NPD dash install?

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    sceld71 Veteran Member

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    We're in the same boat, I'm waiting on a new dash. The box above was them making up for my troubles.
     
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    So they don't have a good one in stock to send you?I was told that the second run corrected some of the defects of the first run.I tried two from the first run and did not keep them.So now I have one from the second batch.So which run did yours come from?
     
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    ?? What did they give you?
     
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    The batch my dash came out of was taken off the shelf and sent back. The, I assume 3rd batch, came in from the boat and was just as bad. The next batch is going to be roughly 600 dashes. I'm assuming it will be delivered by this fall.
    I am not quoting anybody from NPD, I'm trying to read between the lines.
    Inside the box was additional parts I needed and NPD made it right with me for my troubles.
    Now, I'm playing the waiting game for the next batch of dashes.

    Which brings me to my next question, WHY can't we, as in USA, manufacture stuff like this here? WHY would it cost to much to be affordable? Thoughts?
     
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    There are many things that make American made goods expensive. Wages, labor laws, environmental compliance standards, Taxes...Many of which don't exist or lower cost overseas. Its the American way to be taxed to death and pay premium wages to un-educated / un-skilled workers.

    Must be nice to get the hook up like that!
     
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    The worse thing they could do was to say NO. I was cool with them and they were cool with me. I just kept on asking what's next, what's going to happen.
    I guess my mind set was more relaxed and I understand these parts are reproductions and come from over seas. Knowing test fitting is much harder than if they were made state side.
    I suggest calling and talking to one person every time. Good luck.
     
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    So does this mean they now have dashes in stock that fit right cause I need one. Thanks Gary
     
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    It means they DO NOT have any in stock, and the ones they had in stock were sent back for credit.
     
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    Gary, here is the info for Mr. Foster.
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    * With our first production-run, we had reports of the holes not lining up with the tabs decently-enough to access/install the screws. This problem was sporadic, not universal. However, if you purchased your dash prior to March 2014, and the holes are just too far off to deal with, please contact me at [email protected] . If you have any other questions relating to installation, please contact Shawn at [email protected], or call 1-800-368-6451 and ask for Shawn."
     
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    Ok is there any time line for good ones coming in or did the say. thanks sceld71 Gary
     

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