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kramernator
01-12-2008, 03:08 PM
has anyone ever ordered stuff from.....

www.firstcallpaintball.com (http://www.firstcallpaintball.com/)

www.hpspaintball.com (http://www.hpspaintball.com/)

www.pbeverything.com (http://www.pbeverything.com/)

www.lincoln-paintball.com (http://www.lincoln-paintball.com/)

www.wholesalepaintball.org (http://wholesalepaintball.org/)

www.paintball-savers.com (http://www.paintball-savers.com/)

or

www.badboyzpaintballsupply.com (http://www.badboyzpaintballsupply.com/)

because as far as i can tell they are all the exact same site, only different names. i have never seen anything like this before. i am starting to wonder if these sites are creditable, that is why i am asking you guys. the one more thing that makes me think this is this

Isn't this price a little low (http://www.firstcallpaintball.com/pages-productinfo/product-10340/fc-spyder-barrel-kit-blue.html?zenid=90fd654529dc4a1ed2066f9a694fec6c)

(read what the package includes) at actionvillage this would cost about $50 at least
sometimes the pic works sometimes it says unavailable,
that is another thing, why is it that hardly any of the pics on this site are actually available.

this is just making me wonder if this is a dependable site?

SpyderMan231
01-12-2008, 03:18 PM
i buy from www.actionvillage.com its a great site

king-man
01-12-2008, 03:39 PM
this is just making me wonder if this is a dependable site?
There are two explantaions i can think of. One, they may be ran off of an easy to make website store place. Two, they could all be dropshippers from the same locatio. Or three, they are fakes and we should sticky this if we find out that they are, but not until you have proof. But it also looks like to me they are a like Big Lots, stuff noone would buy that they picked up cheap. I couldnt really find ne deals though. Nice internet hunting tho, i would have never found them. Also i would stick with actionvillage, they are pretty good on deals and they will match prices. Plus it is 100% dependable.

tater_salad
01-12-2008, 03:49 PM
I've ordered alot of stuff from First Call.

Critical
01-12-2008, 03:52 PM
I've bought from firstcall numerous times, they have been great to deal with, responded quickly to questions, ship within a reasonable amount of time, etc. my guess is that either they all share the same website build to save costs, or some other non-problematic reason.

SundragonPPS
01-12-2008, 04:06 PM
..........Two, they could all be dropshippers from the same location............

bingo! first call is wholesale/retail. they not only wholesale items, but sell retail too. they essentially sell dealers products then compete against them in the open market. great idea huh? :dodgy: those other places have open accounts with first call and f/c drop ships orders directly.

Finley
01-12-2008, 04:33 PM
the one more thing that makes me think this is this

Isn't this price a little low (http://www.firstcallpaintball.com/pages-productinfo/product-10340/fc-spyder-barrel-kit-blue.html?zenid=90fd654529dc4a1ed2066f9a694fec6c)

(read what the package includes) at actionvillage this would cost about $50 at least
sometimes the pic works sometimes it says unavailable,
that is another thing, why is it that hardly any of the pics on this site are actually available.

this is just making me wonder if this is a dependable site?

wow, i hope to find out soon, thats a steal!

kramernator
01-12-2008, 04:36 PM
alright, thanks guys, those reasons make sense.

i still have one question.
how can this deal (http://www.firstcallpaintball.com/pages-productinfo/product-10340/fc-spyder-barrel-kit-blue.html?zenid=90fd654529dc4a1ed2066f9a694fec6c) even be possible, i mean this stuff would cost $50+ at actionvillage, is there something i am missing or is firstcall just that good?

oh, and why are there hardly any pics of the items available

EDIT: am i the only one that finds it hard to find stuff on this site?

HelpDeskHustler
01-12-2008, 05:13 PM
All of it is garbage, I wouldn't doubt that they've had it for like 5 years and can't sell it.

LostCause
01-12-2008, 06:16 PM
i buy some from firstcall and some from action, just depend if one is cheaper

IRStookmySpyder
01-13-2008, 05:47 AM
firstcallpaintball and actionvillage are the only 2 paintball stores that I buy from online, and they are both very dependable. It may be that those sites are the same, I know a while ago there was a online store called 888paintball and 800paintball and they were both the same place, they probably did it to give themselves a better chance at being found if someone types in a product.

vikingshadow
01-13-2008, 06:31 AM
Firstcall, punisherspb.com and zephyr are the only places I've found that ship fast and have reasonable shipping rates and delivery times. There are a couple others that are ok, but those three are my first choices.

I stopped using actionvilage when it started taking them a week and a half to deliver things from Illinois to Oklahoma, and at the same (or higher) shipping rates that they previously had. Sure, they always have things in stock, and their prices are ok, but the shipping and handling charges and the delivery time killed it for me.

