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Trying to gauge interest in tachometer, possible group buy.


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Poll: How many tachometers would you buy? (20 member(s) have cast votes)

How many tachometers would you buy?

  1. 1 (7 votes [35.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  2. 2 (6 votes [30.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  3. 3 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 4 or more. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Would like one but can't afford one. (7 votes [35.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

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#31 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted October 31, 2010 - 08:01 PM

You know remember the Tachs from the old days they had a switch inside to set them for 4 6 8 cly. they would of had to calibrate them at the factory. If you took one of them and recalibrate it for 1 pulse every rev and 1 pulse every 2 rev using the same switch, make a new decal to go on the face and set it for 4000rpm full deflection I think it would work if it could be done.

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 07:42 PM

I am going to get in touch with the seller and see if we can work something out. Worst they can say is no. But considering there is a possibility of selling 18 of them maybe they will work something out.

I am also going to start my search on finding other tachs or a make to see about getting a couple with the logo on them.



George,
As nice as the logo thing might be to members, you would have to order substantially more than 20 or so units to get that done and then there would likely be an up-charge to cover the set up and design costs. That would have to be amortized over the quantity ordered. Some of the members are already cringing at the current price from Kirk. Need I say more?

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 07:46 PM

George,
As nice as the logo thing might be to members, you would have to order substantially more than 20 or so units to get that done and then there would likely be an up-charge to cover the set up and design costs. That would have to be amortized over the quantity ordered. Some of the members are already cringing at the current price from Kirk. Need I say more?


I do agree on the quantity vs. price would be a huge factor. I do want to look in to it, whether anything comes of it I don't know as I don't think it would be easy to beat other prices. I am going to contact Kirk and find out if they feel we have enough interest that they would want to work on a group buy.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 04:00 PM

Anyword on this either for or against?

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 04:18 PM

I honestly forgot about this. I just sent an email to the guy to see if he would be interested in some sort of group buy or a discount for site members. I will keep yas posted.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 04:23 PM

Well id like to thank you for the link to that site and my future divorce, lol.
There is all sorts of goodies on there for my JD 112. I feel sorry for my wallet

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 04:24 PM

If you happen to buy anything from them make a mention to them where you heard about them from and maybe they will think about sponsoring the site :D

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 04:26 PM

I certainly will

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Posted December 17, 2010 - 10:43 AM

Well I made the effort. However with what he mentions about doing wouldn't save anyone any money as till I would have them all shipped to me and then ship them to everyone else it just wouldn't be worth it.

Here is his response:

Hi George,

No need for apologies. You are correct, I don't have much room to budge on price, especially on this tachometer. I don't buy in enough quantity to get the big price breaks that larger businesses can muster, plus this is a hobby business and I do it mostly for fun. But I could save you money on shipping. I could get 12 Tachometers in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate box and ship them for $10.50 so shipping would add less than $1.00 to the $80.00 cost of each instrument.

Let me know if you'd like to go forward with this order. I have an ample stock of Tachometers now and could do this. Total cost would be as follows:

12 Analog Tachometers @ $80.00 ea - $960.00
USPS Priority Ship - $10.50
Total - $970.50

Payment is made via cashier's check, money order, or personal check made payable to Kirk Engines, Inc. and sent to the address as given below. Shipment is usually received within one to two weeks after mailing of your order. Please enclose a copy of this e-mail with your payment, along with your shipping address.

I appreciate your inquiry and look forward to having you as a valued customer.

Kind regards,

Dave Kirk




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Posted December 17, 2010 - 12:23 PM

Oh well, you tried, and he at least gave you the courtesy of a reply.
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Posted December 17, 2010 - 12:45 PM

Oh well, you tried, and he at least gave you the courtesy of a reply.
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:ditto: Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Thanks for trying George!

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Posted December 17, 2010 - 03:07 PM

You may get a lower price if you contact the manufacturer directly, obviously the more you buy the cheaper they are per unit and i would understand you would want to keep it tight but any left over can sell in time through the shop?
Basically you would really need to contact them with an exact amount for your order and negotiate.
I'm not trying to be funny but can someone please explain the benefit of having one? i can understand an hour meter but i must admit i can't think of a reason to know what rpm my engine is doing, perhaps that is because my machines are basic low level lawn tractors and i run them full throttle all the time?

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Posted December 17, 2010 - 03:56 PM

Oh well, you tried, and he at least gave you the courtesy of a reply.
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