I spoke with the store briefly on the phone on Wednesday, but I had to work late and was incredibly busy, so I didn't find out much beyond them insisting that they'll call me when they get it.
Thursday was another long work day, today I'm off (I work 4-10s) so I'm heading down to the shop personally today to find out what the hell is going on, and if I don't like the answer, then they can just refund me the money.
This is crap.
Amazing what happens when you show up in person and demand to speak to the owner.
Gun is there. They've actually been running the background and my 10 days wraps up tomorrow, so I can pick the thing up after 2 pm.
So, pleasant surprise, but I explained to the owner that it would have been nice if someone had told me that the gun was there while they were running the check before.
Originally Posted by dood
good to hear..
i thought you had to be physically in person with id for them to run background checks??
Well, they took copies of all my stuff and had me fill out all the paperwork when I ordered it. I don't know what's what anymore.
Originally Posted by jason0007
I'm going in today with the mindset that I've been misinformed and that I'll still have to wait...just in case.
Frankly I'm just glad that the freaking thing is finally at the store.
Hearing these horror gun-buying stories from places like Kalifornia make me even more appreciative of being able to:
1. Call my FFL dealer and have him order me whatever firearm I want, at a discount.
2. Walk into his shop approx. 2-3 days later when UPS drops it off,
3. Hand him my Drivers license and CC permit.
4. Fill out "the form".
5. Write him a personal check, or pay cash, whichever.
6. Thank him for treating me so well, take my newest firearm out the door with me.
7. Drive 5 miles to my domicile in the woods, clean the new firearm, which is probably already clean, and step out into the back yard to see how she shoots..
I tend to forget everyone cannot do that..
I'm sure everyone here has heard of the "luck of the Irish"....well I'm of German descent, so I don't get any of that.
My week started off so good. I knew that the gun should be arriving soon, and I got a promotion. I mean, what better way to start the week?
Well, then the $300 bottle of port that I ordered for my friend's 30th birthday was delivered to the wrong address (1 door down) and my neighbor, being the kind, gentle human-being that she is, refused the package instead of just saying, "Oh, he lives next door, you have the wrong house.". The port was shipped BACK to San Francisco via ground...it should be there on Monday and eventually find its way back here by next Friday...my friend's birthday party is tonight.
Today I went in to pick up my gun. The guy took all my paperwork, had me sign my affidavits and put my thumbprint on about 5 different documents, and then opened the case. Beautiful gun. And right there on the slide I can read "P99". Next to it: "QA".
The guy was pulling it out of the case and I tapped the slide with my pen and said, "Um, that's the wrong gun."
After 5 minutes of explaining that I had already tried to have them correct this two weeks ago, he filled out the paperwork to ship the QA back and order my AS like I had asked. Of course, once it gets to him I will have to wait 10 days AGAIN.
From now on I'm just going to have my wife buy anything that costs more than $30...see if I can't bypass this "luck" of mine...
I'm almost ready to just shoot myself in the head...but I can't...
the screwed up..very unprofessional and incompetent..
Originally Posted by dood
i would not do business with those people in the future..
take it in stride, be patient, wait for the gun, and never
give them your business again.
Dood, that's unreal.
Have you done business with these guys before? Do you trust them? Either they are incompetent or are trying to get over on you, I can see a mistake but after such a fuss you made about needing an AS after they initially tried to order you a QA, and they still got you a QA......makes one wonder.
When I bought mine no AS models were available in CA an everyone tried to sell me the QA. There may be better ways to get one keep us posted, if you get desperate and come up north I'll let you shoot mine
PX- Yeah, the ten day wait really sucks, but when I've ordered stuff it's been here in two days if not overnight. Sounds like Dood has a dealer problem, not a Kalifornia problem. Is everyone in GA able to shoot off thier back porch??
Last edited by Highside; 03-10-2007 at 11:01 PM.
Well, probably not everyone in Ga. can shoot off their back porch.. But everyone in my neighborhood can, and does...
But you probably wouldn't care to live in MY neighborhood.... I have no choice, it's where they deliver my welfare checks to........
I do feel sorry for old Dood tho.. First the poor fellow has to pay an extra $100+ for the pistol to start with... Then he sends a friend a $300 bottle of "Port" (whatever that is), then that is delivered to the wrong place, and then he finds out his non-brain-surgeon gun dealer ordered him the wrong model P99.. Yikes, Murphy's Law is alive and well in Kali!
If he were fortunate enough to live here in my redneck paradise of SE Ga. he could have gotten his ffl buddy "Bubba" to order him the correct Walther he wanted for say, $579 ... It would have arrived in a day or so, and it would have been the right pistol. He could have sent his "friend" in Reidsville State Prison a $2.00 bottle of cherry ripple or 5 gallons of freshly stilled good old "mountain dew" and still had a couple of hundred bucks left. He would have experienced no delivery problem with the booze, as a wrong delivery of spirits around here will get the deliveryman's butt whipped..
I do think it neat the way old Dood added the "wife" part regarding send the pricy booze to his "friend" in SFO. You know how us rednecks equate Kalifornia, San Franciso, and fancy ake'hol to that unusual life style business? Neat of him to disavow that so slickly..
Now having gone there, no flaming please (neat choice of wordiing), as my only Son, who I love with all my heart happens to be Gay, so I get a little "poetic license" when I try to be witty in that area...
To try and get this thread back on track, I do sympathize with Dood.. The good news is that sooner or later he will have what is IMO a fantastic Walther pistol..
Perhaps I should send him one of my 16rd leo marked mags for backup? Oops, forgot where he lived for a second.
Last edited by PX; 03-11-2007 at 10:42 AM.
Originally Posted by jason0007
I don't plan on doing business with these clowns again. It's unfortunate...they came very highly recommended through people I know at various police departments and elsewhere.
The owner apologized up and down and made a big show of the fact that he was going to fire the person who took my phone call when I corrected them the first time.
At this point I'm just going to sit and wait (not like I can do much else). I figure it'll be another 2 weeks before it's ready again, and by then I'll be in Tahiti on a 10-day cruise (courtesy of the in-laws) and won't really care until I get back.
Well J., I congratulate you for standing up for your son. My daughter is gay... is the head of the gay student organization at her college. That takes more guts than most folks realize. If anyone ever tries to persecute her for being who she is... well, that's what my Walther is for. (So far she is only into knives and swords... yawn... but I'm hoping when she is 21 we can have a Walther "coming out" party. Guns work better than swords.... )
Originally Posted by PX
Actually the port came from San Fran, my buddy lives in SoCal about 5 miles from where I live.
The store that had it just happened to be in SF...gotta love the internet.
Nope...nothing to report. I don't expect to have anything until this coming Friday/Saturday at the earliest because that's the earliest time that the 10-day period could be over.
Originally Posted by Newbie
No congratulations necessary, but I appreciate it anyway.
IMO if you can't love your kid you aren't worth much. I'd be the first to admit that having a "straight" kid would surely have made my life less "interesting", (yours too, huh?), but my wife and I just hang in there and try to be the best parents we can possibly be to Stephen. You can't "make" your kid gay or straight, but you can love them unconditionally either way.
We do, and bet you do too..
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