I agree with the comments about how crappy MJ is getting. 2 years ago i was outfitting for Rainier and mountaineering in general, and did all my purchases from MJ. Never a hiccup when it came to price matching and discounts and anything else. Since then ive seen their website gone to hell (their search function is very inconsistent), constant arguments as to why they won't price match for an item i want, and then fiascos like the one we just saw in this thread. Last month, i ordered a small item from them that was in stock at the time I ordered. They didnt ship the thing for a month so I inquired. They never told me or emailed me to say that the item was actually backordered, though they website said otherwise. It looked like they didn't have any plans to tell me either, if it werent for me inquiring first. So I complained and asked for a shipping upgrade when it finally did ship, and how i was planning on using the item for a trip which had since passed (and this was the truth), and they more or less just said too bad, but heres a 15% coupon code, as if it were something exclusive that I couldn't find online. total BS.
Im starting to prefer backcountryoutlet for sweet deals, and more recently, campsaver