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Old 09-03-2003, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Now Opening... 6th LEATHER INTERIOR GROUP BUY...

Dear Members,

I am posting to let you all know that the 6th Group Buy for Imprezas is about to begin. Just to warn you, Katzkin has raised their prices across the board and is now charging us for options that used to be FREE. Specifically Katzkin now charges for two-toning and embroidering but we are still going to offer that for FREE. I know there are several different companies out there competing with us, but we a the track record of great quality in both product and service that no one else can touch.

Here is the new pricing...

The group buy that you will be coordinating will be good for any Impreza that we have a pattern for currently. We do have the pattern for the new 2004 WRX High Back Buckets. I will be collecting a list of interested buyers and updating that list on this forum. We will hold out until you guys reach the threshold you deem satisfactory. Each member on that confirmed buyer list will then call in separately with their final order and payment information. Each member will be charged separately and the product will be shipped according to each members preference. The group buy structure is as follows...

Buyers: Discount: Price:
1......................0%.............$679.00
3......................5%.............$645.05
5....................10%.............$611.10
10..................16%.............$570.36
20..................22%.............$529.62
50..................N/A...............$499.00

We will be offering the following options at the indicated prices.

Two-tone............................FREE
2 embroideries....................FREE
Installation Kit.....................$25.00
Install Video........................$10.00
Color Double Stitching.........$10.00
Colored Piping.....................$55.00
Suede inserts......................$85.00
Flat Perforated inserts.........$25.00
Flat Non-perf inserts............$25.00
Seat Heater System............$85.00
Seat heater/Massage..........$149.00
Shift boot.............................$49.99(actual Katzkin leather)
Premium leather upgrade.....$85.00(adds more leather to rear seat covers)
Carbon fiber inserts...........$120.00
1/4 hide of leather...............$80.00
1/2 hide of leather.............$145.00
1/4 hide of carbon..............$120.00
Yard of Suede......................$80.00
Ground Shipping..................$25.00(FREE for everyone if we get over 15 orders)


These covers are OEM spec and are made to install in place of your factory cloth or leather seat covers. Once installed they will look just like the factory leather seat covers. The above prices are for the Deluxe kit which has a full leather seating surface on the front seats and leather inserts only in the rear seats. To upgrade the rears you will need to add the Premium leather option listed above.

These are 100% compatable with the Side Impact Airbag systems in the Bolsters whether you have the cloth or the leather factory upholstery. The WRX interior has a very straight forward installation and the averaged do-it-yourselfer should have no problems with the task. Our installation kit includes the hog-ring pliers, hog-rings, and the super-adhesive upholstery glue that you will need for the door inserts for $25.00.

We will be launching a new website sometime late this month or early next month... I will let you know when it is up and ready. To speak to me about any questions or comments you may have concerning this group buy please call toll FREE 1-866-NEWSEAT ext 104. We look forward to impressing many of you very soon.

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Old 09-03-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
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Dear Members,

Here are some pics of a recent IS300 that we did... I thought some of you might appreciate them.





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Old 09-03-2003, 05:54 PM   #3
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Gotta get my recent pics up of my scoob!
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:54 AM   #4
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I have JDM STi V4 seats, would you be able to make the covers for those?
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Old 09-04-2003, 03:05 PM   #5
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I want these so bad... How long have the previous GB's been before payment was due?

Also do the seat heaters include switches?
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Old 09-04-2003, 03:47 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by cavymeister
I want these so bad... How long have the previous GB's been before payment was due?

Also do the seat heaters include switches?
Usually anywhere from 4-6 weeks since the start date. The seat heaters DO include switches, and if they are the same style as they have been for the last 5 GB's, then they fit SO damned well where they belong (the two blank switch areas by the e-brake handle).

Bizarre weather here in PA - 88 degrees on Friday of last week, and 61 two nights ago -- damned good decision to install those seat heaters - LOVE those things!!!
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Old 09-04-2003, 05:36 PM   #7
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cirrus, how are those covers breaking in? I checked them out at your installfest. Also did you install the shift boot?
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Old 09-04-2003, 06:56 PM   #8
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I'm in so long as we can get 20 orders. I would like to have the Dark charcoal leather with the black/Dark charcoal Suede centers.
Thanks
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Old 09-04-2003, 07:02 PM   #9
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I've been waiting for this GP for quite a while...I'm interested in if we can get 20 people. When can I sign up for this. Also, how much is shipping to Canada.

Too bad about the new pricing....one would assume that as a product gets more mature and the volume goes up, the pricing should come down (unless there's a sudden shortage of cow hide that I'm not aware of).

Tom
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Old 09-04-2003, 09:46 PM   #10
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Interested Members (Just a running list)

Leather
1. SubyWRXer
2. smokewrx
3. turrizt
4. ApexR
5. Ti-REX
6. googe
7. TortoiseAWD
8. HS182003

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Old 09-04-2003, 09:48 PM   #11
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cirrus, how are those covers breaking in? I checked them out at your installfest. Also did you install the shift boot?
Have had my covers + seat heaters for about 14 months and ~20,000 miles now - installed on 7/14. I am pleased to say the darn things look just as spiffy as the day I first installed them. The shift boot is SWEET and I have to get my pics up, but the rest of my interior is REALLY dirty right now, so I gotta get my butt in gear and snap some pics!
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Old 09-05-2003, 12:37 AM   #12
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Got any picture for STi seats? I am very interested!! Would it be 2 tone blue with STi logo?
About the seat warmer, I don't remember on top of my head if I have the 2 blanks by e-break..
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Old 09-05-2003, 01:17 AM   #13
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do you have any pictures of some examples on the wrx? or maybe some other members from a previous GB? i really love how that blue and black looks on the IS, and might be interested in something like that.
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Old 09-05-2003, 03:44 AM   #14
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Default I'm definitely interested, put me down

put me down on the interested list.
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Old 09-05-2003, 11:30 AM   #15
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Default Answers/Pictures...

