Blog: Business opportunity
Dave Leggett | 11 December 2003
Talking of spam, I get some strange e-mails related to the simple fact that just-auto deals with things automotive. People get the wrong end of the stick. Can I fix someone's broken down old Honda? Order a new gearbox? Advise on the strange rattling sound they hear when they floor the accelerator pedal? I once had someone ask me for an opinion on the Audi dealer salesman she was dealing with in New Jersey and she gave me, along with his name, a list of his alleged failings as if I were some kind of official arbitrator or adjudicator. Bizarre. I also get e-mails from companies who want to trade parts, vehicles etc. I don't really have time to even think about them before hitting 'delete', but I thought I'd put one in here so you can see an example of what I have to deal with every day in my inbox. It can at least give me a laugh, but I don't think I'll be putting in a minimum order for a container full of this chap's wares. But maybe someone out there sees an opportunity?
Dear sir :
> We fetch you E-Mail address from internet.
> We are a very large CNG 4 wheel motorcycle-car manufactory in Chongqing of China , I am very glad to write the email to you , we hope to cooperate with you , at present , our factory manufacture CNG DB175 motorcycle-car stock for supply , thus We could send the shipment on the same day of we receive your T/T or origin L/C .if you have the interest in this model , Please email us only to firstname.lastname@example.org
> for detail as quickly . the minimum order quantity is one 40'high container 15 pcs.
> DB 175cc Engine 4 wheel motorcycle-car FOB Chongqing China USD 1290.00 ;
> DB 175cc Engine CNG 4 wheel motorcycle-car FOB Chongqing China USD 1490.00 ;
> DB 175cc Engine 4 wheel motorcycle-car C&F Karachi ( Chittagong, Colombo ) port USD 1490.00
> DB 175cc Engine CNG 4 wheel motorcycle-car C&F Karachi ( Chittagong, Colombo ) port USD 1690.00
> 2, ZN brand CNG 200cc 4 wheel motorcycle-car(take 4 person) FOB Chongqing China port USD 1650.00
> If need CNG , please add USD 200.00
> 3, CNG 200cc tricycle FOB Chongqing China USD 1200.00
> 40'high container load 26 pcs, we will supply 1% spare part
> 4, CHC Brand CNG 200cc 4 wheel motorcycle-car(take 4 person) FOB Chongqing China port USD 1650.00
> If you need CNG equipment, please add USD 200.00
> 5, ATV series From 50cc engine to 250cc
> If you have large order, we will help training your engineer. We wish to search factory to assemble above CNG 3, 4 wheel 175cc-200cc-650cc motorcycle-car in your country.
> If you have nice market and further cooperation, we will discuss to set up joint venture in your country.
> Looking forward to your reply soon !
> Best regards,
> Weilin Wang (Director Manager)
> China Chongqing International Economy & Technology (Group) Co.Ltd
> China Chongqing YingGang motorcycle Factory; Chongqing Changjiang I/E Co.Ltd
Contact person: Weilin Wang (Director Manager)
Address: 18F "ZhongXin Bank Mansion", Yanghe 3 Village, Jiangbei District, Chongqing, China
Telephone: +86-23-67635008 ;+86-23-67635035 -(operate)- 8001; 8008 (office)
Fax : +86-23-67635036; 67732102
Hand phone (Mobile): +86-13008328236 +86-23-67747005 (Home)
E-mail : email@example.com
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