Hey FRC Teams,
I am Kenneth from FRC 5857! Recently, there has been a shortage of bearings and our team desperately needed some. Therefore, we have been in contact with a Bearing Factory in China who is able to make the 1/2 inch Flanged Hex Bearing (comptable with Hex shaft) and the Flanged Thunderhex (13.5mm) Bearing (compatible with Thunderhex shaft). Using the same measurements from other platforms (Flanged Bearing- 0.500" Hex ID x 1.125" OD x 0.313" WD and Thunderhex 13.75mm (1/2" ThunderHex ID) x 1.125" OD x 0.313" WD) being the model FR8ZZ (general bearing model # that FRC teams use).
THE FACTORY IS SELLING THE BEARINGS FOR ABOUT $0.73 per BEARING. THE TOTAL COST OF EACH BEARING WILL BE…
$0.73 + Shipping Cost to USA + Shipping from LA to wherever you are.
Quality: The manufacturer said their bearings are typically used for Go-Carts and Electric Motorcycles along with different machinery. And the materials will come from Japan for better quality.
Arrival time frame: We have told the factory and the shipping company that we WILL NEED the bearings in the US by January 5th, 2018. They have verbally agreed. Since I am visiting China for Winter Break, I will be stopping by at the Factory to ensure the deadline can be made.
FRC Team 5857 and I WILL NOT profit from this sale. We have only started to look towards a different alternative to the current platforms for bearings. We see this as a great opportunity for teams to get cheap bearings. Since our minimum order is 5000 bearings, we would like to offer this amazing deal to all FRC Teams.
Noting: This is our first time ordering from this supplier, we have spoken with them on the phone over five times yesterday, and a few times today. Throughout the week, we have also been continuously texting each other. In my opinion, it seems like the manufacturer is trustable and can have bearings sent to the US by Jan 5th, 2019 and maintain a high quality. However, if you purchase these bearings. Please remember that we are trying our best to meet the kickoff date and produce bearings with good quality.
**We would like to have 2500 bearings “pre-ordered” or have interested, before confirming the order. We are at 1200ish right now. Please order ASAP. **