Originally Posted by PB65stang
So a vendor posts a group buy as a courtesy to members, and then you call a competing company and negotiate a separate deal, and post it within the original vendor's thread? Not a very cool thing to do, IMO.
I don't have any intention of purchasing UCAs, but as a general thought, if vendors start to think that by posting GB threads members are simply going to use those prices to go shop around other vendors and then post that information in their GB thread, you can probably kiss GB offers goodbye. The OP was doing TW a favor and offering a good price, and you just ruined his thread.
You should direct any of those thoughts towards me. I instigated that. No, we did not just post in this thread to debunk his GB. The reason I originally posted that price was to reveal to the TW community that this was not as good a deal as everyone thought and that they could have paid the same thing year round, free shipping, and no back order, as many of them were under the impression that this was the best deal around.
I debated in my head since this thread's creation whether or not to post that. I did not want to hurt the OP's business by any means but I feel more of a responsibility to inform my fellow TW members than to a vendor. I love group buys even though I have not yet participated in one but a group buys purpose should be to offer the lowest price, not to advertise the same price and have everyone think it's a limited time offer.
Plus, if a TW member was not financially ready to purchase but was saving up and thinks he needs to do so now to preserve the deal, by posting Headstrong offroads link I saved him some sweat.
Originally Posted by TacoTy
This group buy is still cheaper at $365.00. Not much cheaper but it is cheaper.
That is how the Group Buy should be. Even a few dollars cheaper is a generous and appreciated offer.