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Old 03-20-2011, 12:06 PM
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It always makes me laugh that my customers who spend the least are always looking for something free.Its a gift, if given not something that you are entitled to.Take the candy and say thank you.


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Its Sunday which is the only reason no one has called the thread starter names yet.
well he is entitled to his opinion, mine was very similar to his but after some thought i changed mine ,looking at it from more then one side.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:16 PM
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well he is entitled to his opinion, mine was very similar to his but after some thought i changed mine ,looking at it from more then one side.
You are right....and you came to the right decision.

Stop patronizing those in this industry and it all goes away.
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One of my favorite things to do every couple years is to go to the Miami boat show. Talk to a few people, check out the boats, and stop every 50 yards or so to buy beer out of the ice barrels. But the big thing is to buy boat show magazine subscriptions, you know, 5yrs for a hundred bucks and a t-shirt or something like that. I'd hit all the usual players. Poker runs, hotboat and powerboat. This year when I ran across the powerboat booth I was sad. Where were the girls or the free t-shirts. As I looked over the cabinet like a little boy looking for candy I asked some old guy sitting on a stool, "where's the t-shirts? that's what I'm here for". The guy looks at me with a little tude and says "Those days are over!" Well, I said, So is my subscription. If Powerboat magazine can't swing giving me a t-shirt with my 3 or 5 yr subscription why bother. Teague on tech was the best thing in that book anyway.

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Old 03-20-2011, 12:29 PM
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you know part of the problem with are economy today is peoples lack of biusness education. and they just think from there wallet and not from there head. they have never been in a owners shoes only drew a paycheck never had to worry about covering checks. just give me more pay that attitude has got to change the honey moon is over soorry guys and gals thats the truth forgive the spelling you get the point
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I still.Think the mag has great content, got plenty of T shirts. Times are just changing a bit I wouldn't hold not giving away free t shirts against them.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:47 PM
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While comedic at the time I fully understand the ditch that the boating industry is in and I suppport it as much as I can. I'm sorry to all who can't read between the lines and feel the joking nature that the post was written in. And by the way I never felt the t-shirt was free. Nobody gives away anything these days but it's a great promotional tool.
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What a moron. This sport doesn't need you or your subscription.
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If they don't start spending some money on promotion, projects, more issues etc. then the magazine will fail. Very simple. T-shirts don't cost much and if they get you subscriptions they are well worth the expense. At least stickers for crying out loud and it is free advertising when people put them on their boat or truck. Money needs to be spent on content too. Not just testing boats and covering races. We need prop tests and projects to follow. Teague on tech is a good column but is largely self serving. JMO and intended constructively because I'd hate to see Powerboat go under but unfortunately that is the way they are headed.
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Somebody has a good supply of "Free Ben" T shirts........Maybe they will chime in and redeem Powerboat Mag for you. LOL!
I'd love to get a "Free Ben" T-shirt
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