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Badger Airbrush's CEO Birthday Sale (Ken55)

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Badger Airbrush's CEO Birthday Sale (Ken55)
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 10:49 AM

Back around the first of the year Badger posted a sale offering a special price on any airbrush in celebration of their CEO's 55th birthday.   It was available through their website and things checked out.   Rule Number 1 was be patient.

My patience has worn thin.  Four months later I'm still waiting.   Post a question to Badger's Customer Service -- and they say 'Check Facebook'.

For those among us who decline to use Facebook, what are we to do?  Follow-up emails have been less than forthcoming.   They seem to have bitten off more than they can chew. 

Has anyone else who partook of the sale received their airbrush orders?

Where is my Sotar?

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 11:06 AM

You made me curious, and I found this update.

Don't worry, it is a link to a facebook post, but you should be able to read it without actually having to log in to Facebook. I also happen to vehnemently dislike Facebook, and am very careful about links. This one looks ok to me. (expected it to force me to create an account to read it, it didn't)

Looks like Badger bit off more than they can chew, at their own admission. That is, if this is all legit. Good luck.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 4:40 PM

You’re not alone. Ordered mine in January before the deadline. Still waiting for mine....

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 6:10 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
You’re not alone. Ordered mine in January before the deadline. Still waiting for mine....

I'm curious, how did you guys find out about this to begin with? If I read the link I posted right, I think they said something about 7,000 backorders on one model alone re this offer?

Wow!

-Greg

  • Member since
    March, 2008
Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 6:36 PM

This is the first that I have heard of this too, but I bet lots of us will be paying close attention next January.........

I hope everyone gets sorted out.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 6:38 PM

I got an email.  I have dealt w/ Badger previously.   They have performed warranty service on several brushes I own 

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 6:49 PM

I believe this was a one time special promotion, not an annual promotion Caveman. It was a 55th Birthday promotion. The special promotion was advertised back in December or something like that. The deadline was something in lines of mid January.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 7:10 PM

Here's a link to a more recent FB post (April 4) with some more news.

Back tracking further, it appears that problems with one of their milling machines set production back. 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 10:58 PM

I ordered one Jan 20th and just received it 4/26 (Hemi Day!)

Thanks,

John

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, May 09, 2019 8:12 AM
I'm still waiting for my Sotar. I emailed them and they curtly said they will email me when shipped...still waiting for the email as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by Zeon Zum Deikun on Thursday, May 09, 2019 11:46 PM

Received an email a week ago on my Patriot order...

"Greetings from Badger Air-Brush Co.,

 
We apologize for delays in the shipment of your H55B airbrush. Based on current production progress your airbrush should be shipped on or before the week of May 20th. I hope you have a great day!
 
Happy Airbrushing!"
 
So hopefully your order will be coming soon.
  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:36 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

You’re not alone. Ordered mine in January before the deadline. Still waiting for mine....

 

Same here.  Not having an Amazon-like portal where one could view order status is a real hinderance.  I remember the e-mail in January saying something like: Due to the volume expect a few weeks for delivery, but sheesh.  It's been months now.

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:19 AM

It needs to be realized that companies like Badger, Iwata, Grex all of them are relatively small. There aren't hundreds or thousands of employees. There are ususally a under 50 and many times significantly less. They are SMALL operations, all the manufacture is overseas and the offices and warehouse is manned by as few persons as can be gotten by with. The marketing may look slick and give a big coroprate feel but that is their job. I've dealt with these companies and most local grocery stores have more employees than them and their headquarters footprint is only a few thosand square feet. No wonder Badger couldn't keep up, they still operate like it's the 70's and 80's. Love the equipment but the company is like a doughnut shop more than it is like IBM.

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    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:12 AM

I didn't partake but I can't find a badger 105-1 anywhere. It's a shame too because I am ready to upgrade so I guess I'll look for another brand.

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2019
Posted by Fesan on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:41 AM

Tickmagnet

I didn't partake but I can't find a badger 105-1 anywhere. It's a shame too because I am ready to upgrade so I guess I'll look for another brand.

 

ordered mine from USA airbrush supply its on back order but last email was next friday their shipment of them should be in to ship me mine.

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:51 PM

Fesan

 

 
Tickmagnet

I didn't partake but I can't find a badger 105-1 anywhere. It's a shame too because I am ready to upgrade so I guess I'll look for another brand.

 

 

 

ordered mine from USA airbrush supply its on back order but last email was next friday their shipment of them should be in to ship me mine.

 

 

That‘s the airbrush I ordered. I got mine for less than $65 with shipping through the 55th birthday promotion.

  • Member since
    April, 2019
Posted by Fesan on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:54 PM

Yeah i paid 90 with shipping for gun and it also came with the extra fine and general conversion kits for it.

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