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Offline Karl Blanchard

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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2017, 09:02:16 PM »
Failure in the field is not an option.  It's a pass fail test.  Best warranty on earth wont get a scope or binos up and running when they fail in the middle of the hunt.   Call it hating or whatever you want.  If ditching a brand that fails me is hating then guess I'm a hater. :twocents:
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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2017, 09:04:59 PM »
Fought Nikon one time. Never will buy again. Vortex on my last dozen or more purchases. Not a single complaint. But after reading this I may not buy any more vortex. Last thing i need is a product that sounds like it belongs to a mall cop. Lol

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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2017, 09:09:54 PM »
I own Nikon and Vortex. No complaints on eitherand havenít had to use eitherís customer service 6 yrs running. But I also have great luck with buying cars FWIW.
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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2017, 10:43:21 PM »
Fought Nikon one time. Never will buy again. Vortex on my last dozen or more purchases. Not a single complaint. But after reading this I may not buy any more vortex. Last thing i need is a product that sounds like it belongs to a mall cop. Lol
don't let the haters scare you away. Every brand has their issues. I would rather buy a product with a strong backing from the company than something at the same price point that I will have to either fight with them to fix/replace or they won't cover. I mean I take good care of my optics so I really don't worry that much but I know that IF something ever did go wrong with my vortex pieces that I can just contact them and send it in and bam fixed or replaced. I will also put vortex glass up against any leupold of the same price and I do like leupold as well! Also... who cares about the name? If the glass is good and it works really well then the model name shouldn't matter.

Sorry I should have inserted mr eye rolling emoji. Poor attempt at sarcasm.  Vortex rocks.

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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2017, 06:38:32 AM »
long gone are the days of true top customer service. My grandfather told me the story of when he was young and big time into skeet/ comp, he had a superposed browning O/U that was about 500$ at the time... (talking early '40's) that was big money back then.. he shot the rib off the barrel. Called browning, they said to send it in. He did and about a week later a gentleman knocked on his door, said he was from Browning and handed him a brand new shotgun. Customer care has very much changed over the years......
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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2017, 05:23:55 PM »
long gone are the days of true top customer service. Customer care has very much changed over the years......

 I disagree, there are still quality companies out there. :twocents: http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,143206.msg1900531.html#msg1900531
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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2017, 05:44:39 PM »
Vortex is the way to go. 0 questions asked! its broke or has an issue send it in! They either fix or replace and send it back at no cost!

The problem with Vortex is the need to send the product in. 3 of the 5 Vortex products I own have had to go back for repair and that doesnít include my spotting scope that pretty much broke in half in the middle of my mountain goat hunt this year. Luckily I was able to screw it back together but why did I need to in the first place?
My Vortex spotter did the same thing during my elk hunt this year. They are fixing it right now. First problem I've had with any of my Vortex items. But it's pretty much  soured me on them.

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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2017, 06:12:54 PM »
Vortex is the way to go. 0 questions asked! its broke or has an issue send it in! They either fix or replace and send it back at no cost!

The problem with Vortex is the need to send the product in. 3 of the 5 Vortex products I own have had to go back for repair and that doesnít include my spotting scope that pretty much broke in half in the middle of my mountain goat hunt this year. Luckily I was able to screw it back together but why did I need to in the first place?
My Vortex spotter did the same thing during my elk hunt this year. They are fixing it right now. First problem I've had with any of my Vortex items. But it's pretty much  soured me on them.

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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2017, 07:05:43 PM »
I've had extremes of great service and being ripped off by Nikon customer service.

Years ago I bought fairly low end Nikon binoculars that came with a warranty of a year or so.  We baby optics, but within weeks the insides came loose and one side would no longer focus.  Nikon sprang a service fee ($35 ?) to honor their warranty and I grudgingly paid and sent them in, paying shipping both ways.  They came back with the same problem.  I phoned Nikon Customer service and got a rude woman who told me that I had broken them again and that they would fix them again for the service fee.  No way.

Several years later I was talking to a Nikon rep at the Sportsmanís Show in Puyallup and mentioned my experience.  He said that Nikon had set out to improve CS and to send in the binos again.  They sent me  new Monarchs, a significant upgrade at no cost.  That was over five years ago.



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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2017, 07:08:32 PM »
Vortex is the way to go. 0 questions asked! its broke or has an issue send it in! They either fix or replace and send it back at no cost!

The problem with Vortex is the need to send the product in. 3 of the 5 Vortex products I own have had to go back for repair and that doesnít include my spotting scope that pretty much broke in half in the middle of my mountain goat hunt this year. Luckily I was able to screw it back together but why did I need to in the first place?

 :yeah: I have a Vortex as a truck spotting scope and had the same thing happen. It just rides on my back seat with the neoprene cover and always comes apart in the middle. At the factory for warranty now.
 
They told me I was the first one with this problem, ya right. Hope they fix it

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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2017, 07:30:49 PM »
If only there were a top quality optics manufacturer that stood behind their products forever, 100%, no questions asked, and manufactured them in America?    Wait, I seem to remember my grandfather talking about such a Place.

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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2017, 09:46:40 PM »
If only there were a top quality optics manufacturer that stood behind their products forever, 100%, no questions asked, and manufactured them in America?    Wait, I seem to remember my grandfather talking about such a Place.

The majority of Leupolds binoculars are made overseas.
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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2017, 07:42:43 PM »
My $55,000.00 Duramax had an issue. I really don't understand why all the complaining. Send it in, get it fixed or buy a $1000 pair of binos, scopes, whatever and hope those don't have a problem... Stuff does happen.
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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2017, 07:00:54 AM »
My $55,000.00 Duramax had an issue. I really don't understand why all the complaining. Send it in, get it fixed or buy a $1000 pair of binos, scopes, whatever and hope those don't have a problem... Stuff does happen.

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Re: Done with Nikon
« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2017, 07:52:59 AM »
My $55,000.00 Duramax had an issue. I really don't understand why all the complaining. Send it in, get it fixed or buy a $1000 pair of binos, scopes, whatever and hope those don't have a problem... Stuff does happen.

Be careful getting all reasonable, Campmeat.




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