As I thought may be the case, it all went away quickly. I guess that is to say, cancer is good for business! [That’s a joke people, lighten up.]
In any event, we’re out of cane. That was quite a buying spree people went on in January. As of Feb 4, we have exactly ZERO Standard bundles in either warehouse. There are 5 bundles of XL at the NJ warehouse and 10 XL’s in Seattle. Those will undoubtedly be gone within a week. Thus, for now, all we will have to offer will be the 6′ bundles.
The docs have cleared me to go spend ten days or so abroad so I will be in China in March selecting more poles. Those will land in Seattle sometime in May. At this time I don’t know if we will be re-socking the NJ warehouse; I just don’t think that there will be enough poles in China for me to select from given the late date of my order.
I want to emphasis that this is a relatively short-term issue. There are no reasons why we shouldn’t have enough cane by May to supply everyone through 2014 and by 2015 we should be back to full strength.
Until this next ship comes in, I will simply create a “wait list” and we’ll ship everyone’s orders out as soon as we get our hands on the shipment in the spring. But please note that the 6′ poles we have are perfectly good poles. They are “A-grade” poles that I selected, they are Standard size diameter (2-2.5″) and hey, if we can win a Super Bowl with a 5′ 10″ quarterback, then you can build a rod out of 6′ poles, eh?
The poles in these bundles started as Standard 12′ and have been cut in half; they are marked so that you can match up the tip and butt as you please. They come 4 poles (that equals 8 pieces) to a bundle for $110. These bundles can ship UPS to your doorstep and we can ship from either warehouse so the average shipping around the country is about $40/bundle. We’ve got plenty of these bundles, enough to weather the storm.
As always, let me know if you have questions. And … a big THANK YOU! to all of those who have called/written to lend support during my health issues detailed below. I appreciate any and all forms of support. Everything helps!!