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    Question CLOSED: Anybody 'down' with this?

    Hey there hammocking guys and dolls! With winter having set in and our thoughts turning to the often refered to "down goodness", I thought I might float the idea of a down group buy.

    The idea was being discussed (improperly) on the JRB down sleeves thread. Stromcrow mentioned that he had recently made an order for 2 lbs. of down (pictures of completed gear are expected!) from featherind.com. Curiosity piqued, I send an email for costs/quantity. It was quickly pointed out that the logistics of a group buy of down would be, well, ugly. Then Pan chimed in with this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Buy American .... Buy Hammock Forums... Buy your down from ED Speer... You'll be glad you did.... Quality service counts.
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    Seemed like some pretty good advice based on everyone's experience with Ed. I personally can't say enough good about him. He actually hand delivered a SnugFit to me in Hot Springs because he knew I was in a hurry to get back on the Trail; that is service! NCPatrick pointed out that he sells them in 3.1oz bags, so the logistics got a whole lot less ugly.

    With hopes high and email opened, I sent him an inquiry. Here is his response:

    "Good to hear from you Cannibal. There’s always a discount for quantity buys at Speer Hammocks! Normally on the 3.1 oz $30 bags of 900 down, we offer 10% off on orders over $300. For orders over $600 (20 bags), we offer 20% off! Here’s the way it works out:

    1-9 bags regular price $30/bag
    10-19 bags, 10% off—that’s $27/bag
    +20 bags, 20% off—that’s $24/bag

    Orders can be filled & shipped in 1-3 days. Delivery in US is via Priority Mail—expect 1-3 business day delivery.

    Be sure & call to get the discounts. Let me know if you need any more info.

    Happy Holidays….Ed"


    So, I guess the question is; anybody want to order some down? I will be happy to organize, sort, and ship. No extra cost, I just ask that all buyers pay for the shipping of the down to them; priority mail seems the cheapest.

    Obviously, 20+ bags is the target. If, we have enough interested buyers I'm down for 6, or maybe 8 bags. I'm assuming all are in the same holiday boat with me (no extra $$$), so I'm thinking this would be a good New Year Resolution; make more stuff!
    Last edited by Cannibal; 12-18-2008 at 14:05. Reason: grammar, puncuation, and spelling...oh my!
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    Talking Sweet!

    I'll take 3 bags. Let me know how and when.
    Last edited by lenle01; 12-18-2008 at 11:57. Reason: wanted more

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    I'm up for 4, possibly 5 depending on whether we hit the 20 bag target.


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    Dang he raised his price from $26. Not that it is a bad deal at 30, but I am glad i bought 7 at trail days when he gave another 10% OFF. You can pencil me in for 4 if you can get the 20. Will we have to pay shipping 2x? Once to you and then again to each person. it may nix the savings. I think brave people organize group buys.
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    I'll wait to get a consensus on the timing, but I'm thinking early to mid January.
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    at this rate you should ask how much 40 bags are
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    Dang! Looks like we are already close to the 20 bag threshold; cool!

    As my holiday gift to the forum, I'll eat the shipping to me. Just pay me for your share of the down and the shipping to you. Fair?

    Currently:
    all lowball figures to be conservative.

    Cannibal: 6
    lenle01: 3
    NCPatrick: 4
    Dutch: 4

    Don't think I won't be asking if we make 40!
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    I'm interesed but "Christmas Poor"
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
    "Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
    "What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
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    I'm in for 6 bags.

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    Thanks Cannibal for volunteering for the group buy thang.


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