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Title: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Gif on February 17, 2011, 05:23:20 AM
Positive:  Ordered 2 cases of ammo on 2/14 (evening).  Shipment arrived on 2/16!  Now that's fast shipping!  Very comparable prices to other ammo vendors, but shipping was cheaper, making the overall price cheaper than others I could find. 

Negative:  Ammo was only in original box with all sorts of markings on the outside "1000 rounds ammuntion", "9mm", etc.  Anyone walking by my door (townhouse) would know what was sitting there.  Not only was there a couple thousand rounds of ammo sitting there, but now others may know there are guns in the house when I'm at work all day...  When ordering from other vendors, they would put the box inside of another unmarked box.  This is the way to go.

When I added the ammo can and code (to make it free), it increased my shipping by $10...so the ammo can wasn't free because my shipping went up.  I did not get the ammo can because of this.  This may be different in other areas...check this before you order!!

Overall positive experience.  I will likely order from BulkAmmo in the future if their prices are better than others. 
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: BulkAmmo.com on February 23, 2011, 10:33:18 AM
I'm sorry you had an issue with the packing of the ammunition. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am looking into why that order went out without being boxed in a plain box.

If you have any issues please contact us at customerservice@bulkammo.com.

Thank you for your order.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: LvsChant on March 04, 2011, 06:57:24 AM
We had the same experience as far as the box marking is concerned. All of the boxes were in the factory boxes with the contents prominently displayed on the outside of the box. We placed a large order of several different calibers and 3 of the 4 boxes had been dropped by the delivery folks. We are working with your customer service to see about the issue of the damaged rounds. So far, so good. I emailed photos of the damages, so we'll be corresponding about it.

I really do think you might want to look at extra packaging for those 1000 round orders, though.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: LvsChant on March 15, 2011, 03:57:26 PM
Follow up comment:

Just wanted to give a rousing thumbs up on how my issue was handled by BulkAmmo. Apparently, it is standard procedure to send the 1000 round cases in the original factory packaging. So, if you do not wish to have the contents visible on the packaging, you must request that before they ship to you.

As far as damaged deliveries, they use either FedEx or UPS and typically have no issues with damaged goods on arrival. In some areas, one or the other carrier will have an issue (maybe even just with a particularly careless driver -- who knows). After getting four dropped cases from the UPS delivery, they re-shipped the case that actually had damaged rounds inside via FedEx. It arrived in perfect condition and in a very timely fashion.

They were courteous to deal with and good about their communication. I have to say I highly recommend you deal with Bulkammo on your preps for defense.

LvsChant.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: ncjeeper on March 23, 2011, 08:17:22 PM
I just placed my first order with them.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Fyrsprite on May 06, 2011, 02:15:09 PM
Just had a great experience with them.  I ordered yesterday morning, received ammo today.  It was packaged well, inside a plain box with plenty of paper cushioning. 

Very happy customer here.   ;D
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: SaltyHobbit on May 06, 2011, 03:39:36 PM
Had a great experience with them. Ordered a thousand and the only issue was with Fedex. The delivery guy said it was delivered and it was not. Called customer service a day after the stated delivery date and the rounds were at the house within 2 hours. I will be ordering more when funds permit.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: BulkAmmo.com on May 09, 2011, 01:49:28 PM
Thank you for sharing your positive reviews!
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: SteveandTracyinKY on May 09, 2011, 04:37:23 PM
So what is the deal with the ammo can? Do you have to pay an extra $10 in shipping or was that a mistake? that would really mitigate the "free" part.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: BeachPete on May 18, 2011, 02:59:08 PM
Thanks for a great transaction.  I placed the order on Friday evening and it shipped Monday, arrived Wednesday.

I shipped my for pickup at our local UPS customer center so it wouldn't be sitting on the doorstep all day.  I called BulkAmmo to confirm this and they were very helpful making sure it was shipped properly.

I found that if you're buying ammo, it's easier to just to ship it for pick it up at the UPS/Fed Ex place.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: RidgebackDad on November 10, 2011, 07:59:35 PM
Referred a friend to Bulkammo.com and he had nothing but GREAT things to say about them; so I decided I needed to put my money where my mouth was and ordered some myself yesterday!

Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: conservative01 on May 18, 2012, 12:56:19 PM
Just wanted to say I got great service. I placed an order on the 14th and got it 4 days later and the tsp discount was a nice touch.
Thanks
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: ncjeeper on May 18, 2012, 06:24:56 PM
I ordered again from them acouple of months ago. No issues.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: ncjeeper on October 05, 2012, 07:36:22 PM
Ordered from them again. No issues.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Chemsoldier on October 05, 2012, 08:27:00 PM
Ordered with them recently, no issues.  Shipped promptly.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Bradbn4 on October 05, 2012, 10:11:28 PM
Nice option to ship in an unmarked container -picked up a few needed items.  It arrived nice and fast...
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: ncjeeper on October 06, 2012, 11:56:17 AM
Nice option to ship in an unmarked container
Yeah I like that option. Now the fed ex guy doesnt know what Im getting. ;)
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: stry67 on November 05, 2012, 04:48:16 PM
Have placed a couple orders recently and like the others, good expierence over-all. I really appreciate that my orders got procesed quickly as the strongest plus for this company.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Saint-TyR on November 25, 2012, 09:57:26 AM
All I can say is AWESOME service and turn around time. We order a large order on Wednesday at 3pm and it hit our door step Saturday in the AM with Thanksgiving in the middle. I have used two other online ammo dealers and I have to say good bye to them and HELLO to Bulkammo!

Stay Safe!
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: ncjeeper on January 25, 2013, 11:19:27 AM
Just had another problem free dealing with them. They are my first choice for mail order ammo.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: PrepperJim on January 25, 2013, 02:08:31 PM
Just had another problem free dealing with them. They are my first choice for mail order ammo.

Same here. They have the inventory that is on their site and ship fast.

Thanks to them, I am at stocking levels on all my calibers of choice.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on January 25, 2013, 02:22:02 PM
Just had another problem free dealing with them. They are my first choice for mail order ammo.

I agree. Just had 4 cases delivered yesterday, on time, and intact. I don't bother looking anywhere else. I'd like to see case lots of .44, though, instead of 20s and 50s.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on August 15, 2017, 09:53:36 PM
I just checked my order history and counted up a total of 21 separate orders, with 16 of those being in the last 12 months.  And I couldn't be happier with their service.

Every single order, typically averaging around 3-4k rounds, has arrived in absolutely pristine condition.  I always get the shipments overboxed (which for thirty-some cents is a no-brainer) and the OEM cases inside arrive in perfect condition every single time.  FedEx is a couple bucks cheaper than UPS for me and it has never taken more than a week to receive my purchases.  I usually order on Tuesday nights, when I get the sale email, and often get part of the shipment a couple days early over the weekend, with the remainder arriving Monday or Tuesday.

I've only got just a few more months before California shuts the door on these purchases, but I've been super pleased with BulkAmmo's service while I could still get it.  Really a great company to work with.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: jerseyboy on August 15, 2017, 10:43:44 PM
And I thought New Jersey was bad.  Good luck under the new rules.

I also like the over pack which is ridiculously cheap.

They also just had 1000x 5.56mm for under $300.

Jerseyboy
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Smurf Hunter on August 15, 2017, 11:34:17 PM

I remember paying $4.99 for the 20 round AE boxes at Walmart and thinking .223 would never be cost effective to reload.

FreeLancer are you storing that all I'm a central location? 
I have not kept up with firearms/training/ammo, focused more on energy, medical and comms for the last few years.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on August 16, 2017, 12:22:23 AM

FreeLancer are you storing that all I'm a central location? 


Not all of it.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Smurf Hunter on August 16, 2017, 07:50:23 AM
Not all of it.


Next question:

Can you legally sell that ammo in your state?

I view it as an asset, the increase in value, more so due to your local laws. However if you fall on hard times in the distant future, can you trade for cash and buy a new kidney or whatever?

I'm not an attorney, but if you really spent that much money, perhaps creating some legal entity that owns the ammo might be prudent?
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on August 16, 2017, 08:14:55 AM
Might be worth looking into, but I'm pretty sure I'd legally need to background check anybody I transfer my ammo to, whether I make money off the deal or not.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Smurf Hunter on August 16, 2017, 09:16:08 AM
Might be worth looking into, but I'm pretty sure I'd legally need to background check anybody I transfer my ammo to, whether I make money off the deal or not.

My state recently ended private party (Face to face) sales.  So now I can't trade a lawn mower for a deer rifle in a parking lot.  Instead we drive to an FFL and pay $25-50 for the privilege.  Matters not if we both have CCW permits, etc.  The workaround is to create a legal entity, like a living trust, s-corp, etc.  Very similar to NFA folks who want to streamline their stuff.

Again, I'm not an attorney, but if you have $20-30K in guns/ammo, consider spending up to $1500 for durable legal protection (if you die can your wife legally possess it in CA?).

Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: blacktalon606 on August 16, 2017, 02:36:55 PM
I truly don't understand the desire to live behind the wire in kalifornistan.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on August 16, 2017, 02:56:04 PM
As of now there's no problem with family inheritance of firearms, but if that changes I'd certainly look into it.

I'm not sure about my need for streamlining resale of weapons and ammo because I pretty much have a buy and hold policy.  I don't foresee the need to sell or barter short of WROL catastrophe, in which case I'll have more pressing concerns.

If it makes sense from an insurance perspective, that might motivate me, because I'm definitely flying bare for the most part now.


I truly don't understand the desire to live behind the wire in kalifornistan.

I didn't either. 
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Smurf Hunter on August 16, 2017, 03:25:55 PM
While my politics towards guns remains firm, I'm not as passionate in the hobby as I once was.  It's an important prep and something I will keep current like anything else, but I can envision a time and/or situation where I might liquidate all but the essential.  Recent events have suggested I might be better positioned with more liquidate assets.

Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on August 16, 2017, 03:38:34 PM
Recent events have suggested I might be better positioned with more liquidate assets.

Definitely.

It rarely makes sense to go into debt, or rob the emergency fund, to buy extra guns and ammo.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on December 27, 2017, 11:46:23 PM
I received my last shipment from BulkAmmo direct to my home address today, albeit several days later than scheduled due to weather and X-mas. 

Fortunately, and unanticipated on my part, the online bulk purchase window is not totally closed at BA for us CA buyers, we just have to have the ammo shipped to a licensed dealer and pay them a handling fee.  I did a dry run order tonight on their site and it listed two local dealers who have entered into an agreement with BA to accept shipments on their customers behalf, for a a handling fee of $20 - $25.  Maybe after I've dealt with my existing purchases I'll give it a go and see what the overall cost is.

Weird thing about California and gun laws is that the outside manufacturers wind up doing a lot of legal leg work and figure out how they can continue selling us stuff within the letter of the new laws.  Every single time the market looks for a loophole and manages to keep making money in Cali.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: LvsChant on December 30, 2017, 03:26:55 PM
Interesting, isn't it? The free market still finds a way :)
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: Chemsoldier on December 30, 2017, 03:54:46 PM
I recently got a case of 9mm NATO from Bulk Ammo. Fast, discreet and affordable as always.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on December 30, 2017, 08:42:28 PM
Interesting, isn't it? The free market still finds a way :)

Yep.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on January 09, 2018, 06:40:34 PM
Fortunately, and unanticipated on my part, the online bulk purchase window is not totally closed at BA for us CA buyers, we just have to have the ammo shipped to a licensed dealer and pay them a handling fee.  I did a dry run order tonight on their site and it listed two local dealers who have entered into an agreement with BA to accept shipments on their customers behalf, for a a handling fee of $20 - $25.  Maybe after I've dealt with my existing purchases I'll give it a go and see what the overall cost is.

I decided to brave a BulkAmmo purchase tonight and was pleasantly surprised to find they had a new shipping link to an FFL just a couple miles from me who lists a $0 handling fee.  After hitting the buy button, BulkAmmo asked me to upload a photo of my FOID/Permit for verification.  Not sure exactly what that was, I googled the term and surmised that my CCW would probably qualify.  I'm guessing Californians without a CCW (most Californians, unfortunately) would upload a copy of their Firearm Safety Certificate, but I'm not sure.

We'll see how this goes......
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on January 10, 2018, 05:07:13 PM
Turns out that FOID thing wasn't required and they've already shipped the order.  That's why you shouldn't operate a web browser while on NyQuil.
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: archer on January 11, 2018, 08:52:11 AM
Turns out that FOID thing wasn't required and they've already shipped the order.  That's why you shouldn't operate a web browser while on NyQuil.

while you were ordering, did you order me a case like i asked? ;)
Title: Re: Experience with BulkAmmo
Post by: FreeLancer on January 24, 2018, 09:31:52 PM
I finally picked up the shipment at the gun shop yesterday.  I'd forgotten about it and figured the shop would contact me by email once it had arrived from BulkAmmo, but they didn't have any of that information and had to call BulkAmmo to get my phone number, which was my home phone and sat on voicemail for a few days before anybody noticed.

The biggest unknown was the local shop had to charge me CA sales tax on my order, since BulkAmmo doesn't do it.  So even though the shop didn't charge me a handling fee, I was still out a good chunk of change.  The other downside was the inability to load the cases into the vehicle in a discrete fashion.  Not really thrilled that everyone in the shop was commenting on the order, especially in that sketchy part of town.