49 replies to this topic
Posted 01 January 2008 - 01:07 AM
I wish Stamina the best and hope they're happy with the business. If they ship slower than other stores, maybe their bricks and mortar store is so busy that web orders are secondary. Slow shipping has settled in as "the norm". I think they say 1-2 weeks before shipping on their web site, so I can't say I really have a basis to gripe. I just wish they had a system to service web orders more quickly. The norm is getting to be next day or max 2 days for stores to ship mdse. Businesses who can't or won't aren't going to prosper.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 02:25 AM
Don't feel bad I've been waiting for 1/2" 3D silver eyes from Stamina since Thanksgiving. I have $300 worth a swimbait orders sitting on the finishing table waiting for eyes. The folks who who ordered them are getting impatient. I've searched everywhere for another source of 1/2" 3D eyes, if anyone has one please let me know. If this goes on much longer I'm going to get stuck with the custom ordered baits and a potential loss of future customers.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:02 AM
Bobp, the web Say's a couple days,
I really wish they would get their act together, I liked ordering from them because they offer the most stuff. and best deals on most.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:06 AM
Yep,been having problems myself.
Maybe try calling the order in.Im sure the person taking the order could tell you if its in stock or not.
Just my $.02:)
Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:22 AM
I see a lot of unhappy campers here, and I may some people off, but that is not my intent. First of all I see someone ordered 4000 eyes from Stamina. Why would you order that many from them when they are not the distributor? What's the matter with WTP. They make all the eyes, and they have literally 100's of sizes and colors in stock. Also they are cheaper than Stamina. Lot of you guys complain that they are slow. This must be an internet problem, cause I always get my order in 2-3 days, however I always call my order in and talk to someone. Lot of you guys complain that they are out of stock. If you call your order in, you can ask all these questions up front. I do and they always check for me to see if it's on hand. or out of stock. If they say they are out of stock, order somewhere else. I don't know how much inventory you guys stock, but I rarely if never run out of anything I need. I don't wait till I have 20 eyes or 30 hooks left, then I get an order to fill and find out I'm short on eyes and hooks. You should monitor your personal stock better. I've had items on backorder from Stamina, but it was never a problem that I needed it right now. If it was, then the first thing, I do is order more, so I don't run out. Also there is another option here. If there is something that you cannot get right away, post it on TU. I have done that on occasion, and many of the guys were willing to help me out. Trade or do whatever it takes to get you out of a bind. Problem solved. I know Stamina is not perfect, but neiher are the others. None of these places are a 7-11, walk in, and walk out. What I'm trying to relay is this, we need to take some personal responsibility, on how we handle ordering materials, take it one step further, do our homework, ask a lot of questions and don't blame anyone else for our lack of organization. Don't take this personally, I'm not here to argue or cause any problems with my TU comrads. I will continue to buy from Stamina, among the other places, that I purchase from.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:33 AM
Well said, Ted. I've seen some folks complain about just about every vendor as well, so some folks can never be happy, no matter what.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 12:24 PM
Weird. I just tried to go to Stamina online, and my computer said the website could not be found.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 12:31 PM
You guys made 'em feel so bad they shut down. #####s
Just loaded for me (staminainc.com) I've noticed they have several URL's, might try another.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:16 PM
It's a name of a company (like dampeoples replied to your post) that sells holographic film, along with supplying, Stamina, Barlows, Jann's and probably everyone else with 3D eyes. Check out their prices and their site. http://www.wtp-inc.com/home.html
Posted 02 January 2008 - 02:37 AM
I ordered from them over 3 weeks ago and then got an email telling me that some trebles were out of stock (I'd asked them to notify me so that was good). I declined them sending me an alternate product and to ship the rest of the order. I haven't heard or seen anything since. No one answered the phones between Christmas and New Year's Day--closed? No emails replied to either. I'll check to see if my CC was billed.
Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:36 AM
Cadman,I totally agree with ya there.I will still order from them in the future.The problems I have previously had with the eye orders are why I was hitting them all at once to bulk up.Thanks for the other site,didnt know it existed!( People waiting on lures from me because of supplies is just like us waiting on stamina for eyes//// It's a supply issue.We all do what we can.)
Posted 02 January 2008 - 07:43 AM
It was not my intention to isolate you out of the crowd. It's that there are other sources out there to solve many of our dilemmas. In your case you didn't know, and that's all fine we all learn. Yes you're right, that many eyes is a big order for Stamina. Did you check out the link I posted for the 3D eyes and stick on tape? They will have all the colors you need. Only problem is that you have to buy by the thousand lot. I just think since this forum has so many talented people, everyone of us can help each other out. Just by posting our questions to the TU gurus, or doing a search on TU's site. Someone here will always help.
Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:58 PM
I agree with Cadman..I always call my order in..That way I know what is in stock or out..I've had very few problems with them doing it this way..Nathan
Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:28 PM
I Googled staminainc, and found them again.
I've ordered stuff from them over the last few years, and, other than some things being out of stock, never had a problem.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:36 AM
Dont feel singled at all,and yes cadman very interesting site.Thanks
Posted 05 January 2008 - 05:52 PM
They hadn't billed my CC yet so I decided to cancel my order. Telling me that it was ready to ship two weeks ago and then not even shipping it is not acceptable nor is the fact they didn't reply to 3 emails about it. Slightly lower prices aren't worth the hassle.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:07 PM
I don't base a business off my orders to Stamina, I've used them about 6 times over the past 4 or 5 years.
If I was running a business, I would look a little harder at getting a better pricing on big volumes. I might also have different accounts with several companies, just because I may want to setup my accounting with payables and recievables, rather than COD evert order.
If you can't hang with the big boys, I guess you need to stay home. I would probably never mention to the world I was having supply problems, makes folks think you can't habdle the volume... JMHO