Gripe against Skinz and their terrible supply lines

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Ok guys, I don't ever complain about companies but I really want this heard and hopefully taken into consideration by Skinz. I am hoping some of you feel the same.

I have been trying to get skinz parts all season and have not been able to do so. They run out of stock every single year it seems by the time the season starts, meaning if you don't complete your build before the season starts or if you buy a new sled mid-season and want to modify it you are SOL. Not even burandt or Vohk have much of their stuff in stock.

Now all I hear is "We can't get enough supply" so WHY WHY WHY can't skinz find better suppliers. If you can sell far more product why not find replacement or additional suppliers to meet demand? Seems like a poor way to run a company and a great way to bother your loyal customers who want to send you big money for high priced parts.
Ok, off my soapbox. Anyone else getting tired of this?
 

simple

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Why do you think that those are not concerns on their part? Do you know if they want to develop into a bigger company or are happy being the small business they are now? Maybe a bigger company is looking to buy them and build on it.

Just saying...you as the consumer probably know very little about what is going on behind the scenes. So we consumers have to be patient as building their parts takes a lot of human hands to make. It isn't a simple widget. I feel your frustrations but we are all dealing with it on many things...not just adult toys...
 

Clarke673

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For being top shelf high cost parts their website has always been terrible. Worked on my buddies sled, cb's x games racer. Man those carbon panels are sick. The bumper is my build, and the wheels are new ice age IMG_20210302_192819_372.jpg

I'm sure they are all feeling the covid blues like everyone else do I'll give em a pass for now. I feel like a lot of their issues stem from helping out the elites of the sport... making every joe want them. Good problems to have and it's commendable atleast that they clearly do a good job. It takes balls to be different!
 

ripnit

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It's not just this year(covid) they have not been reliable for years. It's funny that is seams impossible to get some Skinz parts but then find them on part clearing houses sites in Texas and Tenn. later in the summer. IMO boards and bumpers I buy....never a-arms or other parts that I may need mid season
 

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I haven’t ordered from them this season but in seasons past I have ordered lots of their parts and never had a issue or problem getting what I ordered and I’m in Canada.
Mind you because I sled I order parts and work on my sled in the summer and sled winter time but hey that’s just me.
It being winter I’m installing a supercharger for my Corvette so I can drive it once the snow melts...;)


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Clarke673

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I haven’t ordered from them this season but in seasons past I have ordered lots of their parts and never had a issue or problem getting what I ordered and I’m in Canada.
Mind you because I sled I order parts and work on my sled in the summer and sled winter time but hey that’s just me.
It being winter I’m installing a supercharger for my Corvette so I can drive it once the snow melts...;)


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sounds of bald eagles and smells of cherry pie. You sure your canadian? 🤟
 

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Ok guys, I don't ever complain about companies but I really want this heard and hopefully taken into consideration by Skinz. I am hoping some of you feel the same.

I have been trying to get skinz parts all season and have not been able to do so. They run out of stock every single year it seems by the time the season starts, meaning if you don't complete your build before the season starts or if you buy a new sled mid-season and want to modify it you are SOL. Not even burandt or Vohk have much of their stuff in stock.

Now all I hear is "We can't get enough supply" so WHY WHY WHY can't skinz find better suppliers. If you can sell far more product why not find replacement or additional suppliers to meet demand? Seems like a poor way to run a company and a great way to bother your loyal customers who want to send you big money for high priced parts.
Ok, off my soapbox. Anyone else getting tired of this?

Hi Karen.
 

Clarke673

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Hi Karen.
This comment has made me laugh about 5 times this week.

Guess I'm easy... too... entertain?

Skinze air frames from Cole willford are sick. Read the instructions 9 times and then burned them. Freestyled it onto a cmx x now I get to use the hole hog !!!
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