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Old 22 February 2014, 01:40   #31
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I think it's worth doing in the open rather than behind the scenes. You won't be hearing anything more from Clyde Outboards for the foreseeable future though.
I get the message John, but for the ordinary members who don't see all the crap going on behind the scenes, how do we know which traders are playing by the rules and which ones are just playing you along, personally I've found Clyde Outboards to very helpful recently, certainly a lot better that CTC Marine who I bought my Honda 50 from!

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Old 22 February 2014, 04:51   #32
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In my search for a new engine the only dealers that showed genuine interest in the customers requirements were Boatsandoutboards4sale and Clyde Outboard Services. I would have been happy buying off either company. I picked one and the experience was good. All the other dealers I rang were either disinterested (maybe a brand new 50hp is not worth their bother selling) or used dubious sales tactics.
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Old 22 February 2014, 06:44   #33
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I have to agree with Chris. In my dealings with Peter at Boats&Outboards & Clyde Outboards they've both proven to be excellent to deal with for me. So much so that I'd be happy to travel to either dealer although it's only 200 miles to Glasgow which is a bit closer....
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Old 22 February 2014, 07:05   #34
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I have to agree with Chris. In my dealings with Peter at Boats&Outboards & Clyde Outboards they've both proven to be excellent to deal with for me. So much so that I'd be happy to travel to either dealer although it's only 200 miles to Glasgow which is a bit closer....
You like them both but they hate each other!

Can't all be right...
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Old 22 February 2014, 07:11   #35
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You like them both but they hate each other!

Can't all be right...
I think you're always going to get a bit of that for whatever reason. It wouldn't stop me recommending both of them to others.
To be honest the boating community is similar to the shooting community in that there are some gems & some right terwats... bit like life!
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Old 22 February 2014, 08:24   #36
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In my search for a new engine the only dealers that showed genuine interest in the customers requirements were Boatsandoutboards4sale and Clyde Outboard Services. I would have been happy buying off either company. I picked one and the experience was good. All the other dealers I rang were either disinterested (maybe a brand new 50hp is not worth their bother selling) or used dubious sales tactics.
To be fair we were only acting as the agent on this one as we don't supply new directly yet, so were not adding anything on to the prices I quoted. I was working for free to get you the best deal. Coupled with the fact I was away at the time, so my usual promptness in responding to calls or following up wasn't what it could have been. That being said I'm glad you were able to get yourself sorted with a deal you were happy with.

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You like them both but they hate each other! Can't all be right...
Hate is a strong word, anyway its not about us. We separated long ago

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Is it really helpful to know who the best engine dealer on the Clyde is if you are in the Solent.
I bought off a dealer on the Clyde and the engine was delivered to The Solent so yes it is really helpful. The shipping costs seem to be the same if it's going down the road or the length of the country.
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To be fair we were only acting as the agent on this one as we don't supply new directly yet, so were not adding anything on to the prices I quoted. I was working for free to get you the best deal. Coupled with the fact I was away at the time, so my usual promptness in responding to calls or following up wasn't what it could have been. That being said I'm glad you were able to get yourself sorted with a deal you were happy with.

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You told me you were away for a few days so I wasn't at all concerned about promptness of calls being returned. I was perfectly happy with the response I received from you Peter. It was really down to a flip of a coin as to which of the two dealers I used, both were streets ahead of everyone else on customer service.

I would recommend BOTH dealers concerned to anybody wanting a new or secondhand engine.
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You told me you were away for a few days so I wasn't at all concerned about promptness of calls being returned. I was perfectly happy with the response I received from you Peter. It was really down to a flip of a coin as to which of the two dealers I used, both were streets ahead of everyone else on customer service.

I would recommend BOTH dealers concerned to anybody wanting a new or secondhand engine.
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