"OpticsPlanet offers the widest selection of products while maintaining some of the internet's most aggressive prices. Shipping options are many with free shipping a common occurrence. Browsing the webpages just makes me drool with all the great deals to be had. Additionally, the site remembers your cart between visits without the need to login. That's a handy feature when you get interrupted and don't come back to the computer for an extended amount of time.
Now for the bad: OpticsPlanet is not very upfront about their inventory system. It's not easy, if at all possible, to determine if something is in stock until after you've submitted an order. This is very frustrating when shopping many sites for the best deal because availability and shipping time may be a factor in a customers' decision making process. Getting a nasty "backorder" surprise has left me with a bad taste in my mouth. It would seem this mode of operation is how they can advertise such an enormous breadth of products. Many items seem to be drop-shipped direct from manufacturers which deprives the customer of knowing the tracking number(s) for shipment in many cases.
Bottom Line: Best Prices, Free Shipping on many items, and Best Selection... All that if we you can stand to wait on all-too-common backorders."