I can believe Gordons charges for this - he should

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<font size="2">Hugh's the man who got me truly aboard to begin with, so I'll hear nary an ill word about the man without challenge. </font>
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Hi everyone,
Bilgey could not be more correct. Hugh deserves everything he gets.
If it were not for them most of the Amphis would be parts cars and the swimmers would be "rigged" frombow to stern. Just think what your cars would be like if all the parts Hugh has had been lost. And as for his pricing all I can say is you are lucky I am not selling the parts. If I were Hugh the first thing I would be to double the prices of all the parts. After all I am selling my self out of business, when the parts are gone I'm done.

Mount Dora,Mount Dora,Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Mount Dora. Tommy in Tampa</font>
 
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Daniel & Kathy Gibson

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I think Hugh does a fine job, but so do all of the other suppliers I
have met and dealt with. I think all of you are the greatest!

Dan
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skk0819

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Hmmmm. Not really talking about the selling of parts though, am
I?. I may not always care for some of the pricing, but I figure
that supply and demand dictates what gets charged and if people pay
it. And not attacking Hugh, just questioning the "practice" of
charging for what (I think) should be freely-exchanged info. It
would indeed benefit them if I found another car, I would sure as
I'm writing spend thousands with them...

I am aware of where most of the cars would be, heck we found our old
car in a junkyard in '71, and spent several thousand dollars with
Gordon's over the years. I remember my Dad being pretty bummed
in '82 or '83 when there was no more denying that we had to have a
new tranny, and he had to fork out the massive sum of $650 for a
brand new one from Gordons.

And this forum is far too upbeat and friendly a place to get into a
negatibe debate - it just rubbed me wrong that there was a "fee" for
that info. Maybe like if I was lost and stopped for directions, and
a gas station owner said, "well, you just filled up your tank here,
but I'm gonna have to charge you 3 bucks to tell you how to find the
place you're looking for".....Maybe that isn't a good example, but
that is how it strikes me....unnecessary. Just becasue you could,
does it mean you should? Depends on your perspective I guess. I
wouldn't do it.

We'll just have to agree to disagree and let it go at
that....meanwhile i don't yet have my next project, and it's a shame
if they had known where I could get one and wouldn't tell me just to
get a lousy three bucks from me....

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, tommyintpa@a... wrote:
>
>
>
> Hugh's the man who got me truly aboard to begin with, so I'll
hear nary an
> ill word about the man without challenge.
>
> ~Bilgey~
>
>
>
> Hi everyone,
> Bilgey could not be more correct. Hugh deserves everything he gets.
> If it were not for them most of the Amphis would be parts cars and
the
> swimmers would be "rigged" from bow to stern. Just think what your
cars would be
> like if all the parts Hugh has had been lost. And as for his
pricing all I can
> say is you are lucky I am not selling the parts. If I were Hugh
the first
> thing I would be to double the prices of all the parts. After all
I am selling
> my self out of business, when the parts are gone I'm done.
>
> Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Mount Dora. Tommy
in Tampa
 
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Mike Israel

Guest
Tommy. If you double all of the prices I am going to
have to start charging you $5 dollars for every
posting you make to to the Amphi list. :)

--- tommyintpa@aol.com wrote:
>>
And as
> for his pricing all I can
> say is you are lucky I am not selling the parts. If
> I were Hugh the first
> thing I would be to double the prices of all the
> parts. After all I am selling
> my self out of business, when the parts are gone I'm
> done.
>
 
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Greg

Guest
I agree with Bilgy and others about being glad
Gordon?s is there and I don?t begrudge them for making
a profit, even a very good one. After all, that?s the
American way; but I do have to shake my head at their
business sense sometimes. Like the guy regarding the
$3 for the list of vehicles for sale, I was stunned
recently when I was told that because I hadn?t bought
any parts in some set period of time, they would no
longer send their monthly sale paper to me unless I
paid $15 for the privilege. Mind you, I still have my
Amphicar so they know I will need parts and have spent
much, much money over the last 4 years and just got
lucky for a few months where I didn?t need anything. I
could see if it were a company where I had never
shopped, but come on. That?s a dumb business move
since the sale paper only serves to entice me into
buying more parts and is just a 4 page inexpensive
photo copy. I get whole catalogs from businesses month
after month where I may have only bought one item.
Like most of you, I know of many parts (alternators,
starters, tires, oil/air filters, interiors, fuel
pumps, bearings, etc.) that I can get from Gordon?s or
someplace else. In the past, I bought from Gordon?s
even when things were more expensive but I?ll think
about it first now. I even used to defend them and
their prices to other members.
You can admire the man regarding his foresight in
saving Amphicars from obsoleteness (and I do), and
still question these silly $3 and $15 disingenuous
moves- the two are not diametrically apposed. And it
doesn't mean you are not greatful he is there.
Greg Z. (Michigan)

