• 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

Polaris limited build is a joke!

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Too bad Yellowstone polaris (4 corners specifically*) sucks. Maybe if they didn't void people's 4 year warranties because of their shotty workmanship, it wouldn't be 10 years later still... I'm not going in there! I almost bit my tongue yesterday to see these sleds in person on Wednesday but.. I'm genuinely still pissed about it. P.s. try west? They seem to be the last good dealer besides Kurt's (legendary)

Whats fitting is the fact they have to deal with Bozeman lol

This is all in (I'm speaking on my own knowledge, not exact fact nor bs either) that this is an attempt by polaris to follow Yamaha's lead. Quality. Do you notice it? Do you see @Wheel House Motorsports pushing the over deliver under sell stance? That's how you create resale value. Against all odds polaris pulled me back in and I hope it's a good relationship! In the same sense that everyone laughs at 3 year old model sleds with 0 miles asking near New prices... that KILLS the dealers. It drives the cost up. That 20k? Lol by my math it ain't a bad deal. Do you all realize the amount of inflation we are all in? No one even knows but to speculate that 2023 models will be less money? Doubtful at best in my opinion...

And I hope I'm wrong!
Funny, I thought I eas the only one who hated those guys. I got off work early on Friday and decided to swing by the 4 corners store, and the manager had taken their 2022 Matryx for a test ride so I didn't get to see it.

I'm still waiting on the title for my sled I bought in October because they did the title transfer wrong somehow.

I also don't let them touch my sleds unless I absolutely have to. If I decide to snowcheck (probably next year) I'm likely going elsewhere. I've heard good things about the dealer in Butte, or I have a friend that works at the one in Hamilton I'll probably go through.
 

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I've always heard great things about Kurt's. My cousin lived in Stevensville for a bit and he loved the Hamilton dealer, and now that my buddy works for them I'd probably buy from him.
 

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Figured gallatin rec would be better. Never bought anything from them. Anything is better than team hose me was

See i always liked team bozeman but once Cliff Gullet died the place was clearly never the same. Which is sad. A lot closer of a drive for me being from Gardiner... I HATE HATE HATE that drive to 4 corners. Got to go by every cop shop, pot stop, hippy health and dog food....Even end up so close the dot ****s can see you! hahaha @MTsled3 i went through west, and i think West, bozo, and billings are all owned by the same family. Pretty sure... and i know they used to or still do sponsor (no idea) an old mentor of mines fancy racing car with the wings on top? Anyways i don't want to make it sound as though im perfect or have never done wrong. Its just a matter of character! I see purchasing a new sled as a thankyou. Especially when prices went from $12k,to $22k in 10 years! Like a way of saying "thanks for having this beautiful american store sellng a product with 17 naames yet one of them is a patriout and SO AM I. Also, 100% bet your BUTT you can protect a dealer you snowcheck through with deadly force should such things as a riot break out! Trust me, i make you tube videos! 👍
 
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I’d tell you to eat a dick but you are probably already choking on one.

Tell me, how is Polaris not announcing the patriot boost as limited and forcing their dealer network to do it after the fact not a legitimate complaint?


Well, lucky for you that dick being in my mouth keeps my hands free!


How did you not see that as limited? The release video was clear that they were limited if you actually watched it.



Not like you couldn't call your dealer up and have them change colors later. How hard was it to cruise through the default colors and get your snowcheck in, and spend your days worrying about the color choice later?
 
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See i always liked team bozeman but once Cliff Gullet died the place was clearly never the same. Which is sad. A lot closer of a drive for me being from Gardiner... I HATE HATE HATE that drive to 4 corners. Got to go by every cop shop, pot stop, hippy health and dog food....Even end up so close the dot ****s can see you! hahaha @MTsled3 i went through west, and i think West, bozo, and billings are all owned by the same family. Pretty sure... and i know they used to or still do sponsor (no idea) an old mentor of mines fancy racing car with the wings on top? Anyways i don't want to make it sound as though im perfect or have never done wrong. Its just a matter of character! I see purchasing a new sled as a thankyou. Especially when prices went from $12k,to $22k in 10 years! Like a way of saying "thanks for having this beautiful american store sellng a product with 17 naames yet one of them is a patriout and SO AM I. Also, 100% bet your BUTT you can protect a dealer you snowcheck through with deadly force should such things as a riot break out! Trust me, i make you tube videos! 👍

I hear you, Bozeangeles isn't MT at all.

