• 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"


    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.


Sled for ice fishing

Jan 30, 2018
Hello there, I just moved to Alaska and My question is “what type of slow moving, equipment hauling wide track sled for 2 passengers under $4k do you fellows recommend?”

I bought a 96 vmax 600 cheap but not crazy about it, need a wide track.

Found a Arctic Cat 660 Turbo over 8k miles don’t know much about it except it doesn’t open up after 27 mph it actually took a nose dive when I gave it more throttle. Is that typical of turbo machines?

Thank you


Well-known member
Lifetime Membership
Dec 27, 2007
8K miles is an incredible amount of miles for a snowmobile. At the very least, you probably need to change every bearing on the sled.
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