On Wed, 19 Mar 1997, Paul Burr wrote:
> Been follwoing the TRF debate, Yes, I like their service and the parts
> quality is excellent. But, in caplitalist economy, if they go under (and
> I sincerely hope they don't) do we really lose?
> The usual M.O. when a company folds is the creditors auction off the
> assest's. I don't think the other parts suppliers will sit back if this
> happens. They'll get the stock at fire sale prices. Then, hopefully,
> this stock will be back in the retail chain. Maybe at Sale prices, which
> benefits all of us.
> Again, this is just conjecture, and hope it doesn't come to this.
Is this short-sighted or what? What happens to the staff who we rely
on for valuable advice? What happens to their support (financial and
otherwise) for events and other networking (they were responsible
for getting me a list of customers in my area I could contact which
helped me set up the CITOA)? What happens to the development of of
new high quality replacement parts for usthe good folks at TRF
have done over the years (who here is running on the replacement
TR6 frame that no one developed until THEY did)?
Hell, to some TRF is just a parts supplier, to the rest of us Charlie
and his gang are A LOT more...
C'mon, admit it... You're an MBA... Right?
Greg "looking for my checkbook" Petrolati
firstname.lastname@example.org 1962 TR4
"That's not a leak... My car is just marking its territory!"
Greg Petrolati, Champaign, Illinois