Cabelas - 5.56 - eliminating backorders?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by suzychapstick, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. suzychapstick

    suzychapstick New Member

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    I'm looking to compare notes. Anyone else received empty shipments of 5.56 from backorders at cabellas?
    If so, are they telling you that there unable to correct the situation?
    I've had 5.56 ammo on backorder for a couple months. Cabellas told me a few dates I'd get it, but it never happened. Then before the next date they told me, I notice $ charge on my visa for part of my orders.
    Ironically its about a day or two before the vice president starts sayin obamas going to do something earlier this month. Well, I was at least looking forward to about half my quantity. Because in my own mind, I had been thinking the current value is double what I was locked in at, and that they wouldn't cough it up untill, if or when, this stuff comes back down.
    The next thing that happened was Cabellas drug there butt sending it out. Finally I get my boxes. They were light as a feather, and empty. Yes, they sent those green plastic boxes empty. Well, since then, I've been told more was on its way, and every other story under the sun. It seems they've currently settled on a consistant answer to the burn now. That is, " there is a glich in our system, and our computers won't let us correct it, therefore you lose your backorder." This unethical tactic sounds like a screw to me. Anyone else have this happen to them ????
     
  2. AR10

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    They charged you for empty boxes of ammo, shipped across state lines? That is a no no on several levels. Point out to them, the consequences of mail fraud if they don't make it right. Also your credit card company will return the money to you, if you notify them in a certain amount of time. 60 days?
     

  3. suzychapstick

    suzychapstick New Member

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    Thank you AR10. Yes, they shipped empty boxes across state lines. I am very upset. I'm glad you pointed out this mail fraud bit. They are still have my money. I still have one of the boxes intact, unopened. It's obvious by weight it also is empty. I believe this is a dishonest intentional tactic by Cabelas in attempt to escape the advertised pricing that was agreed upon. Again, anyone else, have this happen to them?? Or has anyone else actually received any federal 5.56 ammo from them lately? Also, anyone know of any numbers, addresses, or agencies that oversee this type thing?
     
  4. kalboy26

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    I have had a few problems with cabelas ordering in the past. They eventually got fixed bit they drug their feet for weeks. (which seems like forever when your waiting for a gun). I try to avoid them now. I have seen there prices on ammo as much as 10 dollars a box higher as well. Sportsmans is where I usually go now. Good luck.
     
  5. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Okay I find this very alarming, I just checked Cabelas website, ammunition for rifle section or bulk section. They do not have listed .223 or 5.56 ammo.

    Cabelas is not selling the ammo for what I am reading!

    MidwayUSA is out, backorder unavailable!
     
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  6. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Wow I would be pissed as I'm sure you are. I never liked doing business with cabellas, they are way too pricy. Big box stores should be charging way under msrp but everything I've seen there has been msrp
     
  7. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Local sportsman's warehouse has not jacked the prices. They have stayed the same.

    This is not looking good!
     
  8. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    They have listed .223/5.56 ammo. But when clicked onto such a page there is absolutely no description other than a false advertisement of brand names. Cabelas .... misleading if you ask me. :eek:
     
  9. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I did a search for 5.56 in ammo and had to items referenced; however, the 5.56 were either on the packaging and/or in the description area. When I scrolled down to the order area, one was 22-250 and the other 6.8 Calibers.

    The rifle ammunition caliber types no mention of 223 or 5.56 ammunition:

    From the pull-down memu, 223 should be between the ammo listed below - nothing:

    .222 Remington

    .240 Weatherby

    http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/brow...32480?WTz_l=Unknown;cat104792580;cat104691780

    Update:

    Cabelas has no .223 or 5.56 it is gone from inventory listing! If this is the case folks, be very frugal on shooting until we get back to normal levels!
     
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  10. suzychapstick

    suzychapstick New Member

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    Yes, TNARG knows how I feel. I think a couple of us don't understand how this cabela thing supposedly works, so I'll explain.
    1. instock
    2. backorderable
    3. non backorderable
    4. sold out for season
    5. discontinued

    Ok, number 1 is obvious. 4 and 5 says go somewhere else. 3 is when cabellas feels there getting thin, and dont care to engage in a set price w/ customer at present time on future incoming products. 2 means cabelas gives you an expected date for this product. The customer then has the option to lock in at that price. As soon as the product arrives at cabellas, they'll ship it to you. It doesn't guarantee you'll get the product. But, you are guaranteed the agreement before they put it back in stock.
    So in my situation, they have shipped me empty boxes, claiming there computer wont let them correct the situation, therefore our agreed price no longer stands. Cabellas is a major company. Thats why I went to them. I thought I'd avoid the chance the nonsense by paying a little more.
     
  11. robertb6112

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    That's why are society shouldn't depend on computers. Pretty scary when you can't fix a computer mistake. You could try to file a complaint with the better business bureau. Or at least threaten cabelas that your going to do it.
     
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  12. swordsman11868

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    Here's my theory: I think what we have here is that people with more money than you or I are also buying all the ammo they can. These people have connections to the manufacturers and are being supplied first.

    So if a guy who is buddies with the owner of Cabela's or Lake City or whichever manufacturer or supplier wants ammo - he gets it first.

    The rest of us get what's left over and there are too many of us.

    So if we wait a few months until this nonsense blows over these guys will liquidate their stockpiles and prices will come down. It will cost them more in storage to keep them.

    After all, this is .223 ammo, not French wine - it doesn't get more valuable with age!

    Just my .02.

    -Dan
     
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  13. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I say demand twice the ammo you paid for, sell half at a good price and keep the rest and never go back to cabelas :p
     
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  14. suzychapstick

    suzychapstick New Member

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    I like you attitude TNARG. PanBaccha, yes I noticed that also. It appears thats just one of stunts to add confusion to the matter. I think they got this ammo, and are disperssing it elsewhere under a different name. Then right after whitehouse started meeting w/ NRA and walmart, is when they made the charges on my visa. The next thing to go on was the vice president saying the pres is gonna do something. During that time span, the shipment was delayed on being sent out. But before the pres talked, they sent out empty boxes. Probally what happened there, they got nervous and thought they better liquidate quick, then being they already have my money and know that, they sent empty shipment. Ever so conveniently at the same time eliminating my locked in price of the ammo. This theory is just my opinion. But this Cabela thing is bad business. A downright screw.
     
  15. longunner

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    Yea I've never heard of anything like that I can't believe they sent you empty boxes that's like a slap in the face. Fu&% em is my verdict!!
     
  16. HockaLouis

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    Suzy;
    Used to go thru something similar at Sportsmans Guide.
    U can get your money back, obviously. You cannot force them to sell you the ammo at the original price -- just won't happen.
     
  17. velofan

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    Got a backordered shipment of 5.56 from Candelas myself a few weeks ago. They sold it with the ammo can but shipped the can separately. I bet their system is overloaded and they just cannot get the ammo in. I bet it is just a mistake. That said they should make good on the order.