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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AcceptableUserName, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Worst website ever. This thing is terrible. Even at non-peak times of the day page constantly refuses to load for explicable reason, etc. etc. Pretty unprofessional. I have fast internet for this kind of stuff....hope this problem can be corrected...I've wanted to buy from Midway before and haven't because of the awful website...Brownells is equally as bad...they both fail to return obvious search results....return stuff totally unrelated to what I typed in....As much as I hate Cheaper Than Dirt, at least their site works...
  2. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Jeez, don't get your c-bag in a knot! Might be your ISP, Midway's site always works great for me.
  3. doubtful. Every other site I use works great....
  4. rogertc1

    rogertc1 member

    Works great for me...perhaps you need to replace your 20 yr old computer?
  5. average_shooter

    average_shooter Well-Known Member

    Midway is working just dandy for me.

    Is your browser updated to the latest version? Do you need to check your settings? Are you behind any sort of firewall that might be causing issues?

    Midway has rarely caused me any trouble and usually hitting "Refresh" fixes whatever error occurred.
  6. Gryffydd

    Gryffydd Well-Known Member

    It's not his ISP. Midway's site does in fact suck. I have a background in web programming (NOT web design), and given any ISP, any hardware, or any operating system and any browser the problems are the same. Sometimes it works great. Sometimes you get constant errors and slowness no matter what you do, and the search function sucks all the time. Sometimes hitting refresh fixes the problem and sometimes it takes 5 or 6 tries.

    That said, I buy from them pretty frequently...whenever I find something I won't get bent over for shipping on ;)
  7. Samgotit

    Samgotit Well-Known Member

    I like Midway, but I agree. Their site can slow to a creep at times, that's apart from the site being generally slow in the first place, and often many of the site's links don't work correctly.

    I agree that's it not his ISP or browser. I view it from different locations and browsers with the same results.

    Also, As Gryffydd implied, their search function is about as useful as tits on a boar hog.
  8. Bill_Rights

    Bill_Rights Well-Known Member

    I was frustrated too until I realized that when, after you search, and you get a screen saying something like
    and you see some red dot-X symbols [​IMG]to the right of "5.11 Tactical Clothing", "drag" and "bag", respectively, you actually can left-click on the red Xs and see the products MidwayUSA has in those categories.

    Don't ask me why their web pages are so mind-numbingly stupidly set up. But they do work. Kinda.
  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Midway at times is just super sloooooooooooooooooow. :banghead:

    Overall it is a very good site. They have been upgrading, and hopefully when they are done, that issue will be better, hopefully.

    Yep, Lots of wasted space, and poorly laid out. An organized mind did NOT design this site.
  10. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    No probs here, skipped around their site just now.

    If only their prices were a little lower, I'd visit them more.
  11. SquirrelNuts

    SquirrelNuts Well-Known Member

    I have only positive experiences with MidWay. I know a lot of people complain about their shipping, but I order a lot of items from them, and I think their shipping is actually lower than what I would expect.
  12. Love the company...just wish they'd supercharge the site or something because it gets really bogged down apparently. At it's fastest it's comparable toc heaper than dirt's SLOWEST!
  13. essayons21

    essayons21 Well-Known Member

    Yeah the site sucks, but their selection, customer service, and shipping is great. You can shop around and find some cheaper stuff on other websites, but by buying everything at one place you make up that difference on shipping. Also if you shop the sales and clearance items you can get some good stuff for dirt cheap.
  14. AirplaneDoc

    AirplaneDoc Well-Known Member

    I have notived it has been really slow latley as well. Also, their shipping is getting a bit out of line.
  15. Samgotit

    Samgotit Well-Known Member

    Four months ago I'd would have totally agreed with you. Unfortunately, every time I try to get "everything" nowadays from Midway, 1/3 to 1/2 of it must be backordered (not necessarily their fault, though).

    Surprisingly, for one of my last orders, I checked Kempf Gun Shop and everything was in stock at nearly the same price.
  16. SquirrelNuts

    SquirrelNuts Well-Known Member

    Can someone give a specific example of high shipping costs? Most of my orders are around $200 and the shipping is between $10-$12. I consider that to be reasonable. My last order merchandise total was $240.50, and the shipping was $12.49.
  17. runrabbitrun

    runrabbitrun member

    It's all the flash animation and those 'new' flash cookies.
    (Web 2.0?)

    They want to know who you are and want to track you
    in ways that we can't prevent them from doing so.

    Web designers forget that many people are still on dial up too.
    When they wonder why sales are down,
    only the one with balls in the group will
    pipe in and tell them the facts.

    He/she may keep their job for pointing out the obvious.
    Or maybe not.
  18. dudester

    dudester Well-Known Member

    It's way slow for me. I don't go there because of it.
  19. essayons21

    essayons21 Well-Known Member

    Reloading supplies and ammunition are the only thing I have noticed to be consistently backordered, which is understandable given current circumstances.

    I guess since nothing I buy is a "needed" item, I have no problem waiting until it is in stock and on sale.
  20. SquirrelNuts

    SquirrelNuts Well-Known Member

    Ok. I just tried to order one box of Nosler bullets as a test. It is $16.49. The calculated shipping on it is $9.62. That certainly is nuts.

    I never order less than $150 - $200 in my reloading orders no matter where. It seems that if you place an order, they charge you about the same for shipping regardless of the total amount.

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