Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Discussions about US MREs and other US rations
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rareauldmealtimes
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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by rareauldmealtimes » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:24 pm

It's nuts out there!!! My jaw is dropping each day with the prices.

I have been watching this situation since late January and finally pulled the trigger to get some new cases of MREs for "in case". Went to the local surplus store (the only REAL one left in my area) and they had about a pallet worth left of A&Bs and said they were selling like hot cakes! That was about 4 weeks ago now... $90 dollars a case, which was $10 more than they normally charged (2021 isp dates). So, all things considered I feel lucky now. It's hard to fathom the market at the moment.

I'd like to mention, if you like US MREs the XMRE is a US commercial brand that is basically the same as genuine. Although my crackers and peanuts were from a NEX-XOS not sure if that producer has products in genuine. The main, dessert and drink mix were for sure the exact same.

Crazy times all!

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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by Eddo36 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:40 am

The sellers are all auctioning it now.

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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by sag45 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:39 pm

Crazy for sure. 1 oz lysol travel spray $12.00 $ 6.00 roll toliet paper. I bought case of 2017 MRE in Oct for $ 50.00 even. Same surplus place now selling for $ 149.00. Sellers on Amazon and EBAY = pure greed!
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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by VPE819 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:55 pm


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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by sag45 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:10 pm

WOW! Probably comes with 1/3 oz. gold foiled t.p./napkin Went to Walmart. Were issuing one 6 pack toilet paper ( t.p. ) $6.23 per customer. Finally able to get some. Ammo shelves looking low from 2 days ago. All Mountain House meals sold out. It will be many weeks before any lysol or hand sanitizer will be avail.
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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by Eddo36 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:06 am

I know the reason why MREs are so expensive now, it's because of the toilet paper packet inside.

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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by DangerousDave » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:10 pm

yea, E-Bitch wranglers doing that, but, depending on where somebody is located, near a CONUS, lots to be had. I have 18 cases dated Inspect '21-'22. Near Ft. Lee, only 1 C-virus on Post, stupid-ass from Cowabunga National Guard, at least he ID'ed himself, now locked up. 8) 8)
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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by ViperGTS » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:39 pm

I have a vomlette listed for $2500, if anybody wants it
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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by Cookoff013 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:10 am

cant wait for it to calm down to normal. prices here UK, have doubled for MRE (us).

cant say i`m overly impressed.
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Re: Price Gouging Due to COVID-19

Post by ViperGTS » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:03 pm

Eddo36 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:06 am
I know the reason why MREs are so expensive now, it's because of the toilet paper packet inside.
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