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Old Oct 19, 2014, 02:55 AM
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3DHS - what is going on?

Hey guys,
What is going on with 3DHS? They have been out of stock on planes for what seems like a very long time now. It seems as if they are out of stock on just about everything.
I heard they were under new ownership. Can anyone clarify what is happening??

Thanks
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 06:46 AM
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I didn't hear anything and I was just at spookfest and 3dhs was there and the main sponserwas them
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 07:29 AM
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they sell a very nice product for a reasonable price, the supply of that product is slow.
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 08:27 AM
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Hey guys,
What is going on with 3DHS? They have been out of stock on planes for what seems like a very long time now. It seems as if they are out of stock on just about everything.
I heard they were under new ownership. Can anyone clarify what is happening??

Thanks
Depends on what your after? Some planes take awhile to get back in stock cause they sell fast. When new models are coming the other may be pushed out to bring in the new ones. The factory can only build so many at a time. This goes for all mfg's. I did see alot of planes in stock on the site and others out of stock. They'll be coming!

Cory
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 10:21 AM
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Joe Smith is gone......

Draw your own conclusions as the impact that may have.
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 04:07 PM
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Draw your own conclusions as the impact that may have.
yes. joe smith is gone, therefore planes are going to out of stock more. that makes sense.
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 04:48 PM
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Draw your own conclusions as the impact that may have.
Forgive my ignorance, but he was just a team pilot correct? Did he have anything to do with design? If not I see no reason for less business because a team pilot moved on.
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 07:32 PM
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ok..Thanks guys I was just curious
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 07:47 PM
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Didn't a container just come in with 60 Yaks and 108 Extra's? And from what I've read they are expecting another container in a couple months.
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 08:32 PM
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Didn't a container just come in with 60 Yaks and 108 Extra's? And from what I've read they are expecting another container in a couple months.
yep and 41 edges, which sold out in about 2 weeks I'd saying they are doing quite well.
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 09:32 PM
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yep and 41 edges, which sold out in about 2 weeks I'd saying they are doing quite well.
Being out of stock is part of the business, you can bring product over until a container gets filled and you can't fill a container until enough planes get built. If you think you want something and it's in stock you BUY it then.
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Old Oct 20, 2014, 01:09 AM
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Supply chain mgmt.

When you are OOS... you still need to have cash on hand for Accounts Payable and past history over the years should have given them seasonak sales trends on size and model. I debated this ad infinitum over at another site about not stocking 80 per cent of your advertised inventory and got alot of blow back.

It's an empirical fact that no inventory= NO CASH FLOW. Losing your best team pilot does not help in any way. Especially a Joe Smith. Now all the Wharton and Kellogg MBA's will come in and spout theory that have never run a business they have owned but I will say that EF is doing much better at Stocking ARF's than 3DHS and you don't conflate "Flying fun" with the harsh reality of NO ACCOUNTS receivable when you have depleted 85 per cent of your inventory.

Yes it is a niche business but all business that die do so form AP exceeding AR.

Get some planes guys.......Not have anything much to order is not a sound biz strategy.

Just saying and I wish these guys the best as both EF and 3DHS are the best in the industry when it comes to quality affordable product.

BTW,,,,I have more inventory in the 3DHS 58" Edge 540 available than Noll or Esprit. Check it out in the classifieds if interested!
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