back orders from cabelas

Discussion in 'Feedback Forum' started by sonnyg1304, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. sonnyg1304

    sonnyg1304 New Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    i,m sonnyg1304 , i ordered a whirlibird omni heat parka from made by columbia & placed my order through cabelas. i ordered it on 1/10/2011 & have been told it,s on back order. i,ve emailed cabelas & i,m told it,s in process. it seems like i keep getting the run around. i,d like to get it before spring & like to know if anyone has had a simlar problem with cabelas. thank you. sonnyg1304.
  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    They are probably waiting on a response from there supplier of when they will receive more. Specific dates of backordered merchandise arrival is never set in stone.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011

  3. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Northern NY
    My experience with Cabelas is you will get it before your "online" status for your order changes!
  4. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
    Never had any problems ordering from Cabela's
  5. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn New Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    North Carolina
    x2 I ordered an 1851 black powder pistol with starter kit, after 2 weeks I checked the order status, it was shipped the day before. When I finally got it, it was only the starter kit. Called Cabelas and they confirmed items were shipped seperately. Got the pistol the next day. Of course this was right after Christmas so I don't blame them for the delay. And I would have had everything a few days earlier but weather was effecting UPS deliveries
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  6. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Somewhere in the Twilight Zone.
    Welcome to TFF and I'm certain that Cabela's will take care of you.

    I've been doing business with them for longer than I can remember (decades) and have never gotten the run-around, bad service, or bad customer service from them. Most of the time an item shows up as being back-ordered at the time you order it and you are given the choice of continuing with the ordering of it or not. You have to remember that Cabela's isn't manufacturing the item but only ordering it from a manufacturer themselves. As Helix_FR mentioned, they can't give you a date that's written in stone as they have to go by what they're told the lead time is.

    Actually, the only time I can think of when some of they're estimates (and a lot of other's) got thrown into the toilet was when dealing with the lead times on ammo and handloading supplies while the buying frenzy was going full bore. I'm not sure that it's back to 100% along those lines yet.
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