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.
Ya, Jan or Feb for SLP single pipe, so said the SLP rep at the snow show.
My opinion . . . I think they concentrated their time and efforts on the "twins" for the 850, and they have not gone over so well. I for one, did not like the extra noise, or underhood heat these pipes put out. Also, the reports i have heard is that there was not alot of low end or mid-range gains, but the claimed "17 HP peak" was just that . . . a top end (higher RPM) thing. I guess that is for some, but the riding we do requires more low end and mid-range power. Glad i did not spend the money on those twin pipes!!
I will definitely take a look at the single pipe / can set when it comes out.
BTW . . . on my "wish list" for the single pipe and can set, is for it to have a better sound than it has in the past. The exhaust tone sounds so "tinny" right now. Surely there is a way to engineer some more low to mid tones in it for better sound, and reduce that high pitched tinny sound . . .?