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Old 08-12-2006, 08:29 PM   #1351
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Figures. Someone should link this to the KP thread...
Ok, so who's shopped at Vivid recently so we can have an update? I've heard more bad press about Vivid than about Kingpin...
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:32 PM   #1352
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I got hooked up by vivid for a B&B exhaust which I bought on 8/10... I just called today and find out what the hell is up with my package and if I was ever going to receive an e-mail about my tracking number. I was given the excuse that UPS lost my package and they were waiting for the new part to come in and just received it today from B&B (*cough*BS*cough*). I asked for an old tracking number so that I can verify that it was lost and they said that their system overrides the old tracking numbers once they issue out new ones. (*cough some more*). I asked them were they ever going to call me about this and they said they were just about to but I called first. ( cough) I can't believe this: this is the worst service I have ever gotten by anywhere. DON'T BUY FROM THESE GUYS AGAIN! I should've listened. Sometimes it better to spend the extra dollars for the extra service...
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Old 09-13-2006, 02:00 PM   #1353
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I ordered from them four times now and have not had a problem. Actually, just one but it wasn't their fault (incompatible parts), and they are exchanging it for me and reimbusing me the shipping. I am just glad to order from a place that sends exactly what I ordered. No knock-offs or last years product. +1 for Vivid.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:55 PM   #1354
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I am just glad to order from a place that sends exactly what I ordered. No knock-offs or last years product. +1 for Vivid.
You sure about that? not too long ago they sent a few customers "perrin" injectors. turns out that they just chopped them in house.
ALSO they have Knocked off MANY other companies parts. mine included...

Best of luck with your exchange

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Old 09-13-2006, 09:08 PM   #1355
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I ordered from them four times now and have not had a problem. Actually, just one but it wasn't their fault (incompatible parts), and they are exchanging it for me and reimbusing me the shipping. I am just glad to order from a place that sends exactly what I ordered. No knock-offs or last years product. +1 for Vivid.
Let us know how that exchange goes.

Oh, and IIRC, that "perrin" injector fiasco was even on one of their sponsored cars...
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:27 PM   #1356
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I wanted to bump this thread so everybody knows that I have left Vivid racing. I walked out. No need to get in to details. It was a mistake to take the job. I am happier now.

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Old 12-20-2006, 07:44 PM   #1357
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I wanted to bump this thread so everybody knows that I have left Vivid racing. I walked out. No need to get in to details. It was a mistake to take the job. I am happier now.

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Good for you!
you can prob sleep at night now

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Old 12-20-2006, 08:35 PM   #1358
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I wanted to bump this thread so everybody knows that I have left Vivid racing. I walked out. No need to get in to details. It was a mistake to take the job. I am happier now.

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good for you clark.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:34 PM   #1359
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I wanted to bump this thread so everybody knows that I have left Vivid racing. I walked out. No need to get in to details. It was a mistake to take the job. I am happier now.

Clark
Two thumbs up; pleased to see at least SOMEONE has a conscience! All the very best to you and hope you remain in the Industry, there is always room for an honest player; the Import scene needs more people like you, Clark

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:44 AM   #1360
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You sure about that? not too long ago they sent a few customers "perrin" injectors. turns out that they just chopped them in house.

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Oh, and IIRC, that "perrin" injector fiasco was even on one of their sponsored cars...
Yup that did suck. Never got my money back, never got money twards the new engine, but I do have four hacked injectors sitting around in my bedroom.

Nick

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:57 AM   #1361
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I think I need some lifestyle gear yo. I like vivid's sponsorship scam that they ran on EvolutionM. They offered people on EvoM "sponsorship pricing" which Evan said was the same as wholesale.So I go in to vivid last week and it turns out that I was only going to get 10% off. After tax and shipping on a LOCAL pickup order it turned out to be the same price as regular sale price. They then tried to sell me a damaged exhaust to me in person and acted like they couldn't see the giant dents on the tip of the HKS hipower. I needed an exhaust and it was in stock so I just figured ok sure but then I made them open the box to see if it was all there. Good thing I opened it up or I may be stuck with 30lbs of scrap metal. I knew it was going to be BS whole time but I had to check it out just incase their sponsorship was a real deal. I wouldn't be able to feel good working for these guys. I would leave too. Dan thinks that he is god or something. Major ego all day. makes me sick. It also looks like they took too much credit on Clark's car in the Import Tuner article.

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Old 12-22-2006, 02:57 PM   #1362
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I wanted to bump this thread so everybody knows that I have left Vivid racing. I walked out. No need to get in to details. It was a mistake to take the job. I am happier now.

Clark
Thank Goodness!

You are too good for that place.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:48 AM   #1363
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Thank Goodness!

You are too good for that place.
Yeah, can't believe I just saw this now. Good choice Clark!
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:22 PM   #1364
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yeah.. I am done. Weeks have gone by and this guy has still not apologized. I cant believe it. Rob was always straight with me. But I feel sorry for Dan. This guy is so unhappy in life he has to take it out on others.

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Old 01-06-2007, 02:25 PM   #1365
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man you ar so right on about dan!
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:46 PM   #1366
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mermel...
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:15 PM   #1367
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I have a great photoshop of dan that was made for me when the ap "modded" injectors killed my engine. It is pretty nasty and definatly not postable, but if anyone wants it pm me. It shows dan's true side.

