Delay's with Midway?


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mcdonl
February 28, 2011, 10:08 PM
Has anyone else noticed any delays in ordering from Midway lately? I have been noticing that they still send a confirmation email immediately, and list the item as "shipped" but it has been on average 36 hours for my last three orders before they actually leave their facility.

They still do a good job, but they are starting to not be able to deliver in the same week when orders are placed on Sunday.

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jerkface11
February 28, 2011, 10:37 PM
I ordered a scope and mount from them last Monday and had it Friday.

Toforo
February 28, 2011, 10:50 PM
Has anyone else noticed any delays in ordering from Midway lately

Just a little one - when I call and place an order, it's taking nearly TEN minutes before I can drive over and get it - SHEEEESH - if I had to pay shipping instead of driving those two miles..... well, I tell'ya I'd think TWICE about it ! ! !


:cuss:

Vyacheslav
February 28, 2011, 11:21 PM
i noticed there is a slight delay between when i see the price and when my cursor makes it to the x at the top of the screen, lol

DoubleTapDrew
February 28, 2011, 11:30 PM
Well I placed an order at 4pm PST today and Larry Potterfield was kind enough to immediately send me an emaiil saying he received my order, but as of 8pm I didn't get an email yet saying it has shipped! What the heck, the brown truck is supposed to be waiting in their parking lot???

Old krow
February 28, 2011, 11:32 PM
Has anyone else noticed any delays in ordering from Midway lately?
I just got an order in that I place last Tuesday. I did it Tuesday night, it shipped Wednesday and I got it this afternoon. The only difference that I noticed was that USPS was about a day or two behind UPS.

winchester1886
March 1, 2011, 12:09 AM
I order from Midway and MidSouth but I' going to try and see if I can order my items from a local gunstore because the shipping from Midway and MidSouth is just to costly. Ups rates are out of sight.

nwilliams
March 1, 2011, 12:17 AM
I order from Midway all the time and have always been impressed with the speed in which they process and ship. I ordered some grips on Saturday and I this morning (Monday) I got the confirmation letting me know that the items were shipped.

SGW42
March 1, 2011, 12:21 AM
Love Midway but they seem to not be able to keep what I want in stock lately. I save everything in my cart and check back in when they say out of stock items will be back in stock. Turns out they got thoseitems in stock but several other items are now out of stock. Uhg. It's vaguely important to me to get everything in one shipment. I gave up and went to Natchez for this one order.

lexjj
March 1, 2011, 01:33 AM
If there are in fact recent delays, they might have something to do with the weather.

mcdonl
March 1, 2011, 06:14 AM
Lexjj, I know for a fact one of the delays was due to the weather. No big deal, they still have great prices and once they ship it is fast but they last three orders they have not shipped withing 36 hours of the order.

But, they are still my favorite place to do business.

bbuddtec
March 1, 2011, 06:22 AM
Yep, there's a run on certain items lately... AR stuff, I know, waited 2 mo for magpul handguards (rifle), but worth it... usually I can't find it anywhere else in stock either, whatever I'm lookin for. If I can, search is over, price depending of course :)

Saragosa
March 1, 2011, 07:37 AM
I just ordered some extensions for G26 mags from Midway and received them within 3 days. My problem is with Bud's. Ridiculous shipping charges and weeks to receive items that are listed in stock.

hirundo82
March 1, 2011, 08:46 AM
Placed an order with Midway on Sunday, and UPS says they picked it up at 1AM this morning (Tuesday).

Shipping does seem to have become more expensive recently, but that's to be expected with the spike in oil prices.

joeq
March 1, 2011, 09:24 AM
I haven't noticed any difference from Midway. I've been happy with the ship time.

Arkansas Paul
March 1, 2011, 10:07 AM
I know what you're talking about mcdonl.
Used to, I'd place an order and immediately get a confirmation email, and generally I'd get another the same day saying it had shipped. I still get the confirmation immediately, but it's been a day or two before getting the one saying it's been shipped. I'll still do business there, because their shipping is still pretty fast, but I have noticed a difference lately.

TexasRifleman
March 1, 2011, 11:12 AM
Other than their annoyingly slow website my orders seem to be going at their usual full speed.

mcdonl
March 1, 2011, 11:14 AM
Thanks all, I guess it is a sign of the times!

Walkalong
March 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Other than their annoyingly slow website my orders seem to be going at their usual full speed.Amen!

