NEW TUCKER ELECTRONICS WEB SITE!
Ai7b at teleport.com
Ai7b at teleport.com
Wed Apr 24 08:08:09 EDT 1996
i too was abt to make a laege purchase of phillystran so i asked
tucker for a quote! i see some value to being informed abt there
new web site and i'm not offended by them annoucing it here.
they were not running any specific ads....just telling us abt a
new resource.....more useful info than most of the drival that
gets posted here in my opinion!!!!! lighten up de bravo
>From John Brosnahan <broz at csn.net> Wed Apr 24 15:41:17 1996
From: John Brosnahan <broz at csn.net> (John Brosnahan)
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 08:41:17 -0600
Subject: AI7B and TUCKER'S WEB SITE!
Message-ID: <199604241441.IAA25261 at lynx.csn.net>
At 07:08 AM 4/24/96 -0700, you wrote:
> i too was abt to make a laege purchase of phillystran so i asked
> tucker for a quote! i see some value to being informed abt there
> new web site and i'm not offended by them annoucing it here.
> they were not running any specific ads....just telling us abt a
> new resource.....more useful info than most of the drival that
> gets posted here in my opinion!!!!! lighten up de bravo
I didn't have any problem with the information being
posted on the reflector per se. In fact it is probably
useful to many people. My problem is with
Tucker apparently knowing the guidelines and
deliberately choosing to ignore them. It is an
"in your face" approach that I really don't care for.
We are all guests here on the reflector and as a guest
I wouldn't treat my host that way. Just a question of
manners. I initially responded off-line to Tucker and
Trey but my initial response may illustrate why my
viewpoint is somewhat different than yours.
73 John W0UN
--------------Initial Post and Response to Tucker-------------
>You can also send your "don't use this reflector for
>commercial purposes" flames to me as well.
>Alan Benoit, WQ5W
The necessity of adding a line like this indicates that
you know the rules but choose not to play by them.
The reflector is a courtesy that is provided by TGV
and it is disappointing that you feel compelled to be a
bore and apparently make a commercial posting without
following the procedures. The net effect on me is a
negative impact and if your purpose is to solicit business
it tends to do just the opposite for me--both as a ham
and as a commercial enterprise. I would have been
favorably impressed if you had received permission and
then proceeded. I don't mind the bandwidth and the
information would have been of interest but to post
a clearly commercial message in spite of the rules
and apparently knowing them is something that a
gentleman just wouldn't do and I prefer dealing with
73 John W0UN
This doesn't mean I won't do business with Tucker, just
that their image is somewhat tarnished (for me) by this
approach, and marketing combines many things
above and beyond price--such as after-market
support, perceptions of intent, style, class. This is
truly a minor problem compared to my experiences
in dealing with some of the vendors in Computer
Shopper, so I am not going to worry about it, but it
might be an indicator of Tucker's style, since it seems
to show a lack of respect and class.
La Salle Research Corp 24115 WCR 40 La Salle, CO 80645 USA
voice 970-284-6602 fax 970-284-0979 email broz at csn.net
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