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Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
January 27, 2010, 12:58 PM
There are some changes on the www.pennbullets.com website with the speciality bullets being put back into production. Check out the new PennBulletin on the site for more details. There will be other site updates coming in the next few weeks as well.

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Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 11:29 AM
There have now been some price changes as well on some of the .45 bullets with lower pricing to align their cost with other bullets in the line. Ther will be addtional updates to come on pricing and new bullets being added to the line so keep checking back.;)

Travis Two
February 5, 2010, 11:32 AM
Great news , some of my favorite bullets are in that group.

ljnowell
February 5, 2010, 12:28 PM
Just out of curiosity, I did some research on your company, as I am planning on a large bullet order soon. I found this:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=355312&page=2
Some of the posts are as recent as december. Have your business practices changed, staffing changed, or something? I am not attacking you, but I would like to know why someone should trust you over a reputable company with stellar feedback?

bds
February 5, 2010, 12:56 PM
ljnowell, I read the posts on the link. :eek::eek::eek:

Forums such as THR exist to reflect the actual business practices and actual experience with vendors/products so that other "consumer shooter/reloaders" can benefit in making their buying decisions.

If a company is experiencing extreme demand/supply problems and cannot fill customer orders within a reasonable timeframe, I fully expect a reasonable vendor to post this on their order page (how many weeks of wait, etc.) or gray-out the items until they are able to fill the orders in a timely manner.

We all have life's issues, but professional obligation is business of fulfilling your customers' needs.

I will withhold my order from Penn Bullets until I see significant positive THR comments - BUYER BEWARE!

On Dec 22nd I called and spoke with Bob Palermo @ Penn Bullets. I told him that my credit card had been charged $155.00 twelve days earlier and that I had not received the shipment yet and had he sent it? He said no and that he was awaiting the .41 mag run. I told him that waiting 9 months was a bit ridiculous for anything...but a baby! I asked him to cancel the order and issue a credit to my credit card. He said he would. It's now Dec 29th and no credit has been issued. Obviously I have contacted my credit card company to dispute the charge.

In fairness to Mr. Palermo, he claims the order was placed in May. According to my records, the order was placed in March with a followup call placed in May to check on the order at which time he said he'd split ship.....which of course he didn't.

I have no doubt that Penn makes a fine bullet. My purpose here is to simply present a heads up to those who might be getting themselves into a similar position by ordering from Penn.

Happy and Healthy 2010.

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 02:37 PM
I addressed some of these issues before but apparently nobody takes the time to read our site carefully with regard to orders and our procedures which are spelled out very clearly. This would include updates thru the PENNBULLETIN section of the site. Plus the fact that certain months are busier than others and that the panic that has been going on for the last 18 months is not over yet but seems to be improving. (of course every time I think I get a handle on this it comes back to bite me again)
THR and other forums only represent a small fraction of the number of people that reload and who are our customers, and as such, a few negative comments skew the image of the company.
To put this in perspective I'm sure most people have seen the cute GEICO commercials in which the CEO states that they have 18 million customers with an approval rating of 97%. Well do the math and 3 % represents 30,000 people who aren't happy with GEICO yet they proudly advertise that fact. If you read 30,000 bad reviews you wouldn't buy their insurance either.

I have been in this buisness for nearly 30 years with years of national exposure and as such our customer base is massive compared to others on this forum. I can tell you that from the thousands upon thousands of customers that we have that yes there are some that haven't been happy with our service and other problems associated with any small manufacturing company but that the total number of dissatisfied customers is less than 1% of our total volume and I'm very proud of that fact including the fact that we are now suppling bullets for international competitive use for the U.S. ARMY markmenship unit for their custom 9mm 1911 pistols.
No company over any period of time is ever going to be 100% all the time.
Add in the fact that hundreds of cast bullet manufacturers have closed their doors across the U.S. over the last few years and you might start to appreciate the problems that we face.

