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Lament the Passing of Mail Order ? Naaa !

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by oth48, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. oth48

    oth48 Member

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    With changes afoot i'm not sure i care !
    1st rifle bought 3 months ago had damaged sight - tried for 2 months to get replacement and gave up.

    Ordered 2nd rifle online from Discount seller in Sheffield and guy (sounded most helpful !) called to say price increased slightly - no prob i said (it was minimal) Whilst on phone i asked about scope prices & said i would chk out his listings. Look at credit card online & find iv'e been charged £45 more than rifle - i call next day & get told they have sent scope i didnt order!
    Then WRONG rifle arrives ! So i send back scope & rifle.
    5 weeks later i still have no refund (& today wrote to my credit card Co to try get resolve. Will i miss being able to order by mail ???
    Not B----y Likely !! Should have gone to local dealer in 1st Place !! (we live/ we learn)
    To be fair though the 3rd supplier came up trumps ! Is it me or are there too many people "with an interest in guns & no business sense/ idea of customer service" that have set up shop in the past ?
     
  2. dom

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    not being able to buy guns and spares mail order will create a lot of extra expence if your serious about air guning you should care.
    imo thanks dom.
     
  3. Andy

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    I used a local shop a few weeks ago to try to buy a gun, they said they would ring me back once they checked with supplier.
    They never rang back so i went else ware.
    When this law comes in it will be a right pain, i feel sorry for the online retailers they should get compo imo.
    I want to know about chambers as they specialize in airgun spares, they will loose loads of trade surely. :down:
     
  4. Tim Park

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    You can buy a firearm piece by piece legally over the internet and assemble it illegally.
    Are airgun parts really subject to this legislation? To be honest I haven't really read the bill in full yet.
     
  5. EX Mod Cog

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    You should read it, and see how much b*** s*** it all is.

    My nearest gun shop isn't that close, it's about 45 minutes away from where I live. Plus, they like to sell display models at full prices, for some reason, and although they're helpful when it comes to repairs and things, I'd much rather just order something online because things are much cheaper that way.

    Another example, I got some pellets the other day - a tin of 500 Crosman Accupels and the same in RWS Superdomes. They were both in .177, yet it came to £10.50 - and this is just for two tins of pellets? I've seen them going for about £3 each on Uttings.

    I'm just annoyed about this new legislation, I mean it's not that bad but it inconviniences me, and I don't like that.

    I could go on for hours about how I disagree with it all, but there's no point.
     
  6. Buzz

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    I didn't think it was illegal to buy pellets by mail order. I'm not saying it's not...just didn't think it was included in the face to face deal.
     
  7. Andy

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    The price of pellets will rise anyway as the price of metal as rocketed.
    However i don't think they are included in the ban.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't make myself that clear.

    I didn't mean that pellets were included in the ban, I was just making a point about how much more expensive shops are.
     
  9. Buzz

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    With the pellets price thing, Andy is right....12 bore cartridges used to be able to be bought by the thousand for less than £90, they're now round the £110 mark....old stock is still available but dwindling fast.
     

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