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CBi Offroad... customer battles for product

Discussion in 'CBI Off-Road Fab' started by JBadWulf, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    Kclamer

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    I think the hint should have been that you also need to buy CBI skids now.
     
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  2. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:51 PM
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    I also ordered an Aluminum front bumper on Dec 7th, maybe it will come in with the rear steel bumper that is scheduled for mid may.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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  4. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    Funny you mention the tube bender. One of the replies from them was that their tube bender was down for a month. WTF???? Even then why haven't t I seen my sliders for 4 months? A company that is a fabrication shop allows a critical piece of equipment to be down for a month with no backup? Why haven't they at least reached out to their customers?
     
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  5. Mar 13, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    if they're four people and can barely keep up, then I would suggest they not go so hard with the social media marketing. It's just garnering too much interest than they can handle, it seems. Either that, or they need to hire another person or two to handle production processes. Especially if they are expanding their product line to include the Chevy trucks.. that basically REQUIRES that they hire more people since they are essentially doubling their market share. Just my opinion.. and yes I did go to business school so lay off :luvya:
     
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  6. Mar 13, 2019 at 10:14 PM
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    Got a reply from the dealer for CBI today, the sliders should be ready in 2 weeks which puts the manufacturing time at 18weeks. The aluminum bumper is about 4 weeks out but i ordered it 2 weeks later so thats 18 weeks as well. Assuming CBI keeps the schedule.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    It took me a little over 17-weeks... so yeah. It's why I won't buy the prinsu rack either, now that I know they are owned by them, and I don't want the headache anymore. Frontrunner, here I come
     
  8. Mar 17, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    Annnnd now Prinsu offering two Subaru racks.. I really liked the T3 front but this story (and others) definitely have me looking elsewhere.
     
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  9. Mar 17, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    After posting this and reaching out to both CBI and TruckBrigade I got a notification on 3/16 that the sliders have shipped. I have a feeling that because people online pay 100% upfront and people that call in put a 50% deposit there is no rush on the fully paid orders. I dont give a damn about long lead times, just be up front and say 18 week lead time. Instead they lie about having 4-8 week lead times and string people along.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    Here’s another roof rack option.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/uptop-overland-racks-and-accessories.599113/

    This guy just finished testing his new design. I think it’s the best looking roof rack on the market. Definitely sturdier than prinsu.
     
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  11. Mar 18, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    Shit, if you ordered yours on Dec 27th, NO WAY am I getting mine in April or probably even May..

    At this point, I'm considering eating the 20% fee to cancel.

    Also, when ordered my bumper on Jan 26th, they had no lead times posted, at least I don't recall seeing any. Misleading consumers about lead times when you have consistently failed to meet delivery times....not a good look @CBI Offroad Fab
     
  12. Mar 22, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    if you end up wanting to sell either the skid plate or the LCA skids please let me know... seriously...
     
  13. Mar 24, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    I got my front bumper in less than I week, not sure what you all are having issues with. Well it was a DIY Bumper for a 1st gen 4Runner :p

    I called before I ordered and got some upfront honest shipping information. I don't think a lot of people understand how this industry works. CBI has the best looking $hit, you'll end up having to wait for it.

    I'd say having it powder coated yourself could save months on receiving it. I haven't heard one person after receiving a CBI bumper complain about it.

    I ordered a Miata Roadster Kit from Paco Motorsports, was told 6 weeks, took over a year to get. I figured on as much.

    BRAAAP!
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  14. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    Reading this makes me wonder if i should cancel my order I just placed for my bed rack:confused:
     
  15. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:25 AM
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    I've been reading this thread since it started and here is my 2 cents. I work in manufacturing and I know that delays happen, machines down, people sick, people on vacation,venders,,,ect,,ect,,
    I'm waiting on a bumper, not CBI. Was told 10-12 weeks. At 13 weeks I emailed them. They got back to me within 1 hour and said 2-3 weeks. That was 4 weeks ago. In a way I don't mind because I would wait for warmer weather to install. But,,,,
    If there is a delay let me know.
    I would think that CBI and other manufacturers have seen this thread and would notice that the customers would like to be updated on delays so we could plan accordingly.

    :amen:
     

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