Therm-a-rest Columbia NeoAir All Season Air Mattress (Medium) $11.99!!

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  1. DonnieW

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    Just ordered it.. Not sure why it's that cheap. But I wont argue with em!

    Thanks!!
     
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    Thanks for posting this! 1 on order.
     
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    Just got one, only 4 left!

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    all gone.:2:
     
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    Thank you for posting this. I ordered one and it said that there were only four left in stock. I got my order confirmation for $19.95 total and then I checked the link again...$139.95. That was a crazy good deal. Thanks again!!!! :dblthumb:
     
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    Thanks!!!

    now you all can hate me I bought the rest of them.... :)

    heck of a deal for sure!!!!!!!!
     
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    I just bought one. It said there were 7 left in stock (guess that makes 6 now).
     
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    WOW! glad I checked back just picked up 2 Med sized ones for $11.99 each! Thanks for the post! Hoping the large goes on sale next!
     
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    I got one also
     
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    I went there just now and it said 6 left less then a minute ago.
     
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    said they had 7 in stock, tried to order 3 but would only let me get one.....sigh
     
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    thanks got one
     
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    Guys keep checking the site. Amazon has a round-robin thing to spread sales amongst sellers. They also release stock in batches in case a vendor f*cks up and puts the wrong price out there. This way the vendor has to allocate more stock and confirm the price if the first batch depletes.
     
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    I missed it. The price is up to 139.95 now.
     
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    whew I'm glad there are more...kinda felt bad for taking two of them...one for me and my wife.
     
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    No fair! I'm too stinkin' slow! Rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble.....
     
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    There still there but you can only buy 1.
     
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    Back in sale boys.
     
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    Looks like I was able to get one too.

    Sent from my GT-P5113 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    I got one too but....Seems like it's too good to be true. hopefully if it was a mistake they will still honor the orders placed at this price.

    great deal on a great sleeping pad
     
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    Hopefully... After all this is Amazon not Cheeper Than Dirt (who have pulled the "ordered canceled due to (our) mistake" card in the past)
    The pad is listed at 66" so that's 5'5"... I don't know about you guys but I'm 6'3"... At that price though I couldn't say no!
     
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    CRAP!!! Too slow just hit the link and there are 5 left at 139.00
     
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    Wow smokin deal! Wish I got in on it although it does look like a pricing error lol
     
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    Shortened pads are part of the culture of backpacking. they save (some) weight and take up less space in a pack. And you can always use your pack or some extra clothes at your foot end to make up the difference. a full length pad that covers your entire body sounds like it would be better but practically speaking it makes no difference if some of your legs are hanging over.

    you should really like this pad.
     
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    I am willing to bet that it was supposed to be $119.99. Thats gotta be an expensive mistake.... :34:
     
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    I have been down this road with Amazon sellers before. Nope, not even going to try.
     
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    I am waiting to see what is happening. I placed my order last night and got the order confirmation number but have not received any communications since. Normally with Amazon, I would have gotten 2 more emails by now. Just sayin...........................
     
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    Fat fingers I'm sure. I've done it on my site before. Always honored the orders, hope they do the same.
     
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    The ones I ordered are out the door with UPS tracking numbers. The seller is Backcountry, if you know who they are, that's all you need to hear. They ain't (usually) cheap, but they back EVERYTHING they sell with lifetime satisfaction guarantees.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I beleive there honoring the price...My order last night is marked as shipped, and I already have a tracking #.
     
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    Good news that they are shipping. Hope mine ships soon.
     
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    I've seen a couple instances of prices being mis-entered on Amazon before. They did not honor the orders. i.e., don't get your hopes up.

    *edit* well, I see they are shipping. Nice!
     
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    Confirmation on shipping today. Be here next week. I'm hoping it will work in one of my many hammocks. Fingers crossed.
     
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    If it doesn't, I'll be glad to take it off your hands.

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    Nice score for some of you!
     
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    Email from backcountry"Hi Alex,


    Thanks for your order!


    Unfortunately our link with Amazon didn't update in time to let you know that we’re out of stock for the Therm-a-rest Columbia NeoAir All Season Air Mattress (Medium). We apologize for the inconvenience, "

    I was the first to order, what a bummer. Looks like it was too good to be true
     
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    Yep, I just got the same so I called and spoke to Backcountry. The answer is too bad so sad..we sent what was in stock and that is all we are going to do. I could not be put on a wait list. I could not get a different size. The would not offer me a discount on another product. In otherwords nada. So, I am thinking Backcountry will not be on my vendor of choice list going forward.
     
