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Old 09-28-2006, 04:21 AM
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I know everyone has their own side of the story, but...

I thought this forum was a place where people that loved boats could get together and associate with other people that loved boats, and share stories and knowledge, and maybe even buy and sell a few things.

There have been several threads and posts lately about deals going wrong, and I just don't understand why. The people that are not coming through with their side of the deal, or who don't practice good business and social ethics are ruining the integrity of this forum. You guys make doing any kind of legit business on this forum difficult because you are destroying the bond that brings us together here.

Get your sh*t straight or get out.
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:35 AM
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This site is just like society as a whole.

The key is to sift through the BS and the knobs and find valid information, good deals and most importantly good friends, all of which I have found TONS of here.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:16 AM
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i too have made some great friends via oso, i had the most fun ive had in years at loto with some truley wonderful people from the oso family that i had never met in person. it seems the marine industry like many others has its share of unethical people. i heard of the bad business section here on oso but it was put out to pasture before i joined the site for some reason or another. i took me almost a year to figure out who the class acts are as far as engine builders go here on oso. i have seen people on oso jump at the chance to help a fellow oso when he's in a time of need, like todds cig raffle, or moving a boat or picking up parts etc, just to help an oso brother out, i was amazed by some of the wonderful things ive seen some oso'ers do for each other, like when i was looking for a ride to loto from st louis, freedom 1 offered me and my buddy a ride in his private plane from kc to loto...how cool is that? then on the other hand you hear of stories about guys like good t that presented them selves as white hat kinda of guys until they're in a position to benefit finacially by taking advantage of another oso'er to make a quick buck. it seems these type of people dont have the forsight to see that its a small world due to the internet and they will soon be found out and no one will do business with them in the future, not that its a great loss as the offshore community will be better off with out them in the long run!
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I think you have to weed thru all the BS and make your own mind up. I have talked to many people from OSO on the phone but never have meet them in person. I have learned so much from this forum from members that have nothing to gain but friendship. I have sold parts and bought parts to members of OSO . I have sent thousands of dollars to people I have never met, just read thru BS and this will be your extended family.
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There is much more good than BS on here, but thanks for straightening us out.
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GL, wtf are you doing up a 4:30 am?
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GL, wtf are you doing up a 4:30 am?

hes counting his friends....
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There is much more good than BS on here.
That is the truth. There are a ton of good people here and there are even more good transactions happening every day, you just don't hear about the good as much as we should. Remember, bad news makes good news.
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GL, wtf are you doing up a 4:30 am?
The work I do from 4:30AM to 7:00AM is what allowed me to go from a Cafe (like Stecz) to a Tiger ...

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hes counting his friends....
tweakinit that's a perfect example of the BS from dry-docked, hp-challenged, height-challenged, mental-midgitery exhibiting boat owner/hitchhiker you have to dismiss.
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The work I do from 4:30AM to 7:00AM is what allowed me to go from a Cafe (like Stecz) to a Tiger ...

tweakinit that's a perfect example of the BS from dry-docked, hp-challenged, height-challenged, mental-midgitery exhibiting boat owner/hitchhiker you have to dismiss.
wow, stecz did you get all that i dont think he was talking about tantrum
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