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Midway USA

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Trad Archer, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. Trad Archer

    Trad Archer Member

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    Anyone ever order from these guys?

    I have myself, but it seems anymore, EVERYTHING I want they have on BACKORDER.:cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss: I can't believe it should be that difficult to buy for example cast bullets and brass. I can understand a backorder on some gun parts, but the basics such as brass and bullets, ammo, holsters, ammo boxes. Are they in financial trouble or just poorley managed? I'm going to start ordering from other distributors.
     
  2. Bovice

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    What are you trying to order?

    If it's some specialty caliber, they can't stock much overhead because there isn't demand. If it's a commonly in-demand item, it might've been sucked up faster than they expected. MidwayUSA has been good to me.
     
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    Backorder king
     
  4. Robert

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    Never had an issue with them.
     
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    I ordered a grip from them with no issue, but I do notice on their website that a ton of stuff that pops up in a particular search seems to be out of stock or on back order.
     
  6. Robert

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    You are correct there and if that is the case for something I need I get it somewhere else. I never "order" a backordered item.
     
  7. BIGGBAY90

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    They do ship with great time
     
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    I've done alot of business with them, with no problems, but I also learned to order whats in stock, if its out after I submit my order than I cancel, I don't want them to ship a half order because then they'll charge another shipping fee.
     
  9. Trad Archer

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    Don't get me wrong guys. When I have ordered from them in the past, service was great. My complaint is that it seems when I want to order say six items, five seem to be on backorder.
     
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    Just got an order from them last week.

    Very prompt shipping and a real pleasure to do business with. I've been dealing with them for many years and never had a problem.

    As for the backorder on reloading components this is typical industry wide not just Midway.

    It all seems to be part of the panic that started with Obama getting elected. Ammo shortages, and reloading supplies being hard to find have been the worst I've ever seen them. Even the Y2K scare wasn't this bad.

    It's nice that people are buying up guns and the number of gunowners has increased by leaps and bounds, but the downside is the ammo and ammo component shortages.

    It's not Midway's fault their suppliers can't keep up with demand. I keep hoping supply will eventually catch up to demand but it hasn't yet.

    If Obama gets a second term things will only get worse.
     
  11. Robert

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    What are you after? Chances are that someone else might have it. Unless it is not a common caliber or item or just in general short supply.
     
  12. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    I think the answer lies in why you are trying to order those 5 items from Midway instead of somewhere else to begin with.
     
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    Ordered from Midway for the first time yesterday (grips). Also wanted to order some S&W k frame stock pins, but they were out of stock. To me, it's hard to understand why a gunsmith or gunsmith supply house would EVER be out of stock of such an inexpensive, common and commonly removed item such as this, but they often are. It's like a music store not having guitar strings or tuners.

    And it's not just Midway, but the local gunsmiths, as well. One local guy wanted to fabricate one from scratch for $30!

    I ordered it from Numrich.
     
  14. JRH6856

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    And the answer is usually to pay only one shipping fee. If you have to order six things from six different places, you pay six minimum (at least) shipping fees. But it can be a real problem trying to find someone who has everything you need when you need it. Whenever I order anything, I look to see what else they have in stock that I know I'm going to need at some point in the near future and go ahead an order it when it is available.
     
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    They have always provided me with great service. Couldn't be better.
     
  16. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    I'm afraid I was going a bit deeper than that. Why isn't he ordering the items from someone else who has all 6 in stock then to get one shipping fee?

    I was going for the idea that if you have limited supply, the shops that have all the items people are looking for are going to be the ones picked over first.
     
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    I'm a very satisfied customer on Midway and have been for many years. The few items that have been backordered have all been delivered in under 2 weeks. Now,I don't reload so I dont buy reloading components,that may be a different situation all together.
     
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    If someone knows of a well stocked gun, ammo, or reloading supply company that sells for reasonable prices, please let us know about them.

    Everywhere I check is either out of stock, backordered, or has an "available" date sometime in the future.

    The only well stocked ones I've noticed are the places that are gouging their customers with highway robbery prices.
     
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    A lot of businesses operate as internet storefronts, meaning that most of their business is done online and they have limited physical space. They only maintain a small inventory of the products they sell the most of and have room for and order the rest on Just In Time basis or as orders come in. Because maintaining a large inventory costs money, many retailers that have physical storefronts are reducing warehouse space by using the same model.

    When their suppliers are out of stock, so are they. Often, multiple retailers are ordering from the same wholesale distributor and you will find the same product backordered at multiple locations.
     
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    Jorg, if you read the rest of my post, I answered that as well.
     
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    I use Midway USA for most of my shooting stuff, with primers and powder being what I buy locally to avoid the hazmat fees.
     
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    I find what I need at Grafs, at half the shipping cost. For me that is usually bullet and brass, I cant justify Midways shipping on a small item.
     
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    I don`t ordered from them that often, I usually just drive down there & get what I need, if they don`t have it I just tell them (to get it & call me) then I just drive down & get it, its only an hour drive..............If it takes that long, depends on how fast I drive.
     
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    They have pretty good prices, so I order a lot. Yes, things are often on backorder, but I just catch those things the next time around.

    The one thing I wish they could do which would help a lot for us patient folks is set it up so that you can place an order and have it wait to ship until all backordered items are in. I'm patient, and can usually wait on anything, but being a cheapskate I want to avoid getting pinged multiple times for shipping :).
     
  25. dirtengineer

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    I think things are on backorder because companies that manufacture guns, parts, and accessories are experiencing a high demand. Midway is a great company. Don't you think they would have adequate stock if it were available?
     
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