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Old 08-19-2008   #1
 
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I was sold a blem/2nd quality

Anyone ever had that happen. I was sold a new kayak from AlderCreek kayak sales in Portland Oregon. They never told me it was going to be a blem but it is marked 2nd quality and there is a big B melted in the side of the boat.....

Should I worry about this?

I emailed them and they haven't gotten back to me.....

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The boat is structurally fine. The only thing wrong with a Blem boat is that they have some sort of cosmetic issues.

I have paddled Blem and team boats for the past 8 years and have never had a problem.

But, blem boats are also slightly cheaper, so definitely get Alder creek to reimburse you, if possible. For example, Jackson Kayak is selling their blem boats for a $100 cheaper.
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Thanks for the reply. I did get a good deal on it. $795 to my door. I would have felt better if they would have told me though.
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Old 08-21-2008   #4
 
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Ok...I am happy, they are going to give me a free rescue vest. I do believe them when they said it was an accident I was sent a blem.

I would do business with this company again....
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[quote=rogerL1961;110405]Ok...I am happy, they are going to give me a free rescue vest.quote]

It sounds like you are getting hooked up. Rescue vests are not cheap...
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Glad to hear Alder Creek is taking care of you. There were some issues with their customer service over the last few years, as they came under new ownership/management, but I've had pretty good experiences with them.

That said, if you are going to buy gear on line and are looking for really good advice and customer service, I would suggest the Kayak Shed in Hood River (http://www.kayakshed.com/) I'm not affiliated with them, but have purchased my last 3 boats from them and they also helped me (actually did all the work) getting a replacement boat from Jackson when mine cracked. John Hart is the owner and if you ask for him, he's always glad to help out/give advice/generally be a good guy and he stands behind the products he sells.

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Wow, that's one hell of a deal. Props to that company for stepping up.

I have a Blem boat too (habitat)....I got it $100 cheaper and the only thing wrong with it was a gouge (smaller than MANY I have caused since). I've beat the living crap out of mine for two seasons...nothing wrong with a "B" (in most cases).
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good companies

still some good companies around.

Kayak store owners seem to be some of the best people as a whole. I have been very lucky dealing with everyone that I have.

The owner of the store in moab....I forget the store name...that guy was super nice........

I like my habitat.......makes me want to go creeking!
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