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Have nothing in stock for consumers to buy= PROFIT???????

Seems like 90 percent of their inventory has been out of stock for some time.




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I signed up for email notifications on several .300 bk upper receiver groups months ago and have not received a single notification. Business must be good for somebody. Local FFLs have them in stock most of the time.


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They're in stock, but then, they tend to go fast. So, it looks like they're always OOS. Pretty sure they are profitable.


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They're in stock, but then, they tend to go fast. So, it looks like they're always OOS. Pretty sure they are profitable.


In the past, whenever I would set up a email notification, I would receive an email when they were in stock. You had to move fast to complete your order. When I say move fast, I mean having your order placed within a few minutes of receiving the email. In the case of the .300 bk receiver groups, I have not had a single notification in months. I believe dealers are buying them as fast as they make them and online orders are taking a back seat.


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^^^^ Yes, either way (consumers or dealers), my point is they are making profits. Jones' statement seems to imply they are not, because they almost always have "nothing in stock".


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Hint; US Gov contracts keep the lights on at BCM, not consumer sales.
 
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Have you tried places like Brownells? They have quite a bit of BCM products in stock.
 
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I have heard it speculated that BCM's involvement with the Springfield Saint could be partially to blame.
 
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BCM's involvement with the Springfield Saint could be partially to blame.


Can you provide a little detail?


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Unfortunately, I cannot; like I said: it's speculative. At the time of the Saint's release, it was reported that BCM was involved with the rifle's production. In what capacity and to what extent I do not know. Since then, I have spoken with folks (not industry insiders) who speculated that their involvement with he Saint may be a contributing factor to the diminished presence of their rifles. It makes enough sense to be a possibility.
 
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Seems they are highly sought after, scaling production would likely come at a cost of QC.

I’m okay with waiting, you never hear someone complain about BCM, and generally they are my go to for most items AR related.

I doubt they are purposefully remaining OOS. But like I said, I’m good with their current capacity.





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^^^^ Yes, either way (consumers or dealers), my point is they are making profits. Jones' statement seems to imply they are not, because they almost always have "nothing in stock".


Having a few items in stock every so often and selling out quickly is out of stock. If a restaurant has food for 20 minutes only every few months, or you can buy shakes this week and burgers next month, well, it’s the BCM business model.

And as far as “retailers” go, I’ve had BCM parts on order since first of December. They can’t seem to get things from distributors either.

BCM used to be easy to deal with and had a lot in stock. Not so much today.




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I think they also tend to favor their dealers, which is respectable.
 
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Hint; US Gov contracts keep the lights on at BCM, not consumer sales.


Sounds like another LMT.

Too bad. Built their business on regular consumers then piss' on them for contracts.



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Hint; US Gov contracts keep the lights on at BCM, not consumer sales.
What contracts do they have?
 
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BCM makes some good stuff but getting it is another. They do tend to sell out quick,whatever the reason-small amount of particular product,etc.. The upper I bought from them years ago was fantastic and was shipped fast. I really liked the Vltor charging handle design they carried.
 
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I believe the shortages on their website are a direct result of FFL dealers buying them for retail sales. I purchased several BCM Rifles years ago and at that time, none of the gun stores in this area carried them. Even most online retailers didn't carry them. That is not the case now. "nothing in stock" is a by-product of their success. It sucks for those who wish to purchase directly from BCM.

Making a good product at a good price has been a great business model.


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Just got an email from Primary Arms indicating that all their BCM stuff is on sale today. Made me think of this thread...may be worth a look if you're still shopping.
 
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