Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: High desert of Eastern WA, USA
Placed order for slightly used chain defense buffer on ebay. Order confirmed, card billed. A few minutes later email arrived, seller cancelled order, charge refunded to card. Like I said, interesting, and frustrating.
Just In Time inventory is nice for the supplier, save vendors from having lots of money tied up in inventory that may or may not sell when they want it to, but it always means that someone along the line can be held hostage for those parts until they arrive at the distributor, wholesaler, or retailer. I've always disliked JIT inventory. Bean counters go ballistic if you try to squirrel away a few parts you know you'll need or be able to sell soon. Shipping companies like JIT, keeps them in business.
I'll go back to watching ebay for another used one. Experiment with gick to repair the old one (hockey puck, marine tex, pine sap, something should work) And wait for the new one to arrive in May.
Why did the old one wear like it did? I'm at least the third owner so I can only guess that a previous owner ran the chain too tight. The rib down the top is totally gone, there's a hole the size of a dime in the center of the bottom run a few inched back from the front--that one makes be scratch my head.
Back to kitchen remodel for my kid.
JathkaJoe 2006 DL1000