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Bullfrog08

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OP is not a "shady company" ... that's a stupid claim. And I advise check out the profiles of people making these claims, most of the time. Bullfrog joined in 2018 and has not made a single post on any firearms related topic, let alone nothing on anything having to do with the purpose of this forum. Just bouncing around in the Bear Pit and Maggie's.

Shady behavior, if you ask me.
They are a "shady company" in my opnion, and it's stupid for you to claim my opnion is wrong!

Please tell me more about my viewing and internet habits, since you seem to know them so well. I guess I was ordering some drawers for Maggie on OP? I've always found it funny that a post count or content contribution on any forum is a sign of ones ability or intent.

You must be an employee of theirs or have some vested interest with your continued support of OP......that is my view of you. See how easy that is?
 

MtnCreek

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Bought a bootleg bcg that was (at the time) hard to find and they had it for less than anyone else. I use a different ship address and that sometimes requires a phone call to clear up. OP wanted to charge my card a small amount, then have me call my cc co to find out the amount and use as a confirmation #. I told them I wasn't going to call my cc co to jump through their hoops and advised them to cancel. A day or two later and the ~$50 savings won out so I ordered again using my billing address for shipping. Item was shipped within a few days. I still think they're dicks though.
 

2ndamendfan

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Optics planet sucks. For all the reasons stated above.

If you call other vendors you can get just as good of prices.

They take your money and sit on it. Either one of two things is happening. 1 they are stretched thin and use Bob's money to pay for and ship John's items from 5 months ago. Or 2 they sit on the money and invest/earn interest. That may sound crazy but I have seen it done. On @sirhrmechanic rmechanic purchase of $90 what would that have been $0.05 but it would not surprise me if they do $100,000 in business a day. If they can earn 2.5% on that it is $2500. If they can do that everyday that is an extra $912,500 each year.

They have no incentive to work fast. And they have trained some to except their poor CS/business practices.

When they first started they were awesome. But after a couple years, once they had customer base established, they started their current Bull Shit practices.
 
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2ndamendfan

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Seems you are pissed that you are the ONLY fan BOY!!

If you have had acceptable (by your standards) dealings with Optics Planet then great.

As you can see by the comments you would be the exception. This doesn't make anyone a whiner. Some just have higher standards than you.

If you can accept being lied to each and every time then that is your choice. Time is money and is also the only thing that is irreplaceable. I actually know a person who died while waiting on a order. Passed away and 4 months later package arrived on his windows door step. Had it actually been "in stock" and shipped in a timely manner he would have been able to use and enjoy it before his untimely passing.

I have waited 2 years (twice) for NFA items but going in I knew it would be a long wait. When item is listed as "in stock" but doesn't ship for weeks or months then that was an obvious lie. People are not whining, they are stating their experience.

The only real person who is being a bitch is you. For some reason you feel the need to discount the majority of the experiences listed here.............

.........Just like a Fan BOY would.
 

Blue Sky Country

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Damn, how the fuck did I miss this one?...

A few years ago I ordered a pair of cheap binoculars on Optics Planet just so I can see how my shots are flying with different loads I am using in my revolvers. Heavy charges sometimes cause rounds to fly in erratic patterns past a certain range and the most accurate rounds sometimes require propellant charges so small as to make them useless when hunting anything bigger than a clay disc. I wanted to see what "sweet spots" are with each pistol when it came to handloads.

Anyways, paid with a CC on an item that was clearly in stock. Two whole months passed, nothing. Meanwhile on my monthly CC statement it shows they already processed the funds.
Whatever, gave them a call and they said something something about being "so busy" and that my item will ship immediately "that afternoon". Huh? So if I didn't call you are not going to ship it?

Three weeks pass. Still nothing. Called again for status and tracking info. Once again they told me that due to short staff they "have not shipped my order out yet and will do so this afternoon"... LOLWUT???


At this point I started becoming irritated and asked to have my order canceled and my money returned. At first the guy on the other end actually tried to convince me to keep the order going and they will "look into the delay". I am like nope, can I speak to a manager? After a 20 minute hold I finally got connected with one of their financial dept. guys and they told me I will get a check with my refund within a week or so. I replied "I hope it is not going to take until next year for it to arrive"... He said they were sorry about the whole thing and they will return my funds promptly.

