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Opinions wanted - was I unreasonable re: an online purchase?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Scott Farkus, Feb 14, 2012.

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  1. CZguy

    CZguy Member

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    Originally posted by Scott Farkus

    I am always impressed by someone who can make a mistake, and then learn from it. :cool:
     
  2. evan price

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    Ground shipping via UPS- figure 1 day, plus 1 day per time zone, weather permitting.
    Order processing and payment- figure another 2 days.
    You put your order in on a Wednesday (because order placed after close of business Tuesday doesn't count)

    That means in a perfect world your gun would not be in your hands until the next Wednesday. Then add the 4-5 days behind- you should not have expected it for 10 working days. That's two weeks.

    Anybody recall back in the day- when you ordered something, they said "Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery"? We've come a long way but it's not perfect, especially when there's BATFE and other .gov considerations.

    Who was this seller?
     
  3. Scott Farkus

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    I purposely did not name the seller in my original post and I prefer not to now, as this wasn't really about them. I did notice this morning that their homepage has a notice to expect shipping delays of 5-6 business days. I don't know if that was there last week when I ordered or not; maybe it was and I just didn't see it.

    In any event, as I've said, I'm chalking this up to "lesson learned" and moving on.
     
  4. Claude Clay

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    on the other hand--i ordered by phone from H&K Specialist on friday. i happened to mention it was a birthday present for myself. i get a e-mail to confirm and on monday anothere-mail with routing info. said it will be here tuesday.
    tuesday e-mail says--delivered; i phone my ffl and drive over.

    elapsed time for a handgun from KY to my hands in CT: 3 days 21 hours.

    so now it will sound odd when i agree that you were impatient cause they told you they were behind and really, that is what it comes down to.
     
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    I've only bought a rifle on line, once. I clicked the 'buy it now' on Gunbroker on a Monday night. A local shop faxed their FFL to the seller on Tuesday morning. Two hours later, I called the seller, and made the purchase over the phone. It was shipped that day from WI, and I picked it up at my local shop in IN two days later.
     
  6. Scott Farkus

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    Interesting follow up to this story.

    After admitting the error of my ways and moving on, I was making the website rounds on my lunch hour and noticed that the vendor from whom I bought my Mosin-Nagant had just posted a fresh batch of SKS's for sale at a comparable price to the one I canceled. I went ahead and ordered one, with no expectations (or urgency) of when it might arrive. This was Feb 16.

    Last night, Feb 22, just as I got home and was about to bring the garbage can in, the UPS truck pulls up and delivers the gun. 6 days after ordering (and that's 6 calendar days, not 6 business days). Impressive.

    Of course, it'll sit in a box in the garage for the next 3 months, but that's OK I guess.
     
  7. Vaarok

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    Good, Cheap, Fast, pick two.
     
  8. JohnBT

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    Amazon was mentioned earlier as an example of fast service. Part of the reason for their speedy delivery is because there is a warehouse near you.

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  9. youngda9

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    This is true.

    Or in the mechanical world: Light, Cheap, Strong...pick two.
     
  10. Hocka Louis

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    I've waited YEARS, plural, for some guns -- I'm not kidding. Days?

    That's what your local gun store is for!

    PS: Come to think of it, I've waited as long as 16 months for AMMO I ordered!
     
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    :confused:
    Are you an FFL?
     
  13. CZguy

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    He sounds like a FFL 03, Collector of Curios & Relics.
     
  14. brboyer

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    Ah yes....Right there in the first sentence of his OP. :uhoh:
     
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