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Old 09 March 2003, 15:28   #1
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Rib.net Discount scheme

JK given that the membership of this forum is circa 500+ what scope is there of offering a rib.net discount scheme for a major online chandlery / boaty type retailer

Charge fee from us to gain discount and offer reciprocal advertising for said chandlery

Probably loads of reasons why not possible, but otherwise is anyone else aware of any other boat discount schemes such as membership with RYA ?? , etc , if so what sort of discount do they offer ??

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Old 09 March 2003, 15:32   #2
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Old 09 March 2003, 15:37   #3
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I guess you're very much used to burning 20 pound notes at the moment and whats a few more notes on the fire.
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Old 09 March 2003, 15:41   #4
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Yep sure am but I think its a good idea if Jk agrees it will maybe be of use to ribsters for yrs to come.And it all started here.
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Old 09 March 2003, 18:22   #5
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Old 10 March 2003, 05:22   #6
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Another approach............

Hows about this for a thought. If anyone of us is looking to buy certain equipment - anything from VHF's to fenders, to chartplotters to TCW3 oil then we could post on a thread. After a set period of time , say a week, some kind vounteer or nominee could take the result and go to a number of chandlerys and say "I need 6 Simrad Dsc radios" (or whatever) "whats your best price?". If we can guarantee the multiple sale then we should get a discount. Probably far better than a general 10% off for RIB.net members as we could target the things we want to buy and maybe also the things that particularl discounts are available on.

'Course this requires someone to do the foot work - maybe the person who first posts the "anyone need a VHF?" thread. Perhaps it would work better with its own forum or as part of the buy and sell one.

Other idea would be for things that we all need like TCW3 (Ok those of us running 2 strokes) for someone to buy in bulk and resell to the rest of us?

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Alan good idea. I'm in for this one!!
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Old 10 March 2003, 12:53   #8
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www.letsbuyit.com uses bulk buying to get discounts. I have never used it so can't comment on whether it works or not.
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Old 10 March 2003, 13:36   #9
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I will give discount for Soltron to RIB Net members. dont know how I will be able to sort it yet, I will think about that one.

Personally if you want a very good deal then best to go to allgadgets.co.uk as John has very good prices which I think are hard to beat.

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Old 10 March 2003, 16:38   #10
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Hi folks

Given the other post going at the moment on the price of RIB's and this one it is clear that many people belive they are being very ripped off, which for the most I agree.

I priced up a a anode kit for the Bravo 2 in the US and could get 10 sets including shipping for the price of one in the UK.

However I am sure their are people (shops) etc out there who will do a good deal.

And I belive these shops want supporting where the ones wanting to rip us of can get lost (being polite).

To aid this how about having a section, page etc where, if people find a bargin, good shop they can post the details. People could then look their first and take advantage of what others have found.

Just a idea but see no reason why it could not be made to work.

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