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.
I just ordered a full kit from TRS, with alignment bar. Can't wait to get it in. Gonna make my sled rip! The clutch kit that came with my Silber turbo was complete crap. Good thing Gates has an outstanding belt warranty...
Nothing to see here....Move along, Fake news lol. Actually just the opposite, Im joking so people cant keep up with me on the hills. The truth is Tony (TRS) is a great guy and very knowledgeable about snowmobiles and clutching. I would not only call him a friend, but a friend to the whole sport. I recently spent an hour and 1/2 on the phone with Tony, great to talk to and we shared some good stories of our old builds. Dont call either of us and ask questions about snowmobiles, unless you have time on your hands Back to the subject... There are many different clutch kits, weight styles, helix cuts etc out there. What works best for your riding style and altitude is different for everyone. Tony can get you set up with the engagement you want, the backshift your looking for and more importantly if you don't know what you need he can start you out with what he knows works based on his experience. Dont forget to clean your clutches and get them balanced. I have my 2020 clutches at Indy specialty getting shaved and ultra balanced as we speak.