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Does anyone know why the top blower for shindaiwa and redmax are not being offered by http://www.alamia.com right now? We plan on buying one in a month or so from them but saw that they were not listed.
They still had the Shindaiwa last week. I don't know what happened there. It's not even listed
I thought maybe Shindaiwa had flexed their muscle in taking away mail order suppliers when I first read this. I emailed them several months back concerning this. I received a reply from them that stated they were trying to "outlaw" these sales. Anyone interested in voicing their opinion on this should contact them before Alamia and others are forced to stop selling Shindaiwa.
YEAH, THEY THREATEND TO TAKE HIS DEALERSHIP AWAY IF HE DIDN'T STOP SELLING THEM ON THE WEB. IF HE CONTINUED THE DISTUBUTOR WOULD LOSE HIS DISTRIBUTORSHIP. HE ALSO HAS PROBLEMS SELLING IN CALIFORNIA WHERE MANY TWO CYCLE ITEMS ARE ILLEGAL OR SHOULD NOT BE SOLD. (Edited) No unsponsored advertising please. Adminitrator.
I was thinking they were allowing them to sell there existing stock. That would explain why some are still available. Can someone actually confirm this? If so, email me. If Shindaiwa and others want to play this f'ing game... fine. I may have to switch brands I have purchased 6 pieces of their equipment this year! Without the likes of Alamia, I would have bought one edger and thats it!
I AM FROM THE DENVER AREA AND KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON FROM THE DISTRIBUTORS AND THAT WAS THE LAST THING I HEARD. HE USED TO NOT EVEN BE A DEALER FROM RED MAX AND WAS BUYING IT FROM OTHER DEALERS. I WOULDN'T GET MY PANTIES IN A BUNDLE ABOUT SHINDAIWA NOT WANTING TO SELL OVER THE INTERNET. SHINDAIWA HAS MADE IT CLEAR TO DEALERS THAT THEY FEEL LIKE THEY WANT TO BUILD THEIR BUSINESS WITH SERVICE. NOT SOMEONE WITH THE LOWEST PRICE. I AM A LARGE DEALER HERE IN DENVER MYSELF AND I CAN TELL YOU I CAN OUTSERVICE A ONE MAN OPERATION (HE IS THE COUNTERHELP) ANYDAY OF THE WEEK AND ACTUALLY MEET OR BEAT HIS PRICE. IT ISN'T ANYTHING AGAIST THE CUSTOMER (YOU) THE DEALER SPENDS A LOT OF MONEY INVESTING IN A COMPANY AND ITS SHINDAIWA'S WAY OF BACKING UP THE DEALER. I AM DEFINITELY NOT SAYING ALL SHINDAIWA DEALERS ARE GOOD BUT THAT IS THE REASONING BEHIND IT.
I talked to a representative from http://www.alamia.com this morning and they said that the reason why the blowers are not showing is because they are <b>OUT OF STOCK</b> and they should be getting more in Feb. I should have known that was the reason especially during the spending season.