--- tommyintpa@aol.com wrote:
>
>
>
> Hugh's the man who got me truly aboard to begin
> with, so I'll hear nary an
> ill word about the man without challenge.
>
> ~Bilgey~
>
>
>
> Hi everyone,
> Bilgey could not be more correct. Hugh deserves
> everything he gets.
> If it were not for them most of the Amphis would be
> parts cars and the
> swimmers would be "rigged" from bow to stern. Just
> think what your cars would be
> like if all the parts Hugh has had been lost. And as
> for his pricing all I can
> say is you are lucky I am not selling the parts. If
> I were Hugh the first
> thing I would be to double the prices of all the
> parts. After all I am selling
> my self out of business, when the parts are gone I'm
> done.
>
> Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Mount Dora,
> Mount Dora. Tommy in Tampa
>




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dave bennett

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Hello all,
I am getting dizzy with all this talk about different charges.I will have to say that being in a specialized business you constantly have people asking how to do something or were can I get this or that or how much for this or that and do you know of any cars for sale or parts , whatever it may be , it does get old and a guy tends to get burnt out on it.I mean after all , what most think of as a hobby , others make a living at it and have to eat .Yes , it is great that he or any of the businesses are there when you need a part and we all (business owners) thank you for the business but I guess what I am saying is that I can understand these costs.I certainly hope this subject doesn't go on forever.I do not think he means anything personal when he charges these costs , think about the time and paper ,ink and an envelope with a stamp, the more I think about it , its cheap .Go buy an Auto Mart or Auto Trader for $5.99 at the news stand , whats the difference , I mean actually he is
saving you abunch of time going through those traders hoping to find an Amphi for sale and you just may not even find one in there. Anyway , I have to stop this now becuase I feel like I am rambling.
C ya ,
Dave "stitcher" Bennett


Greg <G_Zink_us@yahoo.com> wrote:
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I agree with Bilgy and others about being glad
Gordon?s is there and I don?t begrudge them for making
a profit, even a very good one. After all, that?s the
American way; but I do have to shake my head at their
business sense sometimes. Like the guy regarding the
$3 for the list of vehicles for sale, I was stunned
recently when I was told that because I hadn?t bought
any parts in some set period of time, they would no
longer send their monthly sale paper to me unless I
paid $15 for the privilege. Mind you, I still have my
Amphicar so they know I will need parts and have spent
much, much money over the last 4 years and just got
lucky for a few months where I didn?t need anything. I
could see if it were a company where I had never
shopped, but come on. That?s a dumb business move
since the sale paper only serves to entice me
into
buying more parts and is just a 4 page inexpensive
photo copy. I get whole catalogs from businesses month
after month where I may have only bought one item.
Like most of you, I know of many parts (alternators,
starters, tires, oil/air filters, interiors, fuel
pumps, bearings, etc.) that I can get from Gordon?s or
someplace else. In the past, I bought from Gordon?s
even when things were more expensive but I?ll think
about it first now. I even used to defend them and
their prices to other members.
You can admire the man regarding his foresight in
saving Amphicars from obsoleteness (and I do), and
still question these silly $3 and $15 disingenuous
moves- the two are not diametrically apposed. And it
doesn't mean you are not greatful he is there.
Greg Z. (Michigan)

--- tommyintpa@aol.com wrote:
>
>
>
> Hugh's the man who got me truly aboard to begin
> with, so I'll hear nary an
> ill
word about the man without challenge.
>
> ~Bilgey~
>
>
>
> Hi everyone,
> Bilgey could not be more correct. Hugh deserves
> everything he gets.
> If it were not for them most of the Amphis would be
> parts cars and the
> swimmers would be "rigged" from bow to stern. Just
> think what your cars would be
> like if all the parts Hugh has had been lost. And as
> for his pricing all I can
> say is you are lucky I am not selling the parts. If
> I were Hugh the first
> thing I would be to double the prices of all the
> parts. After all I am selling
> my self out of business, when the parts are gone I'm
> done.
>
> Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Mount Dora,
> Mount Dora. Tommy in Tampa
>




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