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Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018
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Chopper John
Posted 2018-01-12 8:19 PM (#556131)
Subject: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018



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From the Original Auto Interiors site:

Hello,

After 40 years in the Upholstery Business, I am retiring. Effective January 1, 2018, Original Auto Interiors Inc. will be transferred to Doug Pollock of SMS Auto Fabrics.

Doug has assured me that the same level of customer service you expect and deserve will be maintained. I would like to thank all the loyal automotive trimmers and customers for your patronage and wish you all the best.


You can visit Doug's website at https://smsautofabrics.com/


Sincerely,
Tom Ames
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mstrug
Posted 2018-01-12 8:26 PM (#556132 - in reply to #556131)
Subject: Re: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018



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NOOOOOOOOOO!
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-01-12 11:59 PM (#556137 - in reply to #556131)
Subject: RE: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018


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Chopper John - 2018-01-12 8:19 PM

From the Original Auto Interiors site:

Hello,

After 40 years in the Upholstery Business, I am retiring. Effective January 1, 2018, Original Auto Interiors Inc. will be transferred to Doug Pollock of SMS Auto Fabrics.

Doug has assured me that the same level of customer service you expect and deserve will be maintained. I would like to thank all the loyal automotive trimmers and customers for your patronage and wish you all the best.


You can visit Doug's website at https://smsautofabrics.com/


Sincerely,
Tom Ames


Well --- Thanks, Tom! I guess it was more than 35 years ago when you outfitted about 3 or 4 cars for me!! Fast forward a bunch of years and SMS together with Gary Goers finished my next 3 or 4 cars. I have nothing but praise for all these teams!!
Many Thanks,
Greg
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1960fury
Posted 2018-01-13 11:25 AM (#556153 - in reply to #556131)
Subject: Re: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018



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PlymouthFury
Posted 2018-02-12 7:47 AM (#557938 - in reply to #556131)
Subject: Re: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018



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And now there's an absolute monopoly.

And if the "same level of customer service you expect and deserve will be maintained" means taking your money with no product on hand, trying to pass off incorrect material as original, myriads of excuses, rude customer service, a incompetent owner and refusing to give refunds...then we are in good hands with Doofus Doug!

I also like how Original Auto was always in agreement on how idiotic Doug and his monkeys are...always making comments on their horrible business practices...then they sell out to them. Cash is King. I guess from now on I will just use whatever I can find at the local upholstery supply company. SMS is a joke. I will not be doing any kind of business with them.
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hemidenis
Posted 2018-02-12 2:26 PM (#557973 - in reply to #556131)
Subject: Re: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018



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a lot of guys in here patronage SMS giving them money for nothing in exchange, yes...you guys make this guy rich enough so he can buy the competence... Well now obviously is going to get worst. Good luck to the future FL restorers...







Edited by hemidenis 2018-02-12 2:27 PM
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1960fury
Posted 2018-02-12 2:46 PM (#557976 - in reply to #556131)
Subject: Re: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018



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thats pretty devastating news for me as i was just about to order from oai. so how do i get the interior done? everyting from the "upholsterer" just doesn't look period for me. while i can shape/restore everything sheet metal and fix mechanical things i just can't fabricate these crazy 50s fabrics and molded vinyls and as austin said, they have the monopole now and its going to show in the price, just can't afford that.

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macedon
Posted 2018-02-13 10:03 PM (#558070 - in reply to #556131)
Subject: Re: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018



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I have had my own horror stories with SMS years back. Recently however things have gotten better. I have perfect match material for my 57 DeSoto and it was delivered the same year as I ordered it

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56RatKing
Posted 2018-02-13 10:59 PM (#558076 - in reply to #558070)
Subject: Re: Original Auto Interiors sold to SMS as of 1/1/2018


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macedon - 2018-02-13 10:03 PM

I have had my own horror stories with SMS years back. Recently however things have gotten better. I have perfect match material for my 57 DeSoto and it was delivered the same year as I ordered it


SMS is the only company in the Restoration Market where this policy is seen as normal. Waiting a year for anything in this day and age is absolutely absurd.
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