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Amazon Accidentally Puts Some Live Ammo In My Order
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Apr 8, 2013, 06:50 PM
 
I decided this deserves a thread.



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Apr 8, 2013, 07:01 PM
 
What did you order?
     
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Apr 8, 2013, 07:05 PM
 
A bag.

Admittedly, it's a pistol bag, but still...
     
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Apr 8, 2013, 07:35 PM
 
I think they're trying to tell you something.
     
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Apr 8, 2013, 08:03 PM
 
If what they're trying to tell me is they sell ammo on Amazon, they couldn't have picked a better way.
     
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Apr 8, 2013, 08:21 PM
 
They're saying, we'll do anything to keep our customers happy. Anything. Because that have proof we committed a felony.
     
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Apr 8, 2013, 08:57 PM
 
Amazon's response:

Hello,

I am sorry to know that the bag came with the ammunition. I apologize for this mistake.

It was an exceptional mistake from our side so I've forwarded this issue to our concerned department, they are working on this issue and they'll take strong actions so that it won't be repeated in future.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Apr 8, 2013, 09:35 PM
 
Sweet! 5.7x28 ammo is really hard to find right now. Did they send you the mag too?
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Apr 8, 2013, 09:54 PM
 
Just that caddy thing they're in.

That's why I say go with a 9. You can still get that at the 7-11.
     
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Apr 8, 2013, 11:32 PM
 
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Apr 8, 2013, 11:34 PM
 
Well, they can pry the bag out of my cold, dead hands.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 01:18 AM
 
Call me when you find some in your order of a new Blackberry.

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I don't get it.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 06:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Amazon's response:

… they'll take strong actions so that …
"Strong" is a big word.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 09:21 AM
 
How many rounds did they send you?
Was the bag sold by Amazon itself, or through one of their partners?
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 11:40 AM
 
What does that color tip mean? That is crazy!!!
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 11:54 AM
 
P90?
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 12:59 PM
 
Looks like you got some real bang for your buck.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by pwfletcher View Post
What does that color tip mean? That is crazy!!!
What the tip, which is made out of plastic, is for, is to make the bullet fly like a pointy bullet, but impact like a flat-nose bullet.

This is for civilians, so they don't have a version which can punch through Kevlar. Pointy is better at piercing armor.

What it means is it's got a a touch more powder in it than the red tip ones. The main varieties are the red tip and blue tip.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 02:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
P90?
Holy shit.

I was thinking Five-seven. The bend in the magazine threw me. What's holding the ammo is in fact a 50 round P90 magazine.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 02:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
How many rounds did they send you?
Was the bag sold by Amazon itself, or through one of their partners?
Ten rounds, directly from Amazon.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 02:32 PM
 
I'll be real surprised if you don't get a friendly letter from Amazon legal, requesting you send the bullets back...Oh, and, when we get them, have a $100 credit on us!
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 02:41 PM
 
They better hurry, I'm hiking it over to the cops.

I'll leave names out of it though. No reason to bust the big A.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 02:43 PM
 
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That started out as the crappiest story ever.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 04:12 PM
 
I was hoping for a 'And the someone is a member of MacNN'.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 04:25 PM
 
Strange that they'd send 10 rounds in a 50 round mag. I mean, either send the ammo or the mag, or the mag full up with ammo.
     
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Apr 9, 2013, 04:44 PM
 
My guess is someone else bought the bag, put their P90 shit in it, didn't like it, and then returned it, but forgot to take out the mag.
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 02:55 AM
 
I would imagine that P90 mag is worth a lot right now. But I guess it's just my state thats going bananas about magazines (colorado)
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 03:46 AM
 
Got your money's worth out of that, for sure.
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Apr 10, 2013, 08:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by phantomdragonz View Post
I would imagine that P90 mag is worth a lot right now. But I guess it's just my state thats going bananas about magazines (colorado)
What's the going rate? It's $35 via mail order.
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 10:11 AM
 
Could somebody explain to me what's going on?

You can apparently order ammunition via mail order, but when Amazon mistakenly sends you some, it's a felony? What am I not getting here?
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 10:20 AM
 
Amazon isn't licensed, and the bag was probably on a plane at some point too.
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 10:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Strange that they'd send 10 rounds in a 50 round mag. I mean, either send the ammo or the mag, or the mag full up with ammo.
You know, this may be a "civilian" mag. The springs start at the 20 mark, and are fully compressed by the 10 loaded rounds.
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 10:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Amazon isn't licensed, and the bag was probably on a plane at some point too.
Ah, okay. I had no idea you needed to be a licensed dealer. Shirley there must be protests against this curtailing of freedom?

Also, do the same flight restrictions even apply to freight planes?
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 11:43 AM
 
I'm assuming you need a license to do mail-order ammo.

As for explosives on a plane, the great felonious equalizer here is they were undeclared.
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 03:24 PM
 
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I'm assuming you need a license to do mail-order ammo.
You don't that I'm aware of. Anyone can mail ammo. Ammunition is not a regulated product, other than on how you ship it. It cannot be sent USPS and if shipped through UPS, must be shipped ground and clearly marked on the outside with an ORM-D label. Also, has to be dropped off at an official UPS Customer Center, not somewhere like Mail Boxes, Etc., UPS Store, etc.
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Apr 12, 2013, 06:45 PM
 
That is a P90 magazine. Which leads me to wonder if the bag you got with the "extra stuff" was actually new. I kind of looks like Amazon needs to have a long talk with some of their "partners" about getting the right thing - and only the right thing - to the customer.

The blue plastic tip helps with feeding too, I'm told. That's a 40 grain "Vmax" bullet, and the round is classified as a "sporting" round. Like all other P90/FN FiveSeven rounds available to civilians, this round is anything but "armor piercing." It just shouldn't have been in your package.

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Apr 12, 2013, 07:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
and clearly marked on the outside with an ORM-D label.
I received a package with this label from Amazon today.

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