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    Re: Vanson fyi

    I don't care how you slice it, $15000 in contingency at the end of the year and you didn't have to do a damn thing to promote Vanson for it? World's easiest sponsorship package right there. If none of you want it, sling me the certs, my suit needs cleanup after my off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    before I went to play with WERA and....well.....
    crashed out of the one round you did with WERA & never rode on the track since

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    crashed out of the one round you did with WERA & never rode on the track since
    Yes, my bike had a failure, certainly wasn't on the part of the rider.

    Curious what the number of rounds has to do with anything...?

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    Re: Vanson fyi

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    Yes, my bike had a failure, certainly wasn't on the part of the rider.

    Curious what the number of rounds has to do with anything...?
    Its because Jim has done 100 of them, this season, slowly, and he wants everyone to know about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GixerJockey View Post
    Its because Jim has done 100 of them, this season, slowly, and he wants everyone to know about it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DYje57V_BY

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    Re: Vanson fyi

    Wow, how the hell did I miss this thread? This is what happens when I only get to the site every week or so....

    I am super appreciative of ANY entity that puts 'certificates' into our race organization. It isn't something that they have to do and I appreciate the effort. I will also state that this is done specifically to generate income and marketing for themselves so it is not like they are taking a loss.

    The sad truth is that even if I were to win a full Vanson custom suit, I would not wear it. I do not believe in the way that they run their business, and I certainly do not appreciate their product.

    I take great pains to properly represent my sponsors, and I will not rep someone that I do not believe in. I dont believe in vanson, and my integrity is worth more than the cost of a suit.

    It is sad because I would love to rep a local company and use their products, but the simple truth is that I cant in this case, even if I could get one that actually fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post

    Anyone care to disagree?
    I had to have my suit repaired between round 6 and 7. I called and asked if they could get the suit back to me in time, she said yes. Told me to put attention repairs and her name. I mailed it to them and she called me the day it showed up and went over the repairs with me. She call a week before she said it would be done, took my CC number and mailed it back. No drama.

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    Vanson fyi

    Long shot here since I've never done any business with them since I simply didn't like the looks of the suit...but now I have $400 in contingency money.

    Could it be true that it's trying to bring itself back after so many errors? I see old bad stories and good new ones...in that order.

    I mean I couldn't find anything that attracted my attention on their site so it'll be hard for me to use it, but still curious lol

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    Re: Vanson fyi

    Quote Originally Posted by MaRce1o View Post
    Long shot here since I've never done any business with them since I simply didn't like the looks of the suit...but now I have $400 in contingency money.

    Could it be true that it's trying to bring itself back after so many errors?

    I mean I couldn't find anything that attracted my attention on their site so it'll be hard for me to use it, but still curious lol
    Just get a pair of gloves or something lol.

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    Vanson fyi

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Just get a pair of gloves or something lol.
    Lol it's really hard to find something decent for actual riding

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    Re: Vanson fyi

    Grab one of their jackets for the street. Should be able to snag a nice one for $400

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    Quote Originally Posted by PainfullySlow View Post
    I do not believe in the way that they run their business, and I certainly do not appreciate their product.

    I take great pains to properly represent my sponsors, and I will not rep someone that I do not believe in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaRce1o View Post
    Lol it's really hard to find something decent for actual riding
    I have 3 of their street jackets in my closet. They make a nice black standard leather jacket for less than $400, give it a try - form your own opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    I'm sure you can find people complaining about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I'm sure you can find people complaining about anything.
    I bet there's even people out there that complain about people who complain.


    ...........

    This thread makes me want to buy a Vanson jacket. Anyone have some "sponsorship money" they don't wanna use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I'm sure you can find people complaining about anything.
    I hope that point is not lost on the rest of this crowd. 40 years of business in a very niche market, I will wear my Vanson gear with pride.

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    I if I had a vanson suit I wouldn't throw it away because of the label.
    My whole point going back was that they have been plagued with ridiculous delays. That's it.
    Nothing negative beyond: be cautious.

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    Vanson FAQ

    Why does it take so long to get your products?
    There are 2 main factors that contribute to the long delivery issues that we have faced for the past couple of years.
    1. Raw materials supply. Like other manufacturing segments our supplier base has contracted. Many of the suppliers are smaller and do not have available stock at hand and we have to wait for their production cycle to occur. Several of our suppliers have gone out of business and we have had to source new ones, or change the specification of what we use.
    2. Labor hours and hand made quality. We make our items in the same meticulous way we have for 35 years. We have improved efficiency with some technologies, but nothing takes the place of hand cutting and individual sewing machine operators. We typically sell more items each week than we make, we continuously run a backlog.

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    Re: Vanson fyi

    I've never ordered a DB9 and expected Chevrolet timelines.

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    Re: Vanson fyi

    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    I've never ordered a DB9 and expected Chevrolet timelines.
    Just a wild guess that you have probably never ordered a DB9

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    Just a wild guess that you have probably never ordered a DB9
    Well, then - you'd be wrong. (go ahead and like that csmutty)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    I have 3 of their street jackets in my closet. They make a nice black standard leather jacket for less than $400, give it a try - form your own opinion.
    Oh I meant as in something that attracts my attention looks wise...I'll have to check them all again anyway and figure something, not letting $400 go to waste lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    Vanson FAQ

    Why does it take so long to get your products?
    There are 2 main factors that contribute to the long delivery issues that we have faced for the past couple of years.
    1. Raw materials supply. Like other manufacturing segments our supplier base has contracted. Many of the suppliers are smaller and do not have available stock at hand and we have to wait for their production cycle to occur. Several of our suppliers have gone out of business and we have had to source new ones, or change the specification of what we use.
    2. Labor hours and hand made quality. We make our items in the same meticulous way we have for 35 years. We have improved efficiency with some technologies, but nothing takes the place of hand cutting and individual sewing machine operators. We typically sell more items each week than we make, we continuously run a backlog.

    Valid if you are given a date representing this long lead time at the time of your order. Completely useless as an excuse if you are given a date and your product is not delivered on time. That's just shitty business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    Just a wild guess that you have probably never ordered a DB9

    Seriously.

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    At this point the thread has turned into "Be a dick to Dove"

    If only people use all that energy to actually promote the series and the sport...

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