I do not think I am being unreasonable here, but as ppl tend to be irrational when irritated, feel free to advise.
I paid $1350 plus fees and tax for this gun brand new.
I've spent well over an hour and a half between 4 attempts, on hold without getting anyone at SA to pick up.
I sent an email and left a voicemail amd waited a week to get response and a call back. (All of which were very courteous, and fast after the inital response.)
I had to buy a box to place it in, and drive half an hour to a fedex location to drop off.
Now I'm sure I'll have to wait a few weeks to get a resolution.
If they re-machine this one, I have to worry about the quality of finish. It's the equivalent of paying top dollar for a new car that I find out has been repainted. To me this gun has lost quite a bit of value already. Best case scenario is it's almost as good as new. If I wanted to sell this, I would inform the buyer of the history. If it was me, personally, I would walk away from it.
If I get a new one from SA, I have to pay to apply to purchase another handgun purchase permit. They took about 4 months BEFORE Obama was re-elected. I can only imagine how long it will take now.
I value my time and money, and so far this has a big f'ing headache.
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