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Are they actually going to support us by offering a product for our platform? Been asking for five years. :confused:

Welcome, but I gotta ask why?
 

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Trailblazer / Envoy Group Buy Offer


Bushwacker Has Listened To The trailvoy.com Community
Official Fender Flare Group Buy Offer

Greetings!

After months of requests for Trailblazer/Envoy Fender Flares on our Facebook page and through our Customer Care department, we've come up with great solution that will provide you with a Fender Flare for your SUV -

A One-Time-Only Group Buy Special Offer!

We're very excited to get this offer going, but we need a few details from you first to determine the style of flare everyone wants, tire coverage and other essential details. Please follow the link below to access the survey. If there are any questions you can post them in the survey or here in this forum thread.

This is a limited time offer, so please fill out the survey by August 31st to guarantee your enrollment in the Group Buy.

Survey Link
http://bushwacker.polldaddy.com/s/chevrolet-trailblazer-envoy-fender-flare-survey
 

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<sigh>

"We will require a minimum down payment of $250.00 (via Paypal) and a minimum of 250 individual down payments per vehicle style (Trailblazer or Envoy) before we start the process of developing and manufacturing a Fender Flare for your vehicle. Will this prevent you from participating in this group buy"


I highly doubt we will be able to get 250 people involved in this......
 

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250 quantity order requirement

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"We will require a minimum down payment of $250.00 (via Paypal) and a minimum of 250 individual down payments per vehicle style (Trailblazer or Envoy) before we start the process of developing and manufacturing a Fender Flare for your vehicle. Will this prevent you from participating in this group buy"


I highly doubt we will be able to get 250 people involved in this......

Me007gold -

Based on enthusiasm from the community and the exclusive discount price, we're hoping this Group Buy offer will push up and over the 250 order requirement per vehicle with no issues. Since this will be only opportunity for the Trailblazer and/or Envoy to get Fender Flares from Bushwacker, we're optimistic many of you will sign up.
 

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I am hoping too, but the high number of enrollments, the short notice(for people to get the cash together) and that no matter what style is decided a bunch of people are going to be disappointed, its all working against us. Ill keep my fingers crossed
 

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I am hoping too, but the high number of enrollments, the short notice(for people to get the cash together) and that no matter what style is decided a bunch of people are going to be disappointed, its all working against us. Ill keep my fingers crossed
I would tend to agree with you on this... the short notice is really the killer IMO...

I'm also kinda surprised that there is an ask for money before the product is even developed... now I know that there are R&D costs associated with bringing new products to market, but if you want to get people interested, I'm thinking that you've gotta get the product out there first with the first adopters and then you'll be able to "sell" the remaining people who may be "sitting on the fence"...

At the end of the day, the $250 being asked to fork over for something they've never seen isn't "chump change" to many people... :m2:
 

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I would tend to agree with you on this... the short notice is really the killer IMO...

I'm also kinda surprised that there is an ask for money before the product is even developed... now I know that there are R&D costs associated with bringing new products to market, but if you want to get people interested, I'm thinking that you've gotta get the product out there first with the first adopters and then you'll be able to "sell" the remaining people who may be "sitting on the fence"...

At the end of the day, the $250 being asked to fork over for something they've never seen isn't "chump change" to many people... :m2:
The whole reason behind the money is, We went to them, they didnt come to us. So now they are telling us to put our money where our mouth is.
 

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...We went to them, they didnt come to us....
Ummmm, many of us went to them with a request 4-5 years ago, WHILE THE PLATFORM WAS STILL IN PRODUCTION. Their read of the market was that there would be insufficient interest for Bushwacker to invest the time in R&D and a product roll-out. Fair enough.

Meanwhile, we have aggressive offroaders in states with "cover your tire" regulations who couldn't sit still and fab something up with paper mache. So we were forced to find alternatives, which I've posted about. They're ugly, if you care about appearance.

I don't believe there are 250 trailvoy members who would need the product even if it was on the market for $250 today, but be it far from me to spoil the market test.
 

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I'm supposed to be excited about having to come up with that much money within a limited time frame?

If youre gonna sell them, then just sell them.

1.5 million Trailblazers were produced. Probably 3-million or more total Trailvoys, and we have to get together on a group buy?

By far, not anywhere near the convenient and easy things I've found on this site so far.
 

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Momma said it was the thought that counts....







Too bad this will remain a thought... 250x$250 buy in will never happen. I'd bet dollars to donuts
 

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Ok this is how this came about:

Monday morning meeting
Economy sucks, Bushwacker sales are slipping
Young guy looking to climb the ranks
Realizes that people other than jeeps and full size trucks might need/want them
Mentions that the Trailvoy guys were very interested in flares
Lightbulb lights up
Let's offer a 1 time only group buy with a window of 2 weeks to get the people/money
Big Boss dude says make it happen, lets get these desperate fools to seperate with their money quickly.
 

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Family of five. No way can I come up with that kinda money to toss out "in hopes of".

I'll need them within a year or two, but then again at that much money, I think I might just do a search to see what idea The Roadie had.:yes:
 

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Hello everyone

Just a quick update to some of your questions - I've updated the Group Buy thread with an updated FAQ. It should address most of your concerns.

We've been working out every detail possible to get a Fender Flare for the Trailblazer with the least amount of road blocks. For some of you, the pricing just won't work despite splitting the cost into two steps, up to 90 days apart, and providing a big discount.

We know we are late to the party, but we're optimistic that there's lots of you still out there based on the repeated requests and the growing off-road market. Despite the otherwise stagnent economy, off-road products are booming and we'd like to be there to support the Trailblazer community's requests for Fender Flares. Its a new test market for Bushwacker, so any support you can offer will only foster the growth of more custom aftermarket accessories from other manufacturers.
 

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I'm happy that you have found a possible Way to make some Fender Flares for our Trailvoys! Tire coverage is the only Way for me to go with bigger (wider) tires/rims and being street legal! Hopefully it is possible to get the 250 groupbuy members together. Could you post the amount of members that have taken already the Survey? Maybe you could place a counter on your website for that.. Just an idea.
That maybe pushs some members to take the Chance.
Regards Karsten
 

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@Karo - We'll update everyone on the survey next week. We're making progress.... The bottom line, if you want Bushwacker Fender Flares get the word out and get other forum members interested too!

This is a unique community group buy- one time only offer at fantastic pricing to support all of the Trailblazer / Envoy owners that told us to make them flares.
 
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