TonyAngel
March 1, 2011, 11:35 AM
I used to buy my bullets from Midway. I could order on Monday morning and my order would get to me on that Wednesday. Likewise, I could place an order for something on Wednesday and get it by Friday. That was just the way it worked out for me where I am.

Lately, it seems that an order placed on Monday won't make it to me until Friday and if the order is placed on Tuesday or Wednesday, odds are that I won't get it until the next Monday. It's not bad, but not as fast as it used to be.

Lately, if I need something fast, I'll either order it from MidSouth or take the hour drive to Cabelas. If waiting is no big deal, I'll just order what I need from Powder Valley and take adavantage of the prices.

DoubleTapDrew
March 1, 2011, 11:42 AM
According to their website my order submitted yesterday at 6pm was shipped at 9:51pm.
I'm sure it actually didn't go out then but the tracking # was produced and it'll hopefully go on the brown truck today.

Uteridge
March 1, 2011, 11:45 AM
Mid-Missouri is dealing with a lot of snow right now and that does have an effect. Other than that I haven't heard anything about problems with Midway shipping. Generally everything ordered from Midway gets pulled the same day unless you shoot in your order too close to the end of the work day, then your order gets sent to the shipping line to be pulled the next morning.

rstull85
March 1, 2011, 11:51 AM
I just started ordering stuff with Midway and so far my only complaint is how much stuff is back ordered. I tried to order a DPMS sportical upper but it kept getting pushed back. Granted that is an issue with DPMS and not Midway. I did order a different DPMS upper last Thursday and according to UPS it will be here today and my order from Saturday should be here tomorrow.

Kristensdaddy
March 1, 2011, 11:54 AM
Ordered parts for a loader last Friday afternoon. They were just delivered by the USPS about 10am this Tuesday. Don't know how it could have been any faster.

birddog
March 1, 2011, 12:20 PM
I've ordered some bullets recently, and have been as impressed with Midway's shipping speed as I ever was.

(wish they had more MagTech bullets in stock for .357, however)

MrOldLude
March 1, 2011, 01:54 PM
I remember once it took an extra day for my Midway order to arrive. (versus the consistent next-day delivery to Wichita)

45crittergitter
March 4, 2011, 12:01 PM
I ordered something last month, and not only did it arrive almost immediately, they gave me TEN (10) shipping options. :D

tydephan
March 4, 2011, 12:06 PM
Placed an order for 8-10 items Tuesday @ 4:15.

Shipping notification @ 9:15 same day.

Arrived on my doorstep Thursday.

DoubleTapDrew
March 4, 2011, 12:29 PM
Mine is scheduled to arrive today (it was originally scheduled for next monday) so it looks like I'll get to start reloading this weekend. A week and a day from date of order, that's par for Midway with the standard shipping option.
I think there was some weather issues last week or the week before which may have been what caused your delay.

Arkansas Paul
March 4, 2011, 12:36 PM
I just started ordering stuff with Midway and so far my only complaint is how much stuff is back ordered.


Go to Graf's website. Then you'll be like, "Whoa! Midway has EVERYTHING in stock!"

CoastieShep
March 4, 2011, 02:04 PM
Put in an order on Monday, it came in on Thursday, didn't pay for any fast shipping.

withdrawn34
March 4, 2011, 02:21 PM
I put in an order a few days ago. Shipped out and I had a tracking # within a day. I was impressed. Shipped Monday evening, got it yesterday (Thurs) afternoon.

avardcurt
March 4, 2011, 07:46 PM
I would put my money on the weather. While the items you order my show shipped on the email, it's up to the Carrier to get it from Missouri to your door. If you order an item or 30, and you check with your local weather babe on TV or the web and it shows a winter storm hovering for days, you should expect a few days delay before it arrives for your to put paws on. This has happened several times in the past 8 weeks with some really nasty storms passing through. So be patient and know that Larry is doing everything he can to get your items to you as fast as possible, which in my experience is pretty dog gone fast!

Another tip I found to be helpful with out of stock items. Go ahead and order it if the option "ok to backorder" is present. Then, when the stock comes in, they take care of the backorders before they put stock in the warehouse for new orders. And I've seen times that I've ordered an item and it was backordered and I was notified within days that it was in and being shipped to me. However when I checked the stock again, it still showed out of stock. If you just wait, or even with the notification alert, to order, you may miss several opportunities to get your item shipped to you!

