Coupe King question?

Discussion in 'E9 General Discussion' started by JetDexter, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. JetDexter

    JetDexter Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    Hi guys,

    I hear many good things about Coupe King, which is local to me. But I don't seem to know the secret handshake to contact them. The only way I know is to fill out the contact form on their website and hope for a reply. I do that, but don't get a reply. It's as if I am trying to contact Taylor Swift to ask her on a date.

    It might be because I went and mentioned that I am converting my CS to electric. That does tend to disappoint some people.

    Anyone have any ideas, or should I just move on?

    Thanks!

    Paul
     
  2. rsporsche

    rsporsche Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

    Messages:
    7,249
    Likes Received:
    958
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    JetDexter likes this.
  3. JetDexter

    JetDexter Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
  4. oneills

    oneills Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes Received:
    230
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Bucks County, PA
    Let us know how they react/respond/welcome your CSE.
     
  5. Arde

    Arde Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,053
    Likes Received:
    298
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Cupertino, CA
    I would abandon both efforts, you will disappoint Coupe King with your electric conversion idea, and Taylor Swift is dating me.

    Move on.

     
  6. sfdon

    sfdon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,342
    Likes Received:
    636
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    sfbay area
    I had dinner with Erik and Peter last night.
    They are very busy with projects.
     
  7. JetDexter

    JetDexter Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    Fair enough. I am running two companies currently, which is what gives me the means to take on this project, support my family and so forth. But I am still somehow able to return the emails from potential customers that tend to come in daily.

    Now I am really not helping myself by disparaging them like this. I am sure they are busier than me, and doing far cooler work than myself:)
     
  8. sfdon

    sfdon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,342
    Likes Received:
    636
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    sfbay area
    I was in Newport yesterday- I’d love to see your project.
     
  9. JetDexter

    JetDexter Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    Give me a shout next time you are in town- love to show her to you.
     
    sfdon likes this.
  10. teahead

    teahead aka "Rob" Site Donor

    Messages:
    3,455
    Likes Received:
    599
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Seattle, WA, USA
  11. Stevehose

    Stevehose Well-Known Member Site Donor $

    View My Showcase
    Messages:
    8,713
    Likes Received:
    1,136
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    Peter is a good guy, be patient.
     
    rsporsche and Markos like this.
  12. bluecoupe30!

    bluecoupe30! Active Member Site Donor $

    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    214
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Delta, British Columbia, Canada
    Hey Paul, You are not alone. Many months ago I filled out that same "Contact form" as I was looking to get a shiny new VIN plate. I waited, and waited, and heard nothing. So I gave up. I mean, we all get busy, but why have a "Contact form" if there is never any contact?
     
  13. rsporsche

    rsporsche Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

    Messages:
    7,249
    Likes Received:
    958
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    i can tell you that they generally get back to you via email, sometimes it takes a little time ... if you need a part its best to order it directly off of their website ... i have had great success with that
     
  14. Wes

    Wes Active Member Site Donor $

    Messages:
    519
    Likes Received:
    175
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Tasmania, Australia
    Had the same problem.
    They finally and very apologetically got back to me weeks later. Ended up buying some parts and was very happy.
    I managed to get through to them via using a work email account as I suspect whatever platform they are using screens out gmail and other free accounts as spam.
    If they are so busy with existing work and unable to simply even answer emails it might pay to hire a secretary...
     
  15. JetDexter

    JetDexter Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    I did hear back from Erik tonight with some good thoughts. I think then web form might get a little less attention, but once I got the email addresses today things moved swimmingly.
    Thanks all-
     
  16. JetDexter

    JetDexter Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    Thanks Rob. Yeah, I am not really looking to hire the whole project out. I am mostly needing to source some bodywork and ultimately paint. And of course a good relationship for other parts along the way. The electric portion is more in my wheelhouse, along with the fabrication that is needed there. I am excited to get to that stage once we get this chassis cleaned up. But honestly, I am enjoying this stage more than I expected. Appreciating the challenges as problems to solve.
    Thanks again!
     
  17. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

    View My Showcase
    Messages:
    5,483
    Likes Received:
    460
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Newmarket, New Hampshire
    Have you considered Carl Nelson at La Jolla independent?
     
  18. JayWltrs

    JayWltrs Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    134
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Oklahoma City
    I've received near immediate responses from them through their eBay.
     
  19. JetDexter

    JetDexter Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    I had a great visit with Erik over there this afternoon. Clearly impressive. I have a lot to consider now- depending on how deep my bank account goes:)
     
    Markos likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice