Would like to add that Cyrus has been busting his butt lately passing on full trade discounts to board members, which I can't say about the "sponsor" offering 10% off list and screwing everyone on delivery times.
BTW, I have checked most of Cyrus prices against wholesale, and his margin is either slim or nonexistent. I'd like to do as Cyrus does but can't afford to put in that kind of time and effort.
So @ Cyrus, this is a "thank you". On my behalf, but I'm pretty sure most of the e34-guys agree.
I have a pic of a wiechers single-bar fitted on a 3.6, let me know if you want it.
@ Gustav: You run the best board on the net, and I understand you have to set a few rules to keep your sponsors happy, but according to my calculator Cyrus has no commercial activities in the e34 forum YET. Simply because commercial means "making money", and all I see him doing is giving time, effort and valueable info without even covering costs.
F.I.:I supply members Raymond W and Dick H tires at cost, usually delivering them (410km round trip in RW's case) combined with a social visit. Anyone willing to pick up their new tires here in Holland can get them from me at cost. At €96 ex tax for a (example) 235/45 17 PZero Rosso '05 production I think we'll all agree that's cost.
Am I a threat to a sponsor? Maybe.
Am I helping board-members? I'd like to think so.
Am I making money of your board? Nope
Originally Posted by Phlem5
That is a low blow. Some people need to walk before they can run, CA seem to be running along quite nicely particularly as they concentrate on e39 stuff, didn't see 1 pic of an e34 on their web site. It might also be worth considering that e39 forum regularly has 50+ viewers at any given time as opposed to 5-10 on the e34 forum.