Gas Prices

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Re: Gas Prices

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:16 am

locoqueso wrote:I'm in at $420
I am not in over at PayPal. They keep asking me to verify that I am me before I can look at my own damn account to answer your question.
"Call 34134 at customer service" they say. What is that stupid number? It does not follow the phone number protocol I grew up with.
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Lanval wrote:I assume Mr. C prefers things his own way ~ the extra time and space seems to suit him.
You be correct. I like an organic flow between my love of life, enjoying people's company, doing little projects that exercise ingenuity, and . . . paying the bills.

So far, we are doing OK with the 2011 Itinerary numbers, I vastly prefer word-of-mouth and one-on-one "infomercialing" for prospective itinerary visits.
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
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Re: Gas Prices

Post by BellePlaine » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:29 am

Amskeptic wrote:
locoqueso wrote:I'm in at $420
I am not in over at PayPal. They keep asking me to verify that I am me before I can look at my own damn account to answer your question.
"Call 34134 at customer service" they say. What is that stupid number? It does not follow the phone number protocol I grew up with.
Colin
Lanval wrote:I assume Mr. C prefers things his own way ~ the extra time and space seems to suit him.
You be correct. I like an organic flow between my love of life, enjoying people's company, doing little projects that exercise ingenuity, and . . . paying the bills.

So far, we are doing OK with the 2011 Itinerary numbers, I vastly prefer word-of-mouth and one-on-one "infomercialing" for prospective itinerary visits.
Colin :cyclopsani:
If you'll forgive me, please allow me to stick my nose in it just one more time. Normally, I would never be so bold but you did open the door with this thread. Maybe the ideas I proposed wouldn't work, but I think that they are a form of word-of-mouth. For instance, a small tile ad on germansupply could reach new bus owners (who are making repairs because they are obviously buying parts), they probably know of thesamba but maybe not of the iac. Your tile ad links them to come here and then you begin your one-on-one needs analysis. The IAC has a facebook page, that's word of mouth too. Finally, those of us who are out there sharing with our friends the best kept seceret in antique vw repair would probably appreciate a modest media piece to support the effort. Make it eas(ier) on us. I'm sorry for being so forward, but speaking for myself, it's just that "selling" is actually really rewarding and enjoyable if you are selling something that you love and believe in and could talk about for hours without getting board.

Alright. I'm off my soapbox.
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Re: Gas Prices

Post by poptop tom » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:34 am

BellePlaine wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
locoqueso wrote:I'm in at $420
I am not in over at PayPal. They keep asking me to verify that I am me before I can look at my own damn account to answer your question.
"Call 34134 at customer service" they say. What is that stupid number? It does not follow the phone number protocol I grew up with.
Colin
Lanval wrote:I assume Mr. C prefers things his own way ~ the extra time and space seems to suit him.
You be correct. I like an organic flow between my love of life, enjoying people's company, doing little projects that exercise ingenuity, and . . . paying the bills.

So far, we are doing OK with the 2011 Itinerary numbers, I vastly prefer word-of-mouth and one-on-one "infomercialing" for prospective itinerary visits.
Colin :cyclopsani:
If you'll forgive me, please allow me to stick my nose in it just one more time. Normally, I would never be so bold but you did open the door with this thread. Maybe the ideas I proposed wouldn't work, but I think that they are a form of word-of-mouth. For instance, a small tile ad on germansupply could reach new bus owners (who are making repairs because they are obviously buying parts), they probably know of thesamba but maybe not of the iac. Your tile ad links them to come here and then you begin your one-on-one needs analysis. The IAC has a facebook page, that's word of mouth too. Finally, those of us who are out there sharing with our friends the best kept seceret in antique vw repair would probably appreciate a modest media piece to support the effort. Make it eas(ier) on us. I'm sorry for being so forward, but speaking for myself, it's just that "selling" is actually really rewarding and enjoyable if you are selling something that you love and believe in and could talk about for hours without getting board.

Alright. I'm off my soapbox.

We could just make Colin a sign for the BobD.
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Re: Gas Prices

Post by BellePlaine » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:44 am

poptop tom wrote: We could just make Colin a sign for the BobD.
http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifie ... 609097.jpg
Dang it, vwdoc.com is dead. :sunny:
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Re: Gas Prices

Post by vdubzen » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:57 am

but theVWDoc.com is available, :)
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Re: Gas Prices

Post by bajaman72 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:28 am

Hopefully the sign looks a little better.. the first looks gaudy :pukeright:
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Re: Gas Prices

Post by Runamuck Bus » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:28 am

the iac has a facebook page? Do I understand this correctly, Diet Coke and 420?
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Re: Gas Prices

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:00 pm

Lanval wrote:
Anyway, I vote for moving it to $450 to make it a round number and to encourage you to:

1. Live slightly less on the edge
2. Finish your book

In that order, I guess, though number 2 is higher on my personal list of desires at some level.

Lanval
Agree with this; although 2. I would substitute "Pursue whatever your heart desires"
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