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Old 28 August 2011, 10:55   #21
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Your website looks good. It is a good format and once it fills up will make interesting viewing. Good luck.
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Old 28 August 2011, 11:26   #22
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I've got a tongue in cheek suggestion - add a "don't be silly" button next to the prices

Looking 4 a Boat

Eighteen million quid for a 45' boat?
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Old 28 August 2011, 12:34   #23
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What about all the others on here who are or work within the trade ? Are they being asked to upgrade ?

Yup they are - my second post was pulled and a very polite PM was sent , which I had no problem with at all!

I'm currently saving my pocket money....

As to the original thread of the post:

It looks good - and it's easy to navigate.

A worthwhile option may be a 'sort by..' filter once you've reached your required page. i.e. sort by price or location.

Most purchases are driven by those two factors.
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Old 28 August 2011, 15:21   #24
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Hi guys, like I said I'm new to this and yes I will upgrade to be a trade mamber for the Website stuff I didn't realise I was breaking any rules, Sorry. Can I still keep my personal page too? and where do I find the trade bits and what does this offer?? As for the comments I was going to see about filters when the numbers of adverts increased,and I agree POA is crap but I guess thats up to the individual if they want to put potential buyers off. Anyway Im away to explore the trade thing (hope its not expensive).
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Old 28 August 2011, 15:42   #25
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One thing though.... You DON'T read every post ? WHY NOT I pay 100 per year to write on here, the least you can do is read them all.. :runs to hide
Probably because the moderators are volunteers who give up some of their free time each week to keep Ribnet running. You will notice a lack of spam on Ribnet and anything that does get though is quickly vapourised, each member of staff having a light sabre for this purpose.

We don't see it, but there will be a host of other issues helping new members and solving queries, moving posts etc, so doubtful they could read each new post. Instead to help them do hit the report button which gives them a heads up.

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Probably because the moderators are volunteers who give up some of their free time each week to keep Ribnet running. You will notice a lack of spam on Ribnet and anything that does get though is quickly vapourised, each member of staff having a light sabre for this purpose.

We don't see it, but there will be a host of other issues helping new members and solving queries, moving posts etc, so doubtful they could read each new post. Instead to help them do hit the report button which gives them a heads up.

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Tis was an attempt to bring some comedy to the thread.

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Oh, oops.

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Old 28 August 2011, 17:48   #28
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Tis was an attempt to bring some comedy to the thread.

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Thats why I like RIBnet, a bit of banter and comedy, beats cozy st and eastenders ohh and that emerdale sh*te
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Old 28 August 2011, 19:27   #29
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Sorry about all the mellon spitakes, thought the spell checker was some sort of Harry Potter function. After tiredlessly spending 16 hours a day trying to promote this new venture and endlessly looking at my laptop (which I'm convinced is laughing at me) my brain has melted, dripped out my ears and is currently on the floor in a puddle,my eyes aren't doing much better as the retena has been replaced with a google home page.On a positive note though at least they've made you stop,think non compute and reply to this post.
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I like the cut of your jib young man. Give as good as you get & you'll go far on here
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Site looks good! Should be fine for Sunday, will give you a call/text Saturday once I'm back up the road with the new rhib.
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Hi Sirewan

Your website looks very promising, I think it's time someone rose up and became what boatsandoutboards.co.uk used to be if not better!
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Old 30 August 2011, 16:40   #33
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The only thing I'd say is it's very similar to "find a fishing boat"

Looks very fresh though
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True, I think the name should give it a broader spectrum though. Peter, have you still got that 75 Merc Clamshell kicking about?
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Old 30 August 2011, 16:54   #35
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I agree the name is better but then again that site was offering traders a free 6 mth trial to get the interest as it knew the success of it's site relied on the traders getting onboard. Once they have committed to it the rest will follow.

The downside to it was the file size for pictures.

Get the traders onboard and your onto a winner...

That Merc with PTT fault priced 750 has gone but I have 3 more just in. One 75hp ready to go (one piece hood) with 120 hours priced 1795, another 1997 90 mariner runs great but has PTT fault (not looked into what yet) and another 2003 Mariner 75hp runs great but has faulty PTT and rough gearbox, again not looked into why as yet.
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If dealers don't awnser ther phones or reply to messages how can you offer incentives??
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If dealers don't awnser ther phones or reply to messages how can you offer incentives?
Selling advertising at the moment is very hard work, anyone who has survived the last few years had probably done so by reining everything in and relying on good customers to spread the word.

For example we have an ad on here at the moment, but before we went down that route we thought long and hard - looking at and weighing up all the pros and cons.
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it's time someone rose up and became what boatsandoutboards.co.uk used to be if not better!
Hear hear!

Like being able to repeat a search for some thing the same category without starting from scratch, being able to search by HP or a price function that works.

I am off for a lie down in a dark bilge.
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Old 31 August 2011, 02:15   #39
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If dealers don't awnser ther phones or reply to messages how can you offer incentives??
Even dealers are allowed a bank holiday!
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Old 31 August 2011, 12:32   #40
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THAT will be why nobody answered there phone on Monday DOH!!! I think I need one of those bank holiday things myself..

I understand that people are tightening belts right now and that it's not easy even for the big operators. It was one of the main reasons for setting this site up. A site that gave people a (not taking the p@@@) price point, no commision, other hidden fees, a simple to navigate and informative outlet with 16 weeks of selling support.

Anyway got ma 135 fitted to Jumper today so thats at least one tick in the happy box.
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