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  • A Reminder for dealers and consumers...

    Just a reminder for Dealers and Consumers…..

    We at Elite are constantly striving to improve our dealer locations and product availability. However, with constant efforts come a few changes. We realize that not everyone may be familiar with our policies and practices for product purchases and/or transactions, and our forum gives us this opportunity to let dealers and consumers have a reminder of these procedures.

    Dealers: It is your responsibility to call us in advance of selling to someone outside your protected territory; this includes ALL internet sale! This is to verify that the consumer does not have a dealer with in an acceptable range. Looking this information up yourself is not allowed, you must email or call for approval! If we find you have been in violation of this policy your dealership will be in jeopardy. If you have any questions please refer to your internet policy guidelines, or give us a call.

    Consumers: Please refrain from going outside your area if you have a local dealer, we realize not everyone will have a local dealer, in which case we can point you towards the dealer closest to you, or arrange special accommodations.

    For all: MAP pricing is the lowest price you should see Elite bow sell for. If dealers are caught selling below our lowest advertised price, there will be serious repercussions. As well, Elite Archery dealers are not allowed to redistribute products to non Elite dealers. If there is a dealer you would like to recommend, or you are a potential dealer who would like more information, please email sales@elitearchery.com or give us a call.

    We appreciate all efforts on our behalf and the continued support of Elites growing business; we hope our practices and policies will be a supported effort so we can continue to watch Elite grow.

    Thank you
    Last edited by Elite_Kevin; 11-15-2008, 12:23 PM.

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    What would you consider an acceptable distance since gas is almost $4 a gallon?
    Elite Z28
    Elite Fire
    Elite GTO

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    • #3
      Well it will depend also on your areas demographics. You can always give us a call and we can look at each situation individually!
      Thank you for your input,
      Kristin

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      • #4
        Have you came to a conclusion on my question?
        Owner of:

        Pathfinder Arrow Wraps

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        • #5
          I cannot speak for Elite’s current policy; however, a year ago when I purchased my XXL and my wife’s Fire it was thirty miles one way. This was a good thing as I have a dealer 40 miles one way from me that only wants to sell PSE X forces.

          I was approved by Brad to purchase through Michael at Terminal Velocity. I purchased both Bows without ever seeing and Elite Bow. I could not be happier with the Bow or Michael. I have become friends with Michael and he will be my Elite dealer or I will not purchase Elite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          That is not the case with the dealer 40 miles from me. If the local dealer becomes my only option to purchase Elite. I will be forced to switch to BowTech or High Country.

          see post on Minnesota Dealers http://www.elitearchery.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=7670

          Joel
          Last edited by M-Tecs; 09-25-2008, 07:23 PM.
          Elite Xtreme XL 70#, 31 DL, G1 camo, 410 grain 304FPS
          Elite Fire 40#, 26 DL, target red, (wife's)

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          • #6
            For Elite to get to the level that they want to be Dealer's must be protected AND quality dealer's must be established. Good dealer's take care of their customers and have customer's for life bad one's try to sell what they want to sell and not necessarily what the customer wants. Doesn't take long for a customer to see the writing on the wall or pick up on being taken for granted.
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            • #7
              The only Elite dealer close to me was about 30 miles. I went there to shoot one and all they wanted to sell me was an X force, they had nothing good to say about Elite, so I called Micheal at Terminal Velocity and he has been awsome!
              My question to Elite, does this mean if I buy another Elite, I can't buy it from Terminal Velocity? I need to know because I am considering another bow in the near future and if I can't buy it from a dealer I trust, I may have to look elsewhere.... Matt
              2008.5 XLR
              2010 Z28
              2011 Pure
              2011 Tour

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              • #8
                Closet dealer to me, over 70 miles. I'm in Marietta, Ga. Full draw outdoors is the closest. I have never even held an Elite, but would consider ordering from someone with alot of experiance with Elite(Terminal Velocity) please PM if this would be OK.

                Thanks, James
                2010 GT500 MAX1 70/30

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mfr22@msn.com View Post
                  My question to Elite, does this mean if I buy another Elite, I can't buy it from Terminal Velocity? I need to know because I am considering another bow in the near future and if I can't buy it from a dealer I trust, I may have to look elsewhere.... Matt
                  Matt you and I have several things in common. We are both going to be purchase another bow soon and we share the same local dealer. Where we differ is that if I am forced to use the local dealer there is no “may” in my statement. I will purchase something other than Elite.

                  To Elite, I do understand holding the dealers to the MAP price. I however, do not understand forcing the customer to use an A**hole dealer. Good bows are sold by word of mouth and by people seeing them at the range and in the field.

