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I am no longer going to start up HID4Less's group buy.

I've started up a new group buy thread at Supreme Power Parts.

I don't want to deal with a company (HIDS4Less) that is not honest to their customers.


This thread is now only used for other purposes.

rflagg

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HIDS4Less is allowing us to start the Group Buy process for their 9006 Stage I or II kits.

Stage I group buy cost: $450 (Normally $550)
Stage II group buy cost: $575 (Normally $750)

According to Kyle at HIDs4Less, our Group Buy cannot be certified until March 15. (He is already maxed out on the number of active group buys.)

What he wants me to do is gather the info on who wants what.

So, this is what we need to do:

1. Post to this thread if you want to be in the group buy.
2. PM me your name and what you want.
3. After March 15, you can call them up and place your order.

We need 15 people to make the group buy happen.
 

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I am in, and will want the Stage II at that price (9006 low only)
 

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hey guys, i just called them up and did what vp16 did, said i was a member of mbworld.org and wanted to get in, but the coordinator never got back to me.. which is true... i think we should all just call in and get in withtheir groiup buy, we would get our stuff in much earlier....

placed my order for the 9006 sdtage II, kyle said it should be in by next monday

any opinions?
 

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hey guys we should definitely get in on this group buy from mbworld.org

just call up hids4less and tell them you are interested in the group by for mbworld.org

the coordinator told me this:
"i just spoke to him[kyle linecourt] too and he said as long as people called him by friday, it would be cool! good for you! "

so get your orders in, just call up hids4less and tell em what you want and that you want part in the mbworld.org group buy

awesome!
 

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barakutha said:
hey guys we should definitely get in on this group buy from mbworld.org

just call up hids4less and tell them you are interested in the group by for mbworld.org

the coordinator told me this:
"i just spoke to him[kyle linecourt] too and he said as long as people called him by friday, it would be cool! good for you! "

so get your orders in, just call up hids4less and tell em what you want and that you want part in the mbworld.org group buy

awesome!
What was the coordinator's name. When I spoke to Kyle today, he told me that I could not join someone elses group buy.

I want the coordinator's name because I want to say to Kyle "XXX said that I could join the mbworld.org group buy inorder to get the stage II 9006."

Thanks
 

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This is what I did

I called HID4Less' toll free number and asked to be part of their mbworld.org group buy. I said that I wanted the lights for my other car, an Acura MDX. Stage II 9006 kit.

The only question he asked me was the group buy price. I told him $575.

He said that the bulbs are coming in from Germany and could take 7-10 days to arrive. Shipping is UPS 3 day.


Now, if anyone else wants to try this, go for it. (It can't hurt! All they can say is no.) However, I'll still be running the "official" group buy for our organization.

The MBWORLD.ORG group buy ends this Friday.

rflagg
 

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rflagg,

Do you have any feeling if you will make 15 "official" members. I would like to do an Acura buy, but I hate to miss the price for MBenz...... and that one expires Friday. I've seen at least 3 others indicate they are jumping ship..........................
 

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mcclendons said:
rflagg,

Do you have any feeling if you will make 15 "official" members. I would like to do an Acura buy, but I hate to miss the price for MBenz...... and that one expires Friday. I've seen at least 3 others indicate they are jumping ship..........................
This is my read on it:

Yes, there are people who are jumping ship. But this "temptation" will only last until Friday. After that, people will have no choice but to join the Acura group buy. I think that we will have enough members to make the group buy happen.

The MBWORLD group buy only needed 10. HIDS4Less told me to get as many as I could. (I said that I could get 15+.) I imagine that they would approve of the group buy if it was 10+. They even told me that the group could get an even greater discount, depending on the number of people.

So, if you don't want to go the MBWORLD approach, then just sit tight and watch the boards. Otherwise, read my prior post and give them a ring tommorow.

My .02 cents!

rflagg

P.S. As I said above, I'll still do the coordination for the Acura Group buy. (I'm not going anywhere!)
 

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I'm In!

Put me down for Stage II - Low beam only (9006). I'll check with a few others around here who are not the most internet savy to see if there is more interest. :D
 

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hiya

i was wondering where all the mdx people came from all of a sudden! ;)

i don't mind if people want to get in on the mbworld group buy so pm me if you want - to save time, you need to send me:

your name
car info (i assume MDX)
stage 1 or 2 kits 9006

so far, kyle hasn't said anything about it being a problem of me adding people at the last second.

you need to send it to me by thurs night as friday is the last day and i will make 1 last call/email.

i'm not sure which type of ballast is needed (or if it makes a difference), but specify type 1 or 2 ballasts - the info on what the difference is is at hids4less's site.

and yes, i am a member of this forum (before the group buy thing) so you can pm me here w/out having to create a membership at mbworld... :D
 

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also, don't panic if you can't get in on this group buy. there is talk even at mbworld of another group buy being put together. so if you can't get 10, i'll send them this way. kyle told me that a group buy must have at least 10. did not mention any additional discount for even greater numbers although i could see that happening.

note that kyle seems like a nice guy, but communication w/ them has been very spotty. it sounds like a 5 person company selling a product everyone wants... emails are replied to slowly, definitely no returned calls yet, you're lucky to get thru to kyle, etc. just a word of warning.

