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Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:26 pm

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I really do not know if this is appropriate but I have run out of ideas.
On four occasions I have requested parts from the above trader and not received any reply. I have also left a message on facebook ...same result. Is it just me or have any members had the same experience. All I want is a reply and hopefully some parts.

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Postby evilrob » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:51 pm

Yes he exists; best way to get hold of him is to call him on his mobile:
07866 423809

His stock list on eBay is usually reasonably up to date but not exhaustive by any means:
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/puma-bits?clk_ ... rmvSB=true
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Postby Frank » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:16 pm

RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote:Source of the post Is it just me or have any members had the same experience.

Nope, not just you. I PM'd Ian a couple of years back about some part, message left the Outbox but I received no reply. Did a follow up PM a week later, with the same result, didn't bother after that.
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Postby Cibbie » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:48 pm

He does exist and has helped me out on numerous occasions!!
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Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:14 am

Hi evilrob
A stock list on ebay that is up to date means nothing if he does not respond to potential customers who wish to purchase from him via the channels that he wishes to sell his wares. Surely the whole idea of applying through the advertised channels would indicate a reply leading to a sale and purchase. Am I right or am I wrong?

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Postby red » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:17 am

Ian G is still around, he's been active here today. Some people just aren't as good as others at remembering to reply to things. I'm sure he'll sort you out.
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Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:32 am

Hi,
From past experience I will not hold my breath. He may have been active but not in my direction. I just want some parts.
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Postby Ian G » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:52 pm

Sorry for the lack of reply - generally what happens is the answer is basically a no, they're not available or not ready or can't be posted or some other reason why I can't go ahead. And instead of saying 'no' first I put it in the queue to deal with, with a view to making the 'no' a 'probably'. Which is obviously not a sound way to proceed.

I think going forward the Ebay shop is the place to go - items in there are all ready to go. Anything not in there cannot be supplied. Items are added periodically so they may well appear but the I can't sustain special orders like in the olden days - too busy with the core business and you can see what happens when the requests come in. Sorry chaps.
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Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:13 pm

RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote:Source of the post Hi evilrob
A stock list on ebay that is up to date means nothing if he does not respond to potential customers who wish to purchase from him via the channels that he wishes to sell his wares. Surely the whole idea of applying through the advertised channels would indicate a reply leading to a sale and purchase.

Why are you attacking me? Ever heard the phrase, "don't shoot the messenger"?

All I did was tell you that the best way to get an immediate answer is to call him, or you can look on the eBay shop to see what he's got in stock.

I can appreciate your frustration at not having received a response to your written messages; hence suggesting you try a different approach and give him a call. I'm not sure why you decided to get snarky with me.

RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote:Source of the post
Am I right or am I wrong?

You are rude, and if you wrote to Ian in a similar tone, I probably wouldn't reply to you either.
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Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:57 pm

Ian G wrote:Source of the post Sorry for the lack of reply - generally what happens is the answer is basically a no, they're not available or not ready or can't be posted or some other reason why I can't go ahead. And instead of saying 'no' first I put it in the queue to deal with, with a view to making the 'no' a 'probably'. Which is obviously not a sound way to proceed.

Ever thought about using a text expansion tool to fire off canned responses via short abbreviations?

I use this one:
http://www.16software.com/breevy/

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Although I'm fairly sure you've got the coding chops to roll your own using AutoHotKey, if you had the time (which it doesn't sound like you do, so maybe £30 to buy the above off-the-shelf solution might be money well spent):

https://autohotkey.com
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Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:44 pm

Hi evilrob.
Sorry I am not a techno geek what you say might as well come from another planet. What about basic communication by phone or letter or message. Do you know what a letter is. I rest my case. I am not going to comment any more on this post I think I have made my point. It is not my intention to upset anyone but some times I think we can not see the wood for the trees.
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Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:22 pm

RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote:Source of the post Hi evilrob.
Sorry I am not a techno geek what you say might as well come from another planet.

That was for Ian's benefit, to reduce the amount of time it takes to respond to cretins repeatedly asking him for things he doesn't have; sorry for the confusion.

RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote:Source of the post What about basic communication by phone or letter or message. Do you know what a letter is. I rest my case. I am not going to comment any more on this post I think I have made my point.

I'm certain I'm not the only one that hasn't the foggiest idea what your point is.

From where I'm sitting, this thread went as follows:
You came on here grumpy because someone wasn't replying to your messages, I suggested you give him a call... then you went completely mental.

RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote:Source of the postsome times I think we can not see the wood for the trees.

Quite.
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