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Thread: So is this "Collector's Source - DFW" site a ghost ship, or what?

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    So is this "Collector's Source - DFW" site a ghost ship, or what?

    I keep trying to buy an optics rail from this website. PayPal is the only form of payment they accept when you try to check out. When I add the product to my cart and try to check out via PayPal, all I get is an error message from PayPig (pictured below) instructing me to "try again later". I have tried again later for 3 straight days now. The main website has a "contact us" tab on the header that when you click on it comes up completely blank (also pictured below).

    Is this website just a defunct "ghost ship" someone forgot to delete? Has anyone else tried to purchase something from it with any success? Is there another source for a RMP-3 rail or suitable substitute?

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    The company is now owned by someone on the files.

    Our member Tantal started it, but he sold it to someone else in Texas.

    Latest owner just acquired it this year - says he will have rails back in stock.
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 11 years...

    BTW - Keep your BFH away from my AK!

    WTB Late East German 7.62 top cover and gas tube numbered 687.

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    Well, you would think the guy would have (a) the courtesy, and (b) the absolute minimum technical knowledge to edit the website text to say something like "temporarily out of stock" instead of just leaving up a store with a functioning cart and no ability to complete the checkout process. Somehow I doubt I'm the only person who has experienced this issue. The "contact us" page with no contact information is a nice touch, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russian_bot_5791 View Post
    Well, you would think the guy would have (a) the courtesy, and (b) the absolute minimum technical knowledge to edit the website text to say something like "temporarily out of stock" instead of just leaving up a store with a functioning cart and no ability to complete the checkout process. Somehow I doubt I'm the only person who has experienced this issue. The "contact us" page with no contact information is a nice touch, as well.

    2 options:

    Complain about it here and have no results.
    Message the owner and get results.
    Last edited by Crusherdestroyer; 05-11-2019 at 12:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusherdestroyer View Post
    2 options:

    Complain about it here and have no results.
    Message the owner and get results.

    Id say go for the latter...
    Message the owner?

    Hang on I'll be right back after I get the contact information off the website.

    Oh wait there's no contact information there. Never mind. I'll just bash the guy's Boomer-esque tech skills and not do business with him.
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    …"The company is now owned by someone on the files." That tells you something right there
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    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 11 years...

    BTW - Keep your BFH away from my AK!

    WTB Late East German 7.62 top cover and gas tube numbered 687.

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    Newest owner "chosen 1"

    I messaged him direct and got a few rails.
    At my house 2 days after funds were transferred.

    Your experience may vary....

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    Originally owned and operated by a member here "Tantal"...then to a family member of his...then to "uao85"...and now owned and operated by Chosen_1...so far connecting to him seems possible only over on Akfiles...the old "Collector's Source" site has been defunct for a few years now...
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    What rail do you need? I might have a spare rmp-2 I think.
    WTB:

    Russian Type 1 or 2 parts/kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolixsurf View Post
    What rail do you need? I might have a spare rmp-2 I think.
    I think the specific model I need for a AKS-74N is the RMP-3 model. I have pretty much given up on an AKS-74N with a rail at this point. I can put the $$$ I would have spent on a scope and rail towards the build and just settle for a plain old AKS-74.

    I appreciate the offer, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russian_bot_5791 View Post
    I think the specific model I need for a AKS-74N is the RMP-3 model. I have pretty much given up on an AKS-74N with a rail at this point. I can put the $$$ I would have spent on a scope and rail towards the build and just settle for a plain old AKS-74.

    I appreciate the offer, though.
    Seller's ad says RMP-3 expected to be in stock by June. You've waited this long, no?
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 11 years...

    BTW - Keep your BFH away from my AK!

    WTB Late East German 7.62 top cover and gas tube numbered 687.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    Seller's ad says RMP-3 expected to be in stock by June. You've waited this long, no?
    You're probably right. If I can buy one on his website in June and without having to click on any link to AKFiles (much less actually register there) then I might still get one.

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    Here is some info on the sale of collectors source:
    https://www.theakforum.net/forums/35-want-sell-ak-parts-accessories/300243-collectors-source.html


    Also, contacted chosen1 on the files and gave him the idea of selling over here.

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    Heard back from chosen1 and he stated that he will start selling over here once he gets more inventory.
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