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NOT GENUINE - sold by Industry Supplier, not real MRE's,
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This review is from: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box B, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 13-24 (Misc.)
I ordered "MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box B, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 13-24", which is a pretty specific description. The product I just received from seller "Industry Supplier" was definitely a case of 12 shelf-stable meals, but this is where the similarity ends:
Received a case of APack Ready-Meals, which includes 2 each of 6 different meals (total 12) - a far cry from the 12 different menu items in a real case of MREs. In addition to halving the variety, the menus themselves bear no relation to what comes in a genuine case "B" of surplus MREs.
Not only was the product wrong, APack ready meals are available right here on Amazon for much less than I paid. I was charged $78.90 for the case, and $22.50 for shipping, for a grand total of $101.40. If I had wanted APack meals, I would have ordered them here: Apack Ready Meals MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) Box of 12 Dinners
Those cost $60.13, with $17.31 shipping, for a grand total of $77.44
In fairness, Industry Supplier did respond promptly to my return request, and offered me a $15 refund if I elected to keep the case rather than returning it for a full refund. Unfortunately, if I were to accept the offer of a $15 refund, I will have paid $101.40 - $15 = $86.40. I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this: $86.40 - $77.44 = $8.96
So not only would I be getting something other than what I ordered, I'd be paying $9 over the market price I could have purchased it at. No thank you.
This is what the vendor Industry Supplier had to say on the subject:
"We replaced the MRE Kit because the there were many complains about the taste of the military MRE. The civilian kit has more calories, better taste and included a heater to warmup the food. Please let us know if you would like to keep the kit for a $15 refund. If not, we will send you a prepaid label for a full refund. Please let us know. Thanks."
To me, this is a clear case of false advertising / "bait and switch".
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Initial post: Sep 9, 2013 8:21:27 AM PDT
I purchased sopako civilian mres and I know that the civilian ones have much less calories. They are no where near as good as the military versions in an effort to cut costs and increase profits.
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