knocker » Sat 19 Mar 2011 2:18 pm

Locally, I buy from http://christensenreloading.com/

Online, I would buy from http://www.missouribullet.com/ or http://www.pennbullets.com/

I stocked up a few years ago and haven't bought much in the way of supplies lately. No matter whether you're buying bullets, brass, powder, primers, etc., usually there's a price advantage at some point if the order is large enough. If you buy 20,000 bullets there might be a 15% price break and no shipping charge, for example. Powder Valley, for instance, will allow a person to combine up to 48 pounds of powder and primers under one hazmat charge. 8# kegs of powder are significantly cheaper than 1# cans. Compare the price of 50,000 primers 5 years ago to today's price for 50,000 primers; break those down into large and small pistol, large and small rifle, and 50,000 really isn't a whole lot.

If Berry's was the sole source for a specific product I absolutely needed to have, I would probably buy from them (albeit grudgingly). If there were alternative sources, even if they were somewhat more expensive, I would buy from those sources. Price isn't everything.
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Re: Berry's bullets

Postby dewittdj » Sat 19 Mar 2011 10:30 pm

Car Knocker wrote:Locally, I buy from http://christensenreloading.com/
Online, I would buy from http://www.missouribullet.com/ or http://www.pennbullets.com/
***snip***...If Berry's was the sole source for a specific product I absolutely needed to have, I would probably buy from them (albeit grudgingly). If there were alternative sources, even if they were somewhat more expensive, I would buy from those sources. Price isn't everything.

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Re: Berry's bullets

Postby NormanXDm » Sun 20 Mar 2011 9:39 pm

I've been buying my bullets in bulk from Precision Delta - prices are as good as Berry's, but for FMJ.
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