Buds Gun Shop (Shipping)

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Blaine, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Blaine

    Blaine New Member

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    I ordered a CIA Uzi carbine from Buds on the morning of the 8-4-11. My order is still processing, they still have not shipped my UC-9. I bought my Mosin Nagant from Buds a couple months ago and the shipping time was 4 days.

    I know on the their site it says 3-7 days to ship your gun but come on.
    I bought a AR-15 and AK-47 from Cheaper Than Dirt and I had it at my FFL in 3 days. Buds gun prices a great that's why I have ordered my last 2 guns from them but i am beginning to think I should have gone through CTD or J&G.

    It has been 4 days and they have not even shipped the gun. They drop ship 90% of their orders. What the hell can take so long. Maybe I am just being impatient. I do alot of business on-line and am just used to prompt shipping.
    I called a representative today and was very polite in asking about my order status, unfortunately he was very rude and was no help.

    Anybody else have any shipping problems with Buds?


    J.W
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I have had several purchases through them. Not one issue.

    You are the first member I've heard that has had trouble with them.

    If their CS is poor, take your business elsewhere.
     

  3. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Give em a telephone call, and find out whats going on.
     
  4. Blaine

    Blaine New Member

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    I called them this morning and the representative was kind of arrogant, and acted like it was a chore to tell me it should ship sometime or another.:eek:
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Having the firearm in stock helps.
    Bud's uses other dealers stock in their inventory. I get firearms in that were sold by Bud's, but I have to list other entities as senders.
     
  6. BlindOldMan

    BlindOldMan New Member

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    I ordered a CZ from Buds not too long ago. The shipment was delayed, but after leaving them a note in their feedback they shipped it that week and upgraded the delivery to UPS Next Day Air Saver.

    Impact was a little different. I had a Beretta on order from them. It took two months to ship even after saying it would within a week after ordering. They didn't say much more than that it will ship when it ships. They didn't upgrade the shipping either. Now I still buy at Impact, but because of this last experience I've been pushing more orders through Buds.

    In any case, I concur with the post that says essentially, "Vote with your dollars."
     
  7. knfxda

    knfxda New Member

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    Personally, I just don't think you can have it all. You can have 2 out of 3, which 2 do you want? (Fast Shipping, Great Customer Service, Lowest Prices).

    Getting all 3 is extrememly rare and if there were a seller like that, we'd all be using them (like Amazon).
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    A lot of the interweb sellers dont have a storeroom full of firearms waiting for you to buy. They just have a web list of what their suppliers have. So when you buy from them you sometimes gotta wait cuz they dont have a real inventory.
     
  9. Blaine

    Blaine New Member

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    I hear ya. I won't be using Buds ever again. CTD is a little more money but they ship their guns promptly with less shipping charges. I have nothing but good experiences with CTD. I just thought I would save a little money and get the same gun through Buds. That was a mistake.
     
  10. knfxda

    knfxda New Member

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    Personally, I like Bud's and will use them again. And guns ship free from Buds. (Shipping is included in the quoted price.)
     
  11. Blaine

    Blaine New Member

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    Here is the ad price.
    CIA UC-9 9MM RIFLE FOLDER 5/32RD/MAGS $717.00 SHIPS FREE




    Here is my receipt.

    Sub-Total: $717.00
    No cash discount, add: $21.51
    Shipping to Illinois: 1 Gun $8.00

    Total $746.51
     
  12. Blaine

    Blaine New Member

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    Well, Buds blew it again.


    My FFL has his gun shop at his house and gets Firearms delivered there. He has a full time job at Winchester/Olin so when he misses UPS he goes that night and picks it up from the hub. Last time I got a gun form Buds they put a hold on it, which means he cannot pick it up form the UPS hub. I had to call Buds and have it taken off hold so he could pick it up. I never had a issue with this from any other online retailer so it was new to me.

    This time I put a note in my order explaining the situation and not to put a hold on the gun. I called Buds and told them not to put a hold on the gun.

    Guess what, they put a ****ing hold on the gun. They are closed and now I have to wait until Monday and call them AGAIN and get it taken care of so I can get the damn gun.

    sorry for the rant

    BUDS SUCKS!
     
  13. knfxda

    knfxda New Member

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    That makes no sense to me. Is it because of the No Cash Discount? Illinois is still considered the continental US, right? ;)