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Brownell's vs Midway

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by CorrosiveTendency, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency [OP] When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    I was wondering what you think about one versus the other, which you prefer to do business with, why or why not.

    I just had a bad experience with Brownell's. Ordered magazines for my Ruger Mark III. They were the only place I could find them in stock listed at $24.99. Midway has them listed for $16.99, but out of stock and not expected in until May 27th. Immediately after ordering, Midway listed them as in stock and available (WTF). I called Brownell's and discussed the situation (not asking for anything unreasonable) and was frankly told will they do NOTHING for price matching or negotiation and I was stuck with them. I asked to cancell, too late she says, I would have to refuse the package at the PO and have it returned. Now I just received an email saying they lowered their price to $18.99. Sorry, I was turned off by the "No" attitude from their customer service and have ordered with Midway. I will be refusing the package from Brownell's.

    It was my first time buying from either company, and will be my last with Brownell's. First impressions only happen once.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    Brownells is my go-to for small parts like screws and such that midways doesnt carry.

    Midway is my primary for everything else
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    there's a coupon/discount for midway on the NRAAM site.. not to knock brownells, but midway (larry potterfield) has been a tremendous donor to the NRA and associated foundations defending guns/hunting/conservation/etc... when i'm looking for stuff, i usually try midway first, ..also they are doing this in 2012:
    http://www.midwayusa.com/general.mvc/index/project121212
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 2:19 AM
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    Midway has seem to have had the best prices through the years
     
  5. Feb 22, 2012 at 3:46 AM
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    Have to agree with WileyC, Larry Potterfield is doing big things to help conserve our gun rights. I go to Midway for everything first, they are cheap, fast, and have outstanding customer service. I ordered brass on Monday and got it Wednesday, pretty good for a big company. I don't have any experience with Brownells, but haven't had to since Midway has everything I've needed sofar.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    I buy from both Brownell's and Midway, depends who has the best price. Midway is a little faster for shipping. Both have been very good to me. :D
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    As stated above Brownells, has some things Midway don't,but I stll use Midway more. I like the fast shipping, two days is the norm.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    All interesting points of view. It's not all about price, a couple dollars isn't a huge deal, but the arrogant attitude I recieved from the woman in customer service going on about "we have been in business for 40 years blah blah" was not customer service at all.
    I like the promotions and projects Midway is doing also. I was unaware.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    yes larry potterfield, the owner of midway usa, is a big time contributor - every year at the annual meeting he presents a check to the NRA of contributions collected from his site, as well as his own personal contribution..

    go here for a midway usa discount:
    http://www.nraam.org/attendee-information/special-offers.aspx
     
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