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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:19 pm 
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I love the frame, but I've had it for 16 months and it's faded. This is the white on black one in case you can't tell. I haven't raised the issue with EVplates yet, so I don't know if they have changed the materials since then or if they will replace mine. Just FYI.

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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:37 pm 
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miimura wrote:
I love the frame, but I've had it for 16 months and it's faded. This is the white on black one in case you can't tell. I haven't raised the issue with EVplates yet, so I don't know if they have changed the materials since then or if they will replace mine. Just FYI.

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Thanks for posting this. I don't feel so bad that mine had cracked and I had to throw it away. However, when it was new, the black didn't have a deep black look and it was pretty clear it would eventually fade. I say save your money if you're planning on getting one.

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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:46 pm 
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From evaluates.com

"For a minimum of 10 orders, we can offer you a price of $15.99 per plate frame (plus shipping) for the frames that use the TESLA font. For a frame that doesn't use the TESLA font, we can offer those to you for $11.99 each (plus shipping). One caveat... it will make things a LOT easier on our end if there is a general consensus among your group on which frame is purchased, so that we only have to do one redesign, rather than multiple redesigns."

What do you think? I'm all for the tesla font version for $15.99. But I can honestly go either way

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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:14 pm 
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based on that photo of the faded one above, i think i'd rather just get a metal plate from Tesla. Count me out of the group buy on these.


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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:00 pm 
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I sent the company an email asking them about their materials and quality. I'll report back as soon as I hear from them.

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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:10 am 
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If you want to protect them from the sun's UV rays, rub some 303 Protectant on them about every 2 or 3 months. I use it on my naked carbon fiber bike frame and haven't had any yellowing of the resin in 12 years and 45,000 miles.

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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:50 pm 
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"Jim, no one has brought any of these issues to our attention. The only thing I can say is that we purchase the "blanks" (the white plastic frame) from a manufacturer who supplies them for just about everyone in the sublimation industry who creates custom plastic license plate frames. We do not know whether or not they have changed their formula for creating them or not.

We personally use the plate frames on our own personal cars and we have not experienced these issues. However, our cars are not exposed to the sun all day long and that might be a factor in any fade-related issues. But again, since this is the first we've heard of anything, we're hard pressed to make any comments or judgements about quality issues."

Who still wants to move forward? I am going to start a list of people who want one in the first post.

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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:04 pm 
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I just heard back from the evplates. They need 10 orders in order to give us the deal. They are actually going to give us an online coupon code that we can use. That way no one has to deal with receiving all of them and shipping them to each of us.

So far we have 5 plate frames sold (names are in the first post. If you have changed your mind let me know asap!). We need at least 5 more takers. Are you interested?

Here is what they just told me.
"Jim, thanks for your reply. For a minimum of 10 orders, we can offer you a price of $15.99 per plate frame (plus shipping) for the frames that use the TESLA font. For a frame that doesn't use the TESLA font, we can offer those to you for $11.99 each (plus shipping). The non-TESLA-font frames would have all the text in the same font as seen in the frame example images on our website.

Since these would be custom-made frames, we won't do the artwork for the design until you've got your 10 people lined up and ready to go. Then we'll do the artwork for whichever frame type you decide upon (with font or without font), send a copy over for your approval, and then make the frames all at once. We'll give you the coupon code and your people can then submit their orders.

Thanks again for your interest in our product and let us know once you've got 10 people ready to go and we'll get started"

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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:33 pm 
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I'm Good for Option B too

QTY 1

thanks for putting this together

James

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 Post subject: Re: Group Buy on "Powered by Tesla" License Plate Frames
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:34 pm 
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james wrote:
I'm Good for Option B too

QTY 1

thanks for putting this together

James


Thats great. Welcome to the forum James. Dont forget to complete our Rav EV owners survey so we can add you to our spreadsheet.

Here is the link.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1300

Ill add you to the list of plate frame buyers now.

Thanks!

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