Hi folks. I know there is another live thread speaking about the Fringesport and their recent ban. Politics aside, I just wanted to express appreciation and gratitude towards their business.
About 2 months ago, I ordered a Pendlay Bearing Bar from Fringesport with free shipping. The bar came within a week and it was in mint condition. Their barbell packaging was excellent. They use the standard cardboard tube with metal end caps to house the primary barbell packaging...a second thinner cardboard tube with plastic end caps. Definitely explains why the bar was in great condition.
The other companies should take note of this. I did not have to pay tax (California) and shipping with Fringesport.
I received 2 damaged bars from Rogue but their excellent customer service took care of the problem. I love Rogue, but getting damaged bars after paying California tax and UPS ground shipping, is very dissapointing. I have deck out my garage in mostly Rogue gear but I always feel like I'm taking a gamble when ordering a bar from Rogue.
Anyways, that's my 2 cents. Not a political view, but just a simple thanks to those folks at Fringesport.