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Call for donations

Post by bcadmin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:40 pm

Hi guys,

Over the years, I have started asking for donations to keep the site running in late November through December. I've decided to start earlier this year. In the past two years, I've made server moves that have allowed me to cut the yearly hosting budget in half. Although the bill is half of what it used to be, It still costs about $600/year to keep running. It's still on the high end but I'm spoiled and like to use super fast servers with ssd drives and such.

If Bigcoupe has saved you time and money this year, please take a moment to hit the Donate Button on top.

I want to be transparent in that anything I collect above the costs of the hosting fees will go towards dinners and movies with the wife.

Thank you all for using the boards. It brings me joy knowing people use it and find value in it.

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1985 Polaris M635 - Gone to a better home
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Re: Call for donations

Post by sharkfan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:52 pm

Hi Brian,

Due to some tough times at home I wasn't able to donate the last two years or so but our luck has changed a little so I've sent you over a few dollars. i genuinely couldn't have kept my cars repaired and functioning if it was not for this site and the contributions of its members.

All the best and thank you for continually keeping this invaluable site up and running.

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Re: Call for donations

Post by baders » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:23 pm

1986 635csi LOCUTUS / Arktis Blau Metallic / Pearl Beige / S38B36/ Close ratio dogleg 5sp
2002 E46 M3 / Topaz Blau Metallic / Black Nappa / 6 speed SMG software tuned / Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers / CMP RACP reinforcement

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Re: Call for donations

Post by clipper47 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:05 am

Donation sent. I too owe this website and the many contributors who have assisted me to keep my 635CSi running. Thank you for keeping the lights on so to speak.
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Re: Call for donations

Post by 86_6series » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:09 am


Happy to do it.

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Re: Call for donations

Post by ron » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:20 am

Hi Brian,

Donated today.

Many thanks for keeping this great forum going.

A "must go to" for many people and is such an invaluable source to enable the 6ixers to keep rolling.


They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: Call for donations

Post by rhanley 635csi89 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:51 pm

To Brian and the Bigcoupe Group,

This site has saved my tail many times.

Donation done.

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Re: Call for donations

Post by Hefeweizen » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:35 pm

Done! I think we all benefit from this forum, one way or the other!
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Re: Call for donations

Post by Pod » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:11 pm


Thanks for keeping the forum going!

Donation sent.


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Re: Call for donations

Post by sansouci » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:33 am

Done. Glad to keep you in Champagne and steaks!

BTW, if you are a numbers guy, what was last year's average donation and did you go over what you needed?
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Re: Call for donations

Post by slofut » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:55 am

Done, with pleasure! Thank you for the forum.
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Re: Call for donations

Post by Da_Hose » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:50 am

I am extremely grateful for this tremendous resource you created for us all. Happily did my part to help keep this virtual home away from home running.

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Re: Call for donations

Post by daz635 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:08 am

Done with Thanks
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Re: Call for donations

Post by Candycj1 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:49 pm

happily done - keep up the good work!

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Re: Call for donations

Post by knunger » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:31 pm

VERY happy to help out.

Just the archives alone are priceless...

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Re: Call for donations

Post by redrumm3 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Gladly donated!
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Re: Call for donations

Post by G03rt2 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:47 pm

Happily Donated on the 16th

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Re: Call for donations

Post by reedwa » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:18 pm

Donated today.

Thanks for keeping this vital resource alive for shark owners.
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Re: Call for donations

Post by gray635 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:00 pm


Very pleased to make a donation to keep this great site up and running strong and fast! Thanks to all who make that happen.

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Re: Call for donations

Post by Jono B good » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:21 pm

P.M. sent Cheers mate =D>

Merry Christmas to all \:D/

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Re: Call for donations

Post by Masked Man » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:57 pm

Sorry I've been remiss. Here's to keeping BIGCOUPE strong and vital!!

Keep the shiny side up

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Re: Call for donations

Post by e24nut » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:50 am

Hi i donated saturday last. This is a great resource i hope other member follow suit. I would be hapoy to pay n anual fee. But in the mean time to make amual contributions.

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Re: Call for donations

Post by dmac156 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm

Done. I like this site, it's a great resource, and a solid group of members. Thanks for keeping it going.

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Re: Call for donations

Post by matthewdesigns » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:33 am

Done! Not sure how I've missed this post over the last 2 months...better late than never.

Thanks for your efforts to keep the site alive! I couldn't keep my '84 rolling along without the help here.

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Re: Call for donations

Post by BenM635i » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:53 pm

Done - been absent for a few months but catching up.

Thanks for keeping the site available for us all 8)
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