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Originally posted by wxl:
Used OP in the past, slow but occasional good price.

Going to try again on a Vortex binoculars. Looks like ~25% lower than Midway or Amazon right now. No hurry so willing to roll the dice.


Wow, get lucky once in awhile.

Ordered, little less than Amazon and Midway, had a online discount, promotion $40 Gift card for free, free shipping and after tax almost $75 less than Amazon/Midway. And there's more!

Already received Gift card by email and tracking number for shipment.
 
Posts: 375 | Location: South Texas | Registered: February 27, 2018Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I had to wait 6 weeks for a muzzle device. Shipping dates kept sliding. Won't go back there again. Learned my lesson.




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Posts: 8015 | Location: Alpharetta, GA | Registered: August 04, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's gotta be ten years I've been telling people to avoid those frauds like the plague. They show items in stock when in fact they are not. They pay big bucks for SEO, so that when you search on an item, their site is at the top of the search results. Then, they pull you in with a price that beats everyone, and flat-out lie to you that they have your desired item in stock.

Then, they wait until they have sufficient orders with a particular vendor in order to get a price break by placing a large order, and then and only then do they actually order your item, which should tell you why it takes five months to get a holster from them.

A few years back, one of their reps showed up here, apparently well aware of the bitching in gun forums about their business practices. Oh, he reallyreallyreallyreally wanted to understand the problems and make them right. He reallyreallyreallyreally meant this. Really.

Yeah, you can guess where that pointless pile of horseshit lead- nowhere. Members deluged him with complaints about his employer and he tucked tail and took his bullshit generator out of here. Haven't seen him since.

Look, when you search for an item, just don't even click on their link. Just avoid OP entirely. They're never going to change and if you're foolish enough to do business with them, you will come to regret it. So, really, when you're using Google or whomever and an OP link pops up, don't even open it.

Ten years, at least, I've been saying this. We as consumers should be becoming more sophisticated and savvy about online shopping as time goes by, not less. Avoid these people. Just walk right on by.
 
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I ordered from them once in the past and my items took forever to get. It was about a month when they said they had it in stock and supposedly would ship in a couple days. They might have some "seemingly" good deals but not worth the hassle.
 
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Vortex binoculars arrived today.Looks like it works out every once in awhile.
 
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Call them and get better prices than shown on website !
You think they really stock all they offer ? They are the middle man.
Buy direct if more money than time imo ... I've got the time.
 
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I only ordered from them a few times. You have to wonder when a company can have such a wide variety of products.

Black friday I ordered archery broadheads from Dicks (I know) for 25% off. Of course they only give me half my order and claim limited supply. Optics planet was the only other place that could come close to that price. I ordered them and it took about 2 weeks. I didnt really care since archery season is still 6 months away.


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Posts: 4323 | Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Registered: February 27, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No. It's baffling how so many people can have such bad experiences and I've never had a problem. I probably have about 10 orders with them in the past couple years. With the exception of a Shield RMSc that was out of stock everywhere at the time I've only ordered things that showed online on the web site and received everything I ordered. For the RMSc they estimated 4-5 week lead time and interestingly that's the timeframe when it ultimately shipped. As one or more have pointed out they run sales often enough and / or you can get discount codes easily enough.
 
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Wish I had seen this thread a bit earlier.
I made my first order from OpticsPlanet this morning. I clicked on the check availability and said it was available.

I ordered a barrel for my 10mm AR build and then based my muzzle device purchase (granted from another site) on this barrel.
It is a 5.5” barrel most others are 4” or 8.5”.

How have I missed the OpticsPlanet warnings over the years?

Hopefully I get lucky. No huge rush thankfully.


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Wish I had seen this thread a bit earlier.
I made my first order from OpticsPlanet this morning. I clicked on the check availability and said it was available.

I ordered a barrel for my 10mm AR build and then based my muzzle device purchase (granted from another site) on this barrel.
It is a 5.5” barrel most others are 4” or 8.5”.

How have I missed the OpticsPlanet warnings over the years?

Hopefully I get lucky. No huge rush thankfully.


I've ordered a bunch of stuff from them.
I just got in my Radian Bolt carrier, less than a week from order to door.
But... You do have to check availability before ordering, as you did.
They have only held one order in limbo and no one had it so you can't fault them for that.
I ordered a .308 rifle buffer tube from them and they sent me a LuthAR MBA 5.56 stock kit.
Between e-mails and calling I wound up ordering it from another source and got it in while I was messing with them about it. I just kept the MBA stock.
 
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To reiterate: This is not a fluke. Or a new development. This is what they are well known for.

Yup. Which is why I've never ordered anything from Optics Planet, and likely never will.


How quickly it was forgotten. OP decided to virtue signaling about not carrying standard capacity mags what more than two years ago. I and many others wrote them and they said tough shit. Fine by me other places to buy from. Benchmade knives decided they could also play fast and loose and destroyed guns for Oregon state troopers. They too said tough shit. We need to boycott these people. Them and all supporters of civilian disarmament whether Levi’s blue jeans or Panera bread. They need to be starved out. Let’s us not forget Dicks sporting goods, though they are shooting themselves in the head. These people contribute large sums of money to civilian disarmament candidates and causes. Google for companies that don’t think you should be armed, lots of them.

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Guess I've gotten lucky. I've orderer from them 3 or 4 times and always gotten item within a 4-5 days after order. I guess's the blind squirrel finding an acorn.Smile
 
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So when I ordered on the 29th and clicked the check availability button it said available.

Just got an email saying it will ship in 15-21 days. Roll Eyes

Looks like this will be my first and last order with these clowns.

Everything I ordered from Joeboboutfitters on the same day already arrived.


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Everybody’s got a blank page. A story they’re writing today. A wall that they’re climbing. You can carry the past on your shoulders.
Or you can start over.
Regrets, no matter what you goin’ through. Jesus, He gave it all to save you. He carried the cross on His shoulders. So you can start over.
~NF RealMusic~
 
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I scratched them off my Approved Vendors List years ago. The last straw was a throw lever for a scope (which they indicated was in-stock) that took forever to get.



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