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Biggest ripoff in the UK?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by brookesssy, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. brookesssy

    brookesssy Donator

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    Hello All, I went into my local tackle shop because they sell a few cleaning kits and a couple of pellets. I wanted to see how much they were instead of buying online (postage boosts price up massively as you all know). They only had some pretty mickey mouse pellets in there. Including milbro caledonians. I know for a fact that the RRP of these do a job pellets is £4.99. These ripoff merchants are charging....


    ....£12.99. THIRTEEN POUNDS!

    Can anyone beat that con?
     
  2. peteb823

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    I can not beat that :eek: shocking , did you buy any then lol ?
     
  3. Gizza22196

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    id want a big box full with about 50 tins in for that price! they would make some good catapult ammo ;)
     
  4. theobencarbine88

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    I once bought 500? thunderbolts for £9.99 in my local RFD..bit of a rip off lol. The guy said they were the best pellets he's ever tried & that they were the ultimate hunting pellet blah blah blah. I sold them on ebay for about a fiver a week later after trying to get them into my BSA barrels. I would rather have paid £13 for some pellets i could at least use!
     
  5. brookesssy

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    Its a small town, I didn't want to upset anyone or make a scene. I might have to go in there when I am desperate for something one day! It is right by the Junction Pool on the Tweed so they rip fishermen off a treat and obviously think they can do the same with shooters! I bought a tin of the Caledonians 10 years ago and paid £4.70. For them to have only gone up by 30p in 10 years is pretty impressive considering the price of lead has gone up 300%!
     
  6. Whiskey500

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    Those Milbro's are probably that price for a reason you know!

    One pound for every year they have been sitting on the shelf!.........
     
  7. Whiskey500

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    While we are on the subject, Lead is set to go price soaring crazy in the next 10 years as massive quantities of lead will be required for the manufacturing of electric car batteries... Whatch that space unless your in your late 70's.

    But do not despare as there are and will be many other alloys to compensate the loss or massive cost of lead, such as zink, maybe sussex sabo's will come back in fasion / to manufacture.
     
  8. brookesssy

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    Its mad how expensive it is. To put skew stones on a new property You have to put £700 worth of lead into it! Don't make me turn this into a rant about the local planners insisting on stupid things! What about the copper point pellets? Are they a good bet? (not that copper isn't going for a fortune these days too!)
     
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    I found some Caledonians earlier, Tried three in my t10 and got literally one at the top of a piece of a4 paper one at the bottom and one in the middle...Good luck hitting,well anything with them! :eek:
     
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    the way things are going (£) ill be picking my nose and sticking that in the barrel........ could be deadly... you never know!
     
  11. theobencarbine88

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    I have a 7KG lump of lead sitting in my shed... maybe in 10 years it will be like having a gold nugget lol
     
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    Yes I pay £250 a year for the congestion charge because I live in the zone regardless if I drive or not................... that's a lot of pellets, or half a service at daystate....
     
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    That's crap mate, bloody government!
     
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    Hehe vintage ! ;)
     
  15. scottie

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    we wll be all making are own pellets soon
    12 quid a tin allmost for air arms at some shops.
     
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    i think the admin is bored... keeps deleting my posts for NO reason...:down:
     
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    £11.50 for a tin of .177 superdomes at a well known shooting club in Markyate...

    £4.75 online.
     
  18. Ianhw77k

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    My HW77 doesn't mind Caledonians, mind you I wouldn't actually use them or buy them any more but they were the first pellets I bought for plinking when I got the gun. I actually shot my first rabbit with one:eek:
     

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