Originally Posted by Jim@sea
Apart from things in season, like antifoul for example, I would estimate that only about 25% of the items advertised are actually in stock.
The reason why things often take a long time is because they build orders in order to obtain free carriage from the suppliers. There is no incentive for them to get a move on because they have your money anyway. When they eventually do place the orders , the supplier then often tells them it's not in stock or whatever. Yet another delay.
I think we would all be helping each other if we never deal with an online chandler that takes your money first.
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