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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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What's good everyone... Picked up a Forum Scallywag 151 today and I'm PUMPED to get out on this thing!!!

Has anyone ordered gear using Proform before? If so does anyone know if the 4-6 week shipping time is accurate? I ordered 2 sets of bindings ,2 pairs of boots, a helmet and a jacket... I need to get this shit in the next 19 days...

Nervous that it won't be here in time!!!
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Generally speaking, yes that is accurate. In fact unless you luck out you probably won't get your gear until after the first of the year. The manufacturers are too busy dealing with Holiday business. If you had of ordered a few weeks ago, you might have squeaked through. I'd say right now you are probably going to get your stuff the first week of Jan. Then again you might get lucky. You never know.
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Generally speaking, yes that is accurate. In fact unless you luck out you probably won't get your gear until after the first of the year. The manufacturers are too busy dealing with Holiday business. If you had of ordered a few weeks ago, you might have squeaked through. I'd say right now you are probably going to get your stuff the first week of Jan. Then again you might get lucky. You never know.
That suckkkkkkks!!! I'm gonna give it a few days and give a call. Hopefully I can work out some sort of expedited shipping agreement.
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Just keep in mind, you don't want to piss them off. They are absolutely under no obligation to fulfill the order for you. Pro form is a perk and they can easily deny it for anyone. We had a guy at a mountaineering shop I worked at that pissed off one vendor so much that he couldn't pro form anything from them.

The unspoken rule is you'll get it when you get it. You are getting stuff under wholesale so it's worth the wait imo.
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What is proform exaclty? And if they said 4-6 weeks I wouldn't expect it in 19 days.

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What is proform exaclty? And if they said 4-6 weeks I wouldn't expect it in 19 days.
It's a way for people who work in the industry to get gear for a steep discount (usually around 50% off). It's obviously great for the people who get the discount and it benefits the company through word of mouth and visibility.

For instance, Snowolf is an instructor. Some of his students are likely to take note of the gear he uses and some will almost certainly look that direction when they go to buy. If they ask him, he's almost certainly to speak highly of his gear if he's been happy with it. That provides a great ROI (return on investment) for the company.
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Pro-form is a way for industry insiders. i.e. retailers, employees in the industry, pro-riders (people that get ride in competitions and our sponsored.) Because these type of people are in the public eye companies give a discounted/ (or free for full sponsorship) on their gear. There are expectations that we will not abuse our pro-forms for others and also send people to local ships that sell their gear.
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Totally depends on the company. I got my new Voile split board Pro Form and it came within a week...
You got your order in before the Holiday rush. When I proformed my first split from Voile I did it right around now. I didn't get it until the first week of January. They warned me that they weren't filling pro form orders until after the Holidays.
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It sounds like you might be inexperienced at this. Please figure out what the first rule of pro form is. I'll give a hint, it's the same as the first rule of fight club.

In your situation I think talking directly to the company would have been the obvious choice for your question.
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Meh, pro forms are not big industry secret. Ok to talk about as far as I know. To offer someone a pro form that you have is a big no no.
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