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Old 07-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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1off motorsports no more?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news... But I think I might have been one of the last to receive 1off's HID conversion kit. I went to their Website yesterday looking for instructions on the kit, and found:


"Thank you!
We appreciate everything our family, friends, customers, vendors, have done for us and look forward to the next step in our lives.1 OFF Motorsports wants to thank all of our customers for the past 5 years for all of your business, support and friendship. It has been an amazing opportunity and a wild ride but unfortunately it is time for us to move on from this venture.
1 Off Motorsports wants to thank all of our customers for the past 5 years for all of your business, support and friendship. It has been an amazing opportunity and a wild ride but unfortunately recent circumstances out of our control has forced us to no longer be able to operate.

We appreciate everything our family, friends, customers, vendors, have done for us and look forward to the next step in our lives."

Anybody know anything different?
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Well that sucks. They seemed to sell good quality products. Sierra BMW still lists their HID units on their web site.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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So much for the "lifetime warranty" that was big part of their claim to fame....

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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these were good people that treated me right- sorry to hear this

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Old 07-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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1off motorsports no more?

Gosh, I hate that! I'm using their products and have had great luck with them. When I rode from NC to CA back in February, I stopped by their offices and met Chris. He showed me around and eveng gave me a spare HID bulb for the tool kit. I'm sorry for him, Jose' and Zack. This shitty economy is just killing all of us.

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Old 07-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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Well that certainly sucks. . ..
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #7
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Gosh, I hate that! I'm using their products and have had great luck with them. When I rode from NC to CA back in February, I stopped by their offices and met Chris. He showed me around and eveng gave me a spare HID bulb for the tool kit. I'm sorry for him, Jose' and Zack. This shitty economy is just killing all of us.

Vote carefully in November.

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Lower priced competition is probably more of an issue. Who can buy greater wholesale quantities? Check Alibaba.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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That sucks. I have their 35watt/4300 kit in the bike for the past year and love the light. It's tough out there to hussle a buck and stay in business.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #9
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Eh? Too bad

WOW,
Sorry to hear that they are no longer in business. They are a great bunch of guy's to deal with. It's a tough market place with a lot of vendors out on the net and with the economy taking a dump it's only going to get tougher.
I wish them well on the new venture..

Thanks for the 5 years of service to all us ADV riders.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:03 PM   #10
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Lower priced competition is probably more of an issue. Who can buy greater wholesale quantities? Check Alibaba.
No doubt about it, Anorak. I'm at the tail end of my career as a furniture manufacturer in NC. Back in the mid-1990s, I attended a seminar conducted by some Department of Commerce employees about how to do business in China. They had all kinds of information, pie graphs etc, about how we could make a fortune saving on labor because, at that time, it was about 50 a day. Naturally, I recognized the value but when they started talking about how to sell in China, a little voice in my head cried BS. How's a guy making 50 a day going to afford one of my products?

To date, I've laid off over 120 souls and fear I'll fail within the next year if something doesn't turn around. Stuff like that keeps me awake while Washington tells us "The private sector is fine."

These days, many of usl know the rest of that story.

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:11 PM   #11
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The private sector is fine for the Romneys of the world - oh wait, he's a politician. Sorry to see 1off is history.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:22 PM   #12
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No doubt about it, Anorak. I'm at the tail end of my career as a furniture manufacturer in NC. Back in the mid-1990s, I attended a seminar conducted by some Department of Commerce employees about how to do business in China. They had all kinds of information, pie graphs etc, about how we could make a fortune saving on labor because, at that time, it was about 50 a day. Naturally, I recognized the value but when they started talking about how to sell in China, a little voice in my head cried BS. How's a guy making 50 a day going to afford one of my products?

To date, I've laid off over 120 souls and fear I'll fail within the next year if something doesn't turn around. Stuff like that keeps me awake while Washington tells us "The private sector is fine."

These days, many of usl know the rest of that story.

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I don't think that's the case here. It looks like hid conversion kits have always come out of China. The game goes to the importer who has the lowest retail price or possibly has some sort of added value.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #13
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The private sector is fine for the Romneys of the world - oh wait, he's a politician. Sorry to see 1off is history.
At about :20 ff:

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #14
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There's a CSM for that, you know.

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I don't think that's the case here. It looks like hid conversion kits have always come out of China. The game goes to the importer who has the lowest retail price or possibly has some sort of added value.
Good customer service and reliable products are added value...
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #15
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I'm guessing shut down by Customs/DOT...I had read previously that some of their shipments from China had been blocked by Customs because aftermarket HID lights are not US legal.
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