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Old 05-11-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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Pointing out RS vendors who have expensive products

Is it a good idea?

I'm thankful for this forum and I know how important RS sponsors are. But it boggles my mind when some sponsors post products with super high prices with the claim of quality and service. I don't want to shit on any of the sponsors threads, but it's is it ok to point out there are much more reasonable options elsewhere? This might educate the sponsor and anyone who views the offering.

To the people who only read the first post and FAIL:

Alright. Question answered

My point want not to start a campaign, but to raise awareness that a lower price (quality & service unknown - upto the buyer to research) could be/is available. Kind of like Shell on Main & 2nd is having free gas compared to shell on Main & 5th is at 140.9

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No. Now Fuck off.

Actually.... go riiiiight ahead. See what happens

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Well, expensive is a relative term. In the vendor's perspective they are charging the customers on what they believe is the proper price for their service. If you find their prices unreasonable, you can simply disregard their ads. I don't think you need to start a campaign against them.
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They can post what ever fuck price they want and it's your choice to buy it or not.
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I don't find any of the sponsors prices unreasonable, certain members of Revscene are just cheap fucks who are unwilling to pay for quality work or parts.
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Alright. Question answered

My point want not to start a campaign, but to raise awareness that a lower price (quality & service unknown - upto the buyer to research) could be/is available. Kind of like Shell on Main & 2nd is having free gas compared to shell on Main & 5th is at 140.9

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I don't find any of the sponsors prices unreasonable, certain members of Revscene are just cheap fucks who are unwilling to pay for quality work or parts.
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I think you're free to let the sponsors know of other deals you've found and let them be the judge, but you don't have to post it as a new thread.

I could start a thread for every single sponsor, and post links of how chinadude123 has a better price on ebay, but that wouldn't really go anywhere..

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My point want not to start a campaign, but to raise awareness that a lower price (quality & service unknown - upto the buyer to research) could be/is available. Kind of like Shell on Main & 2nd is having free gas compared to shell on Main & 5th is at 140.9

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RS sponsor price on head lights: $175 + local support

eBay price - $130 + $20 shipping + tax + duty + time to drive to pick it up and maybe drop another $60 on supposedly cheap American gas

Yeah. I got better things to do.
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It's not really appropriate. They keep pay fees to advertise in RS. Why would you want to shit on them?

If you find deals elsewhere. You may share it. But don't make this a redflagdeals.

I understand it's a competitive market. The sponsors can take their marketing money elsewhere too.
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Support our sponsers which pay for the site so we have shit to post and look at while working and at school. Fuck Ebay too much of a hassle like bcrdukes said.

If you are wondering about the pricing stop being a lazy ass and search for the best pricing your self. Thats personally one of my favorite things when buying someone ...
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If you are wondering about the pricing stop being a lazy ass and search for the best pricing your self. Thats personally one of my favorite things when buying someone ...
Tell me about it.. I HATE getting a bad price when I buy someone.

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I think you're free to let the sponsors know of other deals you've found and let them be the judge, but you don't have to post it as a new thread.

I could start a thread for every single sponsor, and post links of how chinadude123 has a better price on ebay, but that wouldn't really go anywhere..
I wasn't going to start a new thread or "HOT DEAL's" thread but rather post in the same thread the sponsor started. Also, I wasn't going to compare to buying on ebay or w/e. Wanted to post local deals or all inclusive rates for south of the border deals.


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I understand it's a competitive market. The sponsors can take their marketing money elsewhere too.
Exactly why I started this thread.

Seems my original post was unclear.
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Tell me about it.. I HATE getting a bad price when I buy someone.

I'm on sale this weekend. RS special for Saturday only. PM for details.
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Yes, you can probably whatever you are looking for cheaper off the internet.

Tuning shops (good ones anyway) will often be able to offer the same product with a bit of a higher price, but give you a break on labor, or help you with servicing the item. If you found a lower price from another Shop, talk to the local store about it and see what they can offer. They may not meet the price, but they may be able to offer other service incentives.

I’d much rather pay a few bucks more and know that I just have to walk into a local place if I have issues, or can call up the shop to have some help with setup, whatever. Supporting the guy selling products on the internet out of his mother’s basement for next to no profit because he has no overhead is having a really negative impact on this industry.

