AIM Surplus Website Problems


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Nightfa11
March 25, 2004, 06:16 PM
I heard about AIM surplus from a friend of mine, but can't get the web site to work.

www.aimsurplus.com

Does it work for everyone else?

Why won't it work for me.

I'm looking into getting a M91 (or two) and some sort of AK. Still doing research and heard this was a good site to check out, but I can't get there.

Also, any other recommendations, along the line of AK's for dummies, would be nice. I really want a FAL but think I can probably only afford an AK :D

EDIT: Changed title (added website). Don't want to imply customer service issues, just technical ones :)

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dwkennedy
March 25, 2004, 06:23 PM
I prefer Southern Ohio Gun (SOG) (http://www.southernohiogun.com). They have a lot of M91-ish rifles these days.

Brian Dale
March 25, 2004, 06:25 PM
Howdy, Nightfall! I can tell you that their site is up, and that the link in your post works just fine. They list Century R1A1 FALs at $529.

I wish I could help you with the rest, but I'm no expert on any of the rifles you've mentioned. Someone who knows will probably be along shortly. Good luck, and have fun.

Nightfa11
March 25, 2004, 06:32 PM
Thanks for the site, I'll check it out. Obviously, I would prefer to buy locally (see the transfer thread above...I don't need to post in it to understand what a pain it would be :D )

Here's what my desktop looks like:

http://www.dickey.cc/cobra/desktop.jpg
Now why I get this when everyone else gets the real thing is baffling.

Can someone tell me what IP they get when they ping www.aimsurplus.com? I get 66.223.51.212.

Thanks!

dwkennedy
March 25, 2004, 06:50 PM
FWIW, I get the same IP and web page.

You could always call or email:


Hamre, Erik erik@aimsurplus.com
3801 Lefferson Road
Middletown, OH 45044
US
513-424-9960
Fax:513-424-9970

jwmoore
March 25, 2004, 07:11 PM
AimSurplus.com: 198.63.62.70

I get right in.

~W

Nightfa11
March 25, 2004, 07:19 PM
That one works just fine.

Thanks!!!

Something is screwed up in their, or someone else's DNS.

WhoKnowsWho
March 25, 2004, 07:21 PM
I get that plesk page too... at least the plain IP works fine.

jwmoore
March 25, 2004, 07:41 PM
Something is screwed up in their, or someone else's DNS.

Not screwed up, just still propagating a change. Depending on how DNS servers are set up, it can take up to 24 hours to push a DNS change out to everyone.

~W

Bainx
March 25, 2004, 09:10 PM
Ahh, yes....AIM! Home of the $89 shipping included Yugo SKS.

Not bad, that one!:D

uglymofo
March 25, 2004, 09:17 PM
This is what the URL should be:

http://198.63.62.70/index.html

joab
March 25, 2004, 09:32 PM
Ugly
That one doesn't work either. takes you to an AIM page but I can't go any where from there.

uglymofo
March 25, 2004, 09:35 PM
How 'bout this:

http://198.63.62.70/acatalog/

I can paw around from here.

Greg L
March 25, 2004, 11:26 PM
I heard that they were updating their servers today/tomorrow & that all should be good in a day or so.

(also that they were going to have some sort of "special" to reward us for putting up with outages :cool: :D )

Greg

Nightfa11
March 25, 2004, 11:35 PM
Man, I need a C&R license. I want an M38 an M91....drool. Why not a 44 while I'm at it. Oh, and a....

just so everyone knows, all you have to do to get to ANY page is replace www.aimsurplus.com with the IP address. it's kind of a pain to get around, but it does work.

Black92LX
March 26, 2004, 02:47 AM
great folks at AIMsurplus i suggest them highly. luckily i live 10 minutes from there so i don't have to pay shipping. good folks great prices. what else could you ask for!!!

joab
March 26, 2004, 04:22 AM
Thanks Mofo Thats works for me

c_yeager
March 26, 2004, 08:53 AM
(also that they were going to have some sort of "special" to reward us for putting up with outages )

I'll keep my eyes on it. AIM really knows how to put on a special.

Nando Aqui
March 26, 2004, 09:02 AM
jw,

Once the desired page (any website) is displayed, how can the IP address be found/displayed? I used to know what to click or where to look, but can't remember anymore, and I imagine it can still be done?

Thanks

Alex

jwmoore
March 26, 2004, 10:17 AM
Alex:

Once the desired page (any website) is displayed, how can the IP address be found/displayed? I used to know what to click or where to look, but can't remember anymore, and I imagine it can still be done?

I don't actually use the browser to find the IP. The quickest way is to open a DOS prompt, by typing 'command' or 'cmd' in the run menu.

At the DOS prompt, type 'nslookup aimsurplus.com' which will return something like:Server: your-dns-server.com
Address: 172.xxx.xxx.xxx

Name: aimsurplus.com
Address: 66.223.51.212

The top IP address is the server you requested the IP information from, the bottom address is the information you requested. (Note my work server returns the invalid address this morning.)

HTH,
~Wesley

Nando Aqui
March 27, 2004, 12:25 AM
That was it!
I still use DOS commands almost daily, but just couldn't remember - I guess it's about time I start jotting these things down....

Thanks -

Alex

Langenator
March 27, 2004, 06:54 AM
The new site is active. Haven't seen those "crazy deals" that were mentioned yet.

Still got a few kinks, too...I try to subscribe to their emailing list and get the 404.

c_yeager
March 28, 2004, 03:51 AM
I don't like the new site :(

SteelyDan
March 28, 2004, 04:07 AM
The new site, the one I've seen over the last two or three days, is really a big step backward. It doesn't fit on my screen, and when I click on "ammunition" or "firearms" all I get is their "purchase requirements." This can be cured by clicking on the "site map," but unless my experience is unique, some web developer sold AIM a serious piece of crap.

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