Anyone a CCI member ?

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  1. Ptgladstone

    Ptgladstone Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi all

    anyone on here a CCI member ? I need to order a good few parts and was hoping I could take benefit of the lower members prices.
     
  2. Finn

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    John Hill, Mr Capri, is the owner of CCI. Its not a club, its a business. Stay well away as he is a con man. There are some excellent traders on here, use them as the prices are better and you will not be ripped off. Finn.
     
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    As in all walks of life, people have positive and negative experiences in similar scenarios.
    To balance the situation I feel I must share my positive experience with CCI. I have only ever been a customer of the club but did once speak to the man himself about a technical issue and his input aided in its correction. I have always been treated well as a customer and find the lady who usually answers the phone to be an absolute pleasure to deal with, being both courteous and humorous.
    The online shop has recently been overhauled and now is quite good to use.
    I'm not saying he is not as previously described but must say that is very much not my experience.
    Finn, what specifically did he do to taint your view and piss you off so much?
    Jon
     
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    Lack of options for the parts I need. I am looking for some of there reproduction parts yes they are stupid prices but I have no other opition
     
  5. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    contact Wolfgang Stein at the Capri Club Deutschland ..
    they have an extremely impressive catalogue of reproduced parts
     
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    I am looking for a full set of end caps and overriders
     
  7. CosmicCapri

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    Been a member for the past year or so, mainly to get the lower prices. In general they are competitive but only if you are a member, and you need to order a fair bit at a time or the post charges are steep.
    TBH I've used them, Tickover, CapriGear and Burtons for various bits, all with no bad experiences, and FWIW the bits you are after can be had from a range of sources. I'd be inclined to make a list and email Martin @ CapriGear to start with.
     
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    already spoken to Martin and he advised me to go to CCI
     
  9. CapriGear

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    I would love to stock the amounts that CCI do but I can't justify the outlay and having parts taking up space and not selling.
    To be honest, once I have bought the items, paid the V.A.T - which I can't get back as I'm no longer V.A.T registered and paid for the shipping there is very little room for profit.
    To be fair, the quality of the items is very good and as the stocks of secondhand parts dry up, which they almost have done there isn't a lot of choice.
     
  10. Crash & Burn

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    ...but like you did, I'd try Martin first. And someone else second...
     
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    I've only had good experiences too but haven't been a member for a long time.
    Capri Gear doesn't have them as stated above but Tickover do have mk3 end caps and over-riders listed on their website.
     
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    I’m a member and it doesn’t take much to recover the cost of the membership before you see the benefits of the reduced prices. I know from experience how much time and effort goes into supplying parts for older vehicles and so part of the reason for my membership is to support that effort being made on my behalf.

    It’s usually Sally who deals with the orders and on the odd occasion I’ve needed something in a hurry, she’s arranged that at no extra cost.
     
  13. Finn

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    He has for many years been ripping Capri owners off. He purports to be a Club, its a business. 30% mark ups are very common. Go to the supplier direct and you will see what I mean when you compare the charges. I think the thing that really got me was that he appealed to club members to send in parts FOC, the heavier items would need to be delivered because of freight charges. He said this was because the club was running short of parts. So members give the parts to the club, and then the club sell them to other club members, how does that work? I could go on but would get too agitated. Finn.
     
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    I have been a member for over 30 years and in all that time John has never done me wrong. You can argue until the cows come home about club or business but the plain fact is that if the club/business wasn't there then every last one of you would find it a hell of a lot harder to keep your cars on the road.
    Every classic car club has a parts/spares operation, they're all run as businesses, that's how the cars survive. Nobody on here works for free, you all expect payment for working so why shouldn't he be entitled to a living wage?
    Agreed, some prices are more than what I would expect to ask but look at some of the crazy prices that other people are expecting for stuff and there are a lot of items that the club sells that are really fairly priced, I can't get close to some of their prices.
    One last point, two weeks ago there was a show at Evesham, I was there along with some other traders. How many owners bothered to support it - a couple of dozen at the most. I had a look around and there were some really nice items available. Nobody was charged a pitch fee and there was free drinks available all day. I don't think you'll be getting that at Classic Ford or Ford fair any time soon.
    John took a lot of my stock away that day along with items from the other traders and he paid us a fair price for everything. What he does with it once it is his property I neither know nor care, I got my price for it but if anyone had bothered to turn up there were lots of opportunities for them but they didn't.
     
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    Well said Martin, that's what a forum is about, discussion, we all have different opinions, as it should be. Paul.
     
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    "Where you stand on an issue depends on where you sit" -- Martin has explained his endorsement before, though not as completely as above. It's no surprise to see it here, and though I disagree for my own reasons, his are no less valid. My objection was being solicited as a member, both verbally and in writing touting the benefits of the parts catalogue, even sending me the catalogue, while they knew all along that they would refuse to send me any parts when I tried to order. And the false excuses (outright lies) for such refusal to send parts only embedded them in the "dishonorable" category of my mental files. All that Martin says may well be true, if you live in the U.K. If you don't, the chances of your displeasure are markedly higher. Martin (and Tickover) has always been so unquestionably honest and fair, I'd place my order with him, and if he needed to source them from CCI and mark them up for some profit, I'd still have them from Martin (or the Ticks). Neither the "club" or the "business" is "International" in practice, so I think they should stop pretending that it is. But my own disapproval is strong enough for me, so I don't require the agreement of Martin or anyone else to reinforce it.
     
