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GI MRE's on Civilian Market

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:44 pm
by DangerousDave
Can't say what the future holds, but during the first term of the Clinton administration, the availability of GI cases of MRE's really dried up. There was nothing down around Bragg, Lee, etc. Nothing at gunshows. It seemed to get better in Clintons' 2nd term, probably because the huge change in Congress from 1996. I guess time will tell. We'll hope for the best. :|

Re: GI MRE's on Civilian Market

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:42 pm
by Treesuit
DD,

Yeah now that you mentioned it, there was that time during Slick Willie's first term that the sale of regular military MRE's was pretty low. Didn't see to much change during the second term. With this new president it might change again, who knows. Where I'm at I haven't seen a slow down on MRE's. Probably because there's two wars going on. That and lots of units constantly going on field exercises.

Re: GI MRE's on Civilian Market

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:09 pm
by waldorfTM
You guys should try and get them here in Canada. :roll:

Your country is a festival of rations compared to ours.

Re: GI MRE's on Civilian Market

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:16 pm
by housil
DangerousDave wrote: We'll hope for the best. :|
I hope that doesn´t have to mean lots of more war... :cry:

Re: GI MRE's on Civilian Market

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:41 pm
by DangerousDave
You said it, Treesuit. I have a feeling that the ARTEPS are going to dry up also. No ARTEPS, NO leftover CASE A's and B's. :wink: :|

Re: GI MRE's on Civilian Market

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:19 am
by Hardtack
It seems like the market shifted from the street to the internet. I remember in the late 80's that loose or cased mre's could often be found at gunshows or surplus stores. Now the best place seems to be Ebay. Theres only 2 guys at my local gunshow who usually have mre's and they want $60 a case firm for '08-'09 inspection dates. I wish Ebay wasn't so competitive.

Re: GI MRE's on Civilian Market

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:59 pm
by kman
That $60/case isn't too bad considering you don't have to pay for shipping. Sure, $40 would be nicer but if they're current MREs, I'd consider it.

We have a local gun show coming up in a couple of months so I'll have to check out the MRE situation there.