Support local shops, buy real shit. The people who build and sell these parts have to eat too. If they aren’t making any money, they aren’t going to be making parts for your ride for long.

Edit: I realize this is a bit of a rant, but hey, I dont post often. Gotten get the rants in when I can.
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Alright. Question answered

My point want not to start a campaign, but to raise awareness that a lower price (quality & service unknown - upto the buyer to research) could be/is available. Kind of like Shell on Main & 2nd is having free gas compared to shell on Main & 5th is at 140.9

Nonetheless, my question has been answered.
There are not plentiful shops offering performance parts in the GVRD at prices significantly lower than the sponsors on RS.

There may be shops offering cheap labour rates, but comparing a ghetto shop with questionable ethics and poorly skilled mechanics to any of the sponsors is completely stupid.

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Dude, you can't compare with buying stuff online.

Example:

I paid $30 for rear Meyle rotors for my 7.

Cheapest here in Vancouver would be $110.

Things in Canada are expensive, get over it. Want a deal? Buy online. Want convenience and service? Buy local. It's pretty cut and dry to me.
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getting back to op's original question - no i dont think these opinions should be voiced. if forbes magazine has an advertisement for rolex watches, its readers may think theyre shit, but out of interest of keeping the sponsor happy forbeswould not publish an article of a reader dissing rolex. at the same time if most of forbes readers thought this, they would not allow rolex to be an advertiser and replace them with someone more tied to their demographic.

so are the sponsors tied to the demographic here? yes. do majorlity of rs'ers have a sognificant issue with them? probably not. so should we be allowed to publically ceitique them? i dont think thats fair. recommendations of local places where u had good experiences are a way to spread knowlege of good bargains without havin to badmouth any sponsors.
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RS admin's needs - sponsorship that supports the server and admin cost
RS members' needs - exclusive member deals

I totally support RS to inviting sponsors that offer exceptional products and services. That will keep the entire forum running, but members on RS do not find any exclusive benefits here. To be honest, other than the buy&sell forums, over the past 10 years, I have not yet find any monetary benefits or real discount offers as being a member of RS.

I am surprised RS has not been approached by companies that are willing to offer discounts or freebies, like many other forums have been offering downloadable coupons, local group discount, discount insurance, at least give out some free or paid STICKERS!
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RS admin's needs - sponsorship that supports the server and admin cost
RS members' needs - exclusive member deals

I totally support RS to inviting sponsors that offer exceptional products and services. That will keep the entire forum running, but members on RS do not find any exclusive benefits here. To be honest, other than the buy&sell forums, over the past 10 years, I have not yet find any monetary benefits or real discount offers as being a member of RS.

I am surprised RS has not been approached by companies that are willing to offer discounts or freebies, like many other forums have been offering downloadable coupons, local group discount, discount insurance, at least give out some free or paid STICKERS!

Interesting point. I'm part of BCMazda3 and their premium members ($10/year) get some monetary benefits at some sponsors (ie. Langley Mazda). This however, was not my point.

Example.

Vendor ABC posts LED lights (example only) for $220(example only) incl. install. I might've gotten the identical if not 98% similar LED lights from another LOCAL source for $120 installed. That is almost $100 difference.

All I wanted to do was, let the vendor know that "Hey, there are other LOCAL sources that are selling this product for $120" Then it's upto them to PM me and find out the source (kind of like price matching) OR ignore it all together. I much rather support an RS sponsor if I can than go outside. At least this way, I have given the sponsor a chance to earn my business.
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it is RS afterall, per say, if a dealer/ sponsor here offered TOTAL/ Motul synthetic oil changes for 79.99 plus tax for 4 litres and filter....

majority of RS users would be like might as well DIY at home, and save probably $20.

it is a car board afterall, we do share infos on DIY's.... most RS users would probably buy parts and do it themselves. most of us dont have an infinite budget on car modding to begin with... so we buy used parts; thats were the used parts section really comes into play. saving a couple bucks here and there on lightly used parts could probably get you a couple more parts. sometimes, 10-20 bucks here and there really adds up! not to mention, most private deals (besides buying an actual car) is tax-free, cash deals... which is another bonus. heck, if you're really modding on a budget, used parts are the way to go (well besides, brake pads and wear and tear stuff.. some used tires are ok, depends.)

only time ive seen a vendor do well is when they do the "at cost + 10%" deals...
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