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celicaguy May 19, 1:11am - #180555 
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I GOT SPONSORED!

I got sponsored guys im so excited.once i sign the contract and send it back they will send me the parts list and the sponsorship is valued at 12 grand grin eek
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cycocelica May 19, 1:14am - #180556 

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how did you go about getting this?
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Peterkwon87 May 19, 1:16am - #180557 

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was it that seatbelt pad company rofl
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celicaguy May 19, 1:18am - #180558 
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Sport Compact Pro is my sponsor.
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BReakinDrifTs May 19, 1:22am - #180559 
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How did you get sponsered?
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celicaguy May 19, 1:24am - #180560 
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They had a contest..im not sure if they are still having it or not...it was anywhere from 3-25 grand sponsorship...all that is required is to show at 4 events within a calendar year
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cycocelica May 19, 1:24am - #180561 

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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
How did you get sponsered?


yeah thats what i want to know, now tell
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Spencer May 19, 1:28am - #180562 

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congrats man...thats awesome and have fun with 12 grand. What mods you going to do? And what does your celi already have on it? I checked ur pro but you didnt list them.

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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 19, 1:28am - #180563 

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not to break your bubble
read it all about it in here
scp is the same as racer x(they bought racer x) thumbsdown thumbsdown
this is just a warning please read all the links this company will "sponsor" anyone who is willing to dish out there "processing" fee thumbsdown
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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 19, 1:34am - #180564 

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i took the liberty to search for you to read the following


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re: racer x motorsports
"Dont do it. Racer X is just a scam to make money. They gave out a lot of these so called sponsorships to a lot of 350z owners too.

You end up paying 80 bucks basicly for a club discount not a sponsorship. Its 53% of retail but who pays retail for parts. I never had to pay full retail just look around most places charge the same as racer x's discount.

Well heres an example of what happend to a 350Z owner in reguards to racer X sponsorship that was givin to him.

"Racer X, a company in DE, claims to sponsor people, and are targeting Z owners. This is because the Z is a new car and everyone wants to hook it up. They contact you if you submit an application, their website is www.racerxmotorsports.com. Well, when you submit your application, it turns out that you are automatically charged $79.00 for an "account activation fee". They claim that you will only be charged if you are accepted, the trick is, they accept everyone! They will then call you and offer you a T-Shirt, Magazine, Stickers, and other little goodies, and tell you they will mail your contract out. Here are the guidelines to their "SPONSORSHIP"

Most the Z members will prolly be offered the "$10,000 / 52% Partial Sponsorship" under this you get:

-Up to 52% off all parts
-Free shipping of all parts
-$5,000/per year if car is damaged to reinburst your aftermarket (for 2 years, for total of $10,000)
-After 1 year of being on this sponsorship, you can apply for a FULL sponsorship where they pay for all parts and goods
-Any product you buy which is under $80 is free to you
-"Rack Labor Rate" on installation, which is $45/hour, cheaper if you go to their shop, if you go to another shot affliated with them, you get Rack Labor Rate

It turns out they really do most these things, but the part they scam you at is...

1) They require you to enter 4 shows a year, which YOU must pay for. What sponsorship company makes you pay to advertise? None. Entering a show as a car owner costs usually $100 and up. This mean you have to pay $400 or so a year to keep your contract active.
2) The 52%, is "UP TO 52%" off. Most parts are NOT 52% off! Generally they are about 30% off. Even that 30% off is off a raised price. For example, I asked for the Injen CAI, on this site we have seen dealers offer it to us at $225 shipped. Racer X quoted me a price of $247. Another good example is Eibach Lowering Springs, I've seen dealers sell them for $200 shipped, Racer X sells them for $227.
3) When you tie 1 and 2 together, even though the prices arn't that bad, the amount you will save with them is going to be much less than what you end up spending on the shows.

When I called to get a refund on my contract, Eric, the man I spoke to tried everything to keep me interested. He gave me the following excuses.. (all listed below are exact words used by Eric)
1) We are here to help you out, you got a great car, we can offer you great products cheap
2) The prices I quoted you have an additional 30% off once I see you have a signed contract. (If this is the case, why would he give me 2 prices? Doesn't make sense. Plus, Once he has a signed contract in hand, I'm screwed!)
3) Don't you want to have the first really hooked up 350Z?
4) If you stay with us for 1 year, you can apply for a FULLY paid sponsorship!
5) Come on man, we're trying to help you out here! It's not easy finding a sponsorship!
6) The $79.00 cannot be refunded, but we can take 79.00 off your next order. (I was told it could be refundable by another worker named Scott, so they obviously don't know their company policy)
7) Eric kept telling me he works in the PARTS Department, and that the $79.00 was charged by the MARKETING Department, when I asked for the marketing department number, he kept repeating himself, saying "I'm in parts." Makes me believe there is no marketing department. Finally I was told to email "Wholesale@racerxmotorsports.com"

There you have it guys. If you feel as if you want to go through this, you can. Technically this is not a real scam, but it is extremely misleading. I hope this helped a few of you out there, because I went through a hassel of over 2 hours to figure all this bullshi* out. Good luck fellow Z members"
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Virgilson May 19, 1:45am - #180565 

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celicaguy May 19, 1:47am - #180566 
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What should i do guys?...help me out here..If i dont sign the contract do i still get charged the 79 bucks...should i take the sponsorship..read the contract and see what i should do or what guys?
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VSGTS14 May 19, 1:54am - #180567 

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that's awesome man.

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EuRoBoYGT May 19, 2:07am - #180568 

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well i guess keep looking in to it b4 you sing the contract. i hope everything goes good thumbsup

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pinoyricer May 19, 2:37am - #180569 

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i found this one site i saw in my Performance Auto and Sound Mag...
Its a sponsorship application

www.needsponsors.com

yea i kno it sounds weird but it real...
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celicaguy May 19, 2:46am - #180570 
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Thats the one we are talking about ...just a different url link
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CeLlYgT04 May 19, 2:53am - #180571 

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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 19, 2:54am - #180572 

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Originally Posted by celicaguy

What should i do guys?...help me out here..If i dont sign the contract do i still get charged the 79 bucks...should i take the sponsorship..read the contract and see what i should do or what guys?

did you read what i posted above ^^ if you read it then you should know that the $79 IS NON REFUNDABLE ohboy
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celicaguy May 19, 2:55am - #180573 
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2 cookies for me...yay
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