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    Forum Member sturbridge's Avatar
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    Will Countron be invited to the next debut?

    Will you be repeating the Synik debut and having Countron select a few lucky winners to review the new items?
    Proud owner of: Pop Tote in cloud, Aeronaut 30 in steel/iberian, Travel Cubelet in Dawn, Travel Cubelet in Nebulous Grey , SE in steel parapack, SSB in black halcyon, Pilot in steel dyneema/steel, , Truck in Nebulous Gray, Small Zipped shop bag in black, Small Zipped shop bag in Dawn numerous pouches, 3D cubes, Q kits and straps, Cubelets and Ghost Whales!

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    Oooh good question!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sturbridge View Post
    Will you be repeating the Synik debut and having Countron select a few lucky winners to review the new items?
    Excellent timing! Darcy posted about this very thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    The Details...

    Our next debut will be on Monday, December 2nd, as is tradition. The items debuting will be in-stock and ready to ship; the short timeline doesn't allow us to take pre-orders and guarantee they'd be able to ship for delivery by or on December 24th.

    I'll post links to the product pages for the new debut items by or on Wednesday, November 27th; we'll also send out an email newsletter. I would recommend signing up on the individual product pages themselves if you'd like an email reminder that's sent the exact moment the bags are stocked on 12/2.

    First 1/2 of the debut will be stocked on Monday, December 2nd at 8:00am Pacific Time
    Second 1/2 of the debut will be stocked on Monday, December 2nd at 1:00pm Pacific Time

    A note on quantities

    We haven't been able to make quite as many of some of the debut items as we would have liked, mostly due to some delays in receiving materials. We've made a good amount, but depending on what you guys think of what we've made, we may not have made enough. We'll just have to see.

    And if that's the case -- if a bag is popular or sells out -- we try to be ready to make second production runs and restock them before 12/13 (last day for UPS Ground shipping guaranteed delivery by or on 12/24) but even that is up in the air for some of the items because we're waiting for additional materials. We will do our best to update this thread with news as we have it on 12/2 and beyond.

    Know this: if an item sells out, we will be able to make more in December (even if it's late December) or into January and February. So, there's no missing out, at least for the near future.

    Will these designs continue to be available beyond early 2020?

    Here's where things are getting interesting: our production capacity will likely remain stable, and yet Tom and Nik are designing tons of new bags. Big bags, small bags, all kinds of bags. And we're bringing in more fabrics, more colors, trying new stuff. It's a lot of fun. And at the same time, we already make a large variety of colors, fabrics, and designs for a company our size.

    We of course saw this coming, and have implemented various efforts to help us manage this. One of those efforts was the pre-order system; that system allows us to semi-retire some designs and bring them back for occasional pre-order production runs (if our data indicates it's worth the production time to do so and we have the materials necessary).

    Anyway, this is all to say: the 12/2 debuts will be available at least into early 2020 and possibly beyond. And at some point in 2020, it is likely we will retire or semi-retire some designs to make way for new designs that will be coming. We'll give plenty of heads-up before retiring any designs.

    We have one 12/2 debut item we can offer for review

    With the debuts of the Luminary and Synik backpacks, and in an effort to get even more points of view out here on the Forums in advance of our last major pre-order/debut (the Luminary), we gave away several bags to randomly chosen Forum members who pledged to author an overview/review and post it here on the Forums. We heard from many people who found those reviews helpful in determining if those packs were right for them -- or not.

    Due to various possible constraints -- like not being able to make enough stock of debut items as we'd like, amongst others -- we won't be able to offer early review bags for review for every debut. I expect it's something we can offer occasionally, depending on the debut.

    That said, we have decided we can offer *one* of the 12/2 debut items for giveaway just for fun. In other words, we're giving away just one bag, and not one of each of the new design. You made it through this wall of text, so you should be rewarded for that anyway Smilie There's really not time to review it, because the winner probably won't receive it before 12/2, so, again, this is for fun.

    Enter to receive the bag if:

    You'd like to carry a Small Cafe-shoulder-bag-like-object.
    You either really love color, or you really love all, total black.


    If that describes you, send an email to 122@tombihn.com by 11/25 @ 12:00am Pacific Time and @Countron will choose a winner the following morning. You'll receive an email regardless of whether you've been chosen by @Countron or not, but otherwise, we won't use your email addresses for anything else and of course we won't share them with anyone. Our goal will be to ship the bag to the winner so that it arrives by or on 12/2.

    We continually debate whether to do this kind of spontaneous fun thing because:
    Pro = It's fun and someone will win!
    Con = Because we’re only able to give away one bag total, the majority of people won’t be able to get a bag and some people might feel left out (even though the computer will be choosing who gets the bags!)

    Ultimately, we think the chances are that it'll be enough fun that it's worth trying this, and a chance is better than no chance! If you have feedback for us about this, or how it works, let us know here or send it to darcy@tombihn.com Our hope is that even those who aren’t selected by @Countron to get a bag will be glad for the person who did get one.

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    Wwwwaaaiiittt a minute ...

    WHAT IF @COUNTRON WINS???

    If that happens ... you better run @Countron!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrussGott View Post
    Wwwwaaaiiittt a minute ...

    WHAT IF @COUNTRON WINS???

    If that happens ... you better run @Countron!
    Hey, no threats please!
    I have a bunch of great bags. Favorite color combos include Aubergine/Island, Navy/Solar, Forest/UV, Original Halcyon/Wasabi, Cloud/Viridian... and now also Seapine/UV!

    I've fulfilled my dream of palindromic-colored nested bags! Navy/Ultraviolet Pilot with Aubergine/Island Side Effect inside: blue purple purple blue. Forest/UV A45 with Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot inside: green purple purple green.

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    Not even those kinds of threats? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harger View Post
    Not even those kinds of threats? haha
    Welcome to the Forums @Harger!
    I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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    If @Countron wins, it's a paradox of time and space and the entire universe as we know it will collapse in upon itself and cease to exist. Its a risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrussGott View Post
    Wwwwaaaiiittt a minute ...

    WHAT IF @COUNTRON WINS???

    If that happens ... you better run @Countron!
    > DELETE USR:GRUSSGOTT
    > USER: COUNTRON
    > PASS: HUNTER2
    > ERROR: INSUFFICIENT PRIVILEGES

    > THINKING
    > THINKING

    > YOU GOT OFF LUCKY THIS TIME, USR:GRUSSGOTT

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    DON'T mess with @Countron

    This is the entity that keeps track of in-stock bags, including for the new debut!!!

    Stick Out Tongue
    Last edited by G42; 11-26-2019 at 02:12 PM.
    I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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