Originally Posted by sputter1
It's not about how many work (they are supposed to) it's more telling about fail rate amongst posters here only.
Which is quite high based *only* on that poll so far. It's interesting but can be skewed. (though the poll does show who voted).
Like Alex said, 75 percent of his customers likely don't post on forums.
So maybe only AVS forum posters experienced those posted fails and the other 75 percent don't.
Allow me to clarify my post. It was a reply to MK (for the benefit of Mr K ?)
and doesn't reflect my position on this whole viral marketing, small company thing with QC problems.
AVS is a stocked trout farm for these companies. If they don't get it right, they deserve every bad PR post they get if warranted.
There are a few IDs that were expressly created to use AVS as their sole marketing arm. We must keep this in mind. We are the customers. We call the shots.
Take the most recent start-up. Sub-par products (at least BQ wise) and when the first complaint thread was started, the company owner came on here and basically committed suicide. Between that and the questionable personality's he allows to speak for him on the forum, I doubt we will ever see much more from them.
Point is, these guys make their money from US. Hold their feet to the fire and make them perform or they can wave bye bye.
ALex, I read your explanation for voting in the poll and I don't believe you are disingenuous, however I believe a proper response would have been more along the lines of "well this is my baby and couldn't help it, but probably shouldn't have voted"
Anyway, Ive been around here since 02, don't post much and these are my opinions based on that experience. Take it for what it is, I don't plan on arguing.
Good luck to all.