||Due to the popularity of the Condor Outdoor Apparel line, we cannot
keep enough of them in stock to fulfill our customer orders. In fact, we
can't keep up with the pre-orders either; in speaking with Condor,
they've advised me that 2 pre-orders for the
Condor "SUMMIT" Soft Shell Jacket have already been sold out
and the next available shipment for our company is January 2011.
is frustrating not only for our customers, but for us as vendors of the
In speaking with other vendors across the nation, I'm finding out
that this is a nationwide issue and shortages of these items are
rampant. Part of this is due to (per the Condor reps) the Chinese
government handing out 0% interest loans to it's people which, in turn,
allowed many people to move out of the textile industry. The other issue
is that a great deal of people working in production have moved to
Shanghai for "Expo
2010" (the 2010 World Expo) which has greatly impacted production
capabilities. They've also assured me that production is "slowly"
improving with "eight factories" working on their product line.
In short, there is no quick remedy for this issue. We share in your
frustration because, let's face it, these are great jackets and Condor
produces a quality line of products, and we can't seem to keep them in
For what I can, I personally apologize for these delays. I hope that
the system in place is sufficient for the time being.
Ed - Owner, The OPS Deck