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Ammo cans - anyone interested in a bulk order?
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How many ammo cans would you be interested in purchasing?
None, too expensive
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Dragonfreys



Joined: 12 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Jun 25, 2007 2:49 am    Post subject: Ammo cans - anyone interested in a bulk order? Reply with quote

Dragonfreys wrote:

Speaking of ammo cans the fellow in Westbourne Army Surplus has them by the hundreds on pallets and we may be able to negotiate some kind of deal. Is that something the MBGA would be interested in pursuing? Who's our best wheeler dealer? Perhaps we can get them directly from military surplus auction in Shilo or Winnipeg? Question


I spoke with the fellow who runs Westbourne Army Surplus this afternoon and he says he has 4000 50 cal ammo cans (approximately 4 L in size). He normally sells them for $10 a piece but if we bulk purchase 100 cans he's willing to drop the price to $8/can or 200 cans we can get for $7/can.

Next we need to decide if this is something the MBGA can do for it's community. It would help to know if there is much of a demand for these ammo cans in our community. Please respond to the attached poll to see if this something worth doing. I would be willing to paint them and stencil 'Official Geocache' for an extra dollar to the MBGA.
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slippery_1



Joined: 23 Apr 2006
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Jun 27, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh sure,
Just when I figure I'm done my buying you go and get anotehr great deal!
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I'm in for at least 5 perhaps more, and I can do my own stenciling as well...cause I have a special project in mind for when I do my next cache...sly grins...nope grnbrg you can't get any hints. Twisted Evil
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Dragonfreys



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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject: 41 cans so far Reply with quote

As of this morning it looks like we are at just over 40 cans for 11 teams.

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Dragonfreys



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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Enough interest Reply with quote

Well we are up to 48 cans for 13 teams so most aren't looking for that many at a time. I will discuss this with the MBGA executive to see if this is something that we can do for this level of interest.

Thanks for participating.
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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Enough interest Reply with quote

Dragonfreys wrote:
Well we are up to 48 cans for 13 teams so most aren't looking for that many at a time. I will discuss this with the MBGA executive to see if this is something that we can do for this level of interest.

Thanks for participating.


Someone might also want to check in at United Army Surplus when they re-open for their stock liquidation. Or contact the creditors, or something.

If we offer to buy all their cans in a lot, we might get a good deal...


grnbrg.

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JayPeg



Joined: 02 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2007 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found out that Army Surplus is starting their sale today at noon.
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MBeans



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i picked up a couple of ammo cans. They were only 20% off United Army's regular price. Which means they are the same price as at Princess Auto. If you wait until later in the week, they will likely have bigger discounts.
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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 03, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of today (Friday, August 3), United Army Surplus only had 2 50-cal ammo boxes left that I could see. Prices are still only 20% off. It seems that S.I.R. purchased their inventory and is running the sale. I would also guess that they took the best items to sell for regular price at their store.

For now, it seems that most things are overpriced, so the 20% discount just brings it down to a reasonable price. Well, except for the Garmin Geko 301s they had listed at (are you sitting down?) ... $849.99! Even with the 20% discount that's still about 3 times the price it should be.
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 05, 2007 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one of those ammo cans on the day the sale started. When I was there, there was about 8 or so left. Sucks that the place went under though :{

EDIT: And yeah, I saw the price of those Geko's too. I figured it HAS to be a typo of some sort on the price tags. I figured one of the three numbers didn't belong in there, and it was one of those GPS systems that are under a hundred bucks maybe... but from what you describe, that's also inaccurate. Man... someone screwed up good on that. I wonder if they sold ANY Razz

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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2007 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MBGA has 30 regular sized ammo boxes in stock selling for $10 each.



If you’d like to purchase an ammo box, please send a message to MBGA Gear. The ammo boxes will also be available for purchase at MBGA hosted events.

Thanks DragonFreys for loading up your wagon at Westbourne Army Surplus Smile

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Dragonfreys



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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject: There were a few cans in the pile Reply with quote

Slippery had a good idea. Pick one of the cans in this pile as a cache.



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slippery_1



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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any you all said nothing good could come from living in the north...
Dragonfrey's admits that good ideas come from the north now... Twisted Evil
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FoodNinja



Joined: 28 Jun 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Sep 26, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to get one at the next event.. Will peter become the Traveling Cache salesman?
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Peter and Gloria



Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2007 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, TurdleEggs has the pleasure of storing our supply of Ammo Cans.
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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2007 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone’s looking for an ammo box I’ll be bringing a few with me to MBGA Pub Nite: When Irish Eyes Are Caching. Come find me if you’d like one!
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