                  If you are going to give a dealer a protected area than they need to sell X number of bows per month or year or you will have local dealer like the one in my area having the sale of Elites locked up so they can push the PSE X Force. As of Nov 07 this dealer had only purchased two bows from Elite. They were 05 or 06 models they had on the shelf for over a year. How many Elites have they sold from Nov 07 to present? If it is less than two make me the dealer as I have sold more than them. Granted it was to myself but that make more sense than giving an A**hole dealer a protected area (that badmouths your products and only uses the protected area to sell something other than Elite).

                  Hold the dealers to the same pricing and let the customer go where they want. If you build a bow that people want you don’t need protected areas for the dealers. The dealers will line up for the privilege of selling your produce. Limit yourself to sale in protected areas you will be lucky to survive. For every one outstanding dealer there are ten marginal or poor dealers. Forcing the customer to use a poor dealer is not good business practice. Michael, Crackers and a couple of others are outstanding dealers. If I can not use them I have no further use for Elite.
                  Last edited by M-Tecs; 09-27-2008, 12:46 AM.
                  Elite Xtreme XL 70#, 31 DL, G1 camo, 410 grain 304FPS
                  Elite Fire 40#, 26 DL, target red, (wife's)

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                  • #10
                    Hope your kidding

                    I bought a Z28 a couple of weeks ago and fell in love. I have liked everything about this company until I heard this bone headed deal. OK the closest dealer to me is three hours away and I made that drive to buy the Z28. I drive an F-250 and it almost cost as much in gas as it did to buy the bow. So, now I want the GT 500 as well and decided to buy it. My family is going on vacation to a city that sells elite. My plan after talking to them was to buy the GT 500 while I was there. Win for me Win for Elite. But now I am being told like a third grader where I can buy and not buy your product. I dont think so. Might be time to chang companies again.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bowpilot View Post
                      I bought a Z28 a couple of weeks ago and fell in love. I have liked everything about this company until I heard this bone headed deal. OK the closest dealer to me is three hours away and I made that drive to buy the Z28. I drive an F-250 and it almost cost as much in gas as it did to buy the bow. So, now I want the GT 500 as well and decided to buy it. My family is going on vacation to a city that sells elite. My plan after talking to them was to buy the GT 500 while I was there. Win for me Win for Elite. But now I am being told like a third grader where I can buy and not buy your product. I dont think so. Might be time to chang companies again.
                      If you want to drive you can go to any dealer you want i'd think. Just not order from another dealer out of area to ship to you.

                      Kristen is this right?
                      2010 GT500 MAX1 70/30

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                      • #12
                        You can walk in to any shop anywhere you want and buy an Elite. If you want to do it over the phone or internet and not visit the shop in person, you can not have a local dealer and must get it authorized through Elite.

                        If your local dealer is a bum, then call Elite and tell them the situation and maybe you'll get a better dealer or they will make an exception for you. It does little good to jump on here and start complaing about something you've not tried to resolve yourself one on one with Elite.
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                        Pathfinder Arrow Wraps

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                        • #13
                          I would say open up the dealerships to all pro shops and let the pro shop stand or fall on thier own merits.So , if you have dealer A selling 5 bows a year and dealer B 15miles away selling 60 bows a year there must be a good reason i.e. customer service.Therefore dealer B will be selling more product which is good for ELITE,plus you will have a proshop that is representing ELITE in a good light.I'snt that what we need.
                          GT500 NINJA

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                          • #14
                            You guys have it good

                            Hello All

                            I wish we had it as good as you guys here in Australia. I live on the West coast of Australia. My nearest Elite dealer is on the east coast. About 2000mile by air (nearly 3000miles in car) away. One way thats 4 to 5hrs in a plane and days by car. The airline ticket costs near enough to the same price as you guys pay for the bow (about 2/3 anyway)

                            My only option is internet or mail order. This policy shafts us here big time. These bows sell in Australia for about $1150 AUD. (About $940 USD at today fx rate) It costs about $50 USD to post from the US and almost the same to post across australia. Therefore you can compare bow price with bow price.

                            I can not try before I buy and I pay more for the privelege.

                            All that being said I love my GTO and Elite have been great to deal with. Will I buy another Elite? Hopefully, but time will tell because I will not be ripped off by a distribution agreement in Australia.

                            Happy shooting all.

                            Cheers

                            Adrian
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                            Elite GTO G1 Camo 70# 30" Draw
                            Pearson Spoiler ZX 70#
                            York CNC 75# 31"

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                            • #15
                              My closest dealer is also a bum. Not interested in selling Elite at all because in his OPINION they wont sell good. I have friend in Mass,(over 4 hours away) that has a shop and ELITE allowed me to order from them. I dont agree with the protected area and I have seen how badly it can effect sales for a company. There is a Mathews dealer in the area that is protected and his dealership is a joke. EVERYTIME you go in there someone else new is there and doesnt have a clue. I have a friend that could sell 50-75 Mathews a year but he cant have them. Doesnt make alot of sense to me but whatever.
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