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Offline StuartC

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Seriously pissed off !
« on: August 11, 2014, 08:44:35 pm »
I started a thread on Friday to test the waters to see if it would be worth while to start making custom panniers etc, it was a question to get a feel if there would be a market for good locally manufactured stuff to which the answer seemed to be no and to which I accepted what the dog's said. Obviously I stepped on some toes of "local" suppliers or something as the thread has been removed and I recieved the following from one of the mod's

 Hi,

It seems is if you are advertising pannier for your business on the forum.

Unfortunately you need to become a forum vendor in order to do so.
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Now really I was advertising panniers? I wasent asking the dog's if it's a worthwhile avenue to follow?  I'm actually quite shocked,, either I cant differentiate between a question and a sales pitch or someone can't read,, no where did I advertise them, I asked a question hell as i said I want to get a feel if it's worth while going through the development costs,, must say I'm pretty disappointed, I really though this forum was different and not here just to answer the questions and stroke the ego's of a few "old boy's"
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 08:48:00 pm »
That was how I read and understood your "feeler" post... to get the opinions of the dawgs..

Do not be discouraged  :deal:
« Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 08:49:43 pm by HB 9 »
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 08:53:17 pm »
Sorry to hear.  I was following the discussion with interest.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 08:56:16 pm »
lol

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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 08:56:26 pm »
Hell HB,, I even stated it was to get a feeler,,
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 08:58:19 pm »
And here I was thinking I was going to pay off my bond in 3 weeks for free
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 08:59:21 pm »
They are affraid you take some orders and then they dont get a cut.
 

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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 09:03:18 pm »
 ::)
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 09:07:32 pm »
StuartC:I have to say I did not get the impression you were trying to sell anything but rather get opinion on whether there was a potential market for such.That was my interpretation anyway.
 

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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 09:08:18 pm »
Guys you might not be aware of it, but the forum is overrun with business sneaking in without wanting to pay the very nominal vendors fees. It is simply unfair toward paying vendors and we have a constant cat & mouse situation

It is standard practice to invite people to become vendors to sell their products and services on the forum

It is those fees that keep this great forum riunning

If the mod made an honest mistake in this case, send a message and inform him. No need to be explicitly pissed off. Too early in the year for that  ;)

Shrug it off and continue with life. The problem has been sorted, hasn't it?


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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 09:08:47 pm »
So how far did we get. You figured yet if its viable to make custom panniers and racks.
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 09:13:50 pm »
So how far did we get. You figured yet if its viable to make custom panniers and racks.

Could be, but the first set will have to carry a R1k premium to pay the WD forum vendor registration.   :imaposer:
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 09:18:20 pm »
So how far did we get. You figured yet if its viable to make custom panniers and racks.

Could be, but the first set will have to carry a R1k premium to pay the WD forum vendor registration.   :imaposer:

That reallly is peanuts compared to the captive market  ;)

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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 09:19:34 pm »
Ag don't worry about paying vendor fees, seems if you are NOT a bike vendor you can pretty much advertise anything without paying.... Just advertise them as flower boxes for a guest house and you'll be ok  :thumleft:  :peepwall:

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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 09:21:56 pm »
Ag don't worry about paying vendor fees, seems if you are NOT a bike vendor you can pretty much advertise anything without paying.... Just advertise them as flower boxes for a guest house and you'll be ok  :thumleft:  :peepwall:

We have many non bike vendors on the forum, including some guest houses and backpackers.

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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2014, 09:23:26 pm »
I must agree. Checking interest on a product that does not exist yet and might never exist surely isn't advertising.

Will the said panniers have fireplaces in them?
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2014, 09:26:14 pm »
LOL,, Hey Bud,, how you doing?
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2014, 09:28:06 pm »
I'm just seriously hacked off, there was quite a bit of info on that thread as to what people could possibly be looking for, but the problem comes when dealers dont get a slice they get hacked off
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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2014, 09:31:25 pm »
I'm just seriously hacked off, there was quite a bit of info on that thread as to what people could possibly be looking for, but the problem comes when dealers dont get a slice they get hacked off

Ask the mod to pm you the info. The thread is likely just hidden.

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Re: Seriously pissed off !
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2014, 09:33:12 pm »
Had there been some savvy vendors on that thread, you may have had quite a few deals by now, but instead it was more important to get rid of you.... go figure!
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