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Old 11-24-2017, 09:43 AM   #1
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Bob Drake has a sale going on this weekend, the only problem is I placed an order for 10 items and 9 were out of stock. The 1 item in stock I could not get the coupon code to validate it. Oh well... and no back orders will be given. So much for a good sale. Just in I finally did place an order for the one item and the coupon code finally validated the 15% discount and free shipping. So, things are definitely brighter...

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Old 11-24-2017, 09:51 AM   #2
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The best part will be if the parts do finally arrive, they may or may not fit !!!
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:03 AM   #3
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I'm too jaded to believe any of the "sales". I don't know if Drake does it but it seems like the "15% Off!!" is only true if the firm already raised prices 20% the week before. "Free Shipping!" Sure.... Etc
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:05 AM   #4
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I saw that ad and once again had to laugh. Specifically at the fuel tanks. In one part of the ad it is claimed they are authentic in every detail. Read down on the same page and it says it'll fit the new sending unit, etc. And, those that know, know the 39-40 tank is anything but an accurate copy of the authentic tank.
What a joke...
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:26 AM   #5
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Better to call and ask, what do you have in stock ? Most of the time everything need is.... sorry temporarily out of stock regaurdless of what you're working on . The sales are a joke

T shirts catalogs and calanders im sure are no problem
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:38 AM   #6
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Thought about a banjo steering wheel and glove box for my '39 p/u. Both out of stock. A couple of years ago I was able to get a new gas tank, sending unit, and tube shock kit on Drake's Black Friday sale but nothing this year.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:15 PM   #7
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I tried to get '34 running boards, OUT OF STOCK
I tried to get a '34 grille OUT OF STOCK
I saved a lot more than 15% today !!
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:24 PM   #8
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I got a Christmas sale catalogue from Drake last week. Kinda looked like a lot of slow moving parts?
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:33 PM   #9
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I also tried to buy what i needed for my coupe and out of 10 items They were out of stock on 5 items....
I did send them an email and complained that 50% out of stock items is nuts..
Can you imagine being out of spark plugs and a plug wire set ?
Oh well..there is always NAPA.
I do believe it pays to complain in numbers, so go ahead and email them.
Their email is web1@bobdrake.com
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:38 PM   #10
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When u contact a supplier about a ill fitting part, the answer I like the most : "U know sir we have never had any problem with that item before " !! Translated ; We realize it does not fit but we do not care !!
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:46 PM   #11
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I got the email also, the first item I looked for was out of stock, looks like I save more than 15% today lol.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:00 PM   #12
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That is why Drake is often referred to as "Backorder Bob". I admire his support of the hobby, and only wish his organization was more reliable.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:20 PM   #13
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That is why Drake is often referred to as "Backorder Bob". I admire his support of the hobby, and only wish his organization was more reliable.
I tend to agree with you but must add: Reliability starts at the top. Or, in this case, it doesn't...
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:58 PM   #14
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Every time there is a sale the 1934 grilles are out of stock. They are not giving anything away are they ? Regards, Kevin.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:59 PM   #15
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They are getting worse all the time. I have had much better luck with Dennis Carpenter. Also Drake's quality is going downhill fast. Very disappointed in them.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:15 PM   #16
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The first and only time I tried to order some water pumps that were on sale,they were out of inventory and were not concerned when they would get anymore.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:38 PM   #17
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One of the techs told me the story why they can't get quality stuff any more from offshore. They were getting grilles and hood ornaments from a pretty good source in China if there is such a thing. No USA chrome items any more. Their source in China dried up because that company got a big contract from Toyota. Drake's contract was cancelled. Now they are trying to find a new source which undoubtedly will be worse yet in quality.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:50 PM   #18
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I tried calling and never got through. I tried 3 times and no dice. Then I tried on internet and out of stock. I don't need them any more. I am done with them
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:01 PM   #19
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Maybe one of his authorized dealers may have what you are looking for. I know Joe's Antique Auto carries Drake products...I'm sure there are others...worth checking out.
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:14 PM   #20
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Ordered 4itens all in stock 15% off & free shipping
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