Lets take another example. Many have shopped for cast bullets with an eye torwards prices. Lets take two examples that are mentioned here on these forums. Oregon Trail aka Laser Cast and Missouri Bullets. Both have good reps yet Laser Cast are much more expensive than Missouri. Laser Cast has always been more expensive than my prices so one would think that after all this time they should be out of buisness with their prices. But they are not. They endure as does Meister bullets whose prices are higher than ours and the list could go on but the point is we all have a customer base that keeps us going.
Missouri is growing and has a good rep but I have read some negative comments about them as well on different forums. I have seen Brad try to address those issues as I continue to do here. He has outstanding speed of delivery service of which I wish I could duplicate but my processes here are different and as such take more time to produce the results that our customers demand.
If Missouri had my customer client base and the number of bullets that we offer then he would be writing this answer instead of me.
Eventually every operation has problems and we all try our best to resolve them and sometimes I don't get it right on the first attempt at getting a problem resolved but eventually I will get it right. That credit for 155.00 was processed. The problem as I noted on the PENNBULLETIN page was that I lost my hard drive on the computer and had to get a laptop to continue working which caused a delay.
Recently I have added more, much needed help and as such backorders are improving and current orders are going out faster and I have removed the suspension on the speciality bullets and are getting many of those bullets done as well.
Is there still a backlog and are you going to wait for an order still? The answer is still yes untill things return to pre-panic levels. BUT things are improving everyday. So while I cannot offer you perfection in all things I can offer it in some things and the number of satisfied users far outweigh those that aren't.

ljnowell
February 5, 2010, 02:53 PM
I addressed some of these issues before but apparently nobody takes the time to read our site carefully with regard to orders and our procedures which are spelled out very clearly. This would include updates thru the PENNBULLETIN section of the site. Plus the fact that certain months are busier than others and that the panic that has been going on for the last 18 months is not over yet but seems to be improving. (of course every time I think I get a handle on this it comes back to bite me again)


Sorry, I didnt think it was my responsibility to read your site to see if you have good customer service. I dont have a problem with your prices, they are higher than Missouri Bullet, but most others are too. I was just wondering about the outstanding complaints that are posted here, and what was done to fix those problems.

I wont go to a companies website to read about how the customer service has improved when I can read about the issues here, from fellow reloaders who are using those services.

BTW, I have yet to see anyone on any forum complain about waiting 9 months without communication, not getting product, or being charged and not recieving anything from Missouri Bullet on any forum. I have seen people complain about problems with orders, and Brad fix them.

What seems odd to me is that you had no problem ignoring those problems the entire time that thread has been here, but now you are ready to come and post advertisements and pretend like the other stuff never happened. I dont think I can trust a company that behaves that way.

MissouriBullet
February 5, 2010, 02:58 PM
BTW, I have yet to see anyone on any forum complain about waiting 9 months without communication, not getting product, or being charged and not recieving anything from Missouri Bullet on any forum.


That's because I'm waiting to do that to Walkalong when he finally places an order with us and I didn't want to spoil it by doing it early :-)

bds
February 5, 2010, 03:25 PM
Just my 2 cents ... If the THR members' business represent such a small percentage of your business, why not focus on your higher priority larger customers and let the smaller operators meet our "small fish" needs.

If many larger casters closed, perhaps, the added demand for hard cast bullets will keep the remaining small casters alive and keep them from going bankrupt.

I came to THR because many quality posters here have helped me from making mistakes they made while reloading and I intent to pass along information that might help others.

Solution to your THR member issues is quite simple. Focus on meeting your high priority larger customers needs first now. When you are able to provide smaller bullet orders (1000-5000) in a timely manner, set a reasonable delivery time frame on your website and offer a money-back guarantee/payment after delivery option to your customers. If you meet your published delivery performance promise, I am sure those experiences will be posted here on THR.

I believe in fairness and consumer protection.

In fact, I will gladly order a sample order after such measures are put in place (I was planning to order 1000 of mixed 9/40/45 bullets this weekend).

bds
February 5, 2010, 03:26 PM
MissouriBullet:
That's because I'm waiting to do that when Walkalong finally places an order with us and I didn't want to spoil it by doing it early

Is that another THR member perks you offer?

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 03:26 PM
To LJnowell, nobody asked you to read about customer service. I had an explanation on the sight that explained when and how orders would be handled and that comes with every automatic response when orders are placed. Every company I have ever dealt with tells its customers in some form or fashion how orders are handled and processed and we are no different in that regard. The .41 mag bullets are a low demand item and as explained on the site that some low demand bullets are run only once a year. So obviously 9 months was within the time frame that we had listed. The information is there to inform you. If you want to be blind and not read then don't complain when you don't get what you expect when its spelled out for you.
I get plenty of inquiries by phone and e- mail about the status of orders and I try to give realistic times on the deliveries. Sometimes that results in a cancellation but surprisingly more times than not it usually ends up that the customer ends up increasing the order to make sure he has enough untill the next run for that bullet. It's a strange buisness that I'm still surprised by some responses I get.

