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Old 10-08-2019, 04:18 PM #16
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why do people buy gobi over other roof racks? Don't they have that crossbar that's welded in vs a straight basket rack like Baja or ARB? Kind of blocks the use of long objects since that cross bar gets in the way
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I participated in the last Gobi Group Buy back in December 2018. I thought it was a great deal compared to other racks on the market and also received my rack quicker than expected opposed to all the horror stories you hear on the internetz. Gobi did communicate well with emails from order confirmation, invoicing and a generic "Your rack is in queue and expect delivery this month". These racks are custom built and not on the shelf inventory so don't expect Gobi to ship within a week. If you're an instant gratification magic pill type then move along nothing to see here.

Should this thread be in the Group Buy section?
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I participated in the last Gobi Group Buy back in December 2018. I thought it was a great deal compared to other racks on the market and also received my rack quicker than expected opposed to all the horror stories you hear on the internetz. Gobi did communicate well with emails from order confirmation, invoicing and a generic "Your rack is in queue and expect delivery this month". These racks are custom built and not on the shelf inventory so don't expect Gobi to ship within a week. If you're an instant gratification magic pill type then move along nothing to see here.

Should this thread be in the Group Buy section?
On the flip side Gobi chooses to $#!T on some people like myself. No Communication, no returned calls, no product after months of waiting. I hope it works out for all those brave enough to get involved but just remember you're rolling the dice.

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Not to bring up the ol' Gobi drama, especially as I had one on my previous 4Runner and as I'm a big supporter of their product and quality (and not their customer service or business practices), but last time there was a group buy, I believe a lot of buyers' had racks taking up to a year to get received and some received after people placing normal orders.

Just going based on memory here though, so maybe I just misread.
If people really knew, about gobi. they would STAY FAR AWAY....
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If people really knew, about gobi. they would STAY FAR AWAY....
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care to elaborate ?
I could be wrong but I'm assuming they're referring to Gobi's practice of sending cease and desist letters to any small shop making low profile basket type roof racks.

They're kind of like the Apple of the roof rack world: threatening lawsuits with "patent infringements" on things such as curved corners and other super basic features that shouldn't be patentable.

I don't have any links or sources for this information, just what I've seen on this forum with regards to previous discussions on why people are highly against Gobi.

It sucks because, in my opinion, the Gobi rack is the only roof rack that doesn't look like utter, hideous trash on top of the 4Runner.
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When I was at Gobi the other week I had a chance to ask them about a group buy for the forums and they were down. If you think you'd be interested leave a note and I'm going to send them a ballpark estimate, and they'll give me offers that I'll post up on the official group buy.
Interested! Thanks for reaching out to them.
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