Originally Posted by GeeTwo
My experience has been that if I need something from the VexPro line, and it's not November to early January, it's probably out of stock. We have a handful; I'll check to see if we have any to spare tomorrow evening.
In VexPro's defense, that's a pretty optimal time to be sitting on low inventory due to a january kickoff, and the fact that they have to pay taxes on any unsold inventory at the end of the year. If they focused on having year round inventory, they'd be less profitable and be able to offer us less products.
Their ideal forecasting would have them ending the year with nothing at all. this is difficult obviously as what teams will order any given year has to swing wildly.
I'm certainly grateful for the awesome resources VexPRO (and the other FRC specific suppliers) offer.