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Keep waiting or buy elsewhere (ar upper on backorder)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dieselfuel12v, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Dieselfuel12v

    Dieselfuel12v Bellingham Member

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    I bought a Ar Upper kit, listed 7 in stock, come to find out that wasn't the case, and was told about 3 times a date it would ship, and here I am 2 months later still waiting. No good news, now they're waiting on parts from a supplier, with no date expected. I'm not much for the wishy washy waiting game.

    Would you cancel your order and go with someone who has stock and will ship, or just suck it up and keep waiting, possibly another month or more?
     
  2. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    I personally have limited patience when it comes to order fulfillment. Especially when the business I’m purchasing things from claims to have the items I want in stock. Unless it’s a brand you really like and can only be gotten through the one outfit you ordered from I’d suggest looking elsewhere and getting a guarantee of stock on hand ready to ship. That’s just me though probably. :)
     
  3. Dieselfuel12v

    Dieselfuel12v Bellingham Member

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    What I did learn is to call anyone I order from before placing a online order. I don't trust any "in stock" icon anymore.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^
    This
     
  5. cetme

    cetme oregon city Member

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    if you have a opportunity to get the money back,i would do so.there are plenty of other dealers who have uppers in stock.even in the portland area if you research it.i found a complete 20 inch dpms upper minus the bolt,with magpul handguard for 300.00 3 miles from my house. good luck
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    This wouldnt happen to be Rifle Broker would it?
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a barrel from these guys yesterday for my wife's carbine build and the page said one barrel was left.. after I ordered it said 0 barrels left.. so I thought.. "OK", but after noticing this thread I thought it would be good to call.. YEP, no barrels in stock but maybe by next week and they'll e-mail me. Never trust the automated "in stock" info if you're in a hurry to get your items

    Anyone have info on these guys? It was a Yankee Hills barrel..

    Cold Hand Arms, From our COLD DEAD HANDS
     
  8. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    Every business out there has AR uppers... I have bought from AR15 Sales with great results in the past. Get your money back and spend it at a business who cares enough to give real customer service.
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    They may have complete uppers but the particular barrel I want is currently no where to be found and many similar barrels are also sold out
     
  10. nrc

    nrc Oregon Member

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    +1 for Pete at ARSales. At least if its back ordered, he will be honest with you.

    The toughest part about Pete is getting him on the phone - he's a busy guy.

    Nate
     
  11. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Depends, if it's a high end model that you have been waiting to buy, go ahead and wait a little longer. If it's a cheaper make (and I am assuming it is by the "run around" you are getting) get your money back, there are plenty of other manufacturers that should be able to help you out.
     
  12. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    +1 When this kind of thing has happened to me I feel lied to. I certainly don't wanna reward a liar.
     
  13. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    After being put on BACKORDER status from suppliers on ammunition (back during the 08-09 shortage), I literally had to wait over 6-months, re-processed and put back on backorder (Law Enforcement orders take priority, regardless of how long you've been on backorder).

    I won't buy ammuntion from Cabelas anymore after the way the treated me. After being on backorder for 8-months, they finally sent me a letter that just stated that my order was CANCELLED and I had to replace the order (only to walk into Bi-Mart and find the exact ammunition I was looking for for cheaper).

    Then after the way Cheaper Than Dirt price gouged their customers- I refuse to buy anything from there unless I REALLY NEED IT and they are the only ones that have it.

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  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    On one of the other AR forums,a guy went round and round with Spikes and I don't recall if he ever got everything resolved.He wished he would have pulled the plug a lot earlier.

    Last week when I was looking around,there were some stuff everywhere and a ton on back order.
    But there are many stores with stuff in stock.Heck one store in Tacoma had 10 uppers just sitting there under the rifles.Most anything you could want.(in 5,56 or 6.8) They have lots of upper and lower kits too.
    I mean you can wait for a month or drive a little and have your part.Or close to it.

    I don't like waiting much,but I don't like using $50 in gas to go to Tacoma for everything.So I order it.
     
  15. Samurai

    Samurai Monroe, Wa. Member

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    I would cancel the order, I have done this in the past. I agree that calling before ordering is the best approach, but if a company is going to list items in stock they should be held to it. Or inconvenienced by orders and cancellations because of it, until the get their act together. I would recommend Rainier Arms here in the NW, they have a lot in stock, excellent quality components, and very fast shipping turnaround.
    Jason