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Old 23 March 2010, 14:11   #11
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the trouble is a lot of customers think that you're a grand prix pit crew waiting to jump on his boat, the matey can pay for wasting my time or shove the light pole where the sun don't shine
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Old 23 March 2010, 14:55   #12
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Email and the internet is one of the worst thing that have happened to this industry.

Lost count of the number of customers who want things that they've found on a website in California etc, and than expect to pay the dollar price for it.

Emails are even worse, bring back the telephone, at least I can work whilst having a pointless conversation.

I once received an email from someone for info on a new build, asking proper sensible questions etc. This went on for several weeks, back and forth, pricing different spec engines, options and electronics.

It all sounded like a sale was imminent, until I rang one afternoon, and the "customers" mother told me that he wasn't home from school yet!
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Old 23 March 2010, 16:11   #13
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I once received an email from someone for info on a new build, asking proper sensible questions etc. This went on for several weeks, back and forth, pricing different spec engines, options and electronics.

It all sounded like a sale was imminent, until I rang one afternoon, and the "customers" mother told me that he wasn't home from school yet!
I understand bedajim recently encountered an almost identical experience.
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I understand bedajim recently encountered an almost identical experience.
Surely that was just a Flight of Fancy?
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Surely that was just a Flight of Fancy?
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Email and the internet is one of the worst thing that have happened to this industry.

Lost count of the number of customers who want things that they've found on a website in California etc, and than expect to pay the dollar price for it.

Emails are even worse, bring back the telephone, at least I can work whilst having a pointless conversation.

I once received an email from someone for info on a new build, asking proper sensible questions etc. This went on for several weeks, back and forth, pricing different spec engines, options and electronics.

It all sounded like a sale was imminent, until I rang one afternoon, and the "customers" mother told me that he wasn't home from school yet!
We had one of those as well!
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