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Old 01-29-2004, 12:39 AM
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Question (CLOSED) CZ Stage 1 Group Buy

**Edited 2/17/04**

CanZoomer Stage 1 Group Buy, round two is in progress.

I'm opening the floor to 25 buyers, because it seems like I'm getting more and more interest. The price is $535 shipped, and there is the standard 2-3 week waiting period between payment and receipt of the goods. You are still eligible for all warranty work and software updates as well stage 2 upgrade discounts. If you want or need referrals about my trustworthiness, please contact me. Don't bother canzoomer with them, as he doesn't personally know me outside of our business relationship. Verification of GB #1 payment can be found here:

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.p...268#post249268


As of 2/17 I have 13 buyers, I expect another week or two until 12 more chime in. This buy is approved by the forum administration. I accept, and ONLY accept: paypal, cashier's check, or money orders. If you use paypal, please add %5 to cover paypal's comission. Once I get the 25th buyer, I will set the payment deadline 10 days from that date. If I do not have your money, your spot is forfeited to another buyer. I have to be stern about this to protect those who pay on time. The 2-3 weeks is bad enough, and no one wants to wait any longer because of a few stragglers. For more information or to get in, please contact me ASAP.

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Old 01-29-2004, 02:01 AM
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Dude. Don't be cheap, this chip is well worth the cost. He could easily sell it for more.
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Re: Stage 1 GB

Originally posted by epitrochoid
I just noticed today that CZ's stage one is $100 more if you buy just one.
What do you mean, you just noticed? It's not $100 more, it's $150 less! Way back a month ago, he had announced that for orders placed after Jan 1 or so, the price was increasing from $500 for the orders placed before Jan. to $750. It's only this week that he has revised that down to $600.

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Old 01-29-2004, 08:28 AM
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that's great, but I'm offering to go through alot of work to help some people out without asking for anything in return. if you're in, you're in. if not then please reserve your comments for another time.
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That was rude epitro!

Gord was right on the money. If you would take just a moment of your time and read some of the other posts, you would understand.
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Uhhh...no. In the posts about the pricing change CZ himself mentioned the possibility of group buys for $500. Why are you all offended that someone wants to do the legwork to set it up? $100 not spent on the Stage 1, no matter how deserving it may be, is $100 that can be spent on an exhaust, or gas for more driving.

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I'm not offended by wanting to save money, that is why I ordered mine before the cut off date that was noted.. It is obvious that he has not read the entire thread or he would know that the new price was $750 until yesterday.

Gord just pointed that out and in return was told to mind his own business. Maybe I'm too thin skinned.
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what the hell is everyone's problem? Get off epitrochoid's back. If CZ see's that there are alot that want to get in a group buy he may be willing to do one. It seems to me it would benefit us and the company that makes them. If he doesn't, it seems $600 is a fair price anyway.

I wasn't aware that the price dropped back to 600, that seems alot better than 750.
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Originally posted by zerobanger
what the hell is everyone's problem? Get off epitrochoid's back. If CZ see's that there are alot that want to get in a group buy he may be willing to do one. It seems to me it would benefit us and the company that makes them. If he doesn't, it seems $600 is a fair price anyway.

I wasn't aware that the price dropped back to 600, that seems alot better than 750.
zero - at the very same time that CZ announced that the price was being reduced from $750 to $600, he announced that for group buys of 10 units or more, the price would be $500 per unit. It's not just a possibility, it's fact.

Bravo to epitro for being quick off the mark for starting a group buy. I was just pointing out that he seemed to have missed the history of the Stage 1 pricing. He says he was about to make his purchase but noticed that the price was $100 more, which is incorrect - the single unit price is $150 LESS than it has been for the past month!

Yeah, he was kind of rude - maybe he didn't appreciate me pointing out (relatively politely, I thought) in his other thread about sliding that it was apparent that he didn't have a clue about performance driving because he was shifting in the corners! :D

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It was also probably more a reaction to the list of "Don't be a cheap bastard, pay full price!" posts rather than you specifically. I know that was true in my case :D

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epitro said it was $100 more IF you buy just one. He said nothing of the price history. Please try not to jump so quickly on people without being sure what was said.
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sorry if I offended anyone with my snippety remark. the fact that CZ's site is vauge at best, and the other info is scattered about this form makes it difficult to follow prices and updates. At any rate, $100 saved is $100 saved. If we can get 25 people together, the price drops even more.

As it turns out, I'm going to have to act as a middleman here and collect money, receive all 10 or so units, and then ship them to the buyers. Not to try and cut my reputation down, but I'd be weary about sending someone I didn't know $500 and sitting around waiting for a product. I'll see if there's something better than can be worked out, but I can think of anything just yet. I'm going to look into groupbuycenter.com
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im pretty sure you can find 10 buyers @ $500 dollar price easily. just make a thread asking if anyones interested then when you get 10 buyers alert canzoomer.
at $500 im gonna pretty damn tempted to buy it but ive been saving for coilovers.
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some more info..

In actuality its not a really a group buy, more like buy 10 and get a bulk discount. I would have to collect payment and receive and ship the units. After shipping the final price would probably be no more than $520. I'm not at all looking to make a profit here, I just want my stage 1 for $500 :D

i looked into groupbuycenter, but it doesn't offer any advantages as far as payment goes. and it costs money to advertise on there. it looks like if i want to do this, then there's two ways to go about it

1. i'd have to arrange all buyers to paypal me the money at or around the same date (no one wants to wait with $500 out of their pocket while X more people sign up), and then I will send the order to CZ.

2. I can place a dutch auction on ebay, this way, buyers are fully protected through paypal/ebay. this would raise the price a few bucks to cover listing fees. the auction wont be private but if the interest is heavy enough, I'll list more than 10 units.

I can't front $5000, sorry. if anyone's got any ideas about making the transaction more secure for the buyers, let me know.

If you think you'd be interested shoot me a PM. If i get 10 people willing to do this I'll place the order right away. i'll probably put a listing on ebay and see what comes of it. for club members, ill be sure you get yours for $500.
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Make sure you understand ALL the costs. My unit ended up costing $566 total after my bank added a fee for out of Country transactions, and variations in the exchange rate, shipping, etc.
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good point, thanks

THE UNITS ARE $500 BEFORE TAX, EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES, SHIPPING AND ANY OTHER FEES INCURRED!!
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Originally posted by epitrochoid
the fact that CZ's site is vauge at best, and the other info is scattered about this form makes it difficult to follow prices and updates.
this will all be changing soon is all i am obliged to say.


as for the group buy i am getting my car hopefully in a week or so and i will look at my financing to see if i can afford to get in on this buy or not.
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Originally posted by epitrochoid
good point, thanks

THE UNITS ARE $500 BEFORE TAX, EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES, SHIPPING AND ANY OTHER FEES INCURRED!!
yea i think 520 is going to be a bit unrealistic.

500 before shipping from canada. i do think if you ship 10 in at a time shipping is going to be a lot less.

but then you have to reship them. time and money.

let me know if i can help.

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Well i am in Texas and if is posible sign me on just have to know how much it will be on my door.. thanks is a great idea...
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Im in i was waiting for someone esle to hit the market,but 500 bucks is cheap.Let me know when you get a final solution.
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Wtf is a aa87 my wtf no turbo is gone!!!
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And you may want to check on importing when the $$ value goes over a certain point. Not sure but this may cost even more.
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edit added in first post ^
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Aight im fixed now, man i dont know where that aa 78 nonsence came from.
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I'm in, sent you a pm.

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