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Old 12-14-2010, 05:29 PM
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and last but not least the RG thread got me to go platinum (with her performance this past year I will be going back to gold). I heard talk of a boy toy. All I can say girl is WHAT ABOUT US.

LOL - Thanks Brian No boy toy ... broken camera (lost the lense somewhere around the Casino during the halloween party )... lack of time and/or new items to photograph ... but I'll work on that for you
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Been a member of Costco's for years and they give free samples! WTHeck

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:24 PM
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for the longer term members- here's a thread turner out of the way-back machine...

APACHE


on another note- nothing off the street, I just happen work in a target-rich environment

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DID YOU SAY APACHE????????????????????????? FU . THIS IS WAR
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:27 PM
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I'm not a real fan of the corporate world anymore after Baja Marine was destroyed by one, but HEY that has been good for the business we have started now. It has been a struggle to rise from the ashes, but OSO has been a big help to maintain the effort. We pay the $500.00 a year to have our website, and email in the signature (that was a hard click to make) and we never even got a thank you from anyone. We have yet to get support from anyone at IB, or mod's telling people to support the sponsors? We do get much support from past customers that are OSO members. I guess it boils down to the fact that I am willing to pay here based ONLY on the size of the membership.

Oh, and I often think how OSO profits from my 24 years of knowledge at Baja.

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I use sponsors on the boards for parts/services instead of going a cheaper route (wholesalers etc.) because I appreciate the support they give us with the message boards plus their customer service is usually better. I haven't needed interior work but your on the top of my list.

For example, I could buy props from a wholesaler or cheaper company but I use BBlades cause they are sponsors on several message boards I read (OSO, MWBP, TBM, etc.). What I'd save on one prop would would pay my membership here but I'd rather give them my money since their membership costs more than mine would. If I was a cheap a$$, I'd of used the info posted here and ordered a cheaper prop from a wholesaler but that's a pretty $hitty thing to do. Paying members can support OSO their way and i'll support OSO my way.

I subscribe to Boating, Boating World, Performance Boats, Powerboat, and pretty much all the other boat magazines. What I find weird is that an OSO membership costs more than my subscription to Performance Boats yet PB sends me magazines, t-shirt, has a message board, and gives me access to all their archives. Which sounds like a better deal to you?
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:18 PM
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You're actually the most valuable type of member Plowtown. It doesn't get any better than you. Advertising rates generally get degraded once they see the click throughs and sell throughs don;t amount to much of anything.
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I guess I pay because I feel it is worth it. I enjoy this site, and what it has to offer, check it out most every day. By signing up an spending a few bucks you do get a little more.
I'd go VIP if the T' shirts came in my size, but they don't.

This is much like stopping by the local gin mill on the way home from work, the cocktail will for sure cost you more than making one at home, but you are paying for the atmosphere and being to share time with some friends for a while.

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This is much like stopping by the local gin mill on the way home from work, the cocktail will for sure cost you more than making one at home, but you are paying for the atmosphere and being to share time with some friends for a while.__________________

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This is much like stopping by the local gin mill on the way home from work, the cocktail will for sure cost you more than making one at home, but you are paying for the atmosphere and being to share time with some friends for a while.__________________

Nicely put.

Just call it as I see it!

Contrary to those that seem to feel that "Frugality is the buzz word of these new times". You may not know him, I do! I just wonder if he's run out of closets at the hospital to take advantage of that "target rich enviroment".
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:43 PM
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This is much like stopping by the local gin mill on the way home from work, the cocktail will for sure cost you more than making one at home, but you are paying for the atmosphere and being to share time with some friends for a while.
this profound insight from a guy who does 99% of his drinking at home.

Typical BS from this guy.
You may not know him, I do.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:49 PM
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. If I was a cheap a$$, I'd of used the info posted here and ordered a cheaper prop from a wholesaler but that's a pretty $hitty thing to do. Paying members can support OSO their way and i'll support OSO my way.
I wish more were like you.

I have read the entire thread and am surprised at some of the comments. People keep commenting about they can get the info for free elsewhere. Can you? Then why are you getting it here? Will you really get the correct info elsewhere? I have been to a bunch of other sites and I am floored at all of the horrible tech advice given. How much is the correct info worth? What if someone gives you some bogus advice and you scatter your engine. I'll bet this site will look a little more attractive then.
There is an unbelievable amount of useful advice here that I would be willing to bet was contributed more by paying members then registered members. By no means am I lumping everyone in the same catagory, but I would bet that more paying members contribute useful info and more registered members ask for help. It is understandable that people just register to ask a few questions. But, I also believe that repeated questions should at some point should warrant a membership to "give back". Where else are you going to get a true experts invaluable advice for free and know that it's correct?
Also, why should the advertisers pay the entire bill? I'm not sure about others, but I find it difficult to put a value on advertising here. I seriously doubt that I get a positive ROI just from my add. I get my ROI from spending hours a day answering questions and giving advice. I highly doubt that someone just sees my add and decides to call me to buy an engine. I would say that I am one of, if the not the most, active engine builders on here given advice and assistance. I'm not doing it to generate business, since the VAST majority of guys I help will never buy anything from me and I know it. I do it because I love what I do and I know what it's like to not be able to afford to pay someone to fix what's broken, everytime it breaks.
I'm here hanging out like everyone else who has a passion for this sport. Only I have to pay over 2K a year to do it.
I'm sure there will be plenty that don't agree with me, that is why I usually don't get involved in these types of threads. Just thought I would throw out an advertisers point of view.
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