Russell Day-Long Group Buy 2013-14

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by kltk1, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. kltk1

    kltk1 Been here awhile

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    Ok everyone. As of 1:15 PM EST today all PM's have been added to the list and responded to. At this point we are at 134! Outstanding!

    I received about 5 requests that I had to reject that came in yesterday with nothing other than a name. A friendly reminder, if you want to get on the list, please take a moment to read the rules before sending the PM to make sure you get on the list.

    Have a great day everyone!
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  2. kltk1

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    Good morning everyone. As of 9:55 AM EST all PM's received have been added to the list and responded to. We are at 147!

    At this point we're faced with a good news/bad news situation. If past group buys are any indication RDL is probably only going to allow 125 seats at the group buy price. The list currently sitting at 147 is surely beyond that figure yet leaves enough room for those with status changes that can't participate to allow others to get in. That being said, I'm going to stop collecting names at the 150 mark until I can get some indication of where RDL is going with this years group buy. If they have one. And while I will reach out to them and let them know where we are, I fully expect they're going to tell me they haven't decided what they're going to do yet and will keep my information handy if/when they decide.

    In closing I'm asking everyone's consideration on two things. 1) Please be patient. In all likelihood RDL won't announce their decision before 11/1/2013. That's a little ways off , so please, enjoy the remainder of the riding season. 2) If, for whatever reason, you won't be participating in the group buy please be courteous to others that would like to get on the list an opportunity and step aside to let them on. A simple PM to me will get your name off the list.

    Thanks. And have a great day everyone.
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  3. stinky1

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    Hope I can be one of the last!!:rofl
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  4. kltk1

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    Folks. I can't speak to the accuracy of what has just been posted. It might very well be the case. Having not been in the position of putting together a group buy with Russell I would hope this is not the case. That being said, we have to wait and see what RDL wants to do. If it turns out that RDL ignores the list, I apologize to everyone involved and would caution everyone that is serious about getting a seat this year to stay as engaged with RDL as much as is possible to find out what they're going to do and when they're going to open up the discount rate. As we saw with this list, available spots will fill up extremely fast and there won't be time to wait and pick what you want for your seat. Pick your designs, materials and colors now and have your order forms prepared to fax in the day they announce. Who knows, going forward this may be the best information we could have gotten as there won't be a need for lists in the future.

    Having said all that, the inner child in me wants to say the hell with this effort now and you're all on your own as a result of the last post. However, we're not children anymore and I'll continue keeping abreast of what I can with RDL. When/if they let me know what they're going to do I'll let you know.

    Have a safe riding season everyone..
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  5. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    The whole premise here is "group buy"... therefore a "your on your own" scenario isn't what most folks have in mind. seems to me what has worked before will work again...:deal :wink:
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  6. fammdw

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    You my friend, are a wise man! 😉

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  7. fammdw

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    Just noticed that your statement below is in direct contradiction to the tag line in your signature. A funny coincidence! :rofl

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  8. kltk1

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    Good morning everyone. At this point we're at the 150 mark on the list and I will no longer be adding anyone to it. As I stated above, I don't know what RDL is going to do with it, if they accept, and follow, it that will be great. If not, I apologize to those who were hoping it would have insured you would have gotten a seat.

    That being said, I strongly recommend you subscribe to this thread if you haven't done so already and keep an eye out for updates as that's the quickest way to find out what's going on. Make sure your most regularly used email address is registered with your ADVRider account. When time permits, if those who have posted at other sites could update their posts letting people know the list is full, however, they should come to the ADVRider thread and subscribe to keep abreast of what's going on. Thanks!

    Lastly, if/when RDL let's me know what's going on I'll post up what they intend to do in hopes that we can avoid future coordinators from putting in a lot of work for nothing. As I stated, what was posted may very well be true, we won't know until RDL talks to us about group buys in general and they won't discuss anything about group buys at all at this point.

    Have a great day and please ride safe!
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  9. Rook

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    I can't believe how fast this filled up.:eek1

    I wish I had seen this post yesterday. I would be on the list if it weren't for you meddling kids!
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  10. STBNE

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    only since you mentioned it...but that is funny...:rofl
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  11. kltk1

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    Ok folks, surprisingly I just heard from Kim at RDL. She asked that I post that they have decided they are NOT doing a group buy this year and that if they do it will be open to all and posted on their website and to keep an eye there to see if a sale is going to happen. Sorry folks. Have a safe riding season.

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  12. kltk1

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    Meant to say keep an eye on their website.

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  13. fammdw

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    Screw 'em.... Guess it's a Mayer seat then, eh' kltk1?!
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    I Do thank you for all your efforts , sorry it didn't work out .
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  15. kltk1

    kltk1 Been here awhile

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    Eh, let's wait and see what happens. I'm disappointed but have to consider how well their product works.

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    Thanks for your efforts. Business must be good to kiss off 150 guys standing with cash waiting to buy during your slow season, especially when I'd venture a guess less than a third of that 150 will follow through without the group buy.
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  17. fammdw

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    Well here it is for what it's worth... Last year about this same time Kim told me that they were not going to do a group buy and if they decided to do one they would advertise it on their website. I was crushed and went back to the Vulcan Bagger Forum to report the bad news. I was still incredulous to the fact that they would walk away from nearly 150 committed buyers.

    I put it to a vote on the forum as to whether the group members wanted to stick it out and contact RDL again in November or just scrap the list. Everyone decided to keep the group together and call them in November. It's all still on that forum if anyone is interested in reading it. It nearly mimics the news today.

    I didn't call or email them at all until the first week in November. Then I gave Kim the old "hey, remember me?" call. All of a sudden the love had returned and she told me to give her a few days and she would be back in touch. She called me less than a week later and gave me the rules for the group buy to announce on the forum.

    Maybe we should follow suit here...

    What says the group membership reference seeing this through? I guess you guys should decide and of course kltk1 will ultimately have the final say.

    I still believe, as I did this time last year that they are trying to get every last full price order they can muster while the riding season is in full swing. The word out about this group buy is hurting their immediate sales right now.
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  18. kltk1

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    I'm not so sure their kissing off 150 sales. It's my opinion they didn't like the idea that 100+ people are waiting in the wings not spending money now at full price. Either that or there were complaints about having to have to be on a list to get the discount and decided they would advertise it themselves and open it up to everyone. Not that that's not the case now. We're just 150 people committed to the process. I fully expect they will have their group buy this year. It may went be a group buy add we're used to seeing it. They will have a sale on 125 seats at XX percent off. Once word gets out folks will gobble them up.

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  19. fammdw

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    I am in full agreement. They will not walk away from a $100,000 payday. Like I said last year when this blew up... If they do, I for one will shop elsewhere. I'm not paying $800 for a motorcycle seat, no matter how well it works. I meant it then and I mean it this time. They can blow us off if they want to. Bill Mayer only requires ten customers to honor a group buy.

    Seeing this bullshit from RDL two years in a row though, truly chafes my ass.
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  20. kltk1

    kltk1 Been here awhile

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    I have no problem holding out till early November and reaching out to RDL then. I should have taken the time to read last year's group buy thread. I serve at the pleasure of the group. The list is there if we want to hold together a little while longer.

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