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Old 04-22-2020, 09:14 AM   #21
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Ordered from the V8 Foundation package went to USPS in Iowa to Dallas Back to Iowa Back to Dallas no wonder they are broke. Takes 5 days or longer to cover 180 mile trip to get a package from Dallas to here. That was before all this mess hit
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Old 04-22-2020, 10:30 AM   #22
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I'm not going to target a vendor, but items from the big stores (Mac's/Snyder's) still come fairly quickly, but I like using the small independent guy's like Mike's, Bratton's, Bert's and some of the other's as much as possible, some time it is more money to use the small independent guy's but if it's American made then I am sold, so tired of the Chinese garbage that I don't mind paying for quality American parts, I'm about 90%/10% towards the small guy's vs the big boys when ordering.
With the small guy's I can understand a delay with them, having a reduced workforce and all.
Just something I noticed
And support the homegrown small vendor's like Mike's, Bratton's, Bert's and the other's, or we will be stuck with with only two choices (you know who they are) and their cheap foreign made parts.
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I have never considered Snyder's being a BIG store but besides that I have received some pretty crappy parts from all of the vendors you mentioned, some of the parts Made in USA.

Vintique comes to mind.
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I'm fairly possitive that some vendors pad the shipping,was quoited $12.00 to ship 4 flowed jets,changed my mind.
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Old 04-22-2020, 11:26 AM   #25
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I'm fairly possitive that some vendors pad the shipping,was quoited $12.00 to ship 4 flowed jets,changed my mind.
I suspect that would go in an $8 priority mail box. Somebody had to create the paperwork for the USPS and then thereís the packing material plus labor. $12 sounds about right.
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I'm fairly possitive that some vendors pad the shipping,was quoited $12.00 to ship 4 flowed jets,changed my mind.
Was that with a big boy or one of the small guy's?
You don't have to name the vendor.
I'm only asking to gauge the theory.
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:43 PM   #27
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I just placed an order with Snyderís Monday, and it arrived today, Wednesday.


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Old 04-22-2020, 03:35 PM   #28
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One thing to keep in mind is that shops like mine, that supply some parts, are having a hard time getting our supplies. I have a machine that is down and getting response from the manufacturer is difficult and SLOW. I have 2 other machines I am setting up and this virus stuff has that process at a stop. Technicians will not be sent right now. The last month has been inconvenient, yet the orders still keep coming in as though everything is business as usual. And that is from all aspects of my business.



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Old 04-22-2020, 04:24 PM   #29
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I'm not going to target a vendor, but items from the big stores (Mac's/Snyder's) still come fairly quickly, but I like using the small independent guy's like Mike's, Bratton's, Bert's and some of the other's as much as possible, some time it is more money to use the small independent guy's but if it's American made then I am sold, so tired of the Chinese garbage that I don't mind paying for quality American parts, I'm about 90%/10% towards the small guy's vs the big boys when ordering.
With the small guy's I can understand a delay with them, having a reduced workforce and all.
Just something I noticed
And support the homegrown small vendor's like Mike's, Bratton's, Bert's and the other's, or we will be stuck with with only two choices (you know who they are) and their cheap foreign made parts.
Model A parts vendors pretty much sell the same manufactured parts. Rarely is there more than one manufacturer for a given part. While there are more Model A's than other makes of that era, volume is still very small when it comes to profitable manufacturing. Be happy that Snyder's as well as Bratton's and to a lessor degree, Mike's have parts manufactured and then distribute to the smaller companies. Funding tooling can be quite high especially with small sale volume payback.
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UPDATE: Twelve days to get my fan blade...yep, 12 days
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Old 04-30-2020, 12:21 AM   #31
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Mail in Australia is also suffering from huge delays, due to the massive increase in the use of parcel post as a result of COVID-19. Australia Post is about to employ an extra 600 staff and set up 6 new sorting/distribution centres. I'm not complaining. Who knew this was coming?
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[QUOTE=burner31;1881416]UPDATE: Twelve days to get my fan blade...yep, 12 days

In this crisis I say you are very lucky! Not exactly an urgent shipment. You should call and thank them !
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The problem here is the mail. I mail roughly 100 boxes every morning, almost all via uSPS priority mail. In the past ( pre Covid), almost all delivered in 2-3 days. The last month, it has been 2-15 days, and most in the 10-15 days. Every Saturday morning I check online to see how many delivered for the week. It shows if they are in transit or delivered. I checked last Saturday and only 45 of 390 had been delivered at that point Saturday morning at 6am. Of course many were delivered that Saturday and the following Monday. The problem is most USPS priority mail packages are flown in commercial airlines, since so few flights are flying they have no room for them . So, don’t blame the vendor- Blame the post office. UPS is about normal as they move their own stuff on there own trucks. We provide tracking numbers on every order and you can track all of these packages online everyday if you want.
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I have ordered parts from both Berts and Brattons isnce this virus pandemic started and I habe been pleased with timely deliveries. I’m gladd our suppliers can still support us.
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Was that with a big boy or one of the small guy's?
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small independent.
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I have ordered parts from both Berts and Brattons isnce this virus pandemic started and I habe been pleased with timely deliveries. Iím gladd our suppliers can still support us.
And I'm glad, at least for the time being, I can still afford to support our suppliers. Don't know how much longer that is going to be tho.
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And I'm glad, at least for the time being, I can still afford to support our suppliers. Don't know how much longer that is going to be tho.
Please explain my friend !
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Low income at this time due to Coronavirus pandemic...
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I understand and appreciate your situation. Hopefully this nightmare will soon end.
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