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Old 22 November 2012, 03:25   #31
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Originally Posted by Poly View Post
Well I think an aspirational brand = one you can't afford to buy now but you hope to one day. Is it worth nursing that potential customer now for a sale that might come in 5, or 10 yrs time?
Exactly! And to follow on from Lurcher's principle of friends off friends I welcome anyone onto the BananaShark page because you never know! In the same way I try to answer all email enquiries as soon as possible.
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 22 November 2012, 03:50   #32
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Originally Posted by paddlers View Post
Having bought from Clyde Outboars via tinternet it was a bonus to see Cameron all spruced up!
What about a few of Dave in his Sunday best ???
you really dont want to see a specky 4 eyes fat man. That would put you and others off.


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Old 22 November 2012, 04:30   #33
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Originally Posted by clydeoutboards View Post
you really dont want to see a specky 4 eyes fat man. That would put you and others off.

You have a point !
Still a bit of a bonus given the distance involved. I use the internet a lot & use ebay a lot but I've now bought a few items off the ribnet forums & obviously an engine from yourself but I really use facebook for social contacts & have actively tried to limit the 'spam' type adverts on there but enjoy looking at various photos & articles that people I have contact with post!
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Old 23 November 2012, 03:24   #34
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
However, be aware that "a fool can ask a question that even a wise man can't answer". I get emails with so many questions, ifs and buts that I can take well over an hour to answer a "stream of consciousness" query that took five minutes to compile. I could have answered the same query in five minutes by telephone and probably got a better grip of what the client wanted.

I do appreciate that your almost unique geographic location means email is a must and I'm not suggesting that you're an email timewaster.

However, I am going to take you off the Redbay Facebook list, as you have stated that you have no intention of buying one...
I realise that but every enquiry is a potential sale and it's a brave business that decides a new enquiry is a waste of time without replying to it? Repeat enquiries from the same customer without buying anything, different situation.

I could ring people on Skype for tuppence but sadly my experience is that it's better to get quotes etc in writing to avoid a convenient loss of memory, which is one main reason. The second reason is, as a customer, I think it's up to me to choose how I want to communicate with somebody I'm trying to give money to. I tend to do stuff in the evenings which is no good for any supplier whether local or overseas, I've got a busy day job and no time to think about shopping for leisure stuff during the working day.

Lost count of the number of people who have lost business from me over the years just because they can't be bothered to reply, and it certainly isn't because I never spend anything. Quite a few marine suppliers fall into that category, though I won't bother to name them. Thankfully there is almost always somebody else which a much better attitude to business

I see you've already deleted me from the Redbay list...

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