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Old 06-17-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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remind me to never order from Camping World again...

So I have a little project going and placed an order a little more than a week ago to Camping World for 3 items. All items are in stock, choose faster delivery method, not in a real hurry, so I should have them in plenty of time.

After 3 days go by I realize I never got a shipping confirmation. I go their site and enter order number to find out order is "open." Not sure what that means, I call. Their rep tells me that they typically take 5-10 business days to process an order once it is placed during the "busy season." I ask to confirm, which he does, that all pieces are in stock, but that it takes them 5-10 days after they bill the credit card to physically pick up the items and place them in a box for shipping.

Somewhat exasperated I ask him what happens if the items are no longer in stock 10 days later when they get around to filling the order, his response; "that happens all the time."



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Old 06-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Wow! I have always received anything I ordered from Camping World in just a few days.

I will be watching this topic to see what others have to say,

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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I have had good luck with CW orders except once when the item was out of stock and it took a lifetime to get it.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:47 PM   #4
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Amazon is famous for working like that.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
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That surprises me. Camping World has been consistently fastest and most likely to have stuff in stock for me. I like the deals I can find on Amazon...but if I want or need something quick, CW has been the preferred route to go.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #6
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Never had a problem with Camping World which I use once in a while. Amazon has been flawless and I use it Amazon constantly. I always compare prices and provide feedback about product, service, support and price.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #7
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Strange, I just received my Oxygentics shower head about 2 weeks ago & received it in less than 5 days. I have found that shipping occurs faster if I use PayPal which gets charged to the same credit card (but is is verified already by PayPal).

If I order early enough in the morning, the items get shipped that day. Newegg always seems to do this.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #8
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I've never had an issue either. Can find things less on Amazon some times but otherwise I use Camping World.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by prof_fate View Post
Amazon is famous for working like that.
I buy a good amount of stuff from Amazon and never really had an issue with delivery. They are increasingly using the smart post type shipping where UPS of Fed-Ex takes it to the nearest post office and they deliver it. Unfortunately I live out side of town and the packages don't always fit in the parcel boxes that are in the bank of mailboxes and I have to drive into town to get my package.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #10
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I have placed 2 orders from CW and they came fairly quickly...within a week. I always compare prices with amazon. Remember....CW has sales tax and amazon does not.

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