As for AEGs, I dont think Id order from ANY online retailer. I just dont like the idea that something out of my control could happen to something worth so much money (shipping mistakes, damage, customs)
Id also like to hold the gun and test fire it before I buy it. It may be a little cheaper than an airsoft shop, but you are gonna pay through youre nose for shipping on something that big and heavy from Hong Kong, so it usually evens out.
At least you have that luxury now. In the earlier days of the sport, you pretty much had to order stuff sight-unseen, because there were very few shops here in the US, and even fewer who had actual storefronts.
Post by Jumprefusal on Sept 6, 2007 14:58:16 GMT -5
Well the luxory isn't completely there yet, mainly with the little things. I wish there was a Redwolf-Mart down the block where you could see everything listed on the webpages. Most of the stuff I buy is a gamble, mostly going off of the brand name.
Yeah, when I bought my first AEG, back in the day, it was off of Airsoftshop.com. Given what Ive heard about theyre site now, I would have never taken that chance. But I was young and dumb. Luckily, everything Ive bought off line has turned out to be just what I was expecting, but I believe Im one of the lucky ones.
Just a heads up. ordered a ton of a gear from them, and one of the parts ended up being defective, a Pantac Blaster Belt with two male clips. I shot them an email, and then after 2 back and forth, and providing a picture, they promptly mailed me new belt clips so that I can use the belt. Response time was a little slow, but good considering how many emails they must receive daily.
Post by Jumprefusal on Apr 9, 2008 12:39:38 GMT -5
Something similar has happened to me in the past, I ordered a sling adaptor for an M16 stock, and they sent me one for an M4. I sent them a picture, and they mailed me the correct part and let me keep the old. Great service.