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Old 03-06-2008, 11:26 PM
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Default Sure start availability March 08

The Cox website is listing Sure Starts again. I just ordered a couple. We'll see what shows up.
Old 03-06-2008, 11:38 PM
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

What link? The one I have still shows Out of Stock with no date.
Old 03-06-2008, 11:47 PM
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

This is kind of like waiting on a patient with a bed pan, not sure of which end or when to expect the latest batch.
Old 03-06-2008, 11:57 PM
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

www.coxmodels.com The address is in Penrose CO. The website looks a little different. They were showing out of stock when I checked last week. I'm thinking that they assembled up another batch. The also show the arfs and electric models.
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

Matt, I agree, it sure looks like they have assembled another batch. Wonder what version they are?
Al
PS I have never seen an actual example of the cast crankcase version but would like to have one out of curiosity. I would swap a machined crankcase engine for one. Would pay the postage both ways if anyone has one that they would like to get rid of. Would send it either in the original package or since I have a re-set tool would snug up the rod ball joint first. I'm not a collector, but sometimes my curiosity just gets the best of me.
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

I just went to their Main page --> Classic Cox, which listed the SS.
I hit the SS and it brings up the SS page that says Out of Stock.... but if I just hit the Buy Now from the ClassicCox page it is happy to throw one in my basket

I would grab 5 or 6, but I hate ordering stuff to get disapointed with Backorder hassles.
Old 03-07-2008, 02:06 PM
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The word is that they have been out of stock for so long because they had to order hardware for the engines(washers, screws). My personal opinion is that they will be avalible within the next two weeks, but do not take this as fact.
Old 03-08-2008, 12:31 AM
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

I've got half a dozen cox's on hand but I figured that even if I have to wait a while on a back order it will be worth minimal price. As far as the cast crankcase goes I'm buying engines to use and I haven't heard much good about the cast case SS motors. If you want one to round out a collection I scrolled past several on the enormous auction website earlier this evening.
Old 03-10-2008, 09:53 PM
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

I just followed KidEpoxy's thinking but went ahead and ordered 4 of them. The invoice says that the name of the store that I ordered them from was "Store Name". It did not say they were in stock or not but said that items in stock would be shipped in one or two days and out of stock items might not ship for up to 4 weeks.

It also said:
"If you have any questions about your shipment, you may contact our customer service department at (xxx) xxx-xxxx, between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm EST.
Thank you again for your order.

Sincerely,
STORE NAME
Customer Service Department"


That all makes me wonder who I ordered from! By the way, can anyone tell me where area code xxx is?
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I'm not a phone Guru but I think it is next to yyy.
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I'm not a phone Guru but I think it is next to yyy.
LOL!!!

I have called the COX sales line probably 15 times over the last week and always get the "Either I'm on the phone or away from my desk" message. They must be terribly busy, on vacation or shut down. There is an option to contact the operator which I may try tomorrow. If I can ever get thru, I'll try to find out if more SS are on the way or gone forever.
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It sounds like they need a little bit of stimulus to have another bowel movement?
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Matt, I agree, it sure looks like they have assembled another batch. Wonder what version they are?
Al
PS I have never seen an actual example of the cast crankcase version but would like to have one out of curiosity. I would swap a machined crankcase engine for one. Would pay the postage both ways if anyone has one that they would like to get rid of. Would send it either in the original package or since I have a re-set tool would snug up the rod ball joint first. I'm not a collector, but sometimes my curiosity just gets the best of me.
al
I got one I'll horse trade ya for if you want....Rog ....gimme a PM
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I'm not a phone Guru but I think it is next to yyy.
LOL!!!

I have called the COX sales line probably 15 times over the last week and always get the "Either I'm on the phone or away from my desk" message. They must be terribly busy, on vacation or shut down. There is an option to contact the operator which I may try tomorrow. If I can ever get thru, I'll try to find out if more SS are on the way or gone forever.
In me experience you are better off emailing them.
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Hi Matt.. How many are you looking for? I have plenty.

http://www.selecthobbies.com
Old 03-11-2008, 11:36 AM
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

I was able to get a few SureStarts but do you have any idea on availabilityof the reset tools?
JLK
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should have some in a couple of weeks.. We have been spending machine time on oher things.
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Finally spoke to a human voice at COX Sales -- was told that they expect a shipment of SS to arrive mid-March.
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Default RE: Sure start availability March 08

I got an email today from Cox customer service. I guess it is an invoice. It lists my shipping address, the cost and gives an order number. But nothing that indicates actual shipping. Hopefully a box of Sure Starts will show up pretty soon.
Old 03-20-2008, 06:35 PM
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The nice man in the big brown van came through today. Buying engines by the box full, Who'da thunk it? It took about two weeks from order placed till delivery.
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Ordered 2 just now. Ship on Monday. Girl said I took 2 out of the last 25,000.

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Rich,
If I may ask.
Did she mean when these 25,000 were gone that would be the last of the Sure Starts?
Thanks!
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I did not ask for any details. But she did say they were phasing out the glow stuff & the SS should last several years.
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ORIGINAL: skaliwag

Hi Matt.. How many are you looking for? I have plenty.

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wish I would have found you a few months ago glad to know your in SC

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