Seriously, does anyone think we could make this List a “club” and obtain
a discount from any parts suppliers?
Paul (and all list members),
Forgive the slightly commercial nature of this post, but it is a direct
response to a suggestion that a number of you have made regarding discounts
for list members.
I now offer all the new parts you could ever need for an E Type Jaguar, and
am currently amassing a significant used parts inventory as well. I like to
think that my prices are already competitive, given the high quality of the
products I offer, and it would be difficult therefore to offer much of a
percentage discount to any particular group. That said, I very much want to
make a gesture to list members, and I have come up with the following idea.
I will cover all mainland US UPS shipping and handling costs on any order
placed by an E Type list member that exceeds $150 in value. I like to think
list members would also take some comfort in the knowledge that I only sell
new parts that I consider to be of sufficiently high quality to be used on
my own restorations. This is significant - as there are many aftermarket
offerings out there that I wouldn’t dream of putting on my own cars.
In addition to the above, any list member that has attained the age of 60
and still owns an E Type, will get an additional 5% off any new part that I
sell - everything from carb kits to 5 speeds. Sorry Bjarn, you’re just too
young, my friend
Within the next week or so, I will have a used parts section on my webpage.
People will be able to use detailed search engines to find the precise part
they need, including accurate descriptions, prices, availability,
rebuilding costs, etc. It will basically give everyone access to my
complete inventory of used parts, and list members will automatically
qualify for a 5% discount off all advertised prices - in addition to the
free shipping and handling already mentioned.
This is not a sales gimmick, it is a sincere offer to my friends on the E