Rocky Mountain Club B5

Discussion Forums => Off-Topic => Topic started by: 92UrS4 on August 19, 2003, 10:17:19 AM

Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 19, 2003, 10:17:19 AM
I'm thinking about a mod for my B5 and RPI has it, so far for the best price, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience good or bad with them.

And no, I will not say what I have in mind.

Thanks!
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: 03Indigo on August 19, 2003, 10:26:14 AM
No experience with them, so no advice...but you got me wondering what you got planned 8)
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: kraut-sled on August 19, 2003, 12:10:09 PM
Secrets do not make friends, Jay... :roll:
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: kt037 on August 19, 2003, 11:57:25 PM
i am thinking about getting a rieger chin spoiler from them....
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: jayryan on August 20, 2003, 01:04:41 PM
Okay...RPI search here I come...
First one to find Jay's mod is B5er of the month...
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: kraut-sled on August 20, 2003, 01:08:25 PM
Found it!!!  :twisted:  :twisted:

http://www.rpiequipped.com/riegerpassat.htm

Hurry there are only 7 left!!
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 20, 2003, 02:11:16 PM
Muhahahhahaha....you will never find it!  It is not in the above link.
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: JokerUNM on August 20, 2003, 06:40:18 PM
check out what happened to the In-Pro HID Look headlights group buy on CB5.  RPI really stuck it to them..(that would include me  :) , but really  :( , well really  :evil: )
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on August 26, 2003, 09:00:13 AM
Quote from: "JokerUNM"
check out what happened to the In-Pro HID Look headlights group buy on CB5.  RPI really stuck it to them..(that would include me  :) , but really  :( , well really  :evil: )


Joker, what happened?  I couldn't find the DB5 thread.  From all that I have ever heard RPI is da bomb and has great customer service.  They are the premier speed shop in western Canada...
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: kt037 on August 26, 2003, 09:13:51 AM
they became the SOLE distributer for INPRO and jacked up the price about $100.00 and said they would no longer honor the GB.....so it was canceled

ALOT of PO'ed peeps on that deal....
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on August 26, 2003, 09:18:59 AM
Bastids!  

The ONLY one?  Is the NA or just Canada?
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: jayryan on August 27, 2003, 11:16:17 AM
Must be CAN, cause I've found InPro stuff all over the place....that was a couple days ago and I never remember to keep track of all the cool websites I go to...
Title: Anyone bought from RPI?
Post by: JokerUNM on August 27, 2003, 11:44:26 AM
North America.

We're sticking it to them though.  A little bit of healthy competition was in order.  Found a source from China...straight from Hella   :P

http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=54615

$317 shipped, as opposed to $345 in the original backed out deal, and definately hella better than $495 they are currently trying to sell them that.  

So for all I care, they can take their market analysis and .... :!:

I'm not sure how they can justify this kind of increase, I'm thinking they think they had us because they thought that they were the only source.  Well they were wrong and now somebody else is happily getting the business they could of had.



Here is the link, if you follow this hella long thread all the way through, you'll find that they weren't very cooperative with the group buy, then killed the deal we were trying to do through a different distributor.(Eurohaus)

http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51127

So from now on, trust with RPI is gone.  Even though I'll see something that looks like a good deal, I will never get over the fact that those S.O.B's probably marked the thing up by 200% or more.  Marking up is one thing, but that kind of markup is bad business in my opinion.