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Blog entry by Marius posted 05-30-2010 06:19 PM 989 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

after waiting 2 weeks for my makita parts my local suplyer here got a phone call from ME at 9am ’’i’ll get right back to you’‘
NOON i called back…’‘oh sorry i didnt look into it…..’
i phoned VANVOUVER ’’yes sir we will have the parts for you tomorrow’‘
local supplier is NOT getting MY business…
just like that

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 06:48 PM

It’s amazing that a supplier doesn’t see the importance of customer service in this down economy. I feel the same way…if they act like they don’t want my money I’ll spend it elsewhere.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 08:15 PM

Completely understand your point of view. Voting with our feet and dollars may be the only way for a business to get the picture.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 08:42 PM

I’ve been there it’s totally aggravating.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 08:58 PM

I have had the same problem,that local business man is no longer in business. I waited 2 weeks for a part, went to the store the day he promised, “oh, I forgot to order it, I ‘ll do that right away”, I left never returning, ordered my part on the phone had it in a week, the local business man called a week after that saying the part was in, I said ok, then I forgot to go pick it up.

-- Smitty!!!

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 11:18 PM

There is no excuse for poor customer service and I will quickly take my business somewhere else.

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#6 posted 05-31-2010 02:32 AM

I try to support the local biz in this small town, but some times I just can’t do it. Some time ago I needed 575 8×16 cinder blocks for a project as well as around 100 pavers. I stopped by the big orange store and they were .99 each for the big blocks with 25 buck delivery. I went to the local store, and they were 2.19 with free delivery. The local store finally asked me how many I wanted, and dropped their price to 1.75, still with free delivery. The blocks came from the same manufacture, and I had to take my biz to the bos 30 miles away.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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