Another Blau Story
brett at cloud9.net
Sat Jan 21 13:22:46 EST 2006
On Jan 21, 2006, at 12:41 PM, Michael Palatas wrote:
> Wouldn't you know, when they arrived, they were cheapo knockoffs,
> with aluminum conductor elements instead of the brass ones and the
> bakelite was cheap/light as well.
That's because Blau uses a lot of parts made in China for the company
licensing older Audi designs, and gets away with it by omission; I've
warned listers about it once or twice a while back. I received a
replacement coolant tank which was lettered in Chinese.
If I had known it wasn't an exact duplicate, not OEM...or seen a
clear picture, I wouldn't have bought.
Their phone system is horrendous; you have to navigate several menus
just to talk to anyone, and there really aren't THAT many people in
the place. When you hold for someone, you get a 5-10 second "hold"
and then "that extension isn't available, would you like to continue
to hold", and if you don't respond, you're hung up on.
It's a real shame that there are very few legitimate places to go
anymore for cheap parts; Shokan's been known to be difficult for over
a decade, and Blau's turned into much the same.
Don't I recall them also using photos of people's cars without
permission, with Blau windshield banners and such photoshopped in?(or
am I imagining things?)
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