Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 29 September 2008, 15:23   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Over here
Boat name: S.S. Nobstick
Make: Three Wise Monkeys
Length: 3m +
Engine: 44lbs of thrust....
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by doggypaddle View Post
..
Others may have different experience to me but i have found Ribnet an invaluable source of help. information,

..Yeah, if you ever need to know the fuel usage and rev limit on..say a Suzuki 250......
__________________

__________________
Jono is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 15:59   #12
Member
 
havener's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Far west!
Boat name: Vigilant
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Engine: 90hp
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 505
Quote:
Originally Posted by springtide66 View Post
IS it really in the spirit of Ribnet if John closes a thread when somebody disagrees with him. I dont blame Riva for not paying. John stuff your site!
I look forward to the opening of your new site, containing as much knowledge exchange and help as this one does, with as much sense of a community, and then I will give you credit for having put in the same amount of work JK does with the only reward being the satisfaction of doing it.

Until the arrival of that site, I may or may not consider you a knobend. You choose.
__________________

__________________
havener is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 15:59   #13
RIBnet supporter
 
bedajim's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cambs/Northants
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
A good attitude goes a long way in atracting customers to a business.

Riva could learn a lot from that.
Feck me I'd like a few lessons from him 10 million boat yard to sell from
__________________
bedajim is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 16:32   #14
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by bedajim View Post
Feck me I'd like a few lessons from him 10 million boat yard to sell from
10 million boatyard doesn't pay the wages without customers-and an attitude like he showed in his last posts won't gain him any.It's far more likely to lose them.

I bet it's not worth 10 million now either....
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 17:12   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
10 million boatyard doesn't pay the wages without customers-and an attitude like he showed in his last posts won't gain him any.It's far more likely to lose them.

I bet it's not worth 10 million now either....
I've met the guy twice at Ribex and on both occassions he came across as a prick. Don't think a lot of his boats either having been out on a couple.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------
Chris Stevens

Born fiddler
Chris is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 18:04   #16
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by springtide66 View Post
IS it really in the spirit of Ribnet if John closes a thread when somebody disagrees with him. I dont blame Riva for not paying. John stuff your site!
I'd like to say it's been a pleasure.........Good Bye
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 18:05   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris View Post
I've met the guy twice at Ribex and on both occassions he came across as a prick. Don't think a lot of his boats either having been out on a couple.
In fairness I was treated very well by them - much better than the Scorpion mob!!!

Also in fairness I do think a trade membership should have been on the cards but all types of membership should be voluntary.

And who is this springtide git anyway? Seems to enjoy having a go at people!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 19:08   #18
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,147
I've had both experiances at JBT.

Jonny(Who I believe is RIVA but might be wrong) was polite and treated me like a proper customer when he caught me looking around the RIBs in the yard dreaming, as did one of the younger members of staff.

Jason wasn't/didn't on two occasions.
If I'd have had 50K in my back pocket I'd have gone elsewhere those times.

I actually wish them luck with the new venture, because lets face it they will need it in the current climate, and I hate to see any business go down.
I also like their 'second hand car lot' type approach which will put most first time buyers in a situation they are familiar with.

I think maybe this thread has got a little out of hand, but do also think its time for them to stump up for trade membership.
Maybe not because they get direct sales from Ribnet, but because they should be supporting a site that promotes their industry partly on their behalf.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 19:30   #19
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
If I'd have had 50K in my back pocket I'd have gone elsewhere...
Never underestimate a good salesman! He would have know that you didn't
Richard B is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 19:49   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard B View Post
Never underestimate a good salesman! He would have know that you didn't
But, who knows what's around the corner? The next day Nasher may have:

a. won the lottery/inherited a fortune
b. been asked for advice from a wealthy friend on where to buy a 50k RIB
c. wanted to sell his own RIB on Brokerage

By alienating Nasher, Jason will have lost his potential opportunity for Nasher's/Nasher's wealthy friend's business. Nasher may also have discouraged people from trading with RIVA through posting details of his bad experience with that business on here.
__________________

__________________
Downhilldai is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.