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.
Well I did clean up the shop and dragged the wifes iqr in, literally, the rewind is pooched and I couldn't start it. So first job is fix the rewind, then pull the carbs and find where they are leaking. I was going to start tommorrow but just decided to help out a buddys wife put in a gate post and hang a gate for her. He works in camp and she won't ask for help but when you lean on the new gatepost she just hired someone to put in for her and it falls over I'm thinking it's not going to hold up that 16' gate she wants. :face-icon-small-dis
Well I've actually put some time in on the old thing, it's finally back on it's skis/track. It's been slow going, trying to find time to work on it and then everything seems to be bent, or broken, or stripped, or missing, or, you get the idea. As it goes together I'm making sure everything is good, replacing all the mickymouse stuff with good factory parts or good aftermarket stuff. Most of it has been sourced right here on snowest. Thanks Wimpy, and Wildchild, and Ryanlilly, and Goinboardin and lots of others I'm forgeting right now. Sorry :face-icon-small-blu I'll put up some pics when I can, my computor calved awhile ago and I'm using an ancient laptop that I'm not sure can even post pics.