Euroclassics Porsche: The Southside’s Very Own Porsche Dealership

July 6, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Sure, anyone who has lived in the Richmond area for very long knows all about the fashionable West End. But you don’t have to cross the river if you’re looking for a classic sports car.

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Euroclassics Porsche, based in Midlothian, has been serving the Richmond area for nearly thirty years providing excellent customer service since the mid-1980s. While family-owned Euroclassics is located on Midlothian Turnpike, they provide service to the metro Richmond area and surrounding areas of Goochland County, Powhatan County, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, New Kent County and the cities of Petersburg and Williamsburg.

To many a driver, a Porsche is a dream car. If that dream is yours the source is right here, South of the James.

Ferry Porsche once said, “In the beginning, I looked around and could not find the car I’d been dreaming of: a small, lightweight sports car that uses energy efficiently. So I decided to build it myself.”

Richmond’s Euroclassics Porsche

As Richmond’s exclusive Porsche dealer, Euroclassics has a full selection of new and used vehicles. It’s their philosophy that cars should be as unique as their drivers, so the work hard to keep a diverse inventory of new and used vehicles. On occasion they will offer a vehicle that has been built from vintage Porsche paints and leathers.

The experts at Euroclassics Porsche believe in the brand and the vehicles. Selling and servicing these vehicles is not just a job, but it’s a passion for the produce shared by every Euroclassics team member.

If you need a local source for factory authorized Porsche sales, parts and service, turn to Euroclassics Porsche. You can book a service appointment online or give them a call at 804-794-3399. Service options include maintenance and repair as well as factory warranty service.

Porsche Repairs

The fully trained technicians at Euroclassics will help you to maintain or repair your Porsche. Using the latest diagnostic equipment and procedures, along with factory original parts they’ll have your vehicle back on the road in top shape in no time.

If you need parts, Euroclassics most likely has what you need in their large inventory of Porsche parts. But if it doesn’t happen to be in stock, they can provide it for you later that same day or by the next business day.

For those Central Virginia winters that are always harsher than they should be, Euroclassics will help winterize your vehicle with Porsche Tequipment accessories designed for winter driving as well as for storage of your vehicle. Tequipment accessories are designed to protect your vehicle and you during the winter months. Accessories include winter wheel sets, rubber floor mats and rubber cargo liner. They also provide car covers for storage as well as cleaning and car care supplies.

While Euroclassics focuses on Porsche vehicles, they also perform repairs and service on all European and Asian luxury imports. However, if it’s bodywork that you need, they’ll direct you elsewhere.

For your warranties, Euroclassics honors Porsche warranties for 24 months, regardless of the mileage. On other makes they will honor the warranty for 24 months or 24,000 miles.

Your Porsche vehicle is likely one of your most prized possessions and you know you want to not only drive it but share your passion for this vehicle design and all-season road handling. That’s why you will also find a full selection of Porsche accessories and clothing at Euroclassics Porsche.

Visit Euroclassics Porsche at 11900 Midlothian Turnpike in Midlothian, call them at 804-784-3399, or check them out online at http://euroclassics.porschedealer.com/.

 

Flower Brokers: The Ugly Truth

October 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Almost everyone is familiar on some level with “national florists” who advertise heavily online and can ship flowers anywhere. They claim to “partner” with local florists in order to fill orders placed through their website, and they promise the world to their customers. It is easy to be charmed by the myriad photographs of colorful, tastefully arranged bouquets on their websites, and it is fair to assume that the order you place with them will arrive looking exactly like the picture.

Bait and Switch

Unfortunately, if you have ever done business with one of these companies, chances are you have been disappointed. From the flowers arriving on the wrong day, to the recipient not receiving anything remotely close to what the photo on the website looks like, to the flowers being different than what was promised, or of poor quality—the problems are endless. You may have wondered: what on earth happened? The answer is simple: these national companies aren’t really florists.

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They are “flower brokers”. They do not “partner” with anybody to physically create your arrangement—they merely gather orders online and outsource them to the nearest local florist that they work with. While it may not seem like that big of a deal, flower brokers are undermining local florists with every order that placed. Worse yet, the customer is the one who ends up paying the price.

Buyer Beware

There are two major problems that come with using flower brokers. The first one is simple: they outsource so many orders to so many different local florists throughout the country, there is no possible way they can ever know for sure that any florist has the correct flowers in stock for any particular order that is placed. If you have ever placed an order online with a big flower broker, only to have a local florist call you and ask if a flower substitution can be made, now you understand why.

The second problem is a matter of profit. Flower brokers typically charge up to $25 for the “convenience” of forwarding your order to a local florist. This is a fee that you, the customer, pay when you place the order, which the broker immediately pockets. In some cases, the fee is so steep that the florist sees little or no profit from your purchase. So not only is the florist losing money, but you are also wasting extra cash for absolutely no good reason. Wouldn’t you rather see all of your money invested directly into your flowers—not some broker’s profit margin?

Buy Local, Buy Proud

Steve Papoulakos, owner of Vogue Flowers

Steve Papoulakos, owner of Vogue Flowers

If you enjoy the convenience of buying online, there are many local florists that offer a convenient online ordering system—just like the national brokers do. The difference is that these companies are actual florists, who know exactly which flowers they have in stock, and can ensure that the order you place will look just like the photograph. VogueFlowers.com is one fantastic example of a local florist based out of Richmond, VA offering an extensive online selection of flowers for any imaginable occasion. You don’t have to be a Richmond local, though—they ship everywhere. Buy with pride—skip the flower brokers, support your local florist!