To the loyal customers I am happy to call friends:
Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time. You are why I founded this company; to support the best group of automotive enthusiasts in the world.
However, I feel the need to speak to you at this time about the questions and criticism I have received. Yes, I chose to suspend shipments prior to the Ohio Governor’s order. Yes, this decision affects not only our customers but our staff and families too. And, yes, I understand much of your confusion as to my decision.
Here is the bottom line. While we all may have affection for our beloved SAABs, they are replaceable. They will still be there after we get through this unprecedented time together. But, our loved ones, our family, friends, significant others, coworkers, and other humans may not still be with us if we don’t all take a proactive approach to this crisis. Cars are replaceable but human lives are not.
I could never live with myself if my actions to stay open for business put anyone’s health or lives at risk. Therefore, I did the responsible thing and shut our doors. The COVID-19 virus has still hit close to home even with these preventive measures, with loved ones, family and friends affected.
For those with preexisting conditions I did this for you. Many of our customers are over the age of 60 or are more susceptible to serious complications if they contract this virus. If we all stick together, we will be here after this pandemic is over to continue to enjoy these cars together.
This was not an easy decision for me to make. I confided in other business owners, family, and friends who offered their input regarding my thoughts. Yes, this will financially hurt a business I have poured my blood, sweat, and tears into. Yes, I still have overhead, accounts payable and other expenses with income not coming in. But no money can replace a human life.
This company was founded on a love for cars, specifically SAABs, that my father instilled in me. As many in the SAAB community know, he is no longer with us. He taught me how to be a successful entrepreneur, but most importantly he taught me how to a successful human being. And that means looking out for the welfare of others. I stand by my decision wholeheartedly.
Social distancing is key to stopping the spread of this pandemic. Our constant contact with couriers puts the general public and our staff at risk. Even if we do not show symptoms of the virus, we can still spread it. This is something that is not a risk worth taking in my eyes.
I personally thank you for your continued support and kind words during this time. I am currently looking at possible ways to get shipments out. Moreover, I appreciate the continued support of customers who order parts knowing that we do not have a definitive date that they will ship. With that said, know that those orders placed during this time will be the first to go out when we can safely resume operations. Please know that I will let you all know immediately when this date will be, hopefully sooner rather than later.
We have offered coupons for future purchases for those who buy parts during this time as a special thank you for your dedication to both our business, as well as the cars we love so much.
If you order from asaabforever.com before April 30th we will give you:
$5 on orders of $50 or more
$10 on orders $100 or more
$25 on orders $500 or more
$50 on orders $1000 or more
coupons towards your next order.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY – excludes sale items
We want to remind everyone how this pandemic is hitting small businesses like us very hard and would appreciate your support.