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.
In the black bar that above that starts with "User CP" and ends with "Log out" is a "search" button.
Click on that once and it will drop down a menu...
Click on "Advanced search" and it will open the advanced search window.
Enter in the keyword you are looking for and whether or not you want to only search the titles of the threads or the complete thread.
AND/OR enter the user name you want to use and weather you want to search for only threads STARTED by that user or just that the user had posted in the thread. These are the "drop down" choices for these options.
Then below that, in "Search Options" you can click on the forum or sub forum you want to look in as well as a date spread for the threads you are looking for.
Since the older threads will take some time to re categorize. Searching under the main heading EG..."Polaris" will look in all the sub forums and the yet to be categorized general Polaris listings.