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Old 10-11-2007, 03:03 PM   #29
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is there a zip dee price increase this week?

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Not this week, but as of September 1st, Zip Dee prices went up 3 to 5 percent.

I posted a notce to that effect, twice, this past August.

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Old 10-11-2007, 03:04 PM   #30
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Well - there I go again. I thought that the Airstream related vendors were an asset. I thought that having free advice of someone who sees multiple instances of things I've only seen once was valuable. The vendors that have offered advice to me have always been identified as such. Too bad they irritate members of the community.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:30 PM   #31
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I bought a power converter from a vendor on fourm too bad after I got it and before I installed it someone broke into my storage shed and stole it gonna get another one soon and keep it in the bed with me I guess...SAM
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:44 PM   #32
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Well - there I go again. I thought that the Airstream related vendors were an asset. I thought that having free advice of someone who sees multiple instances of things I've only seen once was valuable. The vendors that have offered advice to me have always been identified as such. Too bad they irritate members of the community.

Free advice or information, is always nice, regardless of the topic.

Some people appreciate that advice, and offer thanks for it.

Many people accept it, but never say thanks.

Then there are those, that "demand" it, and when refused, seemingly go on a "hate' campaign.

Ah, human nature. It does wonderous things, especially with some of todays meds, legal or otherwise.

And so it is.

Or is it, "it is what it is?"

Those that offer some form of thanks to venders, "ALWAYS" makes the venders "day."

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Old 10-11-2007, 04:20 PM   #33
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Great Topic

Keep up the good words, all you "commercial vendors". This forum keeps all of us in contact with goods and services that are needed, when we need them.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:33 PM   #34
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Thumbs up I Appreciate Input from the Vendors

I too want to go on record with a big thank you to all the vendors who are willing to share their expertise here for free. I towed my í67 all over the southeast with improperly balanced running gear and silicone seal on it. This predated the InternetÖI simply didnít know. When any of the vendors ventures an opinion or gives advice, I give it extra consideration even if I donít agree completely.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:36 PM   #35
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:46 PM   #36
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We started badging vendors a few years ago for a number of reasons.
  • Vendors asked to post about specialty items or services of interest to this community.
  • Many have extraordinary knowledge to contribute and a unique perspective. At the same time we set up some rules for posts from vendors and a new subforum for commercial posts e.g "We are offering a 10 % discount to all AIR members on..." Vendors post under unusual scrutiny.
  • We believe that these commercial members add value to the conversation and are glad they post. Vendors are also labled so that people know that they are conversing with some one who MAY want to sell them something, sort of a "fair warning" kinda thing deal. It's not a perfect system, but it seems to work.
As mentioned earlier, if you have a problem with another member's posts, please message a moderator with your concerns.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:45 PM   #37
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Free advice or information, is always nice, regardless of the topic.

Some people appreciate that advice, and offer thanks for it.

Many people accept it, but never say thanks.

Then there are those, that "demand" it, and when refused, seemingly go on a "hate' campaign.

Ah, human nature. It does wonderous things, especially with some of todays meds, legal or otherwise.

And so it is.

Or is it, "it is what it is?"

Those that offer some form of thanks to venders, "ALWAYS" makes the venders "day."

Andy

Thats what venders do.......they vend...I for one am glad there here!!

Lets all give thanks for their expertise and the willingness to share it!!!
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:36 PM   #38
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I like the vendors' input!

I have no problem with vendors posting their opinions, etc...they have a whole lot more experience than I do, and I value that expertise... Those that consistently offer advice and knowledge are just as "into" Airstreams as the rest of us are...and I also believe that those who are only out for a buck don't stick around long... What's more I've not seen a single vendor pressure anyone to buy anything from them. I'm glad they're here mixing it up with us!

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Old 10-12-2007, 02:00 AM   #39
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I also like vendors being on the forums ,for instance ,when they quote a price on somthing ,they are giving you information that can be used to
decide if their item is right for you , or not . Many many threads of valuable and useful information has and is available for everyone in the airstream
trailer community .... FREE . Take it or leave it, it does no harm and we can
benefit from it .If we disagree ,thats ok also .Use the information to make the best decision possible ,for it or against it .Many years of experience brought
to the forums table can be very useful ,even the price quotes .id like to see
vintage Trailer Supply chime in someday ,very very helpful indeed .

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Old 10-12-2007, 04:16 AM   #40
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I too wish to thank the commercial folks who share their knowledge with us. It has been a real plus.

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Old 10-12-2007, 04:17 AM   #41
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I was curious why a commercial vendor can blatantly promote his company on this forum. Do they pay for this kind of publicity? Can I use this forum to promote my business also?
In response to your concern there are many things which should be taken under consideration.

One, is the VALUE of input they provide to our community.
While some may think that their knowledge surpasses that of the vendors, one must admit that the vendor has much broader connection to product, old and new. The old comes from experience, and new comes from wisdom built on experience as a foundation. The acceptance of their input is optional to us, and do as you please route, is all yours. For as long as it is Airstream related, it just may be helpful at least to some of us.

Two, is the fact that in the past I have PM'd questions to vendors and always got a response without any sales pitch. This valuable and free service to our community should be recognized and appreciated. Being a business owner myself I know what it takes to respond to E-mailed in questions. Being in the boating industry for over four decades including eight years a head of Technical and Service Department for major outboard engine manufacturer, I still find first time boaters who believe that they know more than I do. They ask for advice, just to have a reason to argue. That is OK with me, but I would prefer not to be asked when they have all the answers to start with.

Three, Be glad that we have moderators who do take time to sort out junk which is not related to our community, otherwise none of us would care to visit the forums. As a Airstream community, all of us in one way or another, contribute toward our enjoyment of outdoors. For as long as a vendor contributes in some way to our community we should support them. Those who do not, can be sorted out and ignored by individual members and eventually they will go away. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Thank you Forums vendors!

Well said Boatdoc. The forums would not be the same place without their contributions.
Thank you member vendors. I, for one appreciate your contributions to this community.

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