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Now then guy's don't know if any of you have experienced a purchase of a new zippie from Tony's Tackle recently, well just a word of warning if you havn't. Be prepared to wait a long, long, long, long, long, long, even longer time for delivery.
I have now nick named him "NEXT WEEK TONY" because that's his reply every time you phone him for a delivery time, i'm not saying don't order from him,but if you do,well you have been WARNED.
Any one else had a similar experience ?:uhuh: :uhuh: :uhuh:
 

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Not Tonys but the G.A.C. are similar mate. I ordered two rods from their sale 8 days ago now, and they still havent arrived. On Saturday one there person told me they have been dispatched, then when i phoned back today apparently my order is still being processed. Whats it to be lads? It was a bargain price, but their performance has put me off.
 

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Not Tonys but the G.A.C. are similar mate. I ordered two rods from their sale 8 days ago now, and they still havent arrived. On Saturday one there person told me they have been dispatched, then when i phoned back today apparently my order is still being processed. Whats it to be lads? It was a bargain price, but their performance has put me off.
Well at least with the GAC site they now have an on-line stock check facility so you can see if the item is actually (theoretically) in stock, but they do have a warning about an up to 5 working day processing time for orders.

But, you should at least expect get a consistent answer from them when enquiring.

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Just out of interest was The Zippy u bought from Tony's custom built or standard stock rod?
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hi easy lad,
all depends what rod you ordered mate, a 3500 wont take long cos big tackle shops sell loads whereas something more specialised will take a while to build the blank,then the dealer has to build the rod up. i'm guessing from your location its a specialised rod. there is also a lengthy waiting list, sometimes many months, i didnt fancy mail order so i tried to order the zzippy through a kent shop less than 20 miles from the factory and was told there was a years waiting time! i ended up buying a pair of s/h 'used once' 3500 for the same price as one new rod! brilliant they were, and an f-zero that was a new rod, but the lad gave up fishing and never tried it out. i got it for 90 quid!
however tony's shouldnt keep telling you next week, if time is of the essence, speak to other tackle shops, gerry's are good, uk hooks, summerlands etc.
 

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tonys tackel were brilliant for me i had the greys PZ match buy one get one free offer paid extra for next day delivery and they were here 9am prompt
 

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if you want quality rods then you have to wait mr zziplex is a very busy man and will make rods in batches wont just knock out one rod needs to have oredrs to make it worth while setting the machines up so blaming tony is a bit unfair look on the bright side when it turns up you know that it was worth waiting for
 

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hi easylad, i had to wait 4 months for mine, and also kept getting next week from tony, as it took so long he said he would have my name put on it f.o.c, rod turned up with my name spelt wrong! then i had to take it to the factory myself to get it sorted :uhuh:

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I must have been lucky then ! I wanted a pair of lt14 bullets last year, gerrys rang terry carroll to check availability. He said he had 2 curing and he could have them with gerrys within 2 days. The finished custom built rods were then at my door 3 days after that !! top job at the best price I could find too.
 

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Ordered mine on same day mate, still bloody waiting!!
i payed xtra mate for delivery otherwise like all tackle shops ul wait and wait
 

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Ordered mine on same day mate, still bloody waiting!!
So did I, phoned yesterday and was assured they would arrive Thursday or Friday the reason for the delay is due to most of the stock being at a show at the NEC and phone orders at the shop were taken from that stock will see if they stick to their word.
 

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So did I, phoned yesterday and was assured they would arrive Thursday or Friday the reason for the delay is due to most of the stock being at a show at the NEC and phone orders at the shop were taken from that stock will see if they stick to their word.
Just been told the same thing millser. Fingers crossed eh!
 

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I bought a secondhand zziplex dreamcast and my mag elite from Tonys.They charged me the same price as for a brand new rod and reel.I only realised when I read his advert in sea angler.To top it off the reel seat was too big too and the rod is scratched to buggery.These tackle shops think they can do this then say "support your local tackle shop" lets name n shame em!
 

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In reply to a few of your questions, yes the rod was a custom build. I have also been on the circuit for a good few years so i do understand that ordering a zziplex can be a waiting game, having used tony's several times in the past around 6 weeks has been the norm. My point being, if the rod is going to take 3 months to deliver, fine, let the customer know, but don't tell him "yes spoke to Terry today rod's in stock i'l get it here build it and you will have it in the next 2 week", then god knows how many weeks later and 3000 phone calls ( ok slight exaggeration on calls) the man is still feeding you a load of bull and still no rod, it is also so very frustrating when waiting for his return calls that never occur. Any how the rod has finally arrived, and as normal the build is second to none, but i will definatley NOT be ordering from him in the near future, he has lost all the respect i ever had for him, any way nuff said.
 

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Phoned them this afternoon and was told that the rods come in this morning and the majority of the orders had been posted today,dont know if it's true or not just have to wait and see.
 

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I HAVE POSTED ON THIS SITE MANY MANY TIMES,if you want a ZZIPLEX go elsewere,4 mts if your luckey,i will not deal with him ever again YOU HAVE HAD WARNINGS == PAT
 

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Rods arived today. Can't really complain about the wait, They gave a good reason for delay and with the offers they have on they will be busy as hell.

Would I use them again?...... yes. The prices were worth the wait.
 

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hi easylad, i had to wait 4 months for mine, and also kept getting next week from tony, as it took so long he said he would have my name put on it f.o.c, rod turned up with my name spelt wrong! then i had to take it to the factory myself to get it sorted :uhuh:

lee


what did he have put on it EEL :)


lol only jokin


summerlands done next day for me on a v-max f2 :notworthy
 
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