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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:32 pm 
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Dear Registry members, it has been a pleasure serving your rubber-product needs under VeloceSpace for the past 7 years. We would now like to introduce you to our new service, Vintage Pistons.

Vintage Pistons is an auction site catering solely to vintage Porsches, which would include models 356, 911, and 912, up to model-year 1973.

Our goal is to provide a dedicated auction environment for vintage Porsches, one that is focused, and at the same time, transparent. We try to enhance the transparency by indicating on our listing page if a seller is a Registry member - when that is in fact the case, a potential bidder is better able to asses the listing through deeper conversations with the seller, resulting in a better understanding of a car's provenance and ownership history... not to speak of our general preference to purchase a car from someone with a proven passion for the marque and model.

Our auction site is easy to use, with the requisite auctioning tools: reserve price setting, buy it now, make offers, commenting, user ratings, keyword search, etc. All auctions start at a $1.00 bidding price, and run for seven days.

We currently maintain a popular Facebook page, which generates hundreds of hits per day to our website; here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/vintageporscheauctions/

We encourage all Registry members to give our website a whirl, and welcome both private-party sellers and commercial concerns to list their cars with us, as an auction, fixed price buy it now, or offer. We treat all equally, with no distinction between private and commercial listings.

Last but not least, our services are completely free to all users, as we plan to derive our revenues from future advertising.

Our website’s URL is http://www.vintagepistons.com, and our e-mail address is info@vintagepistons.com. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or comments, at any time.

With this platform and your support, we hope to again become a useful and important tool for the vintage Porsche community.

Thank you!

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Vintage Pistons
Website: www.vintagepistons.com
E-mail: info@vintagepistons.com


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:28 pm 
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We'd like to wish 356 Registry members a happy and prosperous new year... here's hoping that the new year will bring you more Porsches... and that's a good thing, right?

An update on Vintage Pistons:

We have been discussing our services with not only private individuals, but also dealers and consignors of vintage Porsches. Vintage Pistons represents an opportunity for "commercial" users to further promote their inventory to the public, and take advantage of an auction platform dedicated to vintage Porsches only. The auction format brings price transparency and efficiency to the transaction, as it's "dynamic", reflecting the market conditions of that particular moment. In an auction, sellers do not leave money on the table when demand is high, and buyers do not overpay when demand is low - it's simple and fair, with very little to lose for either party, especially when the (our) service is free.

Aside from the likely negative impact of the holidays on the number of listings on our website, we also attribute the lull to potential sellers waiting for more listings to appear on the site, before submitting his/her own... this is in fact a Catch-22, as when everyone waits, no listing will ever appear! Perhaps the following points will convince sellers that this is a good time to submit a listing:

1) With few listings on the site, all eyeballs will gravitate to the existing listing - no distractions, and no competition.

2) Despite the lack of listings, we continue to attract consistent numbers of visitors to our website each and every day, with a total of 5,767 unique visitors since October 1st, 2016, according to Google Analytics - this tells us that a significant number of enthusiasts are now aware of our platform, and are checking/waiting to see what cars we can offer on the site; in other words, the "eyeballs" are already here.

3) We've tweaked our listing duration from seven to ten days, going live each Friday - with weekends at both ends of the auction for maximum listing traffic before auction-end.

As a reminder, we welcome cars in all conditions - from the dilapidated project to the most highly restored/original example.

We hope that the above highlights a few new details about our service; if you have questions, please feel free to post them here, or e-mail us at info@vintagepistons.com - we are very quick with our replies :-)

Thank you for your time, and again, have a very happy new year!

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Vintage Pistons
Website: www.vintagepistons.com
E-mail: info@vintagepistons.com


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