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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #140 on: March 12, 2014, 08:31:37 am »
Look, we were not there and so far have heard only one part of the story. The very way in which someone says or repeats "Can I help you" or "Good morning, sir" can change the whole context. I've heard those very phrases before when these were used to bait someone.

Having said that, the BMW person should probably not have lost his cool. I have experienced the feeling of not being welcome myself when walking into a certain CT dealership (now mercifully moer toe) just to have a peek at the latest models. Maybe the KLR on the pavement or the cheapish attgatt had something to do with it. On the other hand, a dealer like Lynn Schroder BMW in George kept on mailing me birthday cards for more than five years after I expressed a vague interest in the bikes on the showroom. The Lynn Scroder people also went out of their way to show what was available, keep one up to date and they replied to all questions, whether via e-mail or in person, in a prompt and very decent way.

Lastly I find it somewhat amusing that some of the champions of non-racism on this thread, hardly walk the walk when they are out in public and dealing with people.
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #141 on: March 12, 2014, 08:36:30 am »
Seems like all the bigmouths who criticized Whyme is (ARE) now deadandgone?Huh?
Just shows you heh?
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Oh Please - get over yourself. Not all of us have the time to sit and trawl forums all day. My point had nothing to do with race, gender, creed or religious beliefs. My point if you read it and perhaps understood it was purely about the point of this specific thread (i.e. whether he expected some or other recourse?) and to point out that tone written on a forum / text / whatsapp/ bbm is extremely difficult to gauge. I also commented on the amount of drivel that "some okes" post on forums. If you read it again, I didn't actually make reference to whyme. So please don't bundle me into your generalistic ramblings about race. I am not interested.

I reiterate, is it not possible for a person to make his own decisions these days without consulting a forum??

@whyme - correct mate. You have the right to post anything you want anywhere you want anytime you want. My question was what do you expect to get out of posting it. As many complaints as you will read, you will read compliments sooooo ?? where you going with this. ?

 
 

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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #142 on: March 12, 2014, 08:42:24 am »
Guys would just like to indicate the gentleman I had an encounter with, is not a salesman as I have been told, he is part owner. So I don't think it would be fair to point finger at Northside Sales people, before this little episode I have had fantastic service from BMW delearships :thumleft:

I am also not trying to kill BMW Northside business by starting this thread, all I would like to know is why did they gentleman have to warn me to stay away from the coockie jar(Muffins and other goodies on table :'(), Imagine if my kid had spotted the muffins on the table("daddy, daddy, muffin)....hehehehe then I would have been in kak ;D then would have had to tell her to "STOP IT YOU ARE NOT CUSTOMER!"  :biggrin:

Anyway I am over it now, I too have learned lesson from this :thumleft:


What is the lesson you have learnt? There are rude, discriminatory business owners who know fookall about customer relations? There is a twatwaffle born every second? Muffins do not maketh a good BMW dealer?  :biggrin:  All of the above?  ;)
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #143 on: March 12, 2014, 08:56:25 am »
I think I need to take a ride to Northside for a muffin, it's the only reason I would ever walk into that dealership
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #144 on: March 12, 2014, 09:21:02 am »
Sometimes learn to ignore certain things.  Saves your blood pressure going up.

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People have always and will continue to misjudge other people based on appearance and perception. Many of us can recall this happening at some point in your life. I personally experienced similar dismissive and condescending behaviour in car dealerships, hifi stores, camera stores and banks to name a few.

I learnt early on that judging a dealership and/or brand based on behaviour of individuals is bad for your health and in the end get's you nothing.

