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Title: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 13, 2021, 08:53:30 AM
I opened an account because they showed .30-30 in stock and while ordering a 5-10 day lead time to fill. Ordered 4 boxes. Email confirmation came saying expected due date was 07/05/2021. Checked again today - 07/11/2021.

I understand the ammo shortage is definitely a thing. But always tell the customer what to expect. These guys suck.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: whackmaster on April 13, 2021, 08:56:58 AM
I wont use them any more
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Buckhunter24 on April 13, 2021, 09:30:23 AM
Seems to be a common opinion of them these days, I haven't used them and definitely don't plan to
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: JKEEN33 on April 13, 2021, 09:34:43 AM
If you can find a courier, Iíd give you a box. I bought a few for the brass when they were cheap. I donít want to deal with shipping, but if you can find a ride for it from Enumclaw itís yours. Iím out of town tonight- Monday, but itís available anytime after that if you want it.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Mtnwalker on April 13, 2021, 09:40:35 AM
Theyíre showing an upper in stock that I want but after all the talk about them lately Iím not even gonna waste my time
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Sakko300wsm on April 13, 2021, 09:48:06 AM
I have never used Optics Planet - but have used EuroOptics for a few scopes and they were awesome to work with and fast delivery!
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: konradcountry on April 13, 2021, 09:57:16 AM
Seems to be a common problem right now. These companies probably have "good enough" inventory systems that fail under high demand.

Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: jrebel on April 13, 2021, 09:58:44 AM
Up until last year optics planet was a great site to order from.  I am in the same boat with one item.  It has soured me and I will not use them again.  I wouldnít be surprised if they go out of business because of this....heck, they may already be out of business.    :chuckle:

They are dead to me!! 
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Ghost Hunter on April 13, 2021, 10:12:11 AM
I opened an account because they showed .30-30 in stock and while ordering a 5-10 day lead time to fill. Ordered 4 boxes. Email confirmation came saying expected due date was 07/05/2021. Checked again today - 07/11/2021.

I understand the ammo shortage is definitely a thing. But always tell the customer what to expect. These guys suck.

Funny, those are the same due dates posted on an order I placed 2/15.   :sry:  not funny.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 13, 2021, 10:19:02 AM
If you can find a courier, Iíd give you a box. I bought a few for the brass when they were cheap. I donít want to deal with shipping, but if you can find a ride for it from Enumclaw itís yours. Iím out of town tonight- Monday, but itís available anytime after that if you want it.

That's a very nice offer, thanks. I don't know of anyone going near you, though. :'(
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: frazierw on April 13, 2021, 10:25:25 AM
I ordered scope rings from them last week with no problems, FWIW.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: zwickeyman on April 13, 2021, 10:43:36 AM
If they actually have it in their warehouse they are pretty good but like most I dont expect a quick delivery
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Bigshooter on April 13, 2021, 11:12:10 AM
I've never had a problem with them. 
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 13, 2021, 11:19:59 AM
If you can find a courier, Iíd give you a box. I bought a few for the brass when they were cheap. I donít want to deal with shipping, but if you can find a ride for it from Enumclaw itís yours. Iím out of town tonight- Monday, but itís available anytime after that if you want it.

That's a very nice offer, thanks. I don't know of anyone going near you, though. :'(

Keep checking Starline Brass site.  Keep a tab open, and refresh every day.  Their Out of Stock, No Backorder changes at times to Backorder's accepted.  I placed a backorder for .45 Colt brass last week in just such a manner.  I don't know when I will get it, but I am giving them a chance for their FCFS fulfillment statement.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: thinkingman on April 13, 2021, 01:40:43 PM
They did that with the bowcase my wife ordered for Christmas.
Unscrupulous.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Night goat on April 13, 2021, 08:05:02 PM
Yeah these guys suck

Bought a duck call from em around Christmas, didnít get here til after duck season ended
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: ThurstonCokid on April 13, 2021, 08:38:36 PM
I have somewhat of a good ammo shop i can drop by this weekend and see if they have 30-30.. message me and ill get in contact and let ya know what they have.


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Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Miles on April 14, 2021, 05:14:49 AM
They do suck.  Returned a pair of binoculars in December and waited 45 days for the $1,500 refund.   Canít call them, they donít answer.  Canít email cause they give a generic response.   Wasnít until I threatened legal action through their Facebook account that I miraculously got the refund.   

I will never do business with them again.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 14, 2021, 07:52:43 AM
I have somewhat of a good ammo shop i can drop by this weekend and see if they have 30-30.. message me and ill get in contact and let ya know what they have.


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Thanks. I have a funeral to attend this weekend and a day date with Mrs. Pianoman on Sunday. I wouldn't be able to get up there just yet.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Tenkara on April 14, 2021, 08:17:17 AM
They do suck.  Returned a pair of binoculars in December and waited 45 days for the $1,500 refund.   Canít call them, they donít answer.  Canít email cause they give a generic response.   Wasnít until I threatened legal action through their Facebook account that I miraculously got the refund.   

I will never do business with them again.
I called last Saturday and canceled an order, I was only on hold for maybe a minute before someone answered.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Miles on April 15, 2021, 04:21:10 AM
They do suck.  Returned a pair of binoculars in December and waited 45 days for the $1,500 refund.   Canít call them, they donít answer.  Canít email cause they give a generic response.   Wasnít until I threatened legal action through their Facebook account that I miraculously got the refund.   

I will never do business with them again.
I called last Saturday and canceled an order, I was only on hold for maybe a minute before someone answered.

Good for them, but Iíll never be a customer.  Perhaps they are focusing on customer service now that most internet reviews are trending sharply downward.    I canceled my order too, but the binos still shipped and I ended up in the mess I experienced.  Hope you donít experience the same.


Cameralandny if you want customer service and competitive prices.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Miles on April 15, 2021, 04:25:20 AM
Read:

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.opticsplanet.com


https://www.bbb.org/us/il/northbrook/profile/retail-optical-goods/opticsplanet-inc-0654-36000233/complaints




Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Jonathan_S on April 15, 2021, 06:26:49 AM
Love OP. Ordered some .30-06 Lapua brass in January and had it by summer. What's not to love?

I did get a rangefinder there a few years back; it was the best deal going. Then I got another 10% back in their OP bucks so that was nice.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Stein on April 15, 2021, 07:45:13 AM
Sounds like it has really gone downhill.  I probably have ordered a couple dozen times over the years.  Shipping is slow, prices are good to great on the stuff I ordered.  I sent one thing back, took a while and got the credit.

I appreciate others posting here that the current situation is different, I will not be rolling the dice with these guys.
Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Ghost Hunter on April 15, 2021, 05:13:41 PM
Didn't have to ditch OP.  They ditched me.   :bash:  Took 2 months to get to this point.   :o   I'll trade the code number for a ripe banana   >:(

Greetings from OpticsPlanet.com!

Thank you for your most recent order. We sincerely apologize, but we have just learned that the following item(s) you ordered is no longer available through OpticsPlanet.com:
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EOTech Xbow Crossbow Red Dot Sight w/ Range Assist, Crossbow Pattern Reticle, Black 512.XBOW
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Title: Re: Optics Planet Sucks
Post by: Ridgeratt on April 15, 2021, 05:36:39 PM
5% seems awfully generous of them 🤔.

Try not to spend it all in one spot.