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Mylar logo'd sunshades - Completed

Here's the final count:  

20 members have voted

  1. 1. Here's the final count:

    • [b]240-Z[/b]
      38
    • [b]280-Z[/b]
      4
    • [b]DATSUN[/b]
      18


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Well, interest seems to have topped out at this point, at about half of what I was told we need. I'll leave this poll open through the holiday weekend (here in the USA), and then contact the manufacturer to see what options we might have at this level (if any).

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I've closed the poll, and sent the following message to the manufacturer:

After polling the interest, the best I can come up with is around 60 or so, split thusly:

240-Z approx. 35

280-Z approx. 7

DATSUN about 20

So that's well short of the 100 total, especially so since the 280-Z doesn't meet the 20-per-logo minimum. I'd guess that some of the 280-Z people might go with a DATSUN logo if that was the only appropriate choice, but that still isn't even close to the 100 minimum.

I guess I should at least ask if there might be a possibility of a lower minimum at a higher per unit cost. But if not, I understand. Thank you for being open to this proposal, even if I couldn't make it work.

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Good news, people! Still looking possible at the lower number. Working on the details now. More news when it's available.

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Would take one (1) DATSUN for my 710 project if this becomes a reality. Did not see poll until it was closed.

Steve

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Would take one (1) DATSUN for my 710 project if this becomes a reality. Did not see poll until it was closed.

Steve

All strips would be pre-cut to the S30 windshield shape in this order. The 710 windshield would be very different and one-offs will not be available.

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If I can pull this off, the final order won't be placed until people have sent money enough to ensure that I can cover. So you don't need to have been in the poll to get one.

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I've been in touch with the manufacturer, and it looks like we'll still be OK with the smaller quantity! Still limited to a minimum of 20 for any given logo, so 260-Z is definitely a no-go, and 280-Z is iffy at this point.

As I see it now, there are two options for the 280-Z units. We have votes for 7 units now, but need 20. So we either need to find more buyers, or perhaps the 280-Z votes could move to DATSUN?

Because of the lower quantity, price will probably be $35 or $36 each, shipped. Still firming that up now. Will be three weeks manufacturing time from when I place the master order until they are shipped to me, then more time on my end while I sort and ship.

So all you who want them, get prepared to send money, it looks like it will happen!

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Time to discuss payment options. I would really rather not have to upgrade my PayPal account to accept plastic or to have this kind of dollar amount (60 x $35 = $2100) moving around. PayPal's cut is significant as well, so I'd need to build that into the pricing. I guess I will do all that if I have to, but would it be a big problem for any of you if we do this by checks and money orders instead of PayPal?

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Arne: check or money order instead of PayPal works for me. Just let me know which works better for you.

Dan

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I can send a check if that works best, I will change to Datsun from 280-Z, I would rather have 280-Z, I stated I would take 2 if that helped.

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I'm still holding out for 280-Z for those that want it, Michael. I have noted your offer to get two if needed. I'll factor that in.

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Arne,

I'm in for two of the "240Z" mylars. PM me with final price, name on the check and where to send it.

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Things are firming up.

Prices including postage in the USA - $36 for the first one, $33 each for the next two. For more than 3, or shipping outside the USA I'll try to figure it based on the number and/or destination desired. In other words:

One - $36

Two - $36 + $33 = $69

Three - $36 + $33 +$33 = $102

Four or more - ??

I'll be sending a PM shortly to all who voted in the poll or posted here in this thread with a number of questions prior to asking for the money. Things like Real name, shipping address, etc.

For anyone reading this who has not posted or voted, no problem. Just send me a PM and I'll add you to the list.

As of now, we are still looking for more orders for "280-Z", the current count is at 10, so we are half way to the minimum. If we can get a bit closer than that, I think I can figure a way to swing it.

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So far, not quite half of the people who indicated a desire have contacted me for this second (more detailed) round. Still waiting...

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Still need about half of the people who have previously indicated a desire to reply to the second phase.

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Well, the whole thing appears to be unraveling. Now that I am asking for a firmer commitment prior to the money being sent, the interested parties are far fewer. Apparently its pretty easy to vote in a poll and say, "yeah, I'd like some of that." But as we approach the money part, it appears that a number of the previous voters are unwilling to commit. No, I don't plan to name names, but I am disappointed in how this is unfolding.

Here's where we stand at this point.

First, unless some miracle happens, there won't be any 280-Z tints as I've only got commitments for a total of 3, and need 20.

Without including the 280-Z, we're still at least 15 units shy of the reduced overall minimum (60 pieces), and even the DATSUN tints are only up to 10 confirmed. So we still need an additional 15, and at least 8-10 of those need to be for DATSUN. Looks like quite a stretch, at this point.

I'm sorry, and very disappointed, people. I really wanted to make this work. But I honestly don't think it's likely to happen.

Of course, it's not to late to get in, even if you didn't vote in the original poll. Just send me a PM and we can put your request in my spreadsheet.

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What about including Hybridz on this? Is your source opposed to that for some reason?
We've been in touch with Hybridz on this, and the way we have to do it (pre-ordering a product that doesn't actually yet exist) doesn't meet Hybridz Group Buy requirements. So we can't post there.

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I'm still crunching numbers, trying to figure out a way to make it happen. I'm almost certain that we're going to have to write off the 280-Z possibility, so I'll be contacting the few 280-Z requesters to see whether they want to move to DATSUN or opt out. If we can get close I might be able to cover a few of the unsold ones myself (most likely DATSUN) to continue to sell off over time. Another option to help with that effort would be to add a buck or two to the unit price to help cover the excess. So I haven't quite given up yet, and am still scheming...

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