Some of what you say may be true, however VB has always had what I want in
stock for immediate delivery. I can't say that about any other vendor I
have used (TRF, Moss, SpitBits, even BPNW). Therefore 80% of my business
has gone to VB, 15% to BPNW, and the other 5% goes to the rest of the crowd
(when they have the parts in stock). I have not had any quality issues with
them on the nearly $2K I have spent there over the past year.
VB (Long Motor Corporation) deals with many different types of automobiles
not just LBCs, and their "order takers" are just that - order takers, and
nothing more. They assume the buyer is far more knowledgeable than they are
and therefore knows what he/she wants. If they have any resident "experts"
they are more likely to be so on some of the more popular and current
vehicles (Ford, Chevy, Mazda, etc.).
'79 Spitfire (original owner)
From: mark holbrook [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 8:19 PM
To: dave jenkins
Subject: Re: dash wiring harness from vicky brit
I have to say that Vic Brit is a poor company. All
they know is part numbers, you ask a question and they
have no idea what you're talking about. TRF on the
other hand, as well as Rimmer Brothers, have great
ordering and tech knowledge. I say screw Vic Brit and
give your business to people who care about YOU and
your CAR, not profit.
--- dave jenkins <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am restoring a '75 spitfire 1500 and am
> contemplating rewiring my girl
> (haven't named her yet-- suggestions?). I am
> thinking of ordering the
> 'complete wiring harness' from Vickybrit, but it
> doesn't come with the
> dash wiring harness. Do they have one of those? I
> can't see it in the
> catalog. If not, where can I get one?
> I am going to go for the 'beige' interior, not the
> biscuit. Does the
> VickyBrit 'Complete Interior Kit' come in Beige, or
> just Biscuit and
> Sorry for asking what would be tech support
> questions of their company,
> but I can't seem to get a good answer from them, and
> I thought maybe
> someone has experience.
> ONE LAST POINT:
> As a web developer and company exec with a firm that
> e-commerce, (www.mediabang.com) I am appalled at
> (can only order catalogs). If I pushed it, I think
> I can help them
> develop an online parts ordering catalog. Imagine
> being able to enter
> your car(s) on the site, and only see parts for that
> model . . . Imagine
> being able to track orders, the site would remember
> who you are, what
> your cars have had done, etc. . . imaging being
> notified when specific
> special orders for your car(s) come online!
> I know that was kind of sales-pitchy of me. My
> point is this: if I can
> show them enough of a 'groundswell' for this, they
> might go for it. I'm
> sure we can figure out some way of discounts for all
> of those who help
> just an idea (wish) . . .
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