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Beware Sidewinder Computers

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robble

Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2008
Location
Honolulu
Ordered a bunch of fittings. Received half the order a week later. Emailed to ask where the other half was. He said he had to drop ship them from enzotech (the website said they were in stock when I ordered them). That reply was on June 4th. Today is the 26th.

I've sent two followup emails since the 2nd that haven't been responded to.

Doing some research showed me that this is par for Sidewinder. Lots of complaints on the web about him.
 

Mr.Scott

Beamed Me Up!
Joined
Jun 9, 2013
Wow. I use Sidewinder all the time. Never had a problem. It's one of my go to places. :shrug:
 

Lochekey

Senior Pink Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2015
I have ordered from them once. Did not have any issue with my order. Shipping was a little slow as compared to say Amazon but still within what I consider an acceptable timeframe.

Cannot say my single purchase is a good dataset of what typical business with this site is like but I will be interested to see what others have to say about their experiences.
 

Evilsizer

Senior Forum Spammer
Joined
Jun 6, 2002
i to for a long time only used siderwindercomputers for hsf ect and some bits i couldnt find else where back in the day. i think i use to order 2-3 for times a year for 3-4yrs straight never a problem. im sorry to hear that, they should have at least the day after the order told you they were out of stock on items. some places have older software to keep track of items that are in stock, you would think they would try to keep up to off what other sites do for in stock on the site.
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Location
Buckeyes!
seems unusual...

if you google any company there are complants about the same thing. Not sure I should beware honestly. :)


sorry it happened. I would call and escalate the issue.
 

LutaWicasa

, Immutable, Administrator
Joined
Dec 22, 2000
Location
Huntsville, AL
Geez....he (since this is a one man operation) even has a Resellerratings.com link on the landing page....3.7?
Doesn't anybody do even basic research before sending somebody their money? A lot of small etailers start strong but sputter down the road.....always check recent ratings.
 

Mr.Scott

Beamed Me Up!
Joined
Jun 9, 2013
Geez....he (since this is a one man operation) even has a Resellerratings.com link on the landing page....3.7?
Doesn't anybody do even basic research before sending somebody their money? A lot of small etailers start strong but sputter down the road.....always check recent ratings.
Whaaa?
It wasn't a one man operation when they took over Petra's Tech Shop.
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Location
Buckeyes!
Wonder what happened there...though I don't see a rating past August of last year either.

He had 804 5 star and 14 4 star ratings totaling 818. He had 25 total 1's (no 2's/3's). That's a good 70% success rate... :rofl:
 

petteyg359

Likes Popcorn
Joined
Jul 31, 2004
Sidewinder hasn't touched their Facebook page in two years. Given it's location, I'd have expected at least annual shipments-delayed-this-week-because-of-the-latest-snowstorm post.