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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Virginia
Hammock: WBBB, D.I.Y. KSSH
Insulation: H.G. & Warbonnet
Suspension: Whoopies & Dutch
I'm with dragon on this. I find it easy to expect 6 weeks for a delivery. If I need it by a certain date, I email the vendor to find out if its possible before I order.
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Boston Suburbs
Hammock: WBBB 1.1 Dbl
Tarp: Warbonnet BMJ
Insulation: Hammockgear Addict
I'm on several forums, and it amazes me how much activity is on HF, and how generally positive it manages to be.
It also amazes me how much excitement there is about the gear - from the decision to the purchase, use, and modification.
It is also amazing how many clever people have created hammocks and accessories, often sharing their designs and willingness to produce these.
A few of these people have done it so well, they have gone into business for themselves and have been producing excellent gear at high demand. I too was a bit surprised by the delays on my gear - until I started seeing all of the other purchasers here, generally very happy with their purchase.
I am now the proud owner of a great 3 season hammock home, and am already planning future purchases, which I will also go slightly nuts waiting for.
I'll just say to those purchasing for the first time, hang in there.
If you're still stressed while waiting, I have devised a plan that kind of works for me
Step 1 - I think of how desperately I'd like to be enjoying a good hang in the woods.
Step 2 - I think of the person just like me; unable to get out and enjoy a nice day in the woods... cause they're making excellent gear for others to enjoy. Success can be a curse.
Step 3 - I order early and keep in touch via email.
It's not hard and I'm grateful that I have such great gear from fellow members here - particularly when I'm such a klutz I could sew my hands together making DIY gear.
Shout out of thanks to WarbonnetGuy, StormCrow, and Dutch for the great gear and customer service. Feel free to add a couple of days to my future orders if you can get out and enjoy some time outside.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lancaster, OH
Hammock: Anything hanging in the living room
....and it keeps us very, very humble.
The HAMMOCKGEAR wife
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HOME of the Burrow, theIncubator, and the Phoenix
Last edited by thorwren; 10-26-2011 at 19:46..
I got a little heated during my first "Big item" purchase. It was nothing special, just a stock order.
Right about the time i was ready to blow and cancel my order, one of these threads popped up about the lead time and after the 100 post mark, i realized that i was closer to the front of the line than i thought and that there were 75 people behind me for something i don't have the talent to make myself.
I still get excited when making a cottage purchase, but i now expect a lead time for these hand made items.
I'm happy with a 6-8 week lead time because I'll still have it before i would if i wait to DIY
Experts are the ones who think they know everything. Geniuses are the ones who know they don't.
Gather round your hearts the tinder,
lay the oak and pine together,
kindle all that is within you with a warm and cheerful spirit.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East River, Nova Scotia
Hammock: HH Expedition
Insulation: KA Potomac UQ
Suspension: 1" webbing
PS: Still waiting for my Dutch Buckles! Just kidding, i expect them any day now.
FTR... Jacks 'R' Better LLC has a full inventory, thus same or next day shipping is the norm...
Ounces to Grams.
www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Hammock: Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7
Tarp: Zpacks Cuben Fiber
Insulation: Leigh's UQ
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: springfield, ma
Hammock: wbbb1.7 dl
Tarp: wl oldman winter
Insulation: gtpdy custom 20 oz
Suspension: whoops n buckles
With the exception of the anxiety of checking the mailbox everyday my experience has been great vendors so far have no issue telling u what's going on with the order even after u received the products again just my experience so far. we all want what we want right when we want it .... lets pray Walmart doesn't get into the hammock game...LOL..... buying from the forsale forum is another story it will take me quite a while to try that again if at all
Last edited by joejoetheduck; 10-27-2011 at 13:33..
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Old Hickory, Tn
Hammock: Henry Shires Tarp Tent
Tarp: with a tent?
Insulation: Helium down bag
depends on the vendor. When they say it is in stock but it won't ship for a week something isn't right or they are doing other things instead of taking care of their customers.
Most if not all vendors let you know upfront what the lead time is and get it out in that time
Bad service travels quicker than good service
There are times that the only way you can do something is alone – that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” ― Mark Twain
Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.
It takes time to make custom gear from start to finish.
While I would like to get everthing I order the next day, I know I is not going to happen, so I wait. If I have a drop dead date on when I need something I will contact the vendor prior to placing the order to find out the lead time for getting the product.
Right now I am waiting for a TQ I ordered knowing that I will propably not get until late Nov early Dec. I could have gotten one faster from a different vendor but I chose to get one from a certain vendor due to the features and price who told me the approx shipping time and I am happy with that.
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Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF
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