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AdmAckbar13
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08/31/2020 08:21PM  
I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but if you're currently in the market for a paddle most retailers (both online and brick and mortar) are largely sold out. I've been looking to buy a new paddle for my wife for around a month and I've made several purchases online only to be told a week or two later that the item is out of stock and my order has been cancelled.

Today I decided to give Bending Branches a call directly to see if they sell paddles from their manufacturing facility in Osceola WI. Much to my delight they do and the person I spoke to said they would have my wife's paddle (and a splurge kayak paddle for myself) assembled tomorrow!

In a world where most manufacturers don't sell directly to consumers anymore it's nice to be able to go straight to the source (especially when they're local) to get the items that you need.
 
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MidwestFirecraft
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08/31/2020 08:32PM  
AdmAckbar13: "In a world where most manufacturers don't sell directly to consumers anymore it's nice to be able to go straight to the source (especially when they're local) to get the items that you need."
I agree. It is very frustrating when you call a company to order a product 20 miles from you and they tell you to order it through company x. Glad to see you can still buy a great local product from the manufacturer directly.
 
08/31/2020 09:36PM  
Nice! Good for you. Yeah, paddling....biking...private pools....you name it people are out of it. Lumber...
 
MikeinMpls
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09/01/2020 09:41AM  
Very nice. What a simple but great idea to call the facility.

I just purchased a BB Black Pearl 2. It's like a piece of art. Good luck.

Mike
 
AdmAckbar13
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09/01/2020 03:33PM  
MikeinMpls: "Very nice. What a simple but great idea to call the facility.

I just purchased a BB Black Pearl 2. It's like a piece of art. Good luck.

Mike"

I'm not sure why calling them directly didn't occur to me earlier, but I'm glad it worked out.

A Black Pearl is definitely on the wish list for the future - enjoy!
 
jhb8426
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09/01/2020 05:49PM  
I've called the BB company a number of times for various things. They've always been very helpful.
 
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