To BDS. The fact is I cater to all customers large and small. Small customers are what built this buisness in the first place and I'm not about to turn my back on them now. Some of these small customers have been with me from almost the begining. The nature of this buisness doesn't lend itself to always picking and choosing the type of customer one wishes to cater to. So don't wait to give us a try. I'm pretty sure you'll be pleased.
The fact of the matter is that despite what is happening now ours unfortunatly is an aging and shrinking industry that occasionally gets a shot in the arm from the rampant political scene but facts are facts and the youth of this country are NOT enetring and engaging in the shooting sports especially with the schools and their zero tolerance policies.
Take an informal survey yourself and talk to kids when you come across them and you will find a shocking concensus that most think guns are bad and if its not wrapped in the latest murder and mayhem video game then kids aren't interested. One only has to wonder why childhood obesity is at an all time high. when the CEO of WalMart says that hunting and fishing sales are down between 20-30% yet the video game market is one that they haven't seen peak yet then one starts to get some perspective. I did 30 gun shows a year in 4 states for 26 years and can tell you that you don't see a lot of young shooters in the crowds. Look at the average age of those in a gun show and you will see what I mean.
To Brad, too late, I'm pretty sure I already sold bullets to Walkalong but he may want to give yours a try.

bds
February 5, 2010, 03:46 PM
If you want to be blind and not read then don't complain when you don't get what you expect when its spelled out for you.

Even though you have it in writing somewhere else on your website, I think casting once a year and the extended wait time information should be right next to the order button since I believe most reloaders anticipate reasonable casting/processing time to be a few weeks, not several months.

As to your quoted statement above, right now there are over 100+ readers viewing this category (1000+ viewing THR overall), would you want your current/potential customers reading that?

IMHO.

bds
February 5, 2010, 04:02 PM
To BDS. The fact is I cater to all customers large and small. Small customers are what built this buisness in the first place and I'm not about to turn my back on them now. Some of these small customers have been with me from almost the begining. The nature of this buisness doesn't lend itself to always picking and choosing the type of customer one wishes to cater to. So don't wait to give us a try. I'm pretty sure you'll be pleased.
The fact of the matter is that despite what is happening now ours unfortunatly is an aging and shrinking industry that occasionally gets a shot in the arm from the rampant political scene but facts are facts and the youth of this country are NOT enetring and engaging in the shooting sports especially with the schools and their zero tolerance policies.
Take an informal survey yourself and talk to kids when you come across them and you will find a shocking concensus that most think guns are bad and if its not wrapped in the latest murder and mayhem video game then kids aren't interested. One only has to wonder why childhood obesity is at an all time high. when the CEO of WalMart says that hunting and fishing sales are down between 20-30% yet the video game market is one that they haven't seen peak yet then one starts to get some perspective. I did 30 gun shows a year in 4 states for 26 years and can tell you that you don't see a lot of young shooters in the crowds. Look at the average age of those in a gun show and you will see what I mean.


That statement does not address the customer service issue I posted:

If the THR members' business represent such a small percentage of your business, why not focus on your higher priority larger customers and let the smaller operators meet our "small fish" needs.

If many larger casters closed, perhaps, the added demand for hard cast bullets will keep the remaining small casters alive and keep them from going bankrupt.

I came to THR because many quality posters here have helped me from making mistakes they made while reloading and I intent to pass along information that might help others.

Solution to your THR member issues is quite simple. Focus on meeting your high priority larger customers needs first now. When you are able to provide smaller bullet orders (1000-5000) in a timely manner, set a reasonable delivery time frame on your website and offer a money-back guarantee/payment after delivery option to your customers. If you meet your published delivery performance promise, I am sure those experiences will be posted here on THR.

I believe in fairness and consumer protection.

bds
February 5, 2010, 04:03 PM
Duplicate

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 04:09 PM
Even though you have it in writing somewhere else on your website, I think casting once a year and the extended wait time information should be right next to the order button since I believe most reloaders anticipate reasonable casting/processing time to be a few weeks, not several months.

As to your quoted statement above, right now there are over 100+ readers viewing this category (1000+ viewing THR overall), would you want your current/potential customers reading that?