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    I don't expect or even care that everyone will agree. My observations are based on what I see. Everyone is entitled to their own views but all I am trying to get through to all owners is that surely the car is the crux of the matter and while you may not always like the people who have the items you can't deny that they have the long term survival of the Capri at heart.
    I must agree with Gary though, I don't understand why certain countries are on some kind of embargo list. I am prepared to send my parts to anywhere in the world as long as the customer is happy to pay the shipping.
    This subject is forever getting debated on and the views of the owners is never going to change, I will not change my opinion so I won't expect anyone else to either but I am concerned that potential new owners are being put off by negative long held views. Better to let the new owners make up their own mind.
    We traders do our best to locate parts. If I haven't got an item I will always recommend either CCI or the guys at Tickover and I know they do the same for me. Even if we don't make a sale at least the customer gets their item from one of us.
     
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    I agree that's all well said, and earnestly appreciate Martin's concern for the cars and the new owners. Exactly why he's always been at the top of his trade and this forum.
     
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    I also endorse Martin as a top dealer, helped me out more than once, and very knowledgeable, even makes sense of some of the things I ask for. Was very understanding when I collected some parts from his place, and when I stopped at a burger bar on the way home and pulled the 2 plastic window winder wheels out of my pocket with the money for the burger, onto the floor he replaced them for me. Top Chap. Finn.
     
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    When I first rejoined Capri ownership I started out with strong views about commercial outfits calling themselves clubs. However I picked this up from bad experiences from a different car marque where the official club had been heavilly outgunned by a rival 'club' that wasnt a club at all but a company trying to sell membership and advertising space - they had lost the contract from the original club so decided to try and replace it and grab its members. It made me very sceptical about commercial companies calling themselves Clubs and coloured my judgement. However CCI is a very different thing as is benevolent to the Capri and benevolent to their fellow traders. I'd still prefer it if they called themselves something slightly different to make it more obvious (maybe put Ltd in the name?) but they do a lot of good with remanufactured parts etc. Though some prices are high, others are ok and the bits I have ordered have been good and arrived quickly.
     
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    Opened up a can of worms here :eek:
     
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    always does - amazing the range of thoughts & feelings across Capri owners .. :cool:
    nothing wrong with healthy debate ..
     
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    I'm just glad we have a company like CCI that can take an over-arching view across the range and the spares required to make ownership straight-forward.
    I can pick up a magazine and make an order from a price list, and if (by some reason) something isn't right you can return it. TBH I'm impressed with the service they have provided to help get my car on the road.

    Some years ago, and for other makes of older cars i've owned, seperate companies have specialised in different areas of spares ie some would do panels, and others running gear, and then i've been reliant on independent breakers for the bits in between (i've even had to buy cars for the parts ive needed). I'm trying to avoid the clutter this time around :cool:
     
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    I do think that everybody has missed the most vital piece of information discussed in this post. John Hill, as a man of a certain age, has a Ponytail. I rest my case. Finn.
     
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    my mate just got a porsche 997 carrera s and achieved a life long ambition.
    For the years he has gone on about it, I've relentlessly told him all porsche drivers have pony tails. Sadly his ability to grow a pony tail has left him as he has managed to finally buy one. Not to worry, as he paid for it his wife installed him with a clip on (not a strap on), much to the previous owners bemusement.
     
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    Opening a can of kinky worms here...o_O
     
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    Sounds like Rodders, he had a clip on one!
     
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    I never had one, no chance now, bald as a baby's bum!
     
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    I'm with both Finn AND Martin !!
    I have just bought over-riders from CCI (joined at the same time) because it was my best option price wise. Quality of the items were spot on too and it made more sense than the daft second hand prices on Fleabay.
    On the down side, 10mm plug leads on Fleabay are £59,95 delivered. . . .£67 plus delivery from CCI. for EXACTLY the same product, even down to the colour!
    He does tend to polarize view doe Mr H !
     
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    Polarise! Sorry to say I cannot stick him! Finn.
     
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    Businesses that contain vested interests last longer than clubs that depend on even 'committed' members. So I think we will see our mark last a bit longer, so that's what you pay for.
     
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    Cheers Big J for helping me out on this one
     
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    I've been a member for years as I get a decent reduction on our footman James policies and agreed value on our cars .
    given the interesting life our cars lead and location the reduction on insurance premiums due to CCI membership cost out weighs the expense . yes I know prices can be creative at times and appear to be out of kilter with ebay for some gear but in other cases you can still find difficult to find bits occasionally ! memories of being given the run of the place to locate four mint headlamps from a large stockpile of boxes for example to help a high profile restoration .
    they have always been generous in goody bag contributions and prizes for our little get together in Lincolnshire each year and have indirectly helped raise over £8,000 to help Just Jane and some very deserving charities .
    On the negative side they need to make the nationals a free entry event and provide decent toilets to encourage families to attend !
     
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    the reduction on the insurance is good but this will only be classic car insurance and of no use to those of us that like to use our cars as to what they were made for and thats to be driven limited millage sucks big time and also no NCB can be earned or used, i use my capri every day so the millage would be used with in a month, i pay £175 a year full comp with my wife on there as well, i get a NCB and unlimited millage as well,
    I use to belong to the CCI but had some rough stuff delivered but along with the rough i did have some useful tips from their mag and also made some good contacts as well
     
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    leave it parked in the garage and save even more
     
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    I know!
     
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