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Old 01-17-2011, 07:48 PM
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Re: Visualgarage.com shark fin antenna group buy feeler!!!

they accept pay pal see if they will accept seperate pay pal payments from us...if not we need to tell them it's 50 sales today but potentaily hundreds down the road if 2760.00 in sales is not worth it to them i say we move on .we need to show suppliers we are united thats the only way we can right our own ticket 6700+ and growing!.....great effort on your part nice job.............. pattyboy
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Re: Visualgarage.com shark fin antenna group buy feeler!!!

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I had been wondering if a matte black fin would look good. I think it would be a nice complement to the finish on the cross rails. But I think I'll play it safe and go with PDM color code.
I inquired about that and was told they only have a gloss black with no metal. I liked the no metal because I am interested in the best possible performance so I ordered the glossy black then painted it matte black.
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Re: Visualgarage.com shark fin antenna group buy feeler!!!

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I was not expecting such a pathetic response on a pretty nice sized group buy.

Any suggestions???
First of all, thanks for your efforts to recruit a GB and follow up with the VG guys. They must either have some big fixed costs or maybe just don't have any leverage to get their suppliers (paint guys) to play along. Or, maybe their idea of a discount isn't the same as ours. I would think that a 50-unit order would have gotten a little bit more attention also.

That said, I'd still be interested in saving ~$10 bucks; I mean, why not. I don't have any tried and true ideas for managing the ordering and finances on the JG members' end though.

I think that if 50 customers are willing to come to them en masse, VG should step up a bit, if not on the price, then on the coordination of the buy. Idea: They give us a code and a timeframe...say 4-5 days. If we hit the target number of orders (as measured by how many people provide the code upon ordering), we get the agreed-upon discount. The downside for us is the extra few days of waiting. The downside for them is that they have to manage these orders and keep us in a group until the ordering threshold is met. I would hope that any JG'ers who said they were "in" would pony up when the time came.

This solution keeps the ordering and tracking of the incoming $$ where it belongs-- with the vendor. Open to other ideas, including looking at other vendors (but we already know that the VG product is solid and looks good).
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:57 PM
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Re: Visualgarage.com shark fin antenna group buy feeler!!!

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they accept pay pal see if they will accept seperate pay pal payments from us...if not we need to tell them it's 50 sales today but potentaily hundreds down the road if 2760.00 in sales is not worth it to them i say we move on .we need to show suppliers we are united thats the only way we can right our own ticket 6700+ and growing!.....great effort on your part nice job.............. pattyboy
I will send an email inquiring about using Paypal. That is sort of a "mass payment" if each of us just puts a note about the group buy.

Great suggestion!!! - dunno why I didn't think of that
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Say dont give me credit, your the brains behind this army i just a pvt!!!!
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Re: Visualgarage.com shark fin antenna group buy feeler!!!

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I inquired about that and was told they only have a gloss black with no metal. I liked the no metal because I am interested in the best possible performance so I ordered the glossy black then painted it matte black.
Any tips on that painting process? Or do you just go out and get a can of Rustoleum and some newspaper and cut loose? Is it installed yet and if so do you have any pics you can post?
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Any tips on that painting process? Or do you just go out and get a can of Rustoleum and some newspaper and cut loose? Is it installed yet and if so do you have any pics you can post?
Pretty much, in my case it was Krylon Ultra-Flat after scuffing up with sandpaper. My GC is expected to arrive this week.
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Pretty much, in my case it was Krylon Ultra-Flat after scuffing up with sandpaper. My GC is expected to arrive this week.
hmm I might end up doing that if I dont like the look of the painted PDM antenna.
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hmm I might end up doing that if I dont like the look of the painted PDM antenna.
Please install and photograph the Mineral Gray one first, then remove it, paint matte black and reinstall (and photograph). That should give me plenty upon which to base my decision.
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Re: Visualgarage.com shark fin antenna group buy feeler!!!

UPDATE:

VisualGarage is not wanting to work for a solution to the mass payment requirement. Here is the email I received from me suggesting PayPal payments:

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Thank you for your email.

We've done a lot of group buys over the years and have found this method to
the easiest to handle. If we had all the members pay seperately, we would
not know the final numbers of how many orders there are until everyone has
actually paid. We've had experiences when 50+ orders were supposed to be
received, but we only received less than half. Then we have to ask for more
money. Or, we could charge full price for all orders, and refund the
difference after everyone has paid, but that becomes quite hard to keep
track of.

The easiest way is to have one person on the forums to receive all the
payments through Paypal and transfer it to us directly.

Regards,
XXXXX
So......

1. Does anyone know of a company who sales a similar product?

2. How many are interested in this mass payment? Seems to be the only path with this company.

3. Are there moderators or forum president who can handle the payments so its not a 'random' member?

Open to suggestions???
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Re: Visualgarage.com shark fin antenna group buy feeler!!!

Stroked & Blown - in for the fin.
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