IMHO.
I have worked hard to provide by what many, many customers have said is one of the best and most informative web sites of it kind. I have done my part to put the information there and I can tell you once again that most of the customers that order from us read that information. The problem is that while a particular bullet may be a low demand item all it takes is one order or a group of orders to come in for that bullet and now it gets put into production instead of waiting. That just happened with the 38/55 bullet when One order came in for 5000 of them and it was put on the casting schedule and that order was filled along with any orders that were pending and any new orders that came in while they were in production or after from the extras that were run for inventory. so that 1 year time figure is not something set in stone but rather subject to outside conditions.
If you feel I did not address the customer service issue with my answer then sorry as I have no other way to answer you other than I cater to all small and large and will continue to do so. Your solution is not practical in this buisness. As to the money back gurantee after delivery that is on the site as well and has been one of our founding policies for 30 years.

bds
February 5, 2010, 04:22 PM
From your website: http://www.pennbullets.com/order-processing.htm


Normal Order Processing

When orders are placed securely online or by phone or at the gun show they are now in the process of being computerized to help the order processing system. This system will be developed over the next several months and will enhance our ability to serve you more efficiently.

ORDERS ARE GROUPED AND ARRANGED IN BATCHES AND NOT NECESSARILY IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED.

Credit card orders in the batch to be worked on are charged up front insuring that the order is valid. Groups of currently placed orders may be delayed before they are batched and charged depending on the volume of preceding orders that are currently pending completion.

As I go through the casting/lube sizing rotation of all the bullets the orders are filled. I do multiple styles of bullets of the same and different calibers at the same time doing multiple rotation cycles through the entire bullet line up which is quite extensive. Many bullets have been cast ahead waiting for orders to come in while others are done when the order is placed.

Orders that are comprised of different bullets or special requirements (custom sizing, black powder lube, special alloys for example) will take somewhat longer than single bullet type orders.

Some orders are split and bullets that are ready right away are shipped out while the balance of the order is worked on.

During this time period it is possible that your credit card statement may show the charge for the order but you have not received the order as of yet. This is normal.

DO NOT PROTEST OR QUESTION THE CHARGE WITH THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY as this results in a $25.00 inquiry fee which will be passed onto you the customer.

As demand for our products increase, the time to process orders increases as well. Most orders go out in 1-3 weeks or less. Others can be up to 5-6 weeks.

Demands during the months of January thru May are the highest and WILL result in some extended delays from our normal schedule. In addition certain specialty bullets that are low demand items may only be run once or twice a year; but those bullets will not be charged until I am ready to run them. If your order is mixed with regular production bullets and specialty bullets then your order will be split and the specialty bullets will be backordered and the backorder will be charged ONLY when I am ready to run and ship the backorder.

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about your order. When inquiring by e-mail please include your full name and a list of what bullets you have on order to facilitate a prompt reply

Phone calls take us away from our work adding to our delays.
I APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Thank you for letting me be of service to you, Bob Palermo/ President.

bds
February 5, 2010, 04:24 PM
certain specialty bullets that are low demand items may only be run once or twice a year; but those bullets will not be charged until I am ready to run them

So why was ljnowell's credit card charged? And if you run them, why weren't the bullets shipped?


As to the money back gurantee after delivery that is on the site as well and has been one of our founding policies for 30 years.

I believe he did ask you to reverse the credit card charges - wasn't he invoking the money back guarantee? Of course you can say he has to wait after delivery, but he never got the bullets. So the money back guarantee does not apply to your delay in delivery?

I just read through your website and really could not locate the money back guarantee statement. Shouldn't it be at the bottom of the Normal Order Processing page?

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 04:25 PM
That pretty much covers it. if you have any other questions then feel free to give me a call. 412-767-4670

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 04:29 PM
So why was ljnowell's credit card charged? And if you run them, why weren't the bullets shipped?



I believe he did ask you to reverse the credit card charges - wasn't he invoking the money back guarantee? Of course you can say he has to wait after delivery, but he never got the bullets. So the money back gurantee does not apply to your delay in delivery?
His order was charged up front as stated in the procedure and at that point it was valid order to be worked on and was put in process. His order would have been done in the time frame as outlined in the policy and then shipped but he opted to cancel and that was fine and the credit was issued. The money back gurantee refers to the product after recieved, not to a cancelled order that is issued a credit. I think at this point if there are any more questions I would be happy to give you a call or you can call me and discuss this further theres too much cross listing or responses that is getting confusing. Theres no need to carry this on any longer here.

bds
February 5, 2010, 04:36 PM
I agree. You got bullets to cast.

