Thought I had a Trident

Discussion in 'Bulk Reef Supply' started by Demonic, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. TARHEEL78

    TARHEEL78 Active Member

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    Did they actually fix it? I stopped trying to navigate their page because it was so slow and always hanging up. Marine depot got an order for about $3k from me that BRS could have had if their website wasn't so terrible.
     
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  2. slojmn

    slojmn Valuable Member

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    Bummer all the way around. The release of the Trident is ultimately the problem. Neptune has some great products but this particular product release and craziness is just foolish. Seems really strange for a company at their level to create this kind of issue with their customer base. I decided to wait until the rush is over, glitches emerge, things are figured out, and the product is sitting on shelves without stress and mess.

    I hope you get his resolved in a manner that works for all parties.
     
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    Well they just gave away $30k so I imagine they’ll live.

    All the same I hope they square things away with the OP, I’d be surprised if they didn’t. Well I have always been in the camp that wants Rev 2 or 3 instead of the first unit off the line, I fully understand the frustration in this specific post.

    No website, pos, or inventory system is perfect and I think the OP was snagged in a reverse loop hole in this case.
    If I had to guess the updated shipping method threw the order to the back of the que which is a huge issue with this particular product.

    A very rare occurence if I were speculating...
     
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  4. TARHEEL78

    TARHEEL78 Active Member

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    Lol, I'm sure they will smart guy. I still don't think they want to lose out on orders. Makes me wonder how many other people gave up on the site and went somewhere else with their order because of it though.
     
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  5. Brett S

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    It definitely has not been the smoothest release ever, but I think really Neptune only had two options. They could do what they did, releasing the Trident as soon as possible even though stock was low or they could spend several months building and stockpiling units so they could release with plenty of stock.

    I think the big issue with the second approach and probably the reason Neptune went the way they did was that the Trident was already way late and I think people were starting to give up on it. Especially with other units like the alkatronic and the reefbot being available. Additionally, building and stockpiling thousands or even tens of thousands of units would be a pretty huge cash outlay until they were released and sold.

    As much bad press as Neptune is getting for this release they were already getting bad press for promising the Trident more than a year ago and still not delivering. They were in a tough situation either way and I think they wanted to get units into people’s hands as soon as possible

    No matter what the product is products need time to be built and they can either be released in short supply as they continue building as fast as possible or they can be built behind the scenes delaying the release. Even Apple who always releases new iPhones in September starts building and stockpiling the new phones in June for the September release. And even after 3 or 4 months of building and stockpiling there is a always shortage of iPhones on release day.

    Apple handles the short supply by allowing preorders, though, and at least people know that they are on the list and they have a definite date of when they will receive their phone, even if it’s two weeks or two months out.

    Right now people are stuck in the frustrating situation of wanting the Trident but having absolutely no idea when they will be able to get it. They see some people being able to order and get a unit with relative ease while they sit there refreshing webpages all day and waiting for in stock alert emails that show up 10 minutes after the product has sold out.

    Some people get close, being able to put a product in their cart and having the stock run out or the transaction fail before they can complete their purchase and some people have jobs where they can’t spend all day refreshing web pages or drop everything when an alert email comes and they get home from work to see that 60 more people got a unit while they were busy working.

    All of these are incredibly frustrating experiences and even after going through the frustration people are still left with no idea of when they will actually be able to get a unit.

    I think in general people understand that supply is low and demand is high and that it will take time for Neptune to build enough units for everyone, but it’s the waiting and getting close and failing and checking web pages all day or being stuck at work for the 10 minutes that units are available and still not knowing that’s killing everyone.
     
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    smartwater101 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Is this a joke? He called, about an order already placed, to upgrade shipping. He wasn't denied at checkout for taking too long to wrap up his order. His order was already in and paid for.
     
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    jrill Active Member R2R Supporter

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    You pretty much said you had them on the phone and got so mad you hung up.
     
  8. Demonic

    Demonic Love Change R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Boy, you really read exactly what you wanted and nothing else.
     
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    jrill Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I read it all. I just think you responded badly. There, I said it.
     
  10. Demonic

    Demonic Love Change R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    You're entitled to your opinion.
     
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    Your opinion might be different if your on the the other side. Let us know if you get upset when you order an expensive piece of equipment that you paid for was denied. Your money is gone and no product was sent, I'd be upset too. @Demonic while I agree BRS is a good company with no ill intentions, you have every right to be upset as they dropped the ball big time and as a company I'm sure they will make it right. It's funny to read comments from others like they've never responded by hanging up due to being upset. I hope your situation gets resolved.
     
  12. TARHEEL78

    TARHEEL78 Active Member

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    It's not that they've never been upset or hung up on anyone. It's just that they feel the need to white knight for BRS for some reason. I don't have anything against BRS personally and if they've fixed the website my next order may be from them but I don't feel the need to vehemently defend them(or any company for that matter) either.

    This isn't directed at jrill just the blind defenders in general.
     
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  13. jrill

    jrill Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Being upset is fine. An adult acting like a 12 year old is not.
     
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  14. Demonic

    Demonic Love Change R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    One of those "keyboard warriors" we hear about. You may have read the entire thread, but you definitely didn't comprehend it.
     
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    Pretty bad assumption for an "adult" without being in @Demonic shoes.
     
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    Maybe next time apolagize to them for giving up your hard earned money and to please ship it to you at their earliest convenience ;Hilarious
     
  17. Demonic

    Demonic Love Change R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Actually when the gentleman called me yesterday evening, I recognized him as the same person I had talked to that morning. The first thing I did was apologize to him, as that wasn't professional. I expressed my frustration still, but I'm actually glad I didn't continue that conversation. Hopefully his day wasn't as bad as mine after that convo.
     
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  18. lakai

    lakai Active Member

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    Perhaps your trident is one of the many on ebay where the seller "Ships from Minnesota". Heck there is even one guy that has 3 for sale. :oops:
     
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  19. Demonic

    Demonic Love Change R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah, those thoughts have crossed my mind. I instantly went to eBay and saw a couple for sale that were just put on. I am trying to not look at that stuff and move past this.
     
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    Leadfooted Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    As a side note @Demonic, Super nice build you have going and bummer to see this thread getting longer. I was hoping to see BRS PM you and resolve or at least reach out in some fashion. I feel your situation is unique and should be handled with a little more sensitivity. Hoping the focus can go back to the build soon.
     
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