Group Buy? Terra - X chain tool.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by overlandr, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    5,929
    Location:
    Sydney
    UPDATED 23/10/12

    Keith has sent out an email (as below) to all those that have not paid . Putting this up as a final heads up to any stragglers.

    Copy of email sent:

    Hi ______

    Just a quick email to let you know that we will be confirming the quantity of chainbreakers that will be produced on Wednesday this week the 24th October.

    We notice that your order has not been pre paid, we need this to confirm your order in the batch.

    Most people have paid and confirmed their order which has enabled the special batch to go ahead, however there will not be any extra available as we are only making the qty we have confirmed, and we don’t want anyone to miss out.

    Paypal is back up and running on our site, we can process your credit card via phone or email details and our bank details are below.

    NAB

    Name: _________

    BSB: ________

    Acc: ****__________

    Thanks again for you interest in our tools

    Cheers

    Keith

    End of copy


    UPDATED 13/10/12

    I've just heard from Keith. His paypal portal is now up and working again. There will be a final cut off this coming week for those interested in buying a chainbreaker. Apparently, not all those that expressed their interest in getting one have actually paid via his website. So, anyone whom is interested and hasn't already done so should pay via his website ASAP to secure one as this may be the last batch that he makes.

    UPDATED 2nd Post at 5/10/12

    Evidently, Keith's got a problem with Paypal (ebay users may be familiar with these types of problems :bluduh ). So be aware...

    "Sorry to all those trying to order tools

    We have had to disable the payment system on this page.

    Paypal have requested some information from us concerning the sudden activity yesterday and we don’t want any more payments going in to that account.

    There is no problem with the orders and payments that where made but we thought it best to stop any more.

    For the time being we will need to do Card and direct deposit transactions.

    Use the form to request us contact you, via phone or email, and we can conduct the transaction the old fashioned way.

    Very sorry for the inconvenience

    Thanks for your patience if we have your email we will mail with our details.

    Thanks Keith
    "

    UPDATED Post at 5/10/12

    From the terra-x website:

    "Terra-x Chainbreakers – New Batch Available

    Chainbreakers and Tyre Levers batches are now confirmed to be made
    "

    Please visit the terra-x site for more info and any updates. All those that have placed orders should have/will receive confirmations from Keith. Also, see Sleepy John's post below

    UPDATED Post at 2/10/12

    Keith has emailed me that the registered interest is currently up in the low 60s for the breakers.

    UPDATED Post at 1/10/12

    Ok Guys, this is the current update on the deal with the Terra-x chain breakers. Keith, who ran Terra-x has offered to supply the cylindrical styled chain breaker (the Mk2) with a spare pin at AUS $105 plus postage on the proviso that the batch qty is sufficient. If you are definitely interested, then please register your interest and indicate quantity of chainbreaker(s) ASAP via the terra-x website, ie:

    http://terra-x.com.au/

    Its NOT sufficient to just post a reply on this thread saying you want one! I know this is the way most of the ADV "Group Buy" type threads work but not in this case. I repeat, If you want one, you MUST visit the above website and register yr interest.

    Keith will then let us know when the numbers are good to go - the target is 100 for all orders from ADV, DBW etc. Payment will be made direct to Keith. At the last count, initial interest via this thread was around 45. Pullsy has also started a thread over on DBW to see if others are interested in buying which should help shorten the timeframe.

    Keith has also emailed:
    "I have been getting a fair bit of interest in our tyre levers and although I have said that we can't make anymore it is because of the complexity and cost of making them in Australia. There is always a point where it becomes feasible, but it does put the price up.

    With that said if anyone is interested please use the form on our site and let me know, if we can get enough people I will make a batch. The downside is the price will be $100 a set which I know is a lot for tyre levers, I can however do a wheel spanner set at a discounted price to offset the cost to anyone that might want both
    "

    I'll update as any more information comes to hand. Oh and BTW, here's a photo of the chain breaker.

    [​IMG]

    Original post (09-29-2012):

    I would put my hand up for one as this is the only way (GROUP BUY) to get one, anyone else??

    Check this post out.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19673983&postcount=16

    "Hi Mark
    Thanks for the order.... we don't plan on making any more tools. We have been making these since 2001 and although we have sold a lot of tools, the qty is not enough to make it viable anymore. These tools always have been made in Australia, and that obviously costs more.
    So we won't be making any more, but we have occasionally made a special batch of tools for forums that have managed to get a good amount of pre orders.
    We will still consider that if it works out OK.

    Sorry I couldn't help further

    Cheers
    Keith
    "
    #1
  2. El Ponkin

    El Ponkin Bloodrunner

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,558
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Get a price from him for Group of 10 or 20 purchase and then if the price is right "they will come"
    #2
  3. llewdaert

    llewdaert Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    276
    Location:
    Newcastle NSW Australia
    Count me in....

    I have been sorry I did not buy one when the guy was selling, so if there is another opportunity......


    Cheers
    #3
  4. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,335
    Location:
    bay of plenty, nz
    I'm in too, if its a reasonable price.

    Before we get too much further down the track, might be worth finding out what size order they'd need and at what price.
    #4
  5. GSnovice

    GSnovice Beer me up, Scotty!

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,712
    Location:
    SE Qld
    Me too - at the right price of course!
    #5
  6. 59DEN

    59DEN Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,176
    Location:
    Albany, Western Australia
    Great idea, just tried to use an ebay special, a waste of time, have used terra x before, count me in for 2
    #6
  7. Lemondelicous77

    Lemondelicous77 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    26
    Location:
    Sisters Beach, TAS
    Id be in for one
    #7
  8. Mattyvas

    Mattyvas Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    139
    Location:
    Sydney
    I'd be in for this also a cost of the tool would be good to know.

    Thx
    Matty...
    #8
  9. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıppoɯ Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Oddometer:
    16,738
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Yep, if the price is right, put me down for 2. :thumb
    #9
  10. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,382
    Location:
    Mudgee, Australia
    Bloody annoyed with myself that i missed the opportunity to get one previously so put me down for one as well!
    #10
  11. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,420
    Location:
    Them Thar Hills WA Australia
    Pick me, pick me!
    #11
  12. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,132
    Location:
    Melbourne, AUS
    Good idea... looking at the response in the thread, I don't think there is any issue on getting numbers required.
    Do you have any idea what size an order is needed to make it worthwhile?

    Put me down for 1.
    #12
  13. Matt

    Matt Dirt Virgin

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,118
    Location:
    Newtown,Sydney
    :y0!
    #13
  14. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    5,929
    Location:
    Sydney
    Looks like there's some interest so I've emailed him to get an idea on a minimum order and prices.
    #14
  15. Mtrain

    Mtrain free range

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    443
    Put me down for one as well.
    #15
  16. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,997
    Location:
    Kennedys Creek
    Me 2 :D
    #16
  17. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,739
    Location:
    Bris Vegas, Australia
    In
    #17
  18. mytmav

    mytmav bike & fourby junky

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Oddometer:
    106
    Location:
    south of brisvegas
    Me two for two please, do they still do the tyre irons as well ?
    #18
  19. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    17,500
    Location:
    Capitalist
    yes in.
    #19
  20. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,792
    Location:
    maffra, vic
    Add me to the list, I lost mine when the bumbag went walkabout.:cry
    #20