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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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This may be long , I will get to the point . I will mention no names , unless it comes to that via your responses . I , like lots of you buy stuff for my bike online . Most of what I am looking for , when I ask my dealer , he looks puzzled , and baffled . So its online I go . I have purchased stuff from 6-7 different Vic Vendors so far . 3 of them have been stellar , and I have gone back for more ... A few more , not so great . Let me reflect , The 3 that are great , I get an immediate Emailed invoice , with all info you can imagine on it with a invoice # and confirmation of received order . Usually , within an hour or two , I will receive a shipping confirmation with tracking info . Wow , who would have thought ! Some of the better Vendors also show "in stock" quantities for their items right next to them , this I also like . The better vendors too , will provide info such as B/O , and delayed shipping items and ask how you would like to proceed . You see for me , its all about communication , and the most info the Vendor provides to me . When I pay I use Paypal primarily , so I'm actually laying out MY cash for the product , NOT charging it , and when , say you lay out 800.00 for some pipes , You want to know when you are getting them and all pertinent info there in . Certain Vendors have no interest in communication , and these guys leave me bewildered and pissed . This has happened more than I like to admit , and I'm sure I am not alone . How these guys stay in business is a mystery to me . I would like to know what's important to you guys when ordering online . I'm cutting this short , because its already too long , and I will be happy to bloviate more if anybody responds , suffice to say I'm eager to hear your online tales , good or bad . I am not looking to openly bash anyone , no names need be mentioned .

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Exactly the same as you. Tell me more info than I want to know. Thats good comunacation. .

If your hidding, not showing, not answering, not updating, then your not wanting my money. PERIOD.

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Good communication is a must, reasonable delivery time & good quality. Nothing worse than paying top dollar for crap.

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Lets name some names for those wondering or on the fence.
These guys for highway pegs. Wife got them for me but they were the wrong floorboard style. Contacted them and got the mounts for the correct floor mounts. The mounts are well made machined aluminum, they put some thought in this. The pegs themselves weren't much to talk about but for the price no complaints and after a year they still look just as good as the day they went on, so much for "looks".
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Victory HID, I haven't bought from them but the information that CrossRoads was willing to share made my getting the factory HID the right color for my eyes to work well with. Even though he knew what I wanted CR was in for the long haul on questions and good info. I had to take it and use it properly as with all information, but it saved a lot of trial and error. If you need a whiter headlight for the 12 HID, then give a pm and I can direct you to one. My eyes just didn't do well with the cool color from the factory.
Witchdoctor, haven't pulled the trigger on anything yet. They are pretty quick to respond to questions and seem straight up. I will be going with them on some items.
I'm not really into modding the bike but some things just make the ride better.
Corbin was a disappointment for me. Great product but slow results. I like what I ended up with but it was trying, Just beware if you use them. Some have nothing but love for them, but my experience wasn't so grand. FWIW
People put faith in vendors to have a good product for their money. If a brick and mortar were around that had what I wanted and the info these guys hand out, I'd use them even if the price was a bit higher. Not going to fret over $20-$30 if I can lay hands on it. Nothing in my area seems close. Still need to make the trip to Strokers and see what they are all about, but that is about all I have any hope for.
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Corbin was a disappointment for me. Great product but slow results. I like what I ended up with but it was trying, Just beware if you use them. Some have nothing but love for them, but my experience wasn't so grand. FWIW
I haven't bought a Corbin in a while, but their customer service has been lacking for as long as I've used them. They always get me what I want, but I'm always a little suspect I will due to their unenthusiastic responses on the phone. I bought a windscreen from Cee Bailey's earlier this year and again had a customer service rep that seemed as if I was interrupting his Facebook time to take an order. Again, he ended up doing fine after I convinced him to talk to the old codger in the back who actually makes the things.

I think it's just the progressive nature of overpopulation. No one knows anyone anymore or seems to care to. Just look at all the bizarre hateful crap that goes on between us supposedly dedicated Vic owners on this very site. Normally, I'm apt to meet and ride with people from forums, but the way some of the people on this one behave, you'd think they were just let out of the pen.

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I ordered from the witchdoctor for the first time during his twelve days of Christmas sale. it was a great experience. instant email after submitting order then shipping information the next day. I would recommend the witchdoctor. it is a great product also. i can't wait to instal the easy check dip stick.
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I too have had nothing but good with WD , he keeps you informed of everything , lots of correspondence and fast shipping . I have emailed him 20 times for basic product info , quick response every time ... Priceless .

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I bought my timing wheel at WD earlier in the year and just ordered 2 items from his 12 days sale. I will continue to buy what I want there if he has it.
I also got in on the DGD sale and got a personal phone call when I mentioned on here that I was thinking about getting another Dawg Tag. He seems to have matched up my purchase with the phone number on my original purchase. Today I got the new tag matched up with my 4V so I returned the tool he sent to get the tag synched with the bike.

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It all comes down to a motto I use as a business owner...bending over backwards is great exercise when conducting business.

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All good points. Business owners and business workers need to be a special breed. Especially when doing business with afficionados, passionate, knowledgeable equipment owners.

I could never do it, and would not enjoy doing it.
But I greatly appreciate those who do this and do it well.

Communication is the key. Second right after knowing your product and knowing what it can be used on and with.

In the motorcycle world you rarely run up against a completely stock bike. Knowing if your product will work with the myriads of other aftermarket gizmos has to be very trying.

I ordered something from the local Vic dealer (Jack's Custom Cycle). The lady went to great trouble to ensure it would work for me. Going back and talking to a mechanic, asking questions about floor boards and pegs. Getting the VIN number, showing me pictures. If it does not fit, it would be hard to fault her or Jack's.

Since I bought a used 9 year old motorcycle, and I am not familiar with Vic's, I have no idea what is stock and what is not on my own bike.

Kudo's to Jack's Custom Cycles and to Janet.

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