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Unread 01-03-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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why compasses might be taking so long to factory order

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as of Dec 1, there was 17,700 compasses in dealer inventory. This is on US sales of approx 3500 per month.

To put this in perspective, the inventory on calibers was only 15,400, and they sell 7500+ calibers per month.

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Unread 01-04-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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The dealerships in Ottawa can't keep them on their lots. Driving by the various lots in the city, I can attest to this. There are no Compass's anywhere. The dealership I bought mine from has been waiting 3 months for inventory. As soon as they get one, it's gone.
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Unread 01-04-2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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in ny/nj some dealers have 10-30 of them
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Unread 01-04-2007, 11:37 AM   #4
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Wow, it's too bad that Ontario dealers can (or want) only to trade with nearby regional dealers. I suppose freight would be an issue, but if overstocked NY State and Ontario which is less than 5 hours away by truck could trade, many Ontarians would have their Compass's by now.
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I just did a quick count around So Wi, 105 with in a 50 miles radius.
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The dealer I got our Compass from only had one in stock. He got one from a near by dealer. I think some of the dealers didn't order many of them to start with. Same deal with the Dodge Caliber AWD. As soon as they come in they are GONE.

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Unread 01-04-2007, 06:11 PM   #7
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Wow, it's too bad that Ontario dealers can (or want) only to trade with nearby regional dealers. I suppose freight would be an issue, but if overstocked NY State and Ontario which is less than 5 hours away by truck could trade, many Ontarians would have their Compass's by now.
Yes it's close, but that would be cross border and they are build to different specs, so if you factor in the cost of conversion it wouldn't be worth it for the dealer.
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Yes it's close, but that would be cross border and they are build to different specs, so if you factor in the cost of conversion it wouldn't be worth it for the dealer.
True. Didn't even think of that.
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So who does NAFTA benifit? Certainly not the PEOPLE! There I go being GRUMPY again!
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Wow, it's too bad that Ontario dealers can (or want) only to trade with nearby regional dealers. I suppose freight would be an issue, but if overstocked NY State and Ontario which is less than 5 hours away by truck could trade, many Ontarians would have their Compass's by now.

Let's not forget here that you are talking about 2 different countries.

Have you ever tried to bring anything commercial across the border? I have. The paperwork is horrendous. It is not a simple task.
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So who does NAFTA benifit? Certainly not the PEOPLE! There I go being GRUMPY again!
NAFTA only seems to help those bringing things into the U.S.

I have taken computer equipment to Canada for temporary assignment and the paper work was a killer. And, make a mistake and you are liable for 5 years and $250,000 in penalties.

Now, Toronto has been sending it's trash to Michigan for years. Large red container trucks are constantly crossing the border at Port Huron/Sarnia every day. Very little inspection. Amazing, because of NAFTA it is cheaper for them to fill in our land fills than dump in thier own small country.
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Let's not forget here that you are talking about 2 different countries.

Have you ever tried to bring anything commercial across the border? I have. The paperwork is horrendous. It is not a simple task.
Indeed. My bad.
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Indeed. My bad.
Darn Canucks anyway

Just a point of interest, I have to drive south about 10 miles to enter Canada from where I live.
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Darn Canucks anyway

Just a point of interest, I have to drive south about 10 miles to enter Canada from where I live.
LOL! I've never heard of Canada being called "The Great White South"
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The Jeep North I bought came into the lot mid December. It had been ordered by the dealership in June!
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