I got my order in under 5 days. No offence guys and girls but in all actuality who cares how long it takes to get an order this time of year? It's not like anyone can really do anything with the stuff until spring anyway and besides, it's FREE!
I don't think its a matter of how long it takes as much as its just to know your order is all set and will be on its way.
I once ordered a bunch of stuff from Brushy Mountain and waited a couple of weeks before calling to inquire and found out my order was never processed because they had a question on it and no one called to ask me about it, another time they double billed the charges to my credit card, when I called to let them know the fixed the charges but someone also mistakenly canceled out my order. I found this out after again waiting a couple of weeks and then calling to see what was up.
This is why you call to see if there is a problem.
Rob ordered on the 29th, that is 13 days after placing his order and had not recieved notice of shipping, not even the order itself but the notice that it shipped and as you said you got your order in under 5 days after ordering.
Are you saying that if you are reading that everyone is getting their orders within a couple of days of ordering and yours wasn't shipped yet you wouldn't be curious to what is going on?
I didn't hear him complaining about the company or the service or acting ungrateful about the free shipping, just voicing an observation.
I also don't see where I was complaining about the shipping(since you say guys and girls I am assuming you are referring to me) I simply suggested that Rob give them a call to see if there was a problem because of what happened to me.
Brushy Mountain offers free shipping in December and I would say its a very smart business decision for them.
That is why Dadant is jumping on it too.
While its a nice gesture and no doubt we all benefit from it, lets not assume its because they love beekeepers so much they just want us to save money, its good for business.
This is typically their slow period so they get business they would normally not get and they earn return customers from it as well.
How many of us would spend all kinds of money on beekeeping stuff in December with Christmas right around the corner if it were not for the free shipping offer?
This is actually the worst time of year for most people to be spending money on beekeeping supplies.
While you may have to eventually buy it you don't have to buy it from Brushy Mountain and they realize that.
I ordered $2000.00 worth of equipment from them in the past year because of this promo.
I would not have bought as much as I did if I had to pay shipping, that is for sure.
While there have been times I needed something and ordered during a time when I paid shipping I saved enough during the promos that this didn't bother me and Brushy got more of my business.
I order from other places only when I can't get it from Brushy and I do recommend them to alot of people.
While I appreciate saving money I would say it benefits everyone involved and I do give them credit for recognizing that.