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Old 07-31-2022, 05:20 PM
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I do not know if this is a "Heads Up" or not. I placed an order with Sig for a lot of building material, Paid for it all, was then notified by Sig that most is on "Back Order" and will be in stock within 30 days. On day 36 I contacted Sig Customer Service about the status of my order only to be told that they are still waiting for supplies. I then asked for a Refund and was told that it would take 30 days to refund my money. I was then told that a "Previous Owner" has taken back control of the business. I proposed to them that I would take a Kit in exchange of the the refund which was met with their approval. I then gave them a list of kits only to be told that they too were on "Back Order", I did manage to get a kit that was not on my list plus a set of plans and some covering material. When I see these actions in the business world it usually the sign of a "Failing Business"
Has anyone else noticed this with Sig ? Over the last few decades I have built a lot of their kits and ordered a lot of other "Stuff" they always had everything in stock along with prompt delivery.
Old 08-15-2022, 12:38 PM
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I put in a order ,in April, for some dope and sanding sealer and have gotten the " waiting for the components to arrive". Hope this isn't a trend.
Old 08-15-2022, 12:44 PM
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I buy my Dope from Univair, I buy clear by the gallon colors by the quart, thinners by the gallon.
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Today (9-13-22) I checked their Website (SIG) and noticed nearly all of their RC kits are on "Back Order" ARF's the same.
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Originally Posted by Jim Dross View Post
Today (9-13-22) I checked their Website (SIG) and noticed nearly all of their RC kits are on "Back Order" ARF's the same.
Sig is not the Sig of old. The days of Maxey, Hazel, Claude and Gretz are long gone. I think the last kit they came out with was the 4*20 about fifteen years ago. Their is absolutely no innovation or new products in many years. Nothing is in stock, only showing back order. I would not send them any money, you might not see it again. I sense Doom!
Old 09-16-2022, 12:19 PM
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According to email exchanges with them it seems that they are expecting stock to come back late Sept / early Oct. Lets give them a bit of space to see if they are able to make that happen.


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Old 09-20-2022, 11:11 AM
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I was just at their factory last weekend for the Sig Fly-In. Yes there are lots of things that are out of stock. They have changed their website to reflect that the kits are sold out, which I believe are to prevent people from ordering them only to find out later that they are out of stock. They are working to fulfill orders but there are supply issues and just not enough people in my opinion. If you are wanting something in particular, you need to call and speak with someone and they will tell you whether they can ship that immediately or not, then you can decide if you want to place an order.

You have to realize that they sell worldwide, so say they manage to get 3000 Kadet Mark II' kits in stock. They will be gone instantly due to back orders, then the kit is "sold out" again. Everyone is just going to have to be patient with them. They will be back, but it is going to take time.
Old 09-21-2022, 05:20 AM
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Actually at the point the website wont let you order any kits that are out of stock. OOC, i had assumed that they make the kits there at their facility. Do they not? Do they outsource that?

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Old 09-25-2022, 12:01 PM
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I have had no issues and quick delivery of parts I ordered. They make the best ARF aircraft and kits. Love Sig....
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Old 09-27-2022, 11:23 AM
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Sig does not make ARFs. Their ARFs are made in Vietnam. Also it looks like Gator RC has taken over the distributorship of Seagull Models which are no longer shown on Sig's web site. Zero inventory on Sig RC kits which have always been made at Sig. i got to wonder if they don't have the people to make the kits, out of wood or perhaps out of money. It would be nice if they put up a notice saying what is going on. This is not a good sign of a happy company
Old 09-27-2022, 11:32 AM
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Well, if they have no money, that very large shipment of ARFS thats coming raises some question. They may have a ton of capital tied up into ARF runs, looking for proceeds to fund balsa purchases or some such.

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As the manager of a furniture store for the last 33 years I can tell you the struggle to get certain merchandise or parts is real. There are many reasons but knowing the reason wont make it come any quicker. Our world is a world of patience at this point. If patience is a problem don't order until merchandise status is checked.

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