Ready Set Go!

All,

It’s true, the bamboo is here, and there.  We are still working out a few kinks because of a new employee learning the ropes and a new distribution center.  We are sending out shipments on a limited basis right now but we will be able to start shipping all orders in the next week or two.  I’ve still got a ton of you waiting to hear from me… I know.  I’m starting to get back to folks via phone and email starting on Aug. 2.

Here’s the skinny: I’ve got a new employee named Mary, she’ll help me take orders and process papers and exciting things like that.  Our shipment to New Jersey has landed and we are commencing with shipments from that point next week.  Tim Abbott is helping get these orders out the door.  [Please note that Tim is simply helping to move our shipments, he is not sitting around going through bundles to pick out his favorite pieces.  Every order, from Seattle or Rosemont gets the next bundle off the top of the pile, no exceptions.]

We do have a new offering this year; 5-pole bales cut at 6′.  These will be perfect for those of you who don’t want a 10-pc bundle and/or who want to save on shipping (average shipping cost will be close to $45 while the average for 12′ bundles is $140).  These are in limited supply as this is a test product for us.  If all goes well, we’ll get more in 2013.

We also have a few bales of our “B” grade poles.  These will build a perfectly functional fly-rod, they just tend to have more cosmetic blemishes than our Standard “A” grade.

Here’s what we’ve got, soon to be updated on the website (as of today, if you use the order form you’ll only see the XL poles available, please give it a few days).

Small – 10 pcs/bale – 12′ x 1 7/8″ (366 cm x 48-50 mm)                                                      $210 1-4 bales                                                                                                                              $195 5+ bales

Standard – 10 pcs/bale – 12′ x 2″ (366 cm x 50-57 mm)                                                        $235 1-4 bales                                                                                                                              $215 5+ bales

XL – 8 pcs/bale – 12′ x 2 1/4″ (366 cm x 57+ mm)                                                           $210/bale

Halves – 10 pcs (5 poles, cut in half, marked for tip/butt) – 6′ x 2″ (183 cm x 50-57 mm)                             $125/bale

B-grade – 10 pcs – 12′ x 2″ (366 cm x 50-57 mm)                                                              $120/bale

Let me know if you have questions or would like to place an order.  Thank you!!!

-Andy

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2 Responses to Ready Set Go!

  1. John E. Shoff says:

    Andy:
    I filled out you order form for a bundle of “Halfs” although there was no area to fill out credit card information. The comment was “some one would contact me”. I am curious about shipping fees?
    J. Shoff

    • bambooandy says:

      Please email Mary directly for rate quotes. mary(at)bamboobroker.com
      She can also take credit card information.
      And a note to all about UPS shipping fees; these fees are PER BUNDLE. They seem to be ranging around $40-$50/bundle. Thus, ordering 3 bundles may cost you around $140 whereas shipping 3 full, 12′-bundles would cost about the same…

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