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    Why has Hennessy Discontinued items?

    Im wondering why HH discontinued the racer models, and several others. Not only this, but ive seen yellow HH's. What is this all about?

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    My guess is too many models means less profit. You have to adjust to demand.
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    I recommend that you call them up and ask them! Like everybody in the hammock industry, these are very friendly people. Only diff is that, unlike virtually everybody else in the hammock industry, for whatever reason they don't use HammockForums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altruistguy View Post
    Only diff is that, unlike virtually everybody else in the hammock industry, for whatever reason they don't use HammockForums.
    I've only been here for a short time, but I definitely get the impression that only small 'cottage' & 'boutique' vendors are active here at HF. I don't know all the reasons, but here have been discussions here about Hennessey in the past. Exped is another 'big' vendor that isn't active here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altruistguy View Post
    I recommend that you call them up and ask them! Like everybody in the hammock industry, these are very friendly people. Only diff is that, unlike virtually everybody else in the hammock industry, for whatever reason they don't use HammockForums.
    Quote Originally Posted by VictoriaGuy View Post
    I've only been here for a short time, but I definitely get the impression that only small 'cottage' & 'boutique' vendors are active here at HF. I don't know all the reasons, but here have been discussions here about Hennessey in the past. Exped is another 'big' vendor that isn't active here.
    Many Americans are sick of seeing our jobs outsourced to the East.
    Many HF members prefer to keep our dollars here in the USA supporting a movement to bring back small businesses.
    Hennessy and Exped out source their manufacturing to places like Taiwan China and Korea. Is the gear just as good? Probably.

    IMO that is why these companies are not as popular, have a lower resale value and not talked about as much on HF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Many Americans are sick of seeing our jobs outsourced to the East.
    Many HF members prefer to keep our dollars here in the USA supporting a movement to bring back small businesses.
    Hennessy and Exped out source their manufacturing to places like Taiwan China and Korea. Is the gear just as good? Probably.

    IMO that is why these companies are not as popular, have a lower resale value and not about as much on HF.
    Well put OB. My sentiments exactly
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Many Americans are sick of seeing our jobs outsourced to the East.
    Many HF members prefer to keep our dollars here in the USA supporting a movement to bring back small businesses.
    Hennessy and Exped out source their manufacturing to places like Taiwan China and Korea. Is the gear just as good? Probably.

    IMO that is why these companies are not as popular, have a lower resale value and not talked about as much on HF.
    Where is the like +1 button on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Personally I don't care what your opinion is or who you buy from and you should not care about mine.
    I think I shouldn't comment more.
    This isn't the place for political discussions, or talking about 'the big picture'.

    Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobertson View Post
    Im wondering why HH discontinued the racer models, and several others. Not only this, but ive seen yellow HH's. What is this all about?
    Yes and why are 8 tracks discontinued, especially the yellow ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Many Americans are sick of seeing our jobs outsourced to the East.
    Yes Mr. Employer, even you in Canada, employment does not belong to you.

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