BBB Logo

Better Business Bureau ®
Start With Trust®

BBB Business Review

This Business is not BBB accredited


Additional Locations

Fax: (817) 625-9725 View Additional Phone Numbers 2524 NE LOOP 820, FORT WORTH, TX 76106

BBB Business Reviews may not be reproduced for sales or promotional purposes.


According to the business website, Cheaper Than Dirt! is "America's Ultimate Shooting Sports Discounter."  The business sells firearms, ammunition, gun parts, scopes, hunting supplies, clothes, etc. on its website 

BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for CHEAPER THAN DIRT include:

  • 88 complaints filed against business
  • 1 complaint filed against business that was not resolved
  • Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints

Factors that raised the rating for CHEAPER THAN DIRT include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Response to 88 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

88 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 27 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 47
Billing/Collection Issues 6
Delivery Issues 19
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 16
Total Closed Complaints 88

Additional Complaint Information

BBB files indicate Cheaper Than Dirt has a pattern of complaints concerning website and catalog advertising issues, product issues, and customer service issues.

Website complaints allege pricing information contained on the business website and in the product catalog are inaccurate, misleading, and or not honored.  Complaints allege products are purchased based on the advertised description and specifications. Once the order is received, there are necessary parts missing from the shipment.  The business responded they were out of stock and offered a refund.  Complaints allege products ordered based on the advertised picture and description are not received but replaced with a different product not ordered.  The business responded by stating a mistake was made on their website and corrected the website to reflect the right product.  Complaints also allege products were purchased online based on the website advertised price were later notified the desired product and price was no longer available and the website had not been updated.  However, the same product was available at a higher price.  The business offered to honor the lower price.

Catalog complaints allege product prices advertised in the catalog are not honored despite the catalog being the current version.  The business responded the catalog price was no longer available and catalogs are printed months in advance and are subject to change at anytime.  However, the business have offered a "one time courtesy."  The business has also stated, "Cheaper Than Dirt is not bound by errors in prices, pictures, or descriptions in our catalog." 

Some complaints allege ordering specific products from the business only to receive a completely different product.    The business responded by apologizing for the inconvenience, replacing the product or supporting their no refund policy as it applies to specific products. 

Customer Service
Some complaints allege difficulty getting orders corrected once placed.  The business has responded by stating, "Cheaper Than Dirt does not allow orders to be modified or terminated after they are placed.  The is a very small window of opportunity before an order is transmitted to the drop ship warehouse for processing and they cannot contact that drop shipper to change or cancel an order."

Cheaper Than Dirt has been responsive to consumer complaints.  The business website states, "No Hassle Return Policy - If you're not satisfied with  your order, you may return most items within 90 days of purchase to receive a refund, credit or replacement.  Firearms, Ammunition, and Food are not returnable or refundable; all sales are final."

The Better Business Bureau has sent certified correspondence to Cheaper Than Dirt requesting their voluntary cooperation in eliminating the pattern of customer complaint. BBB will update this aspect of the Business Review once additional information becomes available.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

3 Customer Reviews on CHEAPER THAN DIRT
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 3
Total Customer Reviews 3

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 01, 1991 Business started: 09/20/1993 in 0 Business started locally: 09/20/1993
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. PAULA HANSBERRY
Business Category


Alternate Business Names
Additional Information

The business website states " is a catalog company and online retailer only. CTD Outdoor Adventures is a separate company with a retail store located in North Fort Worth, Texas. CTD Outdoor Adventures carries many of the same products (those products where the part number starts with a letter) as"


What is a BBB Business Review?

We offer free reviews on businesses that include background, licensing, consumer experience and other information such as governmental actions that is known to BBB. These reviews are provided for businesses that are BBB accredited and also for businesses that are not BBB accredited.


About BBB Business Review Content & Services:

Some Better Business Bureaus offer additional content & services in BBB Business Reviews.
The additional content & services are typically regional in nature or, in some cases, a new product or service that is being tested prior to a more general release.
Not all enhanced content & services are available at all Better Business Bureaus.

Professional AffiliationsX

Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.


BBB Complaint Process

Your complaint will be forwarded to the business within two business days. The business will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the business's response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.


What is BBB Advertising Review?

BBB promotes truth in advertising by contacting advertisers whose claims conflict with the BBB Code of Advertising. These claims come to our attention from our internal review of advertising, consumer complaints and competitor challenges. BBB asks advertisers to prove their claims, change ads to make offers more clear to consumers, and remove misleading or deceptive statements.


What government actions does BBB report on?

BBB reports on known significant government actions involving business' marketplace conduct.


Thank you for your feedback!

Help us improve by taking our survey.


BBB Reporting Policy

As a matter of policy, BBB does not endorse any product, service or business.

BBB Business Reviews are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Business Review is believed reliable but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

BBB business Reviews generally cover a three-year reporting period. BBB Business Reviews are subject to change at any time.


Additional Phone Numbers

Find a LocationX

  Change Location
Show Only Accredited Locations