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Old 03-23-2013, 7:54 PM
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Anyone received an update on an 80% lower recently? The last email I got was on the 7th of January. My order was placed in late December.
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I ordered around the first week of January. A couple of weeks ago I sent an email asking for delivery status. The answer was that I'm currently scheduled for June, but they have new equipment coming on-line that could move it to April.

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ARES ARMOR IS SEVERAL MONTHS Backorderd says right on their site
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Any received an update on an 80% lower recently? The last email I got was on the 7th of January. My order was placed in late December.
Also ordered in late December (Dec 24). On Jan 10 I received a reply to my email asking when the eta was. The answer was March. That was it, a one word reply. Nothing yet, March is almost over.
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Ordered mine 12/19. Still waiting. I expected a wait but this is gettin' a little silly.
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TDS down in Bonita had some billet 80% lowers in stock, if you guys don't mind the $175 price tag.
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Ordered 12/20/12. My last reply from them was "we have your order". Not feeling very optimistic for any time soon.
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ARES ARMOR IS SEVERAL MONTHS Backorderd says right on their site

When I ordered, it said 8-12 weeks. But thanks for your very thoughtful input.

I'm hoping this thing get to me before I move to North Carolina in June, but like some of the others, I'm not very optimistic.
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I ordered on 12/22. They told me in late February, then first week of March.. Emailed them a couple times and haven't heard back from them. I'm sure they are really busy and according to there Facebook page it seems like they are shipping out stuff from around the 19/21st.
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My order was on the 24th, so hopefully we are getting close.
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When I ordered, it said 8-12 weeks. But thanks for your very thoughtful input.

I'm hoping this thing get to me before I move to North Carolina in June, but like some of the others, I'm not very optimistic.
I was just going to start the same thread.

They're accommodating on revising orders. I was going to cancel, but they allowed me to change from anodized to non-anodized and keep my place in line. Never did mention where in line I am though.... Email them if the time comes and you need to move.
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I was worried that the 80% movement wouldn't be a strong on that side of the country, but it looks like worry is unfounded.

I guess it is back to waiting.
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I ordered on 12/31... on 3/11 I got this:

"your order is looking to either ship the end of March or beginning of April"
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I ordered in feb with every intention of waiting a while. mainly because then I could save the money for the rest of the parts for the gun and machine it and put it together all at the same time. That and I figured I would be able to FIND and upper by then.
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Finally got an email update today for my order from 12/20/12. Mike said they are working on orders from that date, and he "requested they process my order". He says I should get it sometime next week. Fingers crossed.
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Got my tracking email today, delivering in 2 days, finally!!
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Maybe I'll have mine in a week or so then. I didn't order too far behind you.
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I ordered on 12/31... on 3/11 I got this:

"your order is looking to either ship the end of March or beginning of April"
I have the same dates and got the same reply from them, Ordered on new years eve. Does anybody know where I can find the instructions for finishing this with a drill press? I have the jig for group buy QD ones too, can't find even find a list of bit sizes.
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Got my tracking email today, delivering in 2 days, finally!!
Raw or anodized?
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Got the email Monday, should be here tomorrow.
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Ordered on 12/21 got a tracking number yesterday
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ordered 12-19 and received them last Saturday. They were anodized.
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Ordered on 12/21 got a tracking number yesterday
well I put my order in 12/21/12 at 9:42 am or so says the order page on their site. So I guess I should be soon.
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ordered 12-19 and received them last Saturday. They were anodized.
I ordered 3 anodized on 12-19, and haven't heard a thing from them since March 6th telling me I would have them in March, I have sent emails and messages via their contact link on their site and cannot get a reply. I don't get it. What was your ORD #? if you don't mind. Thanks.
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I ordered one on 12-22-2012 and its just says waiting for stock I ordered an anodized one.
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I canceled my backorder from a different company after I got a few at my LGS, sierra gun exchange has quite a few in stock.
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Ordered mid-Dec. Delivered wednesday.
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Unbelievable! I just called and Jimmy answered and said he will ship mine out today.
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Got them today. Disappointed in the finish but I will keep them
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Can you explain the finish problem? I got mine yesterday and don't see anything wrong with it... don't have another lower to compare to though.
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ordered mine on 12/28/12, got them yesterday 4/22/13.
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ordered mine on 12/28/12, got them yesterday 4/22/13.
Hope you have jig and drill press or mill with tools.

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^ yup I drove 2 hrs to dr death to use his Cnc to find out I couldn't do it
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A buddy of mine walked in last Tuesday, they had 80%'s in stock, bought on and milled it out immediately.

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A buddy of mine walked in last Tuesday, they had 80%'s in stock, bought on and milled it out immediately.

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they have milled 80's that cost $180 AND they are not listed on the website.so anyone that ordered from the site will be waiting on a forged 80%.

I ordered on jan 13th and was just told that it will/should ship on the 8th
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well i was told it would ship on 5-8 it is now 5-20. they are only 8hrs from me.sick of waiting with no results by phone or several emails over a couple of months. so I called my CC company and got it charged back.

take this for what its worth but there are just to many place's to get a lower RIGHT NOW too wait any longer on this company.
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How does that help people who placed their order a half year (several months) ago, hmmm?
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I went to Ares Armor on Friday. They were expecting a batch of 3,000 80% lowers to come in on the 8th but they have still not arrived. As soon as they do arrive, they will begin calling people to let them know that there orders are in. This batch of orders is suppose to fill their backlog with 80%ers to spare. If you can't want that long, they do have billet 80% lowers in stock. I checked them out and they look great. They were around $160
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I went to Ares Armor on Friday. They were expecting a batch of 3,000 80% lowers to come in on the 8th but they have still not arrived. As soon as they do arrive, they will begin calling people to let them know that there orders are in. This batch of orders is suppose to fill their backlog with 80%ers to spare. If you can't want that long, they do have billet 80% lowers in stock. I checked them out and they look great. They were around $160

Well if they had any kind of customer service they would be sending emails letting people know whats going on.but no they never answer the phone and don't reply to emails.
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I was in there this last weekend. They said they're still waiting for the manufacturer to ship the forged. The time before last they said they had about 20k backordered. This time he said it was 17K. So it sounds like they may have received a small shipment recently. I've seen posts stating people have gotten theirs. Everytime I've been in there they say it's just going to be one more week though. After the whole May 8th deadline thing, I'd heard enough personally.

I was able to find some in stock at another local shop and went in to get a refund. To be fair, every time I've gone in there the guys are super cool. I've been in a few shops where they're not so much. However, the key is I have to go in there. As we all know, they do not bother to answer emails or the phone. He was cool though and processed my refund right there while I waited.

With the whole CNC fiasco going on, I'm just not willing to wait any longer. Their prices are still way lower than anywhere else, and their lowers are made out of the 7075 which is increasingly becoming the exception, but I don't want to risk having to become a full-blown machinist just to finish a few lowers. I have enough on my plate. There are still a precious few shops that are still doing it, so if I have to pay a little extra to strike while the irons hot then so be it. Not to mention that when Ares does finally fill all these orders the lines will be around the block...

For what it's worth, that's the story as I've been following it. I'd go in and do business with them again, but not online anymore. Their prices are fair and they have answered all of my questions well enough when I've been in there. They just need to get their act together for their web-based customers. It's ridiculous. I had a contractor's license and the economy just killed me. It's really hard to see a business with customers beating down their door and they just can't get out of their own way. Ares: hire a freaking business manager or consultant (or fire the one you have). You're pissing away a gold mine. These bridges don't unburn themselves and you're fast running out.
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