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Old 06-17-2013, 10:39 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, 10:58 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, 11:14 AM   #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, 11:47 AM   #4
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Amazon is famous for working like that.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:08 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, 12:10 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, 12:45 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, 01:11 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, 01:32 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, 02:12 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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Old 06-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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My genius wife set us up with Amazon Prime when we bought our camper in March. Since then we've placed 36 different orders and never once paid for shipping. And we've never waited more than 4 days for receiving everything.

The Prime was the best $60 we ever spent..
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #12
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I ordered an Oxygenetic Shower head, and it took about 8 days to arrive.

I recently ordered a couple of folding chairs, and it took a week for them to ship. My CC was not billed until they shipped, but they did have the amount as "pending" on my CC for the week it took them to ship the chairs. It was also interesting that they billed one of the chairs, and then the second chair plus the shipping.

I'll avoid Camping World from now on unless it's an amazing deal, but I can usually find the items I want on Amazon, and with the Prime shipping get an item in two days.

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Old 06-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #13
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Never had any issues with Amazon, only ordered once from Camping World and I would have been able to walk from home to Miami (where item was shipped from) faster than it took them to ship it, I'll never use them for shipping again 34 days was just too long.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:24 PM   #14
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Jeep I gotta agree with you. I once ordered a washer/dryer for about 1200. No order ack. I called them and was told the order is "in the system". I said not good enough, I need paper or email to prove it. They complied but shouldn't take another call. I like the variety but now I call the local store and drive only if item is confirmed and held.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #15
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I have had no problems with Camping world. I have ordered on a Saturday before and had my order by Wednesday on more than one occasion. I always search for a free shipping coupon online and usually find one or at least a $10 off one.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:00 PM   #16
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I use Amazon almost exclusively and have never had a problem. Fair prices and they almost always exceed the shipping estimates by 1-2 days. When I've price-compared items between Amazon and CW, ~70% of the time Amazon has them beat.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:08 PM   #17
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I can find anything I need at amazon and most items are a,azon prime qualified so I get them rather quickly. Have not had a need to order from camping world.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #18
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The last 2 times that I have "needed".....wanted something from CW, I looked at Amazon and found both items for 20 to 30% less, and recieved both items in 3 to 5 days with no issues.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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Ya i too have never had a problem with CW.I just orderd a set of awning lights on a Sunday ,hoping to get them by the weekend for our next outing,and recieved them Wednesday.Same with Amazon,i have ordered alot of stuff off them and never had a issue.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:20 PM   #20
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Sounds like its time to contact Marcus lemonis. You can find him on
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