A day in the life of being a vendor…

8 Sep

So you think being a import performance parts vendor is fun right? Well it can be at times. However, when you get IMs like this several times a day it can take a toll on the well being of even the most sane of men…

Prospective Customer (12:17:18 PM): hey u there?
Z1 Auto
(12:17:41 PM): yes?
Prospective Customer (12:18:09 PM): hey what’s up I talked to u a while back, was wondering if u use oem motor mounts
Z1 Auto
(12:18:27 PM): huh?
Prospective Customer (12:18:52 PM): motor mounts for your 350x
Prospective Customer (12:18:58 PM): 350z
Z1 Auto
(12:19:40 PM): for what 350z?
Z1 Auto
(12:19:43 PM): we have several
Prospective Customer (12:20:02 PM): I’m asking you, if you use them in your car
Z1 Auto
(12:20:29 PM): we have more than 1 Z here…some we use oem some we dont
Prospective Customer (12:21:09 PM): u have the 320 whp all motor 350z correct?
Z1 Auto
(12:21:20 PM): me personally, no
Z1 Auto
(12:21:41 PM): but yes that car has oem mounts
Prospective Customer (12:22:15 PM): oh.. I was interested in motor mounts solid motors for my g35 coupe
Prospective Customer (12:22:44 PM): do they make a noticeable difference
Z1 Auto
(12:23:09 PM): http://www.z1auto.com/prodmore.asp?model=350z&cat=engine&prodid=2928
Z1 Auto
(12:23:12 PM): we have them in stock
Prospective Customer (12:24:43 PM): is it hard to install?
Z1 Auto
(12:25:13 PM): disconnect stock mounts, lift engine with hoist, and reinstall
Prospective Customer (12:25:45 PM): u gotta lift the engine..?
Z1 Auto
(12:25:58 PM): of course
Prospective Customer (12:26:16 PM): holy crap haha
Z1 Auto
(12:26:32 PM): how else would you get to the stock mount?
Prospective Customer (12:26:58 PM): I thought they in reach
Z1 Auto
(12:27:16 PM): they are
Z1 Auto
(12:27:25 PM): but the mount attaches the engine to the car
Z1 Auto
(12:27:42 PM): you obviously need to lift the engine up to be able to remove the mount and reinstall the new one
Z1 Auto
(12:27:54 PM): its not hard to do at all
Prospective Customer (12:28:24 PM): I don’t gotta discount hoses or anything? how much do u tthil a shop will charge
Z1 Auto
(12:28:38 PM): you would have to ask the shop
Prospective Customer (12:29:58 PM): so I don’t have to discount hoses?

I’ll finish this off by saying….. WHAT?

Your only reaction is to laugh at the humor of the situation. 🙂

8 Responses to “A day in the life of being a vendor…”

  1. Mr. Suaz September 8, 2009 at 10:03 AM #


    At first I thought he was asking for discount on hoses…. and then I notice he’s asking if he has to “disconnect” hoses.

    Conversations like those will make me lose my patience quickly.

  2. Tim.Flat4 September 8, 2009 at 1:30 PM #

    Coincidental this conversation and poor display of grammar took place on the same day President Obama addressed students as to why it’s important to stay in school?

  3. David September 8, 2009 at 1:38 PM #

    It’s nice to know that there are other people who deal with this sort of thing as well. I just can’t believe some of the questions I get from people sometimes. When they think that we can read through their bad grammar to figure out what they want is the worst.

  4. Adam September 8, 2009 at 10:45 PM #

    It’s not the first conversation like this I’ve had with this particular person

  5. Twan September 9, 2009 at 7:39 AM #

    Ya must love cust’s like me that just ask if the part is in stock then send my money no questions, lawl.

  6. tigerlife September 9, 2009 at 9:13 AM #

    “i dont gotta discount hoses or anything” hahaha

  7. rod September 9, 2009 at 5:46 PM #


  8. BoostGear.com September 14, 2009 at 2:20 PM #


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