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Its true. I've worked retail for a long time. Customers are way more likely to talk about a bad experience than a good one.azbackpackr wrote:You never, ever lose one customer at a time.
That was annoying. However, that insulated water bottle rocks!joe bartels wrote:@Tough_Boots yep, stats figure 20 to 1 then 10 to that 1 that simply just take their business elsewhere
I've had bad experiences at REI, I've had good ones too... generally I'm more influenced by the fact that REI carries what I seek.
@maxpower Jim L went ABOVE and beyond to support that local business. Like a friggen hour later for a twenty dollar purchase I was about ready to slap somebody. I couldn't decide between Dave or Jim
Hah! Next time go next door into Coyote Joe's for a coupla beers and it won't seem like an hour.joe bartels wrote:Jim L went ABOVE and beyond to support that local business. Like a friggen hour later for a twenty dollar purchase I was about ready to slap somebody. I couldn't decide between Dave or Jim
what are the chances I'm reading about manufacturing an hour later on the APJim Lyding wrote:Turning over inventory is far more important for a retail store than the margin on an individual item.
I know it's not directly related, just thought it was ironicAP wrote:The industry's fortunes are brightening enough that U.S. factories are finally adding jobs after years of shrinking their payrolls. Not a lot. But even a slight increase shows manufacturers are growing more confident. They added 136,000 workers last year - the first net increase since 1997.
What's changed is that U.S. manufacturers have abandoned products with thin profit margins, like consumer electronics, toys and shoes. They've ceded that sector to China, Indonesia and other emerging nations with low labor costs.
My 88-year-old father-in-law had probably around $100,000 at Wells Fargo, and regular pensions and Social Security. He had all this direct deposit stuff going on, etc. He got an account at Bank of the West in Eagar when we moved there. (It may have had a different name back then.) Wells Fargo closed their branch in Springerville, and he thought he'd get everything into one bank. There was a ton of paperwork which totally confused him (and me). Bank of the West told him they wouldn't help him with the paperwork. I had a friend working at National Bank of Arizona. I asked her about it. She said that other bank was nutty, to tell him to come to her bank, they would fall all over themselves to help him for 100 grand. So, he took his money and went to that bank.SuperstitionGuy wrote:A few years ago an older gentleman dressed in a dirty very will used pair of bib overalls parked his beat up old pickup truck in a Portland banks parking garage and after conducting his business at the bank forgot to get his parking ticket validated. When he returned to the bank and asked for his parking ticket to be validated the teller refused. He then asked to talk to the on duty manager who also refused to validate his parking ticket.
The man, a buyer and fixer upper of older low income homes then closed his account of approximately one million dollars and walked across the street to a competing bank and opened up a new account.