okay so we have our first hiccup... we can do a group buy and get a group rate however there are some issues... please read what the first vendor has told me:
"Matching Ebay pricing on a bulk quantity like this, not going to happen. The Ebay steering wheels you see are leftovers, stolen, used, misrepresented and come in low quantities. I deal with a company overseas who deals with leftover non-used factory parts for some random items. They get inventory in such a random manner that it's impossible to do a bulk order through them.
Second concern is that to work a large discount the product must be exactly the same. So mixing leather styles, stitching colors, functions, paddles, etc will not yield the lowest possible pricing unfortunately.
Getting 18-20 airbags set is going to be very hard. It is unlikely Audi will want to release 20x airbags from ANY market without question. In many cases airbags now require VIN to order and most certainly they do not often release 20x of them in one shot.
I am happy to price out the steering wheels in bulk, say 10x with paddles and 10x without. The same S3 wheel with the same color and leather scheme. So let me know if that works for you and what specs you want on the steering wheel."
so long story short... we need to all agree on the same type of wheel and agree on the amount of ones with paddles and ones with out paddles...
personally i can live with the plain tt-s flatbottom wheel which is all black with aerated leather on each side or the s3 wheel with the silver stitching. i think for group buy sake maybe if we did the all black it would be easiest for all? thoughts? input? feedback? please let me know so i may discuss with the vendor...