My team and I need aluminum parts as soon as possible. We know that there are authorized resellers of VEX parts such as Robot Mesh Store, but we would like to know which has the fastest delivery time.
have you seen the Vex robotics website?
Robot Mesh can only serve customers in a limited geographic region because of VEX reseller rules (California, Washington, Oregon - check their website for details). However, both Robot Mesh and VEX offer overnight delivery. You will pay a ton for it - so I’d only use that option for emergencies - like your Brain died the night before a tournament. Something like more aluminum can wait for normal shipping or you could see if a local team can make you a temporary loan. Take it from me, overnight shipping is a huge budget buster. We used a lot of it in our first year due to bad planning and just not enough experience and at the end of the year, we had wasted a ton on shipping.
Yes, I’ve seen the VEX website, but they take 6-8 weeks to ship.
It all depends on whether it is in stock or not. VEX ships Fedex right away when they can. “Ships in 8 weeks” has become a running gag since last year’s V5. Check your local reseller (find them here: https://www.vexrobotics.com/how-to-order#resellers) to see if they stock the parts you need. While many resellers keep stock on hand, especially popular stuff, some resellers don’t stock but rather just drop-ship from VEX.
Every aluminum kit we sell is currently in stock.
Unless a later ship date is specifically called out on a product page (which in this case, is not), all orders will ship same day if placed before 3 PM central.