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Calumet Genesis kits?

 
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Feb 05, 2010 10:49 |  #436

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Not sure what site 502 is, so I guess not.

502StreetScene

A local car forum. I assume since your screen name was hondafans you might be a car guy as well.


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Feb 05, 2010 11:46 |  #437

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I think Caumet is accidentally pissing off a couple of customers by trying to help as many as possible. i think the web site automatically sends the order to the closest store and if they are OOS, you wait. but if you call in an order and someone actually sees it, they do their best to locate one and get it out to you.

i ordered mine last thursday, they shipped them out Friday from Philly and I had them on my door step Monday afternoon. but I followed up after my order to ask for an estimated ship date.

I've ordered a bunch of things from Calumet. Everything has arrived on time. The only exception was my pocket wizards that were placed on back order. And even then when I placed my order online, it said that those items were not being shipped then and were on backorder. Never have talked to any representative on the phone and never had a reason to..


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Feb 05, 2010 14:28 |  #438

KRS ONE wrote in post #9547024 (external link)
502StreetScene

A local car forum. I assume since your screen name was hondafans you might be a car guy as well.

I'll have to check it out, as I am a car guy and want to get an s2000 once I can find a job.




  
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Feb 06, 2010 10:21 as a reply to  @ KRS ONE's post |  #439

Hi,

After months of grueling research I decided to order the Genesis 200 Watt kit. I missed the boat on the $299 price, but even at $369 felt it was the best kit for the money.

I ordered my kit on January 27th knowing the kit was back-ordered for a few weeks. I called yesterday, Feb 5th, for an update on the status of my kit and was told that Calumet had no idea when the kit's would be back in stock and I should not expect to see anything in February, that early March would be more realistic.

Now, I'm not sure whether to start the whole process over again or just wait it out. Unfortunately, I really didn't see any other kits in this price range that were comparable. I know there are many AB lovers on this forum, but the price on those units is really out of my reach.




  
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Feb 06, 2010 12:40 |  #440

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Hi,
I know there are many AB lovers on this forum, but the price on those units is really out of my reach.

not to mention they aren't any better, and most (except Bee owners themselves) will say they aren't even as good (factoring in the color shift issues and they're not digital) ;)


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Feb 06, 2010 13:22 |  #441

I think Calumet just wasn't ready for the popularity of these lights. Hopefully they can bring the supply back into line with the demand soon.


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Feb 08, 2010 10:14 |  #442

I just got mine this morning. 4 days shipped from Cali.


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Feb 09, 2010 11:36 as a reply to  @ KRS ONE's post |  #443

I still don't have a Tracking number or any word on my order.

Guess I'd better call Calumet again.




  
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Feb 09, 2010 11:50 |  #444

Bdoherty61 wrote in post #9574430 (external link)
I still don't have a Tracking number or any word on my order.

Guess I'd better call Calumet again.


even on my order page there was no tracking number. i wouldn't worry. i think they ship them from different locations and only give the employees an option to mark the order as shipped.


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Feb 09, 2010 11:54 |  #445

How long ago did you order?

Bdoherty61 wrote in post #9574430 (external link)
I still don't have a Tracking number or any word on my order.


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Feb 09, 2010 11:56 |  #446

I got an email with a tracking number when mine shipped.


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Feb 09, 2010 12:13 |  #447

KRS ONE wrote in post #9574559 (external link)
I got an email with a tracking number when mine shipped.


they didn't send me one. i thought that was the norm for them. but now I find out Calumet just doesn't like me.

;)


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Feb 09, 2010 12:36 |  #448

CosmoKid wrote in post #9574681 (external link)
they didn't send me one. i thought that was the norm for them. but now I find out Calumet just doesn't like me.

;)

It seems like it. I was very happy with the service got and it arrived on time. Weird.


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Feb 09, 2010 12:41 |  #449

KRS ONE wrote in post #9574839 (external link)
It seems like it. I was very happy with the service got and it arrived on time. Weird.


haha. i am actually very happy with the service i got. they sent me an email after i ordered just to let me know the status. it was a personal email that i never expected. they shipped my lights the day after i ordered. i didn;t care about the tracking since they shipped them on a friday from Philly so i knew they would be here on Monday.


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Feb 10, 2010 10:25 |  #450

After many calls and ordering my on Jan 15, my lights showed up yesterday.
I will make a separate post about the trouble I went through and how Calumet took care of the problem and even went one step farther to make sure I was happy and now a customer for life.


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