Over the weekend I received this email from Cabela's:
Unfortunately, your backordered merchandise listed below
has yet to arrive from our supplier.
21-6955 WINCHESTER 45ACP 230GR FMJ AMMO W/DRY BOX 45ACP
230GR FMJ600BX Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 05/15/10
If you wish to keep the item(s) on backorder or if you want
to cancel or change the item(s), please contact us via e-mail
email@example.com or via Phone 1-800-237-4444.
If a reply is not received within 10 days, the item will be
automatically cancelled. Please note that backorders are
processed immediately upon receipt of stock from our suppliers
and therefore it is possible that the item(s) in question may
ship prior to receiving your reply.
I like Cabela's, but this is more than a little irritating-
We all KNOW there are a ton of guns being sold to a terrified
public. We all KNOW there is an ammunition shortage because
everyone who has a gun is trying desperately to get a
"comfortable" amount of ammunition for EVERY piece in their
inventory. I placed this order for .45 ACP because
I WANT THE AMMO. I accept the fact that it may take a while
to arrive. I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO THE BACK OF THE LINE and
start this process all over again because I forgot to call
you within ten days of your email!
Cabela's, take note:
This is the sort of behavior that pisses people off enough to
go to another supplier.
Get your head out of your butt.