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barakutha, i feel vaguely insulted! i thought i was pretty responsive to your request ;) as for being able to just call and say you are part of the mbworld group buy, i have no problem w/ that! kyle made me send him an excel sheet w/ all the buyers' info and i've been emailing him updates as people jump on board.

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i'll delete these 2 posts saturday to keep this thread clean
 

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Young

Thank you for 'adopting' us MDX'ers. I tagged onto the MB group buy a few days ago and hid4less took my order without a problem. Your help here is much appreciated:) . I'm looking forword to comparing the stage II with the OEM xenon on my E class.
 

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Hella Ballasts Type 1

young said:
hiya

i'm not sure which type of ballast is needed (or if it makes a difference), but specify type 1 or 2 ballasts - the info on what the difference is is at hids4less's site.

and yes, i am a member of this forum (before the group buy thing) so you can pm me here w/out having to create a membership at mbworld... :D
I called and put in my order today using the mbworld group buy. Thanks Young!

I spoke with Mike and told him it was for the Acura MDX. Mike informed me that the 9006 stage II bulbs are backordered and it may take 2 weeks for them to come in. He assured me that my credit card wouldn't be charged until the order is ready to ship.

I put my order for the Stage II 9006 kit using the Type I Hella ballasts (Hella ballasts-are also referred to as Type 1 ballasts: included within the ballast is the igniter and inverter)
as Fireblade6 did
see his post below.

However, I was assured that both type 1 and type 2 ballasts for the Stage II 9006 kits would work. The inverter
and igniter are seperated in type 2 ballasts.

It seems like there's always some waiting period assosciated with the MDX!!

"Fireblade6"
SANMAN

Registered: Dec 2001
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 316 HID Stage II kit

Barakutha-

I bought the Stage II HID kit from a company called MTC Lighting Corporation. Their web site is www.hids4less.com. Buncha nice guys there.

The kit consists of:

1)Two Hella ballasts-within the ballast included is the igniter and inverter.

2)Cables for connections
3)Two Hella Xenon HID bulbs with 9006 base and cables
4)Instructions on how to install and also how to tune the light patterns.

If you are mechanically challenged- It will take you 30 minutes. If you are not..It will take you like 15 minutes the most!
 

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young said:
hiya

i was wondering where all the mdx people came from all of a sudden! ;)

i don't mind if people want to get in on the mbworld group buy so pm me if you want - to save time, you need to send me:

your name
car info (i assume MDX)
stage 1 or 2 kits 9006

so far, kyle hasn't said anything about it being a problem of me adding people at the last second.

you need to send it to me by thurs night as friday is the last day and i will make 1 last call/email.

i'm not sure which type of ballast is needed (or if it makes a difference), but specify type 1 or 2 ballasts - the info on what the difference is is at hids4less's site.

and yes, i am a member of this forum (before the group buy thing) so you can pm me here w/out having to create a membership at mbworld... :D
Hi Young!

I figured that it was only a matter of time before you found out who was hitching a ride on your private tour!

I just want to echo was some others have said by saying thanks for allowing some of our eager members (myself included!) to jump on your group buy.

As an FYI, the Acura group buy is not allowed to officially start until after the 15th. (Which is when your group buy ends, I think.) Kyle or Jeff were going to send me the spreadsheet sometime this week.

And as the coordinator for the Acura group buy, I would not have a problem of allowing your members to add their orders to our group buy too!


rflagg
 

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you guys are too funny :D

some of the pm-s were oh so mysterious... not mentioning the car and from people w/ 0 posts, just joined mbworld...

you're all very welcome. i really like the mdx (i'd have bought one if my in-laws didn't have one... another story ;)) so i'm happy to help.
 

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no hard feelings young... you can understand how anxious i am for this kit! btw, you got any pics of your ride? we are very open minded at this forum. :)
 

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Count me in for Stage 2 please!

I am in for StageII (9006 low beam), thanks!
 

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barakutha said:
no hard feelings young... you can understand how anxious i am for this kit! btw, you got any pics of your ride? we are very open minded at this forum. :)
no problem! here's a link to the mbworld's pic thread... mine's not in there b/c they all look alike! (mine looks just like cryptnotic's on the 2nd page...)

oracle, are you waiting for the acura group buy? or did you want to get in on the mbworld group buy? if the latter, just tell kyle (or michael), that you're w/ mbworld and mention my name "young" and he should hook you up. friday is the last day. good luck
 
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