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    Adahy and 2stoves: did either of you receive shipping confirmations?
    Looks like I'll likely be receiving this email soon :(
    Sure isn't the customer service I've EVER experienced with Backcountry in our 6 year relationship... And I'll be sure to tell them!
     
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    I took the online chat option and gave them the service ticket ID# and the guy said he'd update it and put me on back order.
     
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    Good luck with that. Let me know how it goes :)
     
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    I did not get a shipping conf. But I did a live chat and the lady before. I asked if I could have one sent when they get more in. She said a couple of weeks, so lets cross our fingers.
     
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    I will definitely update whenever I hear back from them. The service rep said they would be receiving more in stock in 1-2 weeks.

    For $20 bucks I think I can sit on it and wait to see what happens.
     
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    They just sent me an order confirmation #.
     
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    I ordered one last night, and got an email today saying the mediums were out pf stock, even tho i had already gotten an order #. I gave back country a call, and they gave me a regular sized one, which is one size bigger, for the same 11.99 price. The guy said it wasnt a mistype, they were just trying to clear inventory. Super score for me.
     
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    I am 6'2" and use a short pad. it is lighter, and you really only need from your hips up anyway.

    The price is back up. too bad.
     
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    I got an email that they were out of stock. I chatted with their customer service and they gave me the large for the same price. Said it would ship out tomorrow.
     
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    I got the following email tonight. Note that I also got an order confirmation from amazon last night stating that my order had been placed and was being processed.

    From Backcounty.com....

    "Thanks for your order!

    Unfortunately our link with Amazon didn't update in time to let you know that we’re out of stock for the Therm-a-rest Columbia NeoAir All Season Air Mattress (Medium). We apologize for the inconvenience, but I'm sure we can help you find a solution. If there’s a different size or color you’d like, please let us know. We are going to ship out the remaining items on your order as soon as possible. If we don’t hear from you within 5 days we will assume you want a credit for the out of stock item. Give us a call at 1-800-409-4502 or click on the "Chat Now" link in the upper right hand corner of our website for live help."


    So, I clicked the live help and it all went down here from there. Not a good way to run a business.

    One moment please while we route you to a gear expert. You're currently number 1 in queue. Check out SteepandCheap.com or Departmentofgoods.com while you wait. We'll be right with you. Welcome to Backcountry. You are now chatting with Drew R..
    Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK491038653705X


    Daniel: I just received a message stating that my order was canceled but that I could get a different size/color. Will you still honor the same price?

    Drew R.: Hi Daniel, may I please have your order number and I would be happy to look into that for you.

    Daniel: My order number is 18392765

    Drew R.: One moment while I look into that for you

    Daniel: Thanks

    Drew R.: We unfortunately are not able to do the same price we had on those closeout medium sizes, i can offer you 15% off the sizes we have in stock on that.

    Daniel: I'm sorry but that's unacceptable. It stated that there were seven in stock when I ordered. I'm not your biggest customer but I do buy gear from you guys. Unfortunately, that may no longer be the case. What is the difference between the $11.99 model and the $139 model besides the price? A med NeoAir mattress is a med NeoAir mattress. They haven't changed the design.

    Drew R.: Unfortunately Amazon does not update the inventory on their site as often as we do, so they unfortunately can sell out in the interim sometimes. That was just a size that we got a better deal on and were offering special pricing on.

    Drew R.: I have checked with a supervisor and gotten the ok to go to 30% off on the ones we do have in stock now if you want to swap.

    Daniel: Okay. So again, what is the difference between the $11.99 model and the $139 model? They are both medium NeoAir mattress. I don't mean to sound hostile by any means, but this is bad business.

    Drew R.: They are different sizes, we did not have the other sizes listed at that price, just the medium.

    Drew R.: We often run sales on only certain colors or sizes of the same item.

    Daniel: Drew, I'm looking at it on amazon right now. It's the exact same mattress for $139, but it's all good bud. Some folks loose a lot more than $11.99 to find out what a company is really all about.

    Live and learn, I guess.
     
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    I'm going to wait and see what happens. I wish they would've done the right thing with my order as there were 9 left I think. Especially since it wasn't a glitch.

    Oh well, maybe there will be a surprise in the mail
     

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