Pretty sure Billings is a different owner, no idea on west.

I thought kurt's polaris was stellar. I buy in lewistown. They have also been stellar.

Jeff and his crew may not move very many sleds, but they're damned appreciative of the business and have awesome service. I keep stopping by there for parts any time I'm through there and they always take care of me.
 

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It's pretty clear polaris built these sleds for us. In the heartland of the rockies. I'm not sure how many realize this, but having the right customers is key.

The wrong customers can kill any business fast and efficiently! After all? This is SNOWEST not FLATLANDIA! Discrimination towards those... I got a fxr- monster edition f150 cause it don't rust but also don't run crowd is wild! Every time I hear twin cities I think of explicit kid rock lyrics and the blonde actress off Fargo, don't ya know -?

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These aren't trail sleds, and honestly I have never ran ice scratchers anyways. We are all speculating the splitting of hairs- of which the carpet might not match the drapes! Anyone have compressor maps for this charger? That's where I see lots of fun coming for mod/aftermarket guys! You thought 20k was expensive? Wait till Christmas 2023. I bet Chris's sled is north of 40k

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I had two guys call me yesterday from different parts of the West. Their dealers said Polaris is going to limit all Snowchecks starting Monday. Anyone else hear this or can confirm it.
 

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I had two guys call me yesterday from different parts of the West. Their dealers said Polaris is going to limit all Snowchecks starting Monday. Anyone else hear this or can confirm it.
The specific date is new to me, but I have heard that will happen IF the current Snowcheck pace continues (record level). I figured that was coming all along with the current state of the power sports industry (crazy sales, no back stock, finite build capacity).

I would put in SC’s on ANY sled ASAP....whether it’s an NA, Titan, 550 EVO or Voyageur, etc. Particularly if you live anywhere near the mountains, and want to buy it anywhere near home.
 

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I had two guys call me yesterday from different parts of the West. Their dealers said Polaris is going to limit all Snowchecks starting Monday. Anyone else hear this or can confirm it.
This would not surprise me in the least especially being such a important new model release. The last thing Polaris needs is delayed sleds next season like this past season. They need to get snow checked sleds out to customers no later than November.
 
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I have heard rumblings of this on the flatland side also. Many grumbled that they didn't get sleds till January because of shortages and now think a limit is just Polaris marketing hype to sell more sleds.
 
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I have heard rumblings of this on the flatland side also. Many grumbled that they didn't get sleds till January because of shortages and now think a limit is just Polaris marketing hype to sell more sleds.

It may very well be, but not necessarily to sell them. Just encouraging people to get their snowchecks in so they can get semi-final build numbers by model and ensure they have the parts to actually build them.

I'd guess 99% of their problems last year were getting parts from suppliers. Kinda crazy to think that they have a whole bunch of vendors waiting on orders with time slots. Miss the number on the first slot, you may be waiting months to get a second run to have the ability to build sleds again. Think about how many parts are in every sled, and consider how few polaris actually makes in house that they have full control over.


The global economy is screwing with things. The largest being that some things just aren't made in the states and have to take a slow boat from asia.
 

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The global economy is screwing with things. The largest being that some things just aren't made in the states and have to take a slow boat from asia.
Actually the biggest problem with the snow checks getting out this year wasn't due to a socialist Asian country. It was California where the Walker Evans Velocity shocks are manufactured, unless their governor decides they shouldn't be.
 
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Could be build delays this fall due to poly-e and other plastics shortages from the Texas refinery feedstock shutdowns, just like the auto industry shuttering plants now - and they are much higher on the food chain. Was told by two dealers from the first day of snowcheck that not only are boost sleds allocated, but total snowchecks were also pre-allocated to dealers. Dealers at the time likely thought it was wishful thinking. Field of dreams.
 
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