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Old 29 April 2006, 07:19   #251
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Yes people will still buy because they want the best deal bottom-line.
and a quality product....

there are only a couple of rib companys out there who have designed and built there craft from scratch. most people need inspiration with anything...
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Old 29 April 2006, 08:15   #252
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hope this thread doesnt get deleted as i have a lot of customers and people who have seen my ribs giving good feedback for all those people interested in buying one..
What I was getting at is that if it was my forum I'd be worried about the forum getting sued by somebody and the thread would have been ****-canned by about page 4! But it isn't my forum so I am just watching with interest ... if you regard it as a worthwhile marketing exercise then I guess everybody is happy

Your prices do seem pretty good though, the price quoted is a fair bit more than the export price for a basic Humber shell but I'd guess there isn't much in it by the time the Humber had been specced up with the extras. I might work it out later, just out of interest. Certainly a bit less than the figure that came out of the "Scorpion on line boat builder thing" I was window-shopping at the other day - that cost well over half as much as my house
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Old 29 April 2006, 10:42   #253
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Time to put my oar in once again!

I was lucky enough to see a Leeway close up this weekend. The build quality looks superb, certainly far superior to many second hand boats I saw from so-called high end manufacturers.

Talking of morals and rip-offs...far be for me to say but i have a sneeky suspicion that some of the larger RIB buiders have been ripping off the public for many years. It is impossible to justify the ridiculously inflated prices and profit margins of some of these manufacturers (compare some of them to hard boats made in similar volume).

So whilst throwing the book at Leeway, maybe some of you mud-slingers would like to start a thread exposing the real con in RIB manufacturer. Oh no! You wont! 'Cos they'll sue you. So lets go back to slagging off the small business working from a shed on the IoW. Lee, you're a bastard!

(P.S. Only joking. The boat I saw looked fantastic and the owner is delighted! Well done!)
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Old 29 April 2006, 12:10   #254
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Time to put my oar in once again!

I was lucky enough to see a Leeway close up this weekend. The build quality looks superb, certainly far superior to many second hand boats I saw from so-called high end manufacturers.

Talking of morals and rip-offs...far be for me to say but i have a sneeky suspicion that some of the larger RIB buiders have been ripping off the public for many years. It is impossible to justify the ridiculously inflated prices and profit margins of some of these manufacturers (compare some of them to hard boats made in similar volume).

So whilst throwing the book at Leeway, maybe some of you mud-slingers would like to start a thread exposing the real con in RIB manufacturer. Oh no! You wont! 'Cos they'll sue you. So lets go back to slagging off the small business working from a shed on the IoW. Lee, you're a bastard!

(P.S. Only joking. The boat I saw looked fantastic and the owner is delighted! Well done!)
Jonmitch, the main players in this thread don't give a toss about morality, the public being ripped off or Leeway for that case. They just enjoy baiting some poor guy with lesser debating skills than themselves and Leeway in some misguided belief that all publicity is good publicity, keeps giving them what they want.
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Old 29 April 2006, 14:30   #255
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...Talking of morals and rip-offs...far be for me to say but i have a sneeky suspicion that some of the larger RIB buiders have been ripping off the public for many years. It is impossible to justify the ridiculously inflated prices and profit margins of some of these manufacturers (compare some of them to hard boats made in similar volume)....
Why do they need to justify high prices? If the public are willing to pay, then that's simply the law of supply and demand, itís not like RIBs are anything but a luxury item for 99% of purchases.. I agree that Ribs are ridiculously overpriced in comparison to a hard boat... but that's the way it is until the public rebel or a quantity manufacturer start dropping his prices... but donít hold your breathÖ
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Old 29 April 2006, 14:33   #256
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Jonmitch, the main players in this thread don't give a toss about morality, the public being ripped off or Leeway for that case. They just enjoy baiting some poor guy with lesser debating skills than themselves and Leeway in some misguided belief that all publicity is good publicity, keeps giving them what they want.
Remarkably astute insight into the minds of people you've never met.... You and Doctor Jon operate on the same principal... diagnosis by remote.. oughta save the NHS a fortune...
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Alice? Alice? who the feck is Alice?!
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Old 29 April 2006, 14:55   #258
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Alice? Alice? who the feck is Alice?!
I don't know but for 24 years I've been living next door.....



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annd iym pritty connfidunt dat az yorr a mann ov honnor, i wil bee seein yew takin a chaynsorr too yorr consowl onn tewzdaiy mawnin


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