This week, we paved the driveway and rear parking pad. It was a great milestone as we expand our facility and continue to expand our car and product offerings. With all this expansion coming to a head, this seems an appropriate time to ask,”why should you buy a Bugeyeguy Bugeye (or BugeyeguyPART) from us?”
We stand behind what we sell and we have the experience needed to produce great products. Buy from others and take your chances. For example:
In a recent interview with a seller of an old British car, I asked if there were any issues downshifting from third to second and if the transmission was in good shape. He told me it was perfect. “No issues,” he said.
I purchased the car and when it arrived, I went to back-it off the trailer and much to my surprise, I was unable to engage reverse (or any gear for that matter). The clutch barely worked. I started the car in gear and backed the car into the shop for repairs on my very first drive. (We have since fixed the issues).
How was it possible that such a nice guy who was so forthcoming could neglect to disclose something so elemental to our transaction?
This sort of thing happens more often than I can count. Once, a truck showed-up with one of our new acquisitions and the driver asked me who was going to push it off the trailer. I had just bought this car from a national sports car club president… how could he of all people forgot to tell me that his car didn’t run?
As the internet continues to expand, we all have more buying choices. Anyone can find a Bugeye Sprite (and anything else) online, with a seller’s promise of “perfection.” But you have to ask yourself, if Bugeyeguy is having trouble getting cars online that are accurately represented, what am I about to step in?”
Even cars that are “vetted” on social media platforms are subject to the same challenges. Internet crowds sometimes fixate on red herrings, leaving an online auction winner with a serious undisclosed challenge that could not be detected from the photos shown. We get a lot of calls each year from people who say, “I bought such and such car online. I am kicking myself that I didn’t buy one from you instead.”
We work hard to make sure our cars work. We’re not perfect. We occasionally miss things. We are working with 60-year old machines that were never built to last this long. Things break. But we have sent more than 200 serviced Bugeyes out the door and we have learned a thing or two about how to produce a wonderful British Sports car.
I drive every car we sell, bring it back to the shop with a punch list, and when that list is complete, I drive it again and repeat the process. We have the experience to know what matters. We know what might fail before it fails and we discuss with every client how we can improve and accessorize their car so that it is optimized before it departs.
We look at our car business as a partnership. We want you to be happy. We want you to have fun. We want your car to work. We have videos to help you enjoy your car. We sell parts in case something goes wrong. We explain how things work. We answer the phone, often when other businesses are closed. That’s worth a lot in today’s economy, where outsourced phone support is far from satisfying.
What we sell is different. We stand behind our product. If anything isn’t right, call me and we will work together to address your concern. It’s difficult to offer a guarantee on a 60-year old classic car. But we do a great job producing a quality product and we stand behind what we sell.
We work hard to keep our prices competitive. But even if you pay a little more for one of our cars that has been fully vetted, what you get is peace of mind. You know we went through the car. You know there will be no surprises. I‘ve bought hundreds of cars, they are almost never as represented. That’s not how we operate. Let us show you the experience we bring to the classic cars we sell.
We look forward to being of service!