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So I think I just got a new AR15 Barrel for free....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by glockguy, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    OK so heres the deal, I am Building an AR an decided i wanted a flutted Barrel, So I looked and looked and finally found one for a decent one for a good price on line (209.99) anyways i payed for it and looked at my bank account the next day and it was holding (pending) the 209.99 well a few days later i hadn't received a shipping confirmation so i went to and looked at my bank account to see if the money had come out yet. Well the 209.99 was no longer pending and it was no where in my History either, it was added back to my " available" balance, It was like i never even bought it, the money was added back to my available balance. So I called the company on monday and they said they had processed my payment and it cleared and they were sending out my barrel that day, well I got the barrel today and I still have the 209.99 in my back account, its like i got a free barrel, is it the banks fault? do I spend the $$ on a few more goodies or just keep it in there in case something happens? this has never happened to me and is odd lol. here the barrel i picked up.
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Good Karma is hard to come by. If by weeks end you still have the money in your account, after the holiday call the company. It is an accounting error on their end. JMO
     
  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    You Ned to call the company and make it right. Whatever that is. Then you'll feel more comfortable everything you look at that gun. But that's me...
     
  4. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I told the company on monday when i called the guy was like well we have our money, so thats all i care about, looks like you may of got a free barrel, I was like well yea, but someone messed up somewhere, and id rather figure out who and where
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You know Santa is watching you and Christmas is right around the corner.
     
  6. Panther

    Panther Keizer Active Member

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    What's your integrity worth? How would you feel if they charged you and never shipped? look at these things in life as a test. Nothing is free brother. It sounds dumb but I would rather be ripped off than rip someone else off.
     
  7. Center of Mass

    Center of Mass Clackamas New Member

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    It's very well that the company does have their money. So when your bank does an audit, they WILL find it, and they WILL take it back. Being honest in all walks of life, makes you feel better as a person. If your bank doesn't think here was an error, keep in your savings. Build a few bucks in interest. The when the audit comes from the internal parts of the bank, you won't feel like they stole it from you.
     
  8. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I'll bet it clears your account in a day or two. After being the victim of bank fraud I watch my account vigorously and I see that from time to time. Pending, gone cleared. Don't lose sleep over it but I wouldn't respend the money any time soon.
     
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  9. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    this^^^I just had same thing happen.
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    ^^^ THIS, TOO... Me, too! ^^^


    BTW- you screwed up, and should have gotten a middy-gas length. ;)
     
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  11. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I look at my account daily, so I'm keeping an eye out, and what's better about a mid gas length stomper?
     
  12. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Do the right thing and square things with the company. I really do believe in, "What goes around comes around."
     
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's a tough one. I would say give them a call, but if they show payment received they will probably not take payment. Then you did your part and it's all good.

    But we've all been screwed before and hopefully by making the attempt at least to make it right you erased a future come back karma on you.

    I hope you do get it free though! Nice barrel.
    Can you PM me or tell us where you ordered it? I'm looking for a fluted barrel for a future build.
     
  14. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Why ask if you should be honest on an internet forum???
     
  15. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    On a 16" barrel...

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    Longer sight radius = better aiming accuracy potential.

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    Longer gas tube system has a less harsh cycling impulse, yet still maintains a slightly "over gassed" system to potenially prolong operation if the action becomes exceptionally fouled.

    3.
    Looks less goofy w/o having 8' of barrel sticking out past the FSB/gas block... PLUS you can use use a bayonet on that sucker like you would a 20" rifle or 14.5" carbine. :thumbup: :paranoid:

    4.
    Aside from the above, I was just goofin' on ya! ;)
     
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  17. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I got a 10inch rail and a low profile gas block, but will I need a different gas tube as well now? I didn't think about that lol grrrr my rifle kit I got was a Mid length
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That's an easy fix... Just get a middy length barrel! ;)


    If your 10" rail is a free-float, and your lo-pro gas block fits underneath it you'll be fine, but you may have to get a carbine gas tube if you think your kit is for a middy.
     
  19. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Thats what I did when they sent me 2-3 extra mags on top of the 10 I had purchased (yes during the panic)

    They thanked me for my honesty and told me to enjoy.
    I was told by others on here once you receive a product you didn't pay for.. Its more of a liability to take it back (potentially) or something along those lines.

    Id hold onto it for a few weeks (like a found bag of cash) and then after time passes call and see whats up. Half the time they wont even care. But yes, do the right thing and at least tell them about the error.. After that the balls in their court.

    However.. No one is saying you have to call rrrrright away.. ;)
     
  20. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I did call the company, on Monday. They said on there end it says they have received payment and said enjoy the barrel, I'm thinking its a error on the banks end.