LAX Parking Lot Sale! ...or Scam?

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  1. str8aim

    str8aim XDTalk Member

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    Yesterday, I attended the LAX Firing Range quarterly "Parking lot Ammo sale".
    After, receiving email marketing, stating the sales would be their "BEST prices" etc etc
    Friday night, I called 12 hours prior to the "SALE" and was quoted a price of $240.00 for 1,000 rounds of 9mm, tax included but was told ammo would be cheaper at the parking lot sale. (Jan 18 2013)

    I decided to get there 2 hours early at 7am Saturaday morning, already a huge line has formed and stood in line for 4 hours with my girlfriend to get a "good deal" on some LAX Re-loaded 9mm.

    I finally get into the buying area at LAX "parking lot sale" and 1,000 rounds of re-loaded 9mm is just $219.99.

    I saved $20, yeah its not huge but still a nice way for LAX to show customer appreciation for those of use who buy in bulk and are loyal with their business.

    EXCEPT..they charged me CA sales tax @ 9.5%.
    So that 219.99 turned into $240.89.


    Which is $0.89 MORE than their regular every day out the door price.

    I went inside the LAX Firing range store, where there was no line and was told.."Sorry, they did not make a mistake in charging you tax" Followed by "Hey, I don't set the prices".

    Personally, I feel LAX Ammo took advantage loyal customers and the current political gun control debate/ammo shortage to make a buck and I felt pretty disgusted by it. Pretty sure, that is the last time I ll ever spend money with LAX again.

    Anyone else, have experience good or bad with LAX Ammo/Firing range pricing/sales?



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  2. GT Jon

    GT Jon XDTalk 10K Member

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    Well that sucks, you got to pay more for the privilege of standing around for 4 hours of your life. Not cool.
     
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    fredj338 XDTalk 10K Member

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    What, you thought they weren't going to charge you sales tax? Order on line, screw the state tax collectors.
     
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    Even if you had saved yourself $20... 4 hours to me is worth much more than $20. Sorry that you got screwed so hard.
     
  5. XDM9CWA

    XDM9CWA XDTalk 100 Member

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    well at least you gut to buy some ammo... some parts of the country, there are none to be had...
     
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    Wait..what!?

    Don't blame LAX for your states f'kd up sales tax man...they HAVE to charge that!
     
  7. GT Jon

    GT Jon XDTalk 10K Member

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    Actually they can discount the ammo and say they're not charging tax. There's ways to work it. It just sounded dishonest to do it the way they did.
     
  8. js12278

    js12278 XDTalk 4K Member

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    That would be called GROSSING UP. Just pay your sales tax. In some situations you can deduct sales tax from your federal taxes.
     
  9. fredj338

    fredj338 XDTalk 10K Member

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    I am pretty sure Regan took that away from consumers way back. Some businesses maybe, but not the rest of us.
     
  10. Groo

    Groo XDTalk 10K Member

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    but aren't we all professional "operators" here?
     
  11. js12278

    js12278 XDTalk 4K Member

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    I was just doing my taxes and It does a comparison for deducting sales tax paid. I had an estimate for $890 versus a different deduction...not sure right now. So again in some situations you can deduct sales tax. I am sure there is criteria to meet. such as being a percentage of agi.

    Even so, paying a sales tax is not all that bad. It is usually for local use. That is really where you want the money to go.
     
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    I don't want any tax money to go to pols that will not control spending!

    don
     
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    A friend went there and the every day price of 240.00 they had to charge tax on too. I am not sure how you think that they wouldn't charge tax daily but they would in a parking lot sale...
     

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