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Bayou slow to ship?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by WestKentucky, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Jim Watson

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    I was using Bayou bullets until they got so far behind.
    Brazos had my mould so I bought from them. When I reordered, they were struck by Texas Snowmageddon so that put them about a month behind.
    My next purchase was BBI. Not exactly the style I wanted but a range I shoot at stocks them, so immediate delivery after the match and no shipping charge.
     
  2. **Brian19**

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    My order placed on 11/21/20 took 21 weeks. Worth the wait as I think they are of very high quality compared to other powder coated bullets and I will be putting another order in for more.

    Also, my experience with them is that they are super nice people. I think you called and asked for clarification, or even a refund, it would be ok.
     
  3. wmgeorge
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    Sent a email asking for a refund, otherwise it will be a charge back. Acme shipped should be here tomorrow. Acme has ramped up production and hired people, something Bayou has not felt the need to do, if they can keep operating on borrowed money.
     
  4. v8stang289

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    out of curiosity, where are you getting your information on what ACME and Bayou are or are not doing to meet demand?
    And given your complaints, why did you ever order from Bayou to begin with? they've had a disclaimer with the following information upon entering their site since at least November
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  5. wmgeorge
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    Yes I have ordered from them before. Did you read my post?? Its been 9 weeks, and if they need to "borrow" my money to run their business then something is wrong. Ask for a Deposit and charge the rest when shipped. Acme fills orders, mine is coming tomorrow. The proof is in the results.
     
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  6. CoalCrackerAl

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    Some of the cast bullet co's are family or single person operations. I have ordered from Summers enterprises 2 times during the shortages. 3 to 4 weeks it took. He shuts his site down while he's getting caught up on orders. Real nice gentlemen to talk to.
     
  7. v8stang289

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    Yes i read your post. Did you read mine? I didnt ask "if" you ordered from them. I asked why? Since all the stuff you're complaining about is explained and presented several times before any order is confirmed. 9 weeks is well under what they quote. And if your "insight" into their operations are just conjecture on your part, then say so. It's almost never as simple as " hire more people or work harder "
    ACME and Bayou are using 2 different business models, where one only sells what they have, and one lets you order what you want. It works for them, and both are up front about it, which was my point.
    They're not "borrowing funds" they're charging for a product that will be delivered. Cards expire, or are closed for some reason or another all the time. Charging at the order time is something a lot sellers do, and saves time later so they don't have to contact the buyer to update information if something changes.
    It's not a "shady" practice when it's disclosed multiple times before you ever place an order.
    I have no dog in the fight as I use both companies and I like both companies.

    I do take issue with calling a company shady when they've been up front about everything that's going on. From the get go, they tell you they will charge the card immediately, and that the product is manufactured to order and will not ship for at least 12-14 weeks. They're not taking advantage of unsuspecting customers and their prices have not changed.
     
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  8. wmgeorge
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    From the FTC website for those of you who had re-scheduled ship dates and not offered a refund:

    Delays

    If the seller is unable to ship within the promised time, it must notify you, give a revised shipping date and give you the chance to cancel for a full refund or accept the new shipping date. The seller also must give you some way to exercise the cancellation option for free — for example, by supplying a prepaid reply card or staffing a toll-free telephone number.


    • If you don’t respond — and the delay is 30 days or less — it’s assumed that you accept the delay and are willing to wait for the merchandise.
    • If you don’t respond — and the delay is more than 30 days — the order must be canceled by the 30th day of the delay period and a full refund issued promptly.
    If the seller can’t meet the revised shipping date, it must notify you again by mail, email or telephone and give you a new shipping date or cancel your order and give you a refund.


    • The order should be canceled and a refund issued promptly unless you indicate by the revised shipping date that you are willing to wait.
    • If you don’t respond to the second notice, the seller should assume that you are not willing to wait issue a full refund promptly.
     
  9. wmgeorge
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    Its now 13 weeks and I did a charge back before my CC company time limit kicked in, sorry but it seems they have no intention of shipping. See my post directly above, Got my Acme order weeks ago and reloading as we speak.
     
  10. JPDeacon

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    Before anyone gets pithy, I read their disclaimer and accepted the 12 to 14 week delay. I placed an order in December 2020 and after 4 weeks I ordered more bullets in January 2021,figuring that with the delay I would have a somewhat steady supply of bullets coming after the first long delay. I received my first order after 18 weeks and I still haven't received my second order. I get no response from Bayou Bullet so I guess I just wait . Been 20 weeks or 142 days which is way over their stated 12 to 14 week delay. Don't think I'll be order any more bullets from Bayou.
     
  11. wmgeorge
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    I said it before, nice guys but don't "Borrow" my money to run your business. Take a deposit like a normal business and charge the rest when shipped. Otherwise is Bull **** to charge and never ship, its called stealing in my part of the country. Say what you want but they are using other peoples money to run their business. Yes I have ordered from them in past, never again.
     
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  12. JamieC

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    I'm past 16 weeks, sent an email for an update, no answer. I've had nothing but good experiences with Bayou Bullets previously. Not sure what to think at this point, a little more wait and see I guess.
     
  13. wmgeorge
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    So I did a Charge back and still nothing heard, my guess they are out of business and you folks who said just wait have lost your money.
     
  14. SnowBlaZeR2

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    Kind of forgot I ordered from them until I saw this thread. I'll keep waiting. Maybe all you guys getting your credit card company to bail you out and never shopping there again will speed up my order.
     
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  15. **Brian19**

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    My order shipped around the 19 week mark and I received it a few weeks ago.
     
  16. peeplwtchr

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    Last monday I got an email that they shipped the bullets I ordered......On January 21st. I don't even remember ordering them.
     
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  17. Erich Duplantis

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    I placed an order on 3/3/21
    So we are past 16 weeks, still haven’t heard a thing from them.
     
  18. JO JO

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    Charging money up front for items not in stock is BS in my book ,
    another popular bullet company here does and I won't buy from some place like that
    I do buy lots from ACME for that reason if not in stock ready to ship
    they don't allow you to buy/pay for it, that's a good way of doing it
    In stock , buy, in the mail box a few days later
    The other ones charging you for what they don't have is just floating your money to buy supplies they don't have for a product they have not made yet , to each their own
     
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  19. wmgeorge
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    Correct honest sellers who are solvent do not need to charge in advance. Maybe in the South where they are located that is common practice, not around here. I got my money back from the credit card company so I don't care what these folks do. Its not an honest way to run a business and no reason to do it that way.
    Using Covid-19 for an excuse? Up here most of the folks have had the Shot, no masks and business as normal, actually above normal.
     
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  20. Warhammer1

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    FYI everyone, I ordered 1k 9m gold colored rounds at the end of Feb and I just got them this week. About 20 weeks. They look great! I guess the wait wasn't a big deal for me, its too hot to reload now and I still need to get primers and powder.
     
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  21. Big Wes

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    Ordered 2000 124 gr. 9mm black cherry color Feb 12th, Just received them yesterday July 30. They sure are pretty!
     
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