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      05-10-2012, 09:30 PM   #23
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It happens on most car forums. The vendors pay to advertise on the forums and so the forums are inclined to listen to vendor complaints. Threads disappear and comments deleted.
That just means the owners are here for profit. A forum isn't that costly to run as I own a full vbulletin site myself.

It's the users who make the place happen. Without the customers, these vendors would be non-existent.
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      05-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #24
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the tech...pm me who you used that was good and who you used that suck
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the tech...pm me who you used that was good and who you used that suck
yeah id like to hear this also.
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yeah id like to hear this also.
I have had several people PM me in this regards already. Right now, I am keeping it under wraps. Too many spies/fanboys to have to worry about.
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      05-10-2012, 10:30 PM   #27
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I have had several people PM me in this regards already. Right now, I am keeping it under wraps. Too many spies/fanboys to have to worry about.
will they ban you for outting them? i have a few on my list as well.
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      05-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #28
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will they ban you for outting them? i have a few on my list as well.
Honestly, anything is possible. Threads disappear all the time with no warning. I've also heard from several members about bannings.

Like I said, vendors rule so we have to be cautious.

The funny thing is that you can praise a vendor to no end but when you shout out against them it's a whole other ball game. They want accolades when things go well but you should go to hell if you speak against them if something goes wrong.
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a certain wheel vendor here must not have much pull cause they regualrly get their ass handed to em.
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      05-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #30
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a certain wheel vendor here must not have much pull cause they regualrly get their ass handed to em.
Pay to play. I think there were only a handful of posts in the Vossen thread when it suddenly disappeared.
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      05-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #31
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I have had several people PM me in this regards already. Right now, I am keeping it under wraps. Too many spies/fanboys to have to worry about.
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Honestly, anything is possible. Threads disappear all the time with no warning. I've also heard from several members about bannings.

Like I said, vendors rule so we have to be cautious.

The funny thing is that you can praise a vendor to no end but when you shout out against them it's a whole other ball game. They want accolades when things go well but you should go to hell if you speak against them if something goes wrong.
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      05-10-2012, 11:09 PM   #32
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Pay to play. I think there were only a handful of posts in the Vossen thread when it suddenly disappeared.
Yep 4 posts and then vanished
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      05-10-2012, 11:34 PM   #33
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...I'll likely have a doozy coming up. Currently being stonewalled by a manufacturer. Letting my lawyer handle it. But will post about it once it is resolved and I have my money back.
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      05-11-2012, 06:52 AM   #34
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The funny thing is that you can praise a vendor to no end but when you shout out against them it's a whole other ball game. They want accolades when things go well but you should go to hell if you speak against them if something goes wrong.
Agreed.

It sounds like I've had OK luck compared to others because I've dealt with five forum vendors and only two were bad.
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      05-11-2012, 08:10 AM   #35
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Honestly, I think you are all a bit paranoid... I seriously doubt any vendor has that much pull.
It has happened and it will happen again.
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...I'll likely have a doozy coming up. Currently being stonewalled by a manufacturer. Letting my lawyer handle it. But will post about it once it is resolved and I have my money back.
Can't wait to hear all about it.
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      05-11-2012, 08:58 AM   #37
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Agreed.

It sounds like I've had OK luck compared to others because I've dealt with five forum vendors and only two were bad.
So 40% of your experiences were negative....Those odds are not good
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So 40% of your experiences were negative....Those odds are not good
I didn't say my odds were good, just better than others
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I didn't say my odds were good, just better than others
"OK" = good in my mind..but as long as you're happy thats all that counts
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"OK" = good in my mind..but as long as you're happy thats all that counts
I'm "happy" because I've found three great vendors to work with
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I'm "happy" because I've found three great vendors to work with
I'd bet good money that at least one of those vendors is on my naughty list.
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I'd bet good money that at least one of those vendors is on my naughty list.
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This thread is like a closed door session of Congress
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