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Old 05 February 2007, 09:16   #1
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I thought it best if everyone knows what the REAL situation is with Olmec and what has happened.
The company is now in liquidation, there are many contributing factors to why this happened which i will not go in to.
In the past i have made some mistakes with Olmec, some big mistakes too which i am now seeking to rectify, i am now a sole trader and undertaking the same line of work but on my own. I now build all of the tubes which go out of my workshop and i also fit them, this way i can make absolutely damn sure that everything is as it should be when it leaves to go to the customer.
I will continue in this line of work and believe that i am good at it, what i'm not good at as i have discovered is managing a business with several people working for me.

I hope that this puts those people who are interested in the picture.
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Old 05 February 2007, 09:21   #2
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Best of luck to you! I'm glad that you've come on here and held your hand high.

I'm all for fresh beginnings and hope you can re-invent yourself.

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Hope all goes well for you, Plenty of room for one man with a good service and good quality product in the rib world. I know, I have a set of your tubes, and I would have them again given the chance, top quality.
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Old 05 February 2007, 11:55   #4
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No hiding, blaming others or justifying, best of luck to you.
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A partnership might be good. With Dan Cooper perhaps?
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Ribraff I applaud you for posting here. Good luck for your new enterprise
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Old 05 February 2007, 13:54   #7
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Ribraff I applaud you for posting here. Good luck for you new enterprise
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Do you think so? I ran a business with my name in the title for many years. If a job went wrong it was MY fault. The fact that one of my employees may have been responsible or a supplier supplied us with crap material was irrelevant as far as the customer was concerned. The job had to be done again regardless of loss until done properly. No blaming others or phone avoidance. If Ribraff has now decided that he is a poor businessman, why is he going back into business? Perhaps employment or a decent business minded partner could be a better route, maybe not Dan Cooper.
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mollers why not give ed some encouragement in rectifying his past faults and offer him good fortune for the future .i have not seen eye to eye with him in the past but wish him all the best and will offer any help if asked .he has at least got the balls to admit he got it wrong .good luck ed
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All the best Ed,good to hear from you again,hold your head up high,don't listen to any of the crap some people like to dish out,If they can't say anything positive they should keep their opinions to themselves! In the mean time,keep your phone on you,will have a job for you in the near future,which I am sure will be the same brilliant standard as the one you did on my Searider a few years ago!!
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Old 05 February 2007, 16:02   #10
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All the best Ed,good to hear from you again,hold your head up high,don't listen to any of the crap some people like to dish out,If they can't say anything positive they should keep their opinions to themselves! In the mean time,keep your phone on you,will have a job for you in the near future,which I am sure will be the same brilliant standard as the one you did on my Searider a few years ago!!
Please explain which aspect of my comments you consider to be crap?
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I thought it best if everyone knows what the REAL situation is with Olmec and what has happened.
The company is now in liquidation, there are many contributing factors to why this happened which i will not go in to.
In the past i have made some mistakes with Olmec, some big mistakes too which i am now seeking to rectify, i am now a sole trader and undertaking the same line of work but on my own.
I hope that this puts those people who are interested in the picture.
Hello Ribraff, No it does not put us in the picture (me anyway), but if you wish to list what it is you believe to be your mistakes, then perhaps thos who wish to deal with you in the future will know you know the folly of your ways.

For what its worth, I would like if you wished to discuss your idea of your mistakes, seeing as you posted your situation on the forum..

I am in business myself and I am sure I will understand them and share some empathy with you. How much did you end up owing your suppliers, when did you last post audited accounts and what was your turnover in the last year and what loss did you carry over into the current year.

This will allow those interested to know, your margin of error
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Don't get touchy Mollers - he didn't say he was referring to you.
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Old 05 February 2007, 17:10   #13
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Good luck Ed.

Admittedly my opinion of your work is only based on the great job you did on Davybouys searider, and the 5 mins we chatted for at the upper slip last summer, but what I have seen is good.

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Hope it goes well this time

But I also have to point out that I feel for the people who arn't going to get paid and may be in a similar position through no fault of their own
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'In the past i have made some mistakes with Olmec, some big mistakes too which i am now seeking to rectify, i am now a sole trader and undertaking the same line of work but on my own. '

Perhaps you could start by fixing all the flappy bits on my boat which failed to do last time .
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Old 06 February 2007, 14:43   #18
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Old 18 February 2007, 22:18   #19
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Must be quite a challenge to build tubes that withstand the
hellacious pounding these boats take. As new to the sport I can't help but wonder about the effects on longevity and cosmetic integrity that are the results of useage manner and storage of these crafts. I once had a partner who guaranteed his work for life,...providing you died when you were supposed to.
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thats exactly what happened to my Humber, and she said "its never Happened before" !!
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