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Old 21 February 2014, 05:54   #1
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Check a Marine Trader ?

Ive been giving this some thought recently having had a few issues with quality of workmanship both recently and historicaly. Which is really bugging me the fact that there is so much difference out there between companies who do a good job and a very poor job either on repairs, fittings or when ordering goods. Looking through past posts of people who have had issues with various companies over the years do members of ribnet feel it may be time that we perhaps create a spreadsheet which details which companies do a great job with examples and which have done a poor job. Perhaps a simple scoring scale from feedback backed up by examples. So at a glance if someone wants say upholstry work done they good browse by catagory and see anyone who has recommended a company and any who have had bead experiences.

Scoring could be done on, value, quality of workmanship, overall satisfaction - would recomend, would not recomend, something simple.

What do you reckon ?

Ribnet admin - is there a simple thing that could be pulled together so that members could add to without too much admin overhead. ?

Of course members would have to restrain them selves from going to town if they submitted a bad experience but if they just stated the facts without the emotional elements then that would be fair.

Something that was searchable would be great.

Even just a sub part of the forum called 'Trader recomendations' and Trader Avoidance' might help.

any thoughts ?
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Old 21 February 2014, 05:55   #2
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and excuse the spelling issues, tablet ipad issue
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Old 21 February 2014, 05:59   #3
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'tas been mooted before & didn't get anywhere. It's all subjective & a legal minefield, apparently. I know where you are coming from though. It could run on the lines of Tripadvisor, where you read the comments & take a view based on the fors & againsts. Don't think it will happen though.
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Old 21 February 2014, 07:30   #4
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new section for checkatrade, dont think they care about the kind of trade?
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Old 21 February 2014, 07:58   #5
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some have facebook pages like us and they now have ratings. I also agree it would be good to have a site where this is done even if it was not rib.net and even more so if they had to say what they charged and what they did for a service.
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some have facebook pages like us and they now have ratings. I also agree it would be good to have a site where this is done even if it was not rib.net and even more so if they had to say what they charged and what they did for a service.
+1 and also add comments for excellent advice offered
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some have facebook pages like us and they now have ratings. I also agree it would be good to have a site where this is done even if it was not rib.net and even more so if they had to say what they charged and what they did for a service.
Companies that promote themselves here but don't pay for their Trade Membership generally don't make a great name for themselves though. Please put your house in order!
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Old 21 February 2014, 10:25   #8
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In fairness (and I've said this before) there's many trade members on here that get away with utilising the sales area using standard memberships. One look through should route them out. They are blatant, whereas my bet is the above member has simply let his expire and overlooked renewal.

Edit : just seen who it is, throw him out - only joking

www.BoatsandOutboards4Sale.co.uk
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On a land rover forum I go on they have a thread called
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which works ok and a lot of the dealers keep an eye on it.
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I was told as an apprentice all them years ago, that you are only as good as your last job, either a brilliant mechanic or a tosser, and the bloke was correct.He also said that " if you are not happy with a job when you have finished it you havent done it properly so do it again" that worked for me all my working years.
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