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rjniles

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Posted: 01/12/18 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Personally I don't do spend my money on businesses like CW or Starbucks that the CEO tells customers who they disagree politically with to take there business elsewhere. That is exactly what I do.


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What the Web site says what the sales man says, and what he tries to sell you may have very little in common.

Bait and Switch (offer you a 10K deal but sell you a 20K) is an old, and ILLEGAL sales practice. Many companies do it.. IF you wish to fight it remember the one thing a sales man fears more than anything else.. A BLANK LINE where your signature goes as you walk OUT the door.


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Posted: 01/13/18 05:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rjniles wrote:

Personally I don't do spend my money on businesses like CW or Starbucks that the CEO tells customers who they disagree politically with to take there business elsewhere. That is exactly what I do.

It sure is convienent to pick and choose who you'll call out. Nevermind that nearly every time you buy fuel, you're supporting some foreign oil sheik who despises Americans and may or may not be funneling money to terrorism. I assume you also don't buy from Amazon, Target, or Home Depot, and you would never use a free Internet forum provided by any of those whom you dislike.

That linked video showing how rude the owner of Cheyenne was is ridiculously out of context. The reaction by the owner "might" have been a little harsh, but there was obviously a entire backstory that led up to it...which the YouTuber conveniently omits. He knew he was going in to create a confrontation and shame on him for dragging his children in there.


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Every business, no matter which industry, is in business to make money. However having run my own small business for many years and competing with others, it is my opinion, that there are basically two types of businesses predatory and non-predatory. Does not matter if you are talking about plumbers, dentists, or RV dealerships.

Trouble is the consumer often does not know the difference. I would have no knowledge about either CW or this small dealer, as I have never shopped at either one.

But I know, in my little world, I do hear stories about what those predators in my area of business do. I just want to shake my head.

Trouble is how do you get your message across, how do you say hey we are not like these other guys. Sure we need to make money, but we are not going to take advantage of you.

No way the small guy can match the advertising dollars of these big predatory outfits. If that is the case here, I see this as an attempt to point out the difference. Will it help? Don't know. In my humble opinion, the video is a bit overly dramatic and too negative. It runs the risk of just looking like sour grapes on the part of the small dealer. But I do think the general idea is good

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There's nothing wrong with having these tactics made public. I'm glad he did and glad it was posted.

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