Okay, here's the deal. I spoke with the Dinan corporation today, regarding our Dinan 3.45 rear diff. group buy event. As you guys are aware of, a couple days ago, I wrote a rough draft version of how the group buy sales transaction/procedure will take place, well forget what I previously wrote about, because DINAN has improved and simplied the way we will do business with them.
Since my last post, Dinan needed a few days to think things over ( regarding our group buy event) and so, they came up with the following:
Here is the way you will be in, on the Dinan rear diff. group buy.
You are to supply me with your full (REAL) name, reliable mail address and your reliable contact telephone number. Once I get ALL of your requested info., you will then be placed on the Dinan Group Buy list. When the list is complete, this group buy list will be sent/forwarded to Dinan in California. When they get the group buy customer list, Dinan will then mail to you an official DINAN certificate, which will state your name and that the certificate is a voucher for a $500.00 cash rebate back to you. Once you get the certificate, you will go to your local Dinan authorized dealer to buy/get your 3.45 rear diff.
The authorized Dinan dealer will supply you with the rear diff, They will install it for you, and the Dinan dealer will keep your stock core. So, you will not have to hassle with, sending your credit card info. to Dinan, waiting for the rear diff. to be mailed to you. You will not have to deal with the hassle of, putting the stock core into the original sent crate, and returning the core back to Dinan located in California, nor will you have to deal with paying for return shipping freight charges. Because of this, you will not be charged the $1800.00 core deposit fee and will not have to wait to get the $1800.00 core credit for having shipped and returned the stock core back to Dinan.
ANY COMPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED!
Once you have your rear diff. installed by the Dinan dealer, you'll get your "paid invoice" from the dealer. You'll make a cpoy of the paid statement, include this paid invoice along with your DINAN $500.00 REBATE CERTIFICATE, and mail it to Dinan headquarters. Once they get your mail, they will then cut you a check for $500.00 in your name, and mail it to you to your supplied address.
VIOLA.............. you now have your Dinan group buy discount, costing you $2500.00 for the rear diff.
Honestly it can't get better than this!
Now, as proof of the $500.00 rebate/discount, Dinan is sending me the above mentioned information from Dinan to my E-mail address, stating exactly what I've just mentioned. So, to any skeptics out there, they are and will be keeping there word for the $500.00 rebate/discount. You should make a photo copy of Dinan's $500.00 rebate certificate once it arrives to your mailing address, a copy of your paid statement for the rear diff. installation job, and last I'll have the letter confirming all of the above, sent to me from Dinan as their legal and binding commitment to us about this group buy. I was told that once you get your $500.00 rebate certificate, you are NOT OBLIGATED in ANY way to buy the rear diff. You can still cancel should you choose to do so. Your not locked into anything. Its up to you.
In my humble opinion, this is a HUGE jesture by DINAN to accomidate us M5 enthusiasts, who belong to WWW.M5BOARD.COM.
As far as Im concerned they are doing the RIGHT THING, to hook us up!
Now, rgarding the availability of the product, I was told that the rear diff. will not be ready until MID DECEMBER. Dinan wants to make sure their product is 100% to their standards, so they have to do some testing on the rear diff. and its parts. In the mean time, you guys have to supply me with the requested information and I have to get it to Dinan and they have to mail you the Dinan $500.00 rebate certificate, so the timing is actually good, from a logical point of view.
NOTE: Only you can use the certificate, so please don't give it to someone else or try to sell it, as in the case of the Dinan badges. This will piss off Dinan and this will only hurt us with our group buy objective and future group buy plans/events with Dinan.
If this works out, then more will surely come from Dinan.
I can't be more specific about future possibilities/plans but as soon as I get the green light from Dinan, I'll let all of you know what is next.
**Regarding the required info., please send it DIRECTLY to my E-Mail address: LEGALRESEARCHINC@AOL.COM
DO NOT PM ME WITH THE INFO. Thank you.
So..... what do you all think? Comments welcome.