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  #41  
Old 12-08-2021, 07:34 PM
David Z David Z is offline
 
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I suspect I ordered my finish kit too early. I'm sure there's someone who will be in eager anticipation of it if I give my crating date to someone else.
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Old 12-08-2021, 11:46 PM
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I know this is a slightly different variation of the issue, but my W-710 ribs were backordered in my September delivery of the Wing. It is coming up on 3 months, and I still haven't gotten it. Latest update was that it hasn't passed QC twice. Pretty frustrated.

On another note, the order of additional parts on the website is also frustrating. No updates for over a week, and then a shipment of $36 worth of goods, with an $18 shipment, and it's unclear to me whether they even tried to combine two additional orders I had put in the meantime. I would expect with the new system, they could look up all the orders for a given customer at the time of packaging and combine them all.

Hopefully they can tell us how all this is going to improve in the new year. I understand the delays due to the global supply chain crisis, but this shouldn't stop them from over communicating, and providing some amount of relief to their customers. In the meantime, I will try to remain as patient as I can.

- Paolo
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Old 12-09-2021, 07:36 AM
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Hopefully they can tell us how all this is going to improve in the new year.
If there is one thing they do very consistently and reliably, it is telling us how things will improve.
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Old 12-09-2021, 07:49 AM
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N8DAV8R you my friend have won the internet for the day........
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Old 12-10-2021, 08:38 AM
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One correction here on my experience. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Vans had combined 4 orders into one shipment so shipment prices felt a lot more reasonable. Thanks Vans!
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Old 12-11-2021, 09:06 AM
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Well I just got charged $7.64 for my supposed 5.00 to my door 2022 calendar because I checked least expensive shipping...
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Old 12-11-2021, 09:43 AM
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Well I just got charged $7.64 for my supposed 5.00 to my door 2022 calendar because I checked least expensive shipping...
Ouch. Think of it as $1 per page….
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Old 12-11-2021, 09:45 AM
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Well I just got charged $7.64 for my supposed 5.00 to my door 2022 calendar because I checked least expensive shipping...
I would suggest you call them, this might be a mistake.
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Old 12-11-2021, 11:04 PM
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Default Kit Status Page Says "Parts Being Produced..."

...but I have my empennage kit showing up next week. Nice surprise considering I check the site almost everyday.
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Old 12-12-2021, 04:55 PM
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Does that mean that you are seeing updates to the Kit Status page? Mine has said last updated 11/9 since that time. Is yours being updated?
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