Dude, Amazon. I ordered Blue sea stuff and had it in my shop 18 HOURS later.I got some Ancor & Blue Sea parts and all my Victron components from Unaka Gear Co. Some was in stock or at least had a had a date for when it would be in stock. I cancelled anything that did not have an in-stock date from their distributors. They were great to work with as far as being up-front on availability and would compete on price. The remaining parts are mostly small stuff like certain fuses, fuse holders, terminals, lugs, etc. Those items are out of stock anywhere I looked. I'll probably find another brand if availability doesn't change in the next couple weeks.
One of the things that held up my swayer order thru ford was the 4 speed nuts. you dont really need those. All you really need thru ford is the bar, brackets and isolators, end links probably can be bought at rock auto.Ford rear anti-sway bar kit - 6 weeks and counting. Consistent message - backordered parts.
Wheel well liners - 4 weeks but dealer promises can get from another dealer
Mud flaps - finally gave up and ordered Weathertech versions
What do these all have in common? Should be standard on a new $50K cargo van!
Ordering a scopema from the uk. smart!Do you have a contact in the UK that can ship to you? I ordered mine from Kiravans in the UK and had them shipped to a contact there and who shipped them to me. Total time was a bit more than a week. It cost me $385 for a pair of Scopemas and shipping to the US was $145. Don't forget the driver sits on the right side over there.
Completely agree. eTrailer has been driving me crazy!Been waiting since the end of January for a stinking shower valve from Etrailer. They keep saying it will ship in "1 week" or "2 weeks" but so far it hasn't. They are holding the rest of my order hostage until this one single item comes in because I got the free shipping offer since my order was over $100. If I want the other items sooner, they said I'll need to pay shipping, lol.
Yep, I've cancelled the long-lead time items and went a different route. Trying not to use them anymore.Completely agree. eTrailer has been driving me crazy!
eTrailer prices good, promises great, results not so good. My advice - cut bait, run, pay more on Amazon (if available) but delivery dates are more accurate & reliable.
eTrailer does not stock items, they drop ship. So they rely on suppliers like Keystone automotive and then undercut the MSRP pricing as they don't actually handle the product. However, the downside is those distributors are beyond swamped and don't have the inventory or are prioritizing large pallet sized orders over single small drop ship ones.eTrailer prices good, promises great, results not so good. My advice - cut bait, run, pay more on Amazon (if available) but delivery dates are more accurate & reliable.
It's not always the case, some actually have inventory on hand, but with someone like eTrailer that has thousands of products listed, odds are most are drop shipped.Thanks for the clarification on the drop shipping. I don't think most people realize how wholesalers work for products that need frieght shipping.
So I 100% agree that not keeping you in the loop is 100% unacceptable. There is no excuse.Understood, but if an item is delayed I expect an email letting the customer know. Waiting over a month till I have, called, emailed, texted, over and over to respond is unaceptable.
Ford rear anti-sway bar kit - 6 weeks and counting. Consistent message - backordered parts.
I have a long story about this but I won't bore you with it at the moment. I'll just say that the problem most likely is the stabilizer bar. They're out almost everywhere. I would recommend giving up the wait and just go with the Helwig for an extra $75 (or whatever the difference is these days. And they're much easier to install) or keep calling around to different dealers until you find one that can get the stabilizer bar. I waited over 6 months to get all the parts in only to get the stabilizer bar last ... and by luck. When I called the dealer to complain for the thousandth time, I accidentally called the wrong dealer and that guy happened to find me a bar in two days (even though they were recently on back order for months too).One of the things that held up my swayer order thru ford was the 4 speed nuts. you dont really need those. All you really need thru ford is the bar
I checked stock at hardware stores near family, ended up doing an online order for in store pickup at a Home Depot and having my uncle in Florida send it out to me! I'm doing HPL for cabinet finishing so lots of glue in my build. Now if only my van would get here...The one thing I've found to be scarce is 3M 90 spray adhesive.