It ain't fosters at fault Preston are a nightmare around xmas time I think they close the warehouse for a long period of time around xmas then are rushed off their feet with back orders
.....So are you saying it's Preston's fault? ....Fosters sod the order up, and it's someone else's fault
and how many orders do you think they get for the same item in a week...I ain't saying it's any bodies fault I've comment on it cos I know what every tackle shop owner whines about about Preston and Xmas ..it's only the same as Tesco online shopping and the amount of substitutes you get delivered
Oldish Opinionated Gimmer and Ex NFA Angling Coach
Posted - 12 January 2017 : 4:51:24 PM
out of stock items REALLY pi$$ me off... the wife ordered me a Korum Compact Ruckbag for Christmas and it was showing in stock on the website (not Fosters I might add) and after it didn't arrive in time she phoned the tackle shop, only to be told it was out of stock.... it really annoys me when they do this... by taking the order they are just ensuring that no-one else gets the sale and they don't care how long you have to wait
ebay has some too if you cant get to a shop, the best ones are feed syringes, you can tell because like in the video they have a purple plunger, they are designed for repeated use rather than once only of syringes for injections
The thing with this is if you have a large store that sells direct to the public and also an on line business you cannot keep separate stock for each. Therefore if someone on line orders a certain reel which according to their records is in stock as it's still on the shelf in the shop and a customer in the actual shop picks up the last one before the on line section gets to it then they will have to then go back to the on line customer and tell them they no longer have any. If that makes sense. I would think that until the store customer pays for the reel it shows as still in stock. The moment it is checked through the till it is deducted from the stock holding.
From talking to my local shop, the tackle trade ( & Preston in particular ) are devils for advertising something new, before the've any stock at all, & seeing what pre-orders they get, presumedly before ringing china & telling them how many to make, which is also very annoying.