I'd bet that Grizzly's suppliers aren't that precise on delivery dates, leaving
Grizzly up in the air. There are several variables involved that are not
involved in smaller businesses selling smaller items that can be readily
warehoused without great cost. Warehousing larger tools is expensive as all get
out, which is why most manufacturers use what has come to be called "just in
time" ordering from their suppliers, and ship on the same basis to their
buyers. That does mean, though, that companies like Grizzly have to deal with
the vagaries of overseas (Taiwan and China mostly) suppliers, who then ship by
sea, where schedules are rearranged by delivery point availabilities (check out
last year's West Coast dock strike) and weather, as well as load sizes and the
need for the ship to make other stops to fill its holds.
And where do you go when your supplier is one of maybe 3 in the world who
produce the machines at a price you can use?
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On 23 Jul 2003 09:14:53 -0700, email@example.com (edfan) pixelated:
Want some cheese with that whine? ;)
Not to worry. It's illegal to charge the card until the product
What happens is that they preorder 250 pieces of item X and the
factory QA man lowers the output to 227 before they're shipped.
The ship takes a month to get around the world and they probably
have a dozen loads on different ships throughout the month.
Let's say those item X things go on sale and the 227 they just
received are out of stock in the first week due to 289 orders.
They now have 62 backorders. The next shipment of 50 is due in
next week but all 62 people have been given the 4-6 week delay
notice. 30 don't want to wait and drop their orders so your item
X is on its way to you at the end of the very next week.
That's what happeed with my order. I called in on Friday and was
given the 4-6 week backorder info. The shipping company called
the very next Monday and asked to set up the delivery, complete
with lift gate and everything. I had it on that Wednesday. What
happened to my order? Someone ahead of me cancelled, or they got
more of the items than they thought in that order, or a large
company cancelled their standing order for x number of items
In any case, it all works out. Have faith. In the interim, pick
up a $99 Chiwanese special at HFT and sell it for $140 once the
real compressor comes in.
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