Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A PSA regarding Palmetto State Armory...

I have built a handful of ARish devices using components bought from Palmetto State Armory.  Mostly, I've been quite pleased with the products they've sold me.  Decent quality at excellent prices.  In fact, thinking back, I haven't really had a single complaint about anything I've bought from them.

Along the way though, I've learned a few things about ordering from PSA that I'd like to share.

  • Don't be in a hurry.  Really..... Don't order from PSA if you have any kind of time limit before your project idea bursts into flames or something.  They will ship when they ship. It might be a couple days.... it might be a couple weeks.  Remember: Good, Cheap, or Fast.... pick any two.  Fast is not on PSA's radar.
  • Forget about tracking numbers and such.  Somehow, PSA renders them meaningless.  Occasionally they work, but my experience has been hit and miss. More likely than not, my purchase arrived on the same day PSA marked it shipped.  In fact, I have an item still marked 'processing' which arrived here months ago.
  • There's not much point to calling and asking where your stuff is. I only tried this once, but it ended with the distinct impression the organization might be a bit understaffed and over-flustered.  Just have patience.   I have read they will fix any real issues, but understand that ship happens when it happens.
That's about it for the PSA.... um..... PSA.  

Yes, I am waiting on some stuff from them.  
Yes, it promises to be a ball.  
No, I won't tell you what it is.  
You'll just have to wait..... like I am.

I'll share the build when it comes together  (Smile).

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