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Old 07-25-2009, 03:25 AM
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It's run by 2 gentlemen. 1 in his late 60's and the other is 89. My impression is that it's not a real large operation.
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Who needed to hire people who new about e-business maybe ?
Seen to many "mom-pop" shops fold up because they wouldn't hire "outsiders". Not saying that's the case but, it sure looks like a duck...
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Like I said "mom-pop shop". Just hope they aren't blaming the "big guys" for putting them out of business. They just aren't "business" people. I wish them luck.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:36 AM
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They have "someone making" all their radios, probably China. Just another proprietary 2.4G system. No one in the USA "makes" rc electronics. Again, a mom-pop reseller esp. when the planes seemed to be the only thing "made" by someone in the USA they knew. I wonder if the guy left them and now they can't resupply them. Doesn't make much sense to just stop for no reason. Eihter they were junk (not the case acccording to my research) or they can't get them made anymore.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:15 PM
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Weclome to the ignore list. you are just as annoying here as you are on RCG.
Glad it ain't just me.....
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:36 PM
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Like I said, good guys at Polks and something went wrong. I looked for the order I placed Thursday night and it wasn't listed anymore. Am I worried, NO. I know that these guys will take care of me no matter what!!! I'm not dealing with someone on Ebay I've never done business with before!! I'm much more afraid of that than I am of this!!!
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I see the charge on my card, so I'm assuming I'm good....
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:48 PM
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Well it looks like the sever crashed again my account is gone again and I can only get to the train stuff. I wouldn't really care but my order gets dropped every time and I really want to get the cubs. Guess I just call them monday and order before they are all gone if the aren't already..
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Check your card statement Skiman and see if it's processed before you order another pair.
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Nothing posted yet but there a hold for the amount of 2 planes so maybe I'll get them.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by idealhobbies View Post
It's run by 2 gentlemen. 1 in his late 60's and the other is 89. My impression is that it's not a real large operation.
Theres actually a few more folks there, and some even under 40!
Scott Polk I'd guess isnt an AARP member yet...

And I'll tell ya, Lewis Polk is very spry!
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
Theres actually a few more folks there, and some even under 40!
Scott Polk I'd guess isnt an AARP member yet...

And I'll tell ya, Lewis Polk is very spry!
I read somewhere that they've been in business since like 1923. I may be off a few years, but it's been a long time. Impressive now a day.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:41 PM
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I am not bashing them, just stating that they are a mom-pop type business and that they have poor e-business skills/staff/service.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:15 PM
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Oh well we all can't afford the best IT tech support, I guese then they would have to raise the prices even higher. Already got a e-mail stating they are aware of a problem.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:32 PM
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Oh well we all can't afford the best IT tech support, I guese then they would have to raise the prices even higher. Already got a e-mail stating they are aware of a problem.
That statement is like saying you hire morons because skilled labor is too expensive. Sorry, but that's business. If you can't make the investment then you are just asking for failure.
BTW, IT services are about the same as auto repair ($100/hr ave.). Do you have the cheapest used car you can find or the most reliable vehicle you can afford and get it serviced properly? If you drive to work I bet you will spend as much as needed.... or loose your job.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:21 AM
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I went to a national chain store once and wanted to buy some fishtank backround that came on a roll you had to bring it to the counter to have it cut. When I asked the girl at the checkout (she was about 20 years old) for 3 feet she gave me a puzzled look and said 36 inches in a foot right. I paused smiled and said yes.
As we walked from the store with 9 feet of background I looked and wife and said this country is in big trouble
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:28 AM
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:36 AM
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When I hear we need to spend more money on education I think why.
They spend 12 years in school now and can't make change or use a tape measure
not all mind you but that should be a no brainer IMHO
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:52 AM
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As an educator I can tell you why. Vocational and private high schools are the only ones where students that are not meeting state and industrial standards can be shut down. A public school or teacher has nothing to fear, except threat of loosing grants. Students know that they will graduate from public school no matter what, so most do very little. Teachers are pressured to pass poor students by school boards and parents.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:27 AM
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Lets get back on topic.... Polk Sale....
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