Phone calls take us away from our work adding to our delays.

MissouriBullet
February 5, 2010, 04:37 PM
To Brad, too late, I'm pretty sure I already sold bullets to Walkalong but he may want to give yours a try.

Drat! I guess that I'll have to keep on shipping bullets from stock, then.

Roccobro
February 5, 2010, 04:44 PM
LOL

Justin

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 04:49 PM
Drat! I guess that I'll have to keep on shipping bullets from stock, then.
Brad I wish you all the luck to keep growing. I know that may sound strange coming from a fellow caster but I want to retire in about 5 years and I figure you might just be ready to buy me out then so I can retire and go shooting.

MissouriBullet
February 5, 2010, 04:55 PM
Brad I wish you all the luck to keep growing. I know that may sound strange coming from a fellow caster but I want to retire in about 5 years and I figure you might just be ready to buy me out then so I can retire and go shooting.
Heck Bob, I'm already retired! I quit my day job last April, one that paid me $92k/year base salary plus bonuses so that I could do this full time and just relax and hang out.

I'm loving this retirement! In 5 years I am going to buy Canada so that we don't have to pay the $2250.00 annual ITAR fee to export to it.

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 04:59 PM
Heck Bob, I'm already retired! I quit my day job last April, one that paid me $92k/year base salary plus bonuses so that I could do this full time and just relax and hang out.

I'm loving this retirement! In 5 years I am going to buy Canada so that we don't have to pay the $2250.00 annual ITAR fee to export to it.
You picked a strange buisness to retire with. Oh well maybe I'll just retire with it too. Right now TGIF as its snowing to beat all out here right now . Might get 12 inches so that means it'll be time to call the snowplow.

MissouriBullet
February 5, 2010, 05:04 PM
You picked a strange buisness to retire with. Oh well maybe I'll just retire with it too. Right now TGIF as its snowing to beat all out here right now . Might get 12 inches so that means it'll be time to call the snowplow.
Snowing here, too, maybe 4 inches so far. Well, my wife would say 8 inches, but that's because I taught her how to measure length.

I wish I had a snowplow to call.

TheRodDoc
February 5, 2010, 05:10 PM
I have wondered why a bullet manufacture wouldn't make all the bullets he could of the type that is not available any where else. And stop production of the others that everyone else has in stock and show them unavailable for a time.

Such as the 45 colt. or any other cal. that is hard to get.

This would allow you to keep up on orders and send them right away with no wait for the bullets that are in most demand. Making customers very happy and most likely getting more customers in the long term. Then we all at least could get bullets we need when we want them from some source.
When caught up on the hard to find bullets work on the next popular cal. and etc.

Seems to me that your company would still be making the same profit as it did for you are still selling all the bullets you can make. Everyone would soon get to know if you can't find it any where you would have it. Then eventually they would just go to you first.

Just thinking out loud.

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 05:35 PM
I have wondered why a bullet manufacture wouldn't make all the bullets he could of the type that is not available any where else. And stop production of the others that everyone else has in stock and show them unavailable for a time.

Such as the 45 colt. or any other cal. that is hard to get.

This would allow you to keep up on orders and send them right away with no wait for the bullets that are in most demand. Making customers very happy and most likely getting more customers in the long term. Then we all at least could get bullets we need when we want them from some source.
When caught up on the hard to find bullets work on the next popular cal. and etc.

Seems to me that your company would still be making the same profit as it did for you are still selling all the bullets you can make. Everyone would soon get to know if you can't find it any where you would have it. Then eventually they would just go to you first.

