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.
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.
Anybody can buy av fuel going into an approved fuel container. You cant pull up and have it put directly into a car or your sled.
After you leave the airport what you do with is your business.
That's what the guy here told me when I asked.
Anyone can buy 100ll. Sometimes its tuff getting access to the ramp to buy it though. Talk to the airport manager. Airports have tougher security over the last couple of years. Not so much in Canada, but definately in the States. Talk to the right person and it should be no problem.
how big of an airport? our local one is a pay at the pump. i would either take the pickup with cans in the back right out to the pump or pull the sled and trailer to the pump and fill it up. they told me to just put anything in when it asks for a tail number, i always put in something like td800. easier to get into than the local gas stations
I've gotten av from big airports, and I've gotten turned away at smaller ones.
Of the airports within 100 miles of me, I can fuel at 1/2 of them, and the closest ones have starting gouging for fuel because of sledders now ($1-3 higher than other local airports) so that adds a fun twist to the mix as well.
Due to the prices I'm back to driving to the drag strip (bandimere) to go get my race gas. It's cheaper now to go back to that, and I don't need as much of it.