March of Dimes set is backordered to August?

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  1. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    This set is limited to 75,000, was announced way back when, and they are STILL not ready? Great Job US Mint!
     
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  3. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator Supporter

    Sometimes, I wonder if any real power checks to see if they go over their limit as the number of orders keep coming, closing so early, I am sure there were very many on backorder.
     
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  4. Ed23

    Ed23 Active Member

    Aren't you glad to have this opportunity to loaned our government your money for 4 months interest free all the while hoping they'll actually send you one in four months?
     
  5. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    Web site worked well for me at noon, I was impressed I had such good access on my phone right at the opening bell. At least they got that fixed after all of these years of issues.
     
  6. Andrew G.

    Andrew G. Active Member

    Regarding the site.

    - Their payment process had some issues, but after a retry it worked. Overall the site worked fine.
    - The set went to back order after about 20 minutes. My guess is the site switches the item to back order once the initial inventory supply is met in CART. Once the supply chain is met with verified orders it will go out of stock. My guess is the back-ordered item will ship in June and not August.
     
  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    'Processing' for me. Hoping for a quicker arrival than June.......:)
     
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  8. thejaxcollector

    thejaxcollector Active Member

    Pretty sure you're not charged until shipped/processed, but that might have changed, too.
     
  9. andrew289

    andrew289 Senior Analyst

    Glad to see that all of the mint haters are coming out in force as usual. I think they live for days like this. The mint is not amazon. It takes a while to confirm all of the orders. You have to weed out all of the guys who try to order 5 to every address they can in order to skirt the mint limit. You know the type. It takes a while to get rid of all of the cheaters before the legit order can ship. Personally, I'm glad they take the time to weed out all of those who think that they are entitled to more than everyone else.

    You did a great job mint. Let the haters hate.
     
  10. Got my confirmation and receipt. Wish i could have got more than one set though. I had my fiance ordering at 12 on the dot. I had alerts leading up to it too
     
  11. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    When will they sell out? Any guess's lol
     
  12. anchor1112

    anchor1112 Senior Member

    My guess is anytime by tomorrow.
     
  13. thetracer

    thetracer Active Member


    I don't know that they weed out that many. Obviously, they do the ones at the same address. But, the professional flippers have ordered many from friends and relatives.

    Otherwise, how can they sell out in 20 minutes?
     
  14. Dancing Fire

    Dancing Fire Junior Member

    o_O:hilarious:
     
  15. Dancing Fire

    Dancing Fire Junior Member

    By the time I receive mine they'll be selling on Ebay for $40 bucks or less.
     
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  16. Rassi

    Rassi #GoCubs #FlyTheW #WeAreGood

    I ordered mine yesterday and it's backordered but my CC already was charged. Still showing backordered today.
     
  17. dfraser

    dfraser Junior Member

    I entered my order at about 1:30 and got a confirmation within 1 to 2 minutes. Appears everything went smoothly.
     
  18. andrew289

    andrew289 Senior Analyst

    I ordered mine online around 12:30pm and I just got an email from the mint saying that my order has shipped. Let the games begin.
     
  19. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    My debit card has the dollar amount "pending" so I expect them to ship rather quickly come tomorrow. Usually, pending means that the charge was processed.

    I found the ordering process to be a whole lot easier than the crash and burn days of 2011!

    As for not having enough product available? That could literally be anything that goes into the shipping of these sets. From COA, to packaging materials, to the fancy printed boxes these go into! All these items are manufactured by subcontractors outside the US Mint and any one of them could be the problem in shipping.
    I don't blame the US Mint.
     
  20. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Got an e-mail that my set has shipped.........coming UPS. Checked the tracking number and the info I get is that a lable has been generated. I should be getting something real soon. :)
     
  21. flyers10

    flyers10 Collector of US Coinage

    Congrats Ken. Impressed with the Mint on this set. Website worked great. Coins shipped next day. Hoping that the coin quality is just as good!
     
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