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Old 01-29-2008, 08:06 PM   #41
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I'm glad we were able to sort this out with budget racer. I made a mistake in my posting to Miata.net, I got the 1.6 and 1.8 backwards. It certainly wasn't a known problem, and it's a problem we'll be able to avoid from now on. budget racer did get personal apologies from both Bill and I and we expedited the shipping of the part, so he'll have it for Friday.

The rollbar problem appears to have been a communication problem between us and Hard Dog. We have the right address in our system, so I'm not sure if I can find out where the mistake was made. Every time something like this happens, we do try to track down the cause so we can prevent it from happening again.

I don't "track people down". Contrary to popular belief, we do have a few happy customers. They'll often let me know if FM is getting abused somewhere.

I do enjoy the conspiracy theories, though. We keep a database of miataturbo.net members so we can give them crappy service? That would be a lot more difficult than trying to provide good service to everyone. So we go with the latter. It's a shame that we make mistakes once in a while, but it gives you all something to complain about
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:16 PM   #42
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It's a shame that we make mistakes once in a while, but it gives you all something to complain about
What, you think I go sit at work to... *gasp* WORK!? I need something to complain about and make animated .gif files of...



At least I haven't made one of FM yet.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:56 PM   #43
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Since FM has had a chance to respond, will this thread be closed? LOL
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:57 PM   #44
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is this m.net?
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:37 PM   #45
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we expedited the shipping of the part, so he'll have it for Friday.
thanks guys.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:38 PM   #46
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I bought something from FM today
I'm either insane (as mentioned earlier by Tom) or a glutton for punishment.
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hmmm.........no cat yet. said it would be here by friday but i have yet to see it.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:16 PM   #48
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hmmm.........no cat yet. said it would be here by friday but i have yet to see it.
theres your "good service to everyone"
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:33 PM   #49
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The cat left here with 3-day shipping on Tuesday, just like we promised. Guaranteed delivery by close of business Friday. And UPS didn't get it there. Fan-bloody-tastic. Thanks for that, UPS. We get the credit for the screwup.

budget racer, you can track the package through our website using the order number. I've emailed the tracking info to you in case you don't have it on file. The cat is about 40 miles from your home right now but UPS isn't going to deliver it until Monday.

Can I make a request to all of our customers? If there's a problem with a shipment from us, please let us know directly. We have email and toll-free phone lines to make it as easy as possible. We can't fix problems we don't know about.

Not that we can fix this one anyhow, UPS is pretty inflexible.

elesjuan, your gif caused a fair amount of entertainment around the office. I'm glad we're not the subject!
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elesjuan, your gif caused a fair amount of entertainment around the office. I'm glad we're not the subject!

Keith, you and FM at least know what you're talking about when it comes to miatas. The day you try to argue that a duck is a chicken, and you'll be animated within ten minutes.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:51 PM   #51
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Not that we can fix this one anyhow, UPS is pretty inflexible.
If UPS missed the delivery, you can call up their 800 number and ask to speak to a manager. They can delivery Saturday AM. They use independent contractors to do it, so you may get a little friction at first, but they WILL agree to do it at their expense.

Also sometimes, you can get a driver to swing back by on a weekday evening. They're typically willing to do it because they get overtime. Though I could see someone not wanting to work late on Friday.
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elesjuan, your gif caused a fair amount of entertainment around the office. I'm glad we're not the subject!
You haven't suggested using the VooDoo as an Intercooler... Don't worry, the moment Jeremy or you do that... We'll have a gif for you too.

You missed Tom telling his customers that E85 would have the same latent cooling using "E-Cool" as gasoline because it's only 15% ethanol.

Mark

PS - I want to add that I have purchased 1000's of dollars in stuff from FM, and they always went the extra mile for service. So despite being "anti-FM" as I am often told I am, I wanted to add that just for clarity.
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