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    Master 87iroc's Avatar
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    Weird Occurence when ordering parts for Lee Press...

    I had to order a replacement spring and picked up a few other bits for my Loadmaster last weekend. I went to their site to order parts and while their prices were a buck or 2 each, one part I ordered was 12 bucks...when I went to the cart they were all free except for shipping. Ended up paying 10 bucks for what should have cost 20-25 bucks(parts plus shipping).

    Not quite a no hassle guarantee, but made my evening.

    What parts? The priming system. I knew when I got the press it could be problematic...but over the last year and 4000 or so rounds I've had limited issues with it. (they 'fixed' it a couple years back from my research, made it much more reliable). Sadly, after 4-5000 rounds through it, I 'think' some of the bits have wore and now its not priming as well as it used to. The main thing right now that's annoying me is the plunger is sticking up inside the primer feed...causing it not to feed primers...hoping that is causing the tipping primers issue. The little spring in there is toast(bent it early when I wasn't careful). So anyway, we'll see if this gets it back to 'new' action.

    If not, I'll buy a good priming tool and hand prime until I can afford the next generation of 87IROC press.
    Those that say they make no mistakes....do nothing in the first place.

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    Yes, same thing happened to me. A few weeks ago I ordered a taper crimp die internal part (mine cracked) for my 44 spl/mag die set. I did the same as you and placed that part in the online cart. Just shipping charges, and a $0 cost for the part. I thought WTH and added a few other small parts to my order. Priming parts, parts that are easy to loose if dropped or misplaced, etc. Same deal with those. $0 , just pay shipping cost.
    I almost felt bad about the low cost total, so I picked up their universal case flaring die too while I was at it. So far, works great for getting a more gradual flare for starting cast lead bullets into the case mouth.

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    Same with me. I had to replace the square plastic piece that indexes the turret on the Lee DeLuxe Turret Press and got several free.
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    Master 87iroc's Avatar
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    Yep, that little square piece wore out on me...so while at Kempf's in Michigan City picked up 3 or 4 just to have on hand. Kudos to Lee for doing it. Not sure if its a first order thing or not...but regardless, it was nice. They arrived today. Hopefully press will be cranking out more 9 mm soon!
    Those that say they make no mistakes....do nothing in the first place.

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    I have had the same experience with multiple small parts on multiple orders being free. It is a different technique to do customer service.


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