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Post  Cox International on Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:59 pm

Verbatim copy and paste from a model engine listing  affraid

PLEASE DON'T CALL for information, prices or try to order any of these engines.
We will notify everyone when they become available.
We won't help you with any questions concerning these engines.
We need the time to build them right now, not talk about them!
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Post  getback on Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:32 pm

What no link ??
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Post  fredvon4 on Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:01 am

willing to bet it is on a MECOA page
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Post  Levent Suberk on Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:46 am

PLEASE DON'T CALL for information, prices or try to order any of these engines.
We will notify everyone when they become available.
We won't help you with any questions concerning these engines.
We need the time to build them right now, not talk about them!

Translation: I'm angry!

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Post  Marleysky on Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:34 am

fredvon4 wrote:willing to bet it is on a MECOA page


That’s funny!!  You’ve run into them before?  Ha, ha hee hee. lol!
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Post  fredvon4 on Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:28 pm

well I spent way too much time on MECOA site....not there that I can find

I have seen this note Bernie posted....just can not remember where

Randy Smith makes PA -Precision Aero engines
Dub Jett makes engines
Henry Nelson makes engines

none of the guys I know or deal with are that rude to customer base

now I am too curious....play a game Bernie give hints.....seriously
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Post  crankbndr on Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:17 pm

I have seen that also on MECOA, it was somewhere in their repro engine page. I'll look. It made me chuckle a bit.

Its at the bottom of page here, I was looking at vintage engines.

http://www.mecoa.com/vintage/index2.htm#hh49


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Post  Cox International on Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:20 pm

We did not want to identify the seller but looks like "crank..." has figured it out lol!
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Post  Oldenginerod on Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:10 pm

The grapes seem particularly sour this year Huh... Laughing
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Post  jarboy on Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:55 am

Most companies can't spend an hour on the phone to sell $8 worth of parts. Plenty of small businesses have learned that lesson the hard way.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:25 pm

Why bother to list things that aren’t available? That makes absolutely no sense to me. Back ordered is one thing, but 10yrs is excessive.

If you don’t have time to explain yourself then don’t list items that are not available, pretty simple concept.

MECOA is a good example of biting off more than you can chew. I buy from them time to time, but not often.
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Post  getback on Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:29 pm

greenie !! Small Cox Logo Very Happy Small Cox Logo
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Post  Kim on Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:26 am

SEE THIS???!!!!  YOU CAN'T HAVE THIS!!!!
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:18 am

Also Helen Hunt to Jack Nicholson standing sopping wet in the doorway of his apartment in "As good as it Gets."

But, I have never had a problem dealing with MECOA.
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Post  Cox International on Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:59 am

jarboy wrote:Most companies can't spend an hour on the phone to sell $8 worth of parts.  Plenty of small businesses have learned that lesson the hard way.

Happens to us all the time and then mostly for something they bought somewhere else. But then, they usually remember us when it comes time to buy parts and accessories Very Happy
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Post  Ken Cook on Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:25 pm

That message on the site is nearing 20 years old. I believe it stems from when Randy made some obsolete parts and engines for the S.A.M.( Society of Antique Modelers). Keep in mind that he was also the president of MECCA Model Engine Collectors Association. The requests and phone calls were probably more than overwhelming.
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