Price Surge on US MRE Cases

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needmorechicken
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Price Surge on US MRE Cases

Post by needmorechicken » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:49 pm

I've been more interested in internationl rations lately but I won't pass up a great deal on a case of US MREs if I see one here and there. After browsing eBay for a short while I noticed they're even more expensive, like they were at the start of the pandemic.. but just a few months ago I was seeing cases for $80-90 again regularly. So I checked Amazon as a baseline and was slightly appalled by what I saw.

I can only speculate as to the reason for the sudden surge but here is a graph of MRE case prices over the last three months on one popular Amazon listing alone... Let me know your thoughts.

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Re: Price Surge on US MRE Cases

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:42 am

There still ought to be ones for $100 to be found. It's within 2 years that gets costly- soon 2019 cases should be getting cheaper, thank god
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Re: Price Surge on US MRE Cases

Post by Militaryration_guy » Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:49 am

needmorechicken wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:49 pm
I've been more interested in internationl rations lately but I won't pass up a great deal on a case of US MREs if I see one here and there. After browsing eBay for a short while I noticed they're even more expensive, like they were at the start of the pandemic.. but just a few months ago I was seeing cases for $80-90 again regularly. So I checked Amazon as a baseline and was slightly appalled by what I saw.

I can only speculate as to the reason for the sudden surge but here is a graph of MRE case prices over the last three months on one popular Amazon listing alone... Let me know your thoughts.

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80-90 bucks regularly online is only a shadow of when I got cases of 2016 and 2017s for 35 bucks a case and individual MREs for 4-5 bucks a piece at gun shows from 2017 to early 2020 but now I rarely find those Sopacko reduced sodium MRE cases in general but when I do, they're always 25 to 30 bucks a case and 7 per indvidual.
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Re: Price Surge on US MRE Cases

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:15 pm

needmorechicken wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:49 pm
I've been more interested in internationl rations lately but I won't pass up a great deal on a case of US MREs if I see one here and there. After browsing eBay for a short while I noticed they're even more expensive, like they were at the start of the pandemic.. but just a few months ago I was seeing cases for $80-90 again regularly. So I checked Amazon as a baseline and was slightly appalled by what I saw.

I can only speculate as to the reason for the sudden surge but here is a graph of MRE case prices over the last three months on one popular Amazon listing alone... Let me know your thoughts.

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oh, I see the problem; Amazon. Never buy rations from Amazon, they're greedy. Buy a case from eBay.
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Re: Price Surge on US MRE Cases

Post by koreyyy1 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:53 pm

GunnarTheFeisty wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:15 pm
needmorechicken wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:49 pm
I've been more interested in internationl rations lately but I won't pass up a great deal on a case of US MREs if I see one here and there. After browsing eBay for a short while I noticed they're even more expensive, like they were at the start of the pandemic.. but just a few months ago I was seeing cases for $80-90 again regularly. So I checked Amazon as a baseline and was slightly appalled by what I saw.

I can only speculate as to the reason for the sudden surge but here is a graph of MRE case prices over the last three months on one popular Amazon listing alone... Let me know your thoughts.

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oh, I see the problem; Amazon. Never buy rations from Amazon, they're greedy. Buy a case from eBay.
Ive lost the image but on UK Ebay there was a single Case B for £756
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