You should take anecdotal evidence with a hefty heaping of salt but still.
Ho! Ho! Ruh Roh!
Two of the wholesalers I have accounts with for “soft goods” like gear, clothing and accessories sent out emails about two hours apart today. Both warned of significant price increases coming down in the next couple of weeks. Both cited the supply chain disruptions. While prices continue to plummet from firearms wholesalers and availability is awesome, soft goods prices are headed up.
It is not a coincidence. Firearms are mostly made in the U.S. while the soft goods are almost exclusively made in Asia. The supply lines from Illinois, Wyoming, South Carolina, etc are fine and dandy for guns but apparently lots of tacticool gear is trapped on supply ships or hasn’t even left the country of origin yet.
That bodes ominously for the winter and accompanying “holiday” season. It is a solid bet that we will see popular items rapidly sold out and that will have a cascading effect on other items with panic buying setting in. I am already seeing staple items like, of course, toilet paper and bottled water with frequent outages and the word is that prices on those household staples are going to climb steadily.
Winter is coming kids.