First, CheaperThanDirt stopped all firearms sales in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. When the gun rights community took them to the woodshed for the voluntary ban, the company claimed they were “reviewing their policies” Firearms sales would resume. Later. Soon. Then, without any fanfare, a notice appeared on their site saying they weren’t selling firearms. Now they’re claiming that they are selling firearms again next week. What’s more, they only shut down sales because the volume was too high. From CTD’s blog . . .
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.
I was born on a Tuesday. But not last Tuesday. Check this . . .
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.
So now Cheaper Than Dirt! IS selling ARs only they’re NOT selling ARs because they’re not available. As the Brits would say, pull the other one it’s got bells on it. Or, as we Yanks say, well, you know what we Yanks say.