time to de-list bad vendors?

Mike Vitrano mv1058 at msn.com
Sat Sep 14 00:40:30 EDT 2002

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I agree with delisting vendors who "jack us Audi owners around".

Anyone who sells us chinese parts for our Audis not only ought
to be spanked, but should have their a_ _ kicked!

Columbia, TN

1991 200Q 20V

----- Original Message -----
From: Brett Dikeman
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 11:32 PM
To: Kneale Brownson; Louis A. Mulieri; quattro at audifans.com
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com; s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: time to de-list bad vendors?

At 8:10 AM -0400 9/13/02, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>I know nothing about the Zimmerman fitment, but if you find that they don't
>do the job for you, good luck on getting a refund from The Parts Bin.  I've
>been waiting since July for a refund on return of some parts they sold me
>that were not what they advertised them to be.

It is beginning to sound like the community needs to revoke its
recommendations for certain vendors.  I can't help but notice
complaints on some places just keep rolling in.  Given that many of
us spend so much time pointing people to the vendor list(which is
supposed to list helpful, friendly, inexpensive places), it seems
like several places are no longer worthy of being listed; it dilutes
the value of the parts vendor listing to keep them on there, IMHO.

My personal vote would be for removing Blau and Zygmunt, and that
they be moved to a 'not recommended' list.

My reasoning: Blau is a)overpriced b)annoying as all hell to deal
with(ever tried to reach an actual human being on anything except the
order line?  How many other voicemail systems require you to press a
number key every 20 seconds?) c)passing off chinese-made parts
without ID'ing them as such.

   Zymunt aka Bimmerparts, AKA Yet Another Website That Just Re-Ships
WorldPac...well, you all know my experience with them(shipping to the
wrong address a zillion times in a row), and at least they don't owe
me money; I've heard from two people so far waiting for refunds.

Purely as a listmember and in no official capacity, I ask the
question: who else needs to get spanked?  Anybody want to second my
Blau+Zygmunt votes?  What about The Parts Bin? (and as they say,
"Just the Facts, Ma'am".)

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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