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#21 Ron A

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 08:28 PM

A this price who cares about the wait - the price is right... rolleyes.gif
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#22 railroader

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 04:59 PM

Just got my new delivery date of Feb 28th. I guess this could go on forever.
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:52 PM

I agree it certainly can go on for a long while but again we have nothing to lose waiting, didn't have them before the offer was made so we are none the worse off all things considered.

With these email alerts they send out it makes be feel compelled to contact them and make SURE they don't drop me off the back order status we are all on. Means more telephone traffic for them to handle and increases risk of a screw up as one board member already commented on in getting his quantity wrong.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (OldFalGuy @ Jan 2 2006, 05:52 PM)
Means more telephone traffic for them to handle and increases risk of a screw up as one board member already commented on in getting his quantity wrong.

I got the email from them today, with a different order number, that said to reply if I wanted to be kept on the waiting list (which I did). This identified my order as being for 4 drums.

So it seems I'm in their system two different way; once for 4 drums and once for 2. if I actually get six I won't complain wink.gif


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#25 Jay Baker

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:23 PM

Got an email from them too.
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:32 PM

Got same email with same ship date 2/28/06.
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:21 PM

I tried to order drums twice and just got the runaround from SG. Contacted their customer service and got the bullshit of no drums able to be shipped to NY. I don't understand the law, we here can purchase and possess any mags that are preban regardless of capacity but can not bring same into state by mail? Doesn't make sense to me.

Wish I could get some drums. banghead.gif
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#28 full auto 45

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:37 PM

Got the email and upped my ante to 2. tongue.gif
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE (jimmie58 @ Jan 3 2006, 06:21 PM)
I tried to order drums twice and just got the runaround from SG. Contacted their customer service and got the bullshit of no drums able to be shipped to NY. I don't understand the law, we here can purchase and possess any mags that are preban regardless of capacity but can not bring same into state by mail? Doesn't make sense to me.

Wish I could get some drums. banghead.gif

It seems like the big cities always screw up gun stuff for the whole state.

NYC screws it up for NY.
Chicago screws it up for Illinois.
LA screws it up for Cali. (well, they have other issues too) laugh.gif

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:48 PM

All the flurry prompted me to check my order again. ity was there a couple weeks ago, but tonight....SHAZAM! "No record exists of your order" blink.gif
This is after having reconfirmed my backordered drums three times over 6 months and now I'll have to call them and find out what the Heck is going on! banghead.gif
Maybe (as others have stated) the backorder notice will be sent to me shortly with another number....but tomorrow I'll find out via the Telephone....and let you know if there is any other news!

a very frustrated john!!
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Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:51 PM

John,

You'll probably get the e-mail from SG. The same thing happened to me a couple of days ago. I think the orders are getting so old that they don't show up in the SG automated tool anymore.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:29 PM

SG responded to my recent inquiry saying that I did not confirm my order by responding to a notice dated Sept 27, 2005. This is BS. I sent them notice on Oct 5, 2005. Here's copy of what I sent.


> To: customerserviceops@sportsmanguide.com
> Subject: Order # 26597088
> Date sent: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 17:54:48 -0500
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> Dear Sportsman's Guide:
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> I have received notice of the revised shipping date for the
> referenced backordered items. As per your instructions, this e-mail
> is to confirm that I still want you to complete the order as placed.
> Thank you!

This is a classic SG trick. Advertise an item at a low price; get a bunch of orders and, often, some new/renewal membership fees, and then stiff the buyer on the item. You also always need to check your credit card bill because often they will "forget" to figure in the coupon savings if you used a coupon.

If SG won't honor my order, what's my next action?
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:39 PM

Well,
Finally got an email.....today, after I had called the Guide two days ago. The lady I spoke with told me that the orders more than 30 days old don't show up (not trackable) on the website. I asked why not and she didn't know.....
She assured me that she had found my order and all was well and the delivery date is as the rest (2.28/06).
I mentioned that a bunch of folks I knew had ordered a bunch of these drums and wanted to know what their chances were to actually receive them. She said that they should come through BUT they were having trouble with this particular vendor and the delivery dates.
SOOOO, they are not the direct importers of these drums but are buying them from another wholesaler.....

No idea if this thing will ever go through, but they supposedly have a contract with the vendor for these drums and hopefully will come through.

I'll keep checking and let you all know if I find anything else out. Gotta run down there next week....

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 07:58 AM

After getting an email, I got a notice in snail mail yesterday. They must really want my business.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:42 AM

Last email from SG said expect shipment Feb.28-well Tues is Feb 28th-we'll see.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:12 AM

I spoke to them last week and they said 2/28 was still the date.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:08 AM

I aksed Dan of Dan's Sporting Goods, which is where SG gets their Thompson part sets, and a lot of their ammo.

He had no idea where the drums were coming from. He said that none of the major exporters in England have had any large supplies.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 12:27 PM

I should add, even though I was told the 2/28 date again, I'm hedging my bets and bought 2 Colt L drums from Merle.
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