Originally Posted by Marshall
so I really don't get the delay.
I do -- they're having a big sale AND free shipping. I ordered some 1,500 rounds (in 2 calibers) and I EXPECT them to take a long time!
Think for a minute: 50 states; if ONLY 100 people per state order because of the sale (on top of however many usually order every week), that's 5,000 orders to pack and ship AND wanna bet staff is short for the holiday weekend?
ALSO think about this (I'm looking ruefully at myself on this one...) Amazon is desperately asking Prime members to NOT pick two-day free shipping if we don't need it (stupidly, they're offering a 'bennie' that you can only use IF you regularly order orders from 'pantry'). But,I ordered some stuff, and since I'm rarely in a rush, I picked the 5-10 days (got $5 credit at pantry that I cannot ever use...).
Man-oh-man, I was getting annoyed and twitchy! SHEESH! When was the order coming?!? WHY did I have to wait "so long"? WHERE was my order!!
So, I'm not going to 'be nice' anymore to Amazon. I AM USED to my orders appearing within one or two days! (So what if they're losing money on Prime!? NOT my problem!
) So -- because I've been 'taught' to expect very very quick delivery, I DO expect it and I notice when it doesn't happen as fast as I expect. We've all gotten that sort of expectation...
I really LIKE Freedom Munitions because their stock is well-made. I checked prices this time (just 'cause) and their prices were the best. So -- two great points: cheaper AND really well made! So, if it takes them time? I'll wait!
p.s., I got a concerned call from my TX distributor on Friday, because he had a client who REEEALLY needed a gauge by Monday. My distributor isn't IN Houston -- but UPS and FEDEX are NOT working down there, so he can't get the stock order he had me ship to him Monday (It's in some warehouse down there -- I HOPE it's high-and-dry!!); could I drop ship to this guy in OK? Absolutely! So, the order is taken care of.
Freedom may have 'things going on' we don't know about.