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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 10:36 AM
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Very sad to hear this! I was wondering what was up, as I was trying to order some rotors... I always enjoyed talking to Shinoo and have visited the shop before to see the Draken...
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Sorry to hear this as I enjoyed talking to Shinoo and have respect for what he brought to the 4C aftermarket.

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Dissappointing really. Must be all my fault as I never bought anything from Shinoo. I like Shinoo, he's a great guy.

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I had some trouble with purchasing the stone guards some months ago. His site wasn't accepting my card details. I persisted by contacting Shinoo and doing the purchase over the phone. I wonder if other OS purchasers had the same trouble but just gave up? US postage rates to OS destinations doesn't help the Vendor's cause either. By comparison, Jamie's site enquires why you didn't go through with a purchase. On one occasion my reason was a ridiculous frieght charge. He quickly came back with another rate and the purchase was completed. A win win.

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I had some trouble with purchasing the stone guards some months ago. His site wasn't accepting my card details. I persisted by contacting Shinoo and doing the purchase over the phone. I wonder if other OS purchasers had the same trouble but just gave up? US postage rates to OS destinations doesn't help the Vendor's cause either. By comparison, Jamie's site enquires why you didn't go through with a purchase. On one occasion my reason was a ridiculous frieght charge. He quickly came back with another rate and the purchase was completed. A win win.
Site management is definitely something as smaller vendors we are constantly trying to manage, with shipping being particularly difficult. Different hosting and shipping calculators for overseas are often not accurate. I know we've had our share of shipping/checkout gremlins. Thanks for being patient out there, and I hope that part of the equation wasn't what hurt Shinoo's sales.
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I had some trouble with purchasing the stone guards some months ago. His site wasn't accepting my card details. I persisted by contacting Shinoo and doing the purchase over the phone. I wonder if other OS purchasers had the same trouble but just gave up? US postage rates to OS destinations doesn't help the Vendor's cause either. By comparison, Jamie's site enquires why you didn't go through with a purchase. On one occasion my reason was a ridiculous frieght charge. He quickly came back with another rate and the purchase was completed. A win win.
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Site management is definitely something as smaller vendors we are constantly trying to manage, with shipping being particularly difficult. Different hosting and shipping calculators for overseas are often not accurate. I know we've had our share of shipping/checkout gremlins. Thanks for being patient out there, and I hope that part of the equation wasn't what hurt Shinoo's sales.
You have a point, Alfanut. Especially when your maximum market is as small as the total production of 4C's and the various Lotus models that are still out there. Not exactly mass production stuff, then narrow it down to people who are actually looking to mod their cars and buy his product. Every sale counts, and every lost one is a missed opportunity (perhaps a repeat opportunity).

I know that even from as "close" as Canada, I've had issues with online calculators from vendors (here and for other vehicles). Matt, Shinoo, Joe and Jamie have all been amazing at instantly armwrestling the shipping charges into compliance. But I'm sure it takes a lot of time and attention, not to miss out on those sales. So, thanks from all of us foreigners, for looking after us so well!!!

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