Just thinking out loud.
I guess the way to look at this is what I call the popular bullets as being the bread and butter of the line. These are the bullets that are being used all the time year round and those bullets are what pay the bills, the employees and keeps the lights on as it were. .45s 9mms and 38s and 44s are the backbone of the buisness. Speciality bullets are what I like to call desert or icing on the cake and these bullets are also labor intensive and not as profitable to make as the regular bullets. Some companies just do one or the other. I was the only major mfg. to try and combine the two by offering the most extensive lineup of usefull bullets that I could. I do millions upon millions of .45 200 gr swcbb bullets every year. I may only do 10-20 thousand .41 mag bullets in that sametime frame and I am a person who personally loves the .41 mag but it doesn't pay the bills as it were.
Several of the bullets in the lineup are such bullets.
Now when there is no panic buying we can meet the needs of our customers in a timely fashion including speciality bullets but when demand overwhelms you then you have to make changes which is why I suspended the speciality bullets last year and some of those even longer than a year. But now many regular customers who have depended on those bullets have been patient and its not fair to ask them to wait any lomger so we put them back into production. I truly suspect that things will calm down now after the MA election and the seating of Senator Brown but only time will tell. Many new reloaders have come into the market as result of their not being able to get ammo so that will change the equation somewhat as well. Everyone thinks they have a solution to the problem but the fact is I have tried evrything under the sun and kicked up production from 11 million to 16 million this past year and its still not enough when theres orders for 20 million. I'll just kepp doing my best and hope it all shakes out in the end.

ljnowell
February 5, 2010, 05:57 PM
To LJnowell, nobody asked you to read about customer service. I had an explanation on the sight that explained when and how orders would be handled and that comes with every automatic response when orders are placed. Every company I have ever dealt with tells its customers in some form or fashion how orders are handled and processed and we are no different in that regard. The .41 mag bullets are a low demand item and as explained on the site that some low demand bullets are run only once a year. So obviously 9 months was within the time frame that we had listed. The information is there to inform you. If you want to be blind and not read then don't complain when you don't get what you expect when its spelled out for you.
I get plenty of inquiries by phone and e- mail about the status of orders and I try to give realistic times on the deliveries. Sometimes that results in a cancellation but surprisingly more times than not it usually ends up that the customer ends up increasing the order to make sure he has enough untill the next run for that bullet. It's a strange buisness that I'm still surprised by some responses I get.


To set the record strait, for everyone in this thread, I have never ordered bullets from PennBullets, and from the attitude of the owner in this thread I can honestly say that he is the best advertisement Missouri Bullets could ever ask for!

Let me just be blunt about it, because asking nicely only got insults about my reading ability from someone who is here asking for customers. Did you ever refund the money to any of those people that were charged and never recieved bullets? What about the people who ordered "bread and butter" bullets and were told six weeks, then 12, then whatever else came next? Did you ever try to make good on any of those orders?

Do you think that you provided good customer service because you put a page on your website that says "we are more interested in making bullets that make more money, so be patient and we will get your bullets to you when we damn well feel like it."

Sorry, but your business practice is bad, you provided poor customer service, you never addressed those problems from other threads here, and then you pretend like it never happened and come here to advertise your new products. I guess business is slowing down so you need "little fish" again, huh?

I just brought it up so that people would know what they were getting into ordering, and your attitude about proves it.

Otto
February 5, 2010, 05:58 PM
I have a suggestion, stop charging peoples credit cards when you don't have a product to sell.

Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets
February 5, 2010, 10:22 PM
To Ljnowell : Its late and I was trying to answer a lot of inquiries almost in real time and things got a little confusing and BDS had inquired about how I handled a refund issue for you and you are quite correct in that you had not ordered from us.
Its a bit disheartning when I see the same old issue being brought up again despite my having tried to answer it several times before when all I was trying to do was just bring attention to some changes on the site about availablity of some bullets that others on these forums had been inquiring about. Strange that nobody wants to point to the favorable threads reporting their satisfaction with our service and product and there are many of those on several forums including this one. One only has to look at the long list of favorable comments that still come in on our website.
The answer to your question is that any order that was charged got their bullets or a refund if that is what they prefered.
A percentage of orders were NEVER charged or filled due to issues with the orders and in those cases we tried to resolve those issues when possible.
Making a profit or choosing a course that maximises those profits is not bad buisness but smart buisness that insures the surviablity of the buisness.
Some bullets that were in our line never recouped the cost of bringing them to market and those bullets were dropped from the line but that still doesn't prevent me from still trying to bring new bullets to the lineup and I will continue to do so.
Many operations that were larger than ours had folded under intense market conditions (anyone remember National Bullet and Northeast and Carrols bullets just to mention a few?)
If my attitude seemed offensive I did not mean for that to come across that way as I was just tyring to explain how things work here.

Art Eatman
February 5, 2010, 11:37 PM
Enough. Take it to Email or PM.

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