p.s. except for Spiny Norman, of course. He's got an unhealthy fixation about AVI. - JC
They'll be an OK product, good even, along with many others.Macspur said:
No, your idea, you put it to him, don't run away.jcbrum said:Don't hold your breath, lemon. I doubt any of that is likely, but you should ask Ashley (nicely), and see what he says. :roll:altruistic.lemon said:I'll happily visit once you/your mate has repealed my ban, re-instated all my posts, allowed freedom of speech for all on his forum, stopped the vendetta against WHF, and outlawed shilling as the only means to promote his products. He could also stop reading "The Daily Mail", but in the interests of fairness I'll make that optional...
Yes, although from the buyer's perspective, that's perhaps not the first consideration...!jcbrum said:p.s. In addition, RS, I know from running my own businesses that 'build to order only' has a very beneficial impact on the cost and value of 'work in progress' which is an important factor on any balance sheet, and has an impact on taxation too. - JC.
He's not my master, stop being malicious.altruistic.lemon said:No, your idea, you put it to him, don't run away.jcbrum said:Don't hold your breath, lemon. I doubt any of that is likely, but you should ask Ashley (nicely), and see what he says. :roll:altruistic.lemon said:I'll happily visit once you/your mate has repealed my ban, re-instated all my posts, allowed freedom of speech for all on his forum, stopped the vendetta against WHF, and outlawed shilling as the only means to promote his products. He could also stop reading "The Daily Mail", but in the interests of fairness I'll make that optional...
Now, is your master going to advertise, and pay for it, and put these Adam Artist rivals up for review or not? Come on, straight answer, you'll gain some (can't say more) credibility if you answer straight out.
I don't know if it's a cultural thing or what, as you Brits are fairly big on this taking the P*** type argument, but in my culture, if I went into a hotel, and spoke to someone, as Ash has spoken to me online, in public on his forum, and in private email, I'd more than likely be carried out on a stretcher.jcbrum said:HaHa, AVI don't make ememies, they're really nice chaps, and so are their users. Some people choose to try and make enemies of them.
Ash is a friendly gentleman, as I'm sure those who've met him will tell you.JMacMan said:. . . Ash comes across as one of the most egotistical bullies I've ever met online, and very insulting with it in my opinion - whether he is that or not in real life is another matter entirely.
Just my opinion, and my personal experience of him in terms of his online persona.
That's very nice of you JC - I hope you see a lot of your friend as MS is a pretty horrible disease. I'm currently visiting a close friend of mine in intensive care, due a heart attack - been on life support for almost a week, and just had part of his bowel removed due infection, but at least he's off the critical list, and downgraded to only 'serious'.jcbrum said:I don't get banned much (thank goodness), lemon, and usually I get re-instated (thanks JD), so I can post on all the forums that I wish to (touch wood).
However I am going to 'run away' as you describe it. I'm out to dinner tonight, cooking for an old friend who has MS., so I must go and get spruced up and changed, and then make the trip.
Can you or Frog or anyone else provide any examples where John Duncan has done this?Alec said:I disagree. And I hope certain expeletive deleteds* over there who think I'm oh-so-anti-AVI all the time see this.lindsayt said:I think it's a huge overstatement to say that John Duncan has wound the membership up over AVI.
*If you think this means you, then it means you.
I believe it is in hand .matthewpiano said:I agree with manicm that the AVI website could do with being updated though. It would be nice to be able to browse something more up-to-date with more details and more photographs of the product.
JMac you pay some one, they know what works, a bit of investment me thinksJMacMan said:
I would suggest that they do a Microsoft, and Ash should take a back seat, and let JC do a Steve Balmer, and be the public mouthpiece of the business.altruistic.lemon said:Not going to help. No advertising=no business. That's why the ADM 40 venture wasn't a success - has been stopped, by the way - and they can't rely only on existing clients to buy their new speakers and keep them in business.
With the new one, which is like a lot of others, this is highly important, they need to get it advertised and reviewed, assuming it is good. Blustering on the internet isn't going to help a product which arguably has less features that its rivals. If the finish is good, and the sound is also, then that can be the trigger used to create the market.
I mean, how much does it cost to send a loan pair out to reviewers? It's what everybody does, including businesses smaller than AVI such as EB Acoustics. They can't keep up with demand largely because of their positive publicity.