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Old 01-09-2007, 01:56 AM   #1368
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Heres my experience with Vivid Racing.com

I can officially say now that Vivid Racing has been by far the worst company I've ever delt with.
Lets start from the basics.
Late August, ordered from their website the RA gearset, Cryo Treated and all. Thier website listed the item as in stock. I called to make sure. Nope, not in stock. Fine, that's normal. Still continued with the order even tho people on NASIOC were telling me not to. I should have listened to them. My mistake. About 5 days later, I ordered full 17 pc bearing set, and 5 pc syncro set.
About 3 months go by, Evan who I've delt with promises me the gearsets are on the way. Meanwhile, you would like the non back ordered parts, the bearings and syncros would be there quicker. You thought wrong. I get the gearset, wait about another month, this is month 3, get the bearings... almost done, I'll be done in time to drive to Alb for Christmas. Boy was I wrong. December came, no syncros, that lost me money there because now I had to purchase plane tickets to Alb. Late December, I FINALLY get the syncros. This is month 5. Meanwhile, after calling Evan every week, and getting nowhere, I thought yes I'm finally done with Vivid. WRONG.
Turns out today when I had given the gearset and parts to Baca National Transmission, that 3rd gear is messed up. Appearently it's 2 thousandths of an inch off, and somethings wrong with the cut of the gear. (Some transmission talk I didn't understand). This is now month 6. Vivid still had their dck in my a$$ (figuritorly speaking)(sp? f off)... So I call Vivid today. Wierd, Evans voice mail doesn't work. I call the main number. They said Evan doesnt work with vivid anymore. Ok, So now You're handling my problem I told the rep. He said "It's out of our hands contact Rally Spec" and gave me their number. This first off is a terrible business move. I bought the parts through VIVID, they should be my point of contact and not push me off to their company they order through. Very bad business I thought. So now I've got to deal with Rally myself instead of Vivid who shipped me off to another company. First and Last time I'll EVER deal with Vivid, and I'll make sure to let NASIOC and all the other subaru websites about it.


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Dont order from VividRacing.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:42 AM   #1369
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Talked to RallySpec today, they said that Mike from Baca said that it's the main shaft that is wrong not the gear, that's why it was off. So he called Rally for me, and they are shipping me the "right" main shaft or whatever now. So I called Rally after Mike and told Rally to overnight it to me. I'd pay the shipping. So it'll be here tomorrow before 10:30am.
Then I called Vivid, and they STILL said Rally is at fault, even tho I didn't order my parts from Rally, so if Rally f's up, Vivid looks bad, not Rally, because I didn't order through Rally, I ordered through Vivid, so I told him that Vivid looks bad, and that I will make it a point to people not to do business with them. I also told him that I had Rally overnight me the part, and that they (vivid) is going to reimburse me for the shipping charges, because that's provable financial loss, court matters I believe, and that if they fail the BBB will be contacted (idle threats but what the hell), and they still said that Rally will reimburse me if the part is wrong. I told them again, I didn't order through Rally, I ordered through Vivid, no matter what Rally does Vivid still looks bad because they should be my point of contact. They say call rally.

So +1 for Rally, Dave is being incredibly helpful with getting me the right part and overnighting it here.

-3 for Vivid.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:15 PM   #1370
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http://www.iwsti.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36497

There's a reason why these guys have a sticky warning. Vivid is the most dishonest, inefficient, and over priced bunch of crooks out there. Do they have 1-2 good people? Maybe but deathrow has 1-2 guys that shouldn't be there too but that doesn't compensate. (poor analogy but you get the point)


NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH VIVID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:32 PM   #1371
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i didnt want to go through 28 pages nor did i want to mess with dynoflash's thread but it seems alot of people are getting sponserships from agency dynoflash included. i just find it odd and was wondering if i could get any insight.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:10 AM   #1372
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Vivid always liked to give away "sponsorships" - and by sponsorships I mean huge window banners that said 'vividracing'.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:25 AM   #1373
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Vivid always liked to give away "sponsorships" - and by sponsorships I mean huge window banners that said 'vividracing'.
I highly doubt Al's Sponsorship is just a window banner....

BTW Agency Power from what i know is seperate from vivid racing. They just use them as there main distributor. Correct me if im wrong though.

http://agency-power.com/catalog/index.php
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:45 AM   #1374
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BTW Agency Power from what i know is seperate from vivid racing. They just use them as there main distributor. Correct me if im wrong though.
You're wrong. They are the same company.

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: AGENCY-POWER.COM
Created on: 14-Jun-04
Expires on: 14-Jun-08
Last Updated on:

Administrative Contact:
Mermelstein, Dan dan@vividracing.com
465 East Chilton Drive
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Chandler, Arizona 85225
United States
4809663040 Fax -- 4809660806

And here's vivid racing:

Domain name: VIVIDRACING.COM

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Fax: +1.4809660806
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:53 AM   #1375
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You're wrong. They are the same company.

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: AGENCY-POWER.COM
Created on: 14-Jun-04
Expires on: 14-Jun-08
Last Updated on:

Administrative Contact:
Mermelstein, Dan dan@vividracing.com
465 East Chilton Drive
Suite 1
Chandler, Arizona 85225
United States
4809663040 Fax -- 4809660806

And here's vivid racing:

Domain name: VIVIDRACING.COM

Registrant Contact:
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Dan Mermelstein (dan@vividracing.com)
+1.4809663040
Fax: +1.4809660806
465 East Chilton Drive
Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85225
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Mermellllllllll.....
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