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Old 02-26-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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for the first time ever i ordered from them, mostly due to hearing great things about them on this fourum and im new to homebrewing...i placed an order on 2-20-09 at 3:00pm est and it is now 2-26-09 3:55 est and my order is still being processed at the store...that seems like a long time....right...was kinda hopping to brew this weekend....not gonna happen

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Old 02-26-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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for the first time ever i ordered from them, mostly due to hearing great things about them on this fourum and im new to homebrewing...i placed an order on 2-20-09 at 3:00pm est and it is now 2-26-09 3:55 est and my order is still being processed at the store...that seems like a long time....right...was kinda hopping to brew this weekend....not gonna happen
Who is AHB? Id call them... that is what Id do.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:58 PM   #3
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We've gotten a lot of posts like this lately.

Forrest says they've had a huge increase in order volume lately, also they're running a big sale right now.

Hopefully things pick back up again soon, as they're a good vendor.

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Old 02-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
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just hope i get my stuff before i pay off the credit card bill...i will have a huge problem with that

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Old 02-26-2009, 10:30 PM   #5
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I'm in the same boat. I'm a first time user of AHB and placed an order online on Sunday, 2/22/09, and hadn't heard anything about it being shipped. Just called them now, 6:20 pm EST on 2/26, and was told it hadn't been processed yet. I was told it was because they've recently had a high order volume. When I asked when it would ship they said maybe the beginning of next week! Definitely not the kind of service I was hoping for. Was hoping to brew this weekend too. Guess not. Don't think I'll be using them again.

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Old 02-26-2009, 10:41 PM   #6
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Here's what Forrest had to say.
"I know, like everyone out there, that times are very tough. For this reason, I had planned on having a number of sales events during this year. Of course my sales go up, but so do my costs. The main reason that I run these sales is so that everyone can save money on their favorite hobby. Normally, our sales triple during a storewide sale. And that fact makes orders ship out a little slower. I just hired 2 more people and everyone in shipping is working a lot of overtime, weekends, and nights to get the orders out and to avoid long delays.

And after all of that, the response that I receive on this forum is a series of complaints about my store and my employees. I can't afford the damage to my store's reputation because of permanent posts on a forum that relate to the service received during a sale. Our order turn around is normally on target during “normal” times, so it appears that it is not really worth having a sale. Northern Brewer doesn't have store wide sales. I don't know of any other homebrew store that has storewide sales either. It is a reality that many smaller homebrew stores can put orders out the same day because they don't have the volume we do, especially during a sale.

I have no choice but to switch to having a few small targeted items on sale.

Thanks for your support.
I am sure you understand.

Forrest
Austin Homebrew Supply"

They're working on it. I'm sure after the sale, things will be back to normal

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Old 02-26-2009, 11:30 PM   #7
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They're working on it. I'm sure after the sale, things will be back to normal
I wouldn't count on it - my last two orders in December and January, during non-sale times, were delayed as well. Still, I like AHS and know I can always pay more for shipping if I really want it sooner. Unless it gets excessive, I'm fine with planning ahead and placing my orders a week or two ahead of time.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:59 PM   #8
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I wouldn't count on it - my last two orders in December and January, during non-sale times, were delayed as well. Still, I like AHS and know I can always pay more for shipping if I really want it sooner. Unless it gets excessive, I'm fine with planning ahead and placing my orders a week or two ahead of time.
IIRC, they were hit with a ton of orders in December (for Christmas) and January (new people/people spending Christmas money). I placed an order a few weeks ago and it was processed in a day or two. I'm sure once their 50 state sale is over, it will be back to normal.
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It will be back to normal by next week when the new hires arrive. Sorry for the delay.

I have some major promotions coming up after the sale.

We just can not have storewide sales anymore. They cause too many delays and that is what we need to avoid.

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That's fine, but wait until after you offer it to Nebraska.

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