05 April 2009

From Cabela's

Received this via email two weeks ago:

Thank you for your recent order. We appreciate your shopping at Cabela's and hope that you had an enjoyable shopping experience.
Products Ordered
1 of 21-6948 REMINGTON 30 CARBINE 110GR MC AMMO W/DRY BOX 30CARB 110GR MC1000B
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 04/15/09


(This order was placed on 9 March, so although I was not happy with the delay, I was just glad to have some indication I would eventually be able to make my "bang stick" go "BANG".)

Then yesterday, this:

Dear Customer,
Thank you for your recent order. We are very sorry to inform you that we are unable to immediately fill your entire order and the merchandise listed below has been placed on backorder. 21-6948 REMINGTON 30 CARBINE 110GR MC AMMO W/DRY BOX 30CARB 110GR MC1000B
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 04/24/09


I'm trying to figure what is going on here. If the rate of manufacture is consistent, what is causing the kink in this supply chain? Also, friend Terry emailed and said the price of the .223 caliber he's trying to buy has almost tripled over the last year, and is also almost impossible to find.

I think
CJ is right when she says the country is sick, and many of us are afraid and on a "hair trigger".
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a leader who could truly unite the country in this difficult time? Do you suppose we'll be mature enough to elect that sort of leader anytime in the reasonable future?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guaranteed availability on a wide variety of ammo on basspro.com

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_10201512____SearchResults

Greybeard said...

Ha.
Anon, the item had a big red asterisk next to it, indicating this note below:

* Items with an asterisk are low in stock and may need to be back ordered.

No foolin'!
Same problem I've encountered everywhere.

cj said...

Hey, GB, thanks for the link.

And, I keep reminding myself that after four horrible years of Carter we had eight great years with Reagan. Can it happen again? I certainly hope so.

cjh