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Re: need UPDATE on Jamex Strut Brace Group Purchase


I somehow have been bumped from the 20v list as I have not seen any of the
e-mails.  Sorry!

Jamex USA called today and the next batch of front (and rear if you ordered
and paid for a rear bar for the CQ) bars will be shipped to us on April 29,
1999.  They should be here in Portland, Oregon by Monday.  If they arrive
next Monday, they will be shipped out next Tuesday via USPS Priority Mail.

have come in, I date stamped and numbered each envelope.  The braces are
being shipped out in the order that I have received checks.

Those who have sent payment should have received (right before this
message) a direct e-mail update from me.

The Jamex factory representative indicated that our order accounts for all
that the factory will produce for the next 6 months!  As Jamex never
anticipated such a demand, the supply is limited.  IMPORTANT: There will
NOT be enough front stress braces if everyone sends me a check.

45 people said they wanted front stress braces.  I could only get 40.
Assuming everyone that said they wanted a brace actually is willing to pay
for it, the last 5 and any second brace orders will have to wait the 6
months indicated by the Jamex factory rep.  The only other option is to pay
almost twice as much and buy one from 2Bennett, Blau, or TAP -- assuming
their inventory holds out!

To date, I have received checks for 30 front stress braces and 3 rear CQ
stress bars.  I have yet to determine what is the most fair way to collect
money for and distribute the as of yet unallocated remaining 10 front braces.

I'm partial to the first paid, first served approach, but that gives people
on the West Coast an advantage!  I'm open to suggestions, but since Ken
Keith put this together, maybe we should let him decide.

On a related note, beginning July 1, 1999, Jamex USA will NO longer sell
direct to retail customers.  All retail purchases will have to be made
thought an authorized Jamex dealer.  We hope that you will chose Ksquared
Motorsports for all your future Jamex purchases.


John Karasaki
Ksquared Motorsports

At 05:01 PM 4/27/99 -0700, Ken Keith wrote:
>Peter Schulz <schulz@ed.ray.com> wrote:
>> Ken/John:
>> THe 20vers were making some noise on the status of the
>> Jamex strut braces. I believe that below is the last message
>> that went out regarding the group purchse.
>> Can either of you update the status for the list?
>> Subject: <send your check in> Jamex Strut Brace Group Purchase
>> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 09:21:01 -0700
>The last email I sent out regarding this was sent yesterday, and is copied 
>below (I realize the q-list email addy has changed, but I think it somehow
>got  through anyway).  I also sent an email to John Karasaki yesterday,
>asking  him what the status of the group purchase is.  I haven't heard back
>from him  yet.
>As far as I know, the status is that there were 16 bars in stock, and those
> were to go to the first on the list that had checks sent in. 
>Unfortunately,  some on the list didn't have checks sent in, and some
>checks that were sent  in were not on the list.  More bars were supposed to
>be produced, and those  were to go to the rest of the participants.
>I received my bar, but I was the first one on my list.  I don't know about
>the  other 15, although I heard of at least two that received their bars.
>I'm waiting to hear from John Karasaki myself.  Since I've already got an 
>inquiry in, you may want to wait before bombarding his email 
>That's all I know at this point.  Please send responses to 
>auditude@impulsedata.net so that I can access them from both home or  work.
>From:           	Self 
>To:             	audi-20v@lists.emailsol.com, quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject:        	Jamex Strut Brace Group Purchase [was: Re: Procrastinator]
>Send reply to:  	auditude@impulsedata.net
>Date sent:      	Mon, 26 Apr 1999 16:39:06 -0700
>Rngmeister@aol.com wrote:
>> ON that note, what ever came of the group order of braces a while back? 
>> I got a confirmation that my name was on a list, but I never got
>> anything about sending a check in, when, where to send it,
>> NADA........Mysterious? Was I off the list that day or something?
>> help
>> rngmeister
>That's unfortunate.  I posted to the mother list and the 20v list.  I
>didn't send direct email to notify anyone, except for maybe one or two
>that asked specifically for the status.
>I forwarded the list of names to John Karasaki.  I thought most people
>caught the post and sent their checks in.  I recall him mentioning that
>some of the checks that came in weren't on the list, and some on the list
>didn't send checks in.
>In retrospect, a direct email via distribution list might have been better
>to prevent anyone from falling through the cracks.
>Who all missed the "send your checks in" post?
>please send the reply to auditude@impulsedata.net