Sometimes during the production process, things don’t go exactly right and a sheet or two may not pass our quality control standards. Sometimes it’s an issue with our printing equipment, sometimes it’s the laminate, sometimes things get damaged in packaging or shipping, and sometimes there are defects in the raw materials we use to produce our goods. These defective products usually get added to a pile in our warehouse and maybe used for prototyping decals or other things, but occasionally a customer will come in and ask about “factory seconds” and that’s what we’re talking about here today.
You wouldn’t want to use this stuff on your truck or something that’s seen often by other people, but there are absolutely situations where a guy could benefit from having camouflage vinyl without having to worry about whether it’s a perfect wrap! We’ve had several local customers pick up sheets that have been slightly discolored or scratched up and use them to wrap stand ladders or tree stand platforms, hunting coolers, even full duck boats. Most of the time, these 2nds are still perfectly functional but they just don’t quite look right.
The thing about these 2nds is we can sell them to you for HUGE discounts! We’re talking anywhere from 25% off retail (for the better quality stuff…usually already laminated) up to as much as 80 or 90% off! The stuff in the 80-90% range is generally scrap material, color test samples, maybe vinyl that is banded due to a print issue; these are typically unlaminated but could be laminated (or spray cleared at home) for extra protection and durability.
We even have a few sheets in the pile that are perfectly fine with no damage or issues at all, some even in discontinued patterns that we haven’t sold in several years. The only reason these good sheets don’t make the retail cut is due to their age or the fact that we’ve discontinued their production and these were just left over.
So if you’re looking for a little bit of camo strictly for the purpose of concealment or protection but you don’t want to invest the time and money you’d need with a retail quality product, give us a call and ask our guys about factory seconds. Quantities are fairly limited and there are no warranties, but you could score a decent amount of camo for a very low price!
Factory seconds are only available over the phone and are sold “as is” on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions, just give us a call at 800.585.8550 or stop by our shop in Mounds, IL, to see the options first hand!