I agree 100%.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richards" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "F Mitchell" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dayton pricing
>I only spent about $500 on many small items. I did not buy
> any big ticket items.
> Why go to Dayton and not buy? Well... I went to meet the
> vendors, see the stuff in person, up close and personal, and
> to ask questions, make comparisons, and get ideas, and talk
> to other guys who have been there and done all this before
> I got my ticket.
> I also enjoyed my time at YOUR booth, even though I did not
> buy one of your products. I found out which vendors are
> personable and which are rude and that often indicates how
> they treat customers after a sale.
> For example, the Comet Antenna guys really put me off because
> they refused to give any sort of intelligent answer about how
> their vertical antenna does without radials or a counterpoise
> return path. They just called it "magic" and that we gotta
> trust the engineers to have it figured out!
> Sheesh. That is a BIG contrast to how YOU guys treated me
> at YOUR booth, and also different from how the GAP guys, and
> the BUTTERNUT, and HUSTLER guys treated me at THEIR booths
> when asking the same questions.
> So why go to Dayton and not buy... because one can learn a
> lot about what he will buy later after further deliberation
> and product research.
> Thanks to your people for getting it right - and to the Comet
> guys for blowing it. Helps me narrow down my future purchase
> decisions. And those purchases will far and away cost more
> than the cost of gasoline to get there! Also my future
> consumer satisfaction is worth a bit of investment.
> Just MY take. // Richards - K8JHR //
> F Mitchell wrote:
>> I asked if he didn't come to Dayton to spend some money,
>> just why did he come?
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