It's been a much-requested feature and it's finally here: the notify me when back in stock button! For those of you who are waiting for a certain weapon to come back into stock you can hit the 'Alert me when back in stock' link, fill in your details and we'll send you an email when the product comes back in stock!
This has been a highly requested feature which should hopefully alleviate some of the stresses of having to come back and check if a product is in stock every day, as soon as the product comes back in stock you'll be notified immediately via email, then the race is on to get your order in before everyone else!
Simply fill in your email address and press SET UP ALERT!
Just to make things a lot clearer for everyone, a lot of people get annoyed at a lack of stock, but sometimes it cannot be helped, so I'll try to explain why.
When we want to re-stock our products we have to contend with a few things:
When you see a product out of stock for months its usually because the manufacturer has run out of supplies of the replica! No matter the brand or type of weapon Airsoft replicas are typically time-consuming and hard to produce, which usually leads to manufacturers being time limited in what they can produce, the demand for Airsoft realistically outstrips the ability to Supply! A great example of this is the KRYTAC weapons and the Scorpion Evo: they can't produce them fast enough to meet demand! Some of the more well-known brands such as ASG, G&G, and NUPROL have a much faster turn around time, which is why you'll see 90% of the time their products are in stock!
Another problem to contend with is manufacturers of certain guns only produce a limited amount at certain times of the year! You'll find with some of the rarer guns, such as the Winchester Repeater, that the company who makes them only makes them one month out of the entire year, so if their supplies sell out then we have to wait a whole year to buy new ones in!
Another problem can sometimes be the time it takes to arrive from other countries. If our supplier is out of stock sometimes we can buy direct depending on the brand, but unfortunately, because there are only really a hand full of UK suppliers for Airsoft kit sometimes they're all out of stock we may have to order from the EU, from America, and sometimes even Japan! Sometimes orders can take weeks to process and have a minimum order value, so its impossible to order individual lines, so sometimes we have to wait for UK suppliers to get them in stock as well.
Please try not to get too angry with us when a product is out of stock, a lot of the time we simply can't get a hold of the product because we can't get them from our suppliers. We usually try to buy up all the available stock as it becomes available again. So when we see you getting upset because the gun you want isn't available, don't worry, we're just as upset as you.
Hopefully, this makes it a bit clearer for everyone who is upset about stock not being available, it's not just us, you'll usually find that most other retailers will be out of the same products as well!
Written by PatrolBase Jonny, who has written a total of 74 posts.
Jonny has worked for Patrol Base for 5+ years, working in the media department and on the main website. Responsible for managing the software which runs the website, bringing new features wherever possible. You can get in contact via Facebook and Instagram.
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