Customer Service = not
So Customer Service is too busy to answer emails and the non 800 number has you on hold with no one to answer. I was on hold for 11 minutes (on my nickel) and gave up. How and the #### do you get answers to your questions??
Most other legit company's have a 800 number, so who cares if the guy in customer service is out on coffee break.
My new 12 gauge Condor Supreme O/U is totally different from the supplied Owners Manual. The website has a page for PDF manuals, but nothing is posted? IF I would have known this BEFORE I purchased, it would have been another brand!!
The gun is nice, but customer service sucks...
PO'd customer in Iowa
This IS Customer Service!
Over the weekend I purchased a used Blue Ox tow bar setup from my neighbor. I knew nothing about these except to tow my wife's CRV behind our Winnebago it would work. So I need a baseplate to attach to the Honda CRV that would adapt it to the tow bar, common procedure.
Go online to the Blue Ox website find the part number of what I need and then send them a quick email Sunday after noon. To my surprise I had an answer to my email within an hour or so. But not what I wanted to hear. My tow bar was in recall and I was suppose to call the 800 number Monday am.
So I called in Monday... the customer service lady said I need your name and address to process the claim. Then she goes on to explain... we are going to swap your tow bar for a current model, no charge. But we need yours back first via UPS. BTW do you have a box? No, I replied I can get one from work.
But before I get it packaged up, today (Tuesday) I get a box on my front porch. Inside the box was the new tow bar! No charge, and they did not have my credit card number, just trusting me to return the old one like I said I was going to do... Thats Customer Service!!
Welcome to the forums.
Sorry you had to find us this way, but many do come here seeking help of one kind or another.
You have made some very valid points.
Companies need to realize that e-mails MUST be answered, and not by an automated response, but by a knowledgable and comptent human being.
Frankly, it blows my mind why companies cannot see the benefits of using e-mail instead of telephones.
Both parties can have their say and at each other's leisure.
Everything is spelled out, so there are no problems with dialects or accents.
I had a similar incident with a nationally known cartridge company. Had a round that was manufactured out of spec and wouldn't chamber in any of my rifles in that caliber. I sent them an e-mail with all the details.
Waited two weeks... nothing.
I called them and the guy said, we get a LOT of e-mails and there's no way we can get to all of them.
Here is a pipepline to customers and they've got the valve shut off on their end.
If you're going to ignore e-mails, why bother having the form on the website? All it does is give customers the illusion that someone's there.
Again, you are dead right about the manuals.
Benelli manuals are available, but it took a while.
We used to have to get them from the Italian site.
That BS about Stoeger and Franchi coming soon has been listed so long that one would have to wonder if one of the Apostles wrote it.
Either post up the manuals or remove the teaser and be done with it, for Christ's sake!
Was there a specific question that perhaps another Stoeger victim could help you with?
So why have an email contact us link?
Yes, why do they even bother with customer service??
Anyone who reads my above post about Blue Ox knows it can be done... that company just gained a customer for life, and got 1,000's of $ in free advertising because I'm telling everyone about my positive experience!
IF I could take my gun back right now for a full refund I'd do so.
Not because of the Owners Manual, (which is a safety issue ) but because it tells you what the company does for their customers after the sale. Heaven forbid I have a warranty issue!
I am going to assume that this thread will be deleted by Stoeger, but perhaps not. If they are too busy to answer emails, then they certainly don't have time to read this Forum!
The thread will not be deleted.
Benelli is very good about letting us speak our minds, as long as no one is offended or verbally violated.
They do see these posts.
What was your question?
The question... on my Supreme the selector lever for the barrels and safety all in one lever was gouging and scratching the receiver metal when it was moved.
Since I have a machine shop at home, I decided to fix this problem... Took it apart and was going to do the safety fix at the same time.
Inside on the selector I figured out how to get it out far enough to file down the burr on the backside of the lever. But in the meantime they have a spring loaded ball to put pressure on the selector indexing pin. Needless to say, it popped out and was gone!
So I am going to order from a tool and die supplier a small captive set screw type spring plunger and install it. This might involve some lathe and milling machine work, but the next time I won't be on the shop floor on my hands and knees looking for parts!
Once I get this figured out, perhaps I can sell the idea back to Stoeger Industries... I've been paid in the past for such design work.
Originally Posted by tucker301