You paid him COD, and he left. Now you find that the parts won't make it through QC. You call Small Shop guy, and he doesn't want to rework or completely re-run the job again, and maybe can't even afford to.
Three times now in over 9 years, I have replaced an entire run of parts. One was 2,000pcs. That one stung.
Yeah, the gun industry runs on COD. The rest of the world doesn't.
Welcome to my catch-22 (I'm not even a gun-guy).
Also - with interest rates so low, there is very little incentive to hold funds.
Think Snow Eh!
I'm still trying to figure out the reality of this one!
In the automotive aftermarket for sure, there is a huge trend right now of companies basically pre-selling what would normally be a whole run of product.
Before they even start. Its not like they take your info, and wait until shipping to charge your card.
You will pay full price to even get on the list.
Yukon Free-spin hubs (you know the ones), I would buy another set right now. But they told me 6 months out after payment.
That is just one example. I've seen several more with the exact same situation. There has to be more to this.