why didnt you just wait the 3 weeks and then buy it rather than asking them to hold it?
coz it sold out over the weekend/Monday - 15th~16th June..........
last April, Zero One & LWA seemed to be only ones that had them in
they went very very quickly mid April and I was only 1 month into playing......
Zero One never seemed to get them back in
BUT say on 15th June LWA had about 3 or 4 - bought one with email note
saying hold it - they want £25 to spray it btw bit pointless if 3 weeks away
my site TWA waits 3 months to reg UKARA btw
Rang LWA and explained it all, if it was a problem then ok will have it painted if I must but rather wait etc....
Sure no problem sir, yes good idea they do sell out quick no worries we will hold it for you and you contact us with UKARA
Brilliant - top place LWA I love them.....
BUT now it comes to verifying my UKARA - they get my status confirmed from my regular site vouching/verifying that I am reg player
and will be getting UKARA - paperwork/form filled in, passport ID checked, played 5- maybe 6 times in 3 months £10 admin fee
YUP - we will be shipping it to you for delivery friday no problem......
30 mins later - yeah we can't find it refund perhaps or wait until September.......
NO THIS AIN'T ON - it was in fact 16 days after ordering or 15 days after I spoke to them - that I contacted LWA Tuesday and said verify
(which they didn't get in contact with my local site until I rang them again Wed/yesterday - yup will ring them to confirm)
Now I would understand this a bit more if it was 3 months ago but in fact it is just over 2 weeks ago rather than 3 weeks
After I bought it, there was at least one - maybe 2 still in stock so no Bull$hit stock control was 1 out
Also I had to remind them a day later - ok they are busy and I know if I was on UKARA already it would of been a piece of pi$$
Now it could be that maybe just maybe somebody at LWA had the foresight and common sense to put that AEG to one side, in office cupboard
But I was getting the impression it is not around and nothing they can do except refund me and that is that.
As I said to them - WTF didn't you order more of them if they sold out quick last time and sold out quick this time ???
Final words was lets leave it a week in case it turns up or you manage to source another.....
No I don't want another fecking make of gun I want what I paid for and they assured me it would be ok
Never mind the fact they had my money for over 2 weeks and I still ain't got or looks to be getting my gun
So yeah - as I originally was singing LWA's praises a fortnight ago, now I find I am not quite the happy chappy shopper
And before anybody - serves you right for not having UKARA already...
F 0 c k off - already said I would of took it in 2-tone if it really came to it
phew - rant over for now, I know sh*t happens but what sets any company or persons aside from rest is how they cope
when things don't go according to plan - this is where their customer service kicks in, big companies can shift stuff cheap
but often the smaller companies can only really compete on the customer care/support aspect
It is when things go wrong - that is when you really find out how good a person/company really is
and may I also add the OP had a problem with LWA at start of post - so 2 purchases so far didn't quite go according to plan
My own personal recent experience with LWA - well right now I got a better service of JustBBGuns
No $hit - I paid my money but still got the crap gun off JBBG, atm off LWA I have nothing but a refund to look forward to an apology
If LWA find it & ship it then I will retract all this, say sorry for flaming them so bad and put it down to a funny missing gun etc....
But atm I am hoping ProAirsoft will come through for me, and think ProAirSoft only recently got them in after their sale to make
way for new incoming stock end of June.
Gun may not be ultra super duper fantastic especially for woodland, but it is mainly cqb but none the less
you always want what you can't have they say, and us "kids" will always want something daft/stupid that our gf/wives can't understand
Coz we want it - dunno why we just want it, others buy various loudouts or old replica style aeg's - me I want a FireHawk
(A long time ago a boss said he wanted a nice computer on his desk.....
didn't want to know how to use it but thought it just would look good on his desk)
In this life - you are only as good as your last job/order - people soon choose to go elsewhere and right now I don't think I will rush back to LWA
very sorry for long rant bollocks