Beekeeping Boom/Bust Cycles

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Countryboy
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Re: Beekeeping Boom/Bust Cycles

Unread post by Countryboy » November 30th, 2016, 1:23 pm

Mann Lake had their Black Friday sale that is past weekend.

On Monday, they announced they were extending the Black Friday sale an additional 2 days. (weak sales?)

I placed an order Thursday or Friday. When I ordered, they had a message that said to expect 4-5 days before orders were shipped due to high volumes of orders.

My order was delivered today.

Are they on the ball getting orders shipped fast, or are sales weak and not shipping as much, so they are able to get stuff out faster?

Are bigger beekeepers not buying as much due to low honey prices? (I'm assuming big beekeepers like saving 11% on items as much as hobbyists do.)
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Re: Beekeeping Boom/Bust Cycles

Unread post by Countryboy » November 30th, 2016, 6:18 pm

I have now received 17 emails from Mann Lake from Nov 24 through today for the Black Friday Sale. (including 3 emails today telling me it is my last chance to save)

You would think that after a person just put in a $2000 order, they would stop harassing me with emails about the sale.
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Re: Beekeeping Boom/Bust Cycles

Unread post by BadBeeKeeper » December 1st, 2016, 6:42 am

Yeah, they do get a little excessive. I kind of started ignoring the machine that checks the account those go to, when it goes 'ding'.

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