• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

    A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.

    If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.

    If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.

    Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.

    As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.

    Have a great season.

    From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.

    MH

Anyone hear when the 850's might start hitting dealerships?

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Got an email too, but really didn't say much......:face-icon-small-dis
 

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Same, says they have started building 850s and that they will be shipping them through November.
 

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This is the email they sent me. Sounds like they are already shipping them.
I can't wait!!! :peace:


Hi William,

We are excited to let you know that 2019 snowmobiles featuring the all new, most powerful 850 Patriot™ engine have started shipping from our Roseau, MN factory. We will continue to ship them as they are built, and they will arrive in dealerships through November. You'll hear from your dealer when your snowmobile arrives.

Let it snow!

– The Polaris Snowmobiles Team
 

FatDogX

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This is the email they sent me. Sounds like they are already shipping them.
I can't wait!!! :peace:


Hi William,

We are excited to let you know that 2019 snowmobiles featuring the all new, most powerful 850 Patriot™ engine have started shipping from our Roseau, MN factory. We will continue to ship them as they are built, and they will arrive in dealerships through November. You'll hear from your dealer when your snowmobile arrives.

Let it snow!

– The Polaris Snowmobiles Team
Same email I got........, well except for mine didn't say "Hi William" ....LOL
 

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Talked with my dealer yesterday... My 800's shipping date was pushed back from Sept. 14 to Sept. 28. All I can say to that is..... WTF?!?!?:face-icon-small-fro
 

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Doo you mean 15% Tariffs?

Might want to be careful about waving the flag over tariffs. No one is immune given the interconnected world economy.

Here is an excerpt from an article in Business Insider on September 18, 2018, about the impact of tariffs on Polaris too.

Scott Wine, CEO of Polaris, a company that makes motorcycles, quad bikes, and snowmobiles, said in a recent TV news conference after the release of its second-quarter earnings that the company had raised prices on some items impacted by steel and aluminum tariffs, such as motorcycles.

"As we and others raise prices, it creates a real risk of inflation to our customers and the economy, which could be more harmful than the tariffs themselves," Wine said, according to the Associated Press.
 
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Don't know many Mexicoians . It's PC don't laugh . That need sleds . .. Your totally Right Tax them Too !!

In Mexico, Wine says Polaris will be closer to states where its ATVs and related products have been selling especially well.

"Our ATV and side-by-side products represent over two-thirds of our total sales, with about 40 percent of that customer base located in the southern half of the United States,"

When asked how consumers view the decision

”Wine said he doesn't think consumers care"
 
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