Okay guys I know I'm relatively new here and definitely quiet and keep to myself, with the exception of a few people I talk to. With that being said I have been quietly trying to find someone to supply us with B20A gasket sets for quite a while now since I have a B20A myself.
I have found an importer that used to carry AJUSA gaskets when they were stocked by parts houses in the United States and they are willing to Import them for us. The only catch is the minimum order is 25 sets so I want to put it up as a group buy and see if we can get the minimum order at least and save everyone a few dollars compared to trying to buy them individually from overseas one way or the other.
What I would do is set up a separate PayPal / Bank account so the funds will be there when we get the minimum order since it has to be prepaid for them to order it. I know some people are tight on money and it may take them a few weeks or a month to pay for a set or two or three etc. whatever your planing on getting. I propose that you can pay into the PayPal account weekly or however you get paid until your items are paid for and I will keep track in this post of what has been ordered and what's been paid and is still owed. I plan on getting 2 sets myself and will deposit that money into the account immediately. I am also willing to buy a couple more sets if we get close to 25 to make it happen. Cost is $120 per set to get them to my house and assuming they will fit into a Large Priority mail flat rate box that's another $16.95 for shipping to you in the continental US to bring it to a grand total of 136.95. Overseas I'll have to work that out per person when I have them for shipping.
Only the $120 per set is due to get the order taken though and it is a 3 TO 4 MONTH LEAD TIME so it's not going to be placed next week and be here in a few days. Just want to mention the lead time so everyone is on the same page and realizes this is going to take a while to get here. I may be able to find a cheaper avenue for shipping once in hand since I don't know weight or dimensions yet though so it's hard to say. I'm not trying to make money off of this but I don't want to lose money either so I do need to cover for shipping and PayPal fees, if there are any, and such.
Guy, (2oodoor) who is a good friend, posted a feeler in another thread to see if there was any interest and there seemed to be a pretty fair amount so sorry if this seems redundant but we wanted to make sure we had people wanting them before it went up as a group buy. The gasket set would be AJUSA part# 50131200. Here is their web address Ajusa put in the part number 50131200 to search and that will pull up a listing of what it fits etc if you are unsure. You can also see a picture of it on their website.
My questions are:
1.) Are you interested in getting a set(s) and paying all at once?
2.) Are you interested in getting a set(s) on a payment plan / layaway for lack of a better term?
3.) Are you interested but can't afford a set right now but may want a set in the future if I have them available?
I DO NOT want any ones money until we know there's enough people to do this as a group buy. Another words I don't want to be holding onto your money for 6 months before we have enough people and then you have to wait another 3 to 4 months before their in the states. If you have the money now and you're comfortable with having your money tied up that long with the possibility that we don't get enough people to do this GB then that's okay, I'll get it set up, PM me and I'll get you details on payment. Then if we don't get the minimum I will refund you every cent. If a lot of people want or need to do the layaway type deal I'm okay with that but the order won't be placed until all the money is collected or at least within a reasonable amount. Again there's no guarantee we will get the minimum of 25, and your money will be refunded if we don't, but I think me and Guy are both willing to buy an extra set if we get to say 22 sets and stall out.
Thanks for your time and reading I hope we can make this happen.