hello all, here is an almost official, but who's really counting 6000 post.
first THIS THREAD is not about me, please don't post about me here.
reading the humorous stuff in the where's waldo
thread has been great fun, so take any comments directed this way, THERE...
or perhaps here,
better yet, HIT THE thumbs UP, THANKS BUTTON (at the bottom of this post) and send a small note 2me thataway...
thanks is good, when used nicely.
ok, now for the topic at hand...
we are LOSING a big time member, major airstream contributor and all around great guy.
coming this monday, airhog1 will no longer be an a/s vendor.
i'll leave it to him to share any details IF he wants to, for the nosey noses...
but my understanding is that after 11 years with one company, the last 5+ including airstream sales, he's got a new gig.
so it's not so much that he's leaving the airstream world, but rather he's moving on to something different.
gene is a real class act, and seldom do we meet people like him.
after popping up as a brand new (small) dealer in 2004, the hillbillies at airstream of arkansas rose DIRECTLY to the top.
they've been a top 10 dealer several years now and this last year were top 6, i think.
they've competed nose2nose with MUCH LARGER shops and managed to set an example of how best to represent the airstream product line.
that success is not all due to gene, but i'd bet the dealership owner would agree airhog1 has been a major reason for their success.
these 2 guys are like brothers so gene's departure is very hard 4 all involved.
as a forum member airhog1 has set the standard for HOW a vendor should behave.
his posts are funny, informative, friendly and NEVER has he put ne1 down, or claimed 2b an expert.
anyone who's had the pleasure of buying from him, shopping, price comparing or scheduling service,
can attest to the GREAT EXPERIENCE working with gene. PLEASE DO EXACTLY THAT in this thread.
from this outsider's view, airhog1 has been one of the few bright spots for airstream the company.
he's gone to battle with them for customers, given them GOOD advice on product improvements and customer trends.
a/s in jackson center should be flogging themselves senseless for letting this guy get away.
gene has the special ability to ALWAYS do what's best by his customers, and a/s corp NEEDS people who think and act this way.
ok, any good things from this?
first he's not DEAD, but taking another path.
AoA isn't closing, so WE customers can still benefit from the great service, friendly sales, competitive pricing and honesty the dealership has.
and we NOW have a candidate for a NEW forum classification/title...
(mods i suggest you make this change to his title soon)
the other good thing is we now, RIGHT HERE have the chance to express our appreciation to gene.
and since he's NOT dead, i'm sure he'll enjoy reading our comments.
i am encouraging EVERYONE in the community to show some LOVE.
gene buddy, i'd give ya a big 'ole sloppy kiss right now, if i could
instead i'll share ONE old post about my buying experience with you.
folks read post #32 in this thread...
so come on folks, let's roast gene. think of it as razorback bbq or pulled pork, or greasing the pig, or...
for example, i once watched gene comb his hair...
i've never seen anyone use a toothpick and magnifying glass that way.
airhog1 has posted a LOT of funny stuff, here is one of my favorites...
Originally Posted by Airhog1
Is that a ZipDee G-String??? G
which came in response to post #319 here...
join me folks in sharing something funny, your buying experience or rally story about airhog1...
since not everyone will see this thread, PM folks how know this fella and point them here.
and if you've not had the pleasure of meeting him, just make up something funny, it's all good!
like all threads THIS ONE may go any direction, but FOCUS PEOPLE... it's ALL about airhog1!!!
so gene buddy my #6000 is for you, it is nice having you as a friend.