About 2 weeks later I got the check with my returned funds. That was my first and only experience shopping at Optics Planet. I ended up going to B&H Photo and Video in midtown Manhattan and purchasing a slightly more expensive but higher quality pair of binoculars from them.

I would not recommend Optics Planet to anyone and I can see that many of the responses in this thread confirms my suspicions.
 
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LeftyJason

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I have bought from them in the past before I knew better. Most of the time these days I go to them looking to see if the item I want still even exists anymore (I was looking for a replacement flashlight holder for one I had that broke). They had the item showing out of stock for at least a month. Found enough information there to buy it elsewhere in stock.
 

The DFC

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I'm fascinated at all these horror stories. I've literally been buying stuff from them for years-about 50 purchases at price points from mlok rail sections up to an Elcan Specter DR I just bought a month ago and everything in between. Everything was shipped same day or next day.

I bought Leupold 5hd 3-15there a few years back and in the ad is stated it ships with a Leupold branded bench made knife. Mine didn't ship with the knife and 1 email later it was on its way.

I bought an ACOG about 5 years back-stated in ad it shipped with a Gerber multi-tool-kind of a cheapie. Anyway it wasn't sent with my order-1 email later it was on its way.

I'm in no way affiliated with them nor do I have any kind of interest in them other than even though I don't buy as much stuff I usually look there while I'm researching a purchase.
 
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2ndamendfan

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I'm fascinated at all these horror stories. I've literally been buying stuff from them for years-about 50 purchases at price points from mlok rail sections up to an Elcan Specter DR I just bought a month ago and everything in between. Everything was shipped same day or next day.

I bought Leupold 5hd 3-15there a few years back and in the ad is stated it ships with a Leupold branded bench made knife. Mine didn't ship with the knife and 1 email later it was on its way.

I bought an ACOG about 5 years back-stated in ad it shipped with a Gerber multi-tool-kind of a cheapie. Anyway it wasn't sent with my order-1 email later it was on its way.

I'm in no way affiliated with them nor do I have any kind of interest in them other than even though I don't buy as much stuff I usually look there while I'm researching a purchase.
What ever you are doing keep it up. I shall not disparage you for your good luck. And should note that your post is how to respond to a thread with comments/ thoughts opposite of the main trend of the thread without being a dickhead. Talking to you @Centuriator
 
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hlee

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I've only had one experience with optics planet, and it was positive. I find it nearly inconceivable that @Centuriator can type with Optic Planet's giant corporate penis wagging in his face. I suspect voice to text would be garbled as well.

A shill calling out trolls...:cautious:
 

Centuriator

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Dang, I'm found out! Yes, I actually own Optics Planet and spend most of my time pretending to be a satisfied customer on gun forums like this one! Rats.
 

1J04

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Dang, I'm found out! Yes, I actually own Optics Planet and spend most of my time pretending to be a satisfied customer on gun forums like this one! Rats.
No, No, You're a Cuck that has been hiding behind multiple Screen Names and even went to the extreme and shut down your Oh So Awesome Youtube Channel since you've been exposed, AGAIN. If you didn't think you were THEE LAST WORD in just about every fucking thing, you'd still be just a fucking CUCK.

You're wunnuh them their GrandyMan kinda Boys who's just can't seem to know when you've had enough of your own damn self. But we do. It's actually getting pathetic and the fact you need to be told that is telling of it's self. Or yourself. I dunno anymore. You've had an adverse effect on the masses.

PS: Tried OpticPlanet like twice. Do not like their site AT ALL, but in all fairness only the second and last order was total BS and took for fucking ever. No Mo. ha ha

triggered?
 

abn31c

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We had Gman, now we Cman. Careful, hes a cqb room clearing real life John Rambo, total package and OAF.
 
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Centuriator

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They don't allow that here. Anywho, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
No, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, but you seem to think you do, so ... carry on. Don't let me stop you. Get it all out. It's ok. Everyone needs to have a good rant/tantrum now and then.
 

abn31c

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I saw that thread in the PX section. That behavior had been immature and quite painful to witness on a community of serious shooters. Was that why he got zapped?
Not sure but I think it had to do with just giving bad advice. I was just called childish in another thread, hope that doesnt warrant a scratch!
 
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Strykervet

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Never had a problem with them personally, but I've heard enough to know to be wary, that it just probably hasn't happened to me. I typically only deal with them as a last resort though.