I know I have had my share of delays before, out of stock, behind manufacturing, etc but I got what was done shipped within 1-2 days after completion. Never been too busy that I couldnt hop my ass over to UPS.
this is the story:
bought one of those TAPCO kits from Florida Gunworks.
11/17 Paypal payment sent
11/20 I asked for a update to how and when it was shipped and got a email saying "UPS. thanks"
11/27 asked for a UPS track #
11/28 I get another one liner saying "I will send you a tracking number ASAP"
11/29 didnt get it so I asked again and got "I will send it tonight"
11/30 Finally got a track #, it shows shipped/billed on 11/29.
heres what i got "tracking ####### You should have it next week, we have been behind on shipping, sorry for the
behind??? 10 days after payment is not behind its unacceptable. I paid $12 more for paypal just because it would take 3-5 days to get the money order there and I didnt want to wait that long for it to get there and it to be shipped out.
12/3 it looks as if it wasnt actually shipped, still no activity on the track # still shows billing info received.
12/3 emailed him, its Monday and got this "It went last night, they were closed, it will show movement today sometime. Thanks"
12/6 got it finally, everything dumped into plastic bag and almost all the small dentents,pins and springs had of course fell out thru a hole and wer gone.
the silver lining to this is there was a B/BC/CH in the upper already PlUS another B/BC/CH in the bag! woohoo!
so I came out ok I guess. but it took longer than it should.
heres a guy to stay away from.
How did you get in contact with Florida Gunworks? Did Florida Gunworks list the TAPCO kit on the Equipment Exchange?
saw a kit on gunbroker. but I bought direct from him and didnt go thru gunbroker.
heres his gunbroker ID: htwheel
heres the auction that caught my eye www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=2404118
KBPERF, thank you for the information.
I was thinking this over, besides the painful wait, you really didn't do to badly. I figure, the small parts were lost, but you most likely would be buying a lower kit anyways ($55 +/-)
Enjoy building your new AR
yeah I got lucky, the next person may may not though! just a warning to anyone thinking of buying from them.