I finally have enough $$ saved up to start ordering some parts for my build. I deposited a chunk of money on the way home then sat down at my computer to get things started.
I did have one question for Midway before I placed my order; whether I would be charged at the time of the order or the time of the shipment of back ordered parts. Sadly, I got the answer that I'd be charged at the time of shipment, which is a huge inconvenience for me. I am in the process of dumping HSBC, which is where I have my debit card through, so I can't order anything that's back ordered because my card won't be good in about a month.
I got looking around at the other parts I want to get, and I'd say about 95% of my list is back ordered or not available, and the upper receiver that I wanted to get is completely gone.
Holy smokes this is going to take FOREVER to build my AR simply because I can't get the parts! I thought the limiting factor was going to be the time it'd take to save up the money for the bits, but in reality, it's just waiting for the blasted parts to become available.
Thanks for letting me vent. I'm so frustrated right now!