time to de-list bad vendors?
t44tq at mindspring.com
Sat Sep 14 02:52:32 EDT 2002
Considering that the vendor list seems to simply list darn near
what's the point?
Although ZZ Motors has gotten good feedback from a few people, Pete
emailed me back about some parts I wanted to buy from him. Alan at
did the same thing. I don't know why people want to turn away hundreds
dollars in business- Alan never got back to me on a parts order quote,
over $600 of parts went to Rod at The Parts Connection.
It's lack of professionalism that bugs me. I think a lot of these guys
stick to fixing cars and not running a parts business- they have a lot
about how to run a smooth operation. Rod has always done good by me, so
Tom at Euro-Car Service, Keith Anderson at Anderson Motorsport (although
had to bug him a lot) and 2Bennett (when I can reach them- man they're
Instead of dealing w/ Zymunt (which is less than 45min. from me), why
just use Clair Parts Express? They're local to you, should be able to
parts very quickly and the reduction in shipping costs should save you
a bit of money and time.
From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Brett Dikeman
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 11:50 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?
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".)
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