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    I'm Really Confused

    As a new TVR owner, I've emailed many suppliers inquiring about parts and such. Most of them reply. Then I ask another pertinent question about the product, or pricing, or availability, and I never hear from them again. This is not an exception, but the rule. It's happened with every supplier I've contacted, and I've contacted just about all of them. One reply, then no more.
    What's the deal? Don't they want to sell me parts? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    Why don't you try calling, instead of just email? I've found that a lot of people are just either too busy or too lazy to devote the time necessary to email back and forth. If you can just give them a call, they seem to be a bit more responsive.

    ...I find this to be especially true for niche market cars/parts.

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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    Any chance they are replying but their email is ending up in your SPAM bucket? I know I get a lot of legitimate email from businesses that wind up in my SPAM folder. Just a thought.
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    The telephone is your friend when you have specific parts and diagnostic questions... imagine how many of those types of questions they get emailed everyday? It'd be in your best interest to call some of them. Just my 2¢ worth.
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    [ QUOTE ]
    ¢

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Kenny...My keyboard doesn't have one of those.
    How'd ya do that?

    I could give someone $2.00/100


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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    hold down the "alt" key and on the number pad hit 155, when you let up on the Alt key the ¢ is there. there's tons more, but most don't translate to others browsers... play around with the character map in windows, and you'll see all that's available locally to your computer.

    Oh, and thanks for noticing... I've waited a year for someone to ask how I did that. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Yes, I'm easily amused.
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    ASCII characters... old as DOS... and before.
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    I started with dos 1.0 then upgraded to 6.11 or something like that, then windows 1.0, windows 95, windows 98se (my favorite), and then xp home... kinda sucks, but useable. To continue the thread hijacking... hows Vista?
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    POOPY so far.

    Switch to XP Pro at first opp.
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    '78 Alfa Romeo Spider-undergoing surgery: O=\*/=O
    '84 300D Turbo-"Diesela"-Now my Daily: Oo|≣|oO
    '02 Toyota Camry- SWMBO's 'new-to-her' Daily. <sigh>
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    *giggle*

    I said "poopy" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
    '64 MGB, '67 Lotus Elan S-3 DHC,'69 Lotus Elan +2
    '78 Alfa Romeo Spider-undergoing surgery: O=\*/=O
    '84 300D Turbo-"Diesela"-Now my Daily: Oo|≣|oO
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] willdo... Was planning an alienware laptop after the first of the year, but I'm thinking the Alfa right now.
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    You goin' thru the fellas in Colorado for bits, yes?
    '64 MGB, '67 Lotus Elan S-3 DHC,'69 Lotus Elan +2
    '78 Alfa Romeo Spider-undergoing surgery: O=\*/=O
    '84 300D Turbo-"Diesela"-Now my Daily: Oo|≣|oO
    '02 Toyota Camry- SWMBO's 'new-to-her' Daily. <sigh>
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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    IAP and Centerline. And eBay.
    I Drank What? -Socrates 399 BC

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    Re: I'm Really Confused

    Go to The Shed... This is too O/T.
    '64 MGB, '67 Lotus Elan S-3 DHC,'69 Lotus Elan +2
    '78 Alfa Romeo Spider-undergoing surgery: O=\*/=O
    '84 300D Turbo-"Diesela"-Now my Daily: Oo|≣|oO
    '02 Toyota Camry- SWMBO's 'new-to-her' Daily. <sigh>
    Chaos & Mayhem PTY, LTD..C.I.O. & Floor Sweepervisor

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