This incident was unacceptable so do not let them get away with it. However, address the issue in a persistent yet mature fashion and help prevent it from happening again :deal:
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #145 on: March 12, 2014, 09:51:21 am »
Whyme, stuff them. Go buy a new KTM 1190 stop in front of the dealership and rub their faces in it  :pot:
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #146 on: March 12, 2014, 10:24:51 am »
I put it to you ...
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #147 on: March 12, 2014, 10:29:45 am »
Whyme, stuff them. Go buy a new KTM 1190 stop in front of the dealership and rub their faces in it  :pot:

Maybe in Jo'burg. The KTM dealer down here might not be racist but they are @#$%ing useless....
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #148 on: March 12, 2014, 11:06:04 am »
Atleast he came up to you and greeted you, not once but seven times! At Bavarian BMW you can shoot a flare gun and nobody even notices you and purposely avoids eye contact with customers and yet people support them and their bad customer service
 

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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #149 on: March 12, 2014, 11:12:38 am »
nobody even notices you and purposely avoids eye contact with customers and yet people support them and their bad customer service


Looks like this is a common thing that happens at all BMW dealerships.......
 

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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #150 on: March 12, 2014, 11:14:46 am »
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #151 on: March 12, 2014, 11:23:15 am »
I've only heard good things about north side
 

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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #152 on: March 12, 2014, 11:36:57 am »
I've only heard good things about north side

how long have you been working there?    >:D ;)
 

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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #153 on: March 12, 2014, 11:41:46 am »
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #154 on: March 12, 2014, 12:22:56 pm »
I think I need to take a ride to Northside for a muffin, it's the only reason I would ever walk into that dealership

+1 or walk into any BMW dealer ship for that matter.
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #155 on: March 12, 2014, 12:36:05 pm »
Today I (white) was helping a friend (coloured) who ran out of petrol - I pulled up at a TOTAL service station with an empty 1,5 l mineral water bottle and asked for R20 worth of petrol to take back to him

Kondiso (black) told me NO we do not fill drink bottles while he was filling up another motorist's (black) 20 l jerry can with huge sticker on that said WATER ONLY

My po3someter went from 0 - redline in a heartbeat - I have never experienced such blatant racism.

What should I do ?


Buy a green jerry can.
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #156 on: March 12, 2014, 12:39:09 pm »
As jy by n Suzuki dealer instap gee hulle jou Ricoffee en Marie Biscuists
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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #157 on: March 12, 2014, 12:39:24 pm »
Guys would just like to indicate the gentleman I had an encounter with, is not a salesman as I have been told, he is part owner. So I don't think it would be fair to point finger at Northside Sales people, before this little episode I have had fantastic service from BMW delearships :thumleft:

I am also not trying to kill BMW Northside business by starting this thread, all I would like to know is why did they gentleman have to warn me to stay away from the coockie jar(Muffins and other goodies on table :'(), Imagine if my kid had spotted the muffins on the table("daddy, daddy, muffin)....hehehehe then I would have been in kak ;D then would have had to tell her to "STOP IT YOU ARE NOT CUSTOMER!"  :biggrin:

Anyway I am over it now, I too have learned lesson from this :thumleft:


Maybe, by then he had stripped his moer at you showing a certain amount of sarcasm?

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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #158 on: March 12, 2014, 12:39:39 pm »
Today I (white) was helping a friend (coloured) who ran out of petrol - I pulled up at a TOTAL service station with an empty 1,5 l mineral water bottle and asked for R20 worth of petrol to take back to him

Kondiso (black) told me NO we do not fill drink bottles while he was filling up another motorist's (black) 20 l jerry can with huge sticker on that said WATER ONLY

My po3someter went from 0 - redline in a heartbeat - I have never experienced such blatant racism.

What should I do ?


Buy a (green) jerry can.

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Re: BMW NORTHSIDE MOTORCYCLES What an Insult
« Reply #159 on: March 12, 2014, 12:40:32 pm »
As jy by n Suzuki dealer instap gee hulle jou Ricoffee en Marie Biscuists

Jinne!  Die wetters het my al die jare wat ek Zook gery het bedonner!  Nooit een koekie of koffie gekry nie.  Moes Coke by die kaffee oor die pad koop en dan op die muurtjie buite sit en drink.
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