Hossy
01-13-2008, 07:21 AM
That deal isnt that great. like HDH said, theyve probably had them for awhile and cant seem to sell them.

Griff
01-13-2008, 08:09 AM
I Can Speek for firstcallpaintball.com I have used them multipal times and have had no probblems.

kramernator
01-13-2008, 08:17 AM
Originally Posted by HelpDeskHustler
All of it is garbage, I wouldn't doubt that they've had it for like 5 years and can't sell it.
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ok, so they have had it for awhile, that doesn't mean it is a cheap product, it is the same drop forward & barrel that actionvillage has, right? (i use actionvillage, but i really mean any other paintball store)

Hossy
01-13-2008, 08:28 AM
ok, so they have had it for awhile, that doesn't mean it is a cheap product, it is the same drop forward & barrel that actionvillage has, right? (i use actionvillage, but i really mean any other paintball store)

Yeah, but if your a store and say youve had something for 5 years, and it hasnt sold, your gonna want to get it out to make room for a newer product, that will sell.

Why else would stores have clearance sales? Its basically the same thing.

kramernator
01-13-2008, 08:49 AM
i suppose you are right, but i just bought it so i will find out soon enough

Hob Hayward
01-13-2008, 09:01 AM
I've had multiple issues with firstcall, I don't use em anymore.

I haven't needed to order anything much recently, but were I to, I'd hit up AVI, compulsive, or Sakworld. (depending on prices/availability)

Hossy
01-13-2008, 09:07 AM
I've had multiple issues with firstcall, I don't use em anymore.

I haven't needed to order anything much recently, but were I to, I'd hit up AVI, compulsive, or Sakworld. (depending on prices/availability)


I have never had any issues with Firstcall.
from the times that ive bought from them, ive gotten the package in a day or two when i chose the cheapest one. (I do live kinda near them) and they have always given me exactly what I ordered.

brevlle
01-13-2008, 09:12 AM
did you notice that all of the pics on lincoln paintball work..and like none of the other sites do?

kramernator
01-13-2008, 09:19 AM
your right, well partly lincoln paintball has more pics than the others but there are still lots of unavailable ones

chnk
01-13-2008, 10:24 AM
had a few issues with firstcall but their customer service was so nice to me and resolved any of my issues extremely quickly like a day after i mailed their product back to them.

their great, but they're notorious for sending me the wrong things

pbfreak3221
01-13-2008, 10:32 AM
I always love First call and actionvillage. Never had a single bad order. I also love action village for it's cheap prices and fast shipping.

newkid
01-13-2008, 12:02 PM
action village has a good variety of products and great price minus shipping maybe but is very easy to find things/very user friendly. firstcall is hard to find stuff sometimes but isnt too bad and they have pretty good prices too

SupaSnipa
01-13-2008, 01:52 PM
Firstcall is, in my opinion, one of the best online sites to buy from. Oh, and you forgot one that is also the same. Skanline (http://www.skanline.com)

king-man
01-13-2008, 02:10 PM
has anyone ever delt with Paintball-discounters, they have crappy customer service, they sent me a vs body kit and the plastic on the front came off and the parts were in a pile of peanuts, i called and told them, they told me" it got there didn't it" :angry: :flame: :hoppingmad: :mad:

kramernator
01-13-2008, 02:46 PM
i have bought stuff of of paintball discounters, they were pretty good for me. the stuff came fast and i was happy, however i have never dealt with their customer service

deano 177
01-17-2008, 05:30 PM
So did you get the barrel yet? It looks like, from the pick, it has a 32 on the barrel. 32 degrees? Their barrels are on there for $13 bucks. The j&j 14" is only $29. thats not bad. But some of their prices are wacky. $119 for an mr1 and.... $139 for an Emr1... OK.

kramernator
01-19-2008, 10:13 AM
well i got that barrel kit, it came with the psycho dropforward($30 at actionvillage) the whisper barrrel ($30 at actionvillage) the straight shot squeegee (aroud $10 atctionvillage) and the o-ring kit (about $5)
all for $16.00 + $12 for shipping. everything that i expected!!
i am very happy.

jkersh
01-19-2008, 07:57 PM
I won a 14"J&J ceramic from firstcallpaintball.com on ebay yesterday. I got it for $26. I bet it is the same company so i wanted to give a heads up that they have an ebay store.

skyline10
07-04-2008, 10:07 AM
look through them and see if some items are cheaper

vikingshadow
07-04-2008, 11:12 AM
6 month old thread, my man. He's probably already figured out what he needs to know.

skyline10
07-04-2008, 11:38 AM
Sry i am new to forums i didnt see the date

vikingshadow
07-04-2008, 12:08 PM
No problem, just letting you know. We don't have a problem with upping threads that are old, especially if you have something great to add to the thread. Otherwise, just check your dates (located in the upper left corner of the post.)

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