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Classic Firearms has lost me as a customer

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gaucho Gringo, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Classic Firearms has just lost me as a customer. They sent me an email this afternoon about their $99.00 MN rifles. I went online 10 mins later and tried to buy one. Three hours later I gave up. I was going to buy over $1,000.00 of guns and ammo and now they have lost my business forever. It won't do any good to email them about it as it impossible to get on their site. I will go to SOG, Widner's and SG Ammo to get what I want at not too much more money without wasting 3 hours for nothing. In a week or so I will email them asking to be taken off their mailing list and to have them delete my account with them. The $40.00 or so in savings I was planning on is just not worth the time and aggravation.
     
  2. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    Serves you right for answering spam emails.

    :)
     
  3. ClassicFirearms

    ClassicFirearms North Carolina New Member

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    Sorry to hear about your trouble. As you can imagine everyone got real excited to hear and see M91's below $100. Our great customers took our link from the email blast and shared it with everyone. Traffic began flooding our website and causing slow downs. Eventually the servers could no longer handle the large amount of visitors.

    This is our first extended/unplanned time down in roughly two years. Hopefully you can give us another shot as this was just a one time issue.
     
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  4. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Guys, your site design is terrible. I remember when you redesigned it a couple years back and categorized everything. Now it looks like you're doing exactly what you used to do with your site: dropping everything in one giant list in the first page, with full-sized images and needless stuff.

    No wonder the site crashed under load. A site should never load that much crap on the first page view.

    Hire a pro to maintain your web storefront.
     
  5. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    Why not click the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the email they sent you?
    One less in line. Thanks cf
     
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  6. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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  7. Jim Colvill

    Jim Colvill 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    I've had nothing but good luck with Classic Firearms. They've got the Mosin pills for a good price as well. If funds weren't already committed I'd be placing an order with them. I haven't seen this much activity with them since the last shipment of Enfield No.5s.
     
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  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    An "NM" is like an enema? I don't think you should cry much even if you got one a those pieces a crap for free.
     
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  9. ClassicFirearms

    ClassicFirearms North Carolina New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback
     
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  10. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, I like Classic's site. Besides, this slowdown was obviously a very acute problem brought on by inordinately high traffic, not an extended server issue that they never get around to dealing with. Sheesh, give 'em a break.

    I seem to remember our own NWFA's extended website problems a few months ago, and I don't remember a whole lot of folks ranting how they'd never come back.

    Keith
     
  11. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Silver Supporter

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    That site loads fine for me. It's not the prettiest site around, but it functions as I would hope as of today 11/20/13
     
  12. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    These "never going to buy from" and "imma gonna boycott" proclamations are really getting tiring. It's like saying I'm going to boycott Jeep because I was pissed about having to change a flat tire. It comes off more like a childish rant than an actual complaint.

    Honestly, if I spent 3 hours trying to load a website that wouldn't load, I would not blame the website for wasting my time.
     
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  13. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one who would have picked up a phone and actually called them?
     
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  14. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Word dat :D .

    Keith
     
  15. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the obamacare web designers got a new gig. Get a 1903 instead.

    Brutus out
     
  16. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Are you absolutely sure you weren't on the Obamacare website?
     
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  17. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    i wish I had the money!!!!!!! I love Mosins!!!!!!
     
  18. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    Beat me to it.
     
  19. Rick4070

    Rick4070 Central Oregon coast Active Member

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    Shortly before his passing, the founder of my company bought one at Big 5, never cleaned it up and shot it, and then for some reason gave it to me along with a box of ammo.

    A few weeks later, I was at a garage sale, and the guy had a brand new set of dies, along with the shell holder, for $20.

    I really must bust that rifle out of the safe, clean all the grease/cosmoline out of it and shoot the darn thing.
     
  20. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    No kidding man! Only thing worse is how every thread with ANY negativity toward ANYTHING turns into an Obama bash thread.
    Just do like I do, hit the back button if you don't like the thread, OR, don't click on the thread to begin with. Seems it takes more time and effort in a persons life to click and type displeasure of someone's displeasure than just moving on.

    Oh, welcome to the board Classic Firearms, way to step up! I liked your site, been thinking of getting my first, functional, long gun and interested in an SKS or and AK.

    Mike