FareDyne is selling an SVS smartphone scope mount to go on *any optics* has anyone ever tried to mount one of these on a crossbow scope or muzzleloader scope? I'm curious as to the success they had while hunting. Appreciate any feedback or even links to video they got. Thanks
at the ammo is in stock when it isn't. I ended up receiving 1 shipment and paying almost all the shipping cost for the entire order. For the remaining shipments I was told one was on back order for another month and the other didn't have a production schedule. The only "help" that I got was to cancel my order and charge me more than full retail for what I received. This is not the standard that I expect from Guidefitter or the brands that I promote.
BryanKHi Fred - Thanks for your post and sharing your concerns. I'm the CEO of Guidefitter and your post caused a bunch of internal conversations here today about how we can improve how we handle pro deals on ammo through Guidefitter. You bring up several concerns here I want to address.
First - regarding available inventory levels of ammo (and all other products available through Guidefitter)...this is a challenge we are faced with here all the time. Given that the products available on Guidefitter ship directly from the manufacturer, we are 100% reliant on the manufacturer to provide us with accurate inventory levels for their products. Most of the time, the inventory counts on our website are spot-on. Sometimes, unfortunately, they're not because we haven't received updated counts from the manufacturer. We are working to develop better integrations with each of the 100+ brands we have partnerships with so that we get updated inventory counts as frequently as possible. Each manufacturer operates a little differently, but our goal is to work hard to get to daily inventory updates with all of our brand partners so that we avoid disappointing our members, as we did with you when learning that items are out of stock only *after* you place an order. I would hate this if it happened to me. This is one of our highest priority projects with all of our partners and we will keep working hard to achieve this.
Second - regarding shipping costs. When shipping ammo, FedEx/UPS treats these shipments as a hazardous material requiring an "ORM-D" (which stands for "Other Regulated Materials for Domestic shipping) label designation. Shippers like FedEx are subject to federal laws (49 C.F.R. § 173.59) when shipping "cartridges, small arms" and that can significantly increase the price of shipping vs. shipping un-regulated items like backpacks or clothing.
What this means in plain English is that for boxes of 20 or 25 rounds, it usually takes 3 or more boxes of ammo in an order on Guidefitter to start to realize a meaningful pro discount vs. walking into your local gun store and buying ammo at retail prices - because of that shipping cost reality. (So you were getting a solid deal with your original order of 3 boxes.)
For example, for your 9MM pistol ammo you ordered, 1 box of that shipped to me in Texas would cost $17.23 to ship. If I buy 2 boxes of that ammo, it costs $18.59 to ship both, and if I bought 3 boxes, it would cost $19.46 in total shipping. A single box of ammo costs A-LOT to ship, because of those hazmat requirements, and you're absolutely right that this wipes out the benefit of the discount entirely (and then some).
One thing we will do ASAP at Guidefitter is make this *much* more clear to our members like you who are shopping for ammo, with a warning about the high cost of shipping on single boxes.
Lastly, I will have one of our customer support folks reach out to you to work out an arrangement to refund you for all of your shipping costs in this case because I agree our site is misleading without these shipping cost warnings. We're still being charged the high, single-box shipping rate, but we'll eat it in this case.
We're working hard here to make Guidefitter a great experience for you guys and sometimes we miss the mark, like we did with you. I hope my explanations above are helpful and that you'll give us the opportunity to earn back your trust. My phone number is 717.830.2767 - call me any time with questions, concerns or ideas you may have for how we can improve what we're doing.