300zx Radiator Fan GB.......

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by zx299, May 20, 2016.

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  1. zx299

    zx299 Well-Known Member

    Recently I noticed the Radiator Fan on the zed was well past its use-by date. It had numerous cracks everywhere and the plastic appeared to be shrinking with age :(

    It was time for a new fan before the old one lets go (a new fan is cheaper than a new radiator :eek:)..... First up I contacted Mr Nissan, and a price of $302.89 was quoted :(

    Second stop was the US, where I was still looking at around $220 to land a new fan for the zed :(

    Next I started looking at aftermarket fans, and was absolutely amazed at the array of junk they're trying to palm off as a '300zx Fan' :eek: The zed uses a fan that is unique (what a surprise :rolleyes:) but you'd be mortified at the number of places trying to sell fans that are flimsy pieces of crap, back to front, undersize, or bear no resemblance to the zed fan whatsoever :mad:

    We all know how critical cooling is on the zeds, and the correct fan must be used with the viscous clutch to optimise cooling..... so the last thing I wanted to do was risk my engine by putting some dodgy, piece of sh@t 'universal' fan on my zed :(

    I had just about conceded that if I wanted the correct fan I was going to have to buy from the US, when I stumbled across a local supplier who carried 'real' 300zx Z32 radiator fans !


    I asked for a price, and at $129 I was rapt and ready to buy :)

    I queried the possibility of a deal on a Group Buy and was offered FREE * shipping on a purchase of 15 units :thumbup:

    Fans are a fairly bulky item, so the savings attributable to FREE shipping will vary depending on location but a quick calculation has Parcel Post delivery costs @ :-

    Sydney $14.25
    Melbourne $18.85
    Brisbane $20.05
    Adelaide $21.25
    Perth $32.85 :eek:

    So the offer on the table was pretty good, BUT, I figured half the zeds on the forum are probably screaming out for a new fan by now anyway, so I decided to see what we could get if we 'upped the ante' on numbers :D

    After some prolonged negotiation they finally agreed to slash the price to $99 if we can manage to raise our order to 50 units :cool: .... Now we're talking

    This drastically reduced GB price will still include the offer of FREE * shipping :thumbup:

    Add the savings from the discounted fan and the FREE shipping and you could end up with some serious dollars in your pocket in this Group Buy :cool:

    I'm sure we'll get 15 starters in fairly quick time, but my aim with this GB is to shoot for the $99 offer (we ALL want a bargain). So we'll let the GB run for a month or so to ensure we have the best shot at meeting or exceeding the larger number. :)

    A $49 deposit will be needed to get your name on the list (to eliminate the usual tyre kickers/time wasters :mad:) and deposits will be fully refundable if the GB fails to proceed.

    The balance of payments, and any additional shipping (if applicable) will be payable when the GB is ready to go. Stock is available (in Australia) for immediate delivery.

    So there you have it ...... if you need a new fan for your zed (go and check, you may be shocked), and want to get the CORRECT fan (and save money), then put your hand up or PM me if you have any questions

    * FREE shipping to major areas only. Hobart, Darwin and some rural and outer lying areas may incur a small surcharge (PM me with postcode to check availability)
  2. aanorton

    aanorton Z's = Engineering+beauty

    Hi Ian
    I am in, just pm me your details so I can send the deposit , I hope we get the 50+ orders
  3. scottyoz1962

    scottyoz1962 Active Member

    G'day Ian, yep put me down for one, even at $129 with free shipping, it's still a good buy.

    So send me your details so i can put my deposit down.

    Cheers Steve
  4. zx299

    zx299 Well-Known Member

    Tell me about it.......

    I was ready to buy at $129 because it was a bloody good price, but once I started talking numbers the price just got better and better :thumbup:
  5. DazzaZ32

    DazzaZ32 Active Member

    Put me down for 1 thanks Ian
    I'll transfer money into your account
  6. zed96

    zed96 Member

    Im in. Can transfer money when your ready.

