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We should all go to the Chicago mini and the Drainage Factory! That would be some road trip. They wouldn't know what to do with all of us. lol

If there is enough interest, I think a group buy from the Drainage Factory could be organized, the molds could then be picked up and brought here for the mini..

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Well in the terms of business sense, it does and does not make sense. Because if they did sell direct and ship from their facility, this could increase their sales quotas, which in turn would increase their profits, which also would pay for 1 to 2 guys to pack and ship the molds.

I know, I used to be 1 of 2 shipping and receivers at a very busy electronics parts supply company, many days I was the ONLY person in the warehouse shipping and receiving orders. And believe me, some of those orders were in the thousands and even some millions of dollars and were just as large as any blowmolds out there. So it could be done with minimal personell, the key is, the company or someone higher up in the chain needs to want to do it.

Until that happens, it doesn't happen and most companies, by being somewhat exclusive, end up stifling themselves by not opening up like this, then the next thing you know, another company has folded. Believe me, I've worked for quite a few companies that did just that, wanted to be exclusive, not a one of them is now in business.

Now I'm not saying that would happen here, but sometimes a company truly needs to look at a bigger picture and to get that bigger piece of the pie to stay in operation, make some changes, such as selling direct to the public and handling the shipping of their product. It's really not all that difficult and like said, could be handled with basically a skeleton crew until such time it's really turning even larger profits, where they could actually hire more "packers & shippers" if truly needed.

Guess I'll just keep an eye out in the local retailers and hope I can find what I want! Just hope this year is better than last years slim pickings!

p.s. now if Drainage wants to hire me for a packer/shipper, I'll work for BlowMolds!:giggle: But the catch is they got to pay my way up there first!:121_reindeer:

Drainage's primary business is not blow molds. I think they produce pipe for irregation and other purposes. Bill W. has been there, he can correct me if I'm wrong.

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Drainage's primary business is not blow molds. I think they produce pipe for irregation and other purposes. Bill W. has been there, he can correct me if I'm wrong.

Makes since, Drainage and pipeing, just as GF manufactures Pools and other Plastic or Foam things... Blow Molds are seasonal instead of year round, I figure BM production starts up in the Summer?

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Every time I've purchased from Drainage I've gone to the factory, but I usually combine it with other trips so I don't make the long drive just to get the molds. I'm pretty sure they'd ship but I'm not positive about that. I'm not sure what the current minimum order is.

Production is usually later than you would think, and if they don't get orders from big boxes they don't make anything and will only sell what they already have in stock. So there's a chance if you place an order, you may not get everything you want.

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If you were underwhelmed by the outside it's a good thing you didn't go inside. The orange front door will give you an idea of the 70s decorating style in the office. Once you pay for your items you go across the street to one of their other buildings and pick up the molds. There are cases and cases of molds ready to go.

I don't care what color the inside/outside of the place is and don't mind going across the street for blowmolds!

I say...... lets all show up there buy a bunch of blowmolds!!

Whos got a big truck? LoL

Edited by cartoonracoon

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Guest Matilda

I don't care what color the inside/outside of the place is and don't mind going across the street for blowmolds!

I say...... lets all show up there buy a bunch of blowmolds!!

Whos got a big truck? LoL

Fred can get one at work.... What's the plan? LOL :D

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I don't care what color the inside/outside of the place is and don't mind going across the street for blowmolds!

I say...... lets all show up there buy a bunch of blowmolds!!

Whos got a big truck? LoL

I got a truck and a trailer. Lets go road trip sounds fun! Tom

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I got a truck and a trailer. Lets go road trip sounds fun! Tom

Tom who has shotgun and what happens with all the other riders they gonna just pile into the trailer?? LOL!

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Tom who has shotgun and what happens with all the other riders they gonna just pile into the trailer?? LOL!

That, or I can strap em to the roof. I'm sure nobody would mind a molder will do whatever it takes! tOM

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I say we use Fred's AND Tom's trucks. That way we can get MORE blow molds!!

Come on everybody chant with me blow...mold...road...trip...blow....mold....road.....trip....blow....mold...road...trip!!!

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Tom who has shotgun and what happens with all the other riders they gonna just pile into the trailer?? LOL!

We'll all fit somehow!! LMAO!!

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I say we use Fred's AND Tom's trucks. That way we can get MORE blow molds!!

Come on everybody chant with me blow...mold...road...trip...blow....mold....road.....trip....blow....mold...road...trip!!!

I ve got a SUV will tow a trailer up to 5000 lbs--anyone got an extra trailer--even more blow molds!!

Blow...mold...road...trip...blow...mold...road...trip

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Wow!

I get to ride inside the truck. I don't know how Tom and Fred's driving is. :giggle:

blow mold road trip, blow mold road trip!!

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Well do you think we should call them ahead of time and let them know that the whole blowmold forum from the PC community is going to be showing up on their doorstep for blowmolds or should we just surprize them? :giggle:

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Well do you think we should call them ahead of time and let them know that the whole blowmold forum from the PC community is going to be showing up on their doorstep for blowmolds or should we just surprize them? :giggle:

Part of me says we should call them that way they can go ahead and make up some molds.. The other part says lets surprise them.

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Ya know if you told them that carloads of blowmolders were showing up they would either get molds ready to sell ..........

or close shop for the day.

I would say actually they might sell some but maybe not i mean if enough of you went they would certainly make some money lol But it wold prob be a big NO

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Ya know if you told them that carloads of blowmolders were showing up they would either get molds ready to sell ..........

or close shop for the day.

I would say actually they might sell some but maybe not i mean if enough of you went they would certainly make some money lol But it wold prob be a big NO

I doubt they'd close shop (since they are also a "drainage & irrigation company", but I also believe they could very well say no to a load of folks popping up to buy blowmolds or they may state, that's fine, we'd be happy to sell you blowmolds, but you need to come back on this date: xx/xx/xxxx as we don't or won't sell any of our blowmold products before that date.

So it might actually be prudent to call ahead and ask before just showing up on their doorstep, and then be saddened you can't buy anything and finding out the trip was a bust, all because they may have specific release/sale dates for their blowmold lines!

Just saying...

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