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How to get ahold of Magpul magazines. No, really.

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Doc In UPlace, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I stumbled on this because nothing else was working.

    After going through six weeks' worth of getting notifications from Midway USA and then once you get to the website they're out of stock, over and over, and Brownell's was perpetually out of stock with no notification to waste your time, I tried this:

    Here's the long story:

    A little while ago I went ahead and placed an order @ Brownell's for some Magpul 20-round AR mags, got the "this is out of stock, what do you want to do?" pop-up... chose "add to cart and backorder" then completed the order through checkout.

    Got their usual email "Web notification" which detailed the order and advised that the stock is on backorder. OK, so far so good.

    Checked credit card next day and no charge on there. Good.

    Here's the good part, about a week later, bang, here comes a shipping notification, the mags are on the way!

    On the website they are still "out of stock" but they are shipping these things!!! :redspot: YMMV, but this worked for me (relatively) immediately.

    *Here's the ADD short version: order through "backorder" at Brownell's and they don't charge your card 'till they ship, and they are shipping, even though it doesn't look like it! Woot!
     
  2. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Good to know; I was bound and determined for PMags in this quest- Maybe I should have titled this "Post Your Magazine Resources Here"!
     
  4. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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  5. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Here's my story:

    Impact Guns: 30rd Magpuls in stock on 11/5; ordered two

    Since then: order confirmation email said they were really on backorder (not in stock as suggested by website) plus they tell me they may be a higher price when they do come in (also not mentioned on website), two emails since then saying they're still on backorder

    Del-Ton: 30rd Magpuls in stock on 11/6; ordered two

    Since then: no additional communication since the confirmation email, they are now saying 12-16 weeks to ship your order (wonder if that includes the 8+ I've already waited?)

    US Cavalry: showed 30rd Magpuls on backorder (until 12/4); ordered two on 11/16

    Since then: no additional communication since the confirmation email (besides spam alerting me to sales), website now says they are backordered until 2/21 - what's that, almost three months more than originally promised?

    I don't really need any more AR15 mags, but would like to get a couple more Magpuls just to have. Now, it's like some kind of perverse race to see which ones (if any) get here first.
     
  6. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Man, Sun195, Murphy's law says if you order some from Brownells then ALL of those others will ship at the same time, too!

    I was very pleasantly surprised to see this "Your order has shipped" message from B's this quick. Maybe it doesn't always work this way with them but this time it was like hittin' the lotto! :)
     
  7. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Stop rubbing it in already!! :phone:

    I too ordered a dozen pmags from Del-Ton on 11/08/08 SPECIFICALLY because they appeared to be in-stock at the time.

    I check a week later when I order parts for my first AR... now they are out of stock and 8-12 weeks out. :eek:

    Then... a few weeks after that... I check the Del-Ton web site again and still "on backorder" but now the site says 12-16 weeks out!! :wow:

    And now I get to wait... and I HATE to wait... :banghead:
     
  8. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to cancel these backorders? At least at Midway USA you can, as they keep dragging out the "expected by" date one day at a time... I know some places just don't have a provision.

    I just went through this with their 75gr TAP FPD, on Monday it was "expected in on 2/16" then on Tuesday it was "expected in on 2/17" etc., etc., foggetaboutit! :rolleyes:
     
  9. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but sometimes you have to actually call... and get a hold of someone.
     
  10. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Yeah its very hard to call and get a hold of anyone at the smaller places right now. Most of them just disconnected their phones.
     
  11. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Doc,
    How are their shipping charges?
     
  12. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I considered cancelling the order... but since I'd already waited 6 weeks by then and everyone else seemed to be backordered as well I figured... I might as well just stay in line. :eek:

    I guess that's what I get for waiting until AFTER the election to pull the trigger (so to speak). :paranoid:
     
  13. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Just wait a few more months and they should catch up with demand. Back in december some of the places were back ordered over 50,000 pmags.
     
  14. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Yeap, that's the plan. ;)
     
  15. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, Murphy's Law did strike today. I stopped by the gun shop on my way home from work & asked whether they had any Pmags in stock (not really expecting them to say yes). Sure enough, they had two, so I bought them.

    Then, as I walk up to the door, I spot a package. Hmm...wonder what that could be? I don't have anything coming (and it's not ticking...). It's my two Pmags from US Cavalry!
     
  16. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Depends on how many, and so weight, but average UPS, about $10.00 for a small order, they also will ship USPS FCM if the pkg. is light.

    EDIT: I just ordered some cleaning patches and scope covers and the shipping via USPS was 4.50.

     
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    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    We KNEW it! Good deal, maybe they are getting caught up a little.

    Ammo pressure remains high, though- my favorite flavor went *poof* in a few days at ATG this week..


     
  18. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Here they were in the 'box yesterday. Hohoho :thumbup:
     
  19. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    I was at Tactical Tailor's awhile back and they had "bunches" of FDE for about 21.95

    No financial interests, prices subject to change... blah blah blah
     
  20. chakup

    chakup Eugene New Member

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    Guy's they are catching up. I still have Orange ones been selling off slowly. I got a notice from one of my distributors I have some black coming, the bulk of which filling back orders.