[CR]Enough bashing, please...

(Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti)

From: <TGMetals98@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 10:53:10 EST
To: rebour@hotmail.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Enough bashing, please...

In a message dated 03/01/2001 8:56:57 AM Eastern Standard Time, rebour@hotmail.com writes:
> And let's not leave out the fact that Ray sold many things to you wholesale,
> in large quantities, only so that you could mark them up and resell them to
> many of us in the US.

*** Ken, this sounds like sour grapes to me... And what is the problem with Mike marking things up? He has a family to feed too. If you like his prices, you buy. If you don't, then don't buy. It's really simple economics.
> I guess for a guy who has been in and out of the business at least a dozen
> times in the past year, you probably know the salient characteristics of a
> fickle customer base more than I, and vicariously share Ray's attitude.

*** Wow, that's a real cheap shot. Most unbecoming indeed.
> By the way, you often use the phrase " 'We' at Bicycle Classics". Please be
> honest here - unless you're counting your wife and kids, is BC really more
> than one person - you ?

*** Good lord, are you really that literal that you must take things for exactly that? Don't you recall Queen Victoria's "We are not amused" ? I am definitely not amused by these recent posts. Please, guys, this is a friendly place, and Dale tries really hard to keep things pleasant for all of us. Opinions are just that, but when things border on attacks, it is no fun anymore.

Many thanks,
Amanda Graham
Copake NY