• 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.


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Oct 5, 2010
Hmmm, not disagreeing with you, but it sounds like part of the "so much better" feeling could be due to the pre-production sleds being built to a tighter standard. The 850 was supposed to run so much better and have proven itself, but the end product has a checkered reputation. Manufacturing tolerances and quality control seem to be a continuing problem for Polaris, to the point where we pretty much just accept it. My sled is everything Polaris promised when they introduced the Pro RMK – after a custom-built engine, revised cooling, and numerous other tweaks. They've gotten better out of the box, but it still seems every Poo needs tweaking to reach its potential, if not a major "fix" from the aftermarket (like extroverts and anti-stab for the series 8). I don't doubt the Matryx will be better than any Axys, short of an all-out custom build. I get the feeling though, that Polaris is doing a very good job of curating their new sled intros – building their pre-production machines to far higher standards and being careful of the conditions they let people loose on them in – and pushing sales based off that buzz. I'm not saying the rave reviews will disappear when the production sleds hit the snow next year, but I'd have to ride one, and see how they hold up over a full season, before I'd blow the budget on one.

^^^ you are not the target market for sure.......
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