    Thanks, Luke
  7. Stef

    Stef Active Member

    Sounds good Ian. I have thrown a few out
    Count me in
  8. 3clipse

    3clipse #TEAMROB

    Edit: Sorry I misread.
    Count me out
  9. SIM300


    I'm in. PM me what the shipping would be to 7052 if you would :)
  10. Dribbles

    Dribbles Member

    I'm in, can you PM me details
  11. zx299

    zx299 Well-Known Member

    These fans are not purchased through Nissan.....

    These fans are being purchased through a 3rd party supplier (hence the realistic price) and I can't tell the difference (take a good look at the photo)

    If you want a 300zx fan with a Nissan sticker on one of the blades, then this Group Buy is not for you ..... BUT, if you want the correct fan for your zed at a bloody good price, then put your hand up or PM me for details
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  12. Cove

    Cove Getting to be an old fart

    I'm in, can you PM me details when it's a go
  13. ZXOCET

    ZXOCET Member

    Hi Ian, count me in. Please PM me details for deposit and when it's a go

  14. tuff

    tuff Member

    Yep I'm in, send me bank details when your ready to rock
  15. SIM300


    Ian (zx299) hasn't refunded my deposit and isn't replying to my messages; PM me directly if you'd like to buy out my order.
  16. zx299

    zx299 Well-Known Member

    This is a Group Buy.......

    You are NOT window shopping at Kmart :bash:

    You cannot demand an immediate refund because you 'changed your mind', and you don't do yourself any favours by lying your @rse off about the circumstances.

    I told you any refunds would be forwarded at the conclusion of the GB (it's the penalty you pay when you're a GB tyre kicker/time waster)

    You certainly didn't speed up the process by badgering me and enlisting the aid of ROB260 to tamper with my GB post :W:

    Please Note :- any forum member attempting to circumvent the GB process by paying SIM300 directly will NOT receive a fan.
    SIM300 is on the 'refunds' list, so does not have an order to sell
  17. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    And on that note I'm locking this up pending further discussion with the moderator team. Suggest anyone still waiting to make payment hold off until the situation is resolved.

    Anyone wishing to discuss further can send me a PM.

    The group buy will be reopened without prejudice when a resolution is reached that satisfies all parties.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2016
  18. DazzaZ32

    DazzaZ32 Active Member

    Got My Fan Today

    As the title says,
    These fans are exactly like the OEM fan I cant tell the difference the thing looks great and I am very happy with it.
    Going to put it on next week.
    Have to thank Ian for his work on this GB saved me a lot of money which I now can blow on something else for the car :D
  19. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

    As posted by Magic Mike in an other thread:-

    Update: mods advised that a sum matching the refund amount has appeared in SIM300's account. For sale and GB threads unlocked. If Ian wants his trader ban lifted he can contact any mods or admin to discuss.

    END of QUOTE.

    Well surprise, surprise ..... Exactly as was advised by the GB organiser ..... full refund made at the end of the GB ..... and well within reason. What was all the nonsense about ????

    Moderators might now look at the range of comments made in the "please explain thread" particularly asking why Moderators needed to involve in the financial arrangements and deposit arrangements of a GB ... and noting just how over Moderated is this Forum ... both points directed related to the schmozzle that was brought upon this thread.

    And to further emphasise the point ..... just why should the GB organiser have to contact Mods to have his Trader rights restored ... why should this not be automatic when had absolutely nothing to do with the Mod action in the first place ..... this has the unfortunate odour of infantile revenge ... is it not time to put an end to this shambles... ???!!!!!
  20. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

    Maybe some behind the scenes apologies are needed. At least some lessons should be learned. I am so surprised that Ian (after all he has done in the past years) was so quickly judged and tied to the stake.
    This is the first Ian GB that I didn't jump on, only because I wasted money on a second hand fan (some cracks) recently.
    PS I can't see a nissan logo on it.

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