View Full Version : I GIVE UP!

November 12, 2011, 01:08 AM
The first time I tried to buy an XS Skeet, the deal blew up because the gun not only turned out to be manufacured in 2006 there were some indications that it had been fired a lot in additon to a few other things, like the dealer wouldn't run a clean patch down the barrels for me.

So I call a guy at Bass Pro and tell him that I do not want an old gun, but I want the latest production XS Skeet. I tell them that there are none available but there are three unspoken for that can be pre-ordered from Browning. They are due to arrive in December. He and the woman that handles their inventory agree that they can and will order me one of those three if I come out there and pay for one in full. This morning the guy calls to let me know that one indeed has been ordered for me. At least twice I make it clear that I want the most recent model procuced and he tells me I will be getting one. He is familiar with the hassle I had on the previous deal.

So I spend half my day driving to the Bass Pro and doing paperwork and pay in full for the gun. I even have a copy of a special order form saying that this woman ordered from Brownng the specific model # listed in the most recent Browning catalogue. Later after dinner I questioned how it was that they expect to receive a gun in a couple of days that no one has in stock, including Browning. Having been screwed so royally in the other deal, I called and guess what?

I have to confirm in the morning but the skew number on my receipt is for a discontinued model, the Grade One XS Skeet.

I am going to get drunk and I don't drink. This time it is tragedy of errors and I truly believe everyone at the Bass Pro (I don't know about the woman in their corporate buying department) was acting in good faith, but the net result is I am getting screwed.

November 12, 2011, 04:44 AM
Check your inbox.

November 12, 2011, 06:25 AM

If the gun from BPS isn't what you want,cancel the order and have um refund your money.

High Grades web site claims all Brownings in stock and on sale. They have a good rep from what I've heard and read.

November 12, 2011, 11:51 AM
Thanks. xMinor you have a pm. Hi Hopper. I Just got off the phone with Tracy at High Grade. Got to get my $$$$ back from Bass Pro before I can do anything.

November 12, 2011, 12:41 PM
Called the BP. The gun was the last one out of a shipment of 10 that hadn't been pre-sold. When I first contacted Bass Pro to see if they could order one , 7 of the 10 were presold per a guy Browning customer service and if I wanted one I had to get a dealer to order one ASAP. It looks like BP came through for me. I am doing the happy dance. I don't want my money back. I want the shiny new boom stick.:):)

November 13, 2011, 01:04 PM
Take a deep breath ...and step away from the ledge ...you'll be ok ..???? ( I hope ) ...

November 13, 2011, 02:04 PM
I think I will survive. I think the guys at Bass Pro are confused about the gun being in early this week. (Not going to happen if it's still on its way from Japan) :( They seem to think it is already in shipment direct from B. If it is, fantastic, but I suspect we will have to wait for that shipment to come in some time next month. Tomorrow, I should know for certain.

November 14, 2011, 05:18 AM
I know how you feel. Take a deep breath, maybe a shot, then sleep on it. ;)

November 14, 2011, 12:32 PM
Lets hope it shows up soon ...

November 14, 2011, 05:54 PM
Lets hope it shows up soon ...

I just called Bass Pro. They volunteered that they should never had started the state DOJ process. We call it DROS. It takes 10 days to permit the state to check to see if you are a felon, hqve been convicted of a violent misdemeanor, an illegal alien, a drug addict, a member of the Republican Party, and etcetera. He sort of laughed about how it once took him 5 months for a special order gun to come and volunteered that they will cover the $35 fee for another DROS.

I am getting a bottle of wine.

November 14, 2011, 08:39 PM
Wine is fine but liquor is quicker!:D:cool:


November 18, 2011, 05:19 PM
Yesterday, I called Bass Pro. Nothing on when the XS Skeet might be in. Today I called Browning and my gun is not only in the States, IT SHIPPED TO THE BPS yesterday. That means I will be able to pick it up when the state's waiting period is up in THREE DAYS.:):):):):):)