Okay gents here it is:
These Group Buy's have gone incredibly and horribly wrong since as long as I can remember. I'm hoping to change all that and apply a little common sense to this madness. So here's the skinny:
I've been in contact with a company called Extreme Dimensions (Please see below):
Extreme Dimensions (Web Page)
Facebook Page (Facebook Page)
Through the course of a week, myself and a representative from Extreme Dimensions, Michael Koldus (Account Manager) have been exchanging message traffic regarding such topics as:
1.) What is the minimum quantity to produce?
2.) Do you need a donor hood?
3.) Do you require a deposit/what amount?
4.) What would be total cost including shipping CONUS?
5.) How long would it take to produce and ship?
Thus far we have identified the following requisites that will see this project through. Please see criteria identified below:
1.) 15 Orders (minimum)
2.) Yes, a galant member will need to drop off a hood to Extreme Dimension. They are located at:
Extreme Dimensions, Inc.
1920 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833
3.) 25% Deposit required (Non-Refundable) *Thats where we will be rolling the dice on this group buy in addition to fitment/shipping damage
4.) $500.00 for each hood. Actual shipping cost to be determined *Anyone wanna chime in on shipping cost experience from Hi-Rev
5.) Production will take 5-6 Months
In order to make this project work it will undoubtedly require teamwork and support from across the galant board membership. I firmly believe if we partner up on this and exhibit a little esprit de corps we can see this project through. Thus far I've identified the following tasks that will aid in our accomplishment of the mission:
- A donor hood from a galant member residing close to Fullerton, CA
- An agreement on what hood we want. There is no splitting down the middle, its either JDM or stock.
- A member to check on production weekly *No if and or buts about this badboy. We're not going to be taken for a ride so this has to happen
- A member to check fitment on the very first hood to ensure fitment/function
- Assign TurboNegro roundhouse family members duties if the milk turns out to be sour
I've given Extreme Dimensions a few requirements during the course of our discussion. They are cited below:
- Weekly updates via Email
- 3 Photos a week once the project begins
- Permission for a member to visit their facility once a week to verify status of production
*I'm considering having Extreme Dimensions sign a legal binding contract with our 15 buyers prior to the deposit
*I have left out one concern thus far and thats method of payment. I remember a member being charged twice on either their Debit or Credit Card regarding the Hi-Rev fiasco. I do like the Credit Card option myself personally however I request input from our membership. I may have left out other particulars and if so lets discuss this in detail.
In summary, I believe we as a board can see this project through but we must pull our collective resources together and figure out this project together. I think I have a 65% solution here however what caused the other Group Buy's to fail? If we can address those previous failures and maintain a no bullshit posture with Extreme Dimensions I think we can pull this off. Lets talk about this gents.