Originally Posted by cboy
So much so that personally, I would be cautious about the recent entry of SB Insider into the discussion. Some of his/her statements don't quite add up. For example, the claim that "100's" of SB workers were laid off.
If we take prior SB claims as accurate, SB was producing about 50 kits per month prior to these layoffs. After the layoffs, according to Insider, they are producing 5-7 kits per month. Doing some quick math, Insider is saying they can currently produce 7 kits a month with a total of 7 workers. If we apply that same worker-to-kit ratio, then prior to the layoffs SB would have had a total of 50 production workers. (Roughly on kit per month per worker.) So why would there have been "hundreds" of workers on the payroll to produce just 50 kits?
The other immediate problem is that one of our own member saw first hand the factory operation (seemed to be in full production) at the period in time Insider says all the cars were being made somewhere else. This needs some clarification.
These and other discrepancies might all have logical explanations. But until there is some clarity I would advise against repeating these claims or taking them as gospel. I hope Insider understands that even if he's on the up and up, due caution needs to shown here.
The Factory in miami has the capability to manufacture 25 kits a month , whole kits with no back orders, They were selling 50-60 a month for 6-7 years, not deposits , layaway plan etc. , if you went to the factory today, you'd see 10-20 kits stacked to the ceiling,The average person wouldn't know the financial turmoil by just taking a tour of the factory, it actually quite impressive to the naked eye, all they are are bodys and frames which are made there, they are collecting dust waiting for all the back ordered parts that may or not come in, Why do you think people wait 8-12 months to get their kit? The money they take in today for a deposit or someone pays off their kit , that money is used to pay the vendors for parts for a kit thats been sitting there for 6 months paid for? As Ripley Said "Believe it or not!!