Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
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Re: The Rui Freitas Post
In many ways I can't disagree with you more. As many have noticed on this board, including myself, Glenn is one of the biggest vendor bashers there is. Period.
Plain and simple, if Glenn doesn't sell it, 9 outta 10 times he'll talk smack about it. Look at his comments about the shackle reversal or the 1-piece gears and most lately the BDS 4" springs. One guy tells him they are stiff and Glenn says it a "fact" that they took the dubious honor of being the stiffest spring on the market. And he know this for a "fact" because he bought all the different springs on the market and had them tested by an independant lab? No, just another fine example of Glenn's fear mongering.
One time while on the phone with me, he refered to Calmini as the "Evil Empire". This is about a company who has brought many, many innovative products to us and has been a major contributor to the Suzuki aftermarket for over a decade. Heck, I remember when they where the only ones seemingly to carry the Suzuki flag and did so proudly.
I for one have had nothing, and I mean nothing, but very good luck and great dealings with Calmini. Hell, I've always be able to speak with someone there. Steve Kramer, the owner, has even called me (even on my cell phone0 on different occasions just to shoot the breeze, most recently wishing me luck in my war not to have Hillary Clit-on win my state's election (I lost). Try and try to get ahold of Glenn that easy. If it was that easy for Rui to contact him via phone, maybe this would have never had happened.
Back to the #1 vendor basher, he has been told over and over by many folks on this BBS that endorsement and self-promotion are good, but not when it's done by attacking others businesses. Look at DaveAZ and NCO, both are fine examples of doing business by talking up, not down.
And in response to your comment that this should have never been brought to the board, are you on drugs? (Well, you are 18). If Calmini or Petroworks screwed you over for a half a year by not sending you you stuff and then screwed up the order when you got it, you wouldn't want other people to know your experience? Following you line of reasoning, if you Doctor screws up and removes your wrong kidney, don't tell other patients, that's to be kept between you and the Doc.
Fact is this is a people's BBS and if a person has a bad experience with a vendor, I'm glad to hear it. Makes me a better consumer. If many people start making the same complaints their must be some common denominator. Like BigBear said, "where there's smoke, there's fire."
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