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04-15-2009, 07:41 AM #52
Last edited by bluecraze07; 04-15-2009 at 07:56 AM.
04-15-2009, 08:27 AM #53
Is the Prince 6000 around that price point too? If it is, the machine looks great and Prince will give you lots of string to sweeten the deal further.
04-15-2009, 10:44 AM #54
04-15-2009, 11:12 AM #55
what does the badminton kit include?
04-15-2009, 11:53 AM #56
Sorry to hear that BC7
Have you tried contacting Silent Partner in the states?
If you tell them the situation they might be willing to allow you to pick up from Toronto office.
See... if I purchased goods from YY Canada authorized dealer, and I know it would have to be special ordered, they (YY Canada) would always allow me to go pick it up directly from their head office.
Mind you I usually buy a few grand worth of equipment... but that's beside the point.
No shipping involved saves everyone paperwork.
I've also purchased treadmill and weight equipment for home before, and I was allowed to pick it up... and these things weigh close to 2000lbs combined. Save myself shipping cost, and pick it up, put it together myself.
I'm getting the feeling they make extra $$$ on the shipping.
Hence "no pickup"
If I were you I would just talk to the US head office, and see if you can get a deal worked out on shipping cost.
Deals can always be had... you just have to ask, and be willing to negotiate to get the best bang for your buck.
You can also let them know that other people are also interested.
If the deal is successful that could equal more sales for them...
Word of mouth advertising is a very powerful tool.
I would be surprised even further if they would not seize an opportunity to do business during these recessional times.
$2999 in the bank is better than $0
They are only sacrificing $180 for shipping cost.
Some businesses just puzzle me
Last edited by Kelvin; 04-15-2009 at 11:56 AM.
04-15-2009, 11:53 AM #57
04-15-2009, 12:21 PM #58
04-15-2009, 02:17 PM #59
04-15-2009, 02:22 PM #60
You're probably looking at some badminton fixed clamps and possibly some badminton specific mounting mechanism things/side supports.
Babolat do a similar thing to badminton stringers. You shell out over £3K for the Sensor and they want another £170 if you want to string badminton frames.
04-15-2009, 04:33 PM #61
Reason for no more pickup
"I just spoke to Steve at SP to get an explanation on why they no longer allow free pickups. It turns out he's a one man operation in the warehouse and answering phone calls is a top priority. As a result they have experienced thefts associated with local pickups due to lack of supervision when the phone rings.
Having said that, you would think that it wouldn't be too difficult for SP to develop some specific pickup/security procedures that would allow him to do both. They must be losing quite a few potential local customers (including myself) by offering no free pickup option. It makes no sense for me to have to fork out an extra 20% ($40) to have them ship a $200 SP Swing that is located only 15 min. away."
It is true that SP could miss quite a bit of business by frustrating local customers this way. Many warehouses have a pickup area. Through the door, you walk into a small room with nothing but three walls. Inside there is a door to the back of the warehouse and a window through which they can pass the boxes to the customers. Such a room is simple and inexpensive to build, a handy man can do it in a day. To save money, they don't even need to paint the drywall. Add to that, get a cordless phone with belt clip and a headset plugged in. Would that solve their big problems with the pickup???
04-15-2009, 05:37 PM #62
I've just about given up on getting Silent Partner. It is their loss not mine, getting the Victor C-7030 is around the same if not less. The only thing that Silent Partner had going for it to me was the possibility to pick it up locally. Not only can I not do that, but an extra $120 for the kit and $180 for shipping just made this machine a lot more expensive. I can use that $300 to get loads of strings which will earn me back money.
04-15-2009, 05:55 PM #63
Yes or No
I suggest sending SP one last final email to tell them You have decided to buy ONLY if you can pick it up, no shipping. Ask them "do they want the business, YES or No", period. If they have the gut to say no, congrad them and take the business elsewhere.
04-15-2009, 10:10 PM #64
04-15-2009, 10:10 PM #65
Also the Opus is on a 2.5 month back order.
04-15-2009, 10:21 PM #66
04-15-2009, 10:33 PM #67
04-16-2009, 08:34 AM #68
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