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Old July 18th, 2019, 05:00 AM
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Badger tops

Ready to pull the trigger for a new soft top on 94 but unable to contact Badger. Couple calls last week, always leaving message, couple more first of this week. Their web page contact and my droid phone continue to be at odds. Any ideas if they are out on hiatus, some great foreign rally, or well deserved holiday? I'm hopeing they are not really that "backed up."
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Old July 18th, 2019, 05:55 AM
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They stay backed up.
Did you try an email?
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Old July 18th, 2019, 06:33 AM
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I reached Badger (Chris) last week by phone. Problem right now has been the brutal temps up here so he's been in the shop really early pumping our tops and having to stop early. He just ordered up AC for his workshop. Which as I told him will arrive after the temperatures drop.....
Email works great. As does sending him a PM on FB.
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Old July 18th, 2019, 06:33 AM
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, "they" is one guy, Chris Laws. He sews all day and yes he lets it ring rather than stopping in the middle of a seam. Badger is one man and he's an artisan. I think its important that people understand that.
He has a waiting list/ backlog of tops etc he needs to make @ any given time. By getting on that list customers are acknowledging that Badger products is the absolute best available for their truck they
Are willing to wait.
There are other options for the owner who didn't plan ahead and needs a top now
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Old July 18th, 2019, 06:49 AM
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I appreciate the clarification, thank you.
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Old July 18th, 2019, 08:40 AM
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Do you still have a tickford?
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, "they" is one guy, Chris Laws.
So "we" know...
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Old July 18th, 2019, 10:16 AM
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There are other options for the owner who didn't plan ahead and needs a top now

I don't think the guy needs a haircut for not knowing Badger has a waitlist. I certainly didn't know before my first.
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The A/C unit (25,000 btu and 220) appears to be arriving this Saturday and it is suppose to be wicked hot! The next step is lifting it upstairs with a forklift as they say it weighs 140 lbs. Once it is in then it will take a few days to cool the shop. So looking forward to it.
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Seems most of the country is being hit with this heat wave.
We are traveling cross country all weekend- may adjust the plan to running @ night.
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It has been said many times, but bears repeating -- a Badger top is well worth both the money, and the wait time!
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Nawh, but if "we" did:

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It has been sipped many times, but beers repeating -- a Badger brew is well worth both the money, and the wait time!
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I don't think the guy needs a haircut for not knowing Badger has a waitlist. I certainly didn't know before my first drink.
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I appreciate the clarification, the glass is crystal clear. thank you.
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Do you still have a Bottle-O tickford?
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Seems most of the country is being hit with this heat wave.
We are traveling cross country all weekend- may adjust the plan to drinking only @ night.
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, "they" is one guy, Chris Laws. He sews all day and yes he lets it ring rather than stopping in the middle of a seam. Badger is one man and he's an artisan. I think its important that people understand that.
He has a waiting list/ backlog of tops etc he needs to make @ any given time. By getting on that list customers are acknowledging that Badger products is the absolute best available for their truck they
Are willing to wait.
There are other options for the owner who didn't plan ahead and needs a top now
Never quite understood the businesses that don't bend the "supply" to the "demand"

While I have heard, and am confident that Chris is an artist, I am sure he could train and apprentice and have people do some of the less technical work.

That would allow him to accept more orders, sell more tops, and probably be way less stressed....
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I think that is much easier said than done.
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I think that is much easier said than done.
Considering he is the only one making that level top, you may well be correct!
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Never quite understood the businesses that don't bend the "supply" to the "demand"

While I have heard, and am confident that Chris is an artist, I am sure he could train and apprentice and have people do some of the less technical work.

That would allow him to accept more orders, sell more tops, and probably be way less stressed....
Never mind
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Never quite understood the businesses that don't bend the "supply" to the "demand"

While I have heard, and am confident that Chris is an artist, I am sure he could train and apprentice and have people do some of the less technical work.

That would allow him to accept more orders, sell more tops, and probably be way less stressed....
I've known Chris for over twenty years.

He's hired people and it hasn't worked out. What he does is specialized and he has very high standards.

Others have tried to copy his product. But nobody can match the quality.
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Never quite understood the businesses that don't bend the "supply" to the "demand"

, I am sure he could train and apprentice and have people do some of the less technical work.

That would allow him to accept more orders, sell more tops, and probably be way less stressed....
you are sure of this based on what experience? Chris will be thrilled to learn you've solved all his problems in one post.
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