Dear Members,

I am not sure if they will work with the JDM seats... aren't they the same HB Buckets that are in the newest U.S. Spec WRX STi? We do have the newest HB Sport Bucket pattern... I will attach a pic of that.

The new carbon fiber leathers, yes they are leather with a carbon fiber finish, will be available if anyone is interested. I will post pics of the some of the new exotic line of colors.

As for then new pricing, I would fully agree with your feelings, but they aren't necessarily valid. Twenty years ago candy bars were 15 cents, now they are 70 cents... inflation is just a fact of life. These leather kits are only going to get more and more expensive with time. I would just suggest that we not to compare this deal to any of the other group buys... things have changed and they will only continue to change. The fact is that these prices are still very low and some options are even cheaper than they were before. If you really want to know the specific reason for the price increase it is due mainly to one major factor. Katzkin publicly announced that they were introducing a hefty pricing increase as of June 2003. This price increase is due to the fact that the owners felt that Katzkin is not as profitable as they should be. They now charge for pretty much every option, two tone costs us $20.00 now and embroidery costs us $10.00 now. They have also instituted large surcharges on all kits if they are considered a non-current year pattern. By non-current I mean 2003 and older. It sucks a lot for everyone. I know that it has been cutting into our profit margin quite a bit recently. As you can see we are still going to eat some of those costs for you guys by offering two-tone and embroidery for FREE... that is $30.00 down the drain so to speak compared to the last group buy. The fact is that we will make significantly less money on this group buy than we did on the last one even with a small price increase.

CirrusWRX got the rest of the questions it looks like.

Thanks,
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Old 09-05-2003, 11:40 AM   #16
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Dear Members,

Here are some pics of Silvertoy's interior. Black and Dove Grey inserts combo.

Thanks,
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Old 09-05-2003, 04:27 PM   #17
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Hi Eric,

Thanks for the reply. I do appreciate your efforts in keeping the price as low as possible for this GB.

Just a small suggestion, since embroidery and colour double stitching both cost your around $10, could that be a free option if I should choose to have the colour stitching instead of embroidery? This may make the apparent price more attractive to other members who may not want embroidery. Let's get as many people in on this as possible.

Thanks. Still waiting on shipping cost to Canada...you do ship to the frozen north don't you?

Tom
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Old 09-05-2003, 04:32 PM   #18
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Default JDM seats

The JDM seats are different than the USDM STi seats. There is more bolstering on the sides. If you can make it i can send you my seat covers so you can make the pattern, im pretty sure theres others out there with JDM seats who would like leather.
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Old 09-05-2003, 07:32 PM   #19
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Dear Members,

We do ship to Canada... it is 40.00 for Standard UPS Shipping.

I will check to see if we have the JDM pattern for export possibly, but if we don't we would gladly pattern those seats for you. The only difference would be the front row correct?

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Old 09-05-2003, 10:28 PM   #20
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do you have pics of the carbon fiber colors installed? its hard to tell with the closeup

I have seen these pictures:
http://www.autoleathers.com/HTML2/AL.MAIN.FS.html

(click "design your interior" then answer the questions until it shows color schemes, carbon are at the bottom)

but they are pretty small, so its hard to tell how it will look

I will go 'on the fence' if we get 20 buyers. Let me sleep on it

Also, I am a bit confused about what is included for the back seat. If I dont get the premium upgrade, do I just get cloth back seats with leather inserts? I dont want that...

Also Put me down for 1 seat heater
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Old 09-06-2003, 12:02 AM   #21
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Eric , sent you a PM. Thanks.

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Old 09-06-2003, 06:52 AM   #22
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Yes, it would only be the front row that would be different on the JDM seats.
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Old 09-06-2003, 05:30 PM   #23
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i would like to see that c/f leather on an actual seat, could be interesting!

also any ballpark idea of when this buy will close? i am very interested but it all depends on when it closes.

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Old 09-08-2003, 02:48 PM   #24
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Dear Members,

I was not able to get approval for the double-stitching/embroidery swap, but I will let you know if that changes. Sometimes volume talks.

As for the Premium upgrade deal. The normal kit that Katzkin sells for the WRX is a combination of leather and vinyl. The more leather the more expensive the kit. There are two different kits that most people buy. The Deluxe kit for $679.00 and the premium kit for $779.00. They both have full leather seating surfaces on the front seats, but the Deluxe kit only has leather inserts in the rear seats where the Premium kit has closer to a full leather seating surface back there. If you are not familiar with what vinyl is it, it is a cloth fabric that is sprayed with a vinyl liquid and then stamped in a certain texture. In this case the vinyl is sprayed to match the leather color and then is stamped with the same texture that the leather hides are stamped with so that they match. In the above pics the sides of theose front seats are matching Black vinyl and the seating surfaces are leather. This is the same as what 95% of all OEMs use in todays leather interiors.

I have seen these deals drag on for 3 months and I have seen them close in as short as 3 weeks. It is hard to know what right now.

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Old 09-08-2003, 06:29 PM   #25
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Dear Googe,

I don't know where you found a picture of the Carbon fiber leathers installed on autoleathers. There were some tiny tiney ones, but that was it Anyways, I did find a picture of the Primer colored Carbon Fiber leather inserts. I think you will be able to see what you want to see from the picture below.

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