Proforms & shipping - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2010, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 24
Default Proforms & shipping

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!!!
Brando27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-23-2010, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,764
Default

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.
killclimbz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
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.
Brando27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 11:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,764
Default

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.
killclimbz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 12:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lareaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 188
Default

What is proform exaclty? And if they said 4-6 weeks I wouldn't expect it in 19 days.
__________________
lareaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 01:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 6,190
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lareaper View Post
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.
linvillegorge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
gjsnowboarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 539
Default

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.
gjsnowboarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 02:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,764
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
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.
killclimbz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Junction of 84 and 35
Posts: 1,025
Default

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.
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 04:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,764
Default

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.
killclimbz is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums