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      HK VP9 Palmetto State?

      HK VP9 onsale at Palmetto state armory this weekend. The price is $519.

      I am unfamiliar with buying online. The item is not listed as used. So I assume that is new price?
      According to slickguns this is the best deal going right now, in stock.

      This is the gun I want. I guess I am asking for reviews in dealing with Palmetto and if I should hold out for another deal or jump on this now?

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      That looks like a very good price. If you buy online, the gun will need to get shipped to an FFL dealer in your area for you to take delivery. Expect a transfer charge of roughly between $20 and $50.

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      Yep, Thanks. I already visited the store that I will FFL it to. Thanks for the tip though.

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      I have had several good experiences, dealing with Palmetto.
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      I have read all sorts of reviews online both positve and negative. They seem to be like watching a movie. Some love, some hate. Or like a military tour of Korea. LOL...

      I got my shipping confirm today. I ordered it Saturday night and it is shipped already. I will have it Wednesday. I am excited. the PV9 is my first gun since I was a kid.
      I grew up with an old Sears and Robuck 22short bolt action.

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      Well, I decided that I will definately NOT be dealing with Palmetto again.

      I also will NEVER recommend anyone else do so either.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zapper View Post
      Well, I decided that I will definately NOT be dealing with Palmetto again.

      I also will NEVER recommend anyone else do so either.

      What's happened to make you feel this way ?

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      Ordered and paid Saturday 23 July. Monday 25 July, I got an email from Palmetto AND UPS with tracking information saying my item was ready for pick-up. Called Wednesday AM to find out why it wasn't picked up yet. I got the I don't know, be patient bit. I called Wedesday evening, still no movement on tracking, no answer. I called Thursday AM and I got brushed off and asked to wait longer. IF the item was not boxed up and in the shipping bin, they shouldn't have printed the shipping label which triggered UPS AND their system to send me "your item has shipped" emails. AND/OR the CS rep should have been able to answer my questions and tell me the status of a firearm that I paid for. I am in the military. If one cannot imediately place hands on a firearm, it is considered unsecure. That triggered my anger and loss of respect for their business. Fortunately for them, UPS tracking updated this evening making me feel some relief that it is not a lost or out of control firearm.

      The reason why I will not use them again or recommend them is because of their lack of professionalism regarding, 1. Why I was emailed saying my item shipped when infact it had not. 2. Their lack of taking proper responsibility for the firearm.

      I must tell you, I was full well prepared to contact the ATF and report that Palmetto cannot locate a firearm, therefor they must have lost it. Firearms are not a game. I do not play with them. They are to be positively controlled 100% of the time and someone is to be held accountable for its wearabouts. THAT is why we must get them shipped to a FFL and not dropped on our doorsteps.

      I have ordered over 100 packages from amazon and some of their sellers. I have ordered from many sites just in the last 6 months. I get packages at my door at least 3 days a week. I know all to well how UPS, FEDEX and DHL work. I know how responsible people are over a 2 dollar item that is not a danger to anyone. WHY couldn't Palmetto show some responsibility? What would have kept my faith in their company is if when I called the CS rep, he/she would have put me on hold, walked over to the warehouse and put his/her hands on the item that is of such high value. *value as in importance because guns in the wrong hands or misplaced CAN kill people* $500 for the gun I purchased is NOTHING compaired to how uncomfortable I felt with dealing with a company with questionable accountability for firearms.

      I will not give a company that deals in weapons my business if I do not feel comfortable with how they maintain postive control of their products.

      UPS tracking does say it is in their custody and it will be at my FFL on Monday. Aug 1st.

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      Oh, I forgot to mention that I emailed them at 1pm EST today, Thursday , They and I have the same timezone. I asked for a status of my order and the shipment. As of 1040 PM EST, I have not received a response. THAT alone is poor customer service. All around I do not get a good feeling about them. I cannot continue to offer my business to a company that has so quickly lost my confidence.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zapper View Post
      Oh, I forgot to mention that I emailed them at 1pm EST today, Thursday , They and I have the same timezone. I asked for a status of my order and the shipment. As of 1040 PM EST, I have not received a response. THAT alone is poor customer service. All around I do not get a good feeling about them. I cannot continue to offer my business to a company that has so quickly lost my confidence.
      Uh, yeah, maybe I should have mentioned that. With Palmetto, you can pretty much forget about the tracking info. They ship it when they want, and it just shows up one day. The longest I've waited is about two weeks, but mostly they get it to you in 7-8 days. I knew this, going in, and I am not impatient, so it doesn't bother me. Mainly, their products do arrive, and you mostly get what you pay for.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
      Uh, yeah, maybe I should have mentioned that. With Palmetto, you can pretty much forget about the tracking info. They ship it when they want, and it just shows up one day. The longest I've waited is about two weeks, but mostly they get it to you in 7-8 days. I knew this, going in, and I am not impatient, so it doesn't bother me. Mainly, their products do arrive, and you mostly get what you pay for.
      It is less that I am impatient and more that I was not getting the answers that I expect to get. Especially with dealing with firearms. Treating them like sensative items for an 18year and counting career sort of puts me in a place where I put high value on items that can be dangerous. I think they should have been able to pinpoint the firearm. Much like UPS or FexEx can. The CS people acted like they have no idea what is going on.

      HAD they not printed a shipping label so soon, I wouln't have been worried. I didn't have any expectation of receiving it too quickly. When the tracking email came in, I got the oh great it should be here. When it didn't move, I needed to know why and where it is. They couldn't do that.

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      Their attitude is that they give value for the money, their way, and they sell out of everything about as fast as they can get it. Not ideal, but enough folks are willing to put up with it to keep them going, for now, anyway. I remember being a little miffed the first time I used them, but they have some great deals, especially on AR parts, uppers, lowers, etc., so I put up with it. It's what they do, and don't intend to change, I think.
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      Thanks for your detailed response. Now we know.

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