This is our 3rd installment of “Getting What You Want.” I am trying to share some of the strategies and techniques that you can use during this time of unprecedented panic buying. I am not encouraging you to panic buy yourself, but rather offer this as a service to those who may be finally getting around to buying their first carbines or those who, like me, were caught in the middle of a build when all of this happened.
This is certainly not a big secret but it takes some work on your part. Many online vendors offer the ability to receive an email notification when a product is placed back into “in stock” status. This can be a very useful way to be informed immediately when something that you are looking for is available.
These email notifications work best if you are able to stay connected throughout the day. In today’s panic buying climate, items like magazines, receivers, and bolt carrier groups sell out extremely quickly, so if you wait to check your email until you get home from White Castle on your weekly Slider Slaughtering Trip, you will probably miss out.
Your best bet is to place an email notification on every item that you are potentially interested in with every vendor that allows them. It takes time, but it can be worth it if you end up finding the item you want at a normal price.