I wanted state that I'm certain your parts and business are of good quality. My starting this thread was done absent maliciousness or intent to undermine you or your business, but simply to share knowledge with the community and start a discussion.
You're missing or ignoring the point. Buy a car somebody else built. Let someone else drive it and win races. Buy a video game with cars in it. People are just discussing possibilities and learning a little on the side.
Beside that MMM products almost disappeared when MMM went out of business, and Joe needs an order of four to make a new run. What does a person do in the meantime? what if Joe goes out of business?
Joe, you should put the need for four orders on your web site. And there's competition now that doesn't seem to need four. Just saying, communication is important.
NewZed, there is one source making the parts.
The other places are in the same boat they need to order 10 parts at a time.
In fact they both have bought from me. I spoke to one of the guys in Canada 4 months ago nice guy forgot his name and have an email from Ryan in Oct looking for parts.
If it can be done cheaper that's great Ill join in.
The old days of ordering parts is gone. The manufacture would make and keep the parts in stock. I could order 2 parts at a time. Heck they even dropped shipped for me.
Now I have to order 10 parts per item number and wait till the last one sells to make a profit. These are parts for vintage Datsuns as you know. They don't sell like Hot Cakes LOL
So to have full stock your talking about 120 parts. 50K ++ not a good investment. ANY INVESTOR OUT THERE LOL