… Thanks for letting all of us Gunnies know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our boycott of your business was so successful:
The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that CheaperThanDirt has made an unprecedented contribution of $100,000, making the online sporting goods retailer SAF’s first-ever Diamond Level sponsor.
Recently, companies such as LaRue Tactical and Olympic Arms have announced that they will no longer sell prohibited items to government agencies and personnel in states that deny the right to own those items to civilians. It has been and will continue to be Cheaper Than Dirt’s policy to not to sell prohibited items to government agencies and/or agents in states, counties, cities, and municipalities that have enacted restrictive gun control laws against their citizens. We support and encourage other companies that share in this policy.
It was a nice try… and its obvious that you all spent some time in the conference room and came up with some pretty good ideas. You will still never see one-thin-dime of my money going toward your business ever again.
– Eric at the Gunmart Blog
I’m sure all of you in “the choir” already know about the ridiculous product pricing that went on at Cheaper Than Dirt, as well as their ill-fated move to take a stand against online gun sales in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy (if not, just hit the search bar at the bottom of the page and give “Cheaper Than Dirt” a look see). Additionally, I have not mentioned on this here blog any of the countless anecdotal accounts of Cheaper Than Dirt canceling pending customer orders so that they could sell that product at their ridiculously inflated rates… but in my book, that was enough of a smoke/fire relationship to be the final nail in the coffin as far as I am concerned.
I’m forever done with Cheaper Than Dirt. I know that their business will probably be fine in the long run. They will certainly take a hit from all this and lose a core customer base, but most people out there probably dont even know about this and many will forget over time. I wont. There are plenty of other retailers (online and local) that have what I need, and at rates that are cheaper than Cheaper Than Dirt.