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Hey guys...I've update the first post with all those that have paid. As always if your name is not on that list please let me ASAP.

I'm out of town for the weekend so won't have time to go over the list until Monday, I have to make sure that all the payments for AUS/NZ/Europe are properly accounted for in reference to shipping. I will do so on Monday and fire off any questions to individuals if I need to.

This gives any stragglers a couple of days, I have received a couple of emails for extensions and I've granted those.
 

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I'm glad to see these selling as well as they are. Especially with the efforts you've put in, George. Hopefully this means more to come in the future.

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I'm glad to see these selling as well as they are. Especially with the efforts you've put in, George. Hopefully this means more to come in the future.

- Dustin -
Yes this is doing very well. However, I've gone out of my way to spruke this like mad over the last 2 weeks on every relevant forum and Facebook page I could come across. I even PM'd everyone who voted in the old thread.

I can tell you in planning this that our 'ideal' target for this group buy was to sell around 35 units. So 29 units sold + a few people George is waiting for them to pay is fantastic (will appear on the list soon).

Based on this I can say there is a good chance that a few months down the road we might go ahead with the door window rubber seals and I know we'll get way more sales from those seals.

BTW I have to say the vast majority of the Celica-GTS forum community are totally unhelpful, boring and their forum is a waste of space. Fatwa on Celica-GTS
 

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Josh...if the door seals do happen it won't be for a while as they are more expensive than the hatch seal and the interest in those is nowhere close to the hatch seal. If and when that happens the only way it will is if people pre-pay prior to the group buy and then wait for prototype, production and deliver...which means months. I took a big risk on this product paying for production prior to collecting funds, I did it to show people that I do have interest in these products and if people have interest and buy them I will continue to make more products. But none of this stuff is cheap and the door seals will easily be in the $200 to $220/pair range, I took a calcutated risk on these seals but will not do the same with the door sales. The lack of interest is diminishing my confidence that I can break even any time soon.
 

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Josh...if the door seals do happen it won't be for a while as they are more expensive than the hatch seal and the interest in those is nowhere close to the hatch seal. If and when that happens the only way it will is if people pre-pay prior to the group buy and then wait for prototype, production and deliver...which means months. I took a big risk on this product paying for production prior to collecting funds, I did it to show people that I do have interest in these products and if people have interest and buy them I will continue to make more products. But none of this stuff is cheap and the door seals will easily be in the $200 to $220/pair range, I took a calcutated risk on these seals but will not do the same with the door sales. The lack of interest is diminishing my confidence that I can break even any time soon.
Ok fare enough but remember I haven't spruked the door seals on any forums or Facebook pages yet so that might explain why there's such a lower amount of interest.

Look to be fair you only gave this group buy 2 weeks when in reality we should have given it over a month because many people are paid monthly and many members only login once a month.

Therefore, considering we've sold over 30 units in 2 weeks and our target was 35 that's pretty damn good in the scheme of things.

Depending on my financial situation in a few months I might be willing to put down an order for say 10 units to help subsidise your cost and I’ll sell them on Ebay or something.
 

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Ok fare enough but remember I haven't spruked the door seals on any forums or Facebook pages yet so that might explain why there's such a lower amount of interest.

Look to be fair you only gave this group buy 2 weeks when in reality we should have given it over a month because many people are paid monthly and many members only login once a month.

Therefore, considering we've sold over 30 units in 2 weeks and our target was 35 that's pretty damn good in the scheme of things.

Depending on my financial situation in a few months I might be willing to put down an order for say 10 units to help subsidise your cost and I’ll sell them on Ebay or something.
This may apply to other people as well but I did not express interest in the door seals because I put a higher priority on the hatch seals. i also want the a/c kit if it happens. I myself am still recovering financially from my supra resto and purchase a third "want" item right now is not possible. I am sure otbers are the same way with these upcoming projects, your recent rad group buy etc.

If I were you, I would feel out interest in the new year
 

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Look to be fair you only gave this group buy 2 weeks when in reality we should have given it over a month because many people are paid monthly and many members only login once a month.
I wish there was another way but letting the group buy go for 1 month wasn't an option Josh. I paid for 80 sets well before I even put the group buy up, today I had to also pay for over 80 sets of 85 Spoiler trim. We all know that 80% of group buy participants pay at the very end and that just wasn't doable...the money had to come from somewhere. In early July I posted that I'm waiting for shipping info and I will shortly post the group buy so it should NOT have been a shock...people had AMPLE time to prepare for this.

I also advised people who can't pay up to contact me and let me know so we can work out alternatives...so there is NO reason anyone should have missed out on this because it was a 2 week group buy.

If I were you, I would feel out interest in the new year
Agreed buddy...maybe even close to tax season when people are expecting refunds.

Just sent payment. Glad I saw this in time.
Got it...thanks...
 

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I wish there was another way but letting the group buy go for 1 month wasn't an option Josh. I paid for 80 sets well before I even put the group buy up, today I had to also pay for over 80 sets of 85 Spoiler trim. We all know that 80% of group buy participants pay at the very end and that just wasn't doable...the money had to come from somewhere. In early July I posted that I'm waiting for shipping info and I will shortly post the group buy so it should NOT have been a shock...people had AMPLE time to prepare for this.

I also advised people who can't pay up to contact me and let me know so we can work out alternatives...so there is NO reason anyone should have missed out on this because it was a 2 week group buy.



Agreed buddy...maybe even close to tax season when people are expecting refunds.



Got it...thanks...
Man I'm not trying to insult you I'm just saying my points; this group buy did 'alright'.
 

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Hahah...no insult taken at all. If there was there would have been some serious ass kicking going on. Just wanted to make it clear why I only kept it open for 2 weeks as you are 100% right...it's not the norm and relatively short open period.
How many more people are you waiting on to pay still?
 

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Just 2 but they are from North America so doesn't delay things for anyone else. I was out of town all weekend so didn't have time to go through all the Australian/NZ orders to ensure all shipping payments were properly applied. I'll settle that all by tomorrow night and we'll start shipping those out and getting the rest to me here.
 

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Ok...verified and everyone that has paid should be on the list. If you are not please let me know ASAP. In terms of the Australian/NZ orders, I only have 2 people who are splitting shipping and that's: Mr Ed and Steeko...is this correct? I never did get an email/pm from you two stating this, I saw you post up on this thread but before I ship out PLEASE confirm 100% that I am shipping Steeko 2 units and Mr. Ed is getting his from there?
 

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yes, send both to me and I will forward on Mr Eds to him.


thanks again
 
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