DoubleTapDrew
March 4, 2011, 09:31 PM
Another tip I found to be helpful with out of stock items. Go ahead and order it if the option "ok to backorder" is present. Then, when the stock comes in, they take care of the backorders before they put stock in the warehouse for new orders. And I've seen times that I've ordered an item and it was backordered and I was notified within days that it was in and being shipped to me. However when I checked the stock again, it still showed out of stock. If you just wait, or even with the notification alert, to order, you may miss several opportunities to get your item shipped to you!
I hate it when that happens (if you put it in your "notify me" list)!!!
You'll see something like "expected in stock 3/3" then when 3/3 rolls around you check on it again and "expected in stock 4/3" because the shipment that just arrived all went out to backorders. Oh well, that's the price of being indecisive :)

JoelSteinbach
March 6, 2011, 03:41 PM
I find most of the suppliers, Midway, Sinclair, Dillon and Brownells, all very reliable, and fast with their order confirmations and shipping.

J-Bar
March 7, 2011, 08:36 AM
Are most of you ordering by computer or are you talking to a service rep? I always talk to a human when placing an order... they seem to know stuff that is not shown on the computer screen.

No bad experiences with Midway here, I love'em.

danprkr
March 7, 2011, 08:47 AM
FWIW - and not to hijack a thread, but I deal with several suppliers of accessories, some on a wholesale level, and they are telling me that since January the orders are just flowing in, and I now have stuff on back order that hasn't been back ordered in a year. So it may just be a back log. I wouldn't have thought it, but it may be that another panic buying situation is building. I wouldn't be concerned except that it is more than one supplier. Like most of us here I was of the opinion that it the great panic buy of 09/10 was over, but...

Just food for thought.

sting75ray
March 7, 2011, 09:15 PM
I quit buying from Midway when the shipping prices got way out of hand. My 14 year old daughter started shooting trap 2 years ago and I would always order from Midway before then. I got online to order a bag of RXP20 wads and the shipping was more than the wads cost. Called Cabelas and bought through them instead. Their shipping was around 5.00 for a bag of wads and Midway wanted 15.00 to ship plus a 3.00 handling fee. I have not placed an order from them since and never will again. I used to buy about 200.00 per month from them.

Ohio Gun Guy
March 7, 2011, 09:22 PM
Just had a 3 day turn around... Ordered mid day Wednesday, Delivered Saturday AM.:)

Hardtarget
March 8, 2011, 12:00 AM
I worked on an order not long ago. Was all ready to do it but the rep said they charged an extra $10.00 just because I was sending a personal check. The extra $10 then pushed my shipping cost up $4.00.

Seems odd. Went to Wal-mart...handed them a check. They run it through an electronic transfer machine, handed me the check, off we went. As big as Midway is...and they can't have an electronic unit like that?

So, I'm looking at the local reloading shops. I'll find the stuff in a day or two.

Mark

SoulLessGinger
March 8, 2011, 10:20 AM
I've noticed it too...and they used to be so fast :-(

rstull85
March 9, 2011, 11:37 AM
I ordered a magpul case for my iphone and some cleaning supplies yesterday at 11:01 am 03/08/2011. According to UPS my package will arrive by the end of business tomorrow 03/09/2011. Cant complain about that at all.

tmr612
March 9, 2011, 10:27 PM
Last Thursday evening I put in an order on one of their range bags, the package was on my door step the following Tuesday. I don't see how they could have been any faster.

CJS06
March 9, 2011, 10:32 PM
I haven't noticed any delay at all. Order placed mid-day 3/7 and UPS tracking has it scheduled for delivery tomorrow 3/10. Not bad at all.

hardluk1
March 10, 2011, 03:37 PM
I ordered monday afternoon 12 small items ,got them all today by us mail service. Not for dealing with the mail. It takes that long for a regular darn letter to get here.
If some don't like the way they do business there are other companies out there to try. Just watched a show this weekend on there business and it's up to somewhere around 250+ people. Surely some thing will go wrong once in a while and I'm sure they try to fix it. ask for a check your tracking numbers is see who really screwed up. To many folks today want something yesterday and can't deal with a problem. I deal with them, natchez and brownel for parts, georgia arms for ammo and so far have not had any delays from any of them. Just get suprised sometimes when it comes quicker than they said or I except like the order i just recieved. More than I can say ordering some thing local at times.

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