Oct. 22, 2014 9:44 a.m.

The latest package from Rock Auto to arrive on our doorstep contained an order of brake parts for my wife's '68 Camaro. (No, you cannot have her...or my wife ) When I opened the box and found the ubiquitous refrigerator magnet in the bottom, guess what kind of car was on it?

A Mustang.

Oct. 22, 2014 2:55 p.m.

Irony

bigev007 New Reader
Oct. 22, 2014 3:53 p.m.

What? They send magnets? I didn't get a magnet. pouts

44Dwarf UltraDork
Oct. 22, 2014 4:01 p.m.
bigev007 wrote: What? They send magnets? I didn't get a magnet. **pouts**

Yes you did but you tossed them out with the paper packing.

Vigo PowerDork
Oct. 22, 2014 5:43 p.m.

I have gotten shipments missing the magnet before. It's a major letdown, i seriously look forward to those things. I have about 16-20 but there's a LOT of room left on the side of my fridge so i'm not really happy with that number right now.

1988RedT2 PowerDork
Oct. 22, 2014 5:57 p.m.

I can solve this mystery. My most recent Rockauto order was delivered a couple weeks ago (power window regulator with motor). In the box were three (3!) refrigerator magnets. So, if you didn't get one, I got yours!

wbjones UltimaDork
Oct. 22, 2014 6:18 p.m.

I've never gotten a magnet from them

bmw88rider HalfDork
Oct. 22, 2014 6:38 p.m.

I think I got the same Mustang one with my Barracuda order so you are not the only one.

jimbbski HalfDork
Oct. 22, 2014 6:40 p.m.

I have a row of them extending from the top of the refrigerator door to the bottom with no duplicates! Duplicates I stick to my tool box in the garage!

oldeskewltoy SuperDork
Oct. 22, 2014 6:43 p.m.

I have a few...... some of these I can't understand though.... for example I have "Tony's Cobra"....... I wonder what exactly did Tony buy to make it "built with RockAuto parts"

bigev007 New Reader
Oct. 22, 2014 6:50 p.m.
44Dwarf wrote:
bigev007 wrote: What? They send magnets? I didn't get a magnet. **pouts**

Yes you did but you tossed them out with the paper packing.

In the box? Everything's still in the garage, guess I'll go double check.

Yavuz Reader
Oct. 22, 2014 6:53 p.m.

RockAuto magnets are the best - and they actually put my Miata on one a while back which was awesome. A buddy of mine ordered some parts a few weeks ago and got a magnet of my car haha.

TeamEvil HalfDork
Oct. 22, 2014 8:28 p.m.

"A buddy of mine ordered some parts a few weeks ago and got a magnet of my car haha."

Superb ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

moparman76_69 SuperDork
Oct. 22, 2014 8:41 p.m.

In reply to Yavuz:

I have at least three of those.

jimbbski wrote: I have a row of them extending from the top of the refrigerator door to the bottom with no duplicates! Duplicates I stick to my tool box in the garage!

I do the opposite, they are on my toolbox with the duplicates on the fridge.

As for those saying they didn't get any, check the little pouch with the packing slip on the outside of the box, they sometimes end up in there.

patgizz PowerDork
Oct. 22, 2014 9:20 p.m.
wbjones wrote: I've never gotten a magnet from them

seriously? we have at least 15 of them on the fridge.

crxmike
crxmike New Reader
Oct. 22, 2014 9:26 p.m.

In reply to Yavuz:

I also have your Miata. Spotted the Ner scca triangle right away.

mancha
mancha New Reader
Oct. 22, 2014 11:40 p.m.

If it makes you feel better, it seems like every time I get an order of mustang parts, they send a magnet with a Ferrari on it.

neon4891 UltimaDork
Oct. 23, 2014 12:20 a.m.

Wait, free magnets?

Time to start ordering from them.

t25torx HalfDork
Oct. 23, 2014 6:34 a.m.

I got one with a Ferrari 308 on it. My order was for a '97 Celica ST. I think they were rubbing it in my face that I don't have a Ferrari.

Oct. 23, 2014 7:26 a.m.

Sometimes if I place a big order that comes from multiple warehouses, I'l only get one magnet out of all 2 or 3 boxes. But I always get at least one per order. We have them everywhere- on the fridge, in my toolbox, stuck to metal light switch covers in my office, and a couple stuck to metal parts of my cars' interiors. The problem is, they are very cheap magnets, so if you don't keep them in a reasonably climate-controlled environment the picture will peel off of the magnet.

If you want to jump-start your collection, there's always THIS.

ROCKAUTO Part # MAGPACK

Ian F UltimaDork
Oct. 23, 2014 7:33 a.m.
patgizz wrote:
wbjones wrote: I've never gotten a magnet from them

seriously? we have at least 15 of them on the fridge.

Same here. I don't even keep all of them anymore. Only if it's a car that interests me. I got a Rockauto shipment yesterday, but haven't opened the box yet.

A funny one was when I ordered a starter for my GT6 last year and the magnet was of a yellow TR7 owned by a guy I did the American British Reliability Run with last year, so it was a car I'd actually seen in person.

wbjones UltimaDork
Oct. 23, 2014 8:30 a.m.

how do they get pics of your car ? do you send attachments/pics of your car with an order ?

Ian F UltimaDork
Oct. 23, 2014 9:21 a.m.

In reply to wbjones:

From the Newsletter:

Share Your Hard Work

Do you purchase parts from RockAuto? If so, RockAuto would like to give you the opportunity to have your car or truck possibly featured in one (or occasionally more) of our publications such as the monthly newsletter, collector magnets or RockAuto social media. New, old, import, domestic, daily driver, trailer queen, classic, antique, we want to see them all! Please e-mail flamur@rockauto.com with your vehicle's history, interesting details, your favorite images and what parts from RockAuto you have used.

fornetti14 Dork
Oct. 23, 2014 10:38 a.m.

I think I have all of them.

cmcgregor New Reader
Oct. 23, 2014 10:47 a.m.

I once got a whole stack of magnets - like 20-25, all of the same car.

Somebody on the packing line got a little frustrated with peeling just one off the stack that day.

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