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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ordered some pus' from Guitar Center (website) and on back order???

So I order some pickups from GC a few days ago online. Well I get an email saying that they are on back order because none are available at the "warehouse". WTF? When I placed the order BEFORE paying it said nothing about being out of stock. Some pretty shady practices considering other sites I looked at would say if the pu's were in stock or not. Anyone here have any input on to how long you have waited for something on back order? Im sure each order has its own unique time to ship for different reasons, but thats pretty weak not being clear about whats in stock. When I was placing the order, it said 5-8 days. Then I get that back order crap in my email.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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Re: Ordered some pus' from Guitar Center (website) and on back order???

I once ordered some pus from craigslist and was also very dissatisfied. (Sorry, couldn't let that typo go by.)
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Re: Ordered some pus' from Guitar Center (website) and on back order???

Dude, get a grip. Just because GC's website doesn't instantly track the inventory levels every single one of the tens of thousands of items they stock does not mean they're trying to rip you off. If you feel so strongly, cancel your order at GC and buy the pickup somewhere else.
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Re: Ordered some pus' from Guitar Center (website) and on back order???

I was completely mislead by the title of this thread. Damned apostrophe.

It can be frustrating when online stores don't track inventory properly. It's not that hard, and certainly CG is a large enough organization to have that capability. But don't get bent out of shape about it - as suggested, just cancel the order and get it somewhere else, and maybe don't give GC first crack at it next time.
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I'm not trying to bash GC about being ripped off, was just trying to get some idea of how long I should expect to wait. Jeez.
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Re: Ordered some pus' from Guitar Center (website) and on back order???

I've ordered from GC online before and on one of the screens it'll say whether or not the item is in stock or backordered. Although when I select the item while shopping I choose to have it shipped to the store. I don't know if that makes a difference.
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I've ordered from GC online before and on one of the screens it'll say whether or not the item is in stock or backordered. Although when I select the item while shopping I choose to have it shipped to the store. I don't know if that makes a difference.
I also opted for the store pickup and it didnt say it was out of stock. Maybe if its shipped to your home address it does.

I called GC today and asked if they had any idea of when it would ship. I ordered the pu's on Sept 27th and they said they wouldnt ship until Nov 17th. I cancelled the order not wanting to wait that long. I bought a single coil off the Bay 4 days ago and it arrived today.

Usually I buy them off the Bay, but GC had a coupon for 10% off and free shipping. Guess its a good deal if you dont mind waiting, but I have an 87 777dy I have been restoring for the last two months and just want to finish it. GC customer service was friendly and easy to cancel the order, but I dont think I will be ordering any